Area Events

Events in the greater Cape May and Wildwood areas. Also see Arts, Music and Theater.

Ocean Drive Marathon 2014


Cape May, NJ -  The fog Sunday morning was as thick as it gets in Cape May.  Despite the fog and light rain, a couple of hundred serious runners warmed up on Beach Avenue in Cape May, waiting for the start of the annual Ocean Drive Marathon. Thanks to the haze along the beachfront, the [...]

Polar Plunge 2014


Wildwood, NJ -  It was forty degrees (we brought a thermometer) and the wind was blowing up to 23 miles per hour Saturday on Wildwood’s beach. On this bone chilling afternoon, almost a thousand scantily clad ladies and gents lined up on the sand behind Wildwood’s Convention Hall to run headfirst into a very cold [...]

West Cape May Christmas Parade 2013


West Cape May, NJ – Exactly at dusk Saturday, West Cape May’s Christmas Parade rolled out on Broadway with all the requisite firetrucks, marching bands and floats. While other parts of the country were dealing with severe ice storms, it was a chilly but relatively balmy December evening  in Cape May. Not a drop of [...]

Cape May Halloween Parade 2013


Cape May, NJ -  Cape May’s annual Halloween Parade brought out a whole new crop of ghosts and goblins this year. Some marched in tandem,  like these  decidedly wicked witches… these fairy princesses… and these movie stars…. Others preferred to go it alone: This Cheshire Cat was all smiles because she brought along her entire [...]

West Cape May Lima Bean Festival, At Last!


Cape May, NJ – Empanada Mama was serving up her famous flaky pastries filled with lima bean succotash.  The Good Earth Restaurant was ladling out cups of homemade lima bean pasta fagioli soup.  Bliss Ice Cream had dozens of containers of homemade lima bean ice cream at the ready. All seemed almost normal at West [...]

Cape May Dragon Boat Races


Cape May Harbor, NJ -  The sun was bright, the breeze a bit stiff,  and the spirits could not have been higher on Cape May Harbor Saturday. Almost four dozen teams suited up and clambered aboard aluminum dragon boats, modeled on ancient wooden boats. They came complete with fierce looking dragon heads. The races were [...]

Run for the Fallen New Jersey


Cape May Point, NJ – On a quiet Friday morning in the Point, a parade appears out of nowhere.  There are no spectators and no music. Runners holding  an American flag, motorcycles with flashing lights , two huge Teamsters vans and a truck with names painted on the side charge right into the early morning [...]

West Cape May Farmer’s Market


Cape May, NJ -  You have only one more week to stop by the West Cape May Farmer’s Market. The popular Tuesday afternoon gathering place is wrapping up business for the year Tuesday, August 27.  The farmer’s market has been held every Tuesday from 3PM to 7PM behind the West Cape May Borough Hall on [...]

Dennisville House Tour


Historic Dennisville homeowners open their doors to the public for their annual Christmas House Tour, Saturday, December 15, 2012. This is a rare chance to see inside private homes in this historic village, just off Route 47, a half hour from Cape May. Many homes date from the early 1800′s. Bring flashlights to help light [...]

Lamplighter Tour


Self guided tour of five of  Cape May’s Bed and Breakfast Inns, decorated for the holidays. Includes admission to the Carriage House Gallery at the Physick Estate.  Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities.  Tickets at the Washington St. Mall Info booth. Dates: Fridays, through Dec. 28 When: 7:oo PM Where:  Cape [...]