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Next to the area’s beaches and maritime atmosphere, unique history, birding and nature attractions, water adventures on the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay or the wild and scenic Maurice River make the vacation experience a unique opportunity for a diverse traveling public. One-of-a-kind attractions and hundreds of special events create a unique opportunity for visitors to find Southern New Jersey a rich vacation experience.

The allure of NJ’s Southern Shore is created through hundreds of special events that range from kiting, beauty pageants, music, volleyball, marbles and more.  Just look for a calendar of events on this website or in any visitor center, and you'll soon find out what it means to celebrate the summer, spring and fall seasons as a Southern New Jersey Vacationer.


January

FIRST DAY at the BEACH: Ocean City. Features Ocean City’s first dip in the Ocean, a 5K Boardwalk run, a New Year’s Day Shopping Extravaganza, and much more! 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

SECOND SATURDAY WINE TASTING: Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission Fee includes food tastings. 856-371-0716. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. High Street in the District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre: www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com


February

CUMBERLAND WINTER EAGLE FESTIVAL: Mauricetown. Unparalleled opportunity for both novice and experienced birders to view Bald Eagles and other raptors, including several species of hawks and owls, in their natural habitat. 856-453-2184. www.co.cumberland.nj.us

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE WEEKEND: Sea Isle City. A polar bear prince, princess, king and queen contest, and continues with thousands of participants plunging into the ocean, costume contest and post-plunge party. 609-263-3756. www.lacosta-seaisle.com

ATLANTIC CITY RV & CAMPING SHOW: Atlantic City Convention Center. Begin planning your camping vacations for the coming season, trade-up to your dream RV, see the latest RVs, or just learn about the joys of travel in a recreational vehicle. www.atlanticcityrvshow.com

SECOND SATURDAY WINE TASTING: Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission Fee includes food tastings. 856-371-0716. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

AC CLASSIC CAR SHOW & AUCTION: Atlantic City Convention Center. Features the best antiques and hot rods in the country, as well as accessories. It’s the largest such show on the east coast. www.acclassiccars.com

CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES IN WINTER: Cape May Convention Hall. The region’s most sought-after collectors and craftspeople come together for this show featuring an array of handmade items, country antiques, glassware, silver, furniture and more. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. High Street in the District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre: www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com


March

ATLANTIC CITY RESTAURANT WEEK: Atlantic City and surrounding area. More than 60 fine dining establishments participate with special menus selections at a discounted price for lunch and dinner. www.acrestaurantweek.com

SHOPAHOLICS WEEKEND: Avalon. The largest winter shopping event brings together the very best boutiques on the Seven Mile Beach showcasing the largest variety of merchandise in one location. Shop with deep discounts in clothing, shoes, accessories, home décor and more. 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com

SECOND SATURDAY WINE TASTING: Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission Fee includes food tastings. 856-371-0716. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

ATLANTIC CITY INDOOR BOAT SHOW: Atlantic City Convention Center. From small runabouts to luxurious yachts, you’ll find the newest models, along with accessories, equipment and expert advice. www.acboatshow.com

SHERLOCK HOLMES WEEKEND:
Cape May. New mystery for 2016! Join Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson for a weekend of mystery and intrigue in “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of Melpomene’s Mask.” Stalk the gaslit streets in search of clues and compete for the $250 grand prize and a variety of other valuable gifts as you attempt to solve the mystery. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

STONE HARBOR SHIVER: Stone Harbor’s version of the annual polar bear plunge. www.stoneharborbeach.com

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE & CELEBRATION: Sea Isle City. The annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is always a favorite, thanks to many shamrock-clad enthusiasts – and plenty “Wearin’ of the Green.” The Celtic procession will include live pipe-and-drum music, Irish residents and Sea Isle’s “Irish Royal Family.” Don’t miss any of the fun because today everyone is Irish in Sea Isle City! 609-263-6341. www.kixmcnutleys.com

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE: Atlantic City. Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the Boardwalk. www.doatlanticcity.com

THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. High Street in the District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre: www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL: Atlantic City. Enjoy a weekend full of current independent films from around the world. View shorts and full length features, documentaries, comedies, animated films and more, plus special events and filmmaker appearances. www.gsff.org

AC BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL: Atlantic City Convention Center. Three-day experience includes great music, more than 100 different breweries showcasing their craft brews, culinary demonstrations from area chefs, beer seminars, fun activities, great food and music, and beer-related apparel & goods. www.acbeerfest.com


April

SECOND SATURDAY WINE TASTING: Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission Fee includes food tastings. 856-371-0716. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

SOMERS POINT BAYFEST: The largest, single day festival in South Jersey. Over 14 blocks to stroll, over 120 crafters, 38 food vendors, 15 children activities, 4 live musical bands, and bicycle and kayak giveaways. A must do event. www.somerspointbayfest.org

TURTLE FEST: Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor. Hunt for terrapin eggs, play games & earn prizes. Build arts & crafts and get up close with live turtles, and more. Stop by the aquarium and watch the animals. Reservations are suggested. 609-368-1211. www.wetlandsinstitute.org

WILD HALF RACE SERIES WEEKEND: The Wildwoods. One wild weekend, a seaside half marathon that combines your love of running with the pure joy of an amusement park, the sights and sounds of a classic boardwalk. 609-522-3900, ext. 1195. www.WildHalf.com

EXIT ZERO JAZZ FESTIVAL: Cape May Convention Hall and other venues. One of the most respected music festivals in the world. Over 100 international touring musicians. Atmosphere is styled after European festivals, with fest goers strolling from venue to venue sampling the many styles of music from jazz, soul, reggae, blues, and R&B. 609-849-9202. www.exit0jazzfest.com

DOO DAH PARADE: Ocean City: Say goodbye to tax season with this comedy parade on Asbury Ave. complete with over 500 basset hounds. PiAsco follows parade – a massive pie in the face extravaganza. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. High Street in the District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre: www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

