The Wildwoods, NJ – August 30, 2021 – Get ready to ‘fall’ in love with the Wildwoods, NJ! The island resort is the ideal fall vacation destination – with pristine weather, minimal crowds, quiet beaches, a fun-filled boardwalk, prime hotels/motel locations at money-saving rates, great restaurants; and uniquely fall activities and exciting weekend events and festivals.

The Wildwoods’ signature outdoor activities and fun-filled events that continue through November make the Wildwoods the place to be in the fall. Savor the fall flavors, create priceless memories with loved ones; enjoy a serene escape or a thrilling adventure.

“Fall in the Wildwoods is like no other place at the New Jersey shore. With the school year starting back up again, many visitors escape to the Wildwoods to enjoy less crowds and discounted lodging prices; all while taking advantage of the continuous beautiful weather and outdoor fun with events and festivals every weekend,” said Executive Director/CFO of Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority (GWTIDA) John Siciliano.

The Wildwoods are home to unique restaurants and eateries, as well as popular wineries, breweries and distilleries. In the fall, these one-of-a-kind Wildwood landmarks embrace the change of season by offering delicious autumnal creations. Only in the Wildwoods can you sip on a seasonal brew while savoring the fresh catch of the day in the mild autumn air.

A favorite activity while vacationing in the Wildwoods is taking advantage of the island’s ‘Bikeability’. Bike riding is a popular pastime at the Jersey Shore, and no town seems to do biking better than the Wildwoods, especially during the fall months! Enjoy a mild ocean breeze while gazing at autumn leaves on the 12-mile, round-trip bike path that stretches from Diamond Beach at the far southern tip of the island, continuing onto the Wildwood Crest Dunes Bike Path, up onto the Wildwoods Boardwalk to North Wildwood’s Mulberry Bike Path to the North Wildwood Sea Wall.

Fall in the Wildwoods also means signature events and exciting festivals that draw hundreds of thousands of visitors even after summer has ended extending the tourist season well into November.

Here are some of the events happening in the Wildwoods this fall (post Labor Day):

September 2021

September 6-10 – Wildwoods Restaurant Week

Wildwoods Restaurant Week is back! Enjoy a 4-course Pre-Fix dinner for $40 per person plus tax & gratuity at participating restaurants Monday, September 6 – Friday, September 10. Visit chewwildwood.com to see a list of participating restaurants or call 267-254-2201 or 609-707-7295 for more information.

September 10-11 – New Year’s in North Wildwood

Both the top Mummers Brigades AND top Mummers String Bands from the New Year’s Day Parade in Philadelphia will entertain crowds in the pub district on Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood. The excitement kicks off Friday, September 10 at 6 p.m. with the Fancy Brigade Pub Crawl through local drinking establishments in the North Wildwood Entertainment District. A colorful Mummers parade will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 11 along Olde New Jersey Avenue where you can get up-close views of the beautiful costumes and intricate dance steps. (Fancy Brigades begin at 3 p.m. and the String Band Grand Finale begins at 4:30 p.m.) Rain date is Sunday, September 12. Admission is FREE, so come join in the fun and learn the famous Mummers Strut! For more information, call 609-522-2955 or visit NorthWildwood.com.

September 10-12 – North Wildwood Rec. Dept. Surf Fishing Competition

Registration for North Wildwood’s 52nd annual surf fishing competition is held at the Gazebo at 3rd & JFK Blvd. in North Wildwood. Participation fee is $15. The competition will take place Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11 from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, September 12 from 7-11 a.m. Prizes will be awarded at noon on Sunday for adult and youth divisions. For more information call 609-522-2955 or visit www.NorthWildwood.com

September 11 – North Wildwood September 11 Commemoration

Service will be held at the 15th Street Fire Station, 15th & Central Avenues, in North Wildwood. Commemoration of the 9/11 tragedies. Ceremony starts at 8:40 a.m. and is free to attend. For more information, call 609-522-2955 or visit NorthWildwood.com.

September 11 – Step to Remember

The Seaport Pier, 2201 Boardwalk in North Wildwood, will be hosting its first annual “Step to Remember Stair Climb Challenge” commemorating the brave attempts made by first responders 20 years ago from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. The 9/11 Step to Remember Fundraiser challenges participants to climb 110 stories of the World Trade Center just like the 343 Firefighters did 20 years ago. There will be two 5 story scaffolding staircase towers that resemble the twin towers, and each participant will sign up for an hour time slot to complete the 110 flights of stairs. This is not a race, it is an opportunity to not only remember the sacrifice of the fallen firefighters, but to complete their heroic journey. Benefitting four foundations supporting 9/11 victims and families, the event aims to raise over $100,000 in donations! Followed by a complimentary 2-hour happy hour for participants, the event is sure to be another great day on the Wildwood boardwalk. For more information call 484-433-2017 or visit StepToRemember.regfox.com/step-to-remember/.

