The Wildwoods, NJ – May 19, 2022 – With summer right around the corner, the Wildwoods have planned a full schedule of fun-filled events for the entire season. The summer is jam-packed with exciting events and for all ages – including some that are new for 2022.
June 4-5 PigDog Beach Volleyball Classic
The 2nd annual PigDog Beach Volleyball Classic will take place Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5. Featured courts will be located at Morey’s PigDog Beach Bar located on the beach directly behind Morey’s Mariners Pier, with additional courts on the adjacent Schellenger Avenue and Lincoln Avenue beaches. Teams of two will compete in various divisions based on age/skill level, while teams of six participate in a recreational division. Top level players compete for prize money, and all lower divisions play for merchandise prizes. In addition, Sunday’s junior division winners will earn bids to AVP America Junior Nationals. Play begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. daily. For more information, call 732-778-9684 or visit GreatAmericanVolleyball.com.
June 11 The Ride to Defeat ALS Bike Ride
This year’s Jersey Shore Ride to Defeat ALS will feature fully supported routes including support vehicles and rest stops. Cross the finish line with your Jersey Shore Ride community and enjoy our inspirational and fun festival with delicious food and beverages, and more. Proceeds go to advance the search for treatments and cure for ALS. For more information, or to register call 215-664-4138 or visit gpRidetoDefeatALS.org.
June 12-16 Wildwoods Restaurant Week
Wildwoods Restaurant Week returns in June! Enjoy a 4-course dinner for $40 per person plus tax & gratuity at participating restaurants from Sunday, June 12 through Thursday, June 16. A second Restaurant Week will take place in September. For more information, call 609-780-8888 or visit www.chewwildwood.com for a list of participating restaurants.
June 15-18 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary Convention and Parade
This annual convention will be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center. On Saturday, June 18, the convention will conclude with a massive military parade. The parade will start at 1:30 p.m. along Atlantic Avenue, beginning at 25th Avenue in North Wildwood and ending at Andrews Avenue in Wildwood. For more information call 609-393-1929 or visit www.vfwnj.org.
June 16-19 Barefoot Country Music Fest
The Northeast’s largest outdoor country music festival on the beach returns to the Wildwoods in 2022 with the Barefoot Country Music Fest (BCMF), taking place Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19, with a kick-off concert scheduled for the evening of Thursday, June 16. The four-day event will host over 30 of country music’s biggest stars and up-and-comers on multiple stages on the beach. With the combination of country music on the beach and the scenic ocean backdrop, this family-friendly festival is sure to attract thousands of new visitors of all ages. Headliners included Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Florida George Line, Cole Swindell, as well as over 30 additional country artists! BCMF is brought to you by Southern Entertainment, the producers of the award-winning Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the largest outdoor country music fest on the East Coast. BCMF is expected to be the Northeast’s largest outdoor country music festival, occupying 27 acres of the Wildwoods beaches. Further updates about the 2022 Barefoot Country Music Fest will be made on social media and at www.BCMFest.com.
NEW! June 18 Create in the Crest Art Festival
The new Create in the Crest Arts Festival takes place on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Centennial Park, Wildwood Crest. This first annual event will feature artists, entrepreneurs, photographers, musicians and other creators demonstrating, teaching and selling their art. For more information, call 609-523-0202 or visit wildwoodcrest.org.
June 20-23 National Marbles Tournament
The Wildwoods will host its National Marbles Tournament at Ringer Stadium at Wildwood Avenue and the beach. This year marks the official 99th anniversary for this national competition in the sport of marbles for boys and girls ages 8-14 that have qualified by winning local tournaments throughout the United States. More than 1,200 games of Ringer marbles will be played throughout the tournament! The champions, “King” & “Queen” of marbles, will be crowned on the last day of the tournament. Games are held from 8 a.m. – noon daily Monday, June 20 through Thursday, June 23 and is FREE to spectators. For more information, call 304-337-2764 or visit www.nationalmarblestournament.org.
June 25-26 Cape Express Beach Blast Soccer
Cape Express Beach Blast Soccer will feature youth and adult soccer teams from all over the East Coast competing in a barefoot soccer tournament on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26. Games are played on the Wildwoods Beaches, between Spencer and Poplar Avenues. Over 1,000 teams will compete on the sand in the largest sand soccer tournament in the world! Entrance fee for participants. Free to spectators. Games will take place from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. For more information or to register your team, visit CapeExpress.com.