RIVERFRONT RENAISSANCE CENTER FOR THE ARTS: ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. An evening of glamorous entertainment, great cuisine and bar. 22 N. High St., Millville, NJ. Inquire at 856-327-4500 for details. www.rrcarts.com

CAPE MAY’S SPRING FESTIVAL: Private Homes Tour, Ghost Tours, Murder Mystery Dinners, food and wine events, living history programs and more. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

ACUA Earth Day: Environmental Park, Egg Harbor Township. 26th Earth Day Festival. Free, fun and educational activities for everyone. Over 100 vendors, crafters and exhibitors. www.acua.com/earthday


May

SECOND SATURDAY WINE TASTING: Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission Fee includes food tastings. 856-371-0716. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

CAPE MAY’S SPRING FESTIVAL:
Private Homes Tour, Ghost Tours, Murder Mystery Dinners, food and wine events, living history programs and more. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

MILLVILLE WHEELS & WINGS AIRSHOW:
Millville Airport, Millville. May 27 & 28. This spectacular airshow draws tens of thousands of people to see amazing performers, such as the US Navy Blue Angels and USAF Thunderbirds and much, much more! Gates open at 9am with flying starting at 10:30am. 856-327-2347. www.millvilleairshow.com

JAZZ CONCERT: Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Glasstown Arts District. Percussionist Jody Janetta leads this quintet with vocals by Lori Bennett in the style of great female songsters. The concert is Free but reservations are required and limited to 80 people. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

MARTIN Z. MOLLUSK DAY: Ocean City. Will OC’s hermit crab mascot see his shadow? Find out if summer is coming early. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

AVALON WINE & SPIRITS FESTIVAL: Avalon. Over 200 wines and flavored vodkas. Appetizers presented by the island’s finest restaurants. Silent Auction – items from the island’s top businesses. 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com

SPRING BOARDWALK CLASSIC CAR SHOW: The Wildwoods. Cars on display on the Wildwoods Boardwalk on Friday and Saturday. 609-522-4546. www.WildwoodMotorEvents.com

THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. The District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre : www.levoy.net 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND: Wildwood. Enjoy a night under the stars watching a fun 1950’s era movie; Breakfast Ticket – Complete breakfast at choice of selected restaurants; Dinner Ticket – 3 Course Dinner at choice of selected restaurants; Ticket to the Murder Mystery Show & Sock Hop – Solve the Murder Mystery of Who Killed Peggy Sue at the Hop and dance to some of the great sounds of the ‘50s and ‘60s; and a Case File for Scavenger Hunt. Tickets only available at the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce, 3306 Pacific Avenue in Wildwood. For more information call 609-729-4000. www.Wildwoods.com

NJ AUDUBON’S WORLD SERIES OF BIRDING: Throughout all of New Jersey. Teams of birders seek to tally as many species of birds by sight or sound in a 24-hour period within New Jersey. The “competition” is followed by a festival Awards Brunch at the historic hangar at Wildwood Naval Air Station. Registration required. www.njaudubon.org

SHOREBIRD & HORSESHOE CRAB FESTIVAL: Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor. Celebrate an amazing spectacle of nature! Guided shorebird walks along beaches & salt marshes, horseshoe crab night walks, view & participate in shorebird tagging with the International Shorebird Research Team, live horseshoe crab demos, face painting, and hands-on education & conservation-based activities and games. 609-368-1211. www.wetlandsinstitute.org

WILDWOODS INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL: The Wildwoods. The event begins on Friday with the opening of the Kite Sales Tent. Followed by the illuminated night kite fly. The East Coast Stunt Kite Championships on the beach as well as kite exhibits and workshops. FREE to spectators. 732-822-4884. www.SkyFestivals.com

ATLANTIC COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL CEREMONY: Atlantic County Veterans Memorial Ceremony. Program honors the sacrifice and service of our military heroes at the Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery. www.aclink.org

ARMED FORCES DAY CEREMONY AT THE WWII LOOKOUT TOWER: Cape May. The fully restored World War II Lookout Tower is the perfect setting to pay tribute to the dedicated men and women who have helped preserve our freedom. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

NJ AUDUBON’S CAPE MAY SPRING FESTIVAL: Cape May and Delaware Bayshore. Celebrate spring and enjoy a weekend in North America’s most famous bird watching destination. Nature walks, boat trips, indoor programs and keynote speeches by noted authors Pat and Clay Sutton on Owls, and internationally recognized wildlife habitat crusader Douglas Tallamy. For the beginner to the seasoned naturalist. Registration required. www.njaudubon.org

CAPE MAY MUSIC FESTIVAL: Cape May. World-class orchestral & chamber jazz, Celtic and brass band music, and Bach’s Lunches. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

MILLVILLE WHEELS & WINGS AIRSHOW: Millville Airport, Millville. Be part of the excitement and see the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. 856-327-2347. www.co.cumberland.nj.us

SHOPRITE LPGA CLASSIC: Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club. One of the best fields in women’s professional golf compete on a challenging course with the Atlantic City skyline as their backdrop. www.shopritelpgaclassic.com

ORIAL DAY PARADE: Stone Harbor. The fire company holds memorial service to honor firefighters who have fallen during the year. www.stoneharborfire.com


June

MULTI CULTURAL EVENT: Levoy Theatre, Glasstown Arts District, Millville. Celebrating & and dance. Collaborative program of Millville Schools, Riverfront Renaissance Center and Glasstown Arts District. FREE. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

CAPE MAY MUSIC FESTIVAL: Cape May. Enjoy world-class orchestral & chamber jazz, Celtic, brass band music and Bach. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

