Thursday, July 18, 2024

Revolution Liquors hosting Old World vs. New World: 101 wine & cheese-tasting event ~ Friday, July 19th


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Revolution Liquors is proud to host a wine and cheese event on Friday, July 19! 

Old World vs New World: 101 will be hosted by wine importer Matthew Ackland at 4 PM at Revolution Liquour’s new Hero’s Bar. Tickets are $38 at the door and RSVP is available at revolutionliquors.com

In the world of wine, there has always been a spirited debate between Old World and New World wines. Each has its unique characteristics shaped by centuries-old traditions or innovative techniques. But what happens when you bring these two worlds together in a single, exciting event? 

Enter the latest trend in wine tasting: a celebration of both Old World charm and New World innovation, where wine enthusiasts and novices alike can embark on a journey of Discovery. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Battle at the Beach Mixed Martial Arts Tournament to be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center ~ August 3-4


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THE WILDWOODS - The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) brings the Battle at the Beach Mixed Martial Arts Tournament to the Wildwoods Convention Center - Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4.

NAGA runs the world's largest mixed grappling tournaments, with over 9,000 competitors worldwide. The Battle at the Beach Grappling & BJJ Championship includes both no-gi and gi (BJJ) divisions.

Saturday, August 3 will feature children ages 13 years old and under, competing to win the all-new kids championship belts in each division: novice, beginner, intermediate and advanced. 

Sunday, August 4 will feature teens ages 14 to 17 and adults competing in various divisions for the championship titles.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

The Wildwoods Beach Ultimate Tournament returns ~ July 27-28


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THE WILDWOODS - The largest Beach Ultimate Tournament in the world, celebrating 32 years, returns to the Wildwoods on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28.

The game of Ultimate mixes the high-level athletics of competitive sports such as soccer, basketball and football into an action-packed, non-contact sport played with a flying disc, similar to a Frisbee.

The weekend will be full of exciting competition for players, and fun entertainment for spectators. Over 50 teams will be playing, and participants are from all over the world. The event is FREE to spectators, so enjoy the sun, sand and global talent!

This annual event is held on the Wildwoods beach from Spicer to Schellenger Avenues and Oak to 26th Avenue. Games will be played on Saturday, July 27 from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, July 28 from 10 am to 5 pm. 

The tournament format consists of 4-on-4 co-ed team competition for players of all skill levels, ages 18 and over.

Monday, July 8, 2024

Castle Dracula Weekend promises thrills and chills in Wildwood ~ August 9 & 10


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WILDWOOD - Get ready for a spine-tingling experience unlike any other as the Wildwood Historical Society and www.CastleDraculaofWildwood.com proudly present the inaugural Castle Dracula Weekend at Fox Park.

Scheduled for Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10 from 4 pm to 10 pm (both evenings), this event commemorates Wildwood's iconic haunted attraction with a host of thrilling activities and entertainment for locals and tourists alike.

Castle Dracula, once Wildwood's largest and most beloved haunted attraction, will be honored throughout the weekend with a variety of engaging events:

* Vendor Booths: Explore a range of vendors offering unique items and spooky souvenirs 

* Artists Corner: Witness talented artists capturing the essence of Castle Dracula through their artwork

* Q&A Sessions with Former Employees: Hear firsthand accounts and behind-the-scenes stories from those who worked in this legendary haunt

* Exhibit of Surviving Artifacts: View artifacts and memorabilia that survived the castle's eerie past

* Autographed Soundtrack" Purchase a piece of history with an autographed soundtrack available for collectors

* Costume Contest: Dress to impress in your most haunting attire for a chance to win prizes

* Photo/Video Exchange & Contest: Share your memories by bringing original photos and videos of Castle Dracula. Entries will be scanned into the archive and entered into a contest for the most and best submissions

* Special DarkInThePark Documentary Screening: Immerse yourself in the history of Castle Dracula with a screening of this special documentary

"We are thrilled to host the first Castle Dracula Weekend, celebrating the legacy of Wildwood's most iconic haunted attraction," said Taylor Henry, President of the Wildwood Historical Society. "Whether you're reliving cherished memories or discovering the allure of Castle Dracula for the first time, this event promises something unforgettable for everyone."