June 30 Anglesea Night Market and Food Truck Fest
Treat yourself to some of the best food from the region’s top food trucks on Thursday, June 30 from 5-10 p.m. The Anglesea Night Market and Food Truck Fest will feature award-winning food trucks, gourmet food vendors, high end crafters, live music, art and all everything North Wildwood has to offer! Additional Night Markets will take place in July & August. For additional dates and more information, call 609-318-4504 or visit AngleseaNightMarket.com.
July 1-3 Sports Card, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show
The Wildwoods Convention Center will be home to an array of collectibles, memorabilia and guest star appearances during the Sports Card, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show. Over 150 tables of the hottest collectibles on the planet will be set up, featuring sports cards, old & new, toys, comic books, Starting Line-ups, McFarlane figures, non-sports cards, Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic, Beanie Babies, videos, wax boxes, supplies, autographed memorabilia, sets, posters, coins, t-shirts, Legos, dolls & much more! Hours are Friday 3-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission to the event is FREE! For more information, call 732-422-9365 or visit www.RKSportspromotions.com for a detailed schedule of events.
July 4 Independence Day Family Parade
The Wildwoods will host an Independence Day Family Parade at 9th & Atlantic Avenues in North Wildwood with check in at 8:15 a.m. and the parade beginning at 9 a.m. at 9th & Atlantic Avenues in North Wildwood and proceeding north to 1st & Surf Avenues. Prizes will be awarded for the best-decorated bikes in red, white and blue theme. The parade is FREE to attend. For more information, call 609-522-2955 or visit www.NorthWildwood.com.
July 4 Patriotic Pooch Parade
The Patriotic Pooch Parade will join in the march of the Independence Day Family Parade in the Wildwoods, starting at Bill Henfey Park, 8th and Atlantic Avenues in North Wildwood. Check-in for parade participants will be at 8:15 a.m., and the parade starts at 9 a.m. Dogs of all shapes and sizes will parade along the streets of North Wildwood dressed in patriotic garb alongside decorated bicycles. Prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed pooches. The event is FREE to attend. To register your pooch, call 609-522-2955.
July 4 Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular
Celebrate Independence Day on the Wildwoods Boardwalk and enjoy the FREE July 4th Fireworks Spectacular. This special holiday fireworks extravaganza is sponsored by the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA). Fireworks will take place on the Pine Avenue beach, Wildwood, but will be visible from almost anywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk. The Fireworks Spectacular begins at 10 p.m. and is FREE. For more information, call 609-523-1602 or visit www.DooWW.com.
July 4-9 Dance Xplosion National Dance Finals
The Wildwoods Convention Center hosts the Dance Xplosion National Dance Finals Monday, July 4 through Saturday, July 9. National dance finalists from studios all over the country will compete for cash and prizes. Competition features solos, duets, trios, small groups, large groups, line and productions, ranging from amateur to experienced dancers. All performances are choreographed to music and are sure to amaze. The competition is from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily and is FREE to spectators. For more information, call 516-781-3400 or visit www.Dancexplosiontalent.com.
July 8 Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival
Grab your buckets and shovels and head to the beach at Heather Road in Wildwood Crest for the Sand Sculpting Festival on Friday, July 8 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. This is an amateur and semi-pro sand sculpting contest hosted by professional world-renowned sand sculptor Matt Long, a former cast member of the Travel Channel’s SandMasters, and “Can You Dig It!” Sand Tools. The event is FREE to all participants and spectators. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. During the event, there will be live music on the beach, a magic show, beach games and more. The Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival is a rain or shine event. For more information, call 609-523-0202 or visit www.Facebook.com/WildwoodCrestAmateurSandSculptingFestival.
July 8-10 NJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival
The Wildwoods will host the annual NJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival on Olde New Jersey Avenues, and surrounding pubs in North Wildwood. Experience the best in Barbeque & Blues at this exciting three-day festival. Talented BBQ teams will be competing for the State title and a chance to move on to the National Championships. Live cooking demonstrations, incredible food and top regional and national blues acts on the Wildwoods FREE main stage. Hours are Friday, July 8 from 4-11 p.m., Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m., and Sunday, July 10 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information call 609-523-6565 or visit www.NJBBQ.com or www.AngleseaBlues.com for a detailed schedule of events.
