Thursday, September 16, 2021

Post 184 announces fall/winter events, community efforts


PRESS RELEASE

WILDWOOD - American Legion Post 184 is proud to announce a fall and winter season of community efforts. Following the success of last year's turkey giveaway and toy drive, the Post looks to continue the events with greater success.

For decades, the veterans have supported the community with fundraising and donations. With the pandemic still looming, they know the support is needed now more than ever. 

Starting with some fun, the Legion will once again host Halloween Bingo. On October 27, with doors opening at 5:30 pm and the bingo game at 7:30, players are encouraged to dress up to win gift cards and prizes for best costumes.

In November, Post 184 will focus on a giveaway of turkeys with all the fixings. Any family in need in Wildwood, Middle Township or Lower Township will be able to apply for the donation. A whole turkey, a can of gravy, jellied cranberry sauce, canned corn and a pie will be provided to registered families on November 24. 

Bringing the Christmas spirit, the second annual toy drive will continue along with Christmas dinner giveaway. This event will be combined with the Post's Kids Christmas Party. In years past, the party was to show appreciation to the members' families by hosting an event for the kids and grandkids. 

This year, the event will be split into two: the first hour for members of the Post and the second hour for families registered with the toy and food giveaways. These events will be held on December 18.

More events, including holiday-themed bingo, the indoor yard sale and craft shows (and more), will be announced in the coming weeks.

The community is asked to support the community efforts by donating towards the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner giveaways or purchasing a toy off the Amazon wish list.

More information on both events will be available closer to the dates.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

While summer ends, Pomeo's North Wildwood looks forward to a Second Season of event catering


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NORTH WILDWOOD - Summer might be ending but that doesn't mean the island's businesses close up shop and disappear, contrary to what many vacationers believe.

After a successful summer, Pompeo's at 17th & Boardwalk looks forward to growing their catering options through the restaurant. Chef and owner Rich Merlino has years of experience in the catering business, which makes the decision to start catering through the restaurant an easy one.

"I enjoy catering because every event is different," said Merlino. "I am able to customize each event based on the customer's request, no matter if that means a simple family get-together or a high class wedding."

Pompeo's focuses on providing high quality food in an upscale setting on the Boardwalk. Their breakfast continuously had lines out the door, and dinners were off to a good start before being affected by the pandemic. 2022 will bring an even better menu, a redesigned dining room and more on-site events to the restaurant.

Catering options include pick-up or delivery from the city to the shore, depending on the size of the event. Minimum party size of 25 people is required and at least two weeks' notice is appreciated. Chef Merlino looks forward to bringing his experience to the area and is eager to work with party hosts to create the perfect menu.

Pompeo's is located at 1610 Boardwalk in North Wildwood. For more information, contact the restaurant at pompeoswildwood.com.





Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Little Nicky's Pizza to host fundraiser for abused dog adopted by loving family this Saturday, September 11th


PRESS RELEASE

NORTH WILDWOOD - Little Nicky's, on the corner of 17th & Boardwalk, will host an all-day fundraiser this Saturday, September 11 for a loving pup who is in need of much medical attention. Joining the event schedule for the same day as the Morey's Doggie Dash & Splash, the fundraiser will help the dog's new family pay for medical expenses and hopefully surpass goals and raise funds for the Love to Live Animal Rescue.

Mookie is a 1-year-old, special needs dog who has suffered terrible treatment at the hands of cruel humans. He was kicked in the head by his prior owners and sustained a traumatic brain injury. Due to his injury, he now lives with balance disorders, fear, anxiety and impulsivity. He has had several hospital stays and has undergone surgery for foreign body ingestion, leaving his new family with significant medical bills.

"Ryan and Jen, Mookie's new family, both recently completed their masters degrees and are occupational therapists, which makes them great pet parents," said Elaina Galdo-Pagan, owner of Little Nicky's. "Sometimes it takes a village, so we at Little Nicky's want to do our part in helping this adorable little family with the stress of Mookie's hospital and surgery bills."

Despite all of the suffering Mookie has endured, he is making the most out of his new life. He is flooded with love, pets and affection from everyone he meets. He now gets to enjoy hiking, beach trips, snuggling, giving kisses and spending time with his puppy cousins.

This Saturday at Little Nicky's, 10 percent of all sales pizza from the entire day will go to Mookie's family and any donation that exceeds the amount of medical expenses will be donated to Love to Live Animal Rescue, where Mookie was adopted.

"Dogs can be your best friend. I know my pup Fritz is mine and I couldn't imagine him needing surgeries or bills being too much to handle," said Galdo-Pagan. "We are very excited to host this event!"

