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What’s Going On At the Shore This Weekend (October 18 – October 20, 2019)

What’s Going On At the Shore This Weekend (October 18 – October 20, 2019)

Cape May
Grand Lighthouse Cruise
Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Miss Chris Marina, 2nd Avenue and Wilson Drive
Come aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher to view and photograph seven historic lighthouses of the late 19th and early part of the 20th centuries. Most of these lighthouses stand on pedestals out of sight of land and are still operational. Each 5-hour cruise includes narration on the history of each lighthouse and more. Includes continental breakfast buffet and Captain’s Lunch buffet. Sponsored by the Cape May Whale Watcher and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

Cape May 37th Annual Halloween Parade
Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Washington Street Mall
Cape May’s annual Halloween Parade is scheduled for Sunday, October 20, 2019. Prior to the parade, trick or treating on the Washington Street Mall will be held from Noon to 2:00 pm, which is sponsored by the Small Businesses of the Washington Street Mall. The Parade route begins at Perry Street and Carpenter Lane, proceeds down Carpenter Lane to Ocean Street, travels down Washington Street and ends at the Emlen Physick Estate located at 1048 Washington Street. Parade registration is free and begins at 1:30 p.m. on the corner of Perry Street and the Washington Street Mall. Divisions are as follows: 3 and under, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-17, 18 and older, Groups and Floats. Prizes will be awarded to all divisions at the conclusion of the parade at the Emlen Physick Estate. The Parade is sponsored by the City of Cape May, the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May and the Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities (Cape May MAC).

Sea Isle City
Sea Isle City Halloween Parade & Dance Party
Friday, October 18, 2019 – 7:00pm
45th to 40th St. & Landis Avenue
This annual Halloween event will feature live music, strolling entertainers, floats and a Family Dance Party. The Halloween Family Dance Party and Awards Ceremony will take place at the Excursion Park Band Shell immediately after the parade.

Wildwood
Fabulous ’50s & Beyond Celebration
Friday October 18 – Saturday October 19, 2019
Throughout Wildwood
For this Fabulous ‘50s and Beyond celebration, a ’50s Dance Party with The Cameos at the Wildwoods Convention Center will be held on Friday from 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm. Tickets are $16 plus tax per person. A free street fair will take place at Fox Park in Wildwood on Saturday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm featuring classic cars, food and craft vendors, a Doo Wop Bus Tour, and live entertainment. Saturday night’s concert in the Wildwoods Convention Center begins at 7 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) featuring The Miracles, Florence LaRue & The 5th Dimension, Sonny Turner, The Original Tymes, and The Tee Tones. Tickets can be purchased at the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce (3306 Pacific Avenue)

Bonfire on the Beach
Saturday October 19, 2019 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
17th Avenue in North Wildwood
Bonfire on the Beach includes live entertainment, refreshments and food will be available for purchase (no glass containers – plastic only.) Admission is $10; children under 12 are $2. Bring a blanket or beach chair and enjoy a fun night on the beach! Sponsored by the Anglesea Irish Society and the Greater Wildwood Jaycees. Rain date is TBD.

Off-Island
28th Annual Pumpkin Festival at Historic Cold Spring Village
Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9 South, Cape May
Celebrate all things Halloween and autumn at the 28th Annual Pumpkin Festival. Families can enjoy pumpkin painting and games throughout the day. A variety of crafters will sell their items and food vendors will be selling hot dogs, funnel cake, and other snacks. Visit a haunted house at the Village Barn and hop on a fall hayride through the farm. Don’t miss the Children’s Halloween Parade at 11:00 am. This fun event is presented by the Lower Township Rotary Club. Guests are encouraged to donate non-perishable goods to the ‘Share the Harvest’ Food Drive.

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