July 9 Jersey Shore Spikefest 2.0
Morey’s Piers and Tri-State Roundnet present the newest and fastest net game on the expansive Wildwoods beaches – Jersey Shore Spikefest 2.0. Inspired by elements of volleyball and four-square, Roundnet is quickly becoming one of America’s fastest-growing sports. The game is played between two teams of two people. Players are positioned at 4 points across the net, with partners located and neighboring positions. One player serves the ball across the net to the opposing team member, and the opposing team then has 3 hits to return the ball to the net. After the serve, there are no boundaries of play. Players are free to run, set, and spike the ball from anywhere around the net. Play continues until a team fails to return the ball or the ball hits a rim piece, at which point the play ends, and the other team receives 1 point.
Spikefest 2.0 will be held at Morey’s PigDog Beach Bar, where spectators and participants can enjoy fantastic drinks and world-famous BBQ without ever leaving the beach. All registered Spikefest participants will receive a $5 credit ($10 per team) to PigDog Beach Bar. In addition to the gameplay and good eats, participants will have the opportunity to purchase discounted admission to Morey’s Piers and Water Parks. For more information, call 609-846-1621 or visit www.moreyspiers.com/event/spikefest.
July 9-10 Battle on the Beach Flag Football Tournament
Quickly becoming a family tradition for flag football players from across the region, this awesome summer Jersey shore beach event features 5v5 beach flag football for both boys and girls ages 5-17 years old, as well as adults. Hosted and sponsored by Morey’s Piers, all participants receive 4-day Ride & Slide passes, good for all three amusement piers and both water parks for July 8-11, 2022. Friends and family members of participants also receive steeply discounted passes. For more information visit www.MoreysPiers.com/event/flag-football.
July 11-15 Starstruck Regional Dance Competition
Starstruck Dance Challenge will hold a regional dance competition at the Wildwoods Convention Center from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15. The competitions will be choreographed to music and will feature the talents of teams from across the northeast competing head-to-head with their best dance moves. For more information call 855-527-7507 or visit www.starstruckcompetition.com/.
July 14 Anglesea Night Market and Food Truck Fest
Treat yourself to some of the best food from the region on Thursday, July 14 from 5-10 p.m. The Anglesea Night Market and Food Truck Fest will feature award-winning food trucks, gourmet food vendors, high end crafters, live music, art and all everything North Wildwood has to offer! Additional Night Markets will take place in July & August. For additional dates and more information, call 609-318-4504 or visit AngleseaNightMarket.com.
July 15-17 New Jersey Jeep Beach Invasion
The famous Jeep Invasion on the Wildwoods beaches is back! Over 2,500 Jeeps and over 100 industry vendors are expected for this year’s event. The event features 3 days of Jeep enthusiasts displaying their expansive array of Jeeps in an off-road environment. The event is family friendly and all jeeps must be pre-registered to park on the beach, there is no day-of registration. Admission for spectators is FREE. For more information, visit NJJeepInvasion.com.
July 16 Sun and Sand Police & Fire Survivors 5k Run/1 Mile Walk
The Police and Fire Survivors 5K Run/1 Mile Walk is a fundraiser which benefits the survivors of police/fire who died in the line of duty. All are welcome to participate! Start time is 8 a.m. at the Greater Wildwood Elks Lodge, 1st & Olde New Jersey Avenues in North Wildwood. Registration is $30 for the 5K and $25 for the 1-Mile Walk. Register at www.runsignup.com. The first 300 participants will receive commemorative t-shirts, and awards will be presented to the winners. Awards include individual and team awards. For more information, call 609-522-2030 ext.1503 or visit www.runsignup.com.
July 16-17 MORE Cape Express Beach Blast Soccer
Cape Express Beach Blast Soccer returns to the Wildwoods beaches Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, and will feature youth and adult soccer teams from all over the East Coast competing in a barefoot soccer tournament. Games are played on the Wildwoods Beaches, between Spencer and Poplar Avenues. Over 1,000 teams will compete on the sand in one of the largest sand soccer tournaments in the world! There is an entrance fee for participants but is FREE to spectators. Time for the tournament is 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. For more information or to register visit www.capeexpress.com/capeexpress.
