Special Events

Fall Family Festivals and Events 2017

Decorating pumpkins….making scarecrows….dunking for apples….does fall get any better than this? If you’re looking for some fall family fun, head on down the shore in the next few weeks and enjoy some family time together.

Wetlands Institute Fall Migration Festival – Saturday, September 23, 2017 (Stone Harbor)
Visitors of all ages will be able to see, explore, learn, and enjoy! Guided viewing of migratory birds from the Wetlands Institute and on Seven Mile Island, Monarch butterfly tagging demonstrations, live animal presentations by community partners, and more activities for your enjoyment. For more information, click here.

Morey’s Piers Boardwalk Bunk Down – September 23-24, 2017 (Wildwood)
This is a family camping adventure at Morey’s Piers. Set up camp on Surfside Pier, then enjoy the rides on Mariner’s Pier all day Saturday. When you’ve had your fill of amusements, head back to Surfside Pier, grab your beach chair or blanket and settle in for a movie with complimentary popcorn under the Great White Roller Coaster. Rain or shine. For more information, click here.

Harvest Festival – Saturday, October 21, 2017 11:00am-5:00pm (Stone Harbor)
The fall event features hayrides, pumpkin decorating, trick or treating in the 96th Street shops, and creepy & crawly (and cute) animals. For more information, click here.

Fall Block Party and Fireworks Spectacular – October 7, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Ocean City)
Celebrate autumn with this spectacular party located between 5th – 14th Streets on Asbury Avenue. Over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more will be present. A fireworks display will be held in the evening over the ocean. For more information, click here.

Cape May Fall Festival – October 19th, 2017 – October 22nd, 2017 (Cape May)
So.Many.Birds! This birding festival is held at the Cape May Convention Hall and is hosted by the NJ Audubon Society. Vendors include artists, crafters & Cape May Bird Observatory’s nature store. Kids activities include crafts, a live touch tank, and scavenger hunt. Jonathan Wood and The Raptor Project brings live raptors – 3 shows daily. Admission is free. For more information, click here.

Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey – October 21-22, 2017 (8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Visit New Jersey’s historic lighthouses and select affiliated museums all weekend, rain or shine. Visitors will enjoy touring land-based lighthouses, 2 museums, and 2 life-saving stations over the weekend, as well as help raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation, education and restoration. The Cape May, Hereford Inlet and Absecon Lighthouses are included in the challenge, as are life-saving stations in Stone Harbor and Ocean City. For more information, click here.

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