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All about the South Jersey Shore from Ocean City to Cape May

September 2021

Week of September 1 – 7, 2021

West Cape May’s Salute to Summer Festival (formerly the Tomato Festival)
Saturday, September 4, 2021 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
732 Broadway in West Cape May (behind the Fire House)

Formerly known as the Tomato Festival, West Cape May is hosting a Salute to Summer Festival at the Borough’s Backyard Park where the summer season will be celebrated with a patriotic-themed festival. Festivities are planned to begin at 9:00am and continue until 4:00pm. Proceeds from the quirky event benefit the WCM Shade Tree Commission in their endeavor to protect and improve the tree canopy of West Cape May.

Wildwood Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday September 4, 2021 through Sunday September 5, 2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood

Craft show is held various weekends throughout the summer, rain or shine, and features all handmade products.

Hands-On History at Historic Cold Spring Village
Saturday September 4, 2021 and Sunday, September 5, 2021 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
720 Route 9 South, Cape May

Two days of family-friendly, interactive and educational fun are planned for Historic Cold Spring Village’s “Hands-on History”. Children will be given a “Pastport” at the start of their Village trip, which can be stamped at the buildings they visit after completing a take-home craft or activity, like writing with a quill pen, carding wool or churning butter. “Pastports” can be redeemed at the Country Store for a free treat!

Slammedenuff NJ Car Show
Saturday, September 4, 2021 and Sunday, September 5, 2021, 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm each day
Wildwoods Convention Center

Car Show will feature over 250 customized road legal air suspension cars from the mid-1990’s to brand new. Admission is $45 for adults for both days or $25 for one day; children under 12 are free.

Ed’s Funcade World Championship Skeeball Tournament
Saturday, September 4, 2021 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ed’s Funcade, 3700 Boardwalk at Lincoln Avenue in Wildwood

Ed’s Funcade will feature a World Championship Skeeball Tournament, free to enter. $1,000 first place prize and Ed’s “Boardwalk Cup.” Qualify from 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm; finals at 10:00 pm.

Murder Mystery Dinner: The Trouble With Silver Spoons
Saturday, September 4, 2021 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Aleathea’s Restaurant, Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean Street, Cape May

Come enjoy a delicious dinner as you help to solve a murder mystery. Dinner includes soup, salad, entrée and dessert. This show will also be held on September 11, October 2 and October 16, 2021.

Wildwood Block Party & Music Festival
Sunday, September 5, 2021, 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fox Park (Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues)

We will celebrate the 15th Anniversary Celebration this year!!! Enjoy a family festival of crafts, games, rides, great food and continuous free live entertainment (line-up TBD).

Wildwoods Restaurant Week
Monday, September 6, 2021 through Friday, September 10, 2021
Various restaurants throughout Wildwood

Wildwoods Restaurant Week is back! Enjoy a 4 course dinner $40 per person plus tax & gratuity at participating restaurants June 6 – 10 and September 6 – 10. Visit to see list of participating restaurants.

Pose for Peace Beach Yoga
Monday, September 6, 2021 – 7:30am to 8:30am
JKF Boulevard Beach, Sea Isle City

This class will be held in the shape of a peace sign and donations will be accepted for the National Epilepsy Foundation. No fee to participate in the class but advance registration is required at

Week of September 8 – 14, 2021

Avalon’s End-Of-Summer Shop Hop
Friday, September 10, 2021 through Sunday, September 12, 2021
Various shops in Avalon

Grab your friends and hit the shops for a great end-of-summer sale-a-bration!

New Year’s in North Wildwood
Friday, September 10, 2021, 6:00 pm and Saturday, September 11, 2021, 3:00 pm
Olde NJ Avenue, North Wildwood

Featuring Philadelphia Mummers Brigade and String Band Show on Olde NJ Ave, North Wildwood. A bar crawl begins on Friday at 6:00 pm and on Saturday at 3:00 pm there will be parade.  

Brunch & Bingo at the Beach
Saturday, September 11, 2021 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean Street, Cape May

Laugh along with your friends as you play bingo, enjoy a fashion show by Lace Silhouettes/Cotton Company and compete for prizes. Admission includes a delicious brunch at the Inn of Cape May.

