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Wednesday, June 19, 2024


August brings waves of events

By On Deck Staff

There’s plenty to do around Cape May County in August. Besides all the events on our What’s On Deck calendar, there are some great ongoing activities.
Hidden Treasures Garden Tour, Leaming’s Run Gardens on Route 9 North, Court House. Every Saturday in August discover why Karen Rogers and David Murphy of 6 ABC Action News call Leaming’s Run a “Hidden Treasure” of the Jersey Shore. The guided tour will introduce you to the 25 expertly crafted themed gardens that comprise the largest annual garden in the USA. The tour will also cover gardening techniques with a focus on hummingbird gardens. 609-465-5871
Family Fun Fests and Campfire Circles at the Nature Center of Cape May, Aug 6 and 13 at 6 p.m. Located at Cape May Harbor on 1600 Delaware Ave. Aug. 6 is Animal Olympics and Aug. 13 is Crab Fest (costumes are encouraged). Hands-on activities along with games for the whole family. Each night is followed by a campfire circle complete with songs and roasted marshmallows. Preregister by calling 609-898-8848.
Cape May County Zoo
Stretching 128 acres, the Cape May County Zoo offers plenty of activities, from playground areas, tennis and volleyball courts, jogging and biking trails, and even baseball fields. Free admission, over 100 species of wildlife.
Family Night Dance Party
Bring the whole family and dance the night away under the stars. Located at the Promenade on JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue in Sea Isle City. Every Thursday night through August at 7:30 pm. Call 609-263-TOUR.
Market Days in Ocean City
Located on Asbury Avenue every Thursday in August. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. face painters, balloon sculptors, and entertainment line the street.
Radio Disney Night On The Boardwalk
Every Tuesday night in August the Wildwood boardwalk will be lined with Disney Party Patrols, Disney Channel TV Stars, Disney Costumed Characters, and Disney Musical Talent free in concert.
Beach Aerobics
Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Lou Booth Amphitheatre, Second and Ocean avenues, North Wildwood. $5 per class, bring exact change and bottled water.
Inn to Inn Tours
Ocean City every Thursday in August. Tickets are $13 per person which includes trolley transportation and refreshments. Pick up is at 2 p.m. on Seventh and Central avenues at the Ticket Booth. Tour lasts till 4 p.m. Each tour includes an excursion to four inns and a sightseeing tour of the city’s historic district. 609-399-2629
Cape May Women’s Community Club’s 33rd Annual Peach Festival
Event is full of peaches, cobblers, pies, beverages, snacks, crafts, books, plants, toys, and jewelry. Supports scholarship fund and local charities. 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Auditorium on Ocean Street. 884-1866
Down Town Shopping Night
Every Wednesday night in August in downtown Ocean City from 5–8 p.m. “Happy Hour on the Avenue,” in-store specials, refreshments, dinner specials, music, and smiles. Free parking.
Free Summer Concerts under the Stars at the Promenade and JFK Boulevard, Sea Isle City at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. 263-8687
Free Movies on the Beach in Cape May Every Thursday night through Aug. 21 behind Convention Hall at 7:30 p.m. Kid’s activities also available.
Wildwood Block Party
Family fun and entertainment featuring clowns, face painting, kids karaoke, rides and appearances by major entertainers. Free. 609-522-2444

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