Don't miss the chance to step back into the chilling atmosphere of Castle Dracula with a special photo-op at the reconstructed Castle Fireplace, designed by Castle Social Media Admin & Webmaster Michael Yannette.

Those interested in vending my email castledraculawildwood@gmail.com.

For more information and updates on Castle Dracula Weekend, visit www.CastleDraculaofWildwood.com. Join the conversation on social media using #CastleDraculaWeekend.

About the Wildwood Historical Society

Wildwood Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history and cultural heritage of Wildwood, NJ through community events, educational programs and historical exhibits.

Friday, July 5, 2024

Celebrate Curley's 50th Anniversary at Morey's Piers ~ Friday, July 12th


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WILDWOOD - Morey's Piers, a renowned amusement destination nestled in the heart of Wildwood, New Jersey, is thrilled to annouce the celebration of Curley's Fries' 50th Anniversary, marking five decades of delighting visitors with our iconic Curley's Fries!

To commemorate this special occasion, we invite the public to join us for Curley's birthday party, to be held on National French Fry Day - Friday, July 12 - from 12:30 pm to 2 pm at Joe's Fish Co. (Surfside Pier, 26th & Boardwalk)

Guests can enjoy cake and cookies, and sing "Happy Birthday" to Curley himself. Bring your cameras for the chance to take a picture with Curley and his best pal, Sunny C. Gull. 

Indulge in some Curley's Fries and sample our newest in a line of limited edition sauces available throughout the summer. Every two weeks, we will introduce a new sauce, providing guests unique pairings with their favorite crinkle cut fries!

Make sure to stop by regularly to try them all. Additionall, we will have some limited edition Curley's merchandise available at the Morey Store and Kong & Co. 

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of Curley's 50th birthday celebration. Stop by Joe's Fish Co, enjoy the festivities, indulge in our legendary fries and take home a piece of history with our exclusive merchandise.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

About Morey's Piers

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Celebrate Christmas in July in the Wildwoods with fun for the whole family


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THE WILDWOODS – The best way to spread Christmas cheer is visiting the Wildwoods in July this year! 

With TWO weekends full of family-fun events, as well as free events throughout the week, the Wildwoods are the perfect destination to celebrate Christmas in July this summer. 

FREE Christmas in July events take place Saturdays, July 20 and 27: 


North Wildwood Christmas in July with Santa Claus 
Saturday, July 20 

“Christmas in July” along the North Wildwood beaches will be celebrated on Saturday, July 20. Take a photo with Santa, enjoy a candy cane, and sing along with live holiday music. Don’t forget to decorate your beach blanket, wear festive beach attire, and create your own reindeer games. This FREE family-fun event is presented by the North Wildwood Beach Patrol. Approximate times and locations of Santa’s stops will be posted the morning of the event on the North Wildwood Beach Patrol Facebook page. 

For more information, visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/northwildwoodbeachpatrol or call 609-522-7500. 


Wildwood Crest Christmas in July Festival 
Saturday, July 20 

Celebrate the Christmas season in the summertime with the Wildwood Crest Christmas in July Festival and Boat Parade on Saturday, July 20, at 6 p.m. along Sunset Lake, near Atlanta and New Jersey Avenues in Wildwood Crest. Enjoy live music with Jamison performing holiday-themed songs, along with pop and rock hits. Other activities include magic and variety shows, face painting, FREE photos with Santa and more. Food vendors will also be on hand for the event. The event concludes with the ever-popular Christmas in July Boat Parade on Sunset Lake at 8:45 p.m. Approximately 30 boats decorated for the Christmas season will travel through Sunset Lake for all attendees to view and enjoy. Those interested in registering a boat or kayak for the parade are asked to email christmasjulyboatparade@gmail.com. Prizes will be awarded to the best decorated boats. 

For more information about the Wildwood Crest Christmas in July Festival and Boat Parade, visit www.WildwoodCrest.org or call 609-523-0202. 


Movies in the Plaza – Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch 
Tuesday, July 23 

Enjoy a FREE family Christmas movie night on Tuesday, July 23 in Byrne Plaza, located at 3400 Pacific Avenue. Bring your chair or blanket for an unforgettable movie under the stars experience. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch begins as soon as it gets dark, around 8:15 p.m. Parking is always FREE for Byrne Plaza events in the parking lots behind the shops; on the east side of Pacific Avenue between Oak and Schellenger Avenues; and on the west side of Pacific, between Oak and Wildwood Avenues. 

