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Harbor Fest, Cape May, NJ, June 19, 2011

A Weekend Celebration of the Sea

Date: June 18, 2011 from 10am to 5pm
on Delaware Avenue in Cape May, NJ

Rain date: Sunday, June 19

Harbor Fest is a celebration of seafood and song; the sea, its culture, its economy and its ecology. Cape May's beautiful harbor will provide the overall setting for Harbor Fest, while most land based activities will be held at or near the Nature Center. Located just adjacent to the Coast Guard Base and the Corinthian Yacht Club, the Center is situated directly ashore from the harbor's "anchor-out" zone and across the harbor from Cape May's various marinas. Venues around the harbor will be accessible by trolley.

  • Harbor and street festival
  • Arts and crafts vendors
  • Scallop challenge
  • Nature programs
  • Food and seafood
  • Kids' activities
  • Beer garden
  • Live music
  • Kayaking

Since its inception as a whaling village in the 17th Century, Cape May's economy and culture has been linked to the sea. But with the promise comes a challenge. Harbor Fest is intended to heighten awareness and appreciation of this fragile resource.

Event Schedule

Harborfest 2011 is scheduled for June 18th from 10am to 5pm. Rain date June 19.

Blessing of the Waters Ceremony - Friday, June 17, 2011 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Cape May Fisherman's Memorial (at the end of missouri Avenue on Cape May Harbor)

The purpose is to commemorate local fishermen who have been lost at sea, and to bless our waters for a safe and successful season. Service led by local clergy with music by the US Coast Guard Recruit Band. Following the service, join the friends of the Nature Center of Cape May for a fundraising reception overlooking the harbor. Download the flyer PDF Document

Paddle for a Purpose - June 18 at 1:00 p.m. on Cape May Harbor

Kayak and canoe regatta on Cape May Harbor. To register, call 609.898.8848

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