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Wildwood Special Events

If you’re looking to find out what is going on in Wildwood, check out our listing of Wildwood Special Events for 2021. Wildwood is host to year-round events, including festivals, concerts, food and drink events, theme weekends, craft shows, holiday events and more.

June

Full Moon Flow Yoga and Sound Healing
June 24, 2021, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Beach at Burk Avenue, Wildwood

Honor the energy and fullness of the moon as the sun is setting during August’s full moonrise over the ocean. $10. Bring 2 beach towels and/or a towel and a blanket.

Downtown Wildwood “Sip, Shop & Stroll” Art Show, Wine & Music
Friday, June 25, 2021, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue, Downtown Wildwood

Come to downtown Wildwood on the 4th Friday of the month this summer for craft, art & wine vendors, live acoustic music and a relaxing evening outdoors in Byrne Plaza from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Conveniently located in the center of the island with plenty of free parking for cars and bikes! For more information visit dooww.com or call 609.523.1602

1st Wildwoods Boardwalk Friday Night Fireworks
Friday, June 25, 2021, 10:00 pm
Wildwood Boardwalk, 10:00 pm

Kick off the weekend every Friday on the Wildwoods Boardwalk with Friday night fireworks, which will be launched from the beach on Pine Avenue and visible from anywhere on the boardwalk. Rain date is Sunday at 10:00 pm.

Tumbling & Dancing Through the Fairytales
Sunday, June 27, 2021, 6:00 pm
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue

A fun filled performance of dancers, acrobats, cheer, contortionists, aerialist and more. Ticketed event, price TBD.

July

Sports Card, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show
Friday July 2, 2021 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Saturday July 5, 2021 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday July 5, 2021 10:00 am – 5:00
Wildwood Convention Center

Collectibles, memorabilia and guest star appearances This show features over 100 tables of the hottest collectibles, Sports cards, old & new, toys, comic books and much more. Guest star appearances and special autograph guests. Free admission.

Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday July 3, 2021 through Sunday July 4, 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.

Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series – Special 4th of July Show
Sunday, July 4, 2021, 7:30 pm
Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest

Free live music for the entire family featuring “Don’t Call Me Francis” (dance/party hits). Bring a blanket or beach chair. 4th of July fireworks at 10:00 pm.

Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival
Friday, July 9, 2021 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Beach at Heather Road, Wildwood Crest

Grab your buckets and shovels and head to the beach to create works of art in the sand. This amateur and semi-pro sand sculpting contest is hosted by professional world-renowned sand sculptor Matt Long and “Can You Dig It!” Sand Tools. Free to all participants and spectators. Sculptures will be judged on creativity, execution, composition and overall presentation, and prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in each division. Rain or shine.

New Jersey Jeep Beach Invasion
Friday, July 9, 2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday, July 10, 2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday, July 11, 2021 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wildwoods Beach at Rio Grande Avenue

The largest all Jeep show in the Northeast on the beach in Wildwood! Jeeps, vendors, beach obstacle course and tons of fun for the entire family! Pre-registration for Jeeps is necessary, please visit NJJeepInvasion.com.  

Downtown Wildwood Jazzy Friday
Friday, July 9, 2021 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue, in Downtown Wildwood

Featuring a free live jazz band, Cape Shore Jazz Orchestra, with wine & beer to purchase. Be sure to bring a blanket or beach chair and enjoy live music, drinks & dancing under the stars. Conveniently located in the center of the Island.

NJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival
Friday July 9, 2021 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Saturday July 10, 2021 10:00 am – 11:00 pm and Sunday July 11, 2021 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
2nd and Olde New Jersey Avenues, and surrounding pubs in North Wildwood

Experience the BEST in Barbeque & Blues at this exciting 3-day festival. Event features live cooking demonstrations, incredible food and top regional and national blues acts.

Sunset Lake Food Truck Festival
Sunday, July 11, 2021 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunset Lake in Wildwood Crest from Nashville Avenue to Miami Road

Gather to enjoy award-winning food trucks and a movie showing at the lake (7:00 pm)  Get there early to enjoy delicious selections from gourmet food trucks from the tri-state area before you take your beach chairs or blankets down by the lake.

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.

Downtown Wildwood “Sip, Shop & Stroll” Art Show, Wine & Music
Friday, July 23, 2021 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue, Downtown Wildwood

Come to downtown Wildwood on the 4th Friday of the month this summer for craft, art & wine vendors, live acoustic music and a relaxing evening outdoors in Byrne Plaza from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Conveniently located in the center of the island with plenty of free parking for cars and bikes! For more information visit dooww.com or call 609.523.1602

‘Tri the Wildwoods’ Triathlon, 5K & Kids Race
Saturday, July 24, 2021 8:00 am (Triathalon); 9:00 am (Kid’s race)
15th Avenue and the Beach

A Jersey Shore Triathlon at its finest! This must-do triathalon is known for its challenging course and possibly the best after party in the state of New Jersey. Go do DelmoSports.com for more information.