For more information, visit www.DOOWW.com or call 609-523-1602. 


Wildwood’s Christmas in July Golf Cart Parade 
Saturday, July 27 

Enjoy the City of Wildwood’s Third Annual Christmas in July Golf Cart Parade on Saturday, July 27 at 10 a.m. Register for FREE and decorate your golf cart to participate. Check-in and judging begin at 8 a.m. in the semi-circle in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center on Ocean Avenue between Burke and Montgomery Avenues. The parade will begin at the Cresse Avenue entrance to the Boardwalk. Golf carts will parade along the length of the Boardwalk, disembarking in North Wildwood at the 15th Avenue ramp. Winners will be announced on the City of Wildwood Facebook page directly after the parade. 

For more information, or to register, visit www.WildwoodNJ.org or call 609-522-2444 ext. 2585. 


The Wildwoods offer FREE live concert events throughout the island every week, as well as Friday Night Fireworks launched from the Pine Avenue beach at 10 p.m., Doo Wop Neon Light Tours, Fitness in the Plaza, Yoga on the Beach, and a Boardwalk Craft Show. 

Visit www.wildwoodsnj.com/events-calendar.com for a full list of events and information. 

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

Friday, June 28, 2024

The Wildwoods' Sun & Sand 5k Run and 1-Mile Walk benefits North Wildwood Police Officers Association and their charities ~ Saturday, July 20th


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THE WILDWOODS - On Saturday, July 20, the Sun & Sand 5k and 1-Mile Walk takes place to benefit the North Wildwood Police Officers Association and its charities. 

The race start time is 8 a.m. at the Greater Wildwood Elks Lodge, located at 1st and Olde New Jersey Avenues in North Wildwood. Registration is $30 for the 5k Run and $25 for the 1-Mile Walk. 

Thursday, June 27, 2024

The Wildwoods host the 26th Annual New Jersey State Barbecue Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival ~ Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 14


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THE WILDWOODS - Indulge in mouthwatering ribs, chicken, brisket, and pork while enjoying some of the best blues music at the Jersey shore during the 26th Annual New Jersey State Barbecue Championship and Anglesea Blues Festival Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14. 

The event will take place at 2nd and Olde New Jersey Avenues and surrounding pubs in the North Wildwood Entertainment District. 

The three-day festival will feature barbecue teams from around the country showing off their grill skills in a quest for the best BBQ. There will be teams competing for glory and 1st through 5th places in pulled pork, ribs, chicken, and brisket. The top overall scorer will be named the Grand Champion, and the second overall scorer will be designated the Reserve Grand Champion. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

New Jersey Bronco Invasion will take over the beach in the Wildwoods ~ July 19-21


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THE WILDWOODS - The New Jersey Bronco Invasion comes to the Wildwoods’ beaches Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July 21. 

The New Jersey Bronco Invasion offers three days filled with Bronco activities, daily parking on the beach, access to the industry’s top vendors, and an opportunity to play on an exclusive beach obstacle course powered by Rausch Creek Off-road Park. Brand new and classic Broncos are welcome to join this one-of-a-kind event on the beach in Wildwood, New Jersey. 

All Broncos must be pre-registered to be on the beach, however spectator admission is free. There are no registrations accepted at this time as ticket sales have now closed. 

Friday, June 21, 2024

The Wildwoods host Sticks in the Sand Beach Hockey Tournament ~ July 13-14


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THE WILDWOODS - The Sticks in the Sand Beach Hockey Tournament returns to The Wildwoods Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. This tournament gives field hockey players of all ages a chance to enjoy the game in a new and exciting way – on the world-famous Wildwoods’ beaches! 

Teams from all over the East Coast and beyond will compete on the beaches of the Wildwoods. Games are played five vs. five, with four players on the field plus a goalie, with a maximum of 10 players per team. Each game consists of two, 12-minute halves with a running clock. Fields are 30 yards by 50 yards and the games are played with a rubberized ball that is slightly larger than a regular field hockey ball. 

Divisions include U19, U16, U14, and a women’s open and co-ed open. 

