This Weekend In Wildwood (May 25th – May 28th)

Memorial Day weekend is FINALLY here! There are many great events taking place this weekend in Wildwood (May 25th – May 28th).

If something is missing please reach out to us and we will include it!

Friday May 25th

Morey’s Piers

Surfside Pier, Mariner’s Landing Pier and Adventure Pier will be open from 6:00 pm – 12:00 am

Regional Gymnastics Championship

Wildwoods Convention Center. The United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs will hold a regional gymnastics championship featuring competitions on the floor, balance beam, uneven bars and vault. The competitions will be choreographed to music and prizes will be awarded. Exhibition will be held 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday

 

Unlocking of the Ocean Ceremony

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 Wildwoods 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

 

Wildwoods International Kite Festival

Largest kite festival in North America held on the beach at Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center.  Event begins on Friday at noon with the Unlocking of the Ocean media event outside of the Wildwoods Convention Center.  Festivities following include opening of the kite sales tent, a Friday night social via the local kite club and the 9 p.m. illuminated kite fly. FREE to spectators

Saturday May 26th

Morey’s Piers

Surfside Pier, Mariner’s Landing Pier and Adventure Pier will be open from 12:00 pm-12:00 am

Ranging Waters will be open from 10:00 am – 5:00pm 

 

Regional Gymnastics Championship

Wildwoods Convention Center. The United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs will hold a regional gymnastics championship featuring competitions on the floor, balance beam, uneven bars and vault. The competitions will be choreographed to music and prizes will be awarded. Saturday; and 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

 

Wildwoods International Kite Festival

Largest kite festival in North America held on the beach at Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center.  Saturday includes the silent and loud auctions (open to all) and include the flying of large inflatable kites, sport kite demo’s, team flying as well as family games.  FREE to spectators

 

Boardwalk Craft Show

The Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue, rain or shine. All handmade products. Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. 609.522.0378, 609.522.0198 or http://www.BoardwalkCrafts.com

Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market Season #5 Kick-off

The Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market will kick-off it’s 2018 Season from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.,rain or shine featuring a kick-off ceremony and unveiling of the season’s DOOWW magnet designs, great vendors and more!The market is located at Byrne Plaza, Oak and Pacific Avenues, Wildwood featuring farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, homemade baked goods, honey, wine, guacamole, herbs, nuts, organic tea, jams, jellies, jerky, jewelry, soaps, and handmade non-food items. There will be live music from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., strolling children’s entertainment and a live broadcast from 98.7 The Coast every week. FREE parking is available. Be sure to check out all the great shops and restaurants while you’re Downtown! For more information, call 609.523.1602 or visit http://www.DOOWW.com.

 

Memorial Day Parade and Candlelight Vigil

Parade steps off at Wildwood and Atlantic Avenues at 7:30 p.m. and proceeds south to Andrews Avenue and Ocean Avenue, ending at Burk Avenue. A candlelight vigil and ceremony will take place at the Wildwood Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, an exact half-size black granite replica of the official Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., at sunset.  The wall has the 58,913 names of our country’s fallen heroes from the Vietnam War etched on its panels and stretches for 240 feet along the existing sidewalks of Columbus Park. Rain date is Sunday, May 27th. 609.522.3613 or http://www.WildwoodsWall.com

 

 

Sunday May 27th

Morey’s Piers

Surfside Pier, Mariner’s Landing Pier and Adventure Pier will be open from 12:00 pm-12:00 am

Ranging Waters will be open from 10:00 am – 5:00 Pm 

 

Regional Gymnastics Championship

Wildwoods Convention Center. The United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs will hold a regional gymnastics championship featuring competitions on the floor, balance beam, uneven bars and vault. The competitions will be choreographed to music and prizes will be awarded. Saturday; and 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

 

Wildwoods International Kite Festival

Largest kite festival in North America held on the beach at Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center.  Sunday includes the flying of large inflatable kites, sport kite demo’s, team flying as well as family games.  FREE to spectators.

 

Boardwalk Craft Show

The Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue, rain or shine. All handmade products. Sun: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. 609.522.0378, 609.522.0198 or http://www.BoardwalkCrafts.com

Run to Remember 5K

Please join us this Memorial Day Weekend in North Wildwood to honor our Veterans by participating in a 5K run/walk or 1 mile fun run/walk. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m.; race begins at 9 a.m. at 15th and the beach at the North Wildwood Lifeguard Station. $25 in advance or $30 day of – all proceeds benefit our Veterans. For more info or to register, visit http://www.NwwVetRun.com.

Monday May 28th

Morey’s Piers

Surfside Pier, Mariner’s Landing Pier and Adventure Pier will be open from 12:00 pm-10:00 pm

Ranging Waters will be open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

 

North Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day Ceremony at the North Wildwood Veterans Monument, Spruce & New York Avenues,North Wildwood. 10 a.m. Hosted by VFW Post 5941. There will also be a service earlier that morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse flagpole where the names of the VFW Post 5941 members who have deceased since last Memorial Day will be read and their service honored.

 

Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day Ceremonies at the Wildwood American Legion Post #184, 4200 Atlantic Ave. in Wildwood at 11 a.m. featuring speakers, recognition of deceased comrades, firing squad, “Taps” and wreath laying ceremonies at the Post, the Memorial Walk, and at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Police Explorers will also lay a wreath in the ocean along with Wildwood’s Beach Patrol behind the Wildwoods Convention Center. Hosted by the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 955 and the American Legion Post #184. 609.522.3613



About The Author

My name is Joey Contino. I am a big lover of anything Wildwood. I have lived and worked in Wildwood my whole life. I worked jobs from working on the beach renting umbrellas and chairs to being a supervisor at Morey's Piers. Wildwood is my life and my home!

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