It’s here! The unofficial start of summer, that is. And while the calendar may still read May, everyone knows that summer in Cape May will commence with the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Ready or not, here it comes! Let’s take a look at what’s coming up over the next few weeks, as well as why there is still plenty of time to reserve your Cape May vacation, and why you should choose Homestead to do so…
This weekend, The Washington Street Mall will feature the spring edition of its semi-annual sidewalk sale. You’ll be pleased with your finds both inside and out as you stroll your way through the mall. The sale will take place 5/18 through 5/21/17 from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm.
Saturday May 20th will host the West Cape May borough wide yard sale. Rescheduled from 5/13 due to inclement weather, this is a fun way to experience West Cape May. Interact with local residents, and of course remain on the lookout for “new to you” bargains! Don’t forget to keep an eye out for Homestead Rental signs, as West Cape May is lovely area to stay for your Cape May vacation.
On Sunday, 5/21, The Garden Club of Cape May will present their Plant and Bake Sale at the Cape May Rotary Park. Stop by and browse the fine array of flowers, herbs, baked goods, and veggies too! This event is also a great way to check out the beautifully redesigned rotary park, in case you missed it last season.
On Saturday, May 27th, it’s yard sale time again. This time, the venue is the Cape May Kiwanis Club and the time is 7 am-2 pm. Memorial Day weekend is prime time for yard sales, so be on the lookout for many others as you stroll in and around town.
Sunday, May 28th kicks off the 28th annual Cape May Music Festival, presented by Cape May’s Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities. The festival will run from May 28th through June 15th. The opening act on 5/28 will be the Atlantic Brass Band. The band will perform an array of American music, perfectly coinciding with the Memorial Day weekend. Come to the Rotary Bandstand, just adjacent to the Washington Street Mall and center of town, and get into the summer spirit with some truly fine music.
A Memorial Day Ceremony of Remembrance will be held on Monday, May 29th at 9 am (until about 11:00 am) at the All Wars Monument, located on Columbia Avenue. All are welcome to join.
Memorial Day weekend is a time of relaxation and anticipation for the season that is to come. With nearly every business in town opening their doors, some of the most fun to be had lies in simply biking or walking around and experiencing new establishments, as well as returning to your old favorites. Many long time Cape May vacationers were first introduced to the town during a holiday weekend stay. Why not let yourself become one of them!
Whether you have or have not been to Cape May, we want to remind you that we still have vacation rental availability for the upcoming 2017 season. In fact, we expect to see the usual surge in reservations after the Memorial Day weekend. Don’t lose out on your chance for a vacation. Homestead features rental properties for a wide range of styles and budgets. And speaking of budgets, did you know that you can place a reservation with Homestead and conveniently make payment with a credit card? (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover). Furthermore, Homestead handles our own payment processing and absorbs the cost of all credit card fees. We believe paying with your credit card is a necessary convenience, not a privilege. It’s just one more reason why we are the clear choice for all of your Cape May vacation rental needs.
As we move towards the month of June, we’d like to remind everyone that the ever popular West Cape May Strawberry Festival will be taking place on Saturday, June 3rd at Wilbraham Park. It’s a fantastic way to take part in a local tradition and kick off your summer.
On Saturday June 10th and Sunday, June 11th, Homestead will be sponsoring a very special event! Join the renowned Dr. Ysaye Barnwell, former member of Sweet Honey in the Rock, for “Building a Vocal Community”. This exciting event will show community unity through music! Events for both days will take place at the Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave., Cape May, NJ.
We hope everyone is eagerly anticipating the start of the summer, and we’d like to wish you a peaceful and relaxing Memorial Day weekend. We hope to see you here in town as you help us welcome in another summer season over the next few weeks.