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Borough of Wildwood Crest
2011 Borough Activities

 
Borough of Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series
         
The Borough of Wildwood Crest Recreation Department will once again present its free summer music series from late June through August.  

Free concerts will be held on the deck at the Crest Pier Recreation Center at 5800 Ocean Avenue each Monday at 7:30 p.m. and at the Gazebo-by-the-Sea at Rambler Road and the beach each Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.  In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held inside the Crest Pier, 5800 Ocean Avenue.  Call (609) 523-0202 for further information. 


2011 Calendar of Events

MAY

Saturday, May 14: Annual Borough Wide Yard Sale
Nearly 200 yard sale locations throughout borough. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maps featuring sale locations available at borough hall, Crest Pier and many area businesses two days prior to event. Rain date: Sunday, May 15. Info: 609-522-7446, www.wildwoodcrest.org, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com.

 

Sunday, May 29: Wildwood Crest Summer Kickoff Weekend Concert
Centennial Park , Fern Road and Ocean Avenue . FREE outdoor concert with the Fabulous Greaseband, a longtime, popular band that features all the best rock and roll, party and dance music from the 1950s through today. All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org, www.greaseband.com.  


JUNE

Saturday, June 18-Sunday, June 19: 11th Annual Battle on the Boardwalk AAU boys basketball tournament
County-wide, weekend-long event played locally at the Crest Pier Recreation Center , Ocean Avenue and Heather Road . Approximately 100 AAU boys basketball teams ages 10 and under through 17 and under from throughout the region competing. Info: www.sjjazz.org.

Friday, June 24-Sunday, June 26: 15th annual Scoop Taylor Summer Slam AAU girls basketball tournament
County-wide, weekend-long event played locally at the Crest Pier Recreation Center, Ocean Avenue and Heather Road, and Wildwood Crest Memorial School, New Jersey and St. Louis avenues. Hundreds of AAU girls basketball teams ages 10 and under through 17 and under from throughout the region competing. Info: www.tristatetarheels.com.

Saturday, June 25-Sunday, August 28: Beach Pier Fitness Classes
Wildwood Crest Beach Pier at Heather Road , 8:30 a.m. daily. Various one-hour fitness classes, including Zumba, Yoga, Pilates and more, overlooking the ocean from the scenic beach pier. Cost: $5 per class, or 12 classes for $50. No pre-registration necessary. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.

Saturday, June 25: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with Mother’s Worry (classic rock). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.

Monday, June 27-Friday, July 29: Pier Playmates Day Camp, Session I
Five-week program held 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Crest Pier Recreation Center , Ocean Avenue and Heather Road . Camp open to children entering grades pre-K through 6. Arts and crafts, sports, field trips and other activities. Fee required. Info: 609-523-0202, www.wildwoodcrest.org.

Monday, June 27: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with the Star Band
(Motown/party favorites). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.

Wednesday, June 29: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road
and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with Dogs Playing Cards
(classic/pop rock). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.


JULY

Saturday, July 2-Monday, July 4: Fourth of July Weekend Freedom Festival
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. each day

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Crafters of all kinds, food, live entertainment, children’s activities. Rambler Road and Ocean Avenue Gazebo-by-the-Sea area. FREE.

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. – Live Concerts: Friday – B Street Band (Bruce Springsteen tribute band); Saturday – 2U Band (U2 tribute band); Sunday – Bandstand (dance and party music). FREE.

Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org, www.www.bstreetband.com, www.notu2.com, www.bandstandband.com.

Wednesday, July 6: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with Sweeter Than Honey
(classic/pop rock). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.

Friday, July 8: Cape May County Lifeguard Championships
On the beach at Rambler Road . 6 p.m. Beach patrols from Cape May County compete in various rowing, swimming and running competitions that showcase lifeguarding skills. Hosted by the Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol. FREE. Info: 609-522-3825, www.wcbp.org, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com.  

Saturday, July 9: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with Sounds of Society (Chicago Tribute Band). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.sosctb.com, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.

Monday, July 11: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with the Star Band
(Motown/party favorites). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.

Wednesday, July 13: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road
and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with Twelve:01
(classic/modern rock). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.  

Saturday, July 16: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with the Mango Men (summer party music, country rock, Jimmy Buffet). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.themangomen.com, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.  

Monday, July 18: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with Jack Regan
(Sinatra) and Michael James (pop hits). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.  

Wednesday, July 20: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road
and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with the Star Band
(Motown/party favorites). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.  

Saturday, July 23: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with Another Tequila Sunrise (Eagles tribute band). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.eaglestributeband.com, www.bicoastalproductions.com, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.  

Monday, July 25: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with the High Society
(pop hits). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.

Wednesday, July 27: 76ers Summer Hoops Tour, Crest Pier Recreation Center
Heather Road and Ocean Avenue . 10 a.m. FREE one-hour basketball clinic for children of all ages led by former NBA All-Star and 76ers Ambassador of Basketball World B. Free. No pre-registration necessary. FREE. Info: Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.  

Wednesday, July 27: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road
and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with Ribic’s Cube 3
(classic/pop rock). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.  

Saturday, July 30: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with Bennie and the Jets (Elton John tribute band). FREE. All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org, www.bennieandthejets.com, www.bicoastalproductions.com.  


AUGUST

Monday, August 1-Friday, August 19: Centennial Pier Playmates Day Camp, Session II
Three-week program held 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Crest Pier Recreation Center , Ocean Avenue and Heather Road . Camp open to children entering grades pre-K through 6. Arts and crafts, sports, field trips and other activities. Fee required. Info: 609-523-0202, www.wildwoodcrest.org.  