September 11 – Wildwood Crest 9/11 Memorial Service

Taking place at 5:30 p.m. on New Jersey Avenue at Miami Avenue. Service to honor and remember those who perished in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. For more information call 609-522-5176 or visit WildwoodCrest.org.

September 11 – Wildwood September 11th Remembrance Ceremony 20th Anniversary

On Saturday, September 11 at 10:30 am, a solemn September 11, 2001 Remembrance Ceremony will take place at Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood. Organized by the Wildwood Business Improvement District for the past several years, the ceremony will honor and remember our fellow Americans who were killed on that tragic day, as well as the first responders who have died over the past 20 years due to 9/11 related illnesses. The ceremony will include 9/11 First Responders, representatives from the City of Wildwood Fire and Police Departments, as well as local religious and civic leaders. In addition to the speakers, The City of Wildwood Fire Department will present “Ringing of the Bell” and “Presenting of the Colors” by the City of Wildwood Honor Guard. Everyone is encouraged to attend and remember so that tragic day is never forgotten. Parking is FREE for Byrne Plaza Events in the parking lots behind the shops; on the east side of Pacific Avenue, between Oak and Schellenger Avenues, and on the west side of Pacific, between Oak and Wildwood Avenues. For more information call 609-523-1602 or email wildwoodbusinessdistrict@gmail.com.

September 11 – Wildwood Crest September Fest

September Fest will take place at 6101 New Jersey Avenue in Wildwood Crest from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy food trucks, artists, creatives and much more. For more information visit chrissymariedesigns.com or call 609-780-2761.

September 11 – Concert Under the Stars Series: The Blue Notes

FREE live entertainment at the Lou Booth Amphitheatre, 2nd & Ocean Avenues, in North Wildwood featuring “The Blue Notes” at 8 p.m. For more information call 609-522-7722, 800-882-7787 or visit NorthWildwood.com.

September 11 – Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series
FREE live music for the entire family featuring various artists! Happening at Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest at 7:30 p.m. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or beach chair! For more information, call 609-523-0202 or click here for the musical line up.

September 12 – Your First Mud Run

Your First Mud Run is the ONLY mud run in the country designed so both parents and kids can run together. Our courses are the perfect “first timer” event; anyone 5 years old and up can participate in the fun! We are the largest “family friendly” and “first timer” Mud Run in the country. The course is two loops that total two miles. The race will feature approximately 10 to 14 obstacles. And don’t forget that you can use the event as a fundraiser. It is the best mud run fundraiser system in the country where ANY CHARITY can raise money with this race. Any school, boy scout troop, girl scout troop, team, business, gymnastics club or any other organization can also use this great event as a fundraiser. The races are challenging, but anyone can do it and EVERYONE who is 5 years old and up is welcome. Races begin at 10 a.m. at 14th and JFK Blvd in North Wildwood. For more information call 800-563-0126 or visit YourFirstMudRun.com.

September 17-18 – Annual New Jersey State Firemen’s Convention & Parade

The Annual Convention of the New Jersey State Firemen and Life Members is held at the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring meetings, seminars and voting. Firetrucks from around the state will be displayed in the Wildwoods Convention Center parking lots and merchandise vendors can be found across the street at Fox Park. Apparatus and equipment display times are: Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Firemen’s Parade will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. along New Jersey Avenue, from Cresse Avenue in Wildwood Crest, proceeding north to 26th Avenue in North Wildwood. Congressmen Jeff Van Drew is the parade’s Grand Marshall. For more information on the Convention call 800-852-0137 or visit njsfa.com. For more information on the parade or outside vendor opportunities visit njfireexpo.com.

September 17-19 – ‘Boots at the Beach’ Country Music Festival

This festival will be held in the North Wildwood Entertainment District, along Olde New Jersey Avenue, featuring live country music, dancing, vendors, crafts and food. Hours are noon until 10 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the festival is FREE! For more information, call 609-770-8839 or visit bootsatthebeach.com.