Customers who cannot make the event but would still like to donate are asked to donate online using Venmo (@Jen-Mellish) or Cash App ($MookieMellish).



Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The Wildwoods host return of New Jersey State Firemen's Convention & Parade - Friday, September 17 & Saturday, September 18


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THE WILDWOODS - The Annual New Jersey State Firemen's Convention returns to the Wildwoods on Friday, September 17 and Saturday, September 18, attracting firefighters and their families to the five-mile island for equipment displays, seminars, vendors and a parade.

Firetrucks and fire apparatus from around the state will be displayed in the Wildwoods Convention Center parking lots on Friday from 8 am - 6 pm and on Saturday from 8 am - 1 pm. 

The Five Mile Beach Volunteer Firemen's Association will also present an expo on fire equipment and vendors of fire related products, often described as the largest exposition of its kind east of the Mississippi. The Expo will be held at Fox Park across from the Wildwoods Convention Center also on Friday from 8 am - 6 pm and Saturday from 8 am - 1 pm.

The Firefighter's Parade will be held on Saturday at 2 pm along New Jersey Avenue, from Cresse Avenue in Wildwood Crest, proceeding north to 26th Avenue in North Wildwood. Congressman Jeff Van Drew is the parade's Grand Marshal.

For more information on the New Jersey State Firemen's Convention & Parade, call 800-852-0137 or visit www.NJSFA.com.

For more information on the parade or outside vendor opportunities, visit NJFireExpo.com.

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

Monday, August 30, 2021

It's so easy to 'Fall' in Love with the Wildwoods, NJ!


PRESS RELEASE

THE WILDWOODS    Get ready to ‘fall’ in love with the Wildwoods, NJ! 

The island resort is the ideal fall vacation destination – with pristine weather, minimal crowds, quiet beaches, a fun-filled boardwalk, prime hotels/motel locations at money-saving rates, great restaurants; and uniquely fall activities and exciting weekend events and festivals.

The Wildwoods’ signature outdoor activities and fun-filled events that continue through November make the Wildwoods the place to be in the fall. Savor the fall flavors, create priceless memories with loved ones; enjoy a serene escape or a thrilling adventure.

“Fall in the Wildwoods is like no other place at the New Jersey shore. With the school year starting back up again, many visitors escape to the Wildwoods to enjoy less crowds and discounted lodging prices; all while taking advantage of the continuous beautiful weather and outdoor fun with events and festivals every weekend,” said Executive Director/CFO of Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority (GWTIDA) John Siciliano.

The Wildwoods are home to unique restaurants and eateries, as well as popular wineries, breweries and distilleries. In the fall, these one-of-a-kind Wildwood landmarks embrace the change of season by offering delicious autumnal creations. Only in the Wildwoods can you sip on a seasonal brew while savoring the fresh catch of the day in the mild autumn air.

A favorite activity while vacationing in the Wildwoods is taking advantage of the island’s ‘Bikeability’. Bike riding is a popular pastime at the Jersey Shore, and no town seems to do biking better than the Wildwoods, especially during the fall months! Enjoy a mild ocean breeze while gazing at autumn leaves on the 12-mile, round-trip bike path that stretches from Diamond Beach at the far southern tip of the island, continuing onto the Wildwood Crest Dunes Bike Path, up onto the Wildwoods Boardwalk to North Wildwood’s Mulberry Bike Path to the North Wildwood Sea Wall.

Fall in the Wildwoods also means signature events and exciting festivals that draw hundreds of thousands of visitors even after summer has ended extending the tourist season well into November.

Here are some of the events happening in the Wildwoods this fall (post Labor Day):


September 2021

September 6-10 – Wildwoods Restaurant Week

Wildwoods Restaurant Week is back! Enjoy a 4-course Pre-Fix dinner for $40 per person plus tax & gratuity at participating restaurants Monday, September 6 – Friday, September 10. Visit chewwildwood.com to see a list of participating restaurants or call 267-254-2201 or 609-707-7295 for more information.

September 10-11 – New Year’s in North Wildwood

Both the top Mummers Brigades AND top Mummers String Bands from the New Year’s Day Parade in Philadelphia will entertain crowds in the pub district on Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood. The excitement kicks off Friday, September 10 at 6 p.m. with the Fancy Brigade Pub Crawl through local drinking establishments in the North Wildwood Entertainment District. A colorful Mummers parade will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 11 along Olde New Jersey Avenue where you can get up-close views of the beautiful costumes and intricate dance steps. (Fancy Brigades begin at 3 p.m. and the String Band Grand Finale begins at 4:30 p.m.) Rain date is Sunday, September 12. Admission is FREE, so come join in the fun and learn the famous Mummers Strut! For more information, call 609-522-2955 or visit NorthWildwood.com.

