July in Cape May

The summer is in full swing and the town is more alive than ever. The Independence Day has come and gone, and we hope you had a great spot to watch the fireworks. If this was your first time in Cape May for 4th of July, now you understand why it is so popular and why it’s a tradition for so many people. If you are here or planning to visit soon, we have plenty of recommendations for you to do or see while you are here!

On Saturday, July 14th, if you are in the mood for some good music, Gregg Carpenter will play at Tiki Ten 35, 12pm- 5:00pm; The Bastard Sons of Captain Mey play at Harry’s, 4 – 8pm and Jack Melton Band at Rotary Park, 7 – 9pm; The Squares play at Nauti Distillery, 6:30-9:30pm. On the Promenade, the annual ArtShow takes place and you can buy great pieces from local vendors.

There are a few things that are available the entire month of July! Carroll Gallery exhibits “Capturing Cape May’s Architecture: The Making of a National History Landmark” and it’s a free admission. Also, you can go on a narrated boat cruise around Cape Island. and learn more about the history of the resort and area marine life.

On Monday, July 16, Marnie and Nate play at Harry’s (4-8 pm), Jon Pruitt at Merion Inn, 5:30 – 10:30pm; Odessa Klezmer at Rotary Park (7-9pm) and Cape May Stage presents Jimmy Webb, 8-10pm;

On Tuesday, July 17, stop by at Willow Creek Winery for a fun trivia Night or go at the Convention Hall and see the best magic show presented by The Great Magician.

Did you know you can see movies on the beach in Cape May? Every Thursday during the summer, you can watch a movie on the beach on a big screen by the Convention Hall. Grab a blanket and some snacks and stop by Thursday, July 19 to see X-Men Apocalypse from 8:30 pm until 11:00 pm.

If you want to see a theater play, East Lynne Theater Company presents ” On the Sunny Side of the Street” on July 21 and “Arsenic and Old Lace” on July 25th.

Another great family activity for all ages is 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, or you can stop by at the Lighthouse for a Christmas in July craft show, 10am – 2pm on Wednesday, July 25.

Having the best beaches, amazing restaurants and great events, Cape May has something for everyone. If you haven’t booked your summer rental yet, we still have options for you! Check our inventory HERE, or give us a call at 609.884.1888 and our rental Reservationist will help you find the perfect property.

Cape May is Hoppin’!

All of us here in Cape May are just overwhelmed (in a good way) with the number of visitors who are coming here this summer.  We’re sure this is one of the best seasons that anyone has seen in years. double rainbowWhy, you ask?  Well, Cape May seems to have reached new levels of exposure to what we think is the whole world! Look through our past blogs to see the “Best Of” lists that Cape May has been honored to receive mention! Luckily, we’ve been ready for our close-up for a long time! In fact, just the other day, right around dusk, Facebook exploded with tons of gorgeous photos of a gorgeous double rainbow. Spectacular!

While you’re here, enjoy our expansive beaches and restaurants, shops and entertainment. Of course, we think the BEST way to experience Cape May is on foot or under pedal-power. Just remember that at this time of year, there are a lot of visitors who are new to town and not yet comfy with traffic patterns, so be sure to give bikers and walkers a little wider berth!

It’s August…the busiest weeks of the summer, and there is A LOT happening! Chrisgs-smEnjoy lots of live music at local venues like The Rusty Nail, Boiler Room, The Brown Room, Mad Batter, Elaine’s, Harry’s, Willow Creek Winery, Hawk Haven Winery, Cabanas, Fins, Merion Inn, The Ugly Mug, Delaney’s…just about everywhere!

There is also excellent live Equity theater both at Cape May Stage and East Lynne Theaters; peterBe sure to catch Herman’s Hermits with honey-toned heartthrob, Peter Noone at Convention Hall on August 3rd followed by Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder on August 10th. Cape May is proud to host many headlining performers throughout the summer, so keep your eyes peeled for local sightings!

elfEnjoy Cape May’s FREE Movies on the Beach near Convention Hall, Thursdays at 8:30pm – ELF showing on 8/6 and SPACE BALLS on 8/13. Bring your beach chairs and blankets!

Visit the Victor Grasso Art Exhibit “The Naturalist” at SOMA Art Gallery on Carpenter’s Square Mall thru August.

Don’t forget to pick up some fresh produce and lots of other goodies at West Cape May Farmer’s Market on Tuesdays behind borough hall on Broadway from 3-8pm on Tuesdays; Feeling like you have happy feet?

Try out your do-si-do and promenade lefts and rights at Square Dance Nights on Wednesdays at Congress Hall!

meerwaldOne of our favorite things to do in Cape May is to go for an afternoon, evening or specially themed sail on New Jersey’s Tall Ship, the beautifully restored A.J. Meerwald.  This magnificent vessel will be docked in Cape May from August 15-30. You can even sign your children up for the Meerwald’s “Sailor For a Day” program or their wonderful Pirate Sails! You’ll need reservations, so visit their website for details.

There’s really too much to list here, but you can get the 411, the lowdown, the skinny and the scoop by visiting the event listings pages at capemay.com or find events through our mobile app. You can also scour the event and activity listings in the local papers and event guides. We hope your stay in Cape May is a memorable one.  Re-book your rental property before you depart or find a new one by calling us at 888-309-7454 or by visiting our easy-to-use website!

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