September 17-19 – Morey’s Piers Oktoberfest

Join us for Oktoberfest, that ancient German tradition of merriment, roller coasters, tilt-a-whirls, beer, pretzels and bratwurst! Oktoberfest will be held on Morey’s Mariner’s Pier from 5-11 p.m. on Friday, September 17; from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 18; and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 19. At 5:45 p.m. on Friday, the festivities kick-off with a ceremonial keg tapping of Warsteiner beer and the Morey family clad in lederhosen. Jumbo’s restaurant will feature a special themed selection of Bavarian pretzels, bratwurst, German potato salad, schnitzel and more. On tap, guests will find a wide selection of beers and tasting flights to be enjoyed at an outdoor “biergarten” located behind Jumbo’s with live entertainment. Raise a glass and tap a toe as bands play throughout the night. Musical performances are scheduled for Friday from 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday from 1-5 p.m., then again from 6:30-10:30 p.m.; and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. For more information call 609-522-3900 or visit MoreysPiers.com/events.

September 18 – Concerts Under the Stars Series: Sensational Soul Cruisers

FREE live entertainment at the Lou Booth Amphitheatre, 2nd & Ocean Avenues, in North Wildwood featuring “Sensational Soul Cruisers” at 8 p.m. For more information call 609-522-7722, 800-882-7787 or visit NorthWildwood.com.

September 18 – Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series
FREE live music for the entire family featuring various artists! Happening at Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest at 7:30 p.m. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or beach chair! For more information, call 609-523-0202 or click here for the musical line up.

September 23-26 – Fall Wildwood Big Show: Classic Car Show

The Fall Boardwalk Classic Car Show is back with a twist for 2021! JSM Productions LLC welcomes you to the Fall 2021 Wildwood Big Show with two locations for one great weekend. The Fall Classic Car Show will be temporarily moved to Downtown Wildwood along Pacific Avenue. To make the weekend even more exciting, the Wildwoods Convention Center will feature the Big Show Ocean Invitational, Car Corral and vendors!

Location 1, Downtown Wildwood along Pacific Avenue, will feature all your favorite classic cars that are originally a part of the Boardwalk Classic Car Show. These classics of all makes and models are at least 25 years old or older. Participants and spectators alike can enjoy the cars, restaurants, bars and shops in Downtown Wildwood throughout the day while the show is going on from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. both Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25. Participants are invited to attend the award ceremony on Sunday, September 26 at 10 a.m., where the Downtown Top 40, Best of Show Stock, Best of Show Modified and The Old School Memorial Award will be presented. Participants will also enjoy all access to the Wildwoods Convention Center during the day if they’d like, as well as at night during the exclusive entertainment hours (participants and ticket holders only).

Location 2, the Wildwoods Convention Center Exhibit Hall, will host the Big Show Ocean Invitational, a hand-picked selection of high-end, specialty cars on display for viewing and purchase. The Big Show Car Corral will feature a variety of vehicles for sale by private owners, and vendors! The Wildwoods Convention Center will also be the place to be in the evening with exclusive entertainment hours special for participants and ticket holders. Open hours will be Friday, September 24 noon –  9 p.m., Saturday, September 25 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Sunday, September 26 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (daytime access is free to the general public, evenings after 5 p.m. for participants and ticket holders only). The Ocean Invitational participants are also invited to attend the Sunday morning award ceremony where the Ocean Invitational Top 20, Best Engine, Best Paint, Best Interior and Best Undercarriage awards will be presented.

Participants and vendors can register for the show via Regfox or download this form. For more information visit WildwoodCarShows.com or call 609-778-7887.

September 24-26 – Irish Fall Festival

The largest Irish Festival on the East Coast celebrating Irish heritage with dancing, music, food and craft vendors. Held along Olde New Jersey Avenue and surrounding pubs in North Wildwood from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily. Bus service is available throughout the Wildwoods on the event dates. Other festivities include a golf tournament, Irish dance lessons, 5K run and 1 mile walk, pipe exhibition, food court stage and beer garden, and Catholic Mass. The events conclude with a parade on Surf Avenue from 20th to Spruce and Olde New Jersey Avenues. For more info call 1-800-IRISH91 or 609-729-0075 or visit CMCAOH.com for a detailed schedule of events.

