Celebrate Independence Day in Cape May

If you’re looking to spend 4th of July in one of the most historic places in America, then Cape May is the perfect choice. Cape May is designated a National Historic Landmark City – the only city in America that has this distinction. Seashore resorts that allow you to explore homes nearly the same age as our country are few and far between, but this exploration is exactly what an Independence day spent here will allow you to do. Cape May will offer you the best of the best…from great Victorian architecture to beautiful beaches to fun family events.

If you’re going to be in town during the week of Independence Day, here’s some of the best things to do in Cape May for the 4th of July and the days leading up to it.

Independence Day Events

The Cape May Independence Day parade will kick off on Saturday, July 2nd at 1:00 pm. Secure a place on Beach Avenue for a view of holiday floats, decorated vehicles, bands, and much more.

Historic Cold Spring Village presents its Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July 1st & Sunday, July 2nd. There will be family activities, patriotic themed programs and live music as well.

On Monday, July 3rd, take a short drive “over the bridge” to North Cape May for Lower Township’s annual Independence Day Festival. Beginning at 5:00 pm, the festival will take place on Beach Drive (right on the bay) between Lincoln Boulevard and Emerson Avenue. A beautiful fireworks display will be presented at 9:00 pm against the backdrop of the gorgeous Delaware Bay. We recommend arriving in time to see the sunset, as on the bay it is every bit as stunning as the fireworks that will follow!

Also on Monday, July 3rd, Congress Hall will be presenting a carnival on their Grand Lawn. At this family event, you’ll experience games, face painting, balloon twisting, and of course multiple choices of food and seashore treats. You will even be presented with the opportunity to take part in a pig race!

On Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4th, bring your holiday weekend to a close in grand style by viewing Cape May’s very own fireworks display. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9 pm at Congress Beach. They are visible from the beach, the promenade, and any beach front building! If you’ll be staying in town, we recommend biking or walking up to the beach for the fireworks, as it’s a bit easier than navigating through traffic in your car.


At Homestead we sincerely hope that you and yours will be able to enjoy these local events, as well as the celebrations you already have in store for the holiday weekend.

Stay safe, have fun, and join us in celebrating Independence Day the Cape May Way. Happy 4th from everyone here at Homestead Real Estate!

Wondering what other events will be taking place in Cape May around the 4th of July? You can find all of the upcoming events happening around Cape May on our event calendar:

📅 Cape May Event Calendar

We hope to see you in Cape May this Independence Day!

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