Spring into Fun in The Wildwoods: Your Ultimate Getaway Destination

The Wildwoods, NJ – April 4, 2024 – Enjoy springtime in the Wildwoods: relax, soak up the fun and sun, and savor the warmer weather in peaceful, uncrowded surroundings filled with natural beauty.

Whether it’s an early morning stroll or day-long excursion, the Wildwoods’ spacious, white sand beaches offer the ideal setting for nature lovers. The Wildwoods have five miles of expansive pristine beaches along its coastline. Rated among the best beaches in New Jersey, they are perfect for those looking to soak up the sun and dive into a good book in the fresh, spring air. Enjoy breathtaking views while collecting seashells, while listening to the sounds of waves lapping up onto the beach, or simply relax while enjoying the calming benefits of ‘Beach Therapy’ on your long-awaited getaway.

Spring in the Wildwoods also means the return of numerous signature events and exciting festivals that draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to enjoy the weather as they savor fall flavors, create priceless, fun-filled memories with loved ones, and enjoy the serenity of a spring escape.

Here are some of the events happening in the Wildwoods this spring:

April 2024

Cheer Tech’s Spirit National Championships & World BID

Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7

Cheerleading Championships will be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday from

8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (times are subject to change). 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 housing and lodging information click here. For more information call 866.52.CHEER or visit https://info86013.wixsite.com/cheertech.

The Fallen Hero Plunge

Saturday, April 6

The Annual Fallen Hero Plunge takes place at 11 a.m. at the inlet beach in North Wildwood. The post party will take place at Keenan’s Irish Pub and sponsoring establishments. Proceeds benefit the families of police officers lost in the line of duty. Registration fee is $40 day of event. Children under 15 years old are $15. For more information call 215.990.8689 or visit www.FallenHeroPlunge.com to register.

MudHen Spring Market

Every Saturday in April

Time to defrost and refresh at MudHen Brewing Company’s Spring Market. Join us every Saturday in April from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for a delightful gathering of local vendors, tasty treats, and charitable giving. Explore the offerings from 21 talented local vendors, ranging from handmade crafts to delectable goodies and sip on our craft beers from the beer trailer. Bring the kids for games and face painting. Plus, make a meaningful impact by supporting Hurrikanen’s Kids by grabbing a refreshing lemonade. 100% of the profits will go to them. Mark your calendars, invite your friends, and join us for a month-long celebration of community, creativity, and compassion! For more information visit www.MudHenBrew.com.

Spirit Brands “The Grands” Cheer Competition

Friday, April 12

Spirit Brands “The Grands” Cheer Competition Championships will be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center on Friday from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (times are subject to change). Performances will be choreographed to music and sound effects. Winning teams will be awarded prizes. For more information call 1.866.52.CHEER or visit www.spiritbrands.org.

Wildwoods Casino Royale

Friday, April 12

Join us for a night of glamour, excitement, and philanthropy at the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce Foundation Fundraiser: Wildwoods Casino Royale! Set against the stunning backdrop of the Wildwoods Convention Center, this exclusive event is scheduled for Friday, April 12, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Prepare to be transported to a world of high-stakes thrills as we transform the Convention Center into a sophisticated casino experience. Get ready to try your luck at a variety of classic casino games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Poker, and the exhilarating Money Wheel. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a casual player, there’s something for everyone at Wildwoods Casino Royale. This fundraiser promises an unforgettable evening of entertainment, mingling, and the chance to win fantastic prizes. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a James Bond-inspired Casino Royale, where elegance and excitement go hand in hand. Tickets for this exclusive event can be purchased at the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce located at 3306 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood. Don’t miss the opportunity to support the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce Foundation while enjoying a night of sophistication and gaming. For more information call 609.729.4000 or visit www.gwcoc.org.

Spirit Brands “Shore Showdown” Cheer Competition

Saturday, April 13

Spirit Brands “Shore Showdown” Cheer Competition will be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (times are subject to change.) Performances will be choreographed to music and sound effects. Winning teams will be awarded prizes. Admission fee TBA. For housing and lodging information click here. For more information call 1.866.52.CHEER or visit www.spiritbrands.org.

Spirit Brands “Beast of the East” Cheer Competition

Sunday, April 14

Spirit Brands “Beast of the East” Cheer Competition will be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center on Sunday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (times are subject to change). Performances will be choreographed to music and sound effects. Winning teams will be awarded prizes. Admission fee TBA. For more information call 1.866.52.CHEER or visit www.spiritbrands.org.

MudHen Brewing Co. IPA 5K and Beer Mile

Friday, April 19

The MudHen Brewing Co. 5K & Beer Mile‍ Combining world-class running ,courtesy of DelMoSports, and world-class beer, courtesy of MudHen Brewing Co. This event features a flat and fast course, with outstanding views of the ocean! For more information call 609.849.8908 or visit www.delmosports.com.

