The fun in the Wildwoods continues into the fall with late-season beach days, less crowds,
lower rates and continuous fall events.
Wildwoods, NJ – August 18, 2022 – As the summer season winds down, the Wildwoods keep the fun going with the much anticipated “Fall Second Season”! The island resort is the ideal vacation destination – with pristine weather, minimal crowds, quiet beaches, a fun-filled boardwalk, prime hotels/motel locations at money-saving rates, great restaurants and uniquely fall activities and exciting weekend events and festivals.
As the weather begins to cool, visitors can “fall” in love with the Wildwoods by exploring the island’s numerous fall dining, entertainment, and vacation experiences. With the milder weather comes smaller crowds, and a more intimate and peaceful vacation. Enjoy even more space on the Wildwoods’ FREE award-winning beaches before the season is over; take a relaxing stroll along the world-famous Boardwalk; and avoid long wait times as you dine at local restaurant favorites.
The Wildwoods are home to unique restaurants and eateries, as well as popular wineries, breweries and distilleries throughout the region. In the fall, these one-of-a-kind Wildwood landmarks embrace the change of season by offering delicious autumnal creations. In the Wildwoods you can sip on a seasonal brew while savoring the fresh catch of the day in the mild autumn air.
The Wildwoods’ signature outdoor activities and fun-filled events is the place to be in the fall. Savor the fall flavors, create priceless memories with loved ones; enjoy a serene escape or a thrilling adventure.
A favorite activity while vacationing in the Wildwoods is taking advantage of the island’s ‘Bikeability.’ Bike riding is a popular pastime at the Jersey Shore, and no town seems to do biking better than the Wildwoods, especially during the fall months! Enjoy a mild ocean breeze while gazing at the beautiful sights on the 12-mile, round-trip bike path that stretches from Diamond Beach at the far southern tip of the island, continuing onto the Wildwood Crest Dunes Bike Path, up onto the Wildwoods Boardwalk to North Wildwood’s Mulberry Bike Path to the North Wildwood Sea Wall.
Fall in the Wildwoods also means signature events and exciting festivals that draw hundreds of thousands of visitors even after summer has ended extending the tourist season well into November.
Here are some of the events happening in the Wildwoods this fall:
September 4 – Wildwood Block Party & Music Festival
Wildwood says “farewell” to summer 2022 at the End of Summer Labor Day Weekend Block Party at Fox Park, located on Ocean Avenue directly across from the Wildwoods Convention Center from 1-10 p.m. This year’s headline artist is Lou Christie along with the First Ladies of Rock and Soul, plus continuous live entertainment all day long. Enjoy free music, entertainment, food vendors, craft vendors and more as we goodbye to another great summer in the Wildwoods, and get ready for the Wildwoods’ Second Season and great fall events! For additional information, call 609-522-5837 or visit www.wildwoodnj.org.
September 9-11 – Morey’s Piers Fall Beach Jam
The ultimate camping experience comes to the Wildwoods beaches during Morey’s Piers’ Fall Beach Jam, Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 11! Scouts from around the country camp on the beach in Wildwood between Schellenger Avenue and Spencer Avenue. There is an entrance fee for participants. For more information call 609-729-3700 or visit www.MoreysPiers.com/event/fall-beach-jam.
September 9-11 – North Wildwood Surf Fishing Competition
North Wildwood hosts the 53rd annual Surf Fishing Competition Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10 from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday September 11 from 7-11 a.m. Registration is held at the Gazebo at 3rd & JFK Blvd. in North Wildwood. Prizes will be awarded at noon on Sunday for adult and youth divisions. For more information call 609-522-2955 or visit www.NorthWildwood.com.
September 10 – New Year’s in North Wildwood
Get up-close views of the beautiful costumes and intricate dance steps as the top Mummers String Bands from the New Year’s Day Parade in Philadelphia parade along Olde New Jersey Avenue on Saturday, September 10 starting at 3 p.m. Admission is FREE, so come join the fun and learn the famous Mummers Strut! For more information, call 609-522-2955 or visit www.NorthWildwood.com.