September 24-26 – Morey’s Piers Oktoberfest

Join us for Oktoberfest, that ancient German tradition of merriment, roller coasters, tilt-a-whirls, beer, pretzels and bratwurst! Mariner’s Pier will be open for Oktoberfest from 5-11 p.m. on Friday, September 24; from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 25; and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 26. Jumbo’s restaurant will feature a special themed selection of Bavarian pretzels, bratwurst, German potato salad, schnitzel and more. On tap, guests will find a wide selection of beers and tasting flights to be enjoyed at an outdoor “biergarten” located behind Jumbo’s with live entertainment. Raise a glass and tap a toe as bands play throughout the night. Musical performances are scheduled for Friday from 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday from 1-5 p.m., then again from 6:30-10:30 p.m.; and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. For more information call 609-522-3900 or visit MoreysPiers.com/events.

September 25 – Wildwood Crest Seafarers’ Celebration

Taking place at Sunset Lake & Centennial Park, Wildwood Crest. Enjoy a family-oriented outdoor festival from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. along beautiful Sunset Lake featuring fun, food and live entertainment. The festival ends with a free concert at Centennial Park at 7:30 p.m., followed by fireworks on the beach at Fern Road at 9 p.m. For more information, call 609-523-0202 or WildwoodCrest.org.

October 2021

October 1-2 – 15th Anniversary Olde Time Italian Festival

Celebrate Italian culture and heritage at Fox Park on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues in Wildwood on Friday, October 1 from 5-11 p.m., and Saturday, October 2 from noon until 11 p.m. Come experience an ‘Olde World’ family festival including a Procession of the Saints, delicious Italian food favorites, merchandise vendors, games, and continuous FREE live entertainment. A spaghetti eating contest will take place as well. SPECIAL for the 15th Anniversary Celebration, the Skyliners will perform Friday night and Bobby Rydell will perform Saturday night! Admission to the festival is FREE! For more information, call 609-729-7499.

October 1-3 – ‘The Race of Gentlemen’ Vintage Car & Motorcycle Beach Drag Races
Spectators and racers alike will experience a simpler time of when guys were gentlemen and cars were king! Over 100 vintage autos (pre-1934) and motorcycles (pre-1947) including Indian, Harley Davidson, Excelcior, Ford, Dodge Brothers and more will compete in an exhibition style beach race at the water’s edge on the Wildwood beach. Friday night features the “Night of the Troglodytes”, a pre-party chopper exhibit with live entertainment and dancing. Saturday and Sunday are race days which include vehicle displays “Customs by the Sea”. The entrance is located at the end of Morey’s Mariners Amusement Pier. Saturday night features a beach bonfire party after the beach races. No coolers are permitted on the beach; beverages and food will be available for sale for your convenience. Please note that race times may vary depending on ocean tide! Full weekend passes are available for purchase online and at the door. Single day tickets will only be available for purchase at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets visit TheRaceOfGentlemen.com.

October 1-3 – Morey’s Piers Oktoberfest

Join us for Oktoberfest, that ancient German tradition of merriment, roller coasters, tilt-a-whirls, beer, pretzels and bratwurst! Mariner’s Pier will be open for Oktoberfest from 5-11 p.m. on Friday, October 1; from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, October 2; and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 3. Jumbo’s restaurant will feature a special themed selection of Bavarian pretzels, bratwurst, German potato salad, schnitzel and more. On tap, guests will find a wide selection of beers and tasting flights to be enjoyed at an outdoor “biergarten” located behind Jumbo’s with live entertainment. Raise a glass and tap a toe as bands play throughout the night. Musical performances are scheduled for Friday from 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday from 1-5 p.m., then again from 6:30-10:30 p.m.; and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. For more information call 609-522-3900 or visit MoreysPiers.com/events.

October 2 – Wildwood Crest October Fest

October Fest will take place at 6101 New Jersey Avenue in Wildwood Crest from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy food trucks, artists, creatives and much more. For more information visit chrissymariedesigns.com or call 609-780-2761.

October 2-3 – Crest Best Run Fest

The 4th Annual Crest Best Run Fest, presented by Inspira Health, is a world class running event almost entirely in the Borough of Wildwood Crest, NJ, the home of DelMoSports! After a successful two years, we are excited to continue hosting this event in early October. This event features 5 races over 2 days for runners seeking the ultimate experience and swag. For more information call 609-849-8908 or visit DelmoSports.com.

