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. The Washington Street Mall is the place to shop, dine and relax. There are over 90 unique shops and restaurants all within 3 blocks. 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.

2020 Calendar of Events

April 3-5 Negro League Baseball Celebration
April 12 Easter Fashion Stroll
April 24 – May 17 Spring Celebration

May 2 Coast Guard Community Festival
May 8 Garden Club Flower Show
May 9 World Series of Birding
May 9 Sip into Spring Festival
May 14-17 Spring Sidewalk Sale
May 14-17 NJ Audubon Spring Bird Festival
May 24 – June 12 Cape May Music Festival
May 30 Spring Celebration Garden Tour

June 1-6 Restaurant Week
June 5-7 Exit Zero Jazz Festival
June 6 Strawberry Festival
June 13 Designer House Tour
June 13 Summer Fun Festival
June 13-14 Boardwalk Craft Show
June 19 Harriet Tubman Museum Opening
June 20 Hops Festival
June 27 Quilt & Fiber Arts Show

July 1 The Duprees Concert
July 4 Fireworks Extravaganza
July 5 Independence Parade
July 8 Lee Greenwood Concert
July 11-12 Promenade Art Show
July 15 The Platters Concert
July 22 Guess Who Concert
July 24 British Invasion Years Concert
July 29 The Manhattans Concert

Aug 1 Jersey Cape Antique Auto Show
Aug 1 Craft Beer and Crab Festival
Aug 5 Mary Wilson Concert
Aug 8-9 Promenade Craft Show
Aug 12 The Hit Men Concert
Aug 19 Modern Gentleman Concert
Aug 21 Music of the Night Tribute Concert
Aug 22-23 Seafarers’ Weekend
Aug 26 Angelus Chorus

Sept 5 Tomato Festival
Sept 5-6 Craft Show
Sept 10-13 Fall Sidewalk Show
Sept 12 Harvest Brew Fest
Sept 12-13 Revolutionary War Weekend
Sept 17-26 Food & Wine Celebration
Sept 23 Run for the Fallen
Sept 25 Designer House Tour
Sept 26 Oktoberfest

Oct 7-11 Victorian Weekend
Oct 10 Lima Bean Festival
Oct 11 Monarch Festival
Oct 11 Crafts & Collectibles Show
Oct 16-18 Autumn Festival/The Bird Show
Oct 17-18 Lighthouse Challenge
Oct 17 Pumpkin Festival
Oct 24 Crafts & Collectibles by the Sea
Oct 31 Hallowed Half Marathon and Relay

Nov 5-8 Restaurant Weekend
Nov 6-8 Sherlock Holmes Weekend
Nov 6-8 Exit Zero Jazz Festival
Nov 11 Veterans Day Ceremony
Nov 14 Fall Crafts & Collectibles
Nov 27-28 Holiday Crafts& Collectibles
Nov 28 Small Business Saturday

Dec 4 Tree Lighting
Dec 5-6 Crafts at Christmas
Dec 5 West Cape May Christmas Parade
Dec 5 Candlelight House Tour
Dec 10-11 Hospitality Night
Dec 12 Holiday Show and Reception
Dec 12 Candlelight House Tour
Dec 16 Angelus Chorus
Dec 19 Candlelight House Tour