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.

2019 Calendar of Events

April 27 Cape May Film Festival
April 26 – May 19 Spring Celebration

May 4 USCG Cape May Community Festival
May 11 36th Annual World Series of Birding
May 11 Great Cape May Footrace 5k-10k
May 11 Sip into Spring Festival
May 16 -19 Spring Sidewalk Sale
May 26 – May 14 Cape May Music Festival

June 1 Strawberry Festival
June 2 – 9 Cape May Restaurant Week
June 8 – 9 Boardwalk Craft Show
June 15 Summer Fun Festival

July 3 Concert – Pure Prairie League and Orleans
July 4 Fireworks on the Beach
July 6 Independence Parade
July 10 Concert – Max Weinberg’s Jukebox
July 12 – 14 Promenade Art Show
July 17 Concert – Jay and the Americans
July 19 Concert – The British Invasion Years
July 20 Jersey Cape Antique Auto Show
July 24 Concert – Herman’s Hermits
July 31 Concert – Mavis Staples

August 3 Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival
August 7 Concert – Jay Siegel’s Tokens
August 10 – 11 Promenade Craft Show
August 14 Concert – The Stylistics
August 21 Concert – The Drifters
August 31 – Sept 1 Summer Send-Off Craft Show

Sept 7 Tomato Festival
Sept 12 -15 Fall Sidewalk Sale
Sept 14 Harvest Brew Fest
Sept 25 Run for the Fallen
Sept 28 Oktoberfest

Oct 5 Autumn Crafts & Collectibles Show
Oct 10 – 14 Victorian Weekend
Oct 12 Lima Bean Festival
Oct 14 Crafts & Collectibles
Oct 18-20 Autumn Festival/ The Bird Show
Oct 19-20 Lighthouse Challenge
Oct 24 Antiques & Collectibles Auction
Oct 25 – 27 Sherlock Holmes Weekend
Oct 26 Crafts & Collectibles by the Sea
Oct 31 – Nov 3 Restaurant Weekend

Nov 1 -3 Sherlock Holmes Weekend
Nov 2 Fall Crafts & Collectibles Show
Nov 7 – 10 Exit Zero Jazz Festival
Nov 29 -30 Holiday Crafts & Collectibles

Dec 6 Tree Lighting
Dec 7 -8 Crafts at Christmas
Dec 7 West Cape My Christmas Parade
Dec 7,14,28 Candlelight House Tours
Dec 12 – 13 Hospitality Nights