WONDER’S BIRTHDAY BASH, GILLIAN’S WONDERLAND PIER: Ocean City. Celebrate Wonder Bear’s Birthday and Gillians’ 87 years. Enjoy a birthday bash fireworks show! All rides will be only one ticket. Wonder Bear will be available all night for photos. www.gillians.com

OCEAN CITY FLOWER SHOW: Music Pier, Ocean City. See beautiful commercial and amateur displays at the historic Music Pier. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

7 MILE RESTAURANT WEEK: Stone Harbor & Avalon More than 30 eateries with discounted breakfast, lunch & dinner specials! 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com

SECOND SATURDAY WINE TASTING: Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission Fee includes food tastings. 856-371-0716. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

RED, WHITE & BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL: Hammonton. Live music, kiddie rides, classic car show, arts and crafts, stilt walkers, jugglers, and blueberry: pie, muffins, fresh berries & a pie eating contest. www.hammontonnj.us

DELAWARE BAY DAY: Bivalve, Port Norris, Shellpile. Celebrate the rich maritime history, vibrant culture and natural resources of the Delaware Bay. Seafood, soul food and homemade fare. Artisans and crafters, river tours and guided wetland walks and a visit to NJ’s Official Tall Ship, the historic schooner A.J. Meerwald. 856-785-2060. www.bayshorediscovery.org

RUNWAY 5K & 1 MILE FUN RUN -WALK: Naval Air Station Wildwood. Cape May County Airport. The airport will temporarily close to air traffic to allow runners and walkers this unique opportunity to compete on the runway! www.tnteventmanagement.com

MISS NEW JERSEY PAGEANT: Music Pier, Ocean City. Boardwalk Parade (June 15th), preliminary competitions, and the finals at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

NORTH WILDWOOD MUMMERS BRIGADE & STRING BAND WEEKEND: North Wildwood. Friendly competition amongst various clubs at local businesses. Parade features the top Mummers string bands and brigades from the Philadelphia New Year’s Day Mummers Parade. FREE. 609-522-2955. www.NorthWildwood.com

SKIMMER FESTIVAL WEEKEND: Sea Isle City. Seaside vendor market, food court, live music, children’s entertainment, antique auto show & parade, free guided historical trolley tours. 609-263-8687. www.visitsicnj.com

WILDWOOD BEER FEST: Wildwood. Fox Park, E. Burk & Ocean Ave., Wildwood First session Sat: noon to 4 pm, second session, 6 pm - 10 pm, Sun: noon to 4 pm. Tickets at Eventbrite. 609-729-8870. www.WildwoodBeerFest.com

MILITARY TIMELINE: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Field camps, displays & exhibits depicting military life. www.hcsv.org

NATIONAL MARBLES TOURNAMENT: Wildwood. 94th annual event. Official national competition marbles for boys & girls ages 8-14. The marble shooters are called “mibsters”. 304-337-2764. www.NationalMarblesTournament.org

THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. The District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre: www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

GLASS WEEKEND: Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center. This bi-annual event is for the avid glass collectors and people who enjoy this fine art form. Glass makers from throughout the United States. 856-825-6800 www.wheatonarts.org

THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN VINTAGE CAR & MOTORCYCLE BEACH DRAG RACES: A living history event, celebrating America's Racing & Hot Rodding heritage. Annually held on the Wildwoods beach at Schellenger Ave. www.TheRaceOfGentlemen.com

MARITIME FESTIVAL AT HEREFORD LIGHTHOUSE: North Wildwood. Weekend event will feature historical displays from assorted maritime/lighthouse museums from around the country, over 100 crafters & vendors, historic exhibits, lighthouse and Garden tours and more. 609-522-4520. www.HerefordLighthouse.org

FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL: Sea Isle City. Roughly a dozen food trucks from across the Northeast featuring different styles of cuisines from award winning food trucks. Crafters, family entertainment, live music, great drinks and more. 609-318-4504. www.seaislecityfood.com

NORTH WILDWOOD ITALIAN-AMERICAN FESTIVAL: North Wildwood. Celebration of Italian-American heritage, food & music. Italian-American foods, vendors, FREE live entertainment, dancing, kids games, celebrities, meatball relay races, Little Miss Italy contest, olive tree signings and more! 609-408-5793. www.KofC2572.org

ANGLESEA NIGHT MARKET: North Wildwood. Food truck festival with fun foods and shopping on Olde New Jersey Ave. 609-318-4504. www.angleseanightmarket.com

QUILT & FIBER ARTS SHOW: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Displays of beautiful, locally made quilts! Demonstrations of knitting, crocheting, quilting, wool production and much more. www.hcsv.org

AC VETERANS OFFSHORE GRAND PRIX: The Atlantic City Offshore Grand Prix brings the best in powerboat racing to the waters of Atlantic City.


July

MAGIC SHOW WITH RICH LESSIG: Cape May. Tuesday Nights 7pm, June 28 - August 30 at Cape May Convention Hall. (Free Event) 609-884-9565, www.discovercapemaynj.com

INDEPENDENCE PARADE: Cape May. 1st. Beach Avenue, 1pm, 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA: Cape May. 4th. Congress Beach, 9pm, 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

PROMENADE ART SHOW: Cape May. 7-9th. 10am-5pm, 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

CAPE MAY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Tommy James & The Shondells: Cape May. 12th. Cape May Convention Hall, 8pm, 609) 884-9563. www.discovercapemaynj.com

THE BRITISH INVASION YEARS: Cape May. 15th. 8pm, 609-884-9565, Cape May Convention Hall. www.discovercapemaynj.com

CAPTAIN KIDD TREASURE HUNT: Cape May. 16th. Cape May Convention Hall, 1pm, 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

CAPE MAY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Arlo Guthrie with Special Guest Sarah Lee Guthrie: Cape May. 19th. Cape May Convention Hall, 8pm, (609) 884-9563. www.discovercapemaynj.com