September 10-12 – North Wildwood Rec. Dept. Surf Fishing Competition

Registration for North Wildwood’s 52nd annual surf fishing competition is held at the Gazebo at 3rd & JFK Blvd. in North Wildwood. Participation fee is $15. The competition will take place Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11 from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, September 12 from 7-11 a.m. Prizes will be awarded at noon on Sunday for adult and youth divisions. For more information call 609-522-2955 or visit www.NorthWildwood.com

September 11 – North Wildwood September 11 Commemoration

Service will be held at the 15th Street Fire Station, 15th & Central Avenues, in North Wildwood. Commemoration of the 9/11 tragedies. Ceremony starts at 8:40 a.m. and is free to attend. For more information, call 609-522-2955 or visit NorthWildwood.com.

September 11 – Step to Remember

CANCELLED

September 11 – Wildwood Crest 9/11 Memorial Service

Taking place at 5:30 p.m. on New Jersey Avenue at Miami Avenue. Service to honor and remember those who perished in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. For more information call 609-522-5176 or visit WildwoodCrest.org.

September 11 – Wildwood September 11th Remembrance Ceremony 20th Anniversary

On Saturday, September 11 at 10:30 am, a solemn September 11, 2001 Remembrance Ceremony will take place at Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood. Organized by the Wildwood Business Improvement District for the past several years, the ceremony will honor and remember our fellow Americans who were killed on that tragic day, as well as the first responders who have died over the past 20 years due to 9/11 related illnesses. The ceremony will include 9/11 First Responders, representatives from the City of Wildwood Fire and Police Departments, as well as local religious and civic leaders. In addition to the speakers, The City of Wildwood Fire Department will present “Ringing of the Bell” and “Presenting of the Colors” by the City of Wildwood Honor Guard. Everyone is encouraged to attend and remember so that tragic day is never forgotten. Parking is 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 call 609-523-1602 or email wildwoodbusinessdistrict@gmail.com.

September 11 – Wildwood Crest September Fest

September Fest will take place at 6101 New Jersey Avenue in Wildwood Crest from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy food trucks, artists, creatives and much more. For more information visit chrissymariedesigns.com or call 609-780-2761.

September 11 – Concert Under the Stars Series: The Blue Notes

FREE live entertainment at the Lou Booth Amphitheatre, 2nd & Ocean Avenues, in North Wildwood featuring “The Blue Notes” at 8 p.m. For more information call 609-522-7722, 800-882-7787 or visit NorthWildwood.com.

September 11 – Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series
FREE live music for the entire family featuring various artists! Happening at Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest at 7:30 p.m. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or beach chair! For more information, call 609-523-0202 or click here for the musical line up.

September 12 – Your First Mud Run

Your First Mud Run is the ONLY mud run in the country designed so both parents and kids can run together. Our courses are the perfect “first timer” event; anyone 5 years old and up can participate in the fun! We are the largest “family friendly” and “first timer” Mud Run in the country. The course is two loops that total two miles. The race will feature approximately 10 to 14 obstacles. And don’t forget that you can use the event as a fundraiser. It is the best mud run fundraiser system in the country where ANY CHARITY can raise money with this race. Any school, boy scout troop, girl scout troop, team, business, gymnastics club or any other organization can also use this great event as a fundraiser. The races are challenging, but anyone can do it and EVERYONE who is 5 years old and up is welcome. Races begin at 10 a.m. at 14th and JFK Blvd in North Wildwood. For more information call 800-563-0126 or visit YourFirstMudRun.com.

September 17-18 – Annual New Jersey State Firemen’s Convention & Parade

The Annual Convention of the New Jersey State Firemen and Life Members is held at the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring meetings, seminars and voting. 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. Apparatus and equipment display times are: Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The 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 26th Avenue in North Wildwood. Congressmen Jeff Van Drew is the parade’s Grand Marshall. For more information on the Convention call 800-852-0137 or visit njsfa.com. For more information on the parade or outside vendor opportunities visit njfireexpo.com.

September 17-19 – ‘Boots at the Beach’ Country Music Festival

This festival will be held in the North Wildwood Entertainment District, along Olde New Jersey Avenue, featuring live country music, dancing, vendors, crafts and food. Hours are noon until 10 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the festival is FREE! For more information, call 609-770-8839 or visit bootsatthebeach.com.

