Thursday, May 25, 2023

Wildwood bans possession of alcohol on beach and boardwalk


WILDWOOD - City of Wildwood Commissioners unanimously passed an ordinance banning possession of alcohol on the beach and boardwalk. Mayor Pete Byron, Deputy Mayor Krista Fitzsimons and Commissioner of Public Safety Steve Mikulski introduced the stricter ordinance at the May 10, 2023 Board of Commissioners meeting. 

"Alcohol of any kind has always been prohibited on the beach and boardwalk. In fact, there is already a sign at every street entrance to the beach. This new ordinance not only prohibits the drinking and/or open display of alcohol, but also says the mere existence of any kind of alcohol is prohibited," said Mayor Byron.

According to City Solicitor Louis DeLollis, Esq., these ordinances mirror ordinances in other shore towns which also seek to crack down on the matter of possession, not only on the beach, but also on the boardwalk. If you are in possession, you are in violation of the law. Designated restaurants or permitted events on the beach and boardwalk are the only exceptions.

According to Deputy Mayor Krista Fitzsimons, "Every year, the city receives numerous complaints about drinking, marijuana use and smoking on the beach and boardwalk. This is how we are responding to those complaints."

Commissioner of Public Safety Steve Mikulski continued, "This is a matter of public safety. We understand people are on vacation and want to have a good time. We want everyone to enjoy Wildwood. Drinking, especially in the sun on vacation, often leads to excess and unruly behavior, not to mention increased health risks."

In a second vote, the Commissioners also approved a Breach of Peace ordinance to help the police crack down on juvenile curfew violations, excessive noise, littering, vandalism, setting off illegal fireworks and riding bikes on the boardwalk after hours, among other complaints.

New-look Bagel Time Cafe continues to grow with addition of “Bagel Yard,” other improvements

Angelo Bilios
is seemingly always on the go.

“If I stop moving, I’ll probably combust or something,” said the jovial owner of Bagel Time Cafe and Pink Cadillac Diner, with a laugh. “It’s hard for me to relax when there’s so much to do, and when all you see is potential.”

Bilios can often be seen at his establishments, bouncing from post to post - helping out in the kitchen, manning a register or engaging in conversation with his guests. During the offseason months, he plans, and plans, and plans… and, when necessary, he gets his hands dirty in the process of bringing those plans to life.

While he admits to being a “restless spirit,” Bilios takes great pride in the improvements he and his team have made over the past few years, especially at Bagel Time.

“That’s my baby,” he explained, of the quaint, ever-evolving cafe at Atlantic & Burk Avenues. “There will always be more work to be done, I think, but the vision I’ve had in my head for what I want it to be is really coming into shape.”

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Ala Kai Motel acquires neighboring Blue Marlin, Crest properties to be branded under one banner

At the very center of this most eventful offseason in the Wildwoods has been a wave of hotel/motel happenings, highlighted by the completion of a new downtown hotel, several major renovations and a few condo conversions. 

But, wait... there's more!

With Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial start of a new season on the horizon, an announcement has been made that will impact the future of two “Doo Wop” staples deep in the heart of Wildwood Crest.

Jay Maher, longtime owner of the Ala Kai Motel, has completed a deal to acquire the Blue Marlin Motel, its neighbor directly across the street at Atlantic & Toledo Avenues. After the holiday weekend, the two properties will effectively merge under the Ala Kai name.

“The ability to expand [the Ala Kai brand] and build off of what we have established was there, and I believe the time was right to make that move,” said Maher, who has not yet settled on a new name for the soon-to-be-former Blue Marlin, but confirmed that the two properties will operate under one banner.

“While the Blue Marlin name will be removed and branded under the Ala Kai umbrella, guests staying in the Marlin Building will feel at home with the accommodations they are familiar with. We will officially rebrand just after Memorial Day. 

“We may call the Blue Marlin Building the ‘Ala Kai North’ or ‘The Marlin Building at Ala Kai Resort Motel’ for now. Still working through that, not completely settled on a permanent name yet. But, certainly, the only way to do this is for the entire operation to be branded as one. 

“Two buildings, but one motel. One fluid operation.”

