45th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tour
Dec
1
5:30 PM17:30

45th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tour

Experience the high point of Cape May's holiday season during these self-guided walking tours, which feature:

  • ​Homes, inns, hotels & churches specially decorated for the holidays

  • Christmas caroling and strolling musicians, trees and garland & good old-fashioned cheer

  • Hospitality centers with warm beverages & home-baked goodies

  • Admission to the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May's only Victorian house museum, and to "An Old-fashioned Christmas: Holiday Traditions through the Years" exhibit in the Carroll Gallery (includes hospitality in the Cafe & Tearoom tent).

  • Limited trolley shuttle service provided.

  • DRESS APPROPRIATELY

**Visit the website to see which properties are available each weekend!

Limited tours. Reserve early!

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Kurt Elling at Exit Zero Jazz Festival at Convention Hall
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Kurt Elling at Exit Zero Jazz Festival at Convention Hall

The Sound, Part Sinatra, part Mark Murphy, part Jack Keruoac, Elling weaves a spell with his resonant baritone voice, four-octave range and suave delivery, whether he's playing the sensual crooner, scatting firebrand or beatnik jivester. As London's The Guardian wrote: "When it comes to expressiveness, technique and sheer beauty of voice, I can think of no male singer alive to equal Kurt Elling. As they used to say of Sinatra, he could sing the Manhattan phone book and have the audience on the edge of their seats. An Elling song can be a meditation, a demand, a lament, an expression of wonder, but never naive and rarely simple."

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Cape May Restaurant Weekend
Nov
1
2:00 PM14:00

Cape May Restaurant Weekend

Cape May Restaurant Weekend is a four-day event that offers your choice of an appetizer, entree, and dessert for $35 per person at participating restaurants.

Simply visit any participating restaurant during the event (see days/hours on individual restaurant listings) and you'll be presented with their fixed-price menu in addition to their regular menu. Reservations are suggested where available.

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Sherlock Holmes Search for Clues Tour
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Sherlock Holmes Search for Clues Tour

  • Washington Street Mall Information Booth (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Travel from inn to inn in Victorian Cape May while you try to solve the new Sherlock Holmes murder mystery for 2018, "Sherlock Holmes and The Case of a Siren's Call." Saturday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. $15 for adults, $7.50 for children (ages 3-12).

*Tour begins and tickets are available at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth.

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Cape May's Halloween Parade
Oct
21
1:30 PM13:30

Cape May's Halloween Parade

The Parade route begins at Perry Street and Carpenter Lane, proceeds down Carpenter Lane to Ocean Street, travels down Washington Street and ends at the Emlen Physick Estate located at 1048 Washington Street.

Parade registration is free and begins at 1:30 p.m. on the corner of Perry Street and the Washington Street Mall. Divisions are as follows: 3 and under, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-17, 18 and older, Groups and Floats. Prizes will be awarded to all divisions at the conclusion of the parade at the Emlen Physick Estate.

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Murder Mystery Dinners
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Murder Mystery Dinners

An Evening To Die For by Jacklyn Fazio: In pursuit of a lucrative business opportunity, a young man informs his wife that they will be leaving the country. Friends and family gather for a goodbye party, but travel plans abruptly change when someone drops dead. There are plenty of possible motives among the suspects. Can you figure out who committed the act, how they did it and why? Interact with the cast of likely suspects and try to solve the mystery as you enjoy a four-course dinner.

Day-of tickets to Murder Mystery Dinners are only available directly through the Inn of Cape May. You can purchase them in person at the front desk or by calling 609-884-5555. Reservations are necessary

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26th Annual Pumpkin Festival at Historic Cold Spring Village
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

26th Annual Pumpkin Festival at Historic Cold Spring Village

Families can enjoy pumpkin painting and games throughout the day. A variety of crafters will sell their wares along the Village's shell-paved lanes. Vendors will be selling hot dogs, funnel cake, and other snacks. Visit a haunted house at the Corson Gandy Barn and hop on a fall hayride through the farm.

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10th Annual Scarecrow Contest
Oct
18
2:00 PM14:00

10th Annual Scarecrow Contest

Create your own scarecrow that will take up residence beside dozens of others along "Scarecrow Alley" this Halloween season, when the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate are transformed into a spectacle of scary and sill, all original, handmade specters.

Register your entry and compete for prizes, with an overall prize of $200 earmarked for the People's Choice Award given to the creator of the Scarecrow that receives the most votes from visitors to the Estate.

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Classic Car Show at Historic Cold Spring Village
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Classic Car Show at Historic Cold Spring Village

  • Historic Cold Spring Village (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cruise into Historic Cold Spring Village for the Annual Classic and Antique Car Show! Cars will be on display Saturday from 10am-3pm and Sunday 10am-2:45pm.  See beautifully restored and preserved vehicles, from muscle cars to light trucks, from the 1910s to the 1980s parked along the Village's tree-lined, shell-paved lanes.

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7th Annual Craft Beer & Crab Festival
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

7th Annual Craft Beer & Crab Festival

Mark your calendar for our 7th annual event and come to the beautiful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate for an all-day festival featuring local and regional craft beers to wash down favorite summer foods ... steamed crabs, pulled pork, crab cakes, shrimp and hot dogs, as well as food from regional vendors.

  • All-day music on outdoor stage
  • An old-fashioned Victorian circus with jugglers and acrobats from the Give & Take Jugglers 
  • Crafts and collectibles show
  • Craft beers and other spirits
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 Cape May Stage Showcase Tour & Tea
Jul
27
2:30 PM14:30

Cape May Stage Showcase Tour & Tea

You will tour the Cape May Stage’s Robert Shackleton Playhouse. Listen to the history of the makings of a marriage between the state-of-the-art theater and a faithfully restored Cape May landmark-the 1853 Cape Island Presbyterian Church.  The tour lasts about a ½ hour and afterwards you will have afternoon tea at the Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom at the Emlen Physick Estate.

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Independence Day Celebration
Jul
1
11:30 AM11:30

Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate all things American at Historic Cold Spring Village's annual Independence Day Celebration, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 30th and July 1th, from 10 am - 4:30 pm. A variety of patriotic family activities, programs and music will be taking place and the Village's restored historic buildings will be open, featuring demonstrations of Early American trades and crafts.

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Strawberry Festival
Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

Strawberry Festival

This years Strawberry festival is sponsored by the West Cape May Business Association and will be located at the Wilbraham Park. The Strawberry Festival has become an eagerly anticipated event each Spring. Strawberries will be in both edible and non-edible form.


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