05/26/2017 – 05/29/2017
Wildwoods International Kite Festival
The largest kite festival in North America featuring kite makers from around the world flying their most incredible colorful creations! The event is held on the beach at Rio Grande Avenue and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. Festival kicks off on Friday at 12 noon with the ‘Unlocking of the Ocean’ ceremony on the beach next to the Wildwoods Convention Center. Festivities follow with the opening of the kite sales tent and the 9 p.m. illuminated kite fly.
Saturday and Sunday include the East Coast Stunt Kite Championships on the beach, beginning at 9 a.m., as well as kite workshops and family games. Monday will feature the World Indoor Kite Competition inside the Wildwoods Convention Center from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. where kite fliers will showcase their impressive ability to fly a kite without wind! Entire event is FREE to spectators! Call 732.822.4884 or visit http://www.SkyFestivals.com for a detailed schedule of events.
It’s time to get your feet sandy! Come join us to officially start the summer season at 12 noon on the Andrews Avenue beach next to the Widwoods Convention Center. A large, ornate key will be used to ‘unlock’ the ocean, along with tourism and city officials, guest speakers and more than 300 elementary school children with kites in the air. This event is FREE to attend. 609.729.9000
As I go around town working on IT issues at boardwalk stores, motels, marinas and restaurants I see plumbers, electricians, builders, concrete and pool services at almost every one of them.
Everyone is painting, cleaning and packing their shelves with inventory for the 2017 summer season.
This is a great time of the year, when every business opens and the town comes alive from it’s sleepy winter off season. It’s great seeing all the people who own businesses and work on the island coming back year after year!
I’ll be looking for you on the Wildwood boardwalk this summer!
Enjoy a weekend of “Who Done It” in Wildwood, NJ! The event includes a ticket to the Welcome Party & Old Fashion Drive-in Movie – Enjoy a night under the stars watching a fun 1950’s era movie; Breakfast Ticket – Complete breakfast at choice of selected restaurants; Dinner Ticket – 3 Course Dinner at choice of selected restaurants; Ticket to the Murder Mystery Show, Sock Hop & Dessert Party – Take a stroll back in time to the local gymnasium to solve the Murder Mystery of Who Killed Peggy Sue at the Hop and dance to some of the great sounds of the ’50s and ’60s; and a Case File for the Boardwalk Scavenger Hunt. Guests can hop on and off the tram car as they participate in the Scavenger Hunt. VIP discounts available at local businesses. Tickets are available online or at the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce, 3306 Pacific Avenue in Wildwood. For more information call 609.729.4000 or visit http://www.Wildwoods.com.
A pirate costume para
de begins on 26th Ave and the boardwalk in North Wildwood at 11 a.m., followed by
a treasure hunt at 19th Ave and the beach for children ages 12 and under. Prizes include cash, bikes, weekend stays, gift cards and more! To register for the parade ONLY call 609.522
.2955. Registration is not necessary to participate in the treasure hunt on the beach. http://www.NorthWildwood.com
An incredible collection of classic cars and trucks will be displayed on the Wildwoods Boardwalk on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The “Boardwalk Top 40” winners will be displayed Saturday at 5 p.m. in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center.
An awards ceremony will be held on Sunday from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center, where trophies and prizes will be presented to all of the weekend’s winners. For more information, call 609.522.3644 or visit http://www.WildwoodMotorEvents.com.