So, what can guests expect with the merger, this season and beyond?

HARDY joins lineup of highly anticipated Barefoot Country Music Fest

Darius makes space for HARDY on Saturday night lineup!


WILDWOOD, NJ - The Northeast's largest outdoor country music fest is thrilled to announce the addition of country rocker HARDY to the star-studded lineup taking place at the Barefoot Country Music Fest, June 15 - 18, 2023. 

BCMF 2023 will feature 40+ of country’s hottest artists across five unique stages on the picturesque shores of Wildwood. Major headliners appearing on the Miller Lite Main Stage include: Blake Shelton, Kid Rock, Darius Rucker, and Jon Pardi. 

HARDY had the time and Darius made the space, ensuring an unforgettable Saturday evening for country music fans. This generous gesture from Rucker allows HARDY and his crew to keep the momentum going and deliver an unforgettable experience for Barefoot, HARDY, and Hootie fans alike.

A Mississippi-born singer / songwriter, HARDY has made a name for himself as a boundary-pushing country rebel, with three No. 1 singles as an artist and thirteen No. 1s as a songwriter.

He is a 5X ACM Award winner, a 3X AIMP Songwriter of the Year, and the reigning BMI Country Songwriter of the Year. HARDY has collaborated with notable artists like Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, and many more, further establishing his reputation as a respected figure in country music.

Darius Rucker, headliner of the Barefoot Country Music Fest Saturday night show is a celebrated musician.

He gained fame as the lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish and achieved multi-Platinum status with their debut album. His transition to country music resulted in four No. 1 albums, 10 chart-topping singles, and an induction into the Grand Ole Opry. With a Grammy-winning rendition of "Wagon Wheel," Rucker solidified his place in country music history. 

"We are thrilled to announce that HARDY, one of the hottest performers in country music right now, will be joining the star-studded lineup at the Barefoot Country Music Fest," stated Bob Durkin of Southern Entertainment. "We extend our gratitude to Darius Rucker for making space for HARDY to perform on Saturday night."

Monday, May 22, 2023

Surfer injured at Stone Harbor's 109th Street beach, injuries consistent with bite by shark


STONE HARBOR, NJ  -  On Sunday, May 21, at approximately 3 pm, emergency services in Stone Harbor responded to a 911 call reporting a surfer who has sustained injuries from a possible shark attack while surfing in the waters off the 109th Street beach. The Stone Harbor Police Department, along with the fire and Rescue squads, promptly arrived at the scene to provide assistance.

The injured surfer, identified as a 15-year-old female from Pennsylvania, sustained several lacerations to her left foot and calf, and received immediate on-site medical treatment from Stone Harbor Fire/Rescue.

Subsequently, the juvenile was transported to Cape Regional Medical Center for further evaluation and care, where she received 6 stitches. Fortunately, the injuries were assessed to be non-life-threatening.

The Stone Harbor Police Department has been actively collaborating with local marine life experts and professionals in an ongoing effort to determine the exact cause of the surfer's wounds. After careful examination, it has been ascertained by the New Jersey State Southern Regional Medial Examiner's Office that the injuries sustained by the surfer are consistent with those typically associated with a shark of unknown size and type.

At this time, no restrictions on beach activities are planned. However, the Borough of Stone Harbor urges all beachgoers to exercise caution and adhere to any safety guidelines issued by local authorities. This incident serves as a reminder of the potential risks associated with water activities in areas where marine life thrives. According to the International Shark Attack File Beach Injuries and Fatalities Report, the odds of a shark attack in the United States is about 1 in 11.5 million. However low the risk. the Borough encourages all visitors to remain vigilant.

Mayor Judy Davies Dunhour emphasizes that "Stone Harbor remains a beloved and popular destination for beachgoers from near and far. The local police and fire departments are fully committed to ensuring the safety and well being of both residents and tourists. They are taking appropriate measures to thoroughly assess the situation and provide necessary updates to the public."

Updates regarding any new information or developments will be communicated to the public. Stone Harbor remains dedicated to maintaining the highest level of safety for all individuals enjoying their beautiful beaches.