MICHAEL GRASSO MAGIC: Cape May. 22nd. Cape May Convention Hall, 8pm, 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

CAPE MAY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Jay & The Americans. 26th. Cape May Convention Hall, 8pm, 609-884-9563. www.discovercapemaynj.com

CAPE MAY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Martha Reeves & The Vandellas: 31st. Cape May. Cape May Convention Hall, 8pm, 609-884-9563. www.discovercapemaynj.com

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE: North Wildwood. Parade. Prizes awarded for the best decorated bikes in red, white and blue theme. FREE.609-522-2955. www.NorthWildwood.com

FOURTH OF JULY PATRIOTIC 5K RUN & 1 MILE FAMILY RUN: The Wildwoods. The 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk is to raise funds to help maintain the Wildwoods Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. 609-849-8887. www.wildwoodsnj.com

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: Ocean City. Join in the celebration with entire family. Special activities include a bike parade and a kite flying competition. A spectacular boardwalk fireworks display tops off the evening. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: Atlantic City. Celebrate Independence Day with spectacular fireworks lighting up the sky over Atlantic City. www.doatlanticcity.com

STONE HARBOR Independence Day Celebration: Harbor Hustle 5K & 2mile fun walk and live entertainment. www.7milesports.com. www.SHNJ.org

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Celebrate Independence Day the traditional way with patriotic programs, celebrations & music. www.hcsv.org

SECOND SATURDAY WINE TASTING: Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission Fee includes food tastings. 856-371-0716. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

ANGLESEA NIGHT MARKET: North Wildwood. Food truck festival with fun foods and shopping on Olde New Jersey Ave. 609-318-4504. www.angleseanightmarket.com

CUMBERLAND COUNTY FAIR: Millville. Demolition derby, farm and garden exhibits, hayrides, home and arts exhibits, pie eating contests, amusement rides and much more. 856-453-2184. www.cumberlandcofair.com

SAND SCULPTING CONTEST: Ocean City. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

CAPE MAY COUNTY LIFEGUARD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Wildwood Crest. Beach patrols from Cape May County compete. Free. 609-522-3825. www.wcbp.org

WILDWOOD CREST SAND SCULPTING FESTIVAL: Wildwood Crest. Amateur sculptors welcome. Live music. Free Admission. 609-522-0202. www.visitwildwoodcrest.com

NJ BARBEQUE CHAMPIONSHIP AND ANGLESEA BLUES FESTIVAL: North Wildwood. The best in Barbeque & Blues at this exciting three day festival. Cooking demonstrations, incredible food & top regional & national blues acts on our FREE stage. 609-523-6565. www.angleseablues.com. www.njbbq.com

AL CUNARD BABY PARADE: Stone Harbor: Dress up your beautiful babies and children for this Stone Harbor tradition. Family fun night with Cunard Family of Clowns Magic Show after parade. www.SHNJ.org, www.stoneharborbeach.com

CRABULOUS CRAB DAY: Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor. Crab Races & Games, Crabbing at the Dock, Crabbing Tips and Tricks, Crab Cake Cook-off and Cooking Lessons, Crab Teaching Tank, Crabbing Tournament & Crabulous Trivia. 609-368-1211. www.wetlandsinstitute.org

CELTIC FESTIVAL: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Traditional music, a pipes and drums band, demonstrations, dancing, a pub tent, family activities and much more! www.hcsv.org

NJ STATE CRAB FESTIVAL: Wildwood. “Crabby” fun for all ages! Blue Claw crabs! Beer Garden, must try crabby Bloody Mary! Vendors and exciting things for the kids including a crab race. Live outdoor entertainment all day. 609-522-0033. www.IceHouseWildwood.com

JERSEY CAPE ANTIQUE AUTO SHOW: Cape May. Colliers Lot: Jackson Street. 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

CAPTAIN KIDD TREASURE HUNT: Cape May Convention Hall. 609-884-9565, www.discovercapemaynj.com

SANTA VISITS HIS “OFFICIAL SUMMER HOME”: Stone Harbor. Celebrate with Santa and his crew around town all week! Where will he be spotted next? www.stoneharborbeach.com

NIGHT IN VENICE: Ocean City. The City’s annual boat parade is one of the largest in the world. 609-399-6111. www.ocnj.us

RAILROAD DAYS: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Model trains, garden railways, train rides, memorabilia & demonstrations. www.hcsv.org

CHICKEN BONE BEACH JAZZ SERIES: Atlantic City Boardwalk. A series of live jazz concerts on the Boardwalk, featuring top recording artists as well as up-and-coming jazz musicians. www.chickenbonebeach.org

DUTCH HOFFMAN MEMORIAL LIFEGUARD RACES: Wildwood. Annual beach patrol competition between 15 South Jersey Beach Patrols on the beach at Lincoln Avenue. 609-522-8258 or www.wildwoodsnj.com

ULTIMATE BEACH FRISBEE TOURNAMENT: Wildwood. On the beach at Schellenger Avenue. www.WildwoodUltimate.com

THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. High Street in the District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre: www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

GLASSTOWN AGLOW: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. Captain Buck Park on the Maurice River will exhibit lighted art creations & amateur artists and organizations. Put your kayak or float craft in the river or enjoy live music and light refreshments on the lawn. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a night of easy listening, fun art and a picnic. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

HANDS-ON HISTORY: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Enjoy family activities and crafts including papermaking, tin punch, pottery, face painting, historic games and dress-up, storytelling and more! www.hcsv.org

ATLANTIC CITY FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL: One of America’s top 50 food festivals featuring celebrity chefs and various personalities. Events, tastings and celebrity chef appearances showcasing Atlantic City’s abundant culinary offerings. www.doatlanticcity.com