Thursday, June 20, 2024

The Wildwoods crown King and Queen of Marbles at 101st Annual National Marbles Tournament


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THE WILDWOODS - The Wildwoods concluded the 101st Annual National Marbles Tournament on June 20, celebrating the crowning of the new King and Queen of Marbles. 

Katelynn Gaumer, 13, of Cumberland, MD was crowned National Girl’s Marbles Champion. Myles Lacy, 9, of Clay County, TN, claimed the Boy’s title. 

Champion marble shooters from across the country gathered in the Wildwoods to compete in the 101st Annual National Marbles Tournament from June 17 through June 20, all vying for the title of “King” and “Queen” of Marbles. 

The 2024 Barefoot Country Music Fest is underway in the Wildwoods ~ Need-to-Know Information


BCMF offering new enhancements and guest appearances for 2024...

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The Barefoot Country Music Fest (BCMF) is back and better than ever, featuring an impressive lineup of top country music artists and a range of exciting new additions. The Northeast’s largest 4-day outdoor country music fest will take place on the stunning beaches of Wildwood, NJ this weekend. 

Headliners on the Miller Lite Main Stage include Old Dominion, Kane Brown, Keith Urban, and Luke Bryan, along with over 40 other top stars. With multiple stages and a diverse range of performances, there’s something for every country music fan. Download the BCMF app for the complete lineup and daily schedule to plan your day and receive the latest updates. 

Not only will BCMF 2024 feature live music, but it will also spotlight unique onsite activities like Club Barefoot, karaoke and dueling pianos, and the ultimate party atmosphere featuring performances by Gillian Smith, DJ Big Country, DJ Joe Werner, Shake Rattle & Roll, and DJ Slim McGraw. Showcase your karaoke skills or enjoy the lively dueling piano performances that will keep the energy going throughout the weekend. 

Enhance your festival experience with a custom non-alcoholic cocktail at the all-new GEM Bar, and recharge with a refresher or get your coffee fix with Dunkin’ on-site. 

The Wildwoods host 12th Annual Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival ~ Friday, July 12th


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THE WILDWOODS - Families, friends, and kids of all ages: Head to the beach to play in the sand at Heather Road in Wildwood Crest during the 12th annual Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival on Friday, July 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Grab your buckets and shovels and create works of art. Making sandcastles on the beach has been a fun summertime family activity since the first shell washed ashore, and now this great American pastime is celebrated in the Wildwoods each summer. This amateur and semi-pro sand sculpting contest is free to all participants and spectators. 

Fun activities featured at this year’s festival include the Hocus-Pocus, It’s Joe Fischer Magic Show at 10:30 a.m., followed by live music from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. by Rustic Revival, a southern rock and modern country band. 

Battle on the Beach Flag Football Tournament returns to the Wildwoods ~ July 13-14


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THE WILDWOODS - The Wildwoods are hosting a flag football tournament like no other! 

Morey’s Piers is a proud sponsor of the Battle on the Beach Flag Football Tournament to be held Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 on beach in the Wildwoods. Quickly becoming a family tradition for flag football players from across the region, this awesome summer beach event features five vs. five beach flag football for boys and girls ages 5 through 17, as well as adults. 

This tournament is open to any youth travel, recreation, or other team from any organization that meets the age standards. Premier, Travel, and Recreation divisions will be established to accommodate any team that wants to join the Battle on the Beach fun. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

The Wildwoods ~ The Events Capital of the East Coast


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THE WILDWOODS - With more than 160 special events and festivals throughout the year, most of them free, some might consider the Wildwoods the ‘Events Capital of the East Coast.’ No other location in the region offers the number and variety of special events and festivals the Wildwoods offer annually. 

Events take place at various locations throughout the island’s three distinct municipalities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, and North Wildwood. Visitors can find an event happening nearly every day or night of the week throughout the summer at locations including the Wildwoods Convention Center, Byrne Plaza and Fox Park in Wildwood, Centennial Park in Wildwood Crest, North Wildwood’s Olde New Jersey Avenue, on the beaches, and on the Wildwoods Boardwalk. 

The Wildwoods’ annual calendar of events not only draws visitors to the family resort but also provides additional activities and entertainment outlets to those already visiting for vacation or business. From sporting events to fishing tournaments, food, and music festivals, and even a national marbles championship, the Wildwoods have developed a unique offering of special events not equaled in any other resort destinations.