Good Old Days at
The Annual Somers Point Good Old Days Festival returns for its 43rd year to say farewell to summer in Somers Point noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park.
Attendees will enjoy live music on two stages throughout the day featuring an eclectic array of rockers paying homage to the Woodstock era including Billy Walton honoring Jimi Hendrix and more.
The free, family festival will offer children’s entertainment, carnival games, magic, karate and K-9 demonstrations, more than 20 vendors and community groups, great food and treats ranging from hot dogs and hamburgers to stellar BBQ.
John F. Kennedy Memorial Park is located at 24 Broadway, Somers Point. Go to SPGoodOldDays.com
Richard Somers Day celebrated in Somers Point
Later in the week in Somers Point, the city’s family namesake will be honored on Richard Somers Day 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Richard Somers Memorial Park.
The event, which coincides with his birthday in 1778, will honor Somers and his family. Somers was an officer in the United States Navy and was killed during an assault on Tripoli during the first Barbary War in 1804. The city will host crew members from the USS Somers, a Destroyer in the Navy named after Somers, which was commissioned in 1959 and active until it was decommissioned in 1982. The ceremony will honor Somers and the men who served on the USS Somers.
Richard Somers Memorial Park is located at 801 Shore Rd., Somers Point. Go to VisitSomersPoint.com
Bike Week and Sound Off rumbles into A.C.
Motorcycle junkies will certainly want to head to Atlantic City this weekend as The Bike Week and Sound Off Ccompetition will rumble into Showboat Hotel this weekend.
Bike Week is a four-day event starting 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, running to Sunday, Sept. 12. There will be live music by Age of Ore and Simply Three Band for those who like to rock.
The AC Sound Off Competition, hosted by Philly Bike Fest, takes place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11.
All weekend expect a showcase of cool motorcycles, vendors, food and plenty of sideshow attractions.
Tickets are $20 for Bike Week and can be purchased at the door and online. Showboat is located at 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. Go to AllEvents.com
Another great motorcycle event hits South Jersey this weekend as the country’s premier motorcycle road racing series, MotoAmerica, is back in Millville 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, through Sunday, Sept. 12, at The New Jersey Motorsports Park.
MotoAmerica features the country’s top motorcycle road racers across seven classes of racing. The weekend event kicks off with qualifiers on Friday, followed by two full days of nonstop racing Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $50 to $70 and can be purchased online or at the park.
The New Jersey Motorsports Park is located at 8000 Dividing Creek Road, Millville. Go to MotorAmerica.com
‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ opens at
Cape May Stage
Cape May Stage continues its return from the pandemic with optimism and laughs by offering Neil Simon’s famous comedy “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.”
The play’s plot features a married man looking for some fun while his wife is out of town, and he arranges for three women to join him in his fun quest.
Opening night with afterparty is 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, and shows are 7 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 21, at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse, 405 Lafayette St., Cape May.
Tickets, priced at $65 for opening night and $45 for regular showings, can be purchased at CapeMayStage.org.
Yum … Empanada Challenge in A.C.
If you like empanadas, then you definitely want to head to The Chelsea neighborhood of Atlantic City this month as The Chelsea Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Empanada Challenge returns for its second year.
The month-long event will once again support local businesses in Chelsea while also highlighting the cultural diversity among 10 neighborhood restaurants. Empanada voters simply need to try an empanada from two or more participating restaurants anytime during the month of September and cast their vote online. Participating restaurants include Sabor Salvadoreno, Mr. Taco, Rincón Catracho and more.
To cast votes and to find out all participating restaurants, go to, ChelseaEDC.org
East Lynne Theater raises curtain on fall shows
The award-winning East Lynne Theater Company offers two great shows this fall for theater enthusiasts.
First up is “A Hundred Thousand Days of Light” 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Cape May Presbyterian Church. Enjoy an evening of American classics spanning the American Revolution to Gian Carlo Menotti, sung by famous soprano Barbara Quintillani. Tickets, priced $20 to $35, can be purchased at the box office or online.
The headliner show of the fall is “Dorothy Parker: A Certain Women,” which will be performed 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays from Wednesday, Sept. 15, to Saturday, Oct. 16. Tickets, priced at $20 to $35, can be purchased at the box office or online.
The Cape May Presbyterian Church is located at 500 Hughes St., Cape May. Go to EastLynneTheater.org
Pickleball hits Ventnor
Funny Pickle Productions will host the fun and challenging Pickleball Festival 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Ventnor City Courts.