Christmas in July with Santa Claus
Saturday July 24, 2021 1:00 pm
Beach, North Wildwood

Santa Claus rides along the beach in North Wildwood and will have candy canes and Christmas music for all of his friends. Members of the North Wildwood Beach Patrol will join in the fun.

Full Moon Flow Yoga and Sound Healing
July 24, 2021, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Beach at Burk Avenue, Wildwood

Honor the energy and fullness of the moon as the sun is setting during August’s full moonrise over the ocean. $10. Bring 2 beach towels and/or a towel and a blanket.

Sunset Lake Food Truck Festival
Sunday, July 25, 2021 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunset Lake in Wildwood Crest from Nashville Avenue to Miami Road

Gather to enjoy award-winning food trucks and a movie showing at the lake (7:00 pm)  Get there early to enjoy delicious selections from gourmet food trucks from the tri-state area before you take your beach chairs or blankets down by the lake.

The Wildwoods Loves Waddler’s Contest
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 10:30 am
Wildwoods Convention Center lawn

A fun event for infants and toddlers (up to 2 years old) to show off their speedy crawling or “waddling” technique on the day before the official Wildwoods Baby Parade! Free registration will begin at the circle in front of the convention center at 9:30 am and waddle begins at 10:30 am. Prizes will be awarded. Waddlers are encouraged to also participate in the official Wildwoods Baby Parade (a tradition since 1909) the next day at 6:00 pm.

Wildwoods Baby Parade
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 (registration begins at 4:30 pm; parade begins at 6:00 pm)
Wildwoods Convention Center

A Wildwoods tradition since 1909! Registration at Wildwoods Convention Center from 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 pm. Judging occurs while participants are lined up. Parade route TBD. Winners are announced following the parade. Rain or shine.

Community Band by The Sea Performance
Saturday, July 31, 2021 4:00 pm
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue

Join us for the Inaugural Community Band by The Sea Performance, featuring instrumentalists of all ages who will come together to support community band appreciation and engage in high quality music making opportunities by the Sea. Free. Rain date August 1, 2021.

Wildwood Crest 5K Beach Run
Saturday, July 31, 2021 8:30 am
Wildwood Crest Beach Pier at Heather Road

A great event for the entire family! Join us for this flat and fast hard-sand run on the beautiful beaches of Wildwood Crest, starting and finishing at the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier at Heather Road. Also includes an untimed one-mile walk/fun run. After-party with awards and door prizes at the Crest Pier Recreation Center immediately following the race. Fee required. For more information call 609.523.0202 or visit WildwoodCrest.org.

August

Spanish Music & Food Festival
Friday, August 6, 2021 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm and Saturday, August 7, 2021 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
Fox Park, Wildwood

Enjoy the two-day Spanish Food & Music Festival at the beach, the largest of its kind this year.  

Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday August 7, 2021 through Sunday August 8, 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.

Sunset Lake Food Truck Festival
Sunday, August 8, 2021 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunset Lake in Wildwood Crest from Nashville Avenue to Miami Road

Gather to enjoy award-winning food trucks and a movie showing at the lake (7:00 pm)  Get there early to enjoy delicious selections from gourmet food trucks from the tri-state area before you take your beach chairs or blankets down by the lake.

Harlem Globetrotters
Wednesday, August 11 – Saturday, August 14, 2021, 7:00 pm nightly
Wildwoods Convention Center

The Globetrotters bring a one-of-a-kind show that is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans. Plus, you can meet the team on the court before the game with the purchase of “Magic Pass” – a 30-minute pre-show that begins 5:30 pm, prior to the 7:00 pm game. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster.com, HarlemGlobetrotters.com/Wildwood or at the Wildwoods Convention Center Box Office.

Downtown Wildwood Jazzy Friday
Friday, August, 13, 2021 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue, in Downtown Wildwood

Featuring a free live jazz band, Cape Shore Jazz Orchestra, with wine & beer to purchase. Be sure to bring a blanket or beach chair and enjoy live music, drinks & dancing under the stars. Conveniently located in the center of the Island.

Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday August 14, 2021 through Sunday August 15, 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.

