The Wildwoods, NJ – March 30, 2022 – As summer quickly approaches, the Wildwoods have once again added new attractions, activities, and businesses for the 2022 season; and have planned over a dozen new island-wide events to enjoy.
NEW Events:

Get ready for a championship filled weekend of twirling at the Wildwoods Convention Center during the NEW All East Baton Twirling Championship, Saturday April 23 and Sunday, April 24. Competitions are held Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Spectator fee TBD. Housing and lodging for competitors can be found here. For more information, call 732-962-5112 or visit njtwirling.com.

Come to the Wildwoods on Saturday, May 7 and be a part of the resort-destination’s newest running event, the 5 Mile Beach Half Marathon! The race takes place on the Boardwalk from Wildwood Crest to North Wildwood and back, so runners will enjoy a flat and scenic route. This event is open to all ages! All athletes who complete the half marathon race will receive an embroidered jacket. To register for the race, click here. For more information call 570-470-4922, email markfastfinishes@gmail.com or visit schuylkillriverrunners.com.

Spirit Brands “North American Spirit Tournament” Cheer Competition will be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (times are subject to change). Performances will be choreographed to music and sound effects. Winning teams will be awarded prizes. There is a $30 spectator fee. Housing and lodging for competitors can be found here. For more information, call 1-866-52-CHEER or visit spiritbrands.org.

Come out for the Inaugural Captain Kidd Pirate Bonfire located at 2nd and Surf Avenues in North Wildwood, hosted by the North Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company #1. The Bonfire will take place on Saturday, May 14 from 6-10 p.m. Adults are $10 and children under 12 years of age are $2. Rain date is May 21. For more information visit northwildwood.com.

The Northeast’s largest outdoor country music fest 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.

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.

Enjoy Downtown Wildwood’s new Fun Fridays this summer at Byrne Plaza, located at 3400 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood. Taking place July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 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! To keep the party going visit one of our great Downtown Wildwood restaurants and bars afterwards. Parking is always FREE for Byrne Plaza events in the parking lots behind the shops; on the east side of Pacific Avenue, between Oak & Schellenger Avenues, and on the west side of Pacific, between Oak and Wildwood Avenues. Come Downtown early for dinner and ice cream! Stay in the know about everything happening in Downtown Wildwood by following us online at dooww.com and on Facebook at Wildwood By The Sea. For more information, call 609-523-1602.

Take part in the Inaugural City of Wildwood 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 close to the date. After the parade, head over to Fox Park to get a jump start 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 recreation-wildwoodnj.org.

Join the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce for The Beach Boys in Concert at the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday, August 27 at 7 p.m. 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. Prior to the concert, don’t miss out on beach activities that include yoga on the beach, a surfing contests, beach games and activities, and DJ music. For more information, contact The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce at 609-729-4000. Tickets start at $35 and are available only through Ticketmaster.

NEW Attractions:

Take a cruise along the shores of the Wildwoods on the new Kick Back Tiki Cruises, debuting at 626 W. 26th Avenue, Wildwood. For more information, visit www.KickBackTiki.com.

The Crest Arts Pavilion, located on the former site of the Wildwood Crest Library on Ocean Avenue between Wisteria and Columbine Roads, will feature a beautiful outdoor terrace with tables, chairs and umbrellas, a great lawn perfect for weddings, concerts and festivals, picnic groves, pollinator gardens, art installations, and seating nooks with fire pits, Adirondack chairs, chaise lounges and more. For additional information, call 609-523-0202 or visit wildwoodcrest.org.

NEW Food & Beverage:

Beach Bowls, located at 100 E. 5th Ave, North Wildwood, will be open daily for breakfast and lunch, offering acai and various fruit bowls, smoothies, wraps, coffee and ice coffee, protein shares and more (including gluten-free and vegan options). Beach Bowls is family-owned and operated, featuring online and in-store ordering, with outdoor seating available as well as beach delivery within the limits of North Wildwood. For more information, visit www.BeachBowlsNJ.com.

Located at the former Boardwalk Bar & Grill at 3500 Atlantic Avenue in Wildwood, Island Bagels will be serving up fresh bagels, coffee and more for breakfast and lunch.

Jersey Joe’s Waffles & Eatery, located at 2410 Atlantic Ave, North Wildwood, is one of the newest breakfast spots making the Wildwoods their home in 2022.

Located at the former Star Diner at 325 West Spruce Avenue, North Wildwood, Marvis Pancake House is owned by the same owners as Marvis Diner, Pasta Pesto, and The Bagel Depot.

