Calendar of Events

Mon, July 28

The Callaway sisters are keeping it in the family again as they return to Cape May Stage with a brand new routine. A rare duo who equally impresses audiences with both their solo numbers and duets, these Tony-nominated sisters enchant audiences with songs that showcase their distinct musical backgrounds. Tickets $50.Monday, July 28, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.


MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014 AT 8 PM

Wed, July 30

The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township, becomes a beacon of fun.  Enjoy kid-friendly activities, performers, entertainment and unique craft vendors at the base of the lighthouse. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30.

Cape May's 2014 Queen Maysea LXXXII and her court will be honored at Cape May Convention Hall on Wednesday, July 30 when the new queen is crowned during the 82nd Annual Queen Maysea Coronation.  For more information, call 609-884-9565 or visit

Wednesday, July 30

7 PM

Thu, July 31



Fri, August 01

Friday, August 1

11 am      

Congress Street and Beach Avenue

Sat, August 02

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Peterson Little Post #386 Flea Market offers plenty to choose from. Proceeds from this event fund scholarships, for children in local elementary schools. Recipients are determined through a written essay contest. Come share the fun in the Wilbraham Park from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. This event's rain date is August 3rd.

Mon, August 04

To Register offline please print off this form, fill it out and return it to Jersey Premier Soccer, 20 E.



Tue, August 05

Cape May Police Department will be celebrating “National Night Out” at the Cape May Elementary School grounds on Lafayette Street.  Show your support for the local community and enjoy fun, games and activities at Cape May’s National Night Out. National Night Out has been held annually since 1984 and is designed to strengthen neighborhood relations as well as police partnerships in an effort to

Wed, August 06

Cape May Stage brings one of the funniest ghost stories to the stage with this clever comedy about what happens when a medium accidentally brings back the ghost of a novelist’s temperamental first wife. Shenanigans ensue as she does her best to spook her husband’s current marriage in this hauntingly hilarious good time!

August 6 – September 19

Tues – Sun 8PM

Thu, August 07



Enjoy a pirate invasion and family activities at the base of the lighthouse including pirate-hat making, games, music and craft vendors.

August 7

9 am–2 pm

Cape May Lighthouse, Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point

Admission: Free

Sat, August 09

Promenade Craft Show

August 9 – 10

10 AM to 5 PM

Click here for the registration form.

This all-day festival features local craft beers to wash down favorite summer picnic foods such as steamed crabs, crab cakes, pulled pork, corn on the cob, and potato salad. Enjoy crafts vendors, a farmers' market, live music, and more.

August 9

11 am– 8 pm

The Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

Mon, August 11


AUGUST 11, 2014

Sat, August 16

The History Committee of West Cape May returns to Wilbraham Park to host an "Art in the Park" event from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. This vibrant group of volunteers works steadfastly to ensure that everyone in our community learns about WCM history! This fundraiser will help defray the costs of their ongoing research. Let's all come out and support their efforts!



Sun, August 17

“The Main Event” “The Big Game”, call it what you will, but the 23rd Annual Mid-Atlantic $500,000 is without a doubt, boat for boat, the richest marlin and tuna tournament in the world. With prize money approaching $2,000,000, the Event continues to set the world standard for Sport Fishing tournaments.

Mon, August 18



The Kingston Trio is one of the few groups today that has survived the many changes in the world of music. They have remained consistent in their sound, which probably explains their resurgence in popularity over the last few years.

Sat, August 23



Fri, August 29

As summer draws to a close, mark your calendars for a fun Cape May tradition—the Rich Reinhart Junior Clamshell Pitching Tournament. The longest-running contest of its kind in the region, the Clamshell Pitching Tournament is set for Friday, August 29, at 11 on Windsor Beach (across from Congress Hall) in Cape May.

Sat, August 30



Summer Send-Off Craft Show

August 30 and 31

10 am – 5 pm


Click here for event the registration form.

Back by popular demand, the West Cape May Tomato Festival returns to Wilbraham Park, celebrating the Jersey Fresh Tomato and the end of the summer season! Festivities begin at 9:00 AM and continue until 5:00PM. Proceeds from this quirky event benefit the WCM Shade Tree Commission in their endeavor to protect & improve the tree canopy of WCM.