Barefoot Country Music Fest
Thursday, August 19, 2021, through Sunday, August 22, 2021
Beach at Lincoln Avenue in Wildwood between Morey’s Piers

The ALL-NEW Barefoot Country Music Fest promises to be the Northeast’s largest outdoor country music fest. This 4-day event will host over 30 of country music’s biggest stars and up-and-comers on multiple stages. Headliners include Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band, Dan + Shay, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Currington, Jimmie Allen, Jon Pardi, Chris Lane, Lindsay Ell, Ingrid Andress, Carolyn Miller and Lee Brice, with more artists to be announced. For more details, concert line-up or to purchase tickets, visit BarefootCountryMusicFest.com.

Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday August 21, 2021 through Sunday August 22, 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.

Full Moon Flow Yoga and Sound Healing
August 22, 2021, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Beach at Burk Avenue, Wildwood

Honor the energy and fullness of the moon as the sun is setting during August’s full moonrise over the ocean. $10. Bring 2 beach towels and/or a towel and a blanket.

Downtown Wildwood “Sip, Shop & Stroll” Art Show, Wine & Music
Friday, August 27, 2021, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue, Downtown Wildwood

Come to downtown Wildwood on the 4th Friday of the month this summer for craft, art & wine vendors, live acoustic music and a relaxing evening outdoors in Byrne Plaza from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Conveniently located in the center of the island with plenty of free parking for cars and bikes!

Sports Card, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show
Friday August 27, 2021, 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Saturday August 28, 2021 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday August 29, 2021 10:00 am – 5:00
Wildwood Convention Center

Collectibles, memorabilia and guest star appearances This show features over 100 tables of the hottest collectibles, Sports cards, old & new, toys, comic books and much more. Guest star appearances and special autograph guests. Free admission.

‘Tri the Wildwoods’ Triathlon, 5K & Kids Race
Saturday, August 28, 2021, 8:00 am (Triathalon); 9:00 am (Kid’s race)

A Jersey Shore Triathlon at its finest! This must-do triathalon is known for its challenging course and possibly the best after party in the state of New Jersey.

September

Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday September 4, 2021 through Sunday September 5, 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.

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.

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
September 6 – 10, 2021
Various restaurants

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 http://www.chewwildwood.com to see list of participating restaurants.

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.  

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.

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. 

Your First Mud Run
Sunday, September 12, 2021, 10:00 am
14th 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 YourFirstMudRun.com.

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. Let’s break this down and take a closer look…

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.

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.

October

October Fest
Saturday, October 2, 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.

Crest Best Run Fest
Saturday, October 9, 2021 5:00 pm and Sunday, October 10, 2021 8:00 am
Centennial Park, Wildwood Crest

The 4th Annual Crest Best Run Fest resented by Inspira Health is a world class running event almost entirely in the Borough of Wildwood Crest on Columbus Day Weekend. This event features five races over two days for runners seeking the ultimate experience.

The Wildwoods Food & Music Festival
Saturday, October 9, 2021 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Downtown Wildwood

Formerly known as Wildwoods Seafood and Music Festival. This event features live bands, kids area, dozens of food and craft vendors.

Fabulous ’50s & Beyond Weekend
Friday, October 15, 2021 6:30 – 10:30 pm, Saturday October 16, 2021 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wildwoods Convention Center

Friday night features a ’50s Dance Party with the Cameos at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Tickets are $16 plus tax per person. A street fair will take place 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 7:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm) featuring music from the 1950’s with Little Anthony & The Imperials, the 1960’s with Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, and the 1970’s with The Spinners and The Mahoney Brothers performing as Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis. Tickets go on sale at the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce (3306 Pacific Avenue) on June 14. Additional ticket sales will be at the Wildwoods Convention Center Box Office, through Ticketmaster.com or any other Ticketmaster locations.

November

November Fest
Saturday, November 20, 2021
6101 New Jersey Avenue in Wildwood Crest

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

December

Wildwood Crest Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 6:00 pm
Sunset Lake at Atlanta and New Jersey Avenues in Wildwood Crest

Tree lighting ceremony to kick off the Christmas season in the borough. Live music, light refreshments, visit from Santa Claus and more. Rain/inclement weather date 12/2.

North Wildwood Tree Lighting
Friday, December 3, 2021 4:30 pm
1st and Central Avenues, North Wildwood

Festive ceremony will take place at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Courtyard. Christmas tree lighting event includes music, refreshments, free tour of lighthouse and Santa Claus. Free admission.

Family Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 11, 2021, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wildwoods Convention Center

Enjoy a family-friendly event at the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring free admission to holiday-themed crafters and movies, photos with Santa, choir performances, children’s craft making table, face painting, a magician, dance performances and much more.

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