September 17-19 – Morey’s Piers Oktoberfest

Join us for Oktoberfest, that ancient German tradition of merriment, roller coasters, tilt-a-whirls, beer, pretzels and bratwurst! Oktoberfest will be held on Morey’s Mariner’s Pier from 5-11 p.m. on Friday, September 17; from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 18; and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 19. At 5:45 p.m. on Friday, the festivities kick-off with a ceremonial keg tapping of Warsteiner beer and the Morey family clad in lederhosen. Jumbo’s 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 Jumbo’s with live entertainment. Raise a glass and tap a toe as bands play throughout the night. Musical performances are scheduled for Friday from 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday from 1-5 p.m., then again from 6:30-10:30 p.m.; and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. For more information call 609-522-3900 or visit MoreysPiers.com/events.

September 18 – Concerts Under the Stars Series: Sensational Soul Cruisers

FREE live entertainment at the Lou Booth Amphitheatre, 2nd & Ocean Avenues, in North Wildwood featuring “Sensational Soul Cruisers” at 8 p.m. For more information call 609-522-7722, 800-882-7787 or visit NorthWildwood.com.

September 18 – Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series
FREE live music for the entire family featuring various artists! Happening at Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest at 7:30 p.m. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or beach chair! For more information, call 609-523-0202 or click here for the musical line up.

September 23-26 – Fall Wildwood Big Show: Classic Car Show

The Fall Boardwalk Classic Car Show is back with a twist for 2021! JSM Productions LLC welcomes you to the Fall 2021 Wildwood Big Show with two locations for one great weekend. The Fall Classic Car Show will be temporarily moved to Downtown Wildwood along Pacific Avenue. To make the weekend even more exciting, the Wildwoods Convention Center will feature the Big Show Ocean Invitational, Car Corral and vendors!

Location 1, Downtown Wildwood along Pacific Avenue, will feature all your favorite classic cars that are originally a part of the Boardwalk Classic Car Show. These classics of all makes and models are at least 25 years old or older. Participants and spectators alike can enjoy the cars, restaurants, bars and shops in Downtown Wildwood throughout the day while the show is going on from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. both Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25. Participants are invited to attend the award ceremony on Sunday, September 26 at 10 a.m., where the Downtown Top 40, Best of Show Stock, Best of Show Modified and The Old School Memorial Award will be presented. Participants will also enjoy all access to the Wildwoods Convention Center during the day if they’d like, as well as at night during the exclusive entertainment hours (participants and ticket holders only).

Location 2, the Wildwoods Convention Center Exhibit Hall, will host the Big Show Ocean Invitational, a hand-picked selection of high-end, specialty cars on display for viewing and purchase. The Big Show Car Corral will feature a variety of vehicles for sale by private owners, and vendors! The Wildwoods Convention Center will also be the place to be in the evening with exclusive entertainment hours special for participants and ticket holders. Open hours will be Friday, September 24 noon –  9 p.m., Saturday, September 25 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Sunday, September 26 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (daytime access is free to the general public, evenings after 5 p.m. for participants and ticket holders only). The Ocean Invitational participants are also invited to attend the Sunday morning award ceremony where the Ocean Invitational Top 20, Best Engine, Best Paint, Best Interior and Best Undercarriage awards will be presented.

Participants and vendors can register for the show via Regfox or download this form. For more information visit WildwoodCarShows.com or call 609-778-7887.

September 24-26 – Irish Fall Festival

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. – 7 p.m. daily. Bus service is available throughout the Wildwoods on 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 CMCAOH.com for a detailed schedule of events.

September 24-26 – Morey’s Piers Oktoberfest

Join us for Oktoberfest, that ancient German tradition of merriment, roller coasters, tilt-a-whirls, beer, pretzels and bratwurst! Mariner’s Pier will be open for Oktoberfest from 5-11 p.m. on Friday, September 24; from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 25; and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 26. Jumbo’s 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 Jumbo’s with live entertainment. Raise a glass and tap a toe as bands play throughout the night. Musical performances are scheduled for Friday from 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday from 1-5 p.m., then again from 6:30-10:30 p.m.; and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. For more information call 609-522-3900 or visit MoreysPiers.com/events.

September 25 – Wildwood Crest Seafarers’ Celebration

Taking place at Sunset Lake & Centennial Park, Wildwood Crest. Enjoy a family-oriented outdoor festival from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. along beautiful Sunset Lake featuring fun, food and live entertainment. The festival ends with a free concert at Centennial Park at 7:30 p.m., followed by fireworks on the beach at Fern Road at 9 p.m. For more information, call 609-523-0202 or WildwoodCrest.org.