Punch King Fitness to partner with Wildwood Catholic Academy for summer workouts

Daily boxing and bootcamp classes will take place at 16th & New Jersey Aves this summer


NORTH WILDWOODLocal fitness facility Punch King Fitness is happy to announce a summer long partnership with Wildwood Catholic Academy!

Punch King, located just outside North Wildwood at the start of North Wildwood Boulevard, specializes in cutting edge technology combined with traditional boxing methods.

A mobile boxing unit that brings the facility on the road will stay at 16th & New Jersey Avenues from the end of May til Labor Day. Professional trainers at Punch King specialize in boxing and bootcamp, allowing the facility to bring both classes to Wildwood Catholic. The event will raise money for the school while providing a great fitness program six days a week.

“As a father of a Wildwood Catholic student, I knew I wanted to support the school while offering the community a top fitness program,” said owner Jeff Wallace. “Wildwood Catholic is a great organization and I am happy we are able to host this summer long fundraiser.”

Boxing will be daily, Monday through Saturday, at 8 AM from June 17th til September 8th with bootcamp following at 9 AM. Classes are $25 each or a ten class pass is available for $200, valid at off site classes only. A large portion of the proceeds will be donated to Wildwood Catholic from all class entry fees.

“My goal was to bring something next level to the beach, and our classes are just that,” said Wallace. “The mobile boxing unit offers the same technology we have on site and we will have our same great trainers for both classes. We consider our business ‘fitness reimagined’ and this summer the North Wildwood community will get a taste of that.”

During the last week in May there will be a “grand opening” of the mobile boxing unit on the Academy’s grounds where students will participate in trial classes as a fun end of school year, team building, activity. 

Punch King is located at 7 North Wildwood Boulevard in the new Grapevine Plaza in Cape May Court House. The facility offers the first of its kind fitness tracking for all classes plus open gym, personal training, and much more. An expansion of the popular business is scheduled for this summer, after just 8 successful months in business.

For more information on Punch King, visit

Wildwood Crest announces 2023 beach lifeguard coverage


WILDWOOD CREST  -  The Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol has announced its coverage schedule for the 2023 summer season.

All beaches will be open and protected by lifeguards, weather permitting, from 10 am to 5:30 pm on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday through Monday, May 27-29, as well as on Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4.

Lifeguards will be placed on stands for the weekends of May 27-29 and June 3-4 at the following locations:

Cresse-Morning Glory, Buttercup-Lavender, Heather-Crocus Aster (surfing beach), Cardinal (surfing beach), Wisteria, Rosemary, Fern, Lotus, Primrose (surfing beach), Rambler-Orchid (surfing beach), Stanton, Atlanta-Nashville, Miami, St. Paul-Toledo, Syracuse, Hollywood-Topeka (surfing beach, 10 am - 1 pm only), Charleston, Trenton-Newark, Washington-Jefferson.

Beginning Saturday, June 10, all beaches will be open and protected daily, weather permitting, from 10 am - 5:30 pm through Labor Day, Monday, September 4. 

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

Transport service for the handicapped will be available from 11 am - 4 pm whenever lifeguards are on duty.

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

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Despite "premature" announcement, Wildwood officials working to make car show return to the Boardwalk official

On Monday evening, JSM Productions LLC, the event planning team behind the island's signature automotive shows, announced formative plans for the Fall Classic Car Show's return to the Boardwalk after a three-year absence.

According to Wildwood officials, however, no such details have finalized.

"At this time, the announcement made by the Fall car show promoter is premature," Commissioner & Deputy Mayor Krista Fitzsimons told Wildwood 365. "We have policies and procedures that need to be followed to ensure a fun, organized and most importantly safe event for everyone.

"As soon as we go through the proper steps to assess this event, we will speak to the car show promoter and make a decision."

According to Bob Sahasaylo, Executive Director of the Greater Wildwood Hotel & Motel Association, engineering assessments of the Boardwalk will be performed in the coming weeks to confirm that newly-renovated sections of the promenade can support the returning autos.

The GWHMA oversees the Spring and Fall classic car shows, among other events, under the banner of Wildwood Motor Sports.

