Do The Shore: July 10 to July 16
Dance Xplosion National Dance Finals
Now through Saturday, July 13 at 7 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Dance Xplosion National Dance Competition Finals return to the Wildwoods Convention Center July 8-13. Dancers from all over the country will compete for cash and prizes during the six-day event set to feature solos, duets, trios, small groups, large groups, lines and productions, performed by dancers of various skill levels ranging from amateur to experienced. All performances are choreographed to music and are sure to amaze. Competitions will be held 7 a.m.-11 p.m. daily and admission is FREE. For more information, call (516) 781-3400 or visit www.DanceXplosionTalent.com.
Lower Township Summer Concert Series
Wednesday, July 10 at 5:30 p.m.
Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal Green, 1200 Lincoln Boulevard, Cape May
Family-friendly concerts return to the Cape May Green with the 2019 Summer Concert Series, brought to you by Lower Township and hosted by The Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Concerts run weekly every Wednesday night, featuring the Sensational Soul Cruisers playing soul legend covers on July 10 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Guests are invited to bring beach chairs, blankets, picnic snack, family and friends and enjoy an evening of live music and the best sunsets. Admittance and parking are FREE. Food and beverages will be available to purchase. Carry-in alcoholic beverages are not permitted. For more information, visit www.cmlf.com.
Sea Isle City Beach Patrol 100th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, July 11 at 8 a.m.
Sea Isle City
Join the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol as they celebrate this very important milestone: their 100th Anniversary. The day’s festivities will include a Mass in honor of deceased SICBP Lifeguards at Saint Joseph Catholic Church at 8 a.m.; a parade along the Promenade at 10:45 a.m.; the Centennial Ceremony at the Beach Patrol Headquarters at 11:15 a.m.; a Row-Out Ceremony at 43rd Street Beach, featuring speeches by dignitaries, bagpipers, surfboat crews rowing out flowers for deceased SICBP members and a boat for all guards that served in the military, followed by a Gun Salute from a Military Honor Guard at 12 p.m.; and the Beach Patrol Open House from 1-5 p.m. This all-day event is FREE to attend. Rain or shine. For more information, visit www.visitsicnj.com or call 609-263-8687.
Thursdays On Dune Family Fun & Concerts
Thursday, July 11 at 5:30 p.m.
Veterans Plaza, 21st & Dune Drive, Avalon
Thursdays on Dune returns for 2019 with an amazing lineup of family-fun and music from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Kids will enjoy crafts, character appearances, face painting, balloon art, giveaways and more from 5:30 to 7 p.m., followed by a live band from 7 to 8:30 p.m.! This Thursday’s performance is by 40 North. For more information, visit www.visitavalonnj.com.
7th Annual Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival
Friday, July 12 at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Beach next to the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier at Heather Road, Wildwood Crest
Come play in the sand at the 7th annual Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival on Friday, July 12 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Fun activities featured at this year’s festival include horseshoes, cornhole and other games, as well as live music throughout the day. Sculptures will be judged on creativity, execution, composition and overall presentation. Prizes and awards will be presented to the top three winners in each division. Registration for the contest is FREE and will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 12. For additional information, call 609-523-0202 or visit www.VisitWildwoodCrest.com.
Free Concerts at the Rotary Park
Friday, July 12 to Monday, July 15 at 7 p.m.
Rotary Park, 400 Lafayette St., Cape May
The City of Cape May is excited to again host free evening outdoor concerts in Cape May. Each concert will offer excellent entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere. July 12, Doctors of Rhythm; July 13, Jack Melton Big Band; July 14, Cape Harmonies; July 15, Maddie Hogan. Concerts are held every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings at 7 p.m. Bring a beach chair or blanket to enjoy the entertainment comfortably. For more information, visit CapeMayCity.com or call (609) 884-9565.
21st Annual Barbeque Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival
Friday, July 12 at 4 p.m., Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m., and Sunday, July 14 at 10 a.m.
2nd and Olde New Jersey Avenues, North Wildwood
Indulge in mouthwatering ribs, chicken, brisket and pork while enjoying some of the best Blues music at the Jersey Shore during the 21st Annual New Jersey State Barbeque Championship and Anglesea Blues Festival Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14. The event will take place at 2nd and Olde New Jersey Avenues in North Wildwood. The festival takes place Friday, July 12 from 4-11 p.m.; Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; and Sunday, July 14 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is FREE. For additional information, call 609-523-6565 or visit www.njbbq.com or www.angleseablues.com.
10th Annual Wildwood Cornhole Tournament
Saturday, July 13 at 11 a.m. and Sunday, July 14 at 10 a.m.
Beach between Wildwood and Oak Avenues, Wildwood
The popular parking lot game returns to the Wildwoods beach for the 10th Annual Wildwood Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. Saturday’s tournament will begin at 11 a.m. Registration is $25 per team and all ages are welcome. Sunday’s tournament will begin with a mandatory meeting at 10 a.m. Registration for Sunday is $45 per team ($50 day-of), and all players must be 18 years of age or older to participate. For rules and registration or for more information, visit www.WildwoodCornhole.com or call 609-729-8870.
Sea Isle Free Concerts Under The Stars: The Land of Ozz
Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Excursion Park, JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Ave., Sea Isle City
Enjoy live music at Excursion Park on Monday, July 13 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. with a performance by The Land of Ozz, an Ozzy Osbourne Tribute Band. Don’t forget to bring your beach chairs and blankets! For more information, call 609-263-0050 or visit www.visitsicnj.com
Ocean City Mummers Night
Tuesday, July 16 at 7 p.m.
Ocean City Boardwalk, 6th Street to 14th Street, Ocean City
Visit the Ocean City Boardwalk every Tuesday night from 7-9 p.m. to watch the Mummers parade down the boardwalk. Expect a fun time for the whole family with live music, dancing and crowd interaction. For more information, visit oceancityvacation.com.
Middle Township Summer Concerts: Animal House
Tuesday, July 16 at 6 p.m.
Ockie Wisting Recreation Complex, 7 Fulling Mill Road, Rio Grande
Middle Township continues their free summer concert series called “Let’s Rock the Ock.” on Tuesday, July 6 with a performance by Animal House. The concerts will be held every Tuesday in July from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be food and craft vendors and bounce houses for the kiddos! Bring your coolers, blankets, chairs and dancing shoes! For more information visit middletownship.com.