July 17-22 Sophisticated Productions National Dance Competition
The Wildwoods Convention Center will host a National Dance Competition, featuring solos, duets, trios, small groups, large groups, lines and productions, ranging from amateur to experienced dancers. All performances are choreographed to music and are exciting to watch! Dancers from all over the country will be competing for cash and prizes. Dance competitions will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily and admission is FREE! For more information, call 413-568-4815 or visit www.sophisticatedproductions.com.
NEW! July 23 Wildwood’s Christmas in July Golf Cart Parade
Enjoy the City of Wildwood’s Inaugural Christmas in July Golf Cart parade on Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. – noon. The parade route will include the Boardwalk and Pacific Avenue. A map of the parade route will be available closer to the date. After the parade, head over to Fox Park to get a jump on your holiday shopping! Craft and food vendors will be set up until 6 p.m. Registration is FREE! To register your golf cart to be in the parade click here. For more information, call 609-522-5837 or visit www.recreation-wildwoodnj.org.
July 23 North Wildwood Christmas in July with Santa Claus
The lifeguards of the North Wildwood Beach Patrol will host a visit from Santa Claus along the North Wildwood Beach on Saturday, July 23 from noon – 4 p.m. He will make stops along the way for family photos and will have live holiday music and candy canes for all. Everyone is encouraged to decorate their beach space and wear festive holiday attire to welcome Santa. Updates about Santa’s visit will be posted on the North Wildwood Beach Patrol Facebook page. For more information call NWBP at 609-522-7500.
July 23 Wildwood Crest Christmas in July Festival and Boat Parade
The Borough of Wildwood Crest will host the 4th annual Christmas in July Festival on Saturday, July 23, from 6-9 p.m. The event will be held overlooking the bay at Sunset Lake along New Jersey Avenue from Stanton to Miami avenues. Celebrate the Christmas season in the summertime with this family-oriented festival along Sunset Lake. Live music with Jamison Celtic Rock, and an eclectic array of food, and family-friendly activities will be featured. The event will also include a house-decorating contest for Bayfront homes in the Sunset Lake area and will conclude with a boat parade in Sunset Lake. For more information, call 609-653-0202 or visit www.wildwoodcrest.org.
July 23-24 Sticks in the Sand Beach Hockey Tournament
Field Hockey players of all ages are invited to enjoy the game in a new and unique way. Teams of 5v5 from all over the East Coast and beyond will compete on the beaches of the Wildwoods. Divisions include middle school, high school JV, high school varsity, women’s 18+, and co-ed open. All participants receive 4-day Ride & Slide passes, good for all three Morey’s Piers amusement piers and water parks for July 22-25. Friends and family members of participants will also receive discounted passes. For more information, visit www.moreyspiers.com.
July 24 Crest Food Truck Night
Check out the Crest Food Truck Night on Sunday, July 24 from 4-9 p.m. at Centennial Park in Wildwood Crest. The event will feature award-winning food trucks and live entertainment! For more information, call 609-316-4504.
July 26 The Wildwoods Loves Waddlers Contest
This fun event for infants and toddlers (up to 2 years old) is a chance to show off your baby’s speedy crawling or “waddling” technique on the day before the official Wildwoods Baby Parade. The Baby Waddle takes place at 9:30 a.m. on the grassy circle in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Registration will begin at the circle at 9 a.m. The Waddle will begin at 9:30 a.m. SHARP! Registration is FREE. The first 40 entries will receive a sand bucket filled with fun prizes, and one winner in each category will receive a special grand prize of passes to Morey’s Piers. Waddlers are encouraged to also participate in the official Wildwoods Baby Parade (a tradition since 1909) on Wednesday, July 27 at 6 p.m. For more information, call 609-729-9000.
July 27 Wildwoods Baby Parade
A Wildwoods tradition since 1909! Registration at Wildwoods Convention Center from 4:30-5:15 p.m. No entries accepted after 5:30 p.m. Judging occurs while participants are lined up. Line-up begins at 5:30 p.m. The parade steps off at 6 p.m. SHARP at the Wildwoods Convention Center and proceeds 10 blocks north to Cedar Avenue where we will turn around and announce the winners and present awards at the boardwalk extension across from Morey’s Piers’ Mariners Landing. FREE to register online or in-person the day-of. For more information, call 609-729-9000 or visit www.facebook.com/wildwoodsbabyparade.