October 2021

October 1-2 – 15th Anniversary Olde Time Italian Festival

Celebrate Italian culture and heritage at Fox Park on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues in Wildwood on Friday, October 1 from 5-11 p.m., and Saturday, October 2 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. A spaghetti eating contest will take place as well. SPECIAL for the 15th Anniversary Celebration, the Skyliners will perform Friday night and Bobby Rydell will perform Saturday night! Admission to the festival is FREE! For more information, call 609-729-7499.

October 1-3 – ‘The Race of Gentlemen’ Vintage Car & Motorcycle Beach Drag Races
Spectators and racers alike will experience a simpler time of when guys were gentlemen and cars were king! Over 100 vintage autos (pre-1934) and motorcycles (pre-1947) including Indian, Harley Davidson, Excelcior, Ford, Dodge Brothers and more will compete in an exhibition style beach race at the water’s edge on the Wildwood beach. Friday night features the “Night of the Troglodytes”, a pre-party chopper exhibit with live entertainment and dancing. Saturday and Sunday are race days which include vehicle displays “Customs by the Sea”. The entrance is located at the end of Morey’s Mariners Amusement Pier. Saturday night features a beach bonfire party after the beach races. No coolers are permitted on the beach; beverages and food will be available for sale for your convenience. Please note that race times may vary depending on ocean tide! Full weekend passes are available for purchase online and at the door. Single day tickets will only be available for purchase at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets visit TheRaceOfGentlemen.com.

October 1-3 – Morey’s Piers Oktoberfest

Join us for Oktoberfest, that ancient German tradition of merriment, roller coasters, tilt-a-whirls, beer, pretzels and bratwurst! Mariner’s Pier will be open for Oktoberfest from 5-11 p.m. on Friday, October 1; from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, October 2; and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 3. Jumbo’s 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 Jumbo’s with live entertainment. Raise a glass and tap a toe as bands play throughout the night. Musical performances are scheduled for Friday from 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday from 1-5 p.m., then again from 6:30-10:30 p.m.; and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. For more information call 609-522-3900 or visit MoreysPiers.com/events.

October 2 – Wildwood Crest October Fest

October Fest will take place at 6101 New Jersey Avenue in Wildwood Crest from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy food trucks, artists, creatives and much more. For more information visit chrissymariedesigns.com or call 609-780-2761.

October 2-3 – Crest Best Run Fest

The 4th Annual Crest Best Run Fest, presented by Inspira Health, is a world class running event almost entirely in the Borough of Wildwood Crest, NJ, the home of DelMoSports! After a successful two years, we are excited to continue hosting this event in early October. This event features 5 races over 2 days for runners seeking the ultimate experience and swag. For more information call 609-849-8908 or visit DelmoSports.com.

October 8-10 – Morey’s Piers Oktoberfest

Join us for Oktoberfest, that ancient German tradition of merriment, roller coasters, tilt-a-whirls, beer, pretzels and bratwurst! Mariner’s Pier is the location for Oktoberfest and f runs from 5-11 p.m. on Friday, October 8; from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, October 9; and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 10. Jumbo’s 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 Jumbo’s with live entertainment. Raise a glass and tap a toe as traditional Oktoberfest bands play throughout the night. Musical performances are scheduled for Friday from 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday from 1-5 p.m., then again from 6:30-10:30 p.m.; and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. For more information call 609-522-3900 or visit MoreysPiers.com/events.

October 9 – The Wildwoods Food & Music Festival

Formerly the Wildwoods Seafood and Music Festival, this family fun event will feature live bands, a kids area, dozens of food and craft vendors in Downtown Wildwood. The festival will take place from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. For more information, call 609-729-4000 or visit Wildwoods.com.

October 15-16 – Fabulous ‘50s and Beyond 15th Anniversary Celebration

Friday night features a ’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 across from the Wildwoods Convention Center 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’s concert in the Wildwoods Convention Center’s Oceanfront Arena begins at 7 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) featuring music from the 1950’s with Little Anthony & The Imperials, the 1960’s with Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, and the 1970’s with The Spinners plus The Mahoney Brothers performing as Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis. Tickets are on sale at the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce located at 3306 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood. Additional ticket sales will be at the Wildwoods Convention Center Box Office, through Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations. For more information, call 609-729-4000 or visit Wildwoods.com.

