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What to do in Cape May

Fourth of July

Independence Day Parade

Our Independence Day Parade usually takes place on the Saturday closest to July 4th. The parade begins at 1pm and runs along Beach Avenue.

See our event calendar for this year’s date

Cape May City Fireworks

Cape May’s annual fireworks display, sponsored in part by Congress Hall, take place on July 4th. Firework launch across from Congress Hall, from a barge a quarter-mile offshore. Enjoy a fantastic view of the show from the beach, promenade, or a property facing Beach Avenue.

Lower Township Fireworks

If you’ll be bayside (Lower Township, including North Cape May & Villas), look for fireworks the day before or after Congress Hall’s. Pick a spot on the beach. We recommend a chair or towel since the sand can be chilly after sunset! There are vendors galore and carnival rides, too. It’s crowded, so expect to park and walk a couple blocks.