July 28 Anglesea Night Market and Food Truck Fest
Treat yourself to some of the best food from the region on Thursday, July 28 from 5-10 p.m. The Anglesea Night Market and Food Truck Fest will feature award-winning food trucks, gourmet food vendors, high end crafters, live music, art and all everything North Wildwood has to offer! Additional Night Markets will take place in July & August. For additional dates and more information, call 609-318-4504 or visit AngleseaNightMarket.com.
July 30 Community Band by the Sea Performance
The Community Band By The Sea Performance will take place at Bryne Plaza from 6-7:30 p.m. The concert will feature instrumentalists of all ages who will come together to support community band appreciation and engage in high quality music making opportunities by the Sea. This concert is FREE to attend. Rain date is Sunday, July 31 from noon – 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 610-588-1884 or visit www.artmusicemporium.com/band-by-the-sea.
July 30 Jus Nice Sneaker Convention
Attention sneaker lovers! The Jus Nice Sneaker Convention is a chance for the ever-growing Sneaker Head community to buy, sell, and trade some of the most unique and in-demand sneakers. All ages are welcome. The event will be held inside the Wildwoods Convention Center from noon – 5 p.m. The event will also feature giveaways and prizes, while visitors enjoy the wide array of unique sneakers and expand their shoe collections. For more information, call 609-305-3658 or visit JusNiceSneakerConvention.com.
July 30-31 Ultimate Beach Frisbee Tournament
The largest beach Frisbee tournament in the world is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Featuring more than 500 teams from all over the globe, this annual event will be held on the beach from Oak Avenue to Rio Grande Avenue starting on Saturday, July 30 from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and concluding on Sunday, July 31 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The tournament is a 4-on-4 team competition for players of all skill levels, ages 18 and over. FREE to spectators. For more information or to register, visit www.beachultimate.com.
August 4-7 Wildwood Beach Boogie
Go skydiving in the most scenic location in New Jersey! Located on the Wildwood beach at Spicer Avenue. First-timers welcome. For more information, call 856-629-7553 or visit www.skydivecrosskeys.com.
August 4-14 Back to School Warehouse Clothing Sale
Save up to 80% on tees, hoodies, jeans, shorts, swimwear, footwear, pants, sweaters, dresses, skirts, outerwear, accessories and so much more! Taking place at the Wildwoods Convention Center from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. August 4-13, and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 14. FREE admission! All major credit cards accepted, and all sales are final. For more information, call 609-729-9000.
August 5-7 ‘Battle at the Beach’ Grappling Tournament
The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is the world’s largest mixed grappling organization with over 700,000 competitors worldwide. NAGA comes to the Wildwoods Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily for the NAGA Battle at the Beach Grappling Championship at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Tickets available at the door. Children ages 7 and under are FREE. For more information, call 860-295-0403 or visit www.nagafighter.com.
August 6 Wildwood Crest 5K Beach Run
A fun 5K race and 1-mile run/walk for beginners through advanced runners. Race begins at 8:30 a.m. and starts and finishes on the beach at Heather Road and Ocean Avenue. Extensive door prizes, as well as race prizes are available for overall and age-group winners. Registration information TBA. Fee required. For more information, call 609-523-0202 or visit www.wildwoodcrest.org.
August 6-7 Boardwalk Baller 3×3 Tournament
Grab your friends and prove you’re the best at this half-court game hosted by Morey’s Piers Beach Sports department. Divisions for children based upon school grade; adult divisions based upon age. All participants receive 4-day Ride & Slide passes to Morey’s Piers, eligible for all amusement piers and water parks during the weekend of the event. Friends and family members of participants can also purchase discounted passes. For more information, call 609-729-3700 or visit www.moreyspiers.com/event/3-vs-3.
August 7 Crest Food Truck Night
Check out the Crest Food Truck Night on Sunday, August 7 from 4-9 p.m. at Centennial Park in Wildwood Crest. Event will feature award-winning food trucks and live entertainment! For more information, call 609-316-4504.
August 7 National Lighthouse Day
National Lighthouse Day on Sunday, August 7 marks the 233rd anniversary of the signing of the 1789 United States Lighthouse Act. The ceremony takes place at Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, 111 North Central Avenue, North Wildwood and begins at 10 a.m. with a formal patriotic ceremony honoring the historic lighthouse and Wildwoods Coast Guard heritage. Special guest speakers will include U. S. Coast Guard representatives, Mayor Patrick Rosenello and local historians. The New Jersey Lighthouse Society will provide games and surprises for attendees. The lighthouse will be open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is FREE, and donations are accepted. For additional information, call 609-600-1561 or visit www.herefordinletlighthouse.com.
