Wildwood NJ Upcoming Events Events in Wildwood, North Wildwood, and Wildwood Crest

Last updated: March 6, 2018

Baseball on the Beach
Friday 08/17 to 08/19
Experience beach baseball in the Wildwoods! Ages 9-12; Divisions 9U, 10U, 11U and 12U. Games will be held on 4 different fields on the Wildwoods Beach between Andrews and Rio Grande Avenues in Wildwood. Friday features a home run derby from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Games will be held Saturday & Sunday from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily. For more information call 609.522.2444 or visit http://www.WildwoodBeachBaseball.com
Charlie Butler Memorial Beach Day 'Storm the Wildwood Surf' Event
Saturday 08/18
Operation Beachhead & American Legion Post #184 will be hosting this annual event from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the beach behind the Wildwoods Convention Center. Open to all current and past military and their families, the event provides a variety of beach activities including adaptive surfing, kayaking, paddle-boarding and other ocean sports geared to help those with physical & emotional challenges the opportunity to participate in a safe and viable manner. This event is also open to non-military physically and emotionally challenged adults and children. To register for the event, please visit http://www.OpBeachHead.org
Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday 08/18 to 08/19
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
Around the Island Row
Wednesday 08/22
Starts on the inlet beach and ends at 15th Avenue, North Wildwood. 7:30 a.m. Free. 609.522.7500.
Downtown Wildwood Marketplace
Thursday 08/23
The Downtown Wildwood Marketplace is a lively outdoor shopping event that offers something for everyone! Located at Byrne Plaza, Oak & Pacific Avenues in Downtown Wildwood, the Marketplace will run from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and offer a variety of vendors selling jewelry, apparel, arts, crafts, books, collectibles, home goods and much more! In addition to the great vendors, theres live music, FREE parking, FREE DOO WW car magnets and Downtown Wildwood information. Be sure to visit the great Downtown Wildwood shops and restaurants while you are there!609.523.1602 or http://www.DOOWW.com
Wildwoods End of Summer Beach Bash and Bonfire
Friday 08/24
Join the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce for their end of the summer bash! The event will be held on Rio Grande Avenue & the Beach in Wildwood from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Entrance will be Rio Grande Avenue. Guests are invited to stay to watch the Friday Night Fireworks Spectacular at 10 p.m. Don't miss out on a Game Garden, S'mores Pits, and food and beverage (coolers welcomed but no glass containers - plastic only). Admission is $10 per person over 12 years old and $5 per person under 12. Purchase your tickets the night of at the gate. Cash only. Gates open at 6 p.m. For more info call 609.729.4000 or visit http://www.Wildwoods.com.
Sports Card, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show
Friday 08/24 to 08/26
Featuring over 125 tables of the hottest collectibles on the planet at the Wildwoods Convention Center! Sports cards - old and new - sets, autographed memorobilia, posters, supplies, toys, coins, beanie babies, comics, jerseys, videos and much more! FRI: 3 p.m. - 9 p.m., SAT: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., SUN: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. FREE admission! For more information call 732.422.9365 or visit http://www.RKSportsPromotions.com for a detailed schedule of events.