October 30 – North Wildwood Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Block Party

Held along Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood, this annual family fun event features music, magic, balloon twisting and more! Families are encouraged to bring their vehicles decorated for Halloween. Vehicle check-in is at 4:30 p.m., and event is from 5:30-7 p.m. Children in costumes can 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 best decorated vehicles. Registration for vehicles is FREE and forms are available at 900 Central Avenue in North Wildwood or at City Hall. All vehicles participating in the event must be registered. Parking for visitors will be available in the municipal lot at 2nd and Olde New Jersey Avenues. For more information, call 609-522-2955 or visit NorthWildwood.com.

October 30 – Greater Wildwood Elks Halloween Haunted House

Trick-or-treaters walk through a “haunted house” and receive treats at the Elks Lodge, 109 West 1st Avenue, in North Wildwood from 5:30-8 p.m. This event is FREE to participate. For more information, call 609-729-2170.

November 2021

November 14 – Spirit Brands American Rec and School Cheerleading Championships

The championships will take place at the Wildwoods Convention Center from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (times are subject to change). 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 SpiritBrands.org

November 20 – November Fest
November Fest will take place at 6101 New Jersey Avenue in Wildwood Crest from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy food trucks, artists, creatives and much more. For more information visit chrissymariedesigns.com or call 609-780-2761.

November 27 – Wildwoods Outdoor Holiday Shopping Village & Small Business Saturday

The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce (GWCOC) presents the 2nd Annual Wildwoods Holiday Shopping Village – a completely outdoor shopping experience – happening at Byrne Plaza in Downtown Wildwood from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Local small business vendors will be on hand for you to purchase the perfect holiday gift! Local Artisans, Jewelry, Specialty Shops, Handcrafted Items, Holiday Decorations, Baked Goods, Boutique Shops, Gifts, Gift Cards for Wildwoods Restaurants & Activities, Holiday Entertainment & Music, Raffle & More. This event will also serve as a gift drop location for The Lynch Who Stole Christmas From The GrYnch children’s Christmas gift program. For more information contact the GWCOC at 609-729-4000 or follow us on FACEBOOK at Wildwoods Holiday Shopping Village. Rain date is Sunday, November 28.

*Please note that the information and dates above are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information please visitWildwoodsnj.com/events-calendar/.

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


Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol announces late-season lifeguard coverage


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WILDWOOD CREST - The Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol has announced its late-season beach coverage for 2021.

All beaches will be open and protected by lifeguards, weather permitting, from 10 am to 5:30 pm through Monday, September 6 (Labor Day), and on the weekend following Labor Day (Saturday and Sunday, September 11 and 12).

Due to limited available staff, 10 beaches will be protected by lifeguards from Tuesday, September 7 through Friday, September 10. Those beaches include Buttercup-Lavender, Aster, Wisteria, Fern, Primrose, Stanton, Miami, Syracuse, Charleston and Washington-Jefferson.

Full lifeguard coverage for the 2021 season will conclude on Sunday, September 12. A response team will be available for emergency calls from 10 am to 5 pm on weekends of September 18-19 and September 25-26.

Transport service for the handicapped will be available from 11 am to 4 pm daily through Sunday, September 12.

The Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol strongly advises all bathers to swim at lifeguard protected beaches and only during the hours of operation.

For further information, call the Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol at 609-522-3825.

Friday, August 27, 2021

The Wildwoods host Your First Mud Run on award-winning beaches - Sunday, September 12th


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THE WILDWOODS - Looking for a race that your friends or family can all do together? Your First Mud Run on the Wildwoods' beaches has something for everyone!

Come out on Sunday, September 12 from 10 am to 1 pm for a fun-filled 2-mile mud run on the beach in North Wildwood. The course will feature two loops and as many as 20 obstacles including a six-foot-high wall, rope climb, tire carry, a set of tubes, heavy jump ropes, a mud pit, cargo net and a new secret obstacle.

Are you training for a Spartan, Tough Mudder or Warrior Dash? Try Your First Mud Run first! The event is perfect for first-timers and a great prep race for some of the tougher, more challenging mud races.

Bring the whole family! Your First Mud Run and obstacle race is the best race in the country for first-timers and families. Kids as young as five run the same course side-by-side with their parents and all runners can get a finishers medal and t-shirt.

For more information or to register, visit YourFirstMudRun.com or email Brad@YourFirstMudRun.com

You can also create a "Team Page" and use it to raise funds for any charity, school or team. Your First Mud Run is being sponsored by Playworld and Advantage Outfitters.