Wildwood Crest September Fest
Saturday, September 11, 2021 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
6101 New Jersey Avenue in Wildwood Crest

Enjoy an outdoor festival featuring food trucks, artists, creatives and more.

Revolutionary & Civil War Weekend at Historic Cold Spring Village
Saturday, September 11, 2021 and Sunday, September 12, 2021 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
720 Route 9 South, Cape May

Authentically clad and equipped reenactors bring the American Revolution & Civil War to life on the grounds of Historic Cold Spring Village. This event will feature encampments, weaponry, and demonstrations from living history groups, including Continentals and Hessians. Visitors can experience an artillery demonstration on both days. Children can search the Village for clues in the Patriot Spy Game on both Saturday and Sunday. John Ryan, HCSV Assistant Director, will give a special presentation, Flags of the American Revolution, in the Welcome Center on both Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. A reading of the Declaration of Independence at 12pm each day at the Village Gazebo.

Ocean City Street Rod Show
Saturday, September 11, 2021, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ocean City Boardwalk

Features classic cars on display. Boardwalk display.

Ocean City 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Saturday, September 11, 2021, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Avenue

“A Day to Remember” will include music, prayer and reflections on the memory of lives lost and on the community spirit that was renewed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center.

Murder Mystery Dinner: The Trouble With Silver Spoons
Saturday, September 11, 2021 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Aleathea’s Restaurant, Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean Street

Come enjoy a delicious dinner as you help to solve a murder mystery. Dinner includes soup, salad, entrée and dessert.  This show will also be held on October 2 and October 16, 2021.

Your First Mud Run
Sunday, September 12, 2021, 10:00 am
th and JFK Boulevard, North Wildwood

“Your First Mud Run” is the ONLY mud run in the country designed to allow both parents and kids to run together. These courses are the perfect “first timer” event, where anyone 5 years and older can participate in the fun. The course consists of two loops that total two miles and features approximately 10 – 14 obstacles. This is the most family friendly mud run in the country. This event can be used as a fundraiser for any group. For more information call 800.563.0126 or visit

Ocean City Corvette Show
Sunday, September 12, 2021 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Boardwalk from 6th – 14th Streets, Ocean City

Over 350 cars exhibited. One of the largest shows of its kind in the East. Models from every year Corvettes were manufactured comprise this colorful show.

Greg DiAntonio Reggae Fest
Sunday, September 12, 2021 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Uries’s Waterfront Restaurant in Wildwood

Celebrate the life of Greg DiAntonio with this Reggae Fest featuring live entertainment, auction, raffles, door prizes, food stations and more. Advance ticket purchases are $50 and tickets at the door are $55. Proceeds benefit Wildwood Catholic High School and the Greg DiAntonio Memorial Fund. 

Week of September 15 – 21, 2021

Beachside Science at Surfside Park
September 15, 2021 6:00 pm
Surfside Park, 30th Street Beach, Avalon

Avalon’s Environmental Commission and The Wetlands Institute sponsor this family-friendly series, “Secrets of the Beach: Creatures Who Share our Barrier Island”. In the event of inclement weather, this event will occur on Thursday. This event repeats on the third Wednesday of every month between May – September.

Scotch Pairing Dinner at The Pier House
Friday, September 17, 2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Pier House, 1317 Beach Avenue, Cape May

This September Pairing Dinner Series features Scotch. Come learn which foods go best with this spirit.

Cape May Harvest Brew Fest
Saturday, September 18, 2021 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, Cape May

Enjoy craft beers and celebrate South Jersey during this all-day festival that celebrates all things local, including food vendors, artisans, craft beers and local musical talent.

Ocean City Airport Festival
Saturday, September 18, 2021 and Sunday, September 19, 2021 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM and Sunday, September 19, 2021 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Municipal Airport, 26th & Bay Avenue

This annual festival features a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II Planes to Classics and Warbirds. The event will feature a parachute jump with a landing on the 7th Street Beach at 7:00 pm on Saturday followed by a Pyrotechnic Show from Team Fastrax on Saturday from 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, viewable from the entire boardwalk. On Sunday, there will be an aerobatic air show over the ocean between 6th – 14th Streets.

