Wildwoods, NJ – Home to more than 180 special events throughout the year, some might consider the Wildwoods the “Special Events Capital of the East Coast.” No other location in the region offers the number and variety of special events the Wildwoods offer annually.
The events take place at various locations throughout the island’s three distinct municipalities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. Visitors can find an event happening nearly every day of the week throughout the summer at locations including, the Wildwoods Convention Center, Fox Park, Olde New Jersey Avenue, and on the world-famous Wildwoods Boardwalk.
The Wildwoods’ annual calendar of events not only draws visitors to the family resort but also provides additional activities and entertainment outlets to those already visiting for vacation or business. From firemen to fishing tournaments, music to marbles, the Wildwoods have developed a unique offering of special events not equaled in any other resort destination.
Spring is the time when the fun starts rolling in the Wildwoods, with events like the Spring Motorcycle Rally, Boardwalk Nationals Car Show, and family-friendly Easter Weekend events taking place. These events get the year started off right and help set the tone for the rest of summer. Highlighted by great music, loud engines and family fun, spring events in the Wildwoods are a great reason to warm up after a long winter.
Once Memorial Day hits, the summer really starts heating up. The Wildwoods host their annual International Kite Festival – the largest kite festival in North America, National Marbles Tournament, Wildwoods Baby Parade, New Jersey State Barbeque Championship and Anglesea Blues Festival, and a spectacular Fourth of July Weekend. Traditional events like these attract hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the country every summer. Youngsters come to the Wildwoods to take part in the National Marbles Tournament and Wildwoods Baby Parade, while kite enthusiasts from throughout the world attend the International Kite Festival annually during Memorial Day Weekend.
Also taking place almost every weekend throughout the summer on the five-mile island are block parties, craft shows, conventions and many festivals. A wide variety of free concerts and live entertainment can also be found almost every single night of the week throughout the summer, including spectacular, free Friday Night Fireworks and free live concerts featuring national recording artists, oldies groups, dance and big band music, and more!
Best of all, the fun doesn’t end in the Wildwoods once September comes around, like in other shore towns. The Wildwoods’ “Second Season” starts up after Labor Day Weekend, offering visitors a host of events every weekend through the end of October. Fall events in the Wildwoods include Monster Truck Beach Races, Beach Motocross Races, Sunset Lake Hydrofest Powerboat Races, the Olde Time Italian Festival, the Irish Fall Festival, the Seafood & Music Festival and the amazing Fabulous ‘50s & Beyond Weekend.
There’s a little something for everyone on the Wildwoods Calendar of Events: Roller Derby, Mixed Martial Arts and the Harlem Globetrotters for sports lovers; monster trucks, motocross, car shows and motorcycle rallies for auto enthusiasts; Sports Card, Toy, & Comic Expos for collectors; a Barbeque and Blues Festival, Seafood and Music Festival and Italian and Irish Festivals for music and food lovers; and events like International Kite Festival and National Marbles Tournament for families. The best part about all of the Wildwoods’ events is that they are open to everyone to come and enjoy – and most of them are FREE to attend!
The Wildwoods Calendar of Events is available online at www.WildwoodsNJ.com or by calling 800-WWBY-SEA (800) 992-9732.