- Our Towns
- Where to Stay
- Where to Eat
- What to Do
- Hot Deals
The Jersey Cape has hosted generations of family vacations where each has come to adore their favorite towns that have kept them coming back year after year. Loyal visitors have described a certain unforgettable feeling upon arriving here so we invite you to visit and get to know this feeling and start your own tradition.
Cape May County is filled with Summer Fun!
With still plenty of summer before kids get back to school, the Jersey Cape is in full summer mode with beach fun, attractions, activities and a calendar packed with events and entertainment.
BOARDWALK FUN: The Jersey Cape's boardwalk attractions, amusement piers and waterparks will be in full operation through Labor Day, so squeeze in some more summer fun at Gillian's Wonderland Pier and Jilly's Arcade & Stores in Ocean City, or zoom over to Splash Zone Water Park and Morey's Piers in Wildwood to get totally wet and wild.
FOR THE KIDS: Get the kids in on the fun at Ocean City's Funtastic Tuesdays throughout August for a variety of family fun. And what could be more fun than a watermelon eating contest at the 7th Annual Reeds & Seeds Watermelon Festival August 14th in Stone Harbor. Head over to the Junior Clam Shell Pitching Contest in Cape May on August 31st for this fun and exciting tradition. Then Explore the wonder of flight and relive history at the 22nd Annual AirFest at the Aviation Museum Aug. 31 - Sept. 4.
UNIQUELY JERSEY CAPE: The Jersey Cape is known for uniquely creative events and the month of August offers some of the best with the Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Contest and Races in Ocean City on August 15th. Go to the Wildwood Boardwalk on any Friday night in August for a spectacular fireworks display. Plan to visit Historic Cold Spring Village for Ghost Walks on August 16th for a moonlit good time. Check our Events Calendar to get in on the fun at Movies on the Beach, Summer Concerts, Family Dance Parties and Boardwalk Parades in a variety of towns throughout the Jersey Cape.
SHOPPING: The months of August is a shoppers delight so head over to the Cape May Promenade for the Crafts Show on August 11th & 12th for unique finds. Visit Avalon for Thursdays on Dune in August for some of the best shopping and dining at the Cape. Then find some terrific merchandise at the Annual Stone Harbor Sidewalk Sale August 25th and with time permitting slipover to the Sports Card, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show at the Wildwoods Convention Center on the same day.
FOOD & BEVERAGE: Among all of the upcoming activities, you'll find plenty of food events and restaurants ready to serve. Enjoy a sampling of great restaurants at Wildwoods Restaurant Week from August 26th - 30th. Jersey Fresh produce is still available at weekly farmer's markets in Ocean City, Stone Harbor and Wildwood. Among the new beverage options at the Jersey Cape is the Bucket Brigade Brewery with a great selection of local craft beer to taste and enjoy. And there's still plenty of time to enjoy the many Jersey Cape restaurants offering the freshest local seafood and spectacular waterfront views, visit the Where To Eat page for a listing of all the best places
WATERSPORTS & SIGHTSEEING: The fishing and crabbing are still hot so jump aboard one of the many local fishing boats or rent your own. With the ocean water at its warmest, have fun with a jetski rental or go parasailing at East Coast Parasail & Jetski. Hop aboard one of the comfortable sightseeing boats for a nature, sunset or dinner cruise around the Cape.
THEATER - ART - MUSIC: With fantastic shows playing all month long, theater lovers will not want to miss the last performances of "Arsenic and Old Lace" at East Lynne Theater thru Sept. 1st and "The Lion in Winter” at Cape May Stage thru Sept. 14th. New for 2018 is the Mythological Comedy "Calliope Rose" at the Aerodrome playing Sunday - Tuesday thru August 21st. Check the Events Calendar for weekly outdoor and indoor musical performances and concerts in just about every Jersey Cape town.
Visit the Events page of this website for locations and times of Jersey Fresh Farm Markets, concerts under the stars, shopping events and more during the month of August and throughout the year. And the list of Accommodations for the best places to stay this summer season. See you there!