Rosa and Mark Sava of Philly Fry at
the Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival.

Naomi McHenry and Anecia DiAntonio at
Fall Family Festival Weekend.

September 2

Pose for Peace Beach Yoga

7:30-8:45am, JFK Boulevard beach

NJ Beach Yoga will be hosting its 7th Annual “Pose for Peace” event on Labor Day. Attendees will form the shape of a peace sign, symbolic of sending a wave of peace to those who need help. Donations will be accepted to benefit the National Epilepsy Foundation. All levels are welcome to join and help send a wave of peace to the world.

More information: 609-602-3398 or njBeachYoga.com

 

September 7-8

Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival

Kix McNutley’s, Friday, Noon-10pm, Saturday, 11am-7pm (rain or shine)

Featuring more than 15 food trucks from across the Northeast, the Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival will include two days of a variety of flavors and cuisines to try. The event will also include family entertainment and live music.

More information: 609-318-4504 or seaislecityfood.com

 

September 7

Run for the Nurses 5K/1-Mile Walk

10-11am, JFK Boulevard & Promenade

Make plans to run or walk in this new event to benefit Cape Regional team members pursuing a nursing or allied health career to advance within the organization and to assist existing team members to keep up with their continuing education. Sponsored by the Dalrymple family of Dalrymple’s Card and Gift Shoppe, all are invited to join in on this family-fun event to help improve health care in our community. Registration is available online at https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/SeaIsleCity/RunforNurses.

More information: 609-602-4828 or runfornurses@comcast.net.

 

Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony

Noon, Excursion Park (Rain location: 4501 Park Road)

Calling all married couples who met, fell in love or are enjoying their “Happily Ever After” in Sea Isle City! Join Mayor Leonard Desiderio on Saturday, Sept. 7 for a special ceremony to renew your vows with the beach as your background. Interested couples can preregister for this free event and honor their love in their favorite seashore town. Registration forms available at visitsicnj.com.

More information: 609-263-8687, Ext. 103 or visitsicnj.com

 

September 11

Patriot Day Ceremony: September 11th Remembered

9-10am, Veterans Park (Rain location: 233 JFK Blvd.)

Honoring those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, the Patriot Day Ceremony will offer speeches, patriotic hymns and a wreath-laying ceremony. The event will begin at 9am at Veterans Park and will include local first responders, county officials, religious leaders and community members.

More information: 609-263-4461, Ext. 1245 or visitsicnj.com

 

September 14

Fall Family Festival

9am-4pm, JFK Boulevard & Promenade

Bring your family to Sea Isle City Sept. 14-15 for the 30th annual Fall Family Festival. The event kicks off on Saturday with the Seaside Vendor Craft Market along the Promenade at 9am. Throughout the day, attendees will browse the goods of various vendors on the Promenade, pick up grab-and-go items from the food court set up in front of Excursion Park, and enjoy live music, a photo booth, art bar, face painting and “Waxy Hands.” Free amusement rides will also be available from 10am-4pm.

More information: 609-263-8687 or visitsicnj.com

 

Baby Boomers Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival with Jerry Blavat

8pm-1am, La Costa Lounge

Dance and sing along to all the hits of summers past with The Geator with the Heater at La Costa as summer comes to an end. Legendary DJ Jerry Blavat will provide the tunes while you enjoy dancing and food and drink specials.

More information: 609-263-3611 or lacosta-seaisle.com

 

September 15

Fall Family Festival Antique Auto Show & Parade

9am-1:30pm, 29th Street to JFK Boulevard & Promenade

The second day of Fall Family Festival will feature the Antique Auto Show along the Promenade north of JFK Boulevard from 9am-1pm. Several vintage cars will be on display and attendees will be treated to live music by The Snake Brothers from 10am-noon. Following the auto show, trophies will be presented to the winners before the parade kicks off through town.

More information: 973-563-0254 or visitsicnj.com

 

Fall Family Festival: Free Guided Historical Trolley Tours

10am-12:30pm, Excursion Park

Explore Sea Isle City’s rich history during the Fall Family Festival Guided Historical Trolley Tours. Tours are offered every half-hour from 10am to 12:30pm and are led by members of the Sea Isle City Historical Society. Visitors will learn about prominent landmarks and historical facts.

More information: 609-263-8687 or visitsicnj.com

 

Theresa Jamen, Birgit Brochaska, Bob Brochaska, Krista Glass at Irish Festival Weekend.

 

September 20-22

Irish Festival Weekend

La Costa Lounge

There will be a sea of people decked out in green, orange and gold during Irish Festival Weekend. Featuring craft vendors, live entertainment, and food and drink specials, this is a weekend you won’t want to miss.

More information: 609-263-3611 or lacosta-seaisle.com

 

September 20

POW-MIA Recognition Day Ceremony

10-11am, Veterans Park (Rain location: 4501 Park Road)

Sea Isle City will host its third annual POW-MIA Recognition Day Ceremony. Led by members of the Cape May County American Legion, the ceremony will remember the nation’s prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. There will be an “empty table ceremony” as well as speeches from local veterans and officials.

