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2015 Memorial Day Events At The Shore

Spending Memorial Day weekend down the shore? Lucky you! Check out these events to make the most of your time in the sun.

Atlantic City beach
(credit: Tim Jimenez)


2014 Atlantic City Memorial Day Baseball Tournament
Saturday, May 23 – Monday, May 25

The National Adult Baseball Association hosts its annual tournament in AC.

Harrah's Summer Splash Pool Party
777 Harrah's Blvd
Sunday, May 24 - Monday, May 25

If you're planning to be in Atlantic City this Memorial Day Weekend check out some music by DJ Camilo at a Harrah's Pool party hosted by Yazz. Tickets are on sale for $40.

(Credit: Al-Qumar Atkins)


Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil
Wildwood Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
Ocean Avenue across from Wildwoods Convention Center
Saturday, May 23

Start your Memorial Day weekend by honoring our troops, both active and veteran. The candlelight vigil begins at sunset alongside the Vietnam Vets Memorial.

International Kite Festival
Rio Grande Avenue Beach
Friday, May 22 – Monday, May 25

The largest kite festival in North America begins on Friday at noon with the "Unlocking of the Ocean," then continues with a night-time illuminated kite-fly at 9 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, the nation's best stunt kite-flyers take to the beach for the East Coast Stunt Kite Championships. There will also be kite workshops and exhibitions all weekend.

North Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony
North Wildwood Veterans Monument
Spruce & New York Avenues
Monday, May 25

Honor our veterans with a Memorial Day service at 10:00 a.m. At 9:30 a.m. a service will be held reading of the names of veterans who have died since last Memorial Day at the monument.

Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony
Wildwood American Legion Post #184
4200 Atlantic Ave
Monday, May 25

Featuring speakers, a firing squad and wreath laying ceremonies at the Post, the Memorial Walk, and at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, this ceremony kicks off at 11 a.m.

24_Sunset Beach_Cape May, New Jersey
(Sunset Beach, Cape May, N.J. Credit: Dorothy Hornbeck )


Country Singer Crystal Gayle
Cape May Convention Center
714 Beach Ave
Saturday, May 23

Country singer Crystal Gayle performs at 8 p.m.

Crafts & Antiques on Memorial Day
Cape May Convention Hall
714 Beach Ave
Sunday, May 24

Cape May's annual day of crafts and antiques sales happens Sunday, May 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cape May Music Festival
Starts Sunday, May 24

The Cape May Music Fest kicks off on Sunday with a performance from the Atlantic Brass Band at 8 p.m.

Cape May Memorial Day Ceremony
Cape May Convention Hall
714 Beach Ave
Monday, May 25

Cape May holds a Memorial Day ceremony to honor our veterans starting at 11 a.m.

ocean city beachgoers
(credit: John Ostapkovich)


Unlocking of the Ocean and Business Persons Plunge
Moorlyn Terrace Beach
Friday, May 22

Kick of the 2015 season by watching people in professional attire – some carrying briefcases! – jump into the frigid Atlantic on Moorlyn Terrace Beach at noon.

StandUp4 Seals Beach Adventure Race
8th Street Beach
Saturday, May 23

Wake up bright and early to catch this race, which starts at 7:30 a.m. and features a sand obstacle course for adults and a fun sand challenge for kids.

Barks on the Boards
OCNJ Boardwalk
Sunday, May 31

Registered dogs can walk the boardwalk starting at 12 p.m. and participate in an array of contests. Pre-registration: $25. $30 day of event. First 200 registered receive t-shirts.

Annual Memorial Day Service
Veterans Memorial Day Park
Monday, May 25

The annual service starts at 11 a.m.

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