The Pickleball Festival includes a pickleball tournament, a beach party with live music, a beach bar, food trucks, local vendors and beach games. Admission is free, and the events are open to the public.
The Funny Pickle will also raise money for the All Clear Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides mental health resources to first responders.
Ventnor City Courts is located at 5600 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. Go to FunnyPickleProductions.com
Dogs Party at
Morey’s Pier in Wildwood will be the site for two tail-wagging events this week: Doggie Dash on the beach adjacent to Raging Waters Water Park; and a puppy pool paw-ty to close out the waterparks’ season 2 p.m. to midnight.
Doggie Dash will kick off 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, when the pooches set the pace for the 5k and 1-mile beach races. Prizes include a dog tag finisher medal for dogs and an official doggie dash leash. After the race, dogs and owners will be treated to a beachside celebration with music, food, games, vendors and activities. In addition to a beachside celebration, Doggie Dash participants will receive complimentary admissions to Raging Waters Water Park for the first splash session 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Admission, priced from $9.99 to $39.99, can be purchased online or at the park.
Raging Waters Water Park is located at 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood. Go to MoreysPiers.com
Mr. Mature America Pageant struts into O.C.
The Mr. Mature America Pageant will celebrate the achievements of men 55 years old and older 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at the Ocean City Music Pier.
Going into the eighth year, the pageant will give audience members a performance of mixed talents, good looks and self-deprecating humor. Tickets for the show are priced at $25 to $40 and can be purchased online or at the box office.
The Ocean City Music Pier is located at 825 Boardwalk, Ocean City. Go to OceanCityVacation.com
Apple Fest gets fruity in Bridgeton
The 3rd Annual Apple Fest returns to South Jersey 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, to Sunday, Sept. 12, at the Shoppes at Dragon Village.
The fest will feature live music and a DJ, the Little Miss Apple Fest Pageant, wine sampling, free hayrides and more. The event is free and will occur rain or shine.
The Shoppes at Dragon Village is located at 97 Trench Road, Bridgeton. Go to SJAppleFest.com
Getting There exhibit at Stockton Art Gallery
The Getting There art installation by Pittsburgh artist Andrew Ellis Johnson and Susanne Slavick will be on display in the Stockton University Art Gallery through Nov. 14. Johnson and Slavick examine the contradictory fears and hypocrisies, ignored histories and punitive policies surrounding the challenge of migrants and refugees today through paintings, videos, prints and works on paper. The Stockton University Art Gallery is free and open to the public noon to 7:30 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.
The Stockton Art Gallery is located at Lakeside Lane, Galloway. Go to Stockton.edu
Get muddy while running in Wildwood
Looking for a race that your friends and family can enjoy? Head to Wildwood to participate in Your First Mud Run 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, on the North Wildwood Beach.
This fun-filled, 2-mile mud run will feature two loops and as many as 20 obstacles, including a 6-foot-high wall, rope climb, heavy jump ropes, a mud pit, cargo net and secret obstacles. The registration for Your First Mud Run is online at YourFirstMudRun.com, where you can also get more information.
Women in Business
The Cape May Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 16th Annual Women in Business Conference 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at The Flanders Hotel.
Tickets are $65 for chamber members and $95 for nonmembers. Tickets can be purchased at Chamber.CapeMayCountyChamber.com. The Flanders Hotel is located at 719 E. 11th St., Ocean City.
O.C. Fine Arts League debuts exhibit
The Ocean City Fine Arts League features a Mixed Media Art Show and Exhibition for September. The art league is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and all of the show pieces are for sale. In addition to the current exhibit items, other gallery showcase pieces such as, glass, mixed media, pottery and more, are also for sale.
The Ocean City Fine Art League is located at 711 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Go to OceanCityFineArtsLeague.org
Harbor Gallery features photos, paintings in September
Local artists of the month Tina Giamio and Louise Zamaitis will show off their photographs and painting at The Nature Center of Cape May throughout September. The Nature Center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays.
The Nature Center is located at 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May. Go to NJAudubon.org.
Cape May Music in the Park
Cape May will once again host “Music in the Park,” a series of free outdoor concerts held at Rotary Park. Concerts are 7 p.m. Fridays through Mondays through Sept 11.
This week’s schedule:
Friday, Sept. 10: The Honeyhawks
Saturday, Sept. 11: Bluebone Band
Rotary Park is located at 400 Lafayette St., Cape May. For more info, go to CapeMayCity.com.