More information: 609-741-0379

 

John Divney received the Founders Award from Bill Buchanan and Chris Glancey at the 2018 Around the World Social.

 

September 27

Around the World Social

6-10pm, Oar House Pub

Sip and socialize at the Around the World Social. Hosted by the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization, the event will feature soft music, passed hors d’oeuvres, small plates and a cash bar. The SICCCR will also recognize Ruth Steedley as its 2019 Founders Award recipient.

More information: 609-263-9090 or seaislechamber.com

 

Keith, Reghan and Madison Gilchrist enjoyed the Harborfest festivities.

 

September 28

Harborfest

11am-4pm, Marina Park, 609-263-9090

Held at 42nd Street & the Bay, guests are invited to honor Sea Isle City’s rich fishing history and celebrate during this fall festival. The event features live entertainment, a variety of craft and food vendors, and entertainment for the kids. You won’t want to miss the raw clam-eating contest, or the chowder contest, either! The event will take place rain or shine.

More information: seaislechamber.com

 

October 5

Italian Festival

11am-6pm, Kix McNutley’s

Bring your family and friends to celebrate your Italian heritage at Kix McNutley’s. Sponsored by the Desiderio family for nearly 30 years, the event features music, craft and food vendors, contests and the annual Italian Day parade.

More information: 609-263-6341 or kixmcnutleys.com

 

Italian Day Parade

2pm, J.A. LaRosa Way to Landis Avenue & 63rd Street

Whether you strut down down J.A. LaRosa Way to 63rd Street and Landis Avenue along with the parade or cheer on the parade participants, the Italian Day Parade features Sea Isle’s newly crowned “Italian Royal Family,” community organizations, floats and more. The parade ends back at the festival grounds where attendees can continue to enjoy the festivities until 6pm.

More information: 609-263-6341 or kixmcnutleys.com

 

October 12

Beach Cleanup

10am-noon, JFK Boulevard & Promenade

(Rain date: Oct. 13)

Do you love Sea Isle’s beaches? We do, too! Spend the morning volunteering with the Sea Isle City Environmental Commission as it hosts its bi-annual beach cleanup. Volunteers will be provided with trash bags and gloves before they set out to scour the beaches for trash and debris. As you clean up the beach, you will also be collecting data to be sent to Clean Ocean Action to help identify possible pollution issues.

More information: 609-263-2081

 

Halloween Parade

 

October 18

Halloween Parade & Dance Party

7pm, 45th Street & Landis Avenue to JFK Boulevard

Get creative with your costumes and head to Sea Isle City for the annual Halloween Parade and Dance Party! The parade will kick off at 7pm and head toward Excursion Park for the dance party. All are welcome to attend and march in the parade, and there will be prizes awarded for different categories.

More information: 609-263-0050 or visitsicnj.com

 

October 19

ESA/South Jersey District Surfing Contest

7am-5pm, 40th Street beach (No-surf/rain date: Oct. 26)

Head to the 40th Street beach for this event that features heats for shortboard, longboard, bodyboard and stand-up paddle board contestants. The entry fee is $20 (each event is $10 extra) and signups will take place the morning of the contest.

More information: 609-884-5277 or snj.surfesa.org

 

November 11

Veterans Day Ceremony

11am-noon, Veterans Park (Rain location: 4501 Park Road)

Join Mayor Desiderio, local veterans, city and county officials and local religious leaders as they honor Veterans Day. The event will feature speeches, songs and a ceremony in which war veterans will be honored as wreaths are placed at the base of the Memorial Fountain at Veterans Park.

More information: 609-263-4461, Ext.1245 or visitsicnj.com

 

Terry Pospischil and Eileen Dillion shopped during Girls Weekend.

 

November 22-24

Girls Weekend Townwide

Girls’ weekends are good for your soul! It’s time to treat yourself and escape to Sea Isle City for the weekend. Enjoy three full days of endless opportunities to eat, drink, shop, and pamper your way through town during the Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization’s Girls Weekend. The event features huge discounts on retail, salon and fitness services, restaurants, lodging and more.

More information: 609-263-9090 or seaislechamber.com

 

November 23

Pajama Party

7:30am, Kix McNutley’s

Held in conjunction with Girls Weekend, Kix McNutley’s invites you to “Kix” off the weekend with a complimentary breakfast, drink specials and pop-up shopping. Shop in your pajamas and get a head start on the weekend’s fun activities. All attendees will also receive a gift.

More information: 609-263-6341 or kixmcnutleys.com

 

The tree lighting ceremony during Holiday Extravaganza.

 

November 29

Holiday Extravaganza Parade

6pm, JFK Boulevard & Central Avenue to Excursion Park

Spend Thanksgiving weekend in Sea Isle City and kick off the holiday season during the Holiday Extravaganza Parade. Featuring community and civic organizations, characters and Santa, the parade will begin at JFK Boulevard & Central Avenue and proceed down to Excursion Park. The parade leads up to the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30pm.