"While we have been diligently working with the City of Wildwood over the last few months, no decision has been finalized for this Fall," said Sahasaylo. "There are still some boxes that need to be checked before we can officially move forward. No matter what, we look forward to having a fun and safe Fall Class Car Show!"

The Fall Classic Car Show has long been one of the island's most popular events. Generally held on the third weekend in September, along with the Irish Fall Festival in North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest's Seafarer's Celebration, it is a linchpin of the Wildwoods' "second season" (post-summer) schedule.

However, the event has not been held on the Boardwalk since 2019, mainly due to structural issues with the aging wooden way. The show was outright cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and was moved to Pacific Avenue in 2021 and 2022.

Those matters have been addressed over the past two years with Phases 1 & 2 of the Boardwalk Renovation Project, which has seen the eight-block stretch from 26th Avenue to Oak Avenue completely refurbished and structurally enhanced. 

Should the Fall Classic Car Show return to the Boardwalk this September, it will likely be limited to this section and at least a portion of the North Wildwood Boardwalk, with Phase 3 of the renovation project scheduled to pick up south of Schellenger Avenue after the summer season. 

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Wildwood Crest awarded $400K infrastructure grant from Cape May County

Commissioner Director Leonard C. Desiderio of the Cape May County Board of Commissioners presented the Borough of Wildwood Crest with a commemorative check to officially announce the county's award of a $400,000 grant through the American Rescue Plan Act Infrastructure Grant program at the borough's Board of Commissioners meeting on Wednesday, May 10. Pictured are (from left): Wildwood Crest Commissioner Joseph Franco, Cape May County Commissioner Leonard Desiderio, Wildwood Crest Commissioner Joseph Schiff, Wildwood Crest Commissioner/Mayor Don Cabrera.


WILDWOOD CREST - The Borough of Wildwood Crest has accepted a $400,000 grant for infrastructure improvements from the County of Cape May through its American Rescue Plan Act Infrastructure Grant program.

The borough was formally presented the award by Len Desideiro, Commissioner Director of the Cape May County Board of Commissioners, at a regular meeting of the Wildwood Crest Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, May 10.

Wildwood Crest submitted an application for the grant earlier this year.

Funds from the grant will help subsidize the reconstruction of Syracuse Avenue, which is currently in the construction phase. The project includes the replacement of sanitary sewer laterals, mains, services and manholes, as well as milling and paving of the roadway, for Syracuse Avenue from the eastern end of the road at the beach entrance west to New Jersey Avenue.

Work on the project is due to be completed by December 2023.

The Cape May County American Rescue Plan Act Infrastructure Grant program supports improvements to drinking water, sanitary sewer infrastructure and storm water infrastucture investments up to $400,000 per municipality.

For further information, contact the Wildwood Crest borough clerk's office at 609-729-8040.

Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market kicks off 10th season on Saturday, May 27th (+ 2023 Byrne Plaza events schedule)


WILDWOOD - The Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID) is celebrating a milestone on Memorial Day Weekend when the popular Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market opens for season #10!

Reminiscing about their humble beginnings on an empty lot in 2014, the Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market Managers remember sweating it out and hoping to get 20 vendors each week. Over the years, the Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market has expanded to beautiful Byrne Plaza and Beyond, at 3400 – 3501 Pacific Avenue, and has been part of the many Downtown Wildwood improvements that continue to take place! 

The Farmers Market averages over 70 vendors each week, making it the place to be on Saturday mornings! Adding to the fun, and 98.7 The Coast plays music and broadcasts live from 8 to 10 am and free face painting or balloon twisting is offered each week from 10 to 12 pm. The market offers
something for everyone, with a little something different each week. 

In addition to farm goods, the vendors sell fresh baked foods, specialty foods like honey and guacamole, wine, craft beer and spirits, meals to go, food and drinks to enjoy while you shop, and so much more! There is also a large selection of non-food vendors making the Farmers Market an open air gift shop where you will find what you need for every occasion, or just because! 

Well over 100 vendors apply to participate now, making acceptance a coveted prize for vendors and allowing the market to offer a great selection.

