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This Week at the Shore


Monday, July 12

Downtown Wildwood 5 Fabulous Days of Fitness in the Plaza (June 21 – August 27)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood

Five fabulous days of Fitness in the Plaza. Boot Camp Circuit Training will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On Tuesday and Thursday, Zumba will be held from 8:00 am – 9:00 am, followed by Yoga from 9:00 am to 10:00 am (bring your own yoga mat or towel).

The Wetlands Institute Exploration Point (June 28 to August 30)
Mondays, 10:30 am
The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard

Bring your buckets! Meet at the trailhead at 122nd Street in Stone Harbor and explore Stone Harbor Point for awesome seashells, cool birds, and fun things that live under the sand.

Outdoor Stories at the Library (June 14 – July 26)
Mondays, 10:30 am
Avalon Free Public Library, Avalon

Gather on the library lawn for special stories and pick up a weekly activity card.

Trivia Night at Nauti Spirits (Ongoing)Mondays, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Nauti Spirits, 916 Shunpike Rd, Cape May

Every Monday Night Is Trivia Night!

Free Evening Concerts at the Rotary Park Bandstand (June 30 – September 11)
Every Friday – Monday, 7:00 pm
Rotary Park, 400 Lafayette Street, Cape May

Free concerts to help you enjoy your summer nights are hosted every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday night.

Family Fun Night (June 28 – August 30)
Mondays, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard & Pleasure Avenue

Family friendly activities will be offered each Monday night with a different theme as listed below:

  • June 28 Mickey’s Magical Sing-Along
  • July 5 Frozen Showcase
  • July 12 Superheroes Unite
  • July 19 Minion Mayhem
  • July 26 Jolly Holly Elves
  • August 2 Mickey’s Magical showcase
  • August 9 Princess Showcase
  • August 16 Trolls Just Wanna have fun
  • August 23 Frozen Showcase
  • August 30 Minion Mayhem

Wildwoods Boardwalk Parades (June 28 – September 2)
Monday through Thursdays, 7:30 pm
Wildwood Boardwalk

Watch live entertainment marching down the boards! Parades kick off at 7:30 pm beginning at 16th Avenue and end at the Wildwoods Convention Center between Burk and Montgomery Avenues.

Tuesday, July 13

Farmer’s Market (June 22 – September 7)
Tuesdays, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue

Features a variety of fresh produce, local artisan crafts and gourmet foods. Visit seaislechamber.com for more information.

Downtown Wildwood 5 Fabulous Days of Fitness in the Plaza (June 21 – August 27)
Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood

Five fabulous days of Fitness in the Plaza. Boot Camp Circuit Training will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On Tuesday and Thursday, Zumba will be held from 8:00 am – 9:00 am, followed by Yoga from 9:00 am to 10:00 am (bring your own yoga mat or towel).

Guided Beachcombing (June 29 – August 31)
Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
29th Street Beach and Promenade

Learn all about our beaches and the creatures that dwell in and around them from beachcombing guides, and then explore the beach for your own treasures. $1 cost includes a free beachcombing bucket.

Funtastic Tuesdays (July 6 – August 31)
Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on Asbury Avenue, Ocean City

Each Tuesday, visitors will find entertainment, face painters, balloon sculptors, pony rides and much more.

West Cape May Farmers Market (June 29 – August 31)
Tuesdays, 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
West Cape May Municipal Complex at the Backyard Park

The Market features not only fresh produce and herbs, but, among others, purveyors of antiques; live art demonstrations; fresh coffee; barbecue, seafood and kettle corn and other food vendors. Great way to mingle with community members, grab a lite dinner, listen to live music and enjoy the cool evening breezes. The market is open rain or shine.

Family Story Time (June 8 – July 27)
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm
Avalon Free Public Library, Avalon
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.

Totally Turtle Tuesday (June 22 – August 31)
Tuesdays, 5:00 pm
The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard

Meet and learn all about turtles and release a terrapin in this fun, interactive event for all ages.

Tuesdays at the Tower Concert Series (July 6 – September 7)
Tuesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
95th Street Water Tower Plaza. Stone Harbor

Features live bands and a Beer and Wine Garden, sponsored by the Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce. This is a free event and is open to the public.

Mummer’s Night (July 6 – August 31)
Tuesdays, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm on the Boardwalk, 6th – 14th Streets, Ocean City

Mummers strut on the boardwalk every Tuesday night.

Wildwoods Boardwalk Parades (June 28 – September 2)
Monday through Thursdays, 7:30 pm
Wildwood Boardwalk

Watch live entertainment marching down the boards! Parades kick off at 7:30 pm beginning at 16th Avenue and end at the Wildwoods Convention Center between Burk and Montgomery

Downtown Wildwood Movies in the Plaza (June 29 – August 24)
Tuesdays at sunset
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood

Bring your beach chairs or blanket and enjoy a free family movie under the stars! Movie starts as soon as the sun sets. Plenty of free parking for cars & bikes!