October 8-10 – Morey’s Piers Oktoberfest

Join us for Oktoberfest, that ancient German tradition of merriment, roller coasters, tilt-a-whirls, beer, pretzels and bratwurst! Mariner’s Pier is the location for Oktoberfest and f runs from 5-11 p.m. on Friday, October 8; from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, October 9; and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 10. Jumbo’s restaurant will feature a special themed selection of Bavarian pretzels, bratwurst, German potato salad, schnitzel and more. On tap, guests will find a wide selection of beers and tasting flights to be enjoyed at an outdoor “biergarten” located behind Jumbo’s with live entertainment. Raise a glass and tap a toe as traditional Oktoberfest bands play throughout the night. Musical performances are scheduled for Friday from 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday from 1-5 p.m., then again from 6:30-10:30 p.m.; and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. For more information call 609-522-3900 or visit MoreysPiers.com/events.

October 9 – The Wildwoods Food & Music Festival

Formerly the Wildwoods Seafood and Music Festival, this family fun event will feature live bands, a kids area, dozens of food and craft vendors in Downtown Wildwood. The festival will take place from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. For more information, call 609-729-4000 or visit Wildwoods.com.

October 15-16 – Fabulous ‘50s and Beyond 15th Anniversary Celebration

Friday night features a ’50s Dance Party with the Cameos at the Wildwoods Convention Center from 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 plus tax per person. A FREE street fair will take place at Fox Park across from the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. featuring classic cars, food and craft vendors, a Doo Wop Bus Tour, and live entertainment. Saturday night’s concert in the Wildwoods Convention Center’s Oceanfront Arena begins at 7 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) featuring music from the 1950’s with Little Anthony & The Imperials, the 1960’s with Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, and the 1970’s with The Spinners plus The Mahoney Brothers performing as Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis. Tickets are on sale at the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce located at 3306 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood. Additional ticket sales will be at the Wildwoods Convention Center Box Office, through Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations. For more information, call 609-729-4000 or visit Wildwoods.com.

October 30 – North Wildwood Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Block Party

Held along Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood, this annual family fun event features music, magic, balloon twisting and more! Families are encouraged to bring their vehicles decorated for Halloween. Vehicle check-in is at 4:30 p.m., and event is from 5:30-7 p.m. Children in costumes can visit each car where families will provide treats from the trunks of their cars. There will be no judging of the children’s costumes, but prizes will be awarded to the best decorated vehicles. Registration for vehicles is FREE and forms are available at 900 Central Avenue in North Wildwood or at City Hall. All vehicles participating in the event must be registered. Parking for visitors will be available in the municipal lot at 2nd and Olde New Jersey Avenues. For more information, call 609-522-2955 or visit NorthWildwood.com.

October 30 – Greater Wildwood Elks Halloween Haunted House

Trick-or-treaters walk through a “haunted house” and receive treats at the Elks Lodge, 109 West 1st Avenue, in North Wildwood from 5:30-8 p.m. This event is FREE to participate. For more information, call 609-729-2170.

November 2021

November 14 – Spirit Brands American Rec and School Cheerleading Championships

The championships will take place at the Wildwoods Convention Center from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (times are subject to change). Cheerleading event will be open to all rec and school programs that are members of the American Recreation and School Cheer Association. Performances will be choreographed to music and sound effects, and winning teams will be awarded prizes. An admission fee will be charged at the door the day of the event. 866-52-CHEER or SpiritBrands.org

November 20 – November Fest
November Fest will take place at 6101 New Jersey Avenue in Wildwood Crest from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy food trucks, artists, creatives and much more. For more information visit chrissymariedesigns.com or call 609-780-2761.

November 27 – Wildwoods Outdoor Holiday Shopping Village & Small Business Saturday

The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce (GWCOC) presents the 2nd Annual Wildwoods Holiday Shopping Village – a completely outdoor shopping experience – happening at Byrne Plaza in Downtown Wildwood from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Local small business vendors will be on hand for you to purchase the perfect holiday gift! Local Artisans, Jewelry, Specialty Shops, Handcrafted Items, Holiday Decorations, Baked Goods, Boutique Shops, Gifts, Gift Cards for Wildwoods Restaurants & Activities, Holiday Entertainment & Music, Raffle & More. This event will also serve as a gift drop location for The Lynch Who Stole Christmas From The GrYnch children’s Christmas gift program. For more information contact the GWCOC at 609-729-4000 or follow us on FACEBOOK at Wildwoods Holiday Shopping Village. Rain date is Sunday, November 28.

*Please note that the information and dates above are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information please visit, Wildwoodsnj.com/events-calendar/.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.  

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