Summer in Wildwood and Cape May, New Jersey

Summer in Wildwood and Cape May, New Jersey

Summertime and the livin’ is easy! Wildwood is about to explode with travelers wanting to relax and spend time in the hot sun and cool ocean water!  The population can swell to nearly 250,000 people during the summer months! Wildwood, New Jersey is one of the top vacation destinations for family’s because there is literally something for everyone here!

The biggest plus for me is that has a resort right in Wildwood! ‘Esplanade Suites’ is only about a 5-minute walk from the start of the boardwalk, near the famous ‘Wildwoods’ sign! We load up the wagon and take a nice stroll to the boardwalk for the day. We used to have to pay for parking, but now we can simply walk to the fun and excitement.

I have gone to Wildwood for the past two years, and this will be my third year in a row visiting. I really enjoy Wildwood because the people are so friendly and easy going. The town has an old-time charm to it, and it feels a little like home. There is still a lot to do, but it is more family oriented and relaxing. I like the slow pace of things rather than the hustle and bustle.

The Wildwood boardwalk is the best boardwalk I have ever been to because there are different piers to enjoy. If you want to go to an aquarium, water park or amusement park, this boardwalk has it! If you’re hungry or thirsty, there are tons of different restaurants and shops to enjoy. Don’t forget to stop and sample some fudge at the ‘Fudge Kitchen’ and real saltwater taffy at ‘Douglass Fudge!’

Of course, the summer is the most popular time to vacation. There are lots of festivals, shows, concerts and events held at the Wildwoods Convention Center this time of year. You can find something new to do each and every day during the summer. Wildwood hosts more than 180 special events each year, check some out below! June starts the ‘Friday Night Fireworks on the Beach!’ If you want to check out things happening in the Wildwoods area during the Spring season, check out the Sundance Vacations ‘Spring in Wildwood’ blog!

JUNE EVENTS

06/21/2019 FIRST DAY OF SUMMER
06/21/2019-06/23/2019 North Wildwood Italian-American Festival
06/22/2019-06/23/2019 New Jersey Truck Invasion
06/23/2019-08/25/2019 Fox Park Amphitheater Concerts
06/24/2019 Downtown Wildwood Monday Night in The Plaza ~ NEW!
06/24/2019-08/25/2019 Wildwood Talent Showcase
06/25/2019-08/20/2019 Tuesday Night FREE Movies in the Plaza
06/26/2019-06/26/2019 Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series
06/27/2019 Downtown Wildwood Music in the Plaza
06/28/2019-08/23/2019 Friday Night Fireworks on the Beach
06/29/2019-06/30/2019 Cape Express Beach Blast Soccer
06/29/2019-07/02/2019 Youth for Christ Heatwave
05/26/2019-09/01/2019 Sunrise on Sunday Veteran Flag Service

 

JULY SUMMER EVENTS          

07/01/2019-08/26/2019 FREE Magic Show at the Flow House

 

07/01/2019-08/19/2019 Wildwood Crest Sunset Celebrations

 

07/02/2019-08/29/2019 Boardwalk Parades

 

07/03/2019-08/28/2019 Duffy String Band Performances

 

07/03/2019-08/28/2019 Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series

 

07/04/2019 Downtown Wildwood Music in the Plaza

 

07/04/2019 Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

 

07/04/2019 Patriotic Pooch Parade

 

07/05/2019-07/07/2019 Boardwalk Craft Show

 

07/05/2019 Paranormal Presentation by The Hartwell Collection ~ NEW!

4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza

07/05/2019-07/07/2019 Sports Card, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show

 

07/06/2019 Wildwood Crest Summer Concert

 

07/06/2019-08/31/2019 Concerts under the Stars Series

 

07/06/2019-07/07/2019 Downtown Wildwood 80’s Dance Band Concert Weekend ~NEW!

