10 Labor Day Weekend Festivals at the Shore

Your guide to holiday weekend fun by the sea.

Looking for fun things to do at the Shore this Labor Day Weekend? Food festivals, an air show, craft shows and fireworks await!

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Courtesy of Naval Air Station Wildwood


Aug 30-Sept 2: Feel the thunder of aircraft as they zoom through the sky. There will be live music all weekend, a beer garden, food trucks and kids’ activities. WWII airplane rides available. $12-$16. Naval Air Station Wildwood, Cape May Airport, Rio Grande

Jr. Clamshell Pitching Tournament

Aug 30: The Rich Reinhart Junior Clamshell Pitching Tournament, named for the founder of the International Clamshell Pitching Club of Cape May, is free and open to kids ages 6 to 17. Each player tosses a clamshell about 25 feet towards a small hole in the sand. Shells are provided, or kids can bring their own lucky clamshell!
Windsor Beach (across from Congress Hall), Cape May.

Bradley Beach Lobsterfest

Aug 31-Sept 1: The shellfish soiree promises live entertainment, 150 craft vendors, 25 food vendors and children’s activities.
Sat, 11 am-8 pm; Sun, 11 am-6 pm; free admission. 500 Ocean Avenue, Bradley Beach.

Summer Send-Off Craft Show

Aug 31- Sept 1: Dozens of crafters offer everything from leather goods to accessories. You’re sure to find unique gifts and a little something for yourself.
10 am 5 pm. Cape May boardwalk.
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Courtesy of Monmouth Park Racetrack

Boar’s Head BBQ & Craft Beer Festival

Aug 31- Sept 2: It’s time for some finger-lickin’ good fun! Dig into juicy pulled pork, brisket and ribs. This Labor Day weekend, enjoy three days of delicious barbecue, a selection of brews, live music, and children’s activities, such as pony rides, a bounce house, face painting and more.
11 am-5 pm; parking, $5; admission, $5. Monmouth Park Racetrack, Oceanport.

Viking Village Craft Show

Sept 1: Fine art, photography, ceramics, wood wares, clothing and more. With 70 vendors, there are endless one-of-a-kind items to peruse and buy.
10 am to 4:30 pm, Rain or shine, free admission. Barnegat Light.

World Championship Skee Ball Tournament

Sept 1: Each Labor Day Weekend, Ed’s Funcade on Lincoln Ave and Boardwalk hosts the World Championship Skee Ball Tournament. Players vie for skee-ball glory, a trophy, plus a $1000 Visa gift card.
6-9 pm. Ed’s Funcade on Lincoln Ave and Boardwalk, Wildwood. 

Wildwood Block Party & Music Festival

Sept 1: This festival promises twelve hours of crafts, games, rides, food and continuous live entertainment at Fox Park. The line-up includes headliner Russell Thompkins Jr. & The New Stylistics, as well as The Trammps, Bittersweet, Just in Time, Jeremiah Hunter Band, Reign, an Earth Wind & Fire tribute band and more.
11 am-11 pm; free. Ocean Avenue between Burk & Montgomery Avenues, Wildwood. 

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Courtesy of Tropicana

Fireworks at the Tropicana

Sept 1: End summer with a bang at the Tropicana beachfront. See a mesmerizing fireworks display as well as a multimedia video and sound show.
10 pm. Atlantic City.

Ocean City 5-Mile Run/Walk

Sept 2: Lace up your sneaks and get your heart pumping on Labor Day morning. Participate in the 5-mile run or walk to benefit Ocean City recreation scholarships and programs. After you’ve worked up an appetite, head to the Labor Day BBQ.
Race start, 9 am. 23rd Street Beach, Ocean City.

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