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MAY EVENTS
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Painted Ladies, Porches & More Walking Tour: 1-31. Cape May. Every Tuesday and Thursday. Take a walk from the Physick Estate to the Washington Street Mall with a knowledgeable guide and experience charming Cape May, a National Historic Landmark city, up close. Delight in beautiful gardens as you learn about Victorian architecture and Cape May's colorful history along the way. Comfortable shoes recommended. Tour only: $15 adults; $10 children (ages 3-12) www.capemaymac.org

Spring Sidewalk Sale: 1-2:  Stone Harbor.  The local stores will open their doors for great shopping and promotions throughout town. Plan a weekend of shopping on everything including clothing, shoes, toys, beach gear, home décor and more!  www.stoneharborchamber.com www.stoneharborchamber.com
 
Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales: 1-2: Ocean City. 6th-14th Streets on the Boardwalk and Asbury Ave. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

Beyou Arts Academy Presents “Matlida”: 1-2: Byrne Plaza. 3400 Pacific Ave., Downtown Wildwood. Live showtimes are 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., tickets $10 each. Rain date 5/8 & 5/9. 856.266.4154 or www.beyouartsnj.com www.oceancityvacation.com
 
Spirit Bands “Spring Tournament” Cheer Competition: 2. Wildwoods Convention Center. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. No spectators. 856.783.7611.  www.spiritbrands.org www.oceancityvacation.com
 
Spring Block Party: 2. Ocean City. Over 350 crafters, food vendors, music & more. Asbury Ave. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

NJ State Gymnastics Championship: 7-9. Wildwoods Convention Center. 609.704.9700. www.usaigc.com www.oceancityvacation.com

Martin Z. Mollusk Day: 8: Ocean City.  Come and find out if summer is coming early.  11 a.m.at 9th St. Beach.  Hit recording artist Jackie Evancho will be on hand to assist with the festivities.  800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com
 
Modern Muscle Car Invasion: 8: Ocean City.  Modern muscle cars displayed on the Boardwalk, 5th-14th Streets.  12-5 p.m.  www.modernmusclecarinvasion.com www.modernmusclecarinvasion.com
 
Jackie Evancho In Concert With The Ocean City Pops: 8: Ocean City.7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier.  Jackie Evancho has released a string of platinum and gold albums with sales of over 3 million in the U.S. For tickets, call 609-399-6111 or  www.oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice www.oceancityvacation.com
 

Spring Crafts & Collectibles Show: 8. Cape May. Shop and browse outdoors on the grounds of the beautiful Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. among crafters and collectibles dealers from the tri-state region. www.capemaymac.org

NJ Audubon’s World Series Of Birding:
9. Teams of birders seek to tally as many species of birds by sight or sound in a 24-hour period within New Jersey. Registration required. www.njaudubon.org

NJ Audubon’s Cape May Spring Festival: 14-17. Cape May and Delaware Bayshore. Celebrate spring and enjoy a weekend in North America’s most famous bird watching destination. Nature walks, boat trips, indoor programs and keynote speeches by internationally recognized wildlife habitat experts. Registration required. www.njaudubon.org

Spirit Bands “North American Spirit Tournament” Cheer Competition: 16: Wildwoods Convention Center. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. No spectators. 856.783.7611. www.spiritbrands.org www.oceancityvacation.com

Captain Kidd Pirate Day: 16. North Wildwood. Pirate parade followed by treasure hunt at 19th & the beach, North Wildwood. 609-522-2955. www.NorthWildwood.com

OCNJ Triathlon/Duathlon: 17. Ocean City. ¼ mile pool swim, 2M Run/16M Bike/2M Run. Includes a Kids’ course. 609-399-6111. www.ocnj.us/race-events

War At The Jersey Shore: Nat’l Youth Wrestling Tournament:  20-22.  Wildwoods Convention Center. 856.642.7592.  www.AtlanticCoastWrestling.com
 
Murder Mystery Dinners: 22, 29. Cape May. Enjoy a four-course dinner and watch the mystery and drama unfold around you during "All Bets Are Off," this spring's Murder Mystery Dinner at Aleathea's Restaurant, at the historic Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St. Admission is limited. $65 includes a four-course dinner. www.capemaymac.org

Pour Into Summer: Wine Festival: 22-23.   Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave., Wildwood. Sat & Sun: 12-5 p.m. 609.758.5400. www.NewJerseyWineEvents.com

Wildwoods International Kite Festival: 22-25. The Wildwoods. Begins with the opening of the Kite Sales Tent. Followed by the illuminated night kite fly. The East Coast Stunt Kite Championships on the beach as well as kite exhibits and workshops. FREE to spectators. 732-822-4884. www.SkyFestivals.com

Lighthouse Full Moon Climbs: 26. Cape May. Don't miss the romance of a nighttime climb to the top of the Cape May Lighthouse. These special opportunities are only offered a handful of times each year, during a full moon. Regardless of a clear or cloudy night sky, you will join a select group who have experienced stepping out onto the Watch Gallery at nighttime. Revel in the view of the Delaware Bay and the southern tip of New Jersey from the highest vantage point on the peninsula. The Cape May Lighthouse is located at Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township (next to Cape May Point Borough Hall in Cape May Point), at 215 Lighthouse Ave., and normally closes at dusk. Admission for these special nighttime climbs is $20 for adults and $10 for children (ages 3-12). www.capemaymac.org

Unlocking Of The Ocean And Business Persons Plunge:
  28: Ocean City.  Participants dress in business suits, carry briefcases and march into the ocean to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance to welcome the new season.  Noon at Moorlyn terrace St. Beach.  800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

Regional Gymnastics Championship:  28-30. Wildwoods Convention Center. 609.704.9700.  www.usaigc.com www.oceancityvacation.com
 
Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market Season Kick-Off:  29.  Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave, Wildwood. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Every Saturday through Labor Day Weekend! 609.523.1602.  www.DOOWW.com
 
Color Run At Annual Beach Opening Event: 29: Stone Harbor. The first 200 people to sign up will receive a free t-shirt. This is a family friendly event, not timed! www.stoneharborrecreation.com

Memorial Day Weekend Boardwalk Craft Show: 29-30. Boardwalk at Rio Grande Ave. Sat: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sun: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 609-522-0378 or 609-522-0198
 
Wildwood Crest Summer Kick-Off Concert: 30.  Centennial Park, Fern Rd. & Ocean Ave, Wildwood Crest. 7:30 p.m. 609.523.0202.  www.WildwoodCrest.org

Stone Harbor Farmers Market:
30: Every Sunday until Sept. 12. 95th St. & Second Ave. from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It's back with our produce and retail vendors. We have added 3 new food trucks. www.shnj.org www.shnj.org

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