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 Watcher 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

2018 Calendar of Events
February 14 and 16 – An Evening of Burlesque
February 17 – Chocolate Lovers Feast
February 17 – Cape May Wine Trail
February 17 – 18 Winter Crafts & Collectibles
February 18 – Chili & Chowder Cook Off
February 18 – Cape May Wine School

March 16 – 18 Sherlock Holmes Weekend
March 17 2nd Annual Polar Plunge
March 17 – 18 Spring Shoppin’ & Sippin’ Weekend

April 6 – 8 Cape May Film Festival
April 20 – 22 Exit Zero Jazz Festival
April 27 – May 20 Cape May’s Spring Celebration
April 27 – May 24 Cape May’s Designer Show House

May 12 Sip into Spring Festival
May 12 35th Annual World Series of Birding
May 12 39th Annual Great Cape May Footrace
May 17 – 20 Spring Sidewalk Sale
May 19 Armed Forces Day
May 27 – June 14 29th Annual Cape May Music Festival
May 29 – June 14 Cape May’s Designer Show House

June 2 Strawberry Festival
June 3 – 10 Cape May Restaurant Week
June 9 – 10 Boardwalk Craft Show
June 23 Hops Festival

July 4 Fireworks Extravaganza
July 7 Independence Parade
July 11 – 15 The 1940s Cabaret
July 13 – 15 Promenade Art Shoe
July 14 Antique Auto Show
July 17 – 21 The 1940s Cabaret
July 20 – The British Invasion Years Concert

August 4 7th Annual Craft Beer & Crab Festival
August 11 – 12 Promenade Art Show
August 24 – September 6 Cape May’s Designer Show House

September 1 Tomato Festival
September 1 – 2 Promenade Craft Show
September 13 – 16 Fall Sidewalk Sale
September 14 – 23 Food & Wine Celebration
September 15 Harvest Brew Fest

October 6 Lima Bean Festival
October 4 – 8 Victorian Weekend
October 11 – 31 Cape May’s Designer Show House
October 13 Crafts & Collectibles
October 20 – 21 Home Grown Festival
October 20 – 21 Lighthouse Challenge
October 12 – 31 Halloween Happenings
October 26 – 28 Sherlock Holmes Weekend

November 1 – 4 Restaurant Week
November 2 – 4 Sherlock Holmes Weekend
November 3 Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
November 23 – 24 Holiday Crafts Fair
November 24 Mall Tree Lighting
November 30 City of Cape May Tree Lighting

December 1 Candlelight House Tour
December 1 West Cape May Christmas Parade
December 1 – 2 Crafts at Christmas
December 6 – 7 Hospitality Night
December 8 Candlelight House Tour
December 15 Candlelight House Tour