 

07/06/2019 Sidewalk Chalk Competition

 

07/07/2019-08/15/2019 Anglesea Night Market

 

07/08/2019 Cape May County Lifeguard Championships

 

07/08/2019-07/13/2019 Dance Xplosion National Dance Finals

 

07/09/2019 West cape May Farmers Market

 

07/10/2019 Family Fun Crafts Show at the Lighthouse

 

07/11/2019 Downtown Wildwood Music in the Plaza

 

07/12/2019- Beschen-Callahan Memorial Lifeguard Races

 

07/12/2019-07/14/2019 NJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival

 

07/12/2019 Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival

 

07/13/2019 Annual Duke of Fluke Fishing Tournament

 

07/13/2019 Boogie Board Races

 

07/13/2019-07/14/2019 Wildwood Cornhole Tournament

 

07/14/2019-07/19/2019 Sophisticated Productions National Dance Competition

 

07/15/2019 Downtown Wildwood Monday Night in The Plaza ~ NEW!

 

07/16/2019 West cape May Farmers Market

 

07/17/2019-07/18/2019 Miss North Wildwood Pageant/Crowning

 

07/17/2019 USLA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships

 

07/18/2019 Anglesea Night Market

 

07/19/2019 Last day: Sophisticated Productions National Dance Competition

 

07/20/2019 Sun and Sand Police & Fire Survivors 5k Run/1 Mile Walk

 

07/20/2019 Wildwood Crest Christmas in July Festival

 

07/20/2019 WWE Live Summer Slam Heatwave Tour

 

07/20/2019-07/21/2019 Cape Express More Beach Blast Soccer

 

07/20/2019-07/21/2019 Boardwalk Craft Show

 

07/20/2019-07/22/2019 Dinner Theater Cabaret Style

 

07/21/2019 Railroad Days at Historic Cold Spring Village

 

07/22/2019 Wildwood Beach Patrol & 21 Down’s Day at the Beach

 

07/23/2019 USLA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships

 

07/24/2019-07/25/2019 Paranormal Presentation by The Hartwell Collection ~ NEW!

 

07/25/2019 Downtown Wildwood Music in the Plaza

 

07/26/2019 Dutch Hoffman Lifeguard Championships

 

07/27/2019-07/28/2019 Ultimate Beach Frisbee Tournament

 

07/28/2019 Crest Sunset Fest & Movie Night

 

07/29/2019 2019 Downtown Wildwood Monday Night in The Plaza ~ NEW!

 

07/29/2019-08/08/2019 Back to School Warehouse Clothing Sale

 

07/30/2019 The Wildwoods Loves Waddler’s Contest

 

07/31/2019 Wildwoods Baby Parade

 

 

AUGUST EVENTS

08/01/2019 Anglesea Night Market

 

08/01/2019 Downtown Wildwood Music in the Plaza

 

08/02/2019 The 84th Annual Cape May Baby Parade

 

08/03/2019 Wildwood Beach Patrol Pier to Pier Challenge

 

08/03/2019-08/04/2019 ‘Battle at the Beach’ Grappling Tournament

 

08/03/2019-08/04/2019 Boardwalk Craft Show

 

08/03/2019-08/04/2019 Cure at the Shore

 

08/03/2019-08/04/2019 Downtown Wildwood Inaugural Rib-Off Festival~NEW!

 

08/04/2019 Life Rolls On

 

08/05/2019 Wine and Paint Night at Willow Creek Winery

 

08/06/2019 National Night Out – North Wildwood

 

08/06/2019 National Night Out – Wildwood Crest

 

08/07/2019 National Lighthouse Day

 

08/08/2019 Downtown Wildwood Music in the Plaza

 

08/08/2019-08/11/2019 Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash

 

08/07/2019 Watercolors with Wine at Seaside Cheese Co.

 

08/09/2019 Fire Pit Friday with Live Music at Willow Creek Winery

 

08/10/2019 Annual SOCS Survivors of Cancer Fundraiser

 

08/10/2019 Charlie Butler Memorial Beach Day ‘Storm the Wildwood Surf’ Event

 

08/10/2019 Jus Nice Sneaker Convention

 

08/10/2019 Wildwood Crest 5K Beach Run

 

08/10/2019 East Lynne Theatre Company Presents: The Rainmaker

 

08/10/2019-08/11/2019 Baseball on the Beach

 

08/10/2019-08/11/2019 Boardwalk Craft Show

 

08/10/2019-08/11/2019 Downtown Wildwood Jazz & Wine Festival~NEW!