Monday, August 1: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with the Star Band
(Motown/party favorites). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.  

Wednesday, August 3: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road
and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with Dogged N Driven
(classic/pop rock). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.  

Saturday, August 6: Third Annual Antique/Classic & Hot Rod Crest Car Show, First United Methodist Church
Fern Road and Atlantic Avenue . 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Antique, classic, street rod and muscle car show. FREE for spectators, entry fee for car owners. Trophies awarded for best of show, best pre-war (WWII), best post-war (WWII), best muscle car, best street rod, people’s choice. Food available. Info: 609-729-4265.  

Saturday, August 6: Wildwood Crest 5K Beach Run, Crest Beach Pier
Heather Road and Ocean Avenue . 6:30 p.m. 5K out-and-back beach run, along with one-mile fun run/walk, beginning and ending at the foot of the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier. All pre-registered participants receive long-sleeve T-shirt. Registration fee required. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.  

Saturday, August 6: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live musical performance by Storm Front, (Billy Joel tribute band). FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org, www.stormfrontband.org, www.bicoastalproductions.com.  

Monday, August 8: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with High Society
(pop hits). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.  

Wednesday, August 10: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road
and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with the Star Band
(Motown/party favorites). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.  

Saturday, August 13: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live musical performance by Symphonic Soul, (13-piece horn/party band performing popular oldies, Motown and pop/rock tunes). FREE. Bring a blanket or a chair. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org, www.tedfass.com/music/c12/details5765-1/Symphonic-Soul.html.  

Monday, August 15: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with Jack Regan
(Sinatra) and Michael James (pop hits). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.  

Wednesday, August 17: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road
and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with Dogs Playing Cards
(classic/pop rock). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.  

Saturday, August 20: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park  
Fern Road and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live musical performance by Bandstand, (dance/party favorites). FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org, www.bandstandband.com.  

Monday, August 22: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with High Society
(pop hits). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.  

Wednesday, August 24: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road
and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with the Star Band
(Motown/party favorites). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.  

Saturday, August 27: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park  
Fern Road and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live musical performance by the Sensational Soul Cruisers (Motown/oldies/dance). FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org, www.soulcruisers.com.  

Sunday, August 28: Wildwoods’ Wild Half Marathon
Seaside half marathon (13.1) running race featuring the boardwalk and ocean and bay views through the Wildwoods.. Registration fee required. Info: 856-468-0925, 609-523-0202, www.cgiracing.com, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.  

Monday, August 29: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with Michael James
(pop hits). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.  

Wednesday, August 31: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park
Fern Road
and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live music for the entire family at the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion with Ribic’s Cube 3
(classic/pop rock). All ages show. Bring a blanket or a chair. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.


SEPTEMBER

Saturday, September 3: Summer Live Music Series, Centennial Park

Fern Road and Ocean Avenue . 7:30 p.m. Live musical performance by the Chatterband, (dance/party music). FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org, www.chatterband.com.  

Sunday, September 11: Patriot’s Day Memorial Service
New Jersey Avenue at Miami Avenue . 5:30 p.m. Service to honor and remember those who perished in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Info: 609-522-5176, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.
 

Friday, September 16-Saturday, September 17: Firefighters’ Weekend Craft Show
Rambler Road and Ocean Avenue Gazebo-by-the-Sea area. Friday – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Crafters of all kinds. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.
 

Saturday, September 24: Seafarers Celebration, Sunset Lake & Centennial Park
Sunset Lake along New Jersey Avenue between Rambler and Miami roads. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gazebo-by-the-Sea and Fern Road Park areas, 7-10 p.m. Dozens of crafters and food vendors, family entertainment, live music, children’s activities and much more overlooking beautiful Sunset Lake, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Additional live music and family entertainment at Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Beachfront fireworks show at 9 p.m. FREE. Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.  

Friday, September 30: Monster Truck Expo, Crest Pier
Scoop Taylor Park and Crest Pier Recreation Center , Heather Road and Ocean Avenue . 6-9 p.m. Fun-filled family event kicks off Monster Mash Weekend in the Wildwoods. Meet the monster truck drivers and go for rides in a monster truck on the beach. Event includes food, children’s activities, music. FREE (fee required for monster truck rides). Info: 609-523-0202, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, www.wildwoodcrest.org.  


OCTOBER

Saturday, October 1-Sunday, October 2: Wildwoods’ Hydrofest Powerboat Races, Sunset Lake
Sunset Lake along New Jersey Avenue between Rambler Road and Miami Avenue . 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Live powerboat racing, along with food, craft and merchandise vendors. 2011 event serves as American Power Boat Association (APBA) National Championships. Free to spectators (pit passes $10). Info: 609-886-8156 or www.sunsetlake.us.    

Sunday, October 30: Halloween Season Trunk or Treat
Crest Pier Recreation Center , Heather Road and Ocean Avenue . 6:30 p.m. Halloween Eve event that features adults decorating their vehicles for Halloween and handing out candy to children dressed up in their Halloween costumes. Prizes awarded to best-decorated vehicles. Free. Info: 609-523-0202, www.wildwoodcrest.org.
 


DECEMBER

Thursday, December 1-Sunday, December 11: Scoop Taylor Tip-Off Classic grammar school basketball tournament
Crest Pier Recreation Center , Heather Road and Ocean Avenue . Dozens of boys and girls grammar school basketball teams from Cape May County and beyond competing. Info: 609-523-0202, www.wildwoodcrest.org.

      

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