The Wildwoods, NJ –With summer right around the corner, the Wildwoods have planned numerous, fun-filled events for the entire season. The summer is jam-packed with exciting events, concerts, contests and celebrations for all ages – including a few that are new for 2016.
June 3-5 ‘Race of Gentlemen’ Vintage Car & Motorcycle Beach Drag Races
Spectators and racers alike will experience a simpler time of when guys were gentlemen and cars were king. Over 100 vintage auto (pre-1934) and motorcycles (pre-1947) – including Indian, Harley Davidson, Excelsior, Ford, Dodge Brothers and more – will compete in an exhibition style beach race at the water’s edge between Schellenger and Spicer Avenues in the Wildwoods. Friday will feature “The Night of the Troglodytes,” a rollicking chopper party set around the area where the weekend’s race vehicles are on display for the delight of the crowd. Saturday gates open at 8 a.m. and will feature vintage auto and motorcycle races from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. with live rock ‘n roll all day. Beach entry is at 8:30 a.m. for spectators. A bonfire and beach party will take place on Saturday night from 8 p.m. until midnight, with live rock ‘n roll. More beach racing will take place on Sunday with gates opening at 8 a.m., races from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. followed by an award ceremony, beach party and more rock ‘n roll music. Beach entry is at 8:30 a.m. for spectators. No coolers will be permitted on the beach; beverages will be available for sale. Full weekend passes are only available for purchase online: $53.99 for adults and $32.99 for children under 12. Single day tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Adult day passes are $30, children under 12 are $20 and children under 2 are free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.TheRaceOfGentlemen.com.
NEW! June 10-11 New Year’s Mummers Event in North Wildwood
New Year’s in North Wildwoodis a newly combined event for 2016! The top Mummers Brigades and top Mummers String Bands from the New Year’s Day Parade in Philadelphia will entertain crowds in the pub district of North Wildwood on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11. The excitement kicks off Friday night at 7 p.m. with a pub-crawl through local drinking establishments in the North Wildwood Entertainment District, followed by a colorful parade on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. along Olde New Jersey Avenue where you can get up-close views of the beautiful costumes and intricate dance steps. Rain date is Sunday and admission is FREE, so come join in the fun and learn the famous Mummers Strut! For more information visit http://northwildwood.com/.
June 10-11 Wildwood Beer Fest
The Wildwood Beer Fest is a beer tasting event to celebrate the art of locally brewed craft beer. Located in Fox Park, on Ocean Avenue between E. Burk and E. Montgomery Avenues – this festival will be equally exciting for the brew aficionado and novice alike. A ticket into this event grants you access to 100+ brews, a commemorative tasting cup, live tunes, delicious food and craft vendors. Beer sampling is unlimited with your ticket, and food and merchandise is available for purchase. Entrance will only be permitted to ticket holders 21 years and older with a valid ID; no exceptions will be allowed. The festival will be broken up into three separate sessions. A ticket allows entrance into a specific timed session – festivalgoers are only permitted to attend one session. Sessions are Friday: 6 – 10 p.m. and two sessions on Saturday from noon – 4 p.m. and again from 6 – 10 p.m. All brews and vendors will be the same throughout all sessions; however, bands and special Brew and Chew exhibits will change per session. Designated Driver tickets will be available for purchase at the gate for $5 with a valid ID. Tickets per session are $40 in advance or $45 at the gate. For more information, visit http://www.WildwoodBeerFest.com.
June 17-19 Jeep Beach Invasion
Over 400 Jeeps of all makes and models will invade the Wildwoods Beach between Lincoln and Spencer Avenues. The event kicks off Friday night at Fox Park on Ocean Avenue across from the Wildwoods Convention Center starting at 5 p.m. with Jeeps on display, live music, a beer garden, food trucks and lots of vendors. Saturday is a ‘Show & Shine’ on the beach at Schellenger Avenue from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., which will feature the latest and greatest Jeeps, followed by obstacle course races at 1 p.m. and an awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m. The obstacle course re-opens on Sunday from 9 a.m. – noon along with a jungle-themed beach parade at 10 a.m. The event is FREE for the public to attend. So bring your family and friends if you’re up for the ride! For more information, visit http://www.WildwoodMotorEvents.com or www.NJJeep.org.
June 17-19 Beach ‘n Boat Fishing Challenge
Tournament fishing for the entire family in and all around the Wildwoods for three fun-filled days and nights including special events and huge prizes. Registration and weigh-in will take place at Schooner Island Marina, 5100 Lake Rd., Wildwood. Fish for eight inshore species from the beach, a boat, a dock, jetty, or anywhere in salt water. Tournament begins at 2 p.m. on Friday and ends at 10 a.m. on Sunday. An awards ceremony will take place on Sunday at 11 a.m. Don’t miss the fun, win prizes and see big fish weighed in. Sign up today at http://www.BeachNBoat.com/Wildwoods.
June 18-19 Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Maritime Festival
The Maritime Festival will take place on the grounds of the historic Hereford Inlet Lighthouse and along Central Avenue fronting the lighthouse in North Wildwood. The outdoor festival is a celebration of New Jersey’s rich maritime history. Historians and authors will join dozens of artists and seashore/maritime themed vendors for a weekend long feast for the eyes and mind. The festival will also feature great food and music as well as history, music and activities for the kids. Pirates will wander the grounds and tours of the historic 19th century lighthouse and award-winning gardens will be offered too. Festival admission is FREE. Lighthouse tours are $5 for adults and $1 for children. Hours are Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; rain or shine. For additional information, visit http://www.HerefordLighthouseFestivals.org.
June 19-24 Wildwoods Restaurant Week
Wine and dine in some of the Wildwoods’ finest restaurants. All participating restaurants will offer a complete four-course meal, including appetizer, salad, entree and dessert for $30 (plus tax and gratuity). For more information call 609-522-1261 or visit http://www.WildwoodByTheSeaRestaurantWeek.com for a list of participating restaurants.