The Wildwoods Memorial Day Weekend Events 2022

There are so many amazing things to do this weekend in the Wildwoods. As the unofficial start to the Summer Season, this weekend will kick start many summer-long events.

Let’s break down what you can do this Memorial Day Weekend in the Wildwoods.

Friday, May 27th

Unlocking of the Ocean Ceremony

The Wildwoods Memorial Day Weekend Events 2022

The Wildwoods Memorial Day Weekend Events 2022

It’s time to get your feet sandy! Come join us to officially start the summer season on the beach next to the Wildwoods Convention Center. A large, ornate key will be used to ‘unlock’ the ocean, along with tourism and city officials, and guest speakers. This event is FREE to attend and kicks off at 11:00 a.m. For more information call 609.729.9000.

Wildwoods International Kite Festival

On the beach at Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood, and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. Event begins on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with the Unlocking of the Ocean media event outside of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Festivities following include the opening of the Kite Sales Tent, a Friday night social via the local kite club, and the 9:00 p.m. illuminated night kite fly. Saturday includes the silent and loud auctions (open to all) and Saturday and Sunday include the flying of large inflatable kites, team flying, as well as family games. NEW for 2022…Check out the “Boardwalk on the Beach” food court and vendors! Sky Festival Productions, along with South Jersey Kite Flyers, is thrilled to announce that there will be not only one, but two days of “playshops” that are designer-intensive and focuses on the mental and creative opening to your minds’ creative limits. Presented by the George Peters on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29. Monday features the World indoor Kite exhibition inside the Wildwoods Convention Center- FREE to spectators. Fri: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Sat & Sun: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Mon: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. For more information visit

Morey’s Opening Day for Surfside and Adventure Pier

Opening at 6pm, Surfside Pier and Adventure Pier will be opening for their first time this season at 6pm along side Mariner’s Pier.

This will also be their first night the piers are open until midnight.

Saturday, May 28th

Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market Season Kick-Off

THE place to be every Saturday morning from Memorial Day to Labor Day Weekend! Each week you will find over 60 vendors selling farm goods, baked goods, jewelry, crafts, specialty foods, wine, beer, spirits and much more! Spread across both sides of Pacific Avenue in Byrne Plaza & Beyond, on Pacific Avenue from Oak Avenue (3400 Pacific Ave) to Schellenger Avenue (3501 Pacific Ave).

Be sure to stop by the dooww information booth to pick up your free DOOWW Magnet, Byrne Plaza Schedule of Events and Information about all the great things happening in Downtown Wildwood! While you’re picking up the freebies, you can also purchase DOOWW Christmas Ornaments, Tees & Sweatshirts, all at the dooww information booth located at the Pacific and Oak avenue entrance to Byrne plaza! PARKING is always FREE for Byrne Plaza Events in the Parking lots behind the shops; on the east side of Pacific Avenue, between Oak & Schellenger Avenues, and on the west side of Pacific, between Oak and Wildwood Avenues. For more information, call 609.523.1602 or visit

Memorial Day Weekend Boardwalk Craft Show

The Boardwalk Craft Show is a must-see for any fan of handmade products. You can find them on the Wildwoods Boardwalk May 28 & 29, 2022! Rain or shine. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 609.522.0378, 609.522.0198 or

Sunday, May 29th

Sunrise On Sunday Veteran Flag Service

A free weekly ceremony every Sunday morning to raise the casket flag of a Veteran to honor and remember ALL Veterans, held at the Lou Booth Amphitheater at 2nd and Ocean Avenues in North Wildwood. Arrive 10 minutes before sunrise to participate in a 20-minute tribute and inspirational message at the most beautiful vista on the Jersey Shore. This location offers photo ops galore! The Flag Raising Ceremony is weather permitting as Veteran Casket Flags are not for all-weather. Cancellations will be posted within a half hour of the scheduled service on the Weekly Schedule page on

Patrick Corcoran 5K Memorial Day Run

Annual “Run to Remember” 5K and 1 mile walk at 16th and the Beach next to the North Wildwood Beach Patrol headquarters. 7:30 a.m. registration, race at 9 a.m. Benefitting our veterans and those that have lost loved ones in service to their country.  The registration fee is $30. For more information call 267.566.8359 or 215.990.8689, or visit

Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series Kickoff Show – The Chatterband

Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest. 7:30 p.m. FREE live music for the entire family featuring various artists. Bring a blanket or beach chair. May 29, 2022 musical act is: The Chatterband (dance/party hits). For more information call 609.523.0202 or visit

Monday, May 30th

North Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony

A Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at the North Wildwood Veterans Monument, located at Spruce and New York Avenues in North Wildwood at 10 a.m., hosted by the 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. For more information, call 609.729.5832.

Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony

The annual Memorial Day ceremony will take place on the front lawn of American Legion Post 184, Wildwood to honor our nation’s fallen heroes. Service begins at 11 a.m. For more information call 609.522.3613 or visit

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