September 10 – Concerts Under the Stars Series: The Marinos
Enjoy FREE live music for the entire family at the Lou Booth Amphitheatre, 2nd & Ocean Avenues, in North Wildwood, featuring The Marinos at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 609-522-7722 or 800-882-7787, or visit www.NorthWildwood.com.
September 10 – Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series: Fat Mezz Band
Enjoy FREE live music for the entire family taking place at Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, in Wildwood Crest at 7:30 p.m. Bring a blanket and chair and enjoy music by Fat Mezz Band (classic rock/funk). For more information, call 609-523-0202 or visit www.WildwoodCrest.org.
September 11 – North Wildwood September 11 Commemoration
North Wildwood will hold a special September 11 service at the 15th Street Fire Station, 15th & Central Avenues, in North Wildwood to commemorate of the 9/11 tragedies. Ceremony starts at 8:40 a.m. and is FREE to attend. For more information, call 609-522-2955 or visit www.NorthWildwood.com.
September 11 – Wildwood September 11 Remembrance Ceremony
On Sunday, September 11 at 10:30 a.m., a solemn September 11, 2001 Remembrance Ceremony will take place at Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood. Organized by the Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID) for the past several years, the ceremony will honor and remember our fellow Americans who were killed on that tragic day, as well as the first responders who have died over the past 20 years due to 9/11 related illnesses. The ceremony will include 9/11 First Responders, representatives from the City of Wildwood Fire and Police Departments, as well as local religious and civic leaders. In addition to the speakers, The City of Wildwood Fire Department will present “Ringing of the Bell” and “Presenting of the Colors” by the City of Wildwood Honor Guard. Everyone is encouraged to attend and remember so that tragic day is never forgotten. Parking is FREE for Byrne Plaza Events in the parking lots behind the shops; on the east side of Pacific Avenue, between Oak and Schellenger Avenues, and on the west side of Pacific, between Oak and Wildwood Avenues. For more information call 609-523-1602 or email [email protected]
September 11 – Wildwood Crest 9/11 Memorial Service
Wildwood Crest will host a special 9/11 Memorial Service at 5:30 p.m. on New Jersey Avenue at Miami Avenue. The service will honor and remember those who perished in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. For more information, call 609-522-5176 or visit www.WildwoodCrest.org.
September 11 – NEW! Roots Classic Volkswagen Car Show
A fun event for the entire family, check out the NEW Roots Classic Volkswagen Car Show at the Wildwoods Convention Center on Sunday, September 11 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Spectators can view Volkswagen cars pre-2000 inside of the Convention Center, and post-2000 cars outside. The fee is $5, and children under 10 years of age are FREE. For more information, visit www.RootsClassic.com.
September 11 – Your First Mud Run
Your First Mud Run is the best race in the country for families and first timers! Our races are challenging but can still be done by almost everyone. We are “A Mud Run for EVERYONE!” We are the first Mud Run/Obstacle course in the country designed so that kids as young as five can run side by side with their parents on the same course. We have 12-15 obstacles at every event and every year we create a brand-new, super fun obstacle. Sign up the whole family or team and raise money for your favorite cause! Races begin at 10 a.m. at 15th and JFK Boulevard in North Wildwood. For more information, call 800-563-0126 or visit www.YourFirstMudRun.com.
September 16-17 – New Jersey State Firemen’s Convention and Parade
Thousands of firefighters and their families throughout New Jersey will head to the Wildwoods for the annual convention of the New Jersey State Firemen and Life Members at the Wildwoods Convention Center. The convention will feature equipment displays, meetings, seminars, and vendors, and a parade. Firetrucks from around the state will be displayed in the Wildwoods Convention Center parking lots and merchandise vendors can be found across the street at Fox Park. Apparatus and equipment display times are Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Firemen’s Parade will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. along New Jersey Avenue, from Cresse Avenue in Wildwood Crest, proceeding north to 26th Avenue in North Wildwood. For more information on the Convention, call 800-852-0137 or visit www.njsfa.com. For more information on the parade or outside vendor opportunities, visit www.NJFireExpo.com.