August

WILDWOODS BABY PARADE: Wildwood. A tradition since 1909. Registration at Wildwoods Convention Center. Lineup/judging immediately following. Parade proceeds up the Wildwoods Boardwalk from Convention Center to 16th Street, North Wildwood. Rain date Aug. 4th. FREE. 609-729-4000. www.WildwoodsNJ.com

CAPE MAY BABY PARADE: Cape May. 4th. Registration Congress Street and Start at Beach Avenue end with awards. www.discovercapemaynj.com

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: Cape May. 1st. Cape May Convention Hall, 6-9pm, 609-884-9514. www.discovercapemaynj.com

85TH QUEEN MAYSEA CORONATION: Cape May. 2nd. Cape May Convention Hall, 7pm, 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

MICHAEL GRASSO MAGIC: Cape May. 5th. 8pm, 609-884-9565, www.discovercapemaynj.com

CAPE MAY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, An Evening with Aaron Neville: Cape May. 9th. Cape May Convention Hall, 8pm. www.discovercapemaynj.com

PROMENADE CRAFT SHOW: Cape May. 12-13th. 10am-5pm, 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

CAPE MAY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals: Cape May. Cape May Convention Hall, 8pm, 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

ROANOKE: Cape May. 19th. Cape May Convention Hall, 8pm, 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

CAPE MAY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Mary Wilson of the Supremes. 23rd. Cape May Convention Hall, 8pm, 609-884-9563. www.discovercapemaynj.com

BEACH BUMZ CONCERT: Cape May. 26th. Cape May Convention Hall Deck, 6pm, 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

BOARDWALK ART SHOW: Ocean City. Artists from the East Coast exhibit and sell their work. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

SECOND SATURDAY WINE TASTING: Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission Fee includes food tastings. 856-371-0716.

ANGLESEA NIGHT MARKET: North Wildwood. Fun foods and shopping at the food truck festival on Olde New Jersey Ave. 609-318-4504. www.angleseanightmarket.com

DOWN ON THE FARM WEEKEND: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Experience & enjoy horse-drawn farming demonstrations, antique and modern farming equipment exhibits, carriage rides and a hay maze. www.hcsv.org

STONE HARBOR ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL: Don’t miss this premier, nationally ranked event! Over 200 artisans from more than 12 states displaying their work. www.shacfest.com

DOWNTOWN CAR SHOW: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. Sponsored by the Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce. 856-825-2600.

MISS CRUSTACEAN HERMIT CRAB BEAUTY PAGEANT: Ocean City. The original beauty contest for crustaceans. The winner receives the coveted Cucumber Rind Cup and gets to walk down a flowery runway. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

CRAFT BEER AND FOOD FESTIVAL: Cape May. Local craft beers & favorite summer foods such as steamed crabs, crab cakes, steamed shrimp, pulled pork. Live music, jugglers, acrobats, crafts, food vendors, a farmers’ market and more. Free admission to the grounds. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

OCEAN CITY BABY PARADE: Ocean City Boardwalk. The 108th Annual event is one of the oldest baby parades in the country. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. High Street in the District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre: www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

CLASSIC CAR SHOW: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Antique and classic cars and trucks line the Village’s shaded paths. Enjoy family activities and a classic car parade! www.hcsv.org

AC AIRSHOW, THUNDER OVER THE BOARDWALK: Atlantic City. Largest air show on the east coast, the free show includes parachute teams, fly-bys and formations performed by military & civilian pilots over the Atlantic City beach and Boardwalk. www.atlanticcityairshow.com

PARANORMAL PURSUITS WEEKEND: Enjoy ghostly tales, presentations by paranormal investigators, a phrenology experience, ghost tours and much more! www.hcsv.org

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: Stone Harbor Yacht Club. Decorated boats and decorated bayfront properties. www.YCSH.org

SEAFARER’S WEEKEND: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Exciting pirate performances. Special exhibits and demonstrations including antique boats, blacksmithing and also decoy carving. Plus sing-alongs! www.hcsv.org

STONE HARBOR SIDEWALK SALE: Shopping District. A Stone Harbor tradition. Local merchants bring their bargains out onto the sidewalk for all to enjoy and purchase.

TRI THE WILDWOODS TRIATHLON, 5K & KID’S RACE: North Wildwood. Triathlon: 1/4 mile swim, 10 mile bike, 3.1 mile beach run, & a 5k running event. 609-849-8908. www.DelmoSports.com

CHICKEN BONE BEACH JAZZ SERIES: A weekly series of live jazz concerts featuring top recording artists as well as up-and-coming jazz musicians. www.chickenbonebeach.org

ATLANTIC CITY TRIATHLON: Atlantic City. One of the best triathlons in New Jersey. The 7th Annual TRI AC has one of the most beginner friendly Sprint triathlon courses in New Jersey. www.DelmoSports.com


September

SECOND SATURDAY WINE TASTING: Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission Fee includes food tastings. 856-371-0716.

RICH REINHART JUNIOR CLAMSHELL PITCHING TOURNAMENT: Cape May. 1st. 11am-3pm, Windsor Avenue Beach, 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

SUMMER SEND-OFF CRAFT SHOW: Cape May. 2-3rd. Promenade, 10am-5pm, 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

9/11 PATRIOT DAY CEREMONY: Cape May. 11th. 2nd & Beach Avenue, 6:30pm, 609-884-8888. www.discovercapemaynj.com

WILDWOODS BLOCK PARTY & MUSIC FESTIVAL: Family festival, crafts, games, rides, great food & continuous FREE live entertainment. 609-522-2444. www.WildwoodNJ.org

HANDS-ON HISTORY: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Enjoy family activities and crafts including papermaking, tin punch, pottery, face painting, historic games and dress-up, storytelling and more! www.hcsv.org

AIRFEST: Naval Air Station Wildwood. Cape May County Airport. WWII aircraft: B-24 Liberator, B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang & other “Flyin” aircraft. Vendors, exhibitors, music, food. For flight reservations call 800-568-8924 or visit www.collingsfoundation.org. 800-568-8924. www.usnasw.org