Coming to 1710 New York Avenue, North Wildwood, McCoy’s Coffee & Cereal Bar will serve up coffee creations, a full cereal bar, bagel shop, cereal topped donuts, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, and much more. For more information, visit www.McCoysNW.com

The North Shore Bar & Kitchen, located at 301 New York Avenue, North Wildwood, will undergo a complete renovation and expansion, and will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. For more information, visit www.TheNorthShoreBar.com.

Located at 3801 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood, the Pink Cadillac Diner will undergo a complete renovation, along with an updated menu! The upbeat, 1950s-themed diner offers a large menu, including all-day breakfast, malts and select Greek items. For more information, visit www.PinkCadillacNJ.com.

Santucci’s Original Square Pizza, Philly’s original square pizza, makes home in the Wildwoods at 402 E. 26th Avenue, North Wildwood.

Located inside the Tangiers Motel at 6201 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood Crest, Tangiers Café will be run by the same family that owns the Doo-Wop Coffee Shoppe; serving delicious creations and refreshing beverages.

New in 2022, The Cove, located at 3401 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood, takes over the former location of The Deck at Holly Beach and will be a restaurant, bar, and nightclub. For more information, visit www.Facebook.com/TheCoveWildwood.

NEW Shops:

Now open, Clusters Handcrafted Popcorn is located at 3314 Boardwalk, Wildwood, and serves gourmet popcorn made fresh daily and is offered in a variety of mouth-watering flavors. Flavors include the original CLUSTERS Caramel Corn, Peanut Butter Blast, Cookie Explosion, and White Cheddar, just to name a few. Each batch is made with the finest ingredients and with kernels that when popped are the most tender available. For more information, visit www.ClustersPopcorn.com.

Guppi Sustainable Surf Co., located at 3113 Pacific Avenue in Wildwood, is creating a brand and lifestyle around reducing the plastic in our oceans. They will feature women’s, men’s and children’s apparel and accessories made out of recycled plastic. By giving plastic a new and better life we prevent plastic from floating in our seas and in the stomachs of sea creatures. For more information, visit guppistyle.com.

Upgrades:

The Wildwood Dog Park & Beach, located between Glenwood and Maple Avenues on the beach in Wildwood, will undergo renovations including new commercial obstacle equipment, a larger ‘small breed’ section, more shade areas and a few other additions.

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

The Wildwoods, NJ – March 30, 2022 – As summer quickly approaches, the Wildwoods have once again added new attractions, activities, and businesses for the 2022 season; and have planned over a dozen new island-wide events to enjoy.
NEW Events:

Get ready for a championship filled weekend of twirling at the Wildwoods Convention Center during the NEW All East Baton Twirling Championship, Saturday April 23 and Sunday, April 24. Competitions are held Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Spectator fee TBD. Housing and lodging for competitors can be found here. For more information, call 732-962-5112 or visit njtwirling.com.

Come to the Wildwoods on Saturday, May 7 and be a part of the resort-destination’s newest running event, the 5 Mile Beach Half Marathon! The race takes place on the Boardwalk from Wildwood Crest to North Wildwood and back, so runners will enjoy a flat and scenic route. This event is open to all ages! All athletes who complete the half marathon race will receive an embroidered jacket. To register for the race, click here. For more information call 570-470-4922, email markfastfinishes@gmail.com or visit schuylkillriverrunners.com.

Spirit Brands “North American Spirit Tournament” Cheer Competition will be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (times are subject to change). Performances will be choreographed to music and sound effects. Winning teams will be awarded prizes. There is a $30 spectator fee. Housing and lodging for competitors can be found here. For more information, call 1-866-52-CHEER or visit spiritbrands.org.

Come out for the Inaugural Captain Kidd Pirate Bonfire located at 2nd and Surf Avenues in North Wildwood, hosted by the North Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company #1. The Bonfire will take place on Saturday, May 14 from 6-10 p.m. Adults are $10 and children under 12 years of age are $2. Rain date is May 21. For more information visit northwildwood.com.

The Northeast’s largest outdoor country music fest 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.

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.

Enjoy Downtown Wildwood’s new Fun Fridays this summer at Byrne Plaza, located at 3400 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood. Taking place July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 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! To keep the party going visit one of our great Downtown Wildwood restaurants and bars afterwards. Parking is always FREE for Byrne Plaza events in the parking lots behind the shops; on the east side of Pacific Avenue, between Oak & Schellenger Avenues, and on the west side of Pacific, between Oak and Wildwood Avenues. Come Downtown early for dinner and ice cream! Stay in the know about everything happening in Downtown Wildwood by following us online at dooww.com and on Facebook at Wildwood By The Sea. For more information, call 609-523-1602.