More information: 609-263-9090 or seaislechamber.com

 

Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa’s Arrival

6:30pm, Excursion Park

Following the Holiday Extravaganza Parade, Mayor Desiderio will be joined on stage by his special guest from the North Pole to officially light the Sea Isle City tree. Join in on the magic of the holidays and help Sea Isle City kick off its holiday season in style.

More information: 609-263-4461, Ext. 1245 or visitsicnj.com

 

November 30

Small Business Saturday

10am-3pm, Townwide

Get a head start on your holiday shopping and stroll through Sea Isle City on Small Business Saturday! When you spend $20 or more at participating locations, you will be entered to win a prize from the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization! The winner will be announced at 3pm.

More information: 609-263-9090 or seaislechamber.com

 

Holiday Dash 1-Mile Run/Walk

4-6pm, Kix McNutley’s

Dash through Sea Isle City and get in the spirit of the season with the Holiday Dash at Kix McNutley’s. Sponsored by the Cape May County Chiefs of Police, all are invited to run or walk 1 mile with a new, unwrapped toy or nonperishable food item for Mayor Desiderio’s annual holiday drive.

More information: 609-263-6341 or kixmcnutleys.com

 

December 7

Holiday Open House

11am-2pm, Historical Museum

Join volunteers and members of the community at the annual Holiday Open House at the Sea Isle City Historical Museum. Attendees will enjoy light refreshments while checking out the different displays and history that museum has to offer.

More information: 609-263-2992 or seaislemuseum.com

 

Holiday Stroll

11am-4pm, Townwide

Sea Isle City is home to the most unique shopping destinations, and there is no better time to visit the seaside town than during the Holiday Stroll! During the Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization’s Holiday Stroll, several stores will open their doors so you will be able to finish up your holiday shopping while enjoying carolers, discounts and hospitalities at participating businesses.

More information: 609-263-9090 or seaislechamber.com

 

December 11

Santa’s Calling

6:30pm

Would you like to receive a phone call from the North Pole? On Wednesday, Dec. 11, Santa’s Calling all preregistered children and they will have a chance to relay their Christmas wish list to him over the phone. Sponsored by the City’s Division of Recreation, volunteers from the St. Joseph Church’s Knights of Columbus relay calls from Santa and assist with the event to ensure all children who wish to speak with jolly old Saint Nick have as much time as they wish to chat.

More information: 609-263-0050 or visitsicnj.com

 

December 12

House Lighting Contest

5:30pm

Sponsored by the City’s Division of Recreation and hosted by the Sea Isle City Garden Club, this event offers homeowners in Sea Isle City the chance to decorate their homes to the nines for a chance to win a prize. Any home can enter, and all entries are judged on creativity, aesthetics, effect and endeavor. Prizes are awarded to the top three places.

More information: 609-263-0050 or visitsicnj.com

 

December 31

New Year’s Eve Celebration

5:30-7:30pm, Gymnasium

(reservations required due to limited space)

Looking to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the little ones but don’t want them to stay up until midnight? Sea Isle City will once again host its early-evening New Year’s Eve Celebration in the gymnasium at 4501 Park Road. Break out your red, white and blue and ring in the New Year with this year’s theme, “America … Sea to Shining Sea.” All children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations can be made in person at the Recreation office or by calling 263-0050 starting the Monday after Thanksgiving.

More information: 609-263-0050 or visitsicnj.com

 

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

8pm, JFK Boulevard Beach

Spend New Year’s Eve in Sea Isle City and ring in 2020 a few hours early with a grand display of colorful fireworks at 8pm! Bundle up, grab a hot chocolate and bring your beach chair to Excursion Park for the display, though the fireworks can be seen from any spot in town!

More information: 609-263-8687 or visitsicnj.com

 

 

Save the Date!

 

Mike’s Seafood Polar Bear Run/Walk for Autism.

 

February 14-16

Polar Bear Plunge Weekend

La Costa

Mark your 2020 calendars for the 26th annual Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 15. Kick off the weekend on Friday, Feb. 14 with the crowning of the Polar Bear Prince and Princess and King and Queen at La Costa. Break out your most creative costumes for Saturday’s contest at noon, followed by the chilly dip in the Atlantic Ocean at 2pm. Stick around on Sunday for the 12th annual Mike’s Seafood Polar Bear Run/Walk for Autism!

More information: lacosta-seaisle.com

 

February 16

Mike’s Seafood Polar Bear Run/Walk for Autism

JFK Boulevard & Promenade, Noon

Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate in this family-friendly event. On-site registration will begin at 9:30am. Following the run/walk, there will be an after-party including a continental buffet, activities for the kids, door prizes and the awards ceremony. Online registration is now available at polarbearrunforautism.com.

More information: polarbearrunwalkforautism.com or 609-602-5734

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