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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.
Summer is here at the Jersey Cape!
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 Jilly's Arcade & Stores in Ocean City, or slide 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 Cape May's free Nature and Magic Shows on Sunday and Tuesday evenings at Convention Hall throughout the month of August. And what could be more fun than a watermelon eating contest at the 8th Annual Reeds & Seeds Watermelon Festival August 13th in Stone Harbor. Head over to the Cape May Lighthouse for Family Fun Day on August 14th for a variety of activities and entertainment. Then Explore the wonder of flight and relive history at the 23rd Annual AirFest at the Aviation Museum Aug. 30 - Sept. 2.
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 in Ocean City on August 14th. Go to the Wildwoods on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August for Doo Wop "Back to the 50's" Neon Night Tours where you can tour by trolley all of the iconic architecture. Plan to visit Historic Cold Spring Village for Seafarers' Weekend beginning August 24th for a look at crafts and lifestyles of early America. Head over to the Sunset Flower Farm for Tuesday Night Flower Cuts and stroll through the fields, cut and purchase a bouquet or stems and listen to the flower tip of the day.
SHOPPING: The month of August is a shoppers delight at the Jersey Cape so head over to the Cape May Promenade on August 10th and Aug. 31 - Sept. 1 for great buys of quality merchandise. Thursdays in August offer terrific shopping with Market Days in Ocean City and Thursdays on Dune in Avalon where every shopper will find great deals and entertainment along each of the two shopping avenues. Save some money for the can't miss Annual Stone Harbor Sidewalk Sale August 24th. Shop the Wildwoods on Monday, August 12th at the new Sip, Shop & Stroll event at Byrne Plaza where local specialty boutiques bring their wares to the Plaza for thisamazing shopping event.
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 25th - 29th. Join the Sunset Lake Truck Festival August 18th in Wildwood Crest. Of course, Jersey Fresh produce is still available at weekly farmer's markets in Sea Isle City, Ocean City, Stone Harbor and Wildwood. Among the many beverage options at the Jersey Cape is Nauti Spirits Distillery with a great selection of locally made vodkas and whiskeys. Get in on the local beverage scene with events like Saturdays on the Crushpad and Sangria Sundays at Hawk Haven Winery for great wines, entertainment and artisanal cheese, gourmet sandwiches, house-made snacks and more. Or head over to Natali Vineyards for Wine Down Wednesdays with live entertainment, wine tastings, slushies and BBQ by Chef Kalla. No matter which winery, distillery of brewery you, choose, you'll enjoy unique natural surroundings you can't find at home.
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 "The Rain Maker" at East Lynne Theater thru August 31st. and "Sidekicked” at Cape May Stage thru Sept. 8th. Be groovy and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock at Harry's Ocean Bar & Grille on August 31st with "Drift-Woodstock" on the rooftop.
Check the Events Calendar for weekly outdoor and indoor musical performances and concerts in just about every Jersey Cape town. And be sure to visit the Hot Deals page for a list of specials being offered at the Jersey Cape this Summer.