Calendar of Events

Sat, August 30

CAPE MAY CONVENTION HALL

SATURDAY, JULY 26, AUGUST 16 AND AUGUST 30 AT 8 PM

Summer Send-Off Craft Show

August 30 and 31

10 am – 5 pm

Promenade

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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

MUTT STRUT

Saturday, September 13 from 8 AM to Noon

Donation $1 per leg  ($2 per person, $4 per dog), Kids under 10, free with adult

Auction, K-9 Demos, Dog Information

Benefits K-9 Protective Vests for CMC Sheriff’s Office and area dog training programs

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.

Sun, September 21

Cape May Convention Hall hosts Cape May area wineries and the Cape May Brewing Co. alongside Cape May’s fine restaurants, along with local artisans and crafts persons displaying their food and wine-related merchandise. Taste samples from each and discover the tastes of Cape May! Entertainment by Bluebone.

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 www.capemaychamber.com.

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

CAPE MAY CONVENTION HALL

SATURDAY, 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 www.capemaymac.org.

 

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 norrisclark@me.com or www.TEDxCapeMay.com.

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

Since its debut in 2012, the Exit 0 International Jazz Fest has quickly become an attraction for world class musicians and music afici

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

8:00pm

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

 

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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