South Jersey Shore Events Heat Up!

Don’t Miss These South Jersey Shore Events!

Time to put away the snow boots and break out your flip-flops! Spring has returned to the South Jersey Shore, bringing with it some glorious, unseasonably warm weather with quite a few days in the 80s and 90s. There is a happy buzz around town as the beach, Boardwalk, and all your favorite hot spots come back to life. Just like the temperature, South Jersey Shore events are starting to heat up, as well. From car fests to craft shows, visitors will be able to enjoy all of their favorite events in addition to some exciting new ones.


  • 5/5 Spring Block Party, Ocean City, NJ – Enjoy a day of music, food, family activities, and over 350 craft vendors displaying their creations along Asbury Avenue (5th St. to 14th St.) in this vibrant close-knit community.
  • 5/11-14 Boardwalk Classic Car Show, Wildwood, NJ – Take a walk back in time as you stroll past classic cars and trucks on the Wildwood Boardwalk. Events for participants include a kick-off party, a host restaurant night, and prizes for the Top 40 winners.
  • 5/26 Unlocking of the Ocean, Ocean City, NJ – Welcome summer with the community as area business people jump into the ocean to signify the start of the season.
  • 5/26-29 Wildwoods International Kite Festival – Come see the skies of Wildwood dancing with color at North America’s largest kite festival. Highlights include kite workshops, family games, stunt kite competition, and an illuminated kite fly at 9:00 p.m.


  • 6/2 Ocean City Flower Show, Ocean City, NJ – This year’s theme of “Island Hopping” is sure to inspire creativity as hundreds of commercial and amateur participants display beautiful flower arrangements in the Ocean City Music Pier.
  • 6/3 Atlantic City Food Truck Festival, Atlantic City, NJ – Tempt your tastebuds at this culinary event and competition as food truck entrepreneurs amaze visitors with their inventive cuisine. Enjoy all-day music, celebrity cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and premium wine and beer.
  • 6/10 Wildwood Beer Fest, Wildwood, NJ – Sample over 100 ales, lagers, stouts, pilsners, and more at at this celebration of locally-brewed craft beer. Admission includes unlimited sampling, a commemorative cup, live music, and access to special exhibits.
  • 6/16-17 Jeep Invasion, Wildwood, NJ – Experience Jeep culture at this family fun event that features vendors, live music, kids’ activities, off-road courses, a beer garden, and hundreds of Jeeps as they parade along the sand.
  • 6/24 Ocean City Antique Car Show, Ocean City, NJ – Come out for some high-octane fun as over 300 vintage vehicles cruise into town for this popular car show at the Ocean City Tabernacle grounds.


  • 7/4 July 4th Celebrations, Various NJ Towns – Ring in America’s birthday at the nation’s best beaches. Each town has its own unique traditions, so be sure to check local listings for a lineup of events. Ocean City will hold its popular bike parade in the morning at 10:00 a.m. and a kite flying competition at 7:00 p.m., followed by entertainment and fireworks. Wildwood will start the day with a 5K Run/Walk, Bike Parade and Patriotic Pooch Parade (all at 9:00 a.m.) and end it with a fireworks extravaganza at 10:00 p.m.
  • 7/8 Antiques & Collectibles Fair, Ocean City, NJ – Browse a vast variety of antiques and collectibles displayed by some of the best-known dealers in the area including jewelry, china, furniture, postcards, and more.
  • 7/22 Night in Venice, Ocean City, NJ – Join thousands of spectators at 6:00 PM along the bayfront as beautifully decorated boats cruise from the Longport Bridge to Tennessee Ave.  This year’s theme of “Rockin’ Through the Decades,” will highlight music, fashion, and culture through history.


  • 8/4-7 55th Annual Boardwalk Art Show, Ocean City, NJ – Browse beautiful handmade items such as jewelry, wooden crafts, candles, and home décor set up along the Boardwalk.
  • 8/10 108th Annual Baby Parade, Ocean City, NJ – Who can resist a parade of cuteness going by on the Boardwalk?  From strollers and wagons to trucks and trailers, spectators will enjoy floats of all shapes, sizes, and themes as they show off some of the area’s most adorable tots.
  • 8/12 Red Bull Global Rallycross, Atlantic City, NJ – Held on Bader Field with the Atlantic City skyline in the background, this high-speed racing series features speeds up to 100 miles per hour along a one-mile track with tight turns, a 70-foot dirt jump, and a Joke Lap short cut (which each driver can use once during the race).
  • 8/21-22 Beach Boys Concert, Ocean City, NJ – Join one of America’s most iconic musical groups – The Beach Boys – for some “good vibrations” at the Ocean City Music Pier.
  • 8/23 Atlantic City Air Show, Atlantic City, NJ – Don’t miss this arenaline-inducing weekend of aerial feats by military and civilian performers such as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, GEICO Skytypers, and more.

Vantage properties are filling up quickly during these popular Ocean City events, so now is the best time to book! Browse or give us a call at (888) 629-0020 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot.

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