A Guide to August Events Down the Shore

Here's what's happening at the Jersey beaches despite closures and cancellations.

Beloved summer Shore festivals like North Wildwood’s NJ State Barbecue Championship and Ocean City’s Night in Venice boat parade were cancelled this year, but there are still plenty of things to do by the beach.

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The Wildwoods

On Tuesday nights, kick back and enjoy a free movie screening at Byrne Plaza, at Oak and Pacific Avenue in Wildwood. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or beach chair.

Aug 11: The Incredibles 2
Aug 18: Pinocchio
Aug 25: The Secret Life of Pets

Sea Isle City

On Fridays at dusk, head to Excursion Park, at JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue in Sea Isle City, for a free family-friendly movie. Bring a blanket or chairs.

Aug 7: Dora And the Lost City of Gold
Aug 14: The Addams Family
Aug 21: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Aug 28: Frozen II

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Seaside Heights

Sway to the sounds of local singers each week during these free boardwalk concerts, offered Saturdays and Mondays from 7–9 pm.

Aug 1: October Rose, at the Carteret Avenue Stage
Aug 3: October Rose, at the Franklin Avenue Stage
Aug 8: Rock and Roll Chorus, at the Carteret Avenue Stage
Aug 10: Jukebox Legends, at the Franklin Avenue Stage
Aug 15: Shoreshot, at the Carteret Avenue Stage
Aug 17: Sky’s the Limit, at the Franklin Avenue Stage
Aug 22: Billy Wilkins, at the Carteret Avenue Stage
Aug 24: Billy Wilkins, at the Franklin Avenue Stage
Aug 29: Rock and Roll Chorus, at the Carteret Avenue Stage
Aug 31: Nostalgix, at the Franklin Avenue Stage

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Long Branch

Pier Village stores will offer deals during the end-of-summer sidewalk sale, Aug 28–30 from 11 am–8 pm daily, though store hours may vary.

The Wildwoods

On the first three weekends in August, shop at vendor booths on the boardwalk, just south of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Booths will be open from 9 am–5 pm.

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Visitors to Cape May on a guided tour. Photo by Susan Krysiak courtesy of Cape May MAC.


Cape May

Jersey’s southern-most Shore town offers many walking and trolley tours. New this year is the Painted Ladies, Porches & More! Walking Tour. You’ll learn about Cape May architecture and history on these docent-led outdoor walks offered Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am. The 45-minute tours cost $10–$15 and run through September 6. Comfortable shoes are recommended; masks are required.

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