Five Things to Do in South Jