The sounds, sights and smells of Spring are all around town… Longer days, fragrant flowers fill the air, trees beginning to bloom, birds chirping and seagulls squealing with excitement of the beach picnics to come. Dolphins and “whales” have been sighted dancing in the bay. The cold winds are receding and are being replaced with the gentle breezes of Spring.
The upcoming season will be here before you know it. Before you have your bathing suits on, your toes in the sand and all over the house, now is the time that you can enjoy Cape May’s pre-season events.
It’s also the last chance to rent a beautiful Cape May vacation home for a partial week. What’s better than enjoying a few days in town before the crowds arrive for the Summer season? Come on down; relax, unwind and enjoy Cape May at it’s fullest!
So many things to see and do during Cape May’s Spring Celebration, now through May 19. There’s something for everyone to experience and enjoy in Spring 2019.
If Bingo is your game, there’s the Brunch and Bingo at the Beach. Or, if you enjoy our wonderful New Jersey wines, hop on the Cape May Wine Trail. And for those chocolate lover’s, you must make a reservation for the Chocolate Lover’s Feast at the Washington Inn on May 11th – an event you can’t miss.
Take that special woman in your life to brunch on Mother’s Day. So many choices … enjoy a beachfront brunch at Aleathea’s at the Inn, or on the farm at Beach Plum Farm, and for jazz lovers, the Emlin Physick Estate offers a Jazz brunch. Click here for more suggestions of places to celebrate Mom.
On Saturday, May 11th, enjoy the Sip Into Spring Festival at the Emlin Physick Estate. Come and celebrate spring’s rebirth with exciting outdoor gardening demonstrations, food, wine and music. Enjoy demonstrations and crafts. You can even make your own personal succulent tea cup! Great local vendors will be there serving their finest fares.
Both dolphins and whales have been sighted playing in the waters off the coast, in both the ocean and bay this blooming spring. Be sure to book a trip while visiting Cape May. Trips are daily: Dolphin and Whale Watching.
On Labor Day we honor the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength and prosperity of the country. It was the ultimate long weekend that marked the end of summer and the beginning of fall. The town was filled to the brim with vacationers and so many great events were going on, but don’t worry, there are still great things happening.
On Saturday, September 8th, Gregg Carpenter plays at Tiki Ten 35 and Greg Jones at Hawk Haven Winery. At 8:00 pm, after an early dinner, we would recommend stopping by Cape May Stage to end the night with a classic play – The Lion in Winter.
On Sunday, September 9th, you should sign up for the Ugly Mugs annual Froth Blowing Competition. The winner gets a custom Mug and a trophy! The competition starts at 4:00 pm and the sign up is $5.
Bring a chair and enjoy the Patriot Day Ceremony at the west end of Beach Avenue at the Cove on Tuesday, September 11th. It will be the 17thAnniversary of the tragic events of 9/11, a day we will never forget.
Other great events going on around town are The Honeyhawks playing at Harry’s on Wednesday, September 12th and MJ Nestor on Thursday. On Friday, September 14th spend the afternoon sampling the wine at Willow Creek Winery. The Cape May Wine Trail includes lunch at the Carriage House Cafe and Tearoom and a brief tour and wine tasting at Willow Creek Winery. Space is limited, and you should purchase tickets in advance.
If you love to cook at home and are looking for healthy, fresh food, grown locally, you should check the fresh produce stands we have around.
- Duckies Farm Stand – 736 Broadway, Cape May
- Beach Plum Farms – 140 Stevens Street, Cape May
- No Frills Farm – 1028 Seashore Road, Cape May
- Legates Farm Market – 3400 Bayshore Road, Cape May
- Rea’s Farm Market – 400 Stevens Street, West Cape May
- Central Park Produce – at the turn of Central and Park in West Cape May
- Bad Cat Farm – New England Road on the way to Higbee Beach
- Higbee Farm Stand – New England Road on the way to Higbee Beach
If you want to come for a long weekend or a week, there are still properties available for you to choose from! Our rental department is only a phone call away and we are here to help you find the perfect property. Give us a call NOW at 609.884.1888.