CAPE MAY FOOD & WINE CELEBRATION: Cape May. Indulge in the “restaurant capital of New Jersey.” Enjoy winery tours, tastings, demonstrations, Chefs’ Dine-Arounds, dinners & more! 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

VEG STOCK: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. Celebrating health, nutrition and lifestyle. Live Music at a variety of locations, indoor lectures, fine crafts, artisans, art and much, much more! Wine tasting in the evening. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

ROAR TO THE SHORE MOTORCYCLE RALLY: Wildwood. One of the largest motorcycle rallies in the Northeast. Daily vendors, live entertainment, activities and much more. 609-729-8870. www.RoartotheShoreOnline.com

DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL: Cape May. Experience the thrill, the adrenaline, the teamwork, and the sheer fun of the fastest growing international team water sport. 609-884-5508 www.capemaydragonboat.com

FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL: Sea Isle City. Roughly a dozen food trucks from across the Northeast featuring different cuisines from award winning food trucks. Crafters, family entertainment, live music, great drinks and more. 609-318-4504. www.seaislecityfood.com

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENCAMPMENT: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. The American Revolution comes to life with reenactors and encampments from both Loyalist and Patriot militia. Field camps, artillery demonstrations and more. www.hcsv.org

OC AIRPORT FESTIVAL & BOARDWALK AEROBATIC AIRSHOW: Ocean City. Ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II Planes to Classics and Warbirds. Thrill to some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions. Military demonstrations. 609-399-6111. wwww.oceancityvacation.com

CIVIL WAR WEEKEND: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. The Blue and the Gray take the field at one of the Village’s longest-running and most popular events! Union and Confederate troops camp throughout the Village, providing demonstrations of field hospitals, weaponry and more. www.hcsv.org

FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL WEEKEND: Sea Isle City. Seaside vendor market, food court, live music, children’s entertainment, antique auto show & parade, free guided historical trolley tours. 609-263-8687. www.visitsicnj.com

WILDWOOD BOARDWALK CLASSIC CAR AUCTION: Wildwoods Convention Center. Car auction of ‘muscle’ and classic cars will take place in the Wildwoods Convention Center. Memorabilia, collectibles, parts and accessories. 609-522-4546. www.WildwoodMotorEvents.com

BOARDWALK CLASSIC CAR SHOW: Features classic cars displayed on the Wildwoods Boardwalk. Prizes will also be awarded to the Top 40 cars as well as also to the Best in Show. FREE admission for spectators, and more! 609-522-4546. www.WildwoodMotorEvents.com

IRISH FALL FESTIVAL: North Wildwood. The largest Irish Festival on the East Coast celebrating Irish heritage with dancing, music, food, vendors and crafts. Other festival activities include a golf tournament, amateur boxing matches, Irish dance lessons, Ceili, 5k Run and 1 mile walk, pipe exhibition, Irish music concert. 609-729-0075, 800-IRISH-91. www.CMCAOH.com

IRISH FESTIVAL WEEKEND: Sea Isle City. This yearly Celtic celebration will feature live Irish music and dancing, an Irish Vendor Market, great food and countless festival-goers “Wearin’ the Green.” 609-263-3611. www.lacosta-seaisle.com

THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. High Street in the District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre: www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

SEAFARERS CELEBRATION: Wildwood Crest. Saturday features the festival along Sunset Lake featuring craft & food vendors, family entertainment, live music, children’s activities. On Sat. evening, the celebration moves to Centennial Park. FREE. 609-523-0202. www.visitwildwoodcrest.com

END-OF-SUMMER SHOP HOP: Avalon. Grab your friends, grab a cocktail and hit the stores of Avalon for great end-of-season steals and deals! 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com

SAVOR SEPTEMBER: Stone Harbor. Food, Wine & Beer Festival with the area’s best food, wine, microbrews, art, music. Oyster and clam shucking, carnival games, a grape stomping competition and a café with fire pits and live entertainment. www.stoneharborbeach.com

MISS AMERICA “SHOW US YOUR SHOES” PARADE: Atlantic City Boardwalk. Miss America on the AC Boardwalk, escorted by floats, marching bands and dignitaries in this annual must-see event. www.doatlanticcity.com

MISS AMERICA PAGEANT: Historic Boardwalk Hall. The annual crowning of Miss America tops off a week of preliminary competitions and special events, and is broadcast live nationally on ABC. www.missamerica.org

MISS’D AMERICA PAGEANT: Atlantic City. This annual drag queen spoof includes swimsuit, talent, evening gown and interview competitions and raises funds for LGBT-related charities. www.acglbt.org

FALL MIGRATION FESTIVAL: Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor. Sitting in the heart of the Atlantic Flyway, thousands of birds make their way across the Cape May Peninsula every fall. The Wetlands Institute will have guided viewing of migratory birds from the Institute and on Seven Mile Island, and much more! 609-368-1211. www.wetlandsinstitute.org

HARVEST BREW FEST: Cape May. Taste craft beers & celebrate the rich agricultural heritage of Southern New Jersey during this all day event at the Physick Estate featuring local food, local produce, local beer, local wine, and local talent, plus crafts & collectibles and kids activities. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

1940s BIG BAND DANCE & CONCERT: Naval Air Station Wildwood. Cape May County Airport. Swing out with your sweetheart and take a journey back with a night of music, dancing, food and fun at Hangar #1! 609-886-8787. www.usnasw.org

ARTISTS DAY IN MAURICETOWN: FREE day of music and activities in Mauricetown. Watch artists at work. 856-453-2177

OLDE TIME ITALIAN FESTIVAL: Wildwood. An Old World family festival weekend including crafts, games, rides, great Italian food and continuous FREE live entertainment. 609-374-0016. www.SonsOfItalyWildwood.org