As part of the 10th anniversary celebration, there will be free live music, face painting and balloon twisting from 10 am to noon. Also at 10 am will be the unveiling of the 2023 DOOWW Magnet designs!

The DOOWW Booth is the place to get your free magnet and to purchase official DOOWW gear like shirts, hats, tote bags and Christmas ornaments. You can also pick up information about all the Downtown Wildwood businesses and schedule of events.

The Farmers Market is open from 8 am until 12:30 pm, every Saturday through Labor Day Weekend. Parking is free and there are plenty of bike racks, too. Walk, run, drive or bike to the Farmers Market - you're going to love it!

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Wildwood swears in new City Clerk, Lisa Brown


WILDWOOD, NJ – Mayor Pete Byron, Deputy Mayor Krista Fitzsimons and Commissioner Steve Mikulski swore in the new City Clerk at the Board of Commissioners Meeting April 26, 2023. Lisa Brown replaces Chris Wood who served as City Clerk from 2005 to 2023. Brown was initially hired by the Clerk’s Office on October 28, 2002.

The Municipal Clerk is the Secretary of the Municipal Corporation, Secretary to the Governing Body, Chief Administrative Officer of all Elections, Chief Registrar of Voters, Records Coordinator and Manager. Some actions performed under those duties, include but are not limited to, maintaining custody of municipal records, preparing agendas and recording minutes, administering oaths of office, suggesting polling places and maintaining receipts of election results, and accepting applications for licenses and permit.

Brown attended Wildwood schools through graduation. She beamed, “Wildwood is and will forever be my home – my parents, Bill and Barbara Fisher built my Maple Avenue childhood home from the ground up. To be able to grow up here, and in turn raise my family here, has been nothing short of a blessing. I take great pride in our strong, tightknit community and am extremely grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve the residents and guests of the City of Wildwood.”

Brown and longtime partner, Chris D’Amico, live in Wildwood with her 16-year-old son, Tyler Brown. Her eldest son, Michael Brown (22), recently made her a grandmother.

The Board of Commissioners would like to thank Chris Wood for his 18 years of service to the City and wish him health and happiness in his retirement.

Brown’s promotion makes her the eighth woman in executive leadership in the municipality.

Monday, May 8, 2023

Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market kicks off 10th season on Saturday, May 27th


THE WILDWOODS - The Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market is the place to be every Saturday morning from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend for Jersey Fresh produce, baked goods, specialty foods, gifts and more.

The Farmers Market will open for the season on Saturday, May 27 at 8 am and will be held every Saturday through the summer from 8 am - 12:30 pm. The market expands beyond Bryne Plaza, at 3400 Pacific Avenue on the corner of Oak Avenue to Schellenger Avenue, with more than 60 vendors. 

The Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market will feature local farmers selling a full variety of produce, plants and flowers, including organic offerings. 

The Wildwood Farmers Market is also an open-air gift shop of handmade items, including candles and soaps, jewelry, dog collars and dog treats, personalized glasses and gifts, engraved insulated tumblers and more. You can find boutique clothing, as well as surf shop gear for all your family and friends!

There will be several artists selling their oil paintings, watercolors, wood signs, authentic neon signs, chimes, sea glass items and lots of other items. There will be a children's entertainer offering balloon twirling or face/arm painting and the like. There is truly something for everyone at the Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market.

Be sure to stop by the DOOWW information booth to pick up your free DOOWW magnet, Byrne Plaza schedule of events and information about all the great things happening in Downtown Wildwood!

The Wildwoods kick off Memorial Day Weekend with the 37th Annual International Kite Festival - Friday, May 26 to Monday, May 29


THE WILDWOODS - The Wildwoods will kick off Memorial Day Weekend festivities with the 37th Annual International Kite Festival, the largest kite festival in North America. This weekend-long festival features kite makers from around the world flying their most incredible colorful creations over the Wildwoods' FREE white sandy beaches.

The Kite Festival is FREE to spectators and kicks off on Friday, May 26 at noon with the Unlocking of the Ocean Ceremony on the beach at Andrews Avenue, south of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Kite festivities follow with the opening of the Kite Sales Tent, a Friday night kite social and the 9 pm illuminated kite fly at the Rio Grande Avenue beach behind the famous "WILDWOODS" sign.