August 11 Anglesea Night Market and Food Truck Fest
Treat yourself to some of the best food from the region on Thursday, August 11 from 5-10 p.m. The Anglesea Night Market and Food Truck Fest will feature award-winning food trucks, gourmet food vendors, high end crafters, live music, art and all everything North Wildwood has to offer! Additional Night Markets will take place in July & August. For additional dates and more information, call 609-318-4504 or visit AngleseaNightMarket.com.
August 12-13 Spanish Music and Food Festival
The 2nd annual Spanish Food & Music Festival on the Wildwood beach will be the largest Spanish music festival this summer! Join the Executive VIP & VIP Access Only WHITE NIGHT PARTY hosted by Morey’s Pier’s PigDog Beach Bar on Friday, August 12 from 7-11 p.m. Concerts will take place on Saturday, August 13 on the Wildwood beach between Mariners Pier and Adventure Pier. Musical entertainment on Saturday features Jerry Rivera, La India, Grupo Mania, and Judy Torres. For more information, call 609-861-5800, visit www.festivalplayerowildwood.com, and purchase tickets at www.eventbrite.com.
August 12-14 Wildwood Baseball on the Beach
The Wildwood Baseball on the Beach Tournament presented by MudHen Brewing Company is an annual youth baseball tournament held on the beach at Rio Grande Avenue and Leaming Avenue. The tournament is for youth baseball teams 9U-13U. This event spans over two weekends in August – the first tournament is August 12-14. Home Run Derby starts at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night of the tournaments. For more information, call 215-783-6366 or visit www.wildwoodbeachbaseball.com.
August 12-14 Wildwoods Tattoo Beach Bash
Get a fresh tattoo at the Wildwoods Tattoo Beach Bash! Rebel Image Tattoo & Villain Arts present a tattoo expo and show at the Wildwoods Convention Center Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14. Don’t miss this weekend full of events, with over 200 major national tattoo artists, live tattooing, art exhibits, contests, side shows, unique vendors and much more. Expo times are Friday from noon – 11 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 per day or $40 for all 3 days (children under 12 are FREE). For more information, call 609-972-6671 or visit www.wildwoodtattoo.com.
August 19-21 Wildwood Baseball on the Beach
The Wildwood Baseball on the Beach Tournament presented by MudHen Brewing Company is an annual youth baseball tournament held on the beach at the base of Rio Grande Avenue and Leaming Avenue. The tournament is for youth baseball teams 9U-13U. Home Run Derby starts at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night of the tournaments. For more information, call 215-783-6366 or visit www.wildwoodbeachbaseball.com.
August 26-28 Sports, Cards, Comics, and Collectibles Show
The Sports Cards, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show is held at the Wildwoods Convention Center Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28 and will feature collectibles, memorabilia, and guest star appearances. Over 150 tables of the hottest collectibles on the planet! Sports cards, old & new, toys, comic books, autographed memorabilia & much more! Times for the show are Friday from 3-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is FREE. For more information, call 732-422-9365 or visit www.rksportspromotions.com.
August 27 Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon
The 19th annual Stampone O’Brien Dilsheimer Law Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon is presented by Inspira Health. Since 2004, Tri the Wildwoods has been the flagship race for DelMoSports. Coined a “Rite of Passage Race,” by the Cape May Star & Wave, Tri the Wildwoods has always been known as a race of unpredictable weather, a challenging course, and possibly the best after party for a triathlon in the state of New Jersey! Simply stated, it’s a “must do” triathlon ‘down the Jersey Shore. For more information, call 609-849-8908 and register at www.runsignup.com/Race/NJ/NorthWildwood/TRIWW.
NEW! August 27 The Beach Boys in Concert – Last Days of Summer Celebration
The Beach Boys mark 60 years of making music and the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world. See them live in concert inside the Wildwoods Convention Center at 7 p.m. Prior to the concert don’t miss out on beach activities that include yoga on the beach, a surfing contest, beach games, and DJ music. For questions contact the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce at 609-729-4000. Tickets start at $35 and are available only through www.ticketmaster.com.
