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Independence Day in Cape May

July 4th weekend is right around the corner, and Cape May is celebrating with many fun events this season!

July 1st: Cape May Independence Day Parade

The parade route runs along Beach Avenue. Begins at 1pm.

July 1st: Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at Convention Hall

7:30-11am at Convention Hall. Proceeds from the breakfast benefit the local scholarship fund and community charities. Breakfast menu includes: tasty homemade pancakes, eggs and sausage, coffee, orange juice and water. Take-out available. More info

July 2nd & 3rd: Independence Day Celebration at Historic Cold Spring Village

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. 10am to 4pm. More info

July 3rd: North Cape May Independence Day Festival and Fireworks

This festival begins at 5pm along the bay front in North Cape May, from Lincoln Blvd. to Emerson Ave. The fireworks begin around 9pm. We’d recommend arriving before it gets too dark so you can check out the food vendors and kids’ rides! Bring a blanket or towel for the beach.

July 3rd & July 4th: Fireworks cruise aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher

Enjoy the fireworks on the 3rd or 4th from the water! The Cape May Whale Watcher will leave the dock at 7pm both nights. The trip includes pizza and hot dogs, dolphin watching, (hopefully) the sunset, and – of course – the fireworks display! $40 for adults; $25 for children 4 & up. More info & tickets

July 3rd & July 4th: Dinner followed by fireworks atop the Cape May Lighthouse

Update: The NJ government shutdown of state beaches has ended after three days.

Participants will be transported by trolley from the Washington Street Mall Information Booth to the Red Store in Cape May Point for a delicious, seasonal, five-course dinner prepared by Chef Lucas Manteca. After dinner, hop back on board the trolley for a short ride to Cape May Lighthouse, where you will climb to the top to watch the fireworks from the watch gallery. Reservations necessary; limited to 12 people each night. $100 per person. More Info

July 4th: Picnic & Patriotic Celebration at Congress Hall / Cape May fireworks

Join Congress Hall starting at 3pm for a Patriotic Celebration with a delicious BBQ, lobster bake, exciting children’s’ activities and carnival games!  Franny Smith and the Atlantic City Jazz Band will be performing on the veranda, along with a sing-a-long with the Congress Hall Festival Choir. Fireworks to follow!

July 4th: Free Magic Show at Convention Hall

Come see a free magic show for children & families with magician Rich Lessig! The show starts at 7pm at Cape May Convention Hall on 714 Beach Avenue.