Mayor Desiderio cuts a ribbon to kick off the Gerard A. Desiderio Heart/Dog Walk.

JR Hannigan, Danielle Hannigan, Danny Hannigan, Johnny Hannigan, Maggie O’Hanlon, and Barbara McCaffrey dine at Mike’s Seafood and Dock Restaurant during Sea Isle Restaurant Week.

June 1

ESA/South Jersey District Surfing Contest #2

7am-5pm, 40th Street beach (No-surf/rain date: June 8)

Held at the 40th Street beach, the competition begins at 7am and features heats for shortboard, longboard, bodyboard and stand-up paddle board. The basic entry fee is $20 ($10 extra per entry), and sign-ups will take place the morning of the contest. Memberships and renewals are available at the beach.

More information: or 609-884-5277


Gerard A. Desiderio Heart Walk/Dog Walk

9-11am, JFK Blvd. & Promenade

Held in memory of Mayor Leonard Desiderio’s brother, the annual Gerard A. Desiderio Heart Walk will take place on the Promenade at 9am. Participants and teams are able to register the day of the event. Proceeds benefit the Deborah Heart and Lung Center. The Hearts for Hounds Dog Walk will start at 9:15am.

More information: 609-602-2406,


June 3-9

Sea Isle Restaurant Week

Participating Restaurants

Sip, savor, and satisfy your inner foodie during Sea Isle Restaurant Week June 3-9 (excluding Saturday, June 8). Hosted by the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization, participating restaurants will offer four courses for $34 with choices such as fresh seafood dishes, steak, pasta, and so much more. Make your reservations and enjoy all the flavors of Sea Isle City during Sea Isle Restaurant Week. Oh, and be sure to save room for dessert!

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Runners at the starting line of the Peyton’s Promise 5K Run.


June 8

Peyton’s Promise 5K Run/2K Walk

10:15am, 43rd Street & Promenade

Hosted by Peyton Laricks’ parents, Dustin and Debbie, the 11th annual Peyton’s Promise 5K Run/2K Walk is held to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with the funds allocated to lung development research and Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia-related studies. Online registration is now available, or you can also register on the day of the event beginning at 9am. Following the run and walk, a family-friendly after-party will be held, with food, music and raffles. To read Peyton’s story or donate, go to

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Green Fair

Noon-2pm, Excursion Park

(Rain location: 4501 Park Road)

New for 2019! The Sea Isle City Sustainable Jersey Green Team will host the Green Fair, with a variety of vendors offering information and details on recycling, the Waste Wizard app, water conservation and more. Kids will enjoy crafts using recycled materials, and reusable bags will be distributed. Also, the Sea Isle City Environmental Commission will announce its tree raffle winners every half-hour.

More information: 609-263-7358


June 15

Skimmer Festival

9am-4pm, JFK Blvd. & Promenade

Spend Father’s Day weekend in Sea Isle City and experience Skimmer Festival Weekend offering a variety of fun for the entire family. Attendees will have the chance to browse the wares of more than 300 vendors set up along the Promenade and enjoy live entertainment by the Radio Neon Band, free amusement rides, and the Skimmer Food Court. Among the family-friendly activities are free amusement rides, Old Tyme Photos, an Art Bar, face-painters, and more.

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Rachel Mammelle, Tony Piperno, Chris Carr, Kristy Carr, and Ed Hunter at the Jim McLaughlin Tennis Tournament.


Jim McLaughlin Memorial Tennis Tournament

9am-1pm, Tennis Courts (Rain date: June 16)

Head over to the 63rd Street tennis courts on June 15 for the annual Jim McLaughlin Memorial Tennis Tournament. The tournament was established in 2014 in memory of Jim McLaughlin, a longtime resident and builder in town. All levels are invited to participate.