September 4 Wildwood Block Party & Music Festival
Wildwood’s End of Summer Labor Day Weekend Block Party will take place from 1-10 p.m. at Fox Park, located on Ocean Avenue directly across from the Wildwoods Convention Center. This year’s headline artist is Lou Christie along with the First Ladies of Rock and Soul, plus continuous live entertainment all day long. Enjoy free music, entertainment, food vendors, craft vendors and more as we goodbye to another great summer in the Wildwoods, and get ready for the Wildwoods’ Second Season and great fall events! For additional information, call 609-522-5837 or visit www.wildwoodnj.org.
Events Taking Place All Summer Long
Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, May 28 – September 3
The Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market kicks off its 9th season Saturday, May 28 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., rain or shine. The Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market is the place to be every Saturday morning from Memorial Day to Labor Day Weekend for Jersey Fresh produce, fruit, baked goods, specialty foods, gifts, handmade items, fine art, candles, soaps, jewelry, personalized gifts, clothing, signs, pet items and much more. Extending from Byrne Plaza, at 3400 Pacific Avenue, from Oak Avenue to Schellenger Avenue, the market will feature over 60 vendors. The Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market is like a treasure hunt where you will find something for everyone and discover new offerings each week. There will be live music and family entertainment available, as well as FREE parking. For more information, call 609-523-1602 or visit www.dooww.com.
Yoga on the Beach
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, May 28 – September 11
Taking place on the Burk Avenue Beach in Wildwood from 9-10:15 a.m. Accessible by the boardwalk extension alongside the Wildwoods Convention Center. Look for the purple flag. A yoga class for all levels and ages, practiced on the sand near the ocean! Bring a beach towel, sunscreen and water. Class is only $5! No need to pre-register… just come as you are! For more information, call 609-636-7184 or visit www.wildwoodyogaonthebeach.com.
Wildwoods Boardwalk Friday Night Fireworks
Fridays, June 24 – September 2
Kick off the weekend every Friday on the Wildwoods Boardwalk with Friday Night Fireworks at 10 p.m.! The fireworks will be launched from the beach on Pine Avenue and are visible from anywhere in the Wildwoods! Rain dates are Sundays at 10 p.m. For more information, call 609-523-1602 or visit www.dooww.com.
Marine Science Program
Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 21 – August 25
Miss Ocean is hosting the Borough of Wildwood Crest’s free marine science program in Wildwood Crest, on Rambler Road and the beach. She’ll be on the beach from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer. FREE educational experience for the entire family! For more information, call 609-523-0202 or wildwoodcrest.org.
Downtown Wildwood 5 Fabulous Days of Fitness in the Plaza
Mondays through Fridays, June 20 – August 26
Get in shape this summer at Downtown Wildwood Fitness in the Plaza. Fitness classes will be held at Byrne Plaza in Wildwood on Pacific Avenue, between Oak & Cedar from 8:30-9:30 a.m. every Monday through Friday during the summer. Challenge yourself with Boot Camp Circuit Training on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and enjoy Zumba on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parking is FREE! For more information, call 609-523-1602 or check current schedule at www.DooWW.com.
Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays, June 27 – September 1
Watch live entertainment marching down the boards Monday through Thursday on the Wildwoods Boardwalk throughout the summer! Parades kick off at 7:30 p.m. beginning at 16th Avenue and end at the Wildwoods Convention Center between Burk and Montgomery Avenues. The parades are FREE. For more information, call 609-523-1602 or visit www.dooww.com.
Downtown Wildwood FREE Family Movie Night in the Plaza
Tuesdays, June 28 – August 23
Bring a blanket or beach chair and enjoy a FREE family movie every Tuesday night at Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue, in Downtown Wildwood. Movie starts as soon as it gets dark (8:30 p.m.). For more information, call 609-523-1602 or visit www.DooWW.com.
NEW! Downtown Wildwood Fun Friday
Friday, July 1 – August 5
Enjoy Downtown Wildwood’s new Fun Fridays this summer at Byrne Plaza, located at 3400 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood. Taking place each Friday from July 1 – August 5, Fun Fridays will feature live bands, food and drink vendors, lawn games and much more! Bring your chair and enjoy the FREE entertainment outdoors in Downtown Wildwood! Parking is FREE. For more information, call 609-523-1602.