HARBORFEST: Sea Isle City. Bay-side festival celebrates Sea Isle’s fishing & nautical history. Festival-goers will enjoy delicious seafood, live music, clam eating contest, crafts and specialty vendors. 609-263-9090. www.seaislechamber.com

AUTUMN CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES SHOW: Cape May. Celebrate fall with your family at the Emlen Physick Estate. Crafters & collectibles dealers display and sell their wares on the lawn. Hands-on activities and games for children. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

ATLANTIC CITY SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: Bader Field. This annual event celebrates all things seafood, with food vendors serving all types of seafood cooked on the spot, cooking demonstrations, music and more for the whole family to enjoy. www.acseafoodfest.com

OKTOBERFEST: Cape May. Celebrate the famous Bavarian tradition with authentic music & food. Visit the Beer Gardens. Browse the artisans’ tables selling crafts, antiques and collectibles. 609-884-5508. www.capemaychamber.com

ATLANTIC CITY IN-WATER POWER BOAT SHOW: Atlantic City. Held at the Frank S. Farley State Marina, this show is the region’s largest in-water show and your chance to climb aboard the hottest new models. www.acinwaterboatshow.com

MONSTER TRUCK BEACH NATIONALS: Wildwood. The thrill and exhilaration of monster truck racing will take place on the beach in Wildwood. Monster trucks will square off on a custom beach race course for their chance to win the title of “King of the Beach.” 609-522-4546. www.WildwoodMotorEvents.com

GARDEN STATE COUNTRY MUSIC FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL: Bader Field, Atlantic City. Multi-day festival bringing together nationally headlining country music artists and over 40 of the area’s top food trucks. 732-956-9000-Ext 1010. www.gardenstatefestival.com


October

SECOND SATURDAY WINE TASTING: Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission Fee includes food tastings. 856-371-0716.

HALLOWEEN PARADE: Cape May. 22nd. Registration 1:30pm at Perry and Washington Streets, 3pm, 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

FESTIVAL OF FINE CRAFT: Wheaton Arts, Millville. Traditional & contemporary work from over 130 juried artists from across the country. Jewelry, studio glass, clay, metal, wearables fiber, leather, photography, watercolor, mixed medium, wood & more. Crafts demonstrations. Entertainment. Hands-on family activities. Beer/Wine Garden. Glass Pumpkin Patch. Specialty foods. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

ATLANTIC CITY MARATHON & HALF MARATHON: Atlantic City Boardwalk. The nation’s third oldest marathon has runners competing on a USA Track & Field Certified course that serves as an official qualifying race for the Boston Marathon. www.acraceseries.com

VICTORIAN WEEKEND: Cape May. The 45th annual Victorian Weekend celebrates Cape May’s Victorian heritage, featuring Historic House Tours, Murder Mystery Dinners, living history programs, renowned lecturers, workshops, performances and more. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

SEAFOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL:Wildwood. A FREE street fair featuring live music, crafters, food vendors, pie eating contest & much more! Two stages of FREE musical entertainment. A “Kids Korner” with activities including pumpkin painting, face painting and bounces. 609-729-4000. www.Wildwoods.com

FALL BLOCK PARTY & FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR: Ocean City. Over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more. In the evening, family night entertainment on the boardwalk with fireworks. Call 800-BEACH-NJ, or visit online at www.oceancityvacation.com

AVALON SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: Avalon. Treats from the sea at the Chamber’s Annual Seafood Festival. Featuring fresh seafood vendors, chowder contest, live music, vendors and more. 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com

ITALIAN FESTIVAL & COLUMBUS DAY PARADE: Sea Isle City. Great food, an Italian Market with craft and specialty vendors, Cannoli Eating Contest, Cento Food display and live musical entertainment. The parade will feature Sea Isle’s “Italian Royal Family,” floats, beauty queens, mascots and many other participants. 609-263-6341. www.kixmcnutleys.com

INDIAN SUMMER WEEKEND: Music Pier, Ocean City. Seafood vendors at the Music Pier and boardwalk table sales. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Enjoy this popular Halloween event. www.hcsv.org

VICTORIAN WEEKEND CRAFTS and COLLECTIBLES SHOW: Cape May. Crafters and collectibles dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares on the lawn of the Emlen Physick Estate. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. High Street in the District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre: www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

WILDWOOD FABULOUS 50’s & BEYOND WEEKEND: Wildwood. Enjoy a weekend full of events beginning Friday night with a Dance Party at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Tickets needed. A FREE street fair will take place on Saturday at Fox Park. Classic cars, food and craft vendors, live entertainment, a Doo Wop Bus Tour and ending with a concert at the Oceanfront Arena. 609-729-4000. www.Wildwoods.com

ATLANTIC CITY FALL RV& CAMPING SHOW: Atlantic City Convention Center. Trade-up to your dream RV, see the latest RVs, or just learn about the joys of travel in a recreational vehicle and take advantage of end-of-season specials. www.atlanticcityrvshow.com

NJ AUDUBON CAPE MAY FALL FESTIVAL: Cape May. Join birding’s best at world famous Cape May NJ for three days of field trips, boat trips, workshops, live hawk banding and hawk demonstrations, and programs focusing on fall’s famous raptor migration. Keynote speakers will be Pete Dunne and Kevin Karlson, who will be showing extraordinary new raptor photographs. Live raptor show at Cape May Convention Hall, artisans, crafters, tour and optic companies.
Convention Hall is free. Registration required for all other activities. www.njaudubon.org

HARVEST FESTIVAL CRAFTS AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW: Cape May Convention Hall. Crafters & antiques dealers display and sell their wares. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278 www.capemaymac.org

LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE WEEKEND: Lighthouses, museums and life-saving stations host a “Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey” weekend on Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22. The public is challenged to visit all participating lighthouses over the weekend and raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation. Begin the Challenge at any of the participating lighthouses, and purchase a tri-fold souvenir pamphlet ($1) to be stamped at each lighthouse as proof of visit. Hours for each participating lighthouse can be found on the lighthouse and museum websites, www.lighthousechallengenj.org, www.njlhs.org

HARVEST FESTIVAL: Stone Harbor. Fall activities and family fun. Hayrides, pumpkin decorating, trick or treating in our shops and more. www.stoneharborbeach.com


November
CANDLELIGHT WALK: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Experience the Village at night during this popular seasonal event. www.hcsv.org

SECOND SATURDAY WINE TASTING: Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission Fee includes food tastings. 856-371-0716.