September 16-17 – Wildwood Crest Firefighters’ Weekend Craft Show
Discover one-of-a-kind craft vendors lined along Sunrise Park at Rambler Road and Ocean Avenue in Wildwood Crest at the Firefighters’ Weekend Craft Show. Times for the craft show are Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Admission is FREE. For more information, call 609-523-0202 or visit www.WildwoodCrest.org.
September 16-18 – Boots at the Beach Country Music Festival
Get ready for a weekend-long country music celebration at the Boots at the Beach Country Music Festival in the North Wildwood Entertainment District along Olde New Jersey Avenue, Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18. The festival will feature live country music, merchandise vendors selling everything country, dancing, crafts and food. Admission to the festival is FREE. Times for the festival are Friday from noon – 10 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more details call 609-770-8839 or visit www.BootsAtTheBeach.com for the complete line-up of entertainment.
September 17 – Concerts Under the Stars Series: Greaseband
Enjoy FREE live entertainment for the entire family at the Lou Booth Amphitheatre, 2nd & Ocean Avenues, in North Wildwood, featuring The Fabulous Greaseband at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 609-522-7722 or 800-882-7787, or visit www.NorthWildwood.com.
September 17 – Margarita Mile 5K Run
A fun run for a good cause – the Margarita Mile is a 5K run held on the beach in Wildwood at Cresse Avenue. All funds raised will go to the Glioblastoma Foundation to benefit brain cancer research and treatment. A $25 donation will gain participants entry into the race. You can register day of or preregister on the Fundly site. Beginning at 8 a.m., the race route is from Cresse Avenue to 26th Avenue and back to the Wildwoods Convention Center, totaling 5k. For more information, call 215-478-3342 or visit www.Fundly.com/Margarita-mile.
September 17 – Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series: Winslow
A fun night of FREE live musical entertainment for the entire family, the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series takes place at Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, in Wildwood Crest at 7:30 p.m. Bring a blanket and chair and enjoy music by Winslow (Eagles tribute band). For more information, call 609-523-0202 or visit www.WildwoodCrest.org.
September 22-25 – Fall Classic Car Show
The Fall Classic Car Show will take place in Downtown Wildwood on Pacific Avenue Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25. For more information, call 609-778-7887 or visit www.Facebook.com.
September 23-25 – Annual Irish Fall Festival
The East Coast’s largest Irish Festival returns to the Wildwoods Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25. Held along Olde New Jersey Avenue and surrounding pubs in North Wildwood from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily, the Wildwoods Irish Festival celebrates Irish heritage with dancing, music, food and craft vendors daily. Other festivities include a golf tournament, Irish dance lessons, 5k run and 1 mile walk, pipe exhibition, food court, and Catholic Mass. The events conclude with a parade on Surf Avenue from 20th to Spruce and Olde New Jersey Avenues and steps off at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-IRISH91 or 609-729-0075, or visit www.cmcaoh.com for a detailed schedule of events.
September 24 – Wildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration
Enjoy a massive street festival featuring scores of craft and food vendors, children’s entertainment, live music and more during the annual Wildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration. The festival takes place at Sunset Lake along New Jersey Avenue from Rambler Road to Miami Avenue from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., the event moves to Centennial Park for live music, culminating with a spectacular beachfront fireworks show at 9 p.m. For more information, call 609-523-0202 or visit www.WildwoodCrest.org.
September 30-October 1 – Olde Time Italian Festival
Celebrate Italian culture and heritage at Fox Park on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues in Wildwood on Friday, September 30 from 5-11 p.m., and on Saturday, October 1 from noon – 11 p.m. for the 16th Annual Olde Time Italian Festival. Come experience an ‘Olde World’ family festival including a procession of the Saints, delicious Italian food favorites, merchandise vendors, games, and continuous FREE live entertainment. A spaghetti eating contest will take place as well. Friday night live entertainment feature Vito Picone & The Elegants (“Little Star”) and Saturday night entertainment features Tommy C., The Voice of Tribute, as well as Lou Christie. Admission to the festival is FREE! For more information, call 609-729-7499 or www.WildwoodSonsOfItaly.com.
