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Memorial Day Events At The Shore

May 15, 2014 7:00 AM

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(credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

(credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Spending Memorial Day weekend down the shore? Lucky you! Check out these events to make the most of your time in the sun.

(credit: Tim Jimenez)

(credit: Tim Jimenez)


2014 Atlantic City Memorial Day Baseball Tournament
Saturday, May 24 – Monday, May 26

The National Adult Baseball Association hosts its annual tournament in AC, featuring two days of semi-final games before the Championships on Monday.

#SELFIEsunday Memorial Day Weekend With The Chainsmokers
777 Harrah’s Blvd
Sunday, May 25

Party it up at the Pool After Dark, where you’ll see a music from the Chainsmokers and dance to music by Kevin Drews, Camilo, Eddie Edge, Dnial, Desisto, Mad Scientist and more!

(Credit: Al-Qumar Atkins)

(Credit: Al-Qumar Atkins)


Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil
Wildwood Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
Ocean Avenue across from Wildwoods Convention Center
Friday, May 24

Start your Memorial Day weekend by honoring our troops, both active and veteran. The candlelight vigil begins at 8 p.m. alongside the Vietnam Vets Memorial.

International Kite Festival
Rio Grande Avenue Beach
Friday, May 23 – Monday, May 26

The largest kite festival in North America begins on Friday at noon with the “Unlocking of the Ocean,” then continues with a night-time illuminated kite-fly at 9 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, the nation’s best stunt kite-flyers take to the beach for the East Coast Stunt Kite Championships. There will also be kite workshops and exhibitions all weekend.

North Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony
North Wildwood Veterans Monument
Spruce & New York Avenues
Monday, May 26

Honor our veterans with a Memorial Day service at 10:00 a.m. At 9:30 a.m. a service will be held reading of the names of veterans who have died since last Memorial Day at the monument.

Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony
Wildwood American Legion Post #184
4200 Atlantic Ave
Monday, May 26

Featuring speakers, a firing squad and wreath laying ceremonies at the Post, the Memorial Walk, and at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, this ceremony kicks off at 11 a.m.

(Sunset Beach, Cape May, N.J. Credit: Dorothy Hornbeck )

(Sunset Beach, Cape May, N.J. Credit: Dorothy Hornbeck )


Peter Nero and the Philly POPS
Cape May Convention Center
714 Beach Ave
Saturday, May 24; $75

Get a taste of Philly down the shore this Memorial Day! Peter Nero and the Philly POPS will be playing live at the Convention Center.

Crafts & Antiques on Memorial Day
Cape May Convention Hall
714 Beach Ave
Sunday, May 25

Cape May’s annual day of crafts and antiques sales happens Sunday, May 25 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cape May Music Festival
Starts Sunday, May 25 (through June 12)

The 25th annual Cape May Music Fest kicks off on Sunday with a performance from the Atlantic Brass Band at 8 p.m.

Cape May Memorial Day Ceremony
Cape May Convention Hall
714 Beach Ave
Sunday, May 25

Cape May holds a Memorial Day ceremony to honor our veterans starting at 11 a.m.

(credit: John Ostapkovich)

(credit: John Ostapkovich)


Unlocking of the Ocean and Business Persons Plunge
Moorlyn Terrace Beach
Friday, May 23

Kick of the 2014 season by watching people in professional attire – some carrying briefcases! – jump into the frigid Atlantic on Moorlyn Terrace Beach at noon.

StandUp4 Seals Beach Adventure Race
4th Street Beach
Saturday, May 24

Wake up bright and early to catch this race, which starts at 7:30 a.m. and features a sand obstacle course for adults and a fun sand challenge for kids under 10.

Barks on the Boards
OC Boardwalk
Sunday, June 1

Registered dogs can walk the boardwalk starting at 12 p.m. and participate in an array of contests, including Best Dressed, Owner Look-Alike and Most Intelligent.

Annual Memorial Day Service
Veterans Memorial Day Park
Monday, May 26
The annual service starts at 11 a.m. and includes bagpipes, speakers and a wreath presentation.

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