There is always something going on in the Wildwoods. There are events for everyone in the family such as the Boardwalk Classic Show, Monster Trucks, Motor cross racing and the Powerboat racing. The International Kite festival, Fabulous 50's Weekend, the Craft Shows and who can forget the Irish Festival. During the vacation season there is a fireworks display on the beach every Friday night. Check the Event listings below to find when your favorite events are scheduled.
5/2 5/2 Seashore Foods Trade Show
Wildwoods Convention Center's Starlight Ballroom. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free Admission. Trade show is restricted to adults affiliated with or having a bonafide interest in the food service industry only. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to showcase their finest, most up-to-date products and services to the local community. For additional information contact Seashore Food at 609.886.3100 or http://www.SeashoreFood.com.
5/3 5/6 Tournament of Bands Indoor Championships
Wildwoods Convention Center. All-Chapter Atlantic Coast Championship featuring performers ranging from middle school through college level encompassing marching bands, indoor guard, majorette, percussion and dance teams, as well as jazz bands from NJ, PA, NY, DE, MD, IN and WV. Thurs: 10 am - 11:30 pm; Fri: 9:30 am - 11:30 pm; Sat: 7 am - 12:30 am; Sun: 8 am - 6 pm. Admission fee. For more information call 609.849.8553 or visit http://www.njatob.org for a detailed schedule of events.
5/9 5/9 Wildwoods Restaurant Showcase
Enjoy a sampling of mouth-watering dishes and decadent desserts from dozens of the Wildwoods' finest restaurants and specialty shops. Held at the Bolero Resort & Conference Center, 3320 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood. All proceeds benefit the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce Foundation and scholarships for area high school students. 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. An auction of fantastic prizes will be held. Tickets are available at the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce Office in advance or at the door the night of the event. $25 per person. 609.729.4000 or http://www.Wildwoods.com
5/10 5/12 Tall Cedars Convention
Wildwoods Convention Center. 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily. Independent Masonic organization convention. Parade on Saturday beginning at 21st and Atlantic Avenues in North Wildwood and proceeds south to Andrews Avenue in Wildwood. Parade starts at 10 a.m. For more information call 717.232.5991 or visit http://www.TallCedars.org.
5/10 5/13 Spring Boardwalk Classic Car Show
An incredible collection of classic cars and trucks will be displayed on the Wildwoods Boardwalk on Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. The "Boardwalk Top 40" winners will be displayed Saturday at 5 p.m. in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center. An awards ceremony will be held on Sunday from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center, where trophies and prizes will be presented to all of the weekend’s winners. For more information, call 609.522.4546 or visit http://www.WildwoodMotorEvents.com.
5/11 5/13 “Beach Classic” International Gymnastics Championships
Wildwoods Convention Center. The United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs and Flyers’ Gymnastics will hold this International Gymnastics Championships featuring gymnasts from the USA and abroad. Over 500 athletes compete on floor exercise, balance beam, uneven bars, and horse vault. The competition routines will be choreographed to music and medals will be awarded. FRI: 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; SAT: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; SUN: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children. 609.704.9700 or http://www.USAIGCNJ.com
5/13 5/13 Moreys Piers Mother's Day Celebration
Celebrate Mother's Day with the entire family! While there's always fun for everyone at Morey's Piers, Mom gets some extra TLC! From 11 a.m until 5 p.m. Mothers ride FREE on Mariner's Landing and Surfside Piers located on the Wildwoods Boardwalk. All moms can pick up a complimentary wristband at any ticket booth. Take Mom for a spin with rides, games, food and entertainment for the whole family! 609.522.3900 or http://www.MoreysPiers.com
5/17 5/19 Knights of Columbus Convention
Wildwoods Convention Center. Annual meeting of the New Jersey State Council, Knights of Columbus. Business sessions will be held Friday from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Members only. A blood drive for the American Red Cross will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. 973.736.5632 or http://www.njkofc.org
5/18 5/19 Murder Mystery Weekend
Enjoy a weekend of "Who Done It" in Wildwood, NJ! The event includes a ticket to the Welcome Party & Old Fashion Drive In Movie – Enjoy a night under the stars watching a fun 1950’s era movie; Breakfast Ticket – Complete breakfast at choice of selected restaurants; Dinner Ticket – 3 Course Dinner at choice of selected restaurants; Ticket to the Murder Mystery Show & Sock Hop – Take a stroll back in time to the local gymnasium solve the Murder Mystery of Who Killed Peggy Sue at the Hop and dance to some of the great sounds of the ’50s and ’60s; and a Case File for Scavenger Hunt. Tickets only available at the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce, 3306 Pacific Avenue in Wildwood. For more information call 609.729.4000 or visit http://www.Wildwoods.com.
5/19 5/19 Captain Kidd Pirate Day
Pirate costume parade begins on 26th & the Boardwalk at 11 a.m. Treasure hunt to follow at 19th & beach, North Wildwood for children ages 12 and under. Prizes include cash, bikes, weekend stays, gift cards and more. To register for the parade ONLY call 609.522.2955. Registration not necessary to participate in the treasure hunt on the beach. http://www.NorthWildwood.com.
5/19 5/19 The Ride To Defeat ALS Bike Ride
Morey's Piers hosts this annual fundraiser to help fight against Lou Gehrigs Disease. Entrance fee for participants. 609.522.3900 or http://www.als-express.org
5/19 5/22 The Greater New Jersey United Methodist Annual Conference
Annual conference at the Wildwoods Convention Center with various sessions held daily. For more information call 877.677.2594 or visit http://www.gnjumc.org.
5/25 5/25 Unlocking of the Ocean Media Day Event
It's time to get your feet sandy! Come join us to officially start the summer season at 12 noon on the beach next to the Widwoods Convention Center. A large, ornate key will be used to 'unlock' the ocean, along with guest speakers and kites in the air. This event is FREE to attend. 609.729.9000
5/25 5/27 Regional Gymnastics Championships
Wildwoods Convention Center. The United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs will hold a regional gymnastics championship featuring competitions on the floor, balance beam, uneven bars and vault. The competitions will be choreographed to music and prizes will be awarded. Competitions will be held 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Friday; 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Saturday; and 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $15 for adults; $10 for children. 609.407.7000 or http://www.usaigcnj.com
5/25 5/28 Wildwoods International Kite Festival
The largest kite festival in North America taking place on the Beach at Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring kite makers from around the world flying their most incredible colorful creations. Event begins on Friday at 12 noon with the 'Unlocking of the Ocean' media event on the beach at Roberts Avenue featuring a special Wildwoods Icon Wall Mural Unveiling. Festivities continue with the opening of the Festival Field Tent and the 9 p.m. illuminated kite fly at Rio Grande Avenue and the beach. Saturday and Sunday include the East Coast Stunt Kite Championships on the beach starting at 9 a.m. daily, as well as kite exhibits and workshops. A Kite Festival Auction will be held in the Wildwoods Convention Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday night and is open to the public - many unique kites and collectibles will be auctioned off. Monday will feature the World Indoor Kite Competition from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center where kite fliers will showcase their impressive ability to fly a kite without wind. FREE to spectators! For more information call 732.822.4884 or visit http://www.SkyFestivals.com.
5/26 5/27 Boardwalk Craft Show
The Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue, rain or shine. All handmade products. Sat: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. 609.522.0378, 609.522.0198 or http://www.BoardwalkCrafts.com
5/26 9/1 Downtown Wildwood Farmer's Market
The Downtown Wildwood Farmer's Market will take place every Saturday from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, rain or shine. The market is located at 3501 Pacific Avenue (on the corner of Schellenger & Pacific Avenues) featuring fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, plants, local honey, nuts, tea products, meats, cheeses, gourmet herb mixes, handmade soaps, fresh made salads, local wine, hand made goods, and much more! There will be live music, family entertainment and a live broadcast from 98.7 The Coast every week. FREE parking is available behind the market - enter on Schellenger or Oak Avenue. For more information, call 609.523.1602 or visit http://www.DoWildwood.com.
5/27 5/27 Wildwood Crest Summer Kickoff Concert
Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue in Wildwood Crest at 7:30 p.m. FREE outdoor all-ages concert featuring dance and party hits by The Fabulous Greaseband. Bring a blanket or beach chair. 609.523.0202 or http://www.VisitWildwoodCrest.com
5/28 5/28 North Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony
Memorial Day Ceremony at the North Wildwood Veterans Monument, Spruce & New York Avenues, in North Wildwood. 10 a.m. Hosted by VFW Post 5941. There will also be a service earlier that morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse flagpole where the names of the VFW Post 5941 members who have deceased since last Memorial Day will be read and their service honored.
5/28 5/28 Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony
Memorial Day Ceremonies at the Wildwood American Legion Post #184, 4200 Atlantic Ave. in Wildwood at 11 a.m. featuring speakers, recognition of deceased comrades, firing squad, "Taps" and wreath laying ceremonies at the Post, the Memorial Walk, and at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Police Explorers will also lay a wreath in the ocean along with Wildwood's Beach Patrol behind the Wildwoods Convention Center. Hosted by the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 955 and the American Legion Post #184. 609.522.3613
5/30 6/1 Morey's Piers Annual Education Extravaganza
Mariners Pier, Schellenger Ave, Wildwood. Learning becomes a 'day at the beach' when students in grades three through twelve enjoy a day of hands-on learning and interactive participation utilizing the beach and Morey's Piers amusements. 609.522.3900 ext 1195 or http://www.MoreysPiers.com
5/31 6/3 NJ State Elks Convention
Annual convention of the New Jersey Elks at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Parade will step off on Saturday at noon at 25th & Atlantic Avenues in North Wildwood. 609.585.3215 or http://www.njelks.org
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