More information: 609-263-2271


Sea Goal Cup

8am-8pm, Dealy Field

This one-day hockey tournament is sponsored by the Philadelphia Sports League. Registration will begin at 9am and feature about 10 teams vying for the Sea Goal Cup. The cost is $320 to register a team. All teams receive a PSL Sea Goal Cup Tournament shirt and are guaranteed two games. The winning team will be presented with a championship long-sleeve
T-shirt and trophy. Sign up online at

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Nathan and Ryan Trainor enjoy the amusement rides during Skimmer Festival weekend.


June 16

Skimmer Antique Auto Show & Parade

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

Bring Dad to the Skimmer Antique Auto Show and Parade on Sunday, June 16! Held along the Promenade, the event will feature nearly 90 antique cars on display with live music by the Snake Brothers Band from 10am-noon. The awards ceremony will begin at 1pm, followed by the Antique Auto Parade at 1:30pm. The parade will exit the Promenade from 44th Street and proceed south on Pleasure Avenue to 94th Street, then loop back toward 44th Street on Landis Avenue.

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Skimmer Festival: Free Guided Historical Trolley Tours

10am-12:30pm, Excursion Park

Experience a trip down memory lane and hop aboard the trolley for free guided historical tour. Led by members of the Sea Isle City Historical Society, trolley tours are offered every half-hour from 10am-12:30pm. Visitors will learn about prominent landmarks and historical facts from yesteryear.

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Full Moon Beach Yoga


June 17

Full Moon Beach Yoga

8-9pm, 29th Street beach

Open to all ages and skill levels, join certified instructor Teri O’Connor of NJ Beach Yoga for the Full Moon Beach Yoga experience. While the moon rises over the ocean, O’Connor will guide her class through moon salutations, ending with a Full Moon Meditation to help you feel more relaxed. There is no fee to attend and all are welcome.

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June 22

Here Comes Summer Open House & Art Show

Noon-3pm, Historical Museum

Back for the second year, head over to the Sea Isle City Historical Museum for the Here Comes Summer open house. Families will enjoy an afternoon of kids’ activities, face painters, games and light refreshments outside while also having a chance to tour the museum. New this year, check out the local artists’ artwork displayed in the library conference room.

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Sara the Turtle Festival


June 26

Sara the Turtle Festival

7-9pm, Excursion Park (Rain date: June 27)

Have fun learning about different species of animals during the Sara the Turtle Festival. The event will create environmental awareness of the plight of diamondback terrapins while also featuring family entertainment such as face painters, sprinting races, and exhibitors. Don’t miss all the cuteness of the “Diaper Derby” crawling contest for babies, too.

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Sean Fitzgerald and Faahim Kayed at the Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival.


June 28-30

Sea Isle City Food Truck Invitational

Kix McNutley’s

Indulge in some of the most unique and delicious cuisine during the Sea Isle City Food Truck Invitational. Ever try pizza in a cone or a serving of loaded gourmet fries? These are just some of the food options you will enjoy. The rain-or-shine event will feature nearly 20 food trucks, a variety of craft vendors, family fun events and live music. The hours are noon-9pm Friday and Saturday, noon-7pm Sunday.

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June 29

Sea Isle City STOMPS Cancer 5K Run/Walk

9am-noon, JFK Blvd. & Promenade

Join the Bringing Hope Home Foundation in Sea Isle City for its 5th annual Sea Isle City STOMPS Cancer 5K and Family Walk. The event is presented by La Costa and registration is now available online. The organization was established in 2008 to provide “unexpected amazingness” through financial and emotional support for local families dealing with cancer. Following the race, everyone is invited back to La Costa for a post-race party featuring awards, food, music and more.

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June 26

Rock the Boat for Autism

10am-noon, Historical Museum

In honor of the 10th anniversary of Rock the Boat for Autism, former local lifeguards Dan McCann, John Lose, Ryan Meyer, Larry Maher and James O’Donoghue will be donating their old lifeboat to the Sea Isle City Historical Museum in a special ceremony. In 2009, the lifeboat was used by the guys to row from Florida to Sea Isle City while raising money for Mike’s Seafood Run/Walk for Autism.

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