SHERLOCK HOLMES WEEKEND: Cape May. A weekend of mystery and intrigue in “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Discarded Woman.” Stalk the gaslit streets in search of clues and compete for the $250 grand prize and other valuable gifts as you attempt to solve the mystery. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

FALL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL: Cape May. More than 40 vendors come to Cape May to sell hand-made novelties including seasonal decorations, gift items and more. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

EARLIER THAN THE BIRD DOWNTOWN SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA: Ocean City. Get out earlier than the bird & jump start your holiday shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving. You can even shop in your pajamas! Enjoy
early bird shopping specials. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

EXIT ZERO JAZZ FESTIVAL: Cape May Convention Hall and other Venues. One of the most respected music festivals in the world. 609-849-9202. www.exit0jazzfest.com

THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. High Street in the District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre: www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

CAPE MAY’S HOLIDAY SEASON: Cape May. Six weeks of holiday tours & events, Christmas Candlelight House Tours, Trolley Rides, Physick Estate Tours, Holiday Inns Tours, Evening Holiday Lights & Santa’s Trolley Rides. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

HOLIDAY PARADE: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. Parade featuring floats, bands, drill teams, & more! 856-293-0556

CHRISTMAS IN THE DOWNTOWN: Ocean City. Join the merchants in kicking off an old-fashioned Downtown Christmas. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

FESTIVE FRIDAY: Avalon. Throughout the shopping district in Avalon. Embrace the holiday season with Festive Friday, featuring more than 40 holiday activities for the entire family to enjoy. 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com

SNOWFEST SATURDAY: Avalon. Santa’s workshop prizes, frosted festival games, skating rink, train rides & much more. 609-967-3936. www.avalonboro.net

HOLIDAY CRAFTS FAIR: Cape May Convention Hall. A must visit for those on your holiday gift lists. Shop for unique hand-made gifts and seasonal decorations. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

STONE HARBOR ISLAND HOLIDAY: Pet parade, scavenger hunt, family activities, merchants’ hospitality night, Small Business Saturday activities and Christmas Parade. www.SHNJ.org. www.stoneharborbeach.com

HOLIDAY PARADE: Bridgeton. 856-453-1675

HOLIDAY PARADE: Millville. 856-825-2600

HOLIDAY STUDIO SALE: Wheaton Arts, Millville. WheatonArts glass, Pottery and Studio Glass items offered for sale in the Event Center. 30% to 70% off. Free admission to sale. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org



December


WASSAIL DAY:
Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Toast the holiday at this festive event. www.hcsv.org

CITY OF CAPE MAY TREE LIGHTING: Cape May. 1st. Rotary Park, 7pm, 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

CRAFTS AT CHRISTMAS: Cape May. 2-3rd. Cape May Convention Hall, 9am-4pm, 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

ROLLER SKATING BEGINS IN CAPE MAY CONVENTION HALL: Cape May. 15th. 714 Beach Ave, 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

HISTORIC CHRISTMAS HOUSE TOUR: Historic Bridgeton’s signature holiday event tours of historic buildings, homes, & churches. Enjoy the Downtown Historic District, where shops & restaurants will be bustling with special holiday enticements. 856-575-5582, 856-453-1675.

STONE HARBOR CAROLING & TREE LIGHTING: Caroling by trolley throughout town. Tree lighting at Borough Hall followed by donuts with Frosty. www.SHNJ.org

HEREFORD LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY: North Wildwood. Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Courtyard, 1st & Central Avenues, 609-522-4520 or www.herefordlighthouse.org

CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TOUR: Cape May. Self-guided walking tour (Dec. 2, 9, 16) features homes, inns, hotels and churches decorated for the holidays, plus caroling, strolling musicians and good old-fashioned cheer. Hospitality centers offer warm beverages and traditional treats. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS @ THE COHANZICK ZOO: 856-453-1675.

GREENWICH CHRISTMAS HOUSE TOUR: Tour through the town’s historic homes and enjoy the spirit of the season. 856-455-4055

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS: Cape May Convention Hall. 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

SOUL OF THE SEASON: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. Celebration of the holidays with horse-drawn carriage rides, live entertainment including Nutcracker Ballet vignettes, choirs, carolers, holiday revue, Santa’s Village & much more! Free Trolley transportation all evening. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

WILDWOODS HOLIDAY CELEBRATION: Wildwoods Convention Center. Holiday weekend filled with fun for the entire family! Christmas Parade on Friday, followed by a tree lighting ceremony and also a parade awards ceremony. 609-729-9000. www.WildwoodHoliday.com

THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. High Street in the District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre: www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

HOLIDAY MUSICAL LIGHT SHOW: Tropicana. The Quarter dazzles with interactive lights timed to an array of holiday musical selections. www.tropicana.net/entertainment

BOARDWALK BASKETBALL CLASSIC: Wildwoods Convention Center. Largest holiday co-ed basketball tournament with teams from all over the country. 609-522-3355. www.bbclassic.net

FIRST NIGHT NEW YEARS: Ocean City. Schedule of entertainment & midnight fireworks! Call 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com