FREE Concerts 4-Nights Every Week
FREE Downtown Wildwood Music in the Plaza
Thursdays, June 23 – September 1
There’s a live band and dance party every Thursday night this summer at Byrne Plaza in Downtown Wildwood, located at 3400 Pacific Avenue. Wear your dancing shoes and bring your chair or blanket. Event takes place 7:30-9 p.m. weekly. Parking is FREE. For more information call 609-523-1602.
Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series
Wednesdays & Saturdays, June 25 – September 17
The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series will take place at Centennial Park on Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, in Wildwood Crest. Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or beach chair and enjoy FREE live music for the entire family. For more information, call 609-523-0202 or visit www.wildwoodcrest.org.
Concert Under the Stars Series
Saturdays, July 2 – September 17
Enjoy FREE live entertainment at the Lou Booth Amphitheatre on 2nd & Ocean Avenues in North Wildwood at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 609-522-7722, 800-882-7787 or visit www.northwildwood.com.
Fox Park Amphitheater Concerts
Sundays, July 3 – August 28
Bring a blanket or a beach chair and enjoy a FREE concert at Fox Park, on Burk & Ocean Avenues in Wildwood at 7 p.m. every Sunday night throughout the summer. For more information, call 609-522-2444 or visit www.wildwoodnj.org.
Below is a partial list of the Wildwoods’ Summer 2022 events – from June to Labor Day:*
June 4-5 – PigDog Beach Volleyball Classic
June 11 – The Ride to Defeat ALS Bike Ride
June 12-16 – Wildwoods Restaurant Week
June 15-18 – Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary Convention and Parade
June 16-19 – Barefoot Country Music Fest
June 18 – NEW! Create in the Crest Art Festival
June 20-23 – National Marbles Tournament
June 25-26 – Cape Express Beach Blast Soccer
June 30 – Anglesea Night Market and Food Truck Fest
July 1-3 – Sports Card, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show
July 4 – Independence Day Family Parade
July 4 – Patriotic Pooch Parade
July 4 – Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular
July 4-9 – Dance Xplosion National Dance Finals
July 8 – Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival
July 8-10 – NJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival
July 9 – Jersey Shore Spikefest 2.0
July 9-10 – Battle on the Beach Flag Football Tournament
July 11-15 – Starstruck Regional Dance Competition
July 14 – Anglesea Night Market and Food Truck Fest
July 15-17 – New Jersey Jeep Beach Invasion
July 16 – Sun and Sand Police & Fire Survivors 5k Run/1 Mile Walk
July 16-17 – MORE Cape Express Beach Blast Soccer
July 17-22 – Sophisticated Productions National Dance Competition
July 23 NEW! Wildwood’s Christmas in July Golf Cart Parade
July 23 – North Wildwood Christmas in July with Santa Claus
July 23 – Wildwood Crest Christmas in July Festival and Boat Parade
July 23-24 – Sticks in the Sand Beach Hockey Tournament
July 24 – Crest Food Truck Night
July 26 – The Wildwoods Loves Waddlers Contest
July 27 – Wildwoods Baby Parade
July 28 – Anglesea Night Market and Food Truck Fest
July 30 – Community Band by the Sea Performance
July 30 – Jus Nice Sneaker Convention
July 30-31 – Ultimate Beach Frisbee Tournament
August 4-7 – Wildwood Beach Boogie
August 4-14 – Back to School Warehouse Clothing Sale
August 5-7 – ‘Battle at the Beach’ Grappling Tournament
August 6 – Wildwood Crest 5K Beach Run
August 6-7 – Boardwalk Baller 3×3 Tournament
August 7 – Crest Food Truck Night
August 7 – National Lighthouse Day
August 11 – Anglesea Night Market and Food Truck Fest
August 12-13 – Spanish Music and Food Festival
August 12-14 – Wildwood Baseball on the Beach
August 12-14 – Wildwoods Tattoo Beach Bash
August 19-21 – Wildwood Baseball on the Beach
August 26-28 – Sports, Cards, Comics, and Collectibles Show
August 27 – Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon
August 27 – NEW! The Beach Boys in Concert – Last Days of Summer Celebration
September 4 – Wildwood Block Party & Music Festival
*Please note that the information and dates above are subject to change.
Be sure to visit the Wildwoods website at www.WildwoodsNJ.com for the most up-to-date information and details about upcoming events and additional information about the Wildwoods or call 800-992-9732.
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