Cape May’s First Seafood Festival

We’re breaking new ground this weekend in Cape May. The first, in what hopes to be an annual Seafood Festival, takes place on Beach Avenue in front of Convention Hall this Saturday, from 11AM to 9PM.

The first annual Cape May Seafood Festival represents an excellent opportunity to promote the Cape May area as one of the nation’s leading ports in the commercial fishing industry and will also provide all of our regional residents and visitors an opportunity to learn about the fishing industry, taste various kinds of seafood, and participate in an enjoyable and educational festival that will promote tourism throughout the City and the region.

The City of Cape May is partnering with the Cape May Forum organization to create this inaugural event spanning two blocks of Beach Avenue. In addition to fresh seafood provided by local commercial fishermen, there will be three beer trucks, dispensing draft beer. Cape May Brewery will be on hand in the beer area featuring their craft beers.

Cape May is the second largest fishing port on the East Coast, with an emphasis on scallops.

Chef Michael Colameco and the ACCC Culinary Institute will be hosting educational demonstrations. Colameco, who is seen on “Real Food” on PBS, will be giving a cooking lecture inside Convention Hall.

Live music will be performed throughout the afternoon. As a grand finale, the Seafood Festival will be capped by a free beach concert by the very entertaining East Coast band known as the “Beach Bumz” on the rear deck of Convention Hall beginning at 7:00 pm and ending at 9:00 pm.

This a new event venue for Cape May. If successful, perhaps it will pave the way for similar events in the fall along Beach Ave.


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  1. Hugh Murray
    June 29, 2014 / 1:38 pm

    Sorry I had to work the 50th Anniv at the CM Lewes-Ferry event. Would have loved to attended this.