September 30-October 2 – The Race of Gentlemen Vintage Car & Motorcycle Beach Drag Races
Spectators and racers alike will experience a simpler time of when guys were gentlemen and cars were king! 2022 marks the 10th anniversary of The Race of Gentlemen Vintage Car & Motorcycle Beach Drag Races. Over 100 vintage autos (pre-1934) and motorcycles (pre-1947) including Indian, Harley Davidson, Excelcior, Ford, Dodge Brothers and more will compete in an exhibition style beach race at the water’s edge on the Wildwood beach between Spencer and Wildwood Avenues. Race days are Saturday and Sunday, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., which also feature vehicle displays “Custom by the Sea.” Saturday night features a beach bonfire party north of Morey’s Mariners Amusement Pier. Swap meets will be held daily on the beach at Schellenger Avenue. No coolers are permitted on the beach; beverages and food will be available for sale for your convenience. Please note that race times may vary depending on ocean tide! Full weekend passes are $55 and single day passes are $35 and are available for purchase here. Children 15 and younger are FREE. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.TheRaceOfGentlemen.com.
October 8 – Crest Best Run Fest
The 5th annual Crest Best Run Fest, presented by Inspira Health, is a world class running event almost entirely in the borough of Wildwood Crest, the home of DelMoSports! This event features 5 races over 2 days for runners seeking the ultimate experience and swag. For more information call 609-849-8908 or visit DelmoSports.com.
October 9 – The Wildwoods Food & Music Festival
Formerly known as Wildwoods Seafood and Music Festival, the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents a food and music street fair on Sunday, October 9 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. The Festival will feature a full day of fantastic food options, music, shopping and more. The festival will take place in Downtown Wildwood starting at Byrne Plaza along Pacific Avenue between Oak and Schellenger Avenues in Wildwood. The Festival will include live music, delicious food, messy pie-eating contests, craft vendors and much more. The Festival will provide fun for the kids with a “Kids Korner,” open from noon – 5 p.m., featuring games, pumpkin painting, and inflatable bounce houses. The Festival is FREE to attend. For more information, call 609-729-4000 or visit www.gwcoc.org.
October 14-15 – Wildwoods ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s Weekend
Join the Wildwoods in a weekend throwback to the good old days! The night of Friday, October 14 features a ‘50s Dance Party featuring The Cameos at the Wildwoods Convention Center from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 plus tax per person. A FREE street fair will take place on Saturday, October 15 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. featuring classic cars, food and craft vendors, and live entertainment. Saturday night’s concert in the Wildwoods Convention Center begins at 7 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) featuring music from the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s. Saturday night musicl entertainment showcases The Vogues, Tommy James & The Shondells, The Voice of Tribute starring Tommy C (as the voice of Frankie Valli, Lou Christie, Bobby Darren and Frank Sinatra), and Nathaniel Cullors as Young Michael Jackson! Tickets are on sale at the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce (3306 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood) and www.Ticketmaster.com. Additional ticket sales will be at the Wildwoods Convention Center Box Office the weekend of the event (Friday from 4-9 p.m., and Saturday from noon – 8 p.m.). For more information, call 609-729-4000 or visit www.gwcoc.org.
October 21-23 – Wildwoods RV Show
South Jersey’s largest indoor end-of-year liquidation sale will be held inside the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring the top brand recreational vehicles from New Jersey’s largest RV dealers including Dylan’s RV Center, Driftwood RV Center, Whitehorse RV Center, and Cross Roads Trailers. There will also be many vendors for all your RV needs. Admission is TBA. Hours for the event are Friday from noon – 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call 856-228-0090 or visit www.njfallrvshow.com.