'Tri the Wildwoods' Triathlon, 5K & Kids Triathlon
Saturday 08/25
Tri the Wildwoods: Storm the Boards, Run the Piers! Event will feature a Triathlon, 5K and Wild Child Triathlon at 15th St. and the beach in North Wildwood. Whether you decide to race the Sprint or Olympic distance, run in the 5K, or have your child participate in the Wild Child Triathlon, were confident you will have an experience to remember. All adult participants receive an awesome t-shirt and medal as well as a HOT breakfast buffet immediately following the finish. SPRINT = .25 mile swim, 10 mile bike & 3.1 mile run. OLYMPIC = .6 mile swim, 18.5 mile bike & 5 mile run. 5K RACE = 3.1 mile run (begins at 8 a.m.) WILD CHILD TRIATHLON= .25 mile swim, 2 mile bike, 1 mile run (begins at 9 a.m.) To register visit http://www.DelmoSports.com
Shore Stop Dance Convention
Friday 08/31 to 09/02
Moreys Piers is pleased to invite dancers from area studios to perform in our unique and exciting environment. Shore Stop Dance Convention will expose your dancers to the highest level of performance while incorporating technique, team building, discipline, and developing artistic growth. Our Shore Stop Dance Convention weekend offers the dancers and family to enjoy a family fun weekend at the Wildwoods Convention Center and Moreys Piers! For more information, call 609.846.1077 or visit http://www.ShoreStopDance.com
Labor Day Weekend Boardwalk Craft Show
Friday 08/31 to 09/02
The Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue, rain or shine. All handmade products. Fri: & 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
Ed's Funcade World Championship Skeeball Tournament
Saturday 09/01
Ed's Funcade - 3700 Boardwalk at Lincoln Avenue in Wildwood - featuring a World Championship Skeeball Tournament. Free to enter. $1,000 first place and Ed's "Boardwalk Cup." Qualify from 6 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.; finals at 10 p.m. 609.729.3223 or http://www.EdsFuncade.com
Wildwood Block Party & Music Festival
Sunday 09/02
Fox Park (Ocean Avenue between Burk & Montgomery Avenues) in Wildwood from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. A family festival including crafts, games, rides, great food and continuous FREE live entertainment. 609.522.2444 or visit http://www.WildwoodNJ.org
Roar to the Shore Motorcycle Rally
Thursday 09/06 to 09/09
Cape Classics Motorcycle Club presents one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the Northeast! Daily motorcycle vendors, food and merchandise vendors, live entertainment and activities surrounding the Wildwoods Convention Center and at Oak and Atlantic Avenues in Wildwood. Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Rubber Duck Boardwalk Ride and more! For more information call 609.729.8870. For a detailed list of all activities, visit http://www.RoarToTheShoreOnline.com.
North Wildwood Rec. Dept. Surf Fishing Competition
Friday 09/07 to 09/09
Annual event. Registration is held at the Gazebo at 3rd & JFK Blvd. in North Wildwood. Participation fee is $15. Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. Prizes will be awarded at noon on Sunday for adult and youth divisions. 609.522.2955 or http://www.NorthWildwood.com
Morey's Piers 'Gone to the Dogs'
Sunday 09/09
Let your pooch paddle in the pools of Raging Waters Water Park at Morey's Piers. Registration opens July 1st - this event sells out quickly! Man's best friend can enjoy an evening swim from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. (check in starts at 4:30 p.m.) located at the rear of Morey's Mariner's Pier at Schellenger Ave. Water bowls and free dog treats will be stationed throughout the water park for dogs to recharge as they paddle around the river adventure or play in the fountain pool. A variety of activities are scheduled including a doggy swimsuit competition starting at 6:15 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the Wrecker's Beach Grille. For more information or to purchase tickets (proceeds benefit the NJSPCA), call 609.522.3900 or visit http://www.MoreysPiers.com.
North Wildwood September 11th Commemoration
Tuesday 09/11
Service will be held at the 15th Street Fire Station, 15th & Central Avenues, in North Wildwood. 15th Anniversary Commemoration of the 9/11 tragedies. Ceremony starts at 8:40 a.m. FREE. 609.522.2955 or http://www.NorthWildwood.com
Wildwood Crest 9/11 Memorial Service
Tuesday 09/11
Service will be held at Turtle Gut Park, New Jersey and Miami Avenues in Wildwood Crest, adjacent to Sunset Lake, at 5:30 p.m. to honor and remember those who perished in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. 609.522.5176 or http://www.VisitWildwoodCrest.org
New Jersey State Firemen's Convention and Parade
Thursday 09/13 to 09/15
Annual Convention of the New Jersey State Firemen and Life Members at the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring meetings, seminars and business sessions. 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. The American Red Cross will host a Blood Drive on Friday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. inside the Convention Center - all are welcome. A special fireworks display will take place Friday night at 9 p.m. on the beach at Pine Avenue and a 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 20th Avenue in North Wildwood. 856.433.0386 or http://www.njsfa.com
'Boots at the Beach' Country Music Festival
Friday 09/14 to 09/15
Festival will be held in the North Wildwood Entertainment District, along Olde New Jersey Avenue, featuring country music, vendors, crafts and food on Friday from noon until 10 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Admission to the festival is FREE! Friday night's "Bar Hoodang" will feature country bands and DJs in all bars within the North Wildwood Entertainment District. On Saturday, Olde New Jersey Avenue comes alive with the sights and sounds of a country fair with vendors lining the street selling clothing, wares and all things country! Refreshments, food and live country music on an outdoor stage will take place all day long and into the night. For more details call 609.770.8839 or visit http://www.BootsAtTheBeach.com.