 

08/11/2019 Ghost Walks at Historic Cold Spring Village

 

08/12/2019 Downtown Wildwood Monday Night in The Plaza ~ NEW!

 

08/13/2019 Around the Island Row

 

08/14/2019-08/17/2019 Harlem Globetrotters

 

08/15/2019 Wedding of the Sea

 

08/15/2019 Anglesea Night Market

 

08/15/2019 Downtown Wildwood Music in the Plaza

 

08/16/2019 Dinner at the Red Store & a Full Moon Climb of the Cape May Lighthouse

 

08/17/2019 Beatlemania Again Live in Concert

 

08/17/2017 The Margarita Mile

 

08/17/2019-08/18/2019 Baseball on the Beach

 

08/17/2019-08/18/2019 Boardwalk Craft Show

 

08/18/2019 The 28th Annual Mid-Atlantic Tournament

 

08/19/2019 Downtown Wildwood 5 Fabulous Days of FITNESS IN THE PLAZA

 

08/20/2019 Free Family Fun- Magic Show

 

08/21/2019 The Drifters at the Cape May Convention Hall

 

08/22/2019 Downtown Wildwood Music in the Plaza

 

08/23/2019-08/25/2019 Sports Card, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show

 

08/24/2019 ‘Tri the Wildwoods’ Triathlon, 5K & Kids Triathlon

 

08/25/2019-08/29/2019 Wildwoods Restaurant Week

 

08/26/2019 Reggae Wednesday at Willow Creek

 

08/27/2019 Free Family Fun- Magic Show

 

08/28/2019 Doo Wop Back to the 50’s Neon Night Tours

 

08/29/2019 Downtown Wildwood Music in the Plaza

 

08/30/2019 Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Spectacular

 

08/30/2019-09/01/2019 Boardwalk Craft Show

 

08/31/2019-09/01/2019 Shore Stop Dance Convention

 

 

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

09/01/2019 Wildwood Block Party & Music Festival

 

09/02/2019 LAST DAY OF SUMMER

 

 

 

Are you planning your first vacation to Wildwood, New Jersey this year? There are many different ‘Things to do in Wildwood and Cape May!’ Your family will love you if you plan a ‘Wildwood Family Vacation’ because there are many ‘Great Family Attractions’ to enjoy. There is literally something for everyone here! “Go Ahead, Getaway!”

Wildwood Fun Facts

1. “Wildwoods” is a term used to bring the four Wildwood communities together. They are Wildwood Crest, the City of Wildwood, the City of North Wildwood and the Borough of West Wildwood.
2. Wildwood beach is growing at a rate of 100 feet a year and is one of the ONLY places on the East Coast where the shoreline is not shrinking!
3. In 2008-2009, a section of the boardwalk had to be rebuilt using Ipe tropical hardwood, instead of the environmentally friendly black locust wood.
4. Access to Wildwood beaches is FREE all year long!
5. The Wildwood Boardwalk has more rides and attractions than ‘Disneyland’ and has more places to eat than the ‘Mall of America’.
6. Did you know your friends and family can watch you visit the famous ‘Wildwoods’ sign in live time? They have a camera watching the sign 24 hours a day! Check out the link here!
7. A replica of the ‘Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall’ can be found at ‘Fox Park’, adjacent from the Wildwoods Convention Center. ( Between Burk and Montgomery Ave) The wall stretches 240 feet long and has 58,913 names of our country’s fallen heroes from the Vietnam War etched on black granite. ( The original can be found in Washington D.C.)
8. The Wildwood board walk is made of more than 70,000 wooden planks and stretches just over two miles!
9. Some might be surprised to learn that ‘Wildwood Crest’ is a dry town. You can bring alcohol in, but they do not sell it anywhere.
10. Wildwood is home of the beverage known as the ‘Lime Rickey’.

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