Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Wildwoods Host an Eventful Easter Weekend - Saturday, April 19 & Sunday April 20

The weather is starting to warm up, and so is the excitement for spring and outdoor Easter fun in the Wildwoods. The Wildwoods are celebrating Easter weekend filled with fun family events Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20.

On Saturday, April 19 families can choose from two separate Easter egg hunts – both starting at noon.
Children 11 and under can hunt for eggs and gather candy and prizes during the Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the beach in North Wildwood at 19th Avenue.
Just a few blocks down on the beach at Lincoln Avenue in Wildwood, children 12 and under can participate in the Greater Wildwood Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt for eggs containing toys by digging in the sand to find them. There will be one “golden egg” which will contain a bigger prize. The rain date for the Greater Wildwood Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt is Sunday, April 20.

On Easter Sunday, April 20 on the Boardwalk at 23rd Avenue, Ed’s Funcade Easter Egg Hunt in the Hay will take place from noon - 1:30 p.m. Children under 12 can hunt for eggs and the chance to win great prizes.

Also on Easter Sunday, Morey’s Piers hosts its Opening Day Easter Celebration from noon - 5 p.m. This event kicks off the spring season in the Wildwoods and is sure to bring out the kid in everyone.
Boardwalk eateries, shops, games and arcades will be open for a full weekend of fun with rides, food, and entertainment – including strolling stilt walkers and jugglers, face painting, and pictures with the Easter Bunny, at the Parent’s Pavilion on Morey’s Mariners Landing Pier. Children 12 and under can also pick an egg for a chance to win great prizes.

Easter weekend is also a great time to ‘scout out’ your summer vacation rental – plenty of great hotel-motel accommodations are still available for your summer stay, so this is the perfect time to solidify your Wildwoods vacation plans for the summer.

For additional 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.

The Wildwoods’ Morey’s Piers were named in 2014 among the Top 10 Piers by Coastal Living. In 2013 the Wildwoods were also recognized as one of the Most Awesome Boardwalks in America by; as the Favorite Shore Town by Delaware County Daily Times readers; as the Favorite Beach and Boardwalk by readers; the Top Family-Friendly Beach Town by; and as One of America’s Top 10 U.S. Tourist Towns by families voting in FamilyFun magazine. They were also named “Best Beaches in New Jersey” in the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 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. The Wildwoods were named #1 Boardwalk in the nation by in 2012; and Smarter Travel also named the Wildwoods Boardwalk, one of “Americas Best Boardwalks.” The 2012 list of “15 Destinations on the Rise” for TripAdvisor included the Wildwoods, and voted the Wildwoods one of “Americas Top 10 Scenic Seasides of the Summer.” In addition, the Wildwoods were voted “Best Town” in the 2009 and 2011 PHL-17 Philly Hot List, Jersey Shore Edition contest; and were one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” for two years in a row.

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 Beach Monster Mash Truck Races, 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 800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site,

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