New Jersey Shore Memorial Day Events in Cape May

Memorial Day Weekend events at the NJ Shore in Cape May

Cape May BeachThe first weekend of the shore season is Memorial Day Weekend. People come from all across the country to experience the beaches of New Jersey. Memorial Day also brings some great events to the New Jersey Shore. Go to Wildwood and watch the International Kite Festival or visit Cape May Beaches and enjoy Country singer Crystal Gayle . Take a Whale Watching or Dolphin excursion aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher or go fishing with the Cape May Lady.

Browse all the Memorial Day Weekend events and things to do in Cape May, Wildwood or Ocean City for the Memorial Day weekend.

 Wildwood NJ Shore International Kite Festival 
Rio Grande Avenue Beach
Friday, May 22 – Monday, May 25

kite (1)The largest kite festival in North America begins on Friday at noon with the “Unlocking of the Ocean,” then continues with a night-time illuminated kite-fly at 9 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, the nation’s best stunt kite-flyers take to the beach for the East Coast Stunt Kite Championships. There will also be kite workshops and exhibitions all weekend.


North Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony
North Wildwood Veterans Monument
Spruce & New York Avenues
Monday, May 25

Honor our veterans with a Memorial Day service at 10:00 a.m. At 9:30 a.m. a service will be held reading of the names of veterans who have died since last Memorial Day at the monument.

Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony
Wildwood American Legion Post #184
4200 Atlantic Ave
Monday, May 25

Featuring speakers, a firing squad and wreath laying ceremonies at the Post, the Memorial Walk, and at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, this ceremony kicks off at 11 a.m.


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Cape May Convention Center
714 Beach Ave
Saturday, May 23

Country singer Crystal Gayle performs at 8 p.m.


Cape May Dolphin and Whale Watching events – The Cape May Whale Watcher is running the entire weekend with three trips daily. You can save and order tickets here, and use your mobile phone to board as tickets. Don’t forget to use the Cape May Resort discount code – enter CAPEMAYRESORT and save 10%.

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Crafts & Antiques on Memorial Day

Cape May Convention Hall
714 Beach Ave
Sunday, May 24

Cape May’s annual day of crafts and antiques sales happens Sunday, May 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cape May Music Festival
Starts Sunday, May 24

The Cape May Music Fest kicks off on Sunday with a performance from the Atlantic Brass Band at 8 p.m.

Cape May Memorial Day Ceremony 
Cape May Convention Hall
714 Beach Ave
Monday, May 25

Cape May holds a Memorial Day ceremony to honor our veterans starting at 11 a.m.

(credit: John Ostapkovich)


Unlocking of the Ocean and Business Persons Plunge
Moorlyn Terrace Beach
Friday, May 22

Kick of the 2015 season by watching people in professional attire – some carrying briefcases! – jump into the frigid Atlantic on Moorlyn Terrace Beach at noon.

StandUp4 Seals Beach Adventure Race
8th Street Beach
Saturday, May 23

Wake up bright and early to catch this race, which starts at 7:30 a.m. and features a sand obstacle course for adults and a fun sand challenge for kids.

Barks on the Boards
OCNJ Boardwalk
Sunday, May 31

Registered dogs can walk the boardwalk starting at 12 p.m. and participate in an array of contests. Pre-registration: $25. $30 day of event. First 200 registered receive t-shirts.

Annual Memorial Day Service 
Veterans Memorial Day Park
Monday, May 25

The annual service starts at 11 a.m.