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

The Annual Wildwood Block Party & Music Festival returns - Sunday, September 5th


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THE WILDWOODS - Celebrate the end of summer with FREE family fun and live music all day at the Wildwood Block Party & Music Festival on Sunday, September 5. This annual festival is a must-do on any summer bucket list and is a perfect way to end your Labor Day Weekend festivities.

The end-of-summer celebration will take place from 1 - 10 pm at Fox Park, located on Ocean Avenue directly across from the Wildwoods Convention Center. The festivities will include hours of continuous entertainment, games, crafts, activities for kids, food, merchandise vendors, FREE live music and much more!

The entertainment includes: Pretty Poison, The Blue Notes, The Bronx Wanderers and the Trammps. Philly radio personality Bob Pantano will be emceeing throughout the event.

Admission to the Wildwood Block Party & Music Festival is FREE!

For more information about the festival, please call 609-522-2444 or visit www.WildwoodNJ.org. For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.

Wine and dine throughout the Wildwoods during Restaurant Week - September 6 - 10


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THE WILDWOODS - Take a culinary exploration of the Wildwoods' finest and most well-known restaurants during Wildwoods Restaurant Week - Monday, September 6 through Friday, September 10. The Wildwoods' Restaurant Week is presented by the Wildwood Restaurant Association and sponsored in part by the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority (GWTIDA).

Over 15 of the Wildwoods' top restaurants will participate in Restaurant Week - each offering a complete four-course meal including appetizer, salad, entree and dessert for only $40 plus tax and gratuity. It's the perfect opportunity to visit a new restaurant you've been meaning to try or revisit an old favorite.

Below is a list of some of the participating restaurants:
  • 2 Mile Restaurant & Bar - 1 Fish Dock Road, Wildwood Crest - 609-522-1341
  • Dog Tooth Bar & Grille - 100 E. Taylor Avenue, Wildwood - 609-522-8383
  • Duffinetti's Restaurant & Lounge - 4600 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood - 609-522-0002
  • Jersey Girl Drinks & Dining - 3601 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood - 609-523-1800
  • Joey M's La Piazza Cucina - 3800 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood - 609-522-8300
  • Jumbo's Grub & Pub - 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood - 609-729-3700
  • Marvis Diner - 4900 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood - 609-522-0550
  • MudHen Brewing Co. - 127 W. Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood - 609-846-7918
  • NorthEnd American Grill - 206 Olde New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood - 609-435-5691
  • Pasta Pesto - 3810 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood - 609-522-6272
  • PigDog Beach Bar BQ - 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood - 609-729-3700
  • Poppi's Brick Oven Pizza - 4709 New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood - 609-600-3964
  • SOL - 4801 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood - 609-854-4552
  • Schellenger's Restaurant - 3516 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood - 609-522-0433
  • The Wharf Restaurant - 708 W. Burk Avenue, Wildwood - 609-522-6336
For the full list of all participating restaurants and their menus, visit www.ChewWildwood.com or call 609-707-7295. For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

The Wildwoods host Philadelphia Mummers for Annual New Year's in North Wildwood event - September 10 & 11


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THE WILDWOODS - The Philadelphia Mummers return to the Wildwoods on Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11 to celebrate New Year's in North Wildwood, featuring 11 top Mummers String Bands.

The Mummers will take over North Wildwood for two days of family fun!

On Saturday, September 11, the Mummers Parade will step off at 2nd & Olde New Jersey Avenues in North Wildwood at 3 pm and will feature the top string bands from this year's New Year's Day Parade in Philadelphia, PA.

The string bands will perform without the pressure of competition, and spectators will be able to get up-close views of the beautiful costumes and intricate dance steps these eccentric performers display.

Best of all, the parade is FREE to attend, so come on out and strut your stuff at the New Year's in North Wildwood event with entertainment the whole family will enjoy. For additional information about New Year's in North Wildwood, please call 609-522-2955 or visit www.NorthWildwood.com.

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

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Update on daily Boardwalk playing of the National Anthem


The playing of the National Anthem every morning on the Boardwalk has become a beloved summertime tradition in the Wildwoods.

Over the past week or so, we've received numerous inquiries from readers asking why they haven't been hearing the song at its usual 11 am time, along with any other announcements.

This morning, the City of Wildwood announced that recent damage to the Boardwalk's sound system has left overhead speakers inoperable in some sections.

Patrick Rosenello, executive director of the Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID) and Wildwood Boardwalk Special Improvement District (WSID), provided an additional update:

"During some routine maintenance of the Boardwalk, sections of the fiber optics that run the Boardwalk Sound System were damaged," Rosenello explained. "The damaged sections are south of Schellenger Avenue. The damage has been assessed and material has been ordered for the repair. 

