Thursday, October 14, 2010

Weekend Preview: It's all about the Fabulous 50s!

Saving the best for (close to) the last, the Wildwoods hill host what has become one of the island's signature celebrations this weekend.

The 7th Annual Fabulous 50s Weekend will kick off on Friday with the traditional 50s Record Hop at the Wildwoods Convention Center, hosted by legendary Philly DJ Jerry Blavat from 7 - 11 p.m.

Saturday is the big day, starting with free '50s Street Fair at Fox Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Craft vendors, a classic car show, food vendors, Doo Wop bus tour and so much more! FREE live entertainment will feature RB Express, River Rockabilly Trio, and Shake, Rattle & Soul.

At 2 p.m., a Guinness Book of World Records attempt will be made for the most people dancing "The Twist" simultaneously.

The centerpiece of the weekend, the Fabulous '50s Concert will be headlined by Chubby Checker and will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Twist (first performed by Checker at the Rainbow Club in 1960). The themed concert will also feature: Dee Dee Sharp - "Slow Twistin"; Joey Dee and The Starliters - "Peppermint Twist"; The Marvelettes - "Twistin Postman."

On Sunday, there will be free entertainment at Fox Park with the The Love Affair Band, The Del Angels, and others performing from noon to 3 p.m.


The New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge

Hosted by the New Jersey Lighthouses and select affiliated museums, the New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge offers visitors the opportunity to tour all of the state's lighthouses over the weekend.

Donations will raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation.

Those taking the challenge will be given a souvenir pamphlet at their first destination for a $1 donation. It will then be stamped at each location visited.

For more information on this event, hours of operation for each lighthouse, and more, click HERE.


Next Week...

The fourth weekend in October will feature the last major event block of the season. On tap is the Innaugural Wildwoods Country Music Weekend (Friday & Saturday), the Anglesea Surf Anglers Surf Fishing Tournament (Saturday), and the Clean Ocean Action's 25th Annual Beach Sweeps (Saturday).

Check back throughout the week for more details...

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