First United Methodist Church, Fern Rd. & Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Display of antique, classic and customized hot/street rods. Cars must be 25 years old or older to qualify in NJ Vintage Cars on display for public to view. Trophies will be awarded to winners. Refreshments available for purchase. Registration fee for participants, FREE to spectators. 609.522.5256
Heather Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest. 8:30 a.m. 5K out-and-back beach run, along with a one-mile fun run/walk, beginning and ending at the foot of the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier. All participants registered by July 26 will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt, as supplies last. Late registration/check-in/packet pickup at Wildwood Crest Pier Recreation Center Friday, Aug. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. Race-day registration begins 7 a.m. Rain or shine event. Registration fee required. For further information, visit http://www.VisitWildwoodCrest.com or call 609. 523.0202.
Wildwoods Convention Center. Mixed martial arts fighting competition with contestants from the tri-state area. Sat: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Competitions feature 400 gi and no-gi divisions. Saturday features adults and teens only, and Sunday features children only. Tickets are $10 in advance until July 25 and $15 at the door thereafter. Children 7 years old and under are free. For more information or to purchase tickets call 860-295-0403 or visit http://www.NagaFighter.com.
Inauguaral swim-bike-run competition for female competitors only beginning at 7 a.m. Swim held in ocean at Rambler Road, bike through the streets of Wildwood Crest, and run on the beach. For more information, call 609.523.0202 or visit http://www.memracing.com/queen-of-the-crest.html.
Held at Fox Park (Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues) in Wildwood from 5:30-8:30 p.m. A yearly event that offers an ideal opportunity to build neighborhood unity and strengthen police-community partnerships in a continuing effort to build a better City and safer America. FREE games, food, prizes, dunk tank and much more! Bring the entire family out for a fun night. Sponsored by the Wildwood Police Department. For more info, call 609.522.2444 ext. 2325.
Held at 8th Avenue Field in North Wildwood from 5:30-8:30 p.m. A yearly event that offers an ideal opportunity to build neighborhood unity and strengthen police-community partnerships in a continuing effort to build a better City and safer America. City departments will set up displays around the block, representing police, fire, public works, beach patrol and recreation. Enjoy a FREE barbeque, snow cones, games, various activities for children including a dunk tank, hourly giveaways, and more. A movie will begin after dark. Sponsored by the City of North Wildwood Police Department. For more info, call 609.522.2030 ext. 1503.
The Harlem Globetrotters are offering a 2-hour Skills Clinic at the Wildwoods Convention Center from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. daily. The clinic is led by Globetrotters players and is designed to take fans ages 6 to 12 behind the magic of the Globetrotters' skills, and participants will also learn about the importance of staying active and eating healthy. Participants in the clinic do not need prior basketball experience. A spot in the Skills Clinic costs $49 and includes a voucher for one complimentary ticket to any of the four games in Wildwood (valued up to $45.) Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at http://www.Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000, or at the Wildwoods Convention Center Box Office. Space in the clinic is strictly limited to ensure each participant has the best experience. For more information visit www.HarlemGlobetrotters.com/Wildwood.
Returning to the Wildwoods Convention Center Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m. nightly. Four fun-filled shows to entertain the entire family and Globetrotters include Handles Franklin, Hi-Lite Bruton, TNT Maddox, Ant Atkinson, Buckets Blakes, Cheese Chisholm, Stretch Middleton, Bones Millien and Quake Milum. (Line-up is subject to change.) Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at http://www.Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000, at www.HarlemGlobetrotters.com/Wildwood or at the Wildwoods Convention Center Box Office. Discounts are available for groups of 10+, Boy/Girl Scouts, corporations and non-profits. Contact Globetrotters group sales at 800-641-4667.