"At this time, we are not releasing an exact time for completion of the repair because the extent of the damage will not be known until the repair work begins."

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Downtown Wildwood remembers September 11, 2001


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WILDWOOD - On September 11 at 10:30 am, a solemn September 11, 2001 Remembrance Ceremony will take place at Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood.

Organized by the Wildwood Business Improvement District for the past several years, the ceremony will honor and remember our fellow Americans who were killed on that tragic day, as well as first responders who have died over the past 20 years due to 9/11-related illnesses.

The ceremony will include 9/11 First Responders, representatives from the City of Wildwood Fire and Police Departments, as well as local religious and civic leaders. In addition to the speakers, the City of Wildwood Fire Department will present "Ringing of the Bell" and "Presenting of the Colors" by the City of Wildwood Honor Guard.

Everyone is encouraged to attend and remember so that tragic day is never forgotten.

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.

Stay in the know about all the great Byrne Plaza Events as well as everything happening in Downtown Wildwood - Find us online at www.DOOWW.com, on Facebook at Wildwood By The Sea, Instagram @wildwood_by_the_sea and Twitter @DoWildwoodNJ.

The Slammedenuff NJ Car Show rolls into the Wildwoods Convention Center - September 4 & 5


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THE WILDWOODS - Attention car enthusiasts! The Slammedenuff NJ Car Show will make its way to the Wildwoods Convention Center - Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5. The weekend is set to include a variety of fun activities from start to finish that are sure to entertain the car lover in everyone.

The Show will feature over 250 customized road legal air suspension cars from the mid-1990's to brand new. Meet new people that share the same interest as you in upgrading your ride in the way that expresses yourself!

The Slammedenuff NJ Car Show will run from 1 - 7 pm each day.

An admission fee of $45 for both days or $25 for one day will be charged at the door. Children under 12 are free. For additional information about this event or to register a car, please visit www.Slammedenuff.com.

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

Monday, August 23, 2021

Beach Basketball tournament comes to the Wildwoods beaches - September 3 -5


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THE WILDWOODS - Follow the wave of Beach Basketball to the Wildwoods - Friday, September 3 through Sunday, September 5 as teams of three will compete for cash prizes up to $500.

The 3v3 beach basketball tournament will take place on the Wildwoods beach at Schellenger Avenue. Tournament times are Friday from 3 - 6 pm, Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm, and Sunday from 9 am - 5 pm. First place winner wins $500, second place takes home $250, and third place will take home $150.

Beach Basketball is an exciting, non-stop action game played in the sand, by athletes and families worldwide. The game was born more than four decades ago in Gulf Shores, Alabama. This modified version of basketball, invented by Philip Bryant, has grown from a tremendously effective skill improvement game to a very popular, widespread and competitive sport.

For more information or to register, call 732-500-3538 or visit www.beachbasketball.com.

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


Anglesea Night Market finishes season on Thursday, August 26th


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The Anglesea Night Market is preparing for its final night of the 2021 season on Thursday, August 26. This night is a make-up for a previously postponed Night Market due to a severe weather event. 

This week's Anglesea Night Market will take place from 5 - 10 pm on Thursday down Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood. The event includes some of the top food trucks from the region, crafters and the great shops and restaurants along Olde New Jersey Avenue. 

Food trucks that are scheduled to be at the Anglesea Night Market on August 26 include Traveling Tomato, Molto Bene! Ravioli Company, El Loco Gringo Tacos, Grilled Cheez Factory, House of Cupcakes, Pirate Pete's Soda Pop Company, The Little Sicilian, Cousins Maine Lobster and Bake'n Bacon.

"We appreciate the City of North Wildwood working with us to reschedule so our fans get all four dates," said Elizabeth Brown, Anglesea Night Market Managing Partner. "We are excited for the final lineup and really enjoyed this 2021 season."

Visitors are invited to go also into the surrounding restaurants to see all that they have to offer, including great food and beverage menus. Some of the establishments in the area will also have their own live music.

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority sponsors the Anglesea Night Market. For more information on the Anglesea Night Market, visit AngleseaNightMarket.com.

About Stallion Marketing:
Stallion Marketing LLC is an event marketing company focused on events in South Jersey. Stallion Marketing LLC owns and operates the Sea Isle Food Truck Festival, Anglesea Night Market, Crest Food Truck Nights, and Lower Township Autumn Festival. Stallion Marketing LLC also consults with other companies to put on events.