Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Celebrate Easter Weekend in the Wildwoods

The Wildwoods Boardwalk Explodes with Fun and Excitement Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8 for an Easter Weekend full of FREE festivities for the whole family!


The Wildwoods, NJ – March 28, 2012 – As the winter months come to an end, and the temperatures begin to rise, the Wildwoods celebrate the start of spring with Easter Weekend offering a selection of free festive events starting on Saturday, April 7.

On Saturday, April 7 families with little ones can take part in two different Easter egg hunts taking place throughout the island. On the beach in North Wildwood at 19th and 20th Avenues, children 11 and under can pick-up eggs and collect prizes at the Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Down the beach at Lincoln Avenue, children ages 1-12 can dig through the sand to find eggs containing a toy. Keep an eye out for the golden egg at the Greater Wildwoods Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt. Both events begin at noon.

On Easter Sunday, April 8, Morey’s Piers hosts its Opening Day & Easter Celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – bringing out the kid in all of us including rides, food, entertainment and “Pick an Egg” for the kids.

Also on the boardwalk at 23rd Avenue, Ed’s Funcade Easter Egg Hunt will be taking place from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. with chances to win great prizes.

All of the Wildwoods Boardwalk eateries, shops, games and arcades will be open for a full weekend of fun. Head to the Wildwoods April 7 and 8 for a weekend of FREE Easter festivities sure to please the entire family!

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


About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority...

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) was formed in 1993 to consolidate the tourism economy of its three founding municipalities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. The Wildwoods have won numerous travel and tourism awards, heralding the resort for its beaches, boardwalk and attractions.

In 2010, the Wildwoods Doo Wop Architecture was named “One of the Top Ten Architectural Wonders in America” by The Wildwoods were also named among Smarter Travel’s Ten Best Beach Towns in America in 2010, as well as one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” for the second year in a row. In 2009, the Wildwoods were selected as one of’s “50 Authentic American Experiences.” The Wildwoods made the list of “15 Destinations on the Rise” for TripAdvisor in 2012.

In addition, the Wildwoods were also voted “Best Town” in the 2009 and 2011 PHL-17 Philly Hot List, Jersey Shore Edition contest. The Wildwoods were also named “Best Beaches in New Jersey” in the 2008, 2010 and 2011 Top Ten New Jersey Beaches public survey, sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Wildwoods’ beaches were also named “Best Beach for Family Vacations,” “Best Beach for Tourism,” “Best Beach for Events,” “Best Beach for Eco-Tourism” and “Best Beach for Day Trips” in the same surveys. Wildwood was also named “Best Beach” in 2012 by NJ Monthly.

The Tourism Authority operates the Wildwoods Convention Center and acts as the island’s destination marketing organization overseeing the development, research, planning, marketing, advertising, promotion, public and media relations encompassing the tourism, meeting and convention industry in the Wildwoods.

Additionally, the Authority funds, assists with and hosts more than 180 annual special events to enhance the visitor experience and extend the tourism season, including the Thunder On The Sand Race Series, Family Nights On The Boardwalk, Friday Night Fireworks, the New Jersey State Barbeque Championships and Anglesea Blues Festival, Classic Car Shows, the International Kite Festival, Irish and Italian Festivals and the National Marbles Tournament, among others.

For more information about the Wildwoods, contact the GWTIDA at 1-800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site,

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