Avalon Beach Movies (June 29 – August 31)
Tuesday nights at dusk
30th Street BeachAvalon

In the event of inclement weather, beach movie will be moved to Wednesday night. The featured movie schedule is below:

  • June 29: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
  • July 6: “Trolls World Tour”
  • July 13: “Rocky IV”
  • July 20: “Karate Kid”
  • July 27: “Grease”
  • August 3: “Jaws”
  • August 10: “The Croods: A New Age”
  • August 17: “The Mighty Ducks”
  • August 24: “Pirates of the Caribbean:
  • August 31: The Curse of the Black Pearl”
Wednesday, July 14

Farmer’s Market (June 30 – September 8)
Wednesdays, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ocean City Tabernacle Grounds

Find fresh produce and much more, including crafters at 6th & Asbury Avenue.

Downtown Wildwood 5 Fabulous Days of Fitness in the Plaza (June 21 – August 27)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood

Five fabulous days of Fitness in the Plaza. Boot Camp Circuit Training will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On Tuesday and Thursday, Zumba will be held from 8:00 am – 9:00 am, followed by Yoga from 9:00 am to 10:00 am (bring your own yoga mat or towel).

Family Fun Days at the Lighthouse (July 7 – August 18)
Wednesdays, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May Point State Park

The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse becomes a beacon of fun. Enjoy kid-friendly activities, performers, entertainment and unique crafts vendors at the base of the lighthouse. Plenty of free parking.

Dune and Beach Walk (June 23 – September 1)
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 10:30 am
48th Street and Dune Drive, Avalon

Meet at 45th Street and Dune Drive in Avalon for an interpretive walk with a naturalist along the maritime forest and dune trails as you learn about the animals and plants that thrive in this environment. Presented by the Wetlands Institute of Stone Harbor.

Wacky Wednesdays (June 30 – August 25)
Wednesdays, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk

Weekly event includes offer “wacky, but not tacky” fun events and contests for the entire family.

A Night at the Aquarium (June 23 – September 1)
Wednesdays, 5:00 pm
The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard

Meet, feed and learn all about all kinds of fish in this fun, interactive event for all ages.

Adult Cornhole (begins July 7)
Wednesdays, 6:00 pm
82nd Street Recreation Field, Stone Harbor

Weekly cornhole competitions for adults only.

Wildwoods Boardwalk Parades (June 28 – September 2)
Monday through Thursdays, 7:30 pm
Wildwood Boardwalk

Watch live entertainment marching down the boards! Parades kick off at 7:30 pm beginning at 16th Avenue and end at the Wildwoods Convention Center between Burk and Montgomery

Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series (June 26 – September 18)
Wednesdays, 7:30 pm

Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest

Free live music for the entire family featuring various artists. Bring a blanket or beach chair.

Thursday, July 15

Downtown Wildwood 5 Fabulous Days of Fitness in the Plaza (June 21 – August 27)
Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood

Five fabulous days of Fitness in the Plaza. Boot Camp Circuit Training will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On Tuesday and Thursday, Zumba will be held from 8:00 am – 9:00 am, followed by Yoga from 9:00 am to 10:00 am (bring your own yoga mat or towel).

Guided Beachcombing (July 1 – September 2)
Thursdays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
94th Street Beach (Registration is at Townsends Inlet Waterfront Park parking lot), Townsends Inlet

Learn all about our beaches and the creatures that dwell in and around them from beachcombing guides, and then explore the beach for your own treasures. $1 cost includes a free beachcombing bucket.

Market Days (July 1 – September 2)
10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Asbury Avenue, Ocean City

Each Thursday, visitors will find entertainment, face painters, balloon sculptors, pony rides and much more.

Horseshoe Crabmania (June 24 – September 2)
Thursdays, 5:00 pm
The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard

Meet and learn all about horseshoe crabs and release one from the dock in this fun, interactive event for all ages.

Downtown Wildwood Music in the Plaza (June 24 – September 2)
Thursdays, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave., Downtown Wildwood

Bring a blanket or beach chair to Byrne Plaza on Pacific Avenue (between Oak & Cedar Aves) in Wildwood.

Wildwoods Boardwalk Parades (June 28 – September 2)
Monday through Thursdays, 7:30 pm
Wildwood Boardwalk

Watch live entertainment marching down the boards! Parades kick off at 7:30 pm beginning at 16th Avenue and end at the Wildwoods Convention Center between Burk and Montgomery

Concerts Under the Stars Series (July 1 – August 26)
Thursdays, 8:00 pm
Lou Booth Amphitheatre, 2nd & Ocean Avenues, North Wildwood

Free entertainment every Thursday

Free Movies on the Beach (July 8 – August 26)
Every Thursday night at 8:00 pm
Stockton Beach next to Convention Hall, Cape May

Live Music & Children’s Activities begin at 8:00 pm and the featured movie begins at 8:30 pm. Here is the lineup for 2021:

  • July 8, 2021 -“The Kid Who Would Be King” (PG)
  • July 15, 2021 – “Robots” (PG)
  • July 22, 2021 – “Sandlot” (PG)
  • July 29, 2021 – “Ice Age- Collision Course” (PG)
  • August 5, 2021 – “X2 – X-Men United” (PG-13)
  • August 12, 2021 – “Princes Bride” (PG)
  • August 19, 2021 – “Spies in Disguise” (PG)
  • August 26, 2021 – “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” (PG)

Acoustic Open Mic Night for Ages 14-20 (July 8 – August 19)
Thursdays, 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue

Thursday nights are for teens! Sign up to sing karaoke onstage, or just come to enjoy music, games and fun. The event features an xbox truck, volleyball and cornhole games and more.