Morey's Piers Fall Beach Jam
Friday 09/14 to 09/16
The ultimate camping experience! Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from around the country camp on the beach in Wildwood between Schellenger Avenue and Spencer Avenue. Entrance fee for participants. 609.522.3900 x1195 or http://www.MoreysPiers.com
Firemen's Weekend Fireworks on the Beach
Friday 09/14
Launching from the beach at Pine Avenue in Wildwood at 9 p.m. but visible from almost anywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk! This special fireworks display will light up the sky one more time for the season, while the NJ State Firemen's Convention is here! It will be accompanied by music on the boardwalk sound system. 609.523.1602 or http://www.DOOWW.com
Wildwood Crest Firefighters' Weekend Craft Show
Friday 09/14 to 09/15
Dozens of craft vendors lined along Sunrise Park at Rambler Road and Ocean Avenue in Wildwood Crest. Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. FREE admission. Handicapped/wheelchair accessible. 609.523.0202 or http://www.WildwoodCrest.org
Downtown Wildwood Fall Farmer's Market
Saturday 09/15 to 10/27
First fall market is on September 15th The market is located at Byrne Plaza on Oak & Pacific Avenues, Wildwood from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. featuring fall harvest vegetables, fruits, flowers, baked goods, hand-made items and much more! FREE parking is available. 609.523.1602 or http://www.DOOWW.com
Annual NJ Run for the Fallen
Tuesday 09/18
Annual run throughout NJ to honor and remember New Jersey military members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. A stop will be made in the Wildwoods. 609.846.6121
Irish Fall Festival
Thursday 09/20 to 09/23
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. to 8 p.m. daily. Bus service is available throughout 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 http://www.CMCAOH.com for a detailed schedule of events.
Wildwood NJ Boardwalk Classic Car Auction
Thursday 09/20 to 09/22
Wildwood Motor Events is proud to announce the Wildwood NJ Boardwalk Classic Car Auction is back! New and improved! Join us as we auction off hundreds of classic cars inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. A weekend full of excitement for all classic car enthusiasts! For more information, call 609.522.3644 or visit http://www.WildwoodMotorEventsNJ.com.
Morey's Piers Oktoberfest
Friday 09/21
Join us for Oktoberfest, that ancient German tradition of merriment, roller coasters, tilt-a-whirls, beer, pretzels and bratwurst! Mariners Pier will be open for Oktoberfest from 5:00pm to 11:00pm on Friday, from noon to 11:00pm on Saturday, and from noon to 5:00pm on Sunday. Jumbos 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 Jumbos with live entertainment from The Oompah-Delics. Raise a glass and tap a t as bands play throughout the night Friday and Saturday on the main stage from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. For more info call 609.522.3900 or visit http://www.MoreysPiers.com
Boardwalk Classic Car Show
Friday 09/21 to 09/23
The Fall Boardwalk Classic Car Show takes place every September on the world-famous Wildwoods Boardwalk. Cars can be of any make or model as long as it is 25 years old or older. The vehicles will line the boardwalk on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Participants will enjoy exclusive events throughout the weekend including a kick-off dinner party and discounts/specials provided by local restaurants and businesses. For more information call 609.522.3644 or visit http://www.WildwoodMotorEventsNJ.com.
Wildwood Crest Seafarers' Celebration
Saturday 09/22
Massive bayfront street festival at Sunset Lake from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., followed by live music at 7:30 p.m. and a fireworks show at 9 p.m. at Centennial Park. Daytime festival includes live music, craft vendors, food, family entertainment, and children's activities including a performance by the Vahalla Pirates, magic shows, a live turtle exhibition, interactive games, roving street performers, pie-eating contests, bounce houses, face painting and more. FREE admission. Handicapped accessible. 609.523.0202 or http://www.WildwoodCrest.org
Wildwood NJ Monster Truck Beach Races
Friday 09/28 to 09/30
A weekend of intense thrills as massive monster trucks race and fly around the Wildwood Beach between Mariner's Landing and Adventure Pier. Saturday features two shows: one at 1 p.m. and one at 7 p.m. including intermission entertainment. Sunday's afternoon show is the last show of the weekend and also the deciding race, after which the "2018 Beast of the Beach" title will be claimed! For ticket info call 609.522.3644 or visit http://www.WildwoodMotorEventsNJ.com
Olde Time Italian Festival
Friday 09/28 to 09/29
Celebrate Italian culture and heritage at Fox Park on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues in Wildwood on Friday from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m.and on Saturday 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 TBA. A spaghetti eating contest will take place as well. Admission to the festival is FREE! For more info call 609.729.7499 or visit http://www.SonsOfItalyWildwood.org.