Sat, September 13

Indulge in the “restaurant capital of New Jersey.” Events for those who love good food and wine; events may be attended separately. Enjoy winery tours, tastings, demonstrations, Chefs’ Dine-arounds, dinners and much more! Saturday,

Admission: Call for information

COME!  Celebrate the end of the dog days of summer at the 8th Annual MUTT STRUT.  Enjoy a fun morning with your dog on the Cape May Promenade after registering near Cape May Convention Hall.  Donations for registration and auction benefit local canine programs with the event rasising about $5000 each year.  Rain date is Sunday, September 14.  For more information call (609) 513-4770

Wed, September 17

A revival of the 1916 Broadway sensation by Bayard Vellier, it’s about a young woman falsely accused of shoplifting by her employer, who gets revenge in a most surprising manner. This thriller that will keep audiences guessing until the very end, was made into three films, including one titled Paid, starring Joan Crawford.   

Sat, September 20

There’s no time like the present to sign up for the 31st Annual Cape May Beachfront Run to be held on Saturday, September 20. The run features, certified two-mile and five-mile courses along the beautiful Cape May beachfront. Runners have access to three rest stations (stocked with bananas and bottled water) before and after both races.

Wed, September 24

Cape May Stage takes a look at family and what happens when old wounds are revisited. When Brooke Wyeth returns home for Christmas after a six-year absence, she announces her plans to publish a memoir that dredges up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history – something they are none to pleased to hear.

Box Office: (609) 770-8311

Fri, September 26

Sat, September 27

Sea glass collectors and aficionados from throughout North America will gather in Cape May, New Jersey this fall to share their treasures from the sea and learn more about this increasingly popular pastime.  The 9th annual North American Sea Glass Festival will be held September 27-28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join us at our 3rd Annual Cape May Dragon Boat Festival presented by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May and the City of Cape May on Saturday September 27th and Sunday September 28th. Experience the thrill, the adrenaline, the teamwork, and the sheer fun of being connected on a level comparable to nothing else.

Sat, October 04

Celebrate the famous Bavarian tradition on Historic Jackson Street as it is transformed into a German promenade with authentic music and food. Visit the Beer Gardens and browse the artisans tables selling crafts, antiques and collectibles.  For more information call 609.884.5508 or visit

Fri, October 10

The 42nd annual Victorian Weekend celebrates Cape May's Victorian heritage, featuring the Chocolate Championship Tour & Tasting, Historic House Tours, Murder Mystery Dinners, living history programs, lectures, workshops, performances and more.

Admission: Call for information

Sat, October 11



West Cape May celebrates her farming heritage with the Annual Lima Bean Festival in Wilbraham Park! The lowly legume takes center stage beginning at 9:00AM and delights locals and visitors alike with her vast array of recipes, crafts and products available.

Sun, October 12

Crafters and antiques dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares on the lawn of the Emlen Physick Estate. Free parking.

10 am–4 pm

Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

Admission: Free        

Fri, October 17

More than two weeks of specially-themed tours and events including Ghostwriter Trolley Rides, Madame Parmentier’s Psychic Teas, Scarecrow Alley, Midnight at the Physick Estate, Historic Haunts Combination Tours, Phantoms of the Physick Estate and much more to help you get into the “spirit” of the season.

Admission: Call for information

Sat, October 18

At the Carriage House Gallery on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

Celebrating 85 years of community service.

Admission: Free.

Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit


New Jersey Lighthouses, museums, and life saving stations host a “Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey” weekend. The public is invited (and challenged) to visit all participating lighthouses over the weekend and help raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation.

Crafters and antiques dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares on the lawn of the Emlen Physick Estate. Free parking.

October 18

10 am–4 pm

Cape May Convention Hall

Admission: Free

Sun, October 19

Trick or Treat

Washington Street Mall

Noon – 2 PM

Save the date and dress the part for Cape May’s 31st Annual Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 19. The annual parade features music, entertainment, and of course, dozens of costumes from spooky to kooky. Awards will be given in many different categories, groupings, and age ranges. The parade is complemented by trick or treating on the Washington Street Mall, starting at noon.

TEDx + Cape May = TEDxCapeMay. Journey back to the Jersey Shore for a TED-like experience of "ideas worth spreading" with over 12 inspiring presentations and performances including lunch and an open bar reception at Congress Hall Hotel. For more information, e-mail or

Fri, October 24

Held during the peak of fall migration, enjoy 3 days of naturalist-led field trips, indoor & outdoor workshops, lectures, boat trips, and more. Witness amazing fall of hawks, eagles, owls.

Fri, October 31

Some spooky characters are waiting with treats for good little ghosts and goblins and pirates and princesses.

October 31

5 pm–7 pm

The Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

Admission: Free.

Sat, November 01

More than 40 vendors come to Cape May to sell hand-made novelties including seasonal decorations, gift items and more.