Friday, July 16

Downtown Wildwood 5 Fabulous Days of Fitness in the Plaza (June 21 – August 27)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood

Five fabulous days of Fitness in the Plaza. Boot Camp Circuit Training will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On Tuesday and Thursday, Zumba will be held from 8:00 am – 9:00 am, followed by Yoga from 9:00 am to 10:00 am (bring your own yoga mat or towel).

Live Music at Cape May Winery (June 26 – December 17)Fridays, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cape May Winery, 711 Town Bank Road, Cape May

Enjoy a glass of wine (or more) and listen to live music performed by local musicians.

Fire Pit Friday at Willow Creek Winery (July 2 – December 31)Fridays, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Willow Creek Winery, 168 Stevens Street, West Cape May

Enjoy live music from local musicians. Reserve a table to un-wine.  Gathering with friends around our vineyard fire pit beneath the starlit sky. There is no cover charge to attend our weekly event, but reservations are required for guaranteed table service, as they fill up quickly! Seating around the fire pit is first come first served due to high demand.

Surfside Live (June 25 – August 20)
Friday nights7:00 pm
Surfside Park30th Street BeachAvalon

Enjoy your favorite characters and a DJ dance party, games, trivia and more. Each week features a different theme:

  • June 25: Frozen Showcase
  • July 2: Superheroes Unite
  • July 9: Minion Mayhem
  • July 16: Princess Showcase
  • July 23: Christmas Show – Elves Gone Wild! 
  • July 30: Trolls Just Wanna Have Fun 
  • Aug. 6: Superheroes
  • Aug. 13: Frozen Showcase
  • Aug. 20: Mickey’s Magical Sing-Along

Free Evening Concerts at the Rotary Park Bandstand (June 30 – September 11)
Every Friday – Monday, 7:00 pm
Rotary Park, 400 Lafayette Street

Free concerts to help you enjoy your summer nights are hosted every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday night.

Family Nights (July 1 – September 2)
Fridays, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm between 6th-14th Streets

Enjoy free entertainment on the boardwalk.

Wildwoods Boardwalk Friday Night Fireworks (July 2 – September 3)
Fridays, 10:00 pm

Wildwood Boardwalk

Kick off the weekend every Friday on the Wildwoods Boardwalk with Friday night fireworks, to be launched from the beach on Pine Avenue and visible from anywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk.

Saturday, July 17

Brunch & Bingo at the Beach
Saturday, July 17, 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.

Grand Lighthouse Cruise “Delaware Bay Adventure”
Saturday, July 17, 2021 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Miss Chris Marina, 1218 Wilson Drive

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.

Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday July 17, 2021 through Sunday July 18, 2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue

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

Sunday, July 18

Stone Harbor Farmer’s Market (May 30 – September 12)
Sundays, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
95th Street Water Tower Plaza, Stone Harbor

Weekly farmer’s market features fresh produce, baked goods, organic coffee and tea, gourmet foods, flowers, oils & vinegars, nuts, honey, flowers, nursery stock and much more.

Seashell Sunday (June 6 – September 6)
Sundays, 10:00 am
The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard

Seashells at the seashore! Join us to learn all about seashells, how to collect them without harming the environment, and touch an assortment of live mollusks and cool artifacts.

Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Tours (June 27 – August 29)
Sundays 10:00 am
Holly Path, 2nd Avenue, Stone Harbor

Grab binoculars and your best bird guide! Then meet us at Holly Path, 2nd Avenue Entrance in Stone Harbor, for a guided tour of the Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary.

Live Music at Cape May Winery (June 20 – October 3)Sundays, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cape May Winery, 711 Town Bank Road, Cape May

Enjoy a glass of wine (or more) and listen to live acoustic music performed by local musicians.

Sunday Funday At Hawk Haven Winery (June 27 – September 5)Sundays, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
Hawn Haven Winery, 600 S Railroad Avenue, Rio Grande

Sundays are family friendly at Hawk Haven Winery, where people under age 21 may participate in events. The featured Musicians for Sunday Funday are Troy Kaiser (12:00 noon – 3:00 pm) and Gordon Vincent (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm). Reservations strongly suggested.

Sundays at Surfside (June 27 – August 29)
Sundays, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Surfside Park, 30th Street Beach, Avalon

Free Evening Concerts at the Rotary Park Bandstand (June 30 – September 11)
Every Friday – Monday, 7:00 pm
Rotary Park, 400 Lafayette Street

Free concerts to help you enjoy your summer nights are hosted every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday night .

Fox Park Amphitheater Concert (July 4 – August 29)
Sundays, 7:30 pm
Fox Park, Burk & Ocean Avenues in Wildwood

A free concert will be held every Sunday night. Bring a blanket or a beach chair.

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