Cape May Event Calendar

Cape Island Ocean Festival

Join us at the Nature Center of Cape May as we celebrate the ocean at the Cape Island Ocean Festival. The day will begin with a flow yoga class with Emily Wilmoth and a beach clean of the Cape May Harbor beach across from the Center with Jillian Simons. The day will continue with fun educational ocean-themed activities focused on the beauty and importance of the ocean and how we can all be good stewards of the sea. Bring the family for a fun day; take the kids on a scavenger hunt, purchase a tote bag to tie-dye, make an ocean necklace, visit sea creatures in our Aquatics Lab, wander down to the Harbor Beach for a Harbor Safari, do some shore birding and support local ocean themed artists. Our carefully curated ocean-themed artists include, Bruce Bieber & Annette Patton, Emily Arenberg, Janet Payne Jewelry, Jetty Yeti & Salty Ruska, HLM Jewelry, Spirit Catcher Photography, and South of the Moon Pottery, will be selling their work. Festival-goers will enjoy learning from various local non-profit organizations and Walks & Talks.  Enjoy lunch from Mac Cafe’s food truck while listening to live music with the Honey Hawks and the Squares.

*Rain date of June 18th

Talks & Walks

10:00 am  –  Beach Clean Up on the Harbor with Jillian Simons
10:00 am – Flow Yoga with Emily Wilmoth (bring your own mat)
11:00 am – Beachcombing Treasures with Jason Black.
11:00 am -1:30 pm – Live Music with the Honey Hawks
Noon – Harbor Safari, seining in the harbor
1:00pm  –  Shore Bird Identification with Adehl Schwaderer from CMBO
1:30 – 4 pm – Live Music with The Squares
2:00 pm – Harbor Safari, seining in the harbor
3:00 pm  – Seaside Gardening with Gretchen Whitman

On Going Events Throughout the Day

Beach Clean Up on the Harbor with Jillian Simons
Creative Ocean Themed Activities for Kids
Face Painting
Tank Talks in our Aquatic Lab
Shore Birding from the Deck with Adehl Schwaderer from CMBO
Local Ocean Themed Artists will be selling their work
Mac’s Café Food Truck

We welcome the following local non-profits with their hands on activities and knowledge of the ocean:

Cape May Bird Observatory
Cape May City Environmental Commission
Cape May Food Closet
Cape May Maritime Museum
Cape May Point Science Center
Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center
Clean Ocean Action
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association Cape May Branch
Coast Guard Enlisted Association
Kiwanis – Cape May Aktion Club
Marine Mammal Stranding Center
Surfrider South Jersey
West Cape May Environmental Commission


June 17, 2023


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Nature Center of Cape May


Nature Center of Cape May
1600 Delaware Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204


Nature Center of Cape May