A day long festival celebrating great lighthouse heritage at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, 111 N. Central Avenue in North Wildwood. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. FREE admission to the formal event which begins at 10 a.m. with guest speakers including elected state and local officials, historians and U.S. Coast Guard representatives. There will be 2 color guards featuring the Coast Guard and the North Wildwood VFW as well as bag pipe music.The event will also feature additional special guests, authors, artists and museum displays, food, children's activity tent and more. 609.522.4520 or http://www.HerefordLighthouse.org
Enjoy a relaxing stroll with us on the Wildwoods Boardwalk at our annual family walk to fight ovarian cancer! Entrance fee for participants. Check-in/registration 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Walk starts at 11 a.m. 267.496.6419 or http://www.sandyovarian.org
Rebel Image Tattoo presents a full blown tattoo expo and show in the Wildwoods Convention Center. It's a weekend full of incredible artistry and fun events - major national tattoo artists, live tattooing, a traveling tattoo museum, contests, and so much more. Over 150 tattoo artists will be attending, including celebrity tattooers such as Amy Nicoletto (formerly of LA Ink), Ink Master Contestants (Gentle Jay Blondel, MMA figther Mark Matthews, Nick D'Angelo, Joseph Matisa, Jackie Jennings, Jerome Taylor, Kamala Smith, Matthew Spillane & James Vaughn), Ali Baker (Best Ink Season 2 Finalist), Tattoo Tony Rodriguez (personal artist to Bret Michaels & Lynyrd Skynyrd) & many more! A tattoo swim suit contest will take place Saturday at 7 p.m. where the winner will get a spread in Rebel Ink Magazine. Some artists will be featuring tebori tattooing (the original Japanese style of tattooing.) There will also be a Lucky Daredevil Thrillshow; the world's strongest man, Titano Stongman, will be performing; Industry Legend Philadelphia Eddie will be signing his books; and Butch Patrick best know as Eddie Munster will be attending. FRI & SAT: Noon - 11 p.m.; SUN: Noon - 6 p.m. $20 per day or $40 for the entire weekend. For more info about the show call 609.889.2422 or visit http://www.WildwoodTattoo.com for a detailed schedule of events. For more information about Rebel Image Tattoo visit www.RebelImageTattoo.com.
11th Annual event. Consists of a triathlon (.25 mile ocean swim, 10 mile bike and 5k run) in addition to a separate 5k running event as well as a shorter kids swim/run event. The Tri Wildwoods Health and Wellness Expo is at Wildwood Catholic School on Friday, August 15th. Tri the Wildwoods is one of Jersey Shore's elite sporting events! Age-group winners receive awards and a massive prize raffle for everyone immediately following the event. All participants are treated to a catered HOT breakfast on the beach. Race begins at 6:30 a.m. at 15th Avenue & the beach. Fee for participants only.609.849.8393 or visit http://www.DelmoSports.com.
Raging Waters Water Park, Morey's Piers at Schellenger Avenue & the Boardwalk, Wildwood. 7:30 p.m. Join us in celebrating our 20th year racing rubber ducks! Morey's Piers hosts this annual benefit for the Cape May County United Way. Watch as thousands of little yellow ducks race at Raging Waters for great prizes. Free to spectators. 609.404.4483 ext 14. Click here for additional info: http://unitedforimpact.org/cape-may/local-initiatives/rubber-ducky-regatta
The Wildwood Beach Patrol in cooperation with the Lunch with Lynch Foundation will be holding this event on the Wildwood Beach at Schellenger Avenue at low tide on the waters edge. 9 a.m. The event will be a family friendly event for all ages with awards for categories including best dressed 609.522.2444 ext 2455 or wildwoodnj.org.
The 5K run will take place along the Wildwoods Boardwalk beginning at Rio Grande Avenue. Registration and check-in is at 7:00 a.m. on the beach at Rio Grande Avenue, with race start time at 8:00 a.m. $25 early online registration (until Aug 23rd) or $30 day of registration. All runners will receive a 2014 Run Now for Autism Speaks t-shirt and medals will be awarded to the top three men, women and children. All proceeds benefit Autism Speaks. For more information call 856.858.5400 or visit http://events.autismspeaks.org/wildwoods5K
Wildwoods Convention Center. Hosting hundreds of roller derby enthusiasts, skaters and vendors, featuring hard-hitting games and various other skate-inspired festivities. Male and female roller derby skaters throughout the country are expected to attend and will be playing using the Modern Athletic Derby Endeavor Rule Set. Tournaments begin at 1 p.m. with the main event at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 online or $15 at the door; students, military and children under 12 are $10. Children 6 and under are free. For more information, a complete list of events and schedule, or to purchase tickets visit http://www.CoastalDerbyExpo.com.
Special Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Extravaganza to end the summer season on the beach at Pine Avenue in Wildwood at 10 p.m. Visible from almost anywhere in the Wildwoods! Free. 609.523.1602 or http://www.DoWildwood.com
Ed's Funcade - 3700 Boardwalk at Lincoln Avenue in Wildwood featuring a World Championship Skeeball Tournament. Free to enter. $1,000 first place and Ed's "Boardwalk Cup." Qualify from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.; finals follow. 609.729.3223 or http://www.EdsFuncade.com
End the summer season at Fox Park (Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues) in Wildwood from noon-midnight. A family festival including crafts, games, rides, great food and continuous FREE live entertainment. 609.522.2444 or http://www.wildwoodnj.org