Morey's Piers Oktoberfest
Friday 09/28
Join us for Oktoberfest, that ancient German tradition of merriment, roller coasters, tilt-a-whirls, beer, pretzels and bratwurst! Mariners Pier will be open for Oktoberfest from 5:00pm to 11:00pm on Friday, from noon to 11:00pm on Saturdays, and from noon to 5:00pm on Sundays. Jumbos 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 Jumbos with live entertainment from The Oompah-Delics. Raise a glass and tap a toe as bands play throughout the night Friday and Saturday on the main stage from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. For more info call 609.522.3900 or visit
Monster Mash
Friday 09/28
Join us on Friday evening from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Crest Pier, Wildwood Crest at Heather Road. Meet the famous monster truck drivers and have your photograph taken with the monster trucks! Facepainter, DJ, bounce houses and experience the thrill of a real Monster Truck ride! FREE event to attend, nominal fees apply to certain activities. For more information call 609.522.4546 or visit http://www.WildwoodMotorEventsNJ.com
'Ignite' Youth Conference
Friday 09/28 to 09/30
Regardless of denomination, culture, or locale, thousands of young people from across the region will join for one weekend at the Wildwoods Convention Center to create a space where God illuminates and inspires hearts and minds. Starts at 8 a.m. daily. Be a culture-shaper, a world-changer, and a history-maker by joining this movement born out of a desire to find faith in God and a place in the world to live it out. Find out more at http://www.IgniteNJ.org.
Mid-Atlantic Police & Fire Survivors Weekend
Friday 09/28 to 09/30
The Mid-Atlantic Police Fire Survivor weekend is pleased to join with the Cape May County Police and Fire Emerald Society to welcome the survivor groups of the Mid-Altantic region to North Wildwood in support of the survivors of those police and fire personnel who have lost their lives in the service of others. Events are held at 2nd Surf Avenues and at Lou Booth Amphitheater in North Wildwood. Festivities include a ceremonial wreath arrival, family night dinner party, pool side cookout, motorcycle thrill show by the Philadelphia Police Dept. Motorcycle Drill Team, public safety expo, candlelight vigil, morning prayer service, and more. Held rain or shine. For more information, call 609.522.2030 x1503 or visit http://www.MidAtlanticSurvivors.org for a detailed schedule of events.
'Wild Thang' Chrysler Car Show
Saturday 09/29
All Chrysler Car Show! Cars will be displayed along the Wildwoods boardwalk on Saturday from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. beginning at Schellenger Avenue and heading north. All Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Plymouth makes and models will be featured. FREE for spectators! Call 860.303.2952 for more info.
Ed's Funcade Boardwalk Treasure Hunt
Saturday 09/29
On the Boardwalk between 22nd and 23rd Avenues, North Wildwood. Treasure hunt for kids under age 12 in the hay! Noon - 2 p.m. FREE. 609.729.3223 or http://www.EdsFuncade.com
Charismatic Conference
Friday 10/05 to 10/07
Wildwoods Convention Center. Camden Diocese Catholic Charismatic Conference. All welcome. Fri: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sat: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission fee. 609.522.5010
Morey's Piers Oktoberfest
Friday 10/05
Join us for Oktoberfest, that ancient German tradition of merriment, roller coasters, tilt-a-whirls, beer, pretzels and bratwurst! Mariners Pier will be open for Oktoberfest from 5:00pm to 11:00pm on Friday, from noon to 11:00pm on Saturday, and from noon to 5:00pm on Sunday. Jumbos 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 Jumbos with live entertainment from The Oompah-Delics. Raise a glass and tap a toe as bands play throughout the night Friday and Saturday on the main stage from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. For more info call 609.522.3900 or visit
Seafood & Music Festival
Saturday 10/06
The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce will host a FREE street fair from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. along Atlantic Avenue between Wildwood and Schellenger Avenues in Wildwood. The festival will feature 2 stages of live music, plus crafters, food vendors, games, a pie eating contest and much more! Live bands TBD. A Kids Korner with activities including pumpkin painting, hat making and inflatable bounce houses will take place from noon - 5 p.m. Rain date is scheduled for Sunday. 609.729.4000 or http://www.Wildwoods.com
Crest Best 10 Miler ~ NEW!