Take part in the Inaugural City of Wildwood 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 close to the date. After the parade, head over to Fox Park to get a jump start 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 recreation-wildwoodnj.org.

Join the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce for The Beach Boys in Concert at the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday, August 27 at 7 p.m. 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. Prior to the concert, don’t miss out on beach activities that include yoga on the beach, a surfing contests, beach games and activities, and DJ music. For more information, contact The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce at 609-729-4000. Tickets start at $35 and are available only through Ticketmaster.

NEW Attractions:

Take a cruise along the shores of the Wildwoods on the new Kick Back Tiki Cruises, debuting at 626 W. 26th Avenue, Wildwood. For more information, visit www.KickBackTiki.com.

The Crest Arts Pavilion, located on the former site of the Wildwood Crest Library on Ocean Avenue between Wisteria and Columbine Roads, will feature a beautiful outdoor terrace with tables, chairs and umbrellas, a great lawn perfect for weddings, concerts and festivals, picnic groves, pollinator gardens, art installations, and seating nooks with fire pits, Adirondack chairs, chaise lounges and more. For additional information, call 609-523-0202 or visit wildwoodcrest.org.

NEW Food & Beverage:

Beach Bowls, located at 100 E. 5th Ave, North Wildwood, will be open daily for breakfast and lunch, offering acai and various fruit bowls, smoothies, wraps, coffee and ice coffee, protein shares and more (including gluten-free and vegan options). Beach Bowls is family-owned and operated, featuring online and in-store ordering, with outdoor seating available as well as beach delivery within the limits of North Wildwood. For more information, visit www.BeachBowlsNJ.com.

Located at the former Boardwalk Bar & Grill at 3500 Atlantic Avenue in Wildwood, Island Bagels will be serving up fresh bagels, coffee and more for breakfast and lunch.

Jersey Joe’s Waffles & Eatery, located at 2410 Atlantic Ave, North Wildwood, is one of the newest breakfast spots making the Wildwoods their home in 2022.

Located at the former Star Diner at 325 West Spruce Avenue, North Wildwood, Marvis Pancake House is owned by the same owners as Marvis Diner, Pasta Pesto, and The Bagel Depot.

Coming to 1710 New York Avenue, North Wildwood, McCoy’s Coffee & Cereal Bar will serve up coffee creations, a full cereal bar, bagel shop, cereal topped donuts, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, and much more. For more information, visit www.McCoysNW.com

The North Shore Bar & Kitchen, located at 301 New York Avenue, North Wildwood, will undergo a complete renovation and expansion, and will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. For more information, visit www.TheNorthShoreBar.com.

Located at 3801 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood, the Pink Cadillac Diner will undergo a complete renovation, along with an updated menu! The upbeat, 1950s-themed diner offers a large menu, including all-day breakfast, malts and select Greek items. For more information, visit www.PinkCadillacNJ.com.

Santucci’s Original Square Pizza, Philly’s original square pizza, makes home in the Wildwoods at 402 E. 26th Avenue, North Wildwood.

Located inside the Tangiers Motel at 6201 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood Crest, Tangiers Café will be run by the same family that owns the Doo-Wop Coffee Shoppe; serving delicious creations and refreshing beverages.

New in 2022, The Cove, located at 3401 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood, takes over the former location of The Deck at Holly Beach and will be a restaurant, bar, and nightclub. For more information, visit www.Facebook.com/TheCoveWildwood.

NEW Shops:

Now open, Clusters Handcrafted Popcorn is located at 3314 Boardwalk, Wildwood, and serves gourmet popcorn made fresh daily and is offered in a variety of mouth-watering flavors. Flavors include the original CLUSTERS Caramel Corn, Peanut Butter Blast, Cookie Explosion, and White Cheddar, just to name a few. Each batch is made with the finest ingredients and with kernels that when popped are the most tender available. For more information, visit www.ClustersPopcorn.com.

Guppi Sustainable Surf Co., located at 3113 Pacific Avenue in Wildwood, is creating a brand and lifestyle around reducing the plastic in our oceans. They will feature women’s, men’s and children’s apparel and accessories made out of recycled plastic. By giving plastic a new and better life we prevent plastic from floating in our seas and in the stomachs of sea creatures. For more information, visit guppistyle.com.

Upgrades:

The Wildwood Dog Park & Beach, located between Glenwood and Maple Avenues on the beach in Wildwood, will undergo renovations including new commercial obstacle equipment, a larger ‘small breed’ section, more shade areas and a few other additions.

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

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