October 29 – 98.7 The Coast & The City of Wildwood Trunk or Treat
Enjoy a fun and safe Halloween experience, and join 98.7 The Coast and the City of Wildwood for Halloween fun with a Trunk or Treat event taking place at Fox Park, 4500 Ocean Avenue in Wildwood from 3-6 p.m. For more information, call 609-522-2444 or visit www.wildwoodnj.org.
October 29 – Greater Wildwood Elks Halloween Haunted House
Bring your trick-or-treaters to the Greater Wildwood Elks Halloween Haunted House, and receive delicious Halloween treats as you walk through the “haunted house” at the Elks Lodge, 109 West 1st Avenue, in North Wildwood. Haunted House is open from 5:30-8 p.m., and participation is FREE. For more information, call 609-729-2170.
October 29 – North Wildwood Trunk-or-Treat Block Party
Join in on the Halloween family fun at the annual North Wildwood Trunk-or-Treat Block Party, held along Olde NJ Avenue in North Wildwood! Vehicle check-in is at 4:30 p.m., and the event is from 5:30-7 p.m. Music, magic, balloon twisting and more will be featured during this Halloween event for all ages! Families are encouraged to bring their vehicles decorated for Halloween. Children will come in costume and visit each car where families will provide treats from the trunks of their cars. There will be no judging of the children’s costumes, but prizes will be awarded to the best decorated vehicles. Registration is FREE and forms are available at 900 Central Avenue in North Wildwood or at City Hall. All vehicles participating in the event must be registered. Parking for visitors will be available in the municipal lot at 2nd and Olde New Jersey Avenues. For more information, call 609-522-2955 or www.NorthWildwood.com.
November 13 – Spirit Brands Cheerleading Championships
The Wildwoods Convention Center will host a day of amazing aerial and acrobatic feats during the Spirit Brands Cheerleading Championships from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (times are subject to change). Cheerleading event will be open to all rec and school programs that are members of the American Recreation and School Cheer Association. This entertaining and exciting event will include recreation, high school, college and all-star divisions, featuring teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware and beyond. All teams will compete on a 54’ by 42’ spring floor and will perform incredible stunts in hopes of winning the judges’ votes. All performances will be choreographed to music and sound effects, and winning teams will be awarded prizes. An admission fee will be charged at the door the day of the event. For more information, call 866-52-CHEER or visit www.SpiritBrands.org.
November 25 – Family Holiday Beach Bonfire
Enjoy family fun including music and free photo ops with Santa and other winter wonderland characters during the Family Holiday Beach Bonfire! Taking place on 2nd & Surf Avenue in North Wildwood from 5-9 p.m., the bonfire will also have food available for purchase. Price of admission will be a donation of $10 for adults, and $2 for children 12 years of age and under. Hosted by North Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company #1. Rain date is November 26. For more information, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com.
November 25-27 – Christmas in North Wildwood
Celebrate the kick-off to the holiday season during Christmas in North Wildwood, Friday, November 25 through Sunday, November 27. Taking place along Olde New Jersey Avenue & 100 block of East 17th Avenue in North Wildwood, visitors will enjoy outdoor firepits, hot chocolate, festive lights, decorations, and music while enjoying the holidays in North Wildwood. Christmas in North Wildwood takes place Friday and Saturday beginning at 4 p.m., and Sunday beginning at noon. For more information, visit www.WildwoodHoliday.com.
November 26 – Wildwoods Outdoor Holiday Shopping Village/Small Business Saturday
Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year during the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce’s 3rd Annual Wildwoods Holiday Shopping Village, taking place in Byrne Plaza and Downtown Wildwood from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The village features a complete outdoor shopping experience for all attending. Experience Small Business Saturday like never before – local small business vendors will be on hand for you to purchase the perfect holiday gift! Local artisans, jewelry, specialty shops, handcrafted items, holiday decorations, bakes goods, boutique shops, gifts, holiday entertainment and music, raffle and more. This event will also serve as a gift drop location for The Lynch Who Stole Christmas From The GrYnch Program. For more information, call 609-729-4000 or follow on Facebook at Wildwoods Holiday Shopping Village. Rain date is November 27.
For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.