Things to Do in Cape May

Stay at our accommodations at Luther Ogden Inn while discovering the wide variety of activities and events that Cape May has to offer. First-­time visitors always enjoy one of the trolley rides and a tour of the Physick Estate. Horse and carriage rides leave from the mall area. In the spring, summer and fall, the Dolphin and Whale Watch provides a trip around the island by sea and many dolphin sightings. The lighthouse at Cape May Point is not to be missed. Every evening in the summer, there is a very moving flag ceremony which honors a veteran at Sunset Beach. You can search for Cape May diamonds there, too! Cape May is a great walking and biking town. The New York Times called Cape May “the restaurant capital of the world”. There are so many excellent food venues…some casual, some BYOB, and some more formal.

Calendar of Events

2017 Calendar of Events

June 17 Cape May Summerfest
June 17 Antiques and Fine Craft Fair
June 24 Cape May Hops Festival
June 29 Night Art Market at Physick Estate

July 1 Independence Parade
July 3 “Jumper” Concert w/fireworks at Ferry Terminal (free)
July 4 Fireworks Extravaganza
July 5 Summer Concert – Herman’s Hermits
July 7-9 Promenade Art Show
July 12 Summer Concert – Tommy James & The Shondells
July 12 “Danny V’s 52nd St. Band” (Billy Joel Tribute) at Ferry Terminal (free)
July 15 Antique Auto Show
July 19 Summer Concert – Arlo Guthrie
July 19 “Amish Outlaws” Concert at Ferry Terminal (free)
July 26 Summer Concert – Jay & The Americans
July 26 “B Street Band” (Springsteen Tribute) at Ferry Terminal (free)
July 27 Night Art Market at Physick Estate
July 31 Summer Concert – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

August 2 “Glimmer Twins” Concert (Rolling Stones Tribute) at Ferry Terminal (free)
August 5 Craft Beer & Crab Festival
August 9 Summer Concert – Aaron Neville
August 9 “Soul Cruisers” (R&B) at Ferry Terminal (free)
August 12-13 Promenade Craft Show
August 16 Summer Concert – Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals
August 16 “Philbilly” Concert (Country) at Ferry Terminal (free)
August 23 Summer Concert – Mary Wilson of the Supremes
August 23 “Separate Ways” Concert (Journey Tribute) at Ferry Terminal (free)
August 31 Night Art Market at Physick Estate

September 2-3 Summer Send-Off Craft Show
September 2 Tomato Festival
September 9 Dragon Boat Festival
September 14-17 Fall Sidewalk Sale
September 15-24 Food & Wine Celebration
September 16 Harvest Brew Fest
September 30 Oktoberfest on Jackson Street
September 30 Crafts and Collectibles at the Physick Estate

October 6-9 Victorian Weekend
October 7 Lima Bean Festival
October 8 Crafts & Collectibles Show
October 14 Harvest Festival Crafts & Collectibles
October 20-22 NJ Audubon Festival/The Bird Show

November 3-5 Sherlock Holmes Weekend
November 4 Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
November 10-12 Exit Zero Jazz Festival
November 18 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
November 24-25 Holiday Crafts Fair

December 1 City of Cape May Tree Lighting
December 2-3 Crafts at Christmas
December 2 Christmas Parade
December 2 Candlelight House Tour
December 3-5 Dickens Christmas Extravaganza
December 7-8 Hospitality Nights
December 9 Candlelight House Tour
December 16 Candlelight House Tour The Luther Ogden Inn is one of the inns on tour tonight.