Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of Summer and there is so much going on in Cape May for the upcoming three-day weekend to kick off the 2019 season!
Finally, the long cold winter is a memory and we can now look forward to fun filled days at the beach! Memorial Day Weekend is also the time that we give thanks and honor those fallen men and women who gave their lives serving our country.
On Memorial Day, there will be a wreath laying observance held at the US Coast Guard Training Center and the All Wars Monument on Columbia Avenue at 9AM. Then, from 11AM to 1PM, the City of Cape May and American Legion Harry Snyder Post 193 will conduct a Memorial Day Ceremony inside Convention Hall. The United States Coast Guard Training Center Cape May detachments will participate with Flotilla 8-2 of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary in presenting the Rifle Salute and launching of the flower boat from Gurney Street Beach. The public is welcomed to attend the ceremonies and honor our Veterans.
To start off the holiday weekend, stop by the Willow Creek Winery for Fire Pit Friday to unwind, sit by the fire, and enjoy the sunset over the vineyard. In addition to Willow Creek Winery, there is the Cape May Winery or Nauti Spirits in North Cape May. Also, you can visit one Cape May County’s new breweries that have opened in the last couple of months. Gusto Brewery in North Cape May and COHO Brewery in Cape May Court House are two breweries that you must visit, and both are only a short drive from town.
Celebrating 30 years of bringing beautiful music to Cape May, the Cape May Music Festival brings classical, chamber, jazz and much more to the Festival from May 26 to June 14, 2019. Over the weekend, The Atlantic Brass Band will perform on Sunday, May 26 at 7PM at the Rotary Bandstand, Lafayette and Decatur Streets, or at the Cape May Convention Hall if the weather is uncooperative.
Also, remember that as of Memorial Day through Labor Day, you will need a beach tag to visit the beach.
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.