Sea Isle City’s Fall Family Festival
Saturday, September 18, 2021 9:00am to 4:00pm
JFK Boulevard & the Promenade, Sea Isle

Fall Family Festival is Sea Isle’s most popular autumn festival, featuring two-days of family-friendly activities and entertainment. The festival will begin with a Seaside Vendor Craft Market along the oceanfront Promenade.  The Fall Family Festival Food Court will be open in front of Excursion Park, located at JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue, where a tempting selection of local delicacies and traditional festival-fare will be on sale.  At Excursion Park, festival-goers will enjoy live music and a variety of free family activities including free amusement rides from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Jitney Service will be available on Saturday starting at 9:00 am.  Free parking is available throughout the city. In case of rain, most activities will be cancelled but the Seaside Craft Market and Food Court are rain or shine.

Sea Isle City’s Fall Family Festival Antique Auto Show & Parade
Sunday September 19, 2020 – 9:00am to 1:30pm
Promenade, between 29th Street and JFK Boulevard, Sea Isle

The Fall Family Festival weekend will include an Antique Auto Show along the Promenade. History-buffs and auto-enthusiasts will flock to display and admire scores of vintage vehicles while enjoying live music by The Snake Brothers Band. At 1:00 pm, trophies will be presented to the winners of the Antique Auto Show. At 1:30, the vehicles will parade through town, bringing this year’s Skimmer Festival to a spectacular close.

Sea Isle City’s Fall Family Festival Historical Trolley Tours
Sunday September 19, 2020 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and the Promenade, Sea Isle

Free Guided Historical Trolley Tours will be offered every half-hour in front of Excursion Park.The tours will be led by members of the Sea Isle City Historical Society, who will point-out notable landmarks and explain how Sea Isle has grown over the years.

Week of September 22 – 30, 2021

Grand Lighthouse Cruise “Delaware Bay Adventure”
Saturday, September 24, 2021 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Miss Chris Marina, 1218 Wilson Drive, Cape May

Visit 7 offshore lighthouses aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher to learn the unique history of each. Cruise includes breakfast and lunch buffets. The cruise departs from the Miss Chris Marina. Parking on site, please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure. Approx. 5 hours in duration.

Fall Wildwood Big Show – Fall Classic Car Show
Friday September 24th 12:00 pm-9:00 pm, Saturday September 25th 9:00 am-9:00 pm, and Sunday September 26th 10:00am-1:00pm
Downtown Wildwood along Pacific Avenue and Wildwoods Convention Center

The Fall Boardwalk Classic Car Show is back with a twist for 2021 – two locations for one great weekend! The Fall Classic Car Show will be temporarily moved to Downtown Wildwood along Pacific Avenue. Additionally, the Wildwoods Convention Center will feature the Big Show Ocean Invitational, Car Corral and vendors.

Wildwood’s Irish Fall Festival
Friday September 24, 2021 – Sunday September 26, 202, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm daily
Olde New Jersey Avenue and surrounding pubs, North Wildwood

The largest Irish Festival on the East Coast celebrates Irish heritage with dancing, music, food and craft vendors. Bus service available throughout the event dates.  Other festivities include a golf tournament, Irish dance lessons, 5K run and 1-mile walk, pipe exhibition, food court, beer garden and Catholic Mass.  The events conclude with a parade on Surf Avenue from 20th to Spruce and Olde New Jersey Avenues, North Wildwood.

Stone Harbor’s Savor September En Blanc Dinner
Friday, September 24, 2021 6:00 pm
Various locations throughout Stone Harbor

Dress in all white and participate by dining out in Stone Harbor, a great way to kick off the annual Wine, Beer and Food festival.

Stone Harbor’s Savor September Wine, Beer and Food Festival
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Various restaurants and shops in the business district, Stone Harbor

Enjoy all that Stone Harbor restaurants have to offer in food and drink. The annual festival will showcase the best food, wine & beers.  Enjoy tasting tents, a grape stomping competition, live & local music, talented art vendors and much more fun for the whole family.

Wildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration
Saturday September 25, 2021, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunset Lake, Wildwood Crest

Family-oriented festival at Sunset Lake includes featuring fun, food and live entertainment. Fireworks along the lake at 8:00 pm.