Saturday, November 1

10 am–4 pm

Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue

Admission: Call for information

Wed, November 05

Cape May Stage presents the story of a not-so-successful Broadway producer, who is about to embark on a play of epic proportions. But this compact cosmic gem of philosophy and funny-business doesn’t share his struggles – it’s sure to be a sure-fire hit!

November 5 – November 23

Thurs – Sat 7PM, Sat & Sun 3PM

Cape May Stage, 405 Lafayette Street

Fri, November 07

Exit 0 International Jazz Festival

November 7 - 9

Event Description: ELTC’s popular vintage-radio style production, complete with live sound

effects and commercials, with two great detectives! Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Copper Beeches about a governess in peril, and Nick Carter and the Strange Dr. Devolo, in which Manhattan millionaires are missing.

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7-8

Join Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson for a weekend of mystery and intrigue. Get into the spirit of things by donning Victorian attire. Stalk the gas-lit 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.

Sat, November 08

Travel from inn to inn in Victorian Cape May during the Sherlock Holmes Weekend while you try to solve a murder mystery. Tour begins and tickets are available at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth.

November 8

1 pm–3 pm

Admission: $15 for adults, $7.50 for children (ages 3-12).

Tue, November 11

Veterans Day Ceremony

November 11

11 am

Columbia Avenue Monument

Fri, November 21

Santa and his elves have decked out the Physick Estate with thousands of lights and holiday trimmings. Enjoy a wide variety of holiday tours and food and wine events to get you into the Christmas spirit. For kids, there are Santa’s Trolley Rides and a chance to visit with old St. Nick himself.

November 21–23

The Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

Open daily(except Thanksgiving and Christmas); call for times

The Carriage House Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

An exhibit of holiday traditions through the years complete with model trains, toys and much more! The Gallery is open daily hours vary.

Admission: Free

41st Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours (December 6, 13, 27), plus Lamplighter Christmas Tours, Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides, Emlen Physick Estate Christmas Tours, Holiday Inns Tours, Evening Holiday Lights Trolley Rides, Evening Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides, Santa’s Trolley Rides, and more.

Sat, November 22

Join special guests Santa Claus and Dr. Physick for the Christmas tree lighting. Refreshments will be served and Santa will flip the switch and light the thousands of bulbs.

November 22

6–8 pm tour, 7 pm tree lighting

The Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

Admission: Free

Fri, November 28

This Pulitzer Prize-winning author centered many of her stories in the imaginary town of Friendship Village, filled with all sorts of interesting people, not unlike those in Lake Wobegon in Garrison Kiellor’s A Prairie Home Companion

Nov. 28 – Dec. 13 (Thurs.-Sun.) at 8 pm


East Lynne Theater Company

A must visit for those on your holiday gift lists. Shop for unique hand-made gifts and seasonal decorations.

November 28–29

10 am–4 pm

Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue

Admission: $2.

Wed, December 03

Cape May Stage looks to fill your life with holiday cheer in a brand new musical revue. A celebration filled with all your favorite holiday classics that allows families to take a break from the seasonal hustle and bustle to bask in all that makes the season sparkle.

December 3 – December 28

Thurs – Sat 7PM, Sat & Sun 3PM

Cape May Stage, 405 Lafayette Street

Fri, December 05

Cape May City’s Christmas season kicks off Friday, December 5 at 7 p.m. pm with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Victorian Bandstand in Rotary Park. Get into the spirit of the holidays with a lively program that includes caroling, reading of the “The Night Before Christmas,” Santa Claus greeting children, and a performance by the Cape Harmonaires Barbershop Singers.

Sat, December 06

This self-guided tour 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. Includes admission to the Physick Estate and the Carriage House Gallery. Continuous shuttle service on heated trolleys.

December 6

The 47th Annual WCM Community Christmas Parade. Start your holiday season with the best Christmas Parade in Cape May County!Over three hours of family fun and entertainment. Always the first Saturday in December. Parade start time is 5 PM. Parade starts at the WCM Fire Hall, proceeds south on Broadway to West Perry and to the Washington St. Mall.

Crafts at Christmas

Saturday, December 6

10 am – 5 pm

Cape May Convention Hall


Click here for more information and registration form.

Sun, December 07

Immerse yourself in the storied world of Dickens with lectures and performances offered daily. Included is a Dickensian-style feast along with a wine tasting and a holiday tour of Cape May. All-inclusive packages are available at participating inns. Some events are available for individual purchase.

Sat, December 13



This self-guided tour 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. Includes admission to the Physick Estate and the Carriage House Gallery. Continuous shuttle service on heated trolleys.

December 13