The Kite Festival continues Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, starting at 9 am daily with fun events geared toward introducing new folks to the sport of kiting!

On Saturday, May 27, the quad-line kite flyers will engage in varied scheduled activities such as team flying, stack flying, mystery ballet and a Learn To Fly field which includes four-line kites. Quad line performers are opening a one-hour time slot on Saturday and Sunday for the public to step onto the beach and try their kites.

On Saturday and Sunday, join in the Kite Candy Drop, the Running of the Bols; fly a kite on the Learn to Fly Field; or watch the professional Fighter Kite Competition. Also featured are FREE kite exhibits and workshops on the beach.

The Wildwoods International Kite Festival Auction will be held inside the Wildwoods Convention Center beginning with a silent auction at 7 pm and loud auction at 8 pm on Saturday. The auction is open to the public, and many unique kites and collectibles will be up for bid.

On Sunday, May 28, join Fighter Kite pros Andy Selzer, Bob Hegman and Rick and Carol Mingeram for an "Introduction to Fighter Kites" workshop. This on-site, hands-on workshop will take place at 9 am on Field 1. If you don't know what a Fighter Kite is or have been intimidated in trying your hand at it, this is your opportunity to be welcomed into the sport of flying maneuverable single line kites.

The Wildwoods' Unlocking of the Ocean ceremony set for Friday, May 26th


THE WILDWOODSTourism, state, county, and city officials, along with guest speakers, are scheduled to participate in the Wildwoods’ official start of the summer tourist season – the Unlocking of the Ocean Ceremony – on Friday, May 26 at noon.

Taking place simultaneously with the annual International Kite Festival – the largest Kite Festival in North America – on the beach, a colorful, kite-filled sky will serve as the backdrop while invited dignitaries and more than 200 elementary school children participate in the ceremonious “unlocking” of the ocean for the 2023 summer season, using an oversized, ornate ‘W’ key.

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) representatives, tourism, state, county, local and city officials, guest speakers, a surprise guest, and more than 200 elementary school children.

The official Unlocking of the Ocean Ceremony and Media Event, and kick-off of the International Kite Festival.

Friday, May 26 at noon

On the beach at Andrews Avenue next to the Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held indoors at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

To officially launch the summer tourist season in the Wildwoods and to kick off the Annual International Kite Festival.

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

Friday, May 5, 2023

Wildwood stands firm: No unsanctioned events

Wildwood secures order to show cause in a verified complaint


WILDWOOD - In April, Wildwood Police were made aware of an unsanctioned “pop-up” beach event planned for May 12-13, 2023, on the beach in Wildwood, NJ. The City Administration took immediate action and issued a Cease and Desist to the event planner. The order required them to stop advertising the event and to actively advertise against showing up at the event.

The City is pursuing legal action against the event planner with City Solicitor, Louis DeLollis, Esq., recently filing a Verified Complaint against the event promoter in the Superior Court of New Jersey. Along with the Complaint, DeLollis has also sought an injunction requiring the event promoter to advertise that the event has been cancelled and barring the event promoter from taking any action to encourage the promotion of the unauthorized pop-up event. On May 3, 2023, the Court signed an order granting the City’s request for the injunction, with a hearing date scheduled before the Court on May 11, 2023.

Currently, the City is demanding that the May 13-15 event planners advertise that their unsanctioned event is cancelled. They must post ads against coming to Wildwood, NJ, and they must cease and desist transporting people.

The public should be aware of any large or unusual groups seeking accommodation on this weekend. In the event inquiries or reservations are sought, they should contact the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at (609) 465-1135, or the information can be reported anonymously through the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office Anonymous TIP System by visiting Information can also be reported to the Cape May County Sheriff’s Tip Line at and click on anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers, 609-889-3597.
The City of Wildwood Police Department is working in unison with other municipalities, the county and state. All agencies are mobilizing and stand ready to stop this unsanctioned event.

Anyone who seeks to host an event in the City of Wildwood must seek a special event permit which notifies various agencies such as Police, Fire, EMT and Public Works. The application can be found at