IGL Beach Classic Gymnastics Competition

Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21

The IGL Beach Classic takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and the NGA Eastern States Championships take place on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Admission is $20 at the door. For more information visit www.FlyersAcademy.com.

May 2024

Tournament of Bands Indoor Championships

Thursday, May 2 – Sunday, May 5

Taking place at the Wildwoods Convention Center and Middle Township High School, the Atlantic Coast Championships feature 225 competitive scholastic and independent units from nine states in the mid-Atlantic region, with performers of all ages as they compete in color guard, percussion ensemble, dance team, twirling, jazz band, and marching. Competition times are Thursday, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. – 11p.m.; and Sunday 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Times are subject to change. For more information call 609.849.8553 or visit www.njatob.org for a detailed schedule of events.

Morey’s Piers Opening Day

Friday, May 3

The 2024 season kicks off at Mariner’s Amusement Pier located at Schellenger Avenue & the Boardwalk beginning at 6 p.m. For hours of operations click here. For more information about the Piers or to purchase tickets, visit www.MoreysPiers.com.

Spring Wildwood Kustom Hot Rod & Muscle Car Show – FREE

Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11

The Spring Wildwood Kustom Hot Rod & Muscle Car Show will take place on the Wildwood Boardwalk.  All makes and models, 15 years and older, will be on display! Come see foreign, domestic, hot rods, Sunday cruisers, low riders, antiques, classics – and more! This event is FREE for spectators. For more information call 609.522.4546 or visit www.Wildwoods.org. *Operating hours are subject to change based on weather, staffing, and other operations considerations.

Spirit Brands North American Spirit Tournament Cheer Competition

Saturday, May 11

Spirit Brands’ North American Spirit Tournament Cheer Competition will be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (times are subject to change). Performances will be choreographed to music and sound effects. Winning teams will be awarded prizes. Spectator fee TBA. For more information call 1-866-52-CHEER or visit www.spiritbrands.org.

Wildwoods Spring Fling Festival – FREE

Saturday, May 11

Wildwoods Spring Fling Festival is a shopping, dining and musical shindig taking place in Downtown Wildwood from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue. The event Features live entertainment with Basic Cable MTV Tribute and 99 Reasons! Enjoy food and craft vendors and a beer garden. For more information visit the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce at www.gwcoc.org or call 609.729.4000.

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse 150th Birthday Celebration – FREE

Saturday, May 11

This celebration of the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse at 1st & Central Avenues in North Wildwood is sponsored by the City of North Wildwood. The Ceremony begins at noon with a flag-raising, a presentation about the history of the Lighthouse, and guest speakers from the public and private sector. A magician and balloon twister will be onsite from 1 – 3 p.m. More activities will take place inside the Lighthouse, including a presentation about Augustin Fresnel, the inventor of the famous Fresnel lens. Join the City of North Wildwood in celebrating an unforgettable 150th Birthday Celebration. Free to attend! For more information call 609.600.1561 or visit www.HerefordInletlightHouse.com.

Captain Kidd Pirate Day – FREE

Saturday, May 18

Calling all children 12 and under! Come out for the Annual Captain Kidd Pirate Day at 11 a.m. This FREE event begins with a Pirate Parade at 26th Avenue & the Boardwalk, followed by a treasure hunt on the beach at 20th Avenue. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and costume judging takes place at 10:45 a.m. – so wear your pirate gear! For more information or to register for the parade call 609.522.2955 or visit www.NorthWildwood.com.

Red Bull Beach Scramble

Saturday, May 18

Red Bull Beach Scramble brings SxS racing back to the beaches of Wildwood! Hosted between the world -famous Morey’s Piers, racers will face a challenging and fast sand course featuring a mix of natural and manmade features. Amateur and Professional racers, off road fanatics and fans are invited for an action-packed day of racing. The race will feature two competitive classes: the SXS Pro for more experienced racers, and SXS Sportsman for amateur off-road enthusiasts. FREE for spectators. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information visit https://www.redbull.com/us-en/events/red-bull-beach-scramble.

Spring Swing Pickleball Classic
Saturday, May 18
Hosted by the Priscilla E. Frederick Foundation, Priscilla’s Spring Swing Classic Pickleball Tournament will take place at the Fox Park Tennis Courts in Wildwood from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Players of all skill levels are invited to join us for an exhilarating day of competition and community. The tournament promises exciting matches, unforgettable moments, and the opportunity to support a worthy cause. Get ready to swing into action and make a difference on and off the court at the Priscilla Spring Swing Pickleball Classic & Boujie Brunch hosted by the Copperdog. For more information or to register visit www.priscillaloomis.com/spring-swing-pickleball-classic.

