28 Festivals-Events Happening in Cape May

Festivals-events happening in Cape May all year-long.

Some of our favorite festivals-events happening in Cape May this year are listed below. By far, not an exhaustive list. This list doesn’t include concerts in Rotary park or Movies on the beach. Two season-long categories that could be separate blog listings, by themselves.

Starting off in less than 10 days is the Exit Zero Jazz Festival.The City of Cape May is the real star of the Festival. The intimacy of the town coupled with the diversity of the venues all within walking distance, makes it an ideal place to feature the Festival’s European style, one where fest-goers hop from clubs to concert halls and immerse themselves in the excitement and vibrancy of the music! It is an ideal destination for family and friends to connect and enjoy a great time in the festive atmosphere.


April 12-14                             Exit Zero Spring Jazz Festival 

April 21                                     Easter Fashion Stroll

April 26 – May 19                      Cape May Spring Celebration

Sat, April 27                              Cape May Film Festival

May 4th                                    Coast Guard Community Festival

May 9-11                                  Washington Street Mall  Sidewalk Sale – Spring

May 26 – June 14                      Cape May Music Festival

Sat, May 11                              Sip Into Spring Festival

Sat, May 11                              World Series of Birding

May 17-19                                 Spring Birding Festival

Sat, June 1                                Strawberry Festival

Sat, June 22                              Hops Festival

Sat, July 6                                 Independence Day Parade

Sat, August 3                            Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival

Sat, August 31                           Tomato Festival

September 12-14                     Washington Street Mall  Sidewalk Sale – Fall

Sat, September 14                     Harvest Brew Festival

Sat, September 28                     Octoberfest

Sat, October 5                           Lima Bean Festival

October 10-14                           Victorian Weekend

October 17-20                           Fall Birding Festival

October 19-20                          Lighthouse Challenge of NJ

October 19-20                          Cape May Homegrown Festival

October 20                            Trick-or-Treat & Halloween Parade

November 8-10                      Jazz Festival – Fall

December 6                            Christmas Tree Lightings

Sat, December 7                       Christmas Parade

December 12-13                      Hospitality Nights

Please, feel free to save this link. Refer back to it often, we will add and update links as it becomes relevant. By all means link it to your newsletters or websites for some of the best Cape May has to offer in events and festivals.

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  1. David Greene
    May 1, 2019 / 12:41 pm

    Thank you very much for the information, Mr. Cooke. Looking forward to catching the Atlantic Brass Band once again this year, on the day before Memorial Day. Your blog as always is a treasure. I greatly appreciate your extremely valuable reporting and insights.