Saturday 10/06 to 10/07
The Crest Best 10 Miler Inaugural Event! 10 Mile, 5 Mile, 3.1 Mile and Kid's Races. Athletes can complete in all three races over 2 days for runners seeking the ultimate experience. Each distance has a different course and is exclusively located almost entirely in Wildwood Crest. Runners will have views of Sunset Lake, Ocean Drive Causeway, Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, and the Crest Bike Path! 609.849.8908 or register at http://www.DelmoSports.com
Pennsauken Surf Fishing Club Tournament
Saturday 10/06
Annual event on the Wildwoods Beaches. Registration at the Anglesea Firehouse, 2nd and New Jersey Avenues, North Wildwood. Registration begins at 6 a.m. Teams and individuals welcome. Tournament: 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Entrance fee for participants/teams. 609.760.2964 or http://www.asaconline.org
Fabulous '50s & Beyond 15th Anniversary Celebration
Friday 10/12 to 10/13
Friday night features a Nifty '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 in Wildwood 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 features a star-studded concert in the Wildwoods Convention Center at 7 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) featured artist to be announced. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at http://www.ticketmaster.com or 800.745.3000, or at the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce (3306 Pacific Avenue). For more information, call 609.729.4000 or http://www.Wildwoods.com
Wildwoods Boardwalk 5K Pumpkin Run
Saturday 10/13
Registration at the Wildwoods Convention Center at 8:30 a.m. (Pre-registration highly suggested.) Race starts at 10 a.m. and includes the following events: 5K Halloween Pumpkin Run; Kids Pumpkin 1 Mile Challenge (Pre-K to 5th grade); FIRST Timers 5K Run Challenge; and 1 Mile "Family" Pumpkin Walk. Proceeds benefit the Lunch with Lynch Foundation and the Education Foundation of Cape Trinity Catholic. Event is RAIN or SHINE! $25.00 for adults; $15.00 for 18 and under. All pre-registered participants will be guaranteed a Pumpkin Run T-Shirt! Costumes are preferred - prizes will be awarded for best dressed. For more info or to register, visit http://www.BoardwalkPumpkinRun.com or email ctpumpkin@gmail.com.
NJBBA's Great Fall Classic Surf Fishing Tournament
Saturday 10/13
Registration at the Anglesea Fire house, 201 New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood begins at 5 a.m. ASAC sanctioned tournament will run from 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday. Individual tournament (not ASAC sanctioned) starts at 5 a.m. Entry fee $50 per 6 man team and $10 per individual. 856.228.2642 or http://www.njbba.org
Wildwood RV Show
Friday 10/19 to 10/21
An RV show will be held inside the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring the best-selling recreational vehicles from New Jerseys biggest RV dealers including Dylan's RV Center, Driftwood RV Center, Whitehorse RV Center, Cross Roads Trailers, and Scott Motor Coach RV Center. Many vehicles will be clearance priced and trades are also welcome. Admission is $12 per day. Parking for the event is FREE. FRI & SAT: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. SUN: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, call 856.228.0090 or visit http://www.NJFallRVShow.com.
Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey
Saturday 10/20 to 10/21
Start at Hereford Inlet Lighthouse then visit New Jersey's historic lighthouses and select affiliated museums all weekend. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; rain or shine. Visitors will enjoy the opportunity to tour the state and visit participating land-based lighthouses, 2 museums, and 2 life-saving stations over the weekend, as well as help raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation, education and restoration. The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse in North Wildwood is included in the challenge. Entrance fee for participants and vendors. 609.522.2030 ext 1400, http://www.HerefordLighthouse.org or http://www.LighthouseChallengeNJ.org
Downtown Wildwood Halloween Movie & Treats
Friday 10/26
Enjoy a Halloween movie under the stars on the Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market lot at 3501 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood! Children 12 and under will receive a free bags of treats beginning at 6 p.m.! Bring your blanket and chairs and be ready for the movie to start as soon as it gets dark. Hot and Cold drinks, popcorn and other snacks will be available for purchase. Come to Downtown Wildwood early for dinner or stop for ice cream afterwards! FREE admission and everyone gets a FREE treat bag! 609.523.1602 or http://www.DOOWW.com
Greater Wildwood Elks Halloween Haunted House
Saturday 10/27
Trick-or-treaters walk through a "haunted house" and receive treats at the Elks Lodge, 109 West 1st Avenue, in North Wildwood from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free! For more info, call 609.729.2170.
North Wildwood Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Block Party
Saturday 10/27
The 10th Annual family fun event! Vehicle check-in; 5 p.m. Event time is 5:30 - 7 p.m. along Olde NJ Avenue between 2nd & Walnut Avenues in North Wildwood. Families are encouraged to bring their vehicles decorated for Halloween. Children will come in costume and 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 vehicles with the best decorations. Registration is free and forms are available at 900 Central Avenue in North Wildwood. Parking for visitors will be available in the municipal lot at 2nd and Olde New Jersey Avenues. 609.522.2955 or http://www.NorthWildwood.com
North Wildwood Veteran's Day Services
Sunday 11/11
Sponsored by VFW Post 5491. Ceremony to honor Veterans will begin at 10 a.m. at Veterans Monument, Spruce and New York Avenues, in North Wildwood. 609.522.5832
Spirit Brands American Rec & School Cheerleading Championships
Sunday 11/18
Wildwoods Convention Center. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 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 http://www.SpiritBrands.org
Christmas on the Plaza~NEW!
Friday 12/07 to 12/08
Byrne Plaza, Oak and Pacific Avenue, Wildwood. Wildwood's kick-off to the holiday season. Friday 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sat: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Craft bazaar, children's entertainment, music and more! Friday night at the plaza is in conjunction with the Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade. 609.318.4504 or http://www.stallionmarketing.com
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday 12/07
Festive ceremony will take place at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Courtyard, 1st & Central Avenues, in North Wildwood. Christmas tree lighting event includes music, refreshments, free tour of lighthouse and Santa Claus! 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Free admission. 609.522.2955 or http://www.NorthWildwood.com
Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade
Friday 12/07
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., watch a festive line-up of floats, fire trucks and other creatively decorated vehicles parade down the streets of the Wildwoods accompanied by Santa himself! Revised parade route to be announced. Following the parade, a tree lighting ceremony will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the all-NEW Byrne Plaza located at Oak and Pacific Avenues in Wildwood. If weather is uncertain, listen to 98.7 The Coast. For more details call 609.729.5501 or visit http://www.WildwoodHoliday.com.
Byrne Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday 12/07
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood. Come downtown for the Lighting of the official Downtown Wildwood Tree Celebration at Byrne Plaza! Lots of downtown Wildwood stores and restaurants will be open! Great fun for all before, during and after the Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade. 609.523.1602 or http://www.DOOWW.com
'Pinch the GrYnch' Boardwalk 5K Run
Saturday 12/08
This holiday boardwalk 5K run and 1 mile walk is fun for all ages! Event starts at 10 a.m. - rain or shine - with registration at 9 a.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. Participants are encouraged to dress in festive holiday outfits. The race route will run south on the Wildwoods Boardwalk to Cresse Avenue, make a turn around and head north to 21st Street. Another turn will lead runners back to the Convention Center where refreshments will be served and prizes awarded. Runners and walkers along with their cheering sections can then enjoy the Holiday Bazaar held inside the Convention Center. Registration is $30 per person or $15 if you donate a new, unwrapped toy for local children in need. For more information call 609.849.8887 or visit http://www.LunchWithLynch.com/pinch to register.
Family Holiday Celebration
Saturday 12/08
Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for FREE admission to holiday-themed crafters and movies, photos with Santa, entertainment and much more! For more information call 609.729.9000 or visit http://www.WildwoodHoliday.com for a detailed schedule of events.
Spirit Brands Cheerleading Festival
Saturday 12/08
Wildwoods Convention Center from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Spirit Brands holiday cheerleading competition featuring performances 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 http://www.SpiritBrands.org
Battle at the Boards Basketball Tournament
Sunday 12/23
Crest Savings Bank presents "BATTLE AT THE BOARDS" inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. This special one day basketball tournament will feature a handful of area and out-of-area boys and girls teams competing in showcase games, starting at 3 p.m. Included in the Battle at the Boards are the popular Andrew Alameno Memorial boys and girls island championship games between cross-town rivals Wildwood and Wildwood Catholic high schools. For more information, team schedules and ticket prices, visit http://www.bbclassic.com.
Boardwalk Basketball Classic
Wednesday 12/26 to 12/30
The largest holiday co-ed basketball tournament in the country! Event is held in the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring an impressive lineup of high school boys and girls basketball teams from the South Jersey and Delaware Valley areas totaling approximately 1,000 competitors. Call 609.846.2720 for more information or visit http://www.bbclassic.com for team schedules, times, ticket prices, and past results.