Unlocking of the Ocean Ceremony – FREE

Friday, May 24

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 at noon. A large, ornate key will be used to ‘unlock’ the ocean, as tourism and city officials, dignitaries, guest speakers, and the island’s second grade students gather. This event is FREE to attend. For more information call 609.729.9000.

Wildwoods International Kite Festival – FREE

Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27

The International Kite Festival takes place on the beach at Rio Grande Avenue, and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. Events begin on Friday at noon with the Unlocking of the Ocean media event outside of the Wildwoods Convention Center, with kites flying overhead. Festivities following the Unlocking of the Ocean include a Kite Sales Tent, a Friday Night Social via the local kite club, and the 9 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 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday features the World Indoor Kite Exhibition inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. FREE to spectators! Visit www.SkyFestivals.com for more details.

Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market Season Kick-Off

Saturday, May 25

The Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market is THE place to be every Saturday morning, from Memorial Day to Labor Day Weekend. Each week 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. you will find over 70 vendors offering fresh farm goods including produce, plants, cut flowers and honey. Our bakers bring all kinds of home baked goods, including gluten free items; and there are lots of specialty foods and beverages too, like pickles, guacamole, meals to go, wine, beer, craft spirits, sandwiches, as well as hot and cold drinks. Crafters offer handmade soaps, candles, jewelry, personalized items, home goods, clothing, gifts, signs, dog treats and apparel, and so much more! With more than 100 vendors on our roster, you will find at least 70 each week, spread across both sides of Pacific Avenue in Byrne Plaza, at Oak Avenue, and in  original Farmers Market Lot at Schellenger Avenue. Be sure to stop by the DOOWW information booth to pick up your free DOOWW Magnet, a Byrne Plaza Schedule of Events, and information about all the great things happening in Downtown Wildwood! While you’re there, you can also purchase DOOWW Christmas Ornaments, Ts, sweatshirts, bags, and hats. The DOOWW information booth is 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 Pacific Avenue shops; on the east side of Pacific Avenue, between Oak & Schellenger Avenues, and on the west side of Pacific, between Oak and Wildwood Avenues. See you Memorial Day Weekend at Byrne Plaza!

Memorial Day Weekend Boardwalk Craft Show

Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26

The Boardwalk Craft Show on the Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue will take place rain or shine from Saturday, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Artisans, handmade craft items, boutique items, gifts & more will be for sale at the free to attend event. Call 609.522.0198, email [email protected], or visit www.BoardwalkCrafts.com. Additional Craft Show weekends include June 22 & 23, July 5, 6, & 7, July 13 & 14, July 20 & 21, August 3 & 4, August 10 & 11, and August 31 & September 1.

Patrick Corcoran 5K Memorial Day Run

Sunday, May 26

The Annual Run to Remember will be held in North Wildwood to benefit our veterans and those that have lost loved ones in service to their county. All proceeds from this event will be donated to our veterans. Registration fee is $35. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. Race Start/Finish and registration will be at the North Wildwood Lifeguard Station, 16th Street and the Beach. All levels of runners are welcomed! Along with the 5k run, there will be a 1 mile walk. For more information call 267.566.8359, or 215.990.8689, or visit www.nwwvetrun.com.

Wildwood Food Truck & Music FEASTival

Sunday, May 26

The Wildwood Music and Food Truck FEASTival takes place at Byrne Plaza in Downtown Wildwood from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. 15 food trucks will serve something for everyone, including vegetarian options! Scheduled Food Trucks include: A Taste of Philly, Camille’s Cucina, Chow Wow, Cold Stone Creamery, Dan’s Waffles, House of Cupcakes, Just Fork It, Latin Bites, Nauti Girl, The Rolling Pita, Smokeology, and Traveling Tomato. Enjoy DJ music all day, as well as artist vendors, and kids’ activities including bungee trampoline, face painting, sand art, inflatables, mini golf, slide, inflatable hatchet throwing, and much more! Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a day in the sun and the water. Produced by Just Jersey Fest & JamFam Productions. For more information visit https://fb.me/e/5fRV71Jbj.

Wildwood Crest Summer Kick-Off Concert – FREE

Sunday, May 26

Wildwood Crest kicks off its Summer Concert Series in Centennial Park at Fern Road & Ocean Avenue, with “Big House”, performing dance, party, and alternative hits at 7 p.m. FREE! Bring a blanket or beach chair. Call 609.523.0202 or visit www.WildwoodCrest.org.

North Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony – FREE

Monday, May 27

A Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at the North Wildwood Veterans Monument, located at Spruce and New York Avenues at 1 p.m., hosted by VFW Post 5941. For more information, call www.NorthWildwood.com or call 609.729.5832.

Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 27

The annual Memorial Day ceremony will take place on the front lawn of American Legion Post 184 in Wildwood  to honor our nation’s fallen heroes. Ceremony begins at 11 a.m. For more information call 609.522.3613 or visit www.Legion184.org.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, or to start booking your Wildwoods’ spring getaway now, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com.



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