Cape May: August Events

Cape May Baby Parade
Friday, August 1
11 am
Congress Street Beach Avenue

Stand up and cheer for the youngsters at the 81st Annual Cape May Baby Parade on Friday, August 1. The parade will march off at 11 a.m. from Congress Hall on the beachfront and end near Convention Hall where awards will be presented. Trophies will be awarded in separate categories including Pretty Baby, Decorated Baby Carriage, Children Walking in Fancy Dress, Children Walking in Comic Dress, and Decorated on Wheels. There will also be awards for Best Float (motorized or pulled) and Best Overall Entry. The rain date for the parade is Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. For more information or to register for the parade, visit www.discovercapemaynj.com or call (609) 884-9565.

Craft & Flea Market
August 2 (Rain date August 3)
9 am -5 pm
Wilbraham Park, Broadway & West Perry Streets
Admission: Free
For more information, contact Diane & Chuck Terrel at 732-229-3359.

National Night Out
Tuesday, August 5
6 pm – 9 pm

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 fight and prevent crime. For more information about the event or how to participate, call Capt. Rob Sheehan at (609) 884-9514.

BLITHE SPIRIT by Noel Coward

August 6 – September 19
Tues – Sun 8PM
Cape May Stage, 405 Lafayette Street

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!
Box Office: (609) 770-8311
www.capemaystage.org

National Lighthouse Day at the Cape May Lighthouse
August 7
9 am–2 pm
Cape May Lighthouse, Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point

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

3rd Annual Craft Beer & Crab Festival
August 9
11 am– 8 pm
The Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

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.
Admission: Free entry to the grounds (food, beverages, and some activities are available for purchase)
Presented 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. Proceeds benefit MAC’s educational outreach programs.

Promenade Craft Show
August 9 – 10
10 am – 5 pm
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue
Promenade, Beach Avenue at the Convention Center

Admission: Free
For more information, visit www.discovercapemaynj.com or call (609) 884-9565.

Art in the Park
August 16 (Rain date August 17)
10 am–6 pm
Wilbraham Park, Broadway & West Perry Streets

Admission: Free
For more information, contact Diane Flanegan at 609-884-8382.

23rd Annual Mid-Atlantic $500,000
August 17 – 22
Canyon Club Marina

“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. For more information, visit www.ma500.com or call: 609-884-2400, Bob Glover Tournament Director

Jr. Clamshell Pitching Tournament
Friday, August 29
11 am – 3 pm
Windsor Beach

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. The tournament is open to boys and girls in two age groups—under 10 and 10–17. The tournament is free, shells are provided, and there are trophies for all winners and runners-up. And there’s free instruction from the pros, so participants don’t even need pitching experience! Named in memory of Rich Reinhart (the former president and founder of the International Clamshell Pitching Club of Cape May), the tournament is now carried on by Rich’s daughter, Stephanie Stephens. For additional information, contact The City of Cape May at (609) 884-9565.

Tomato Festival
August 30 (Rain date August 31)
9 am–5 pm
Wilbraham Park, Broadway & West Perry Streets

This annual event features Jersey fresh-grown tomatoes, tomato jewelry, tomato soups, tomato tacos & all things tomato, as well as fine vendors, South Jersey artists, and handmade jewelry.
Admission: Free
Sponsored by the West Cape May Business Association. For more information, contact Diane Flanegan at 609-884-8382.

Summer Send-Off Craft Show
August 30 and 31
10 am – 5 pm
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue

Promenade, Beach Avenue at the Convention Center
Admission: Free
For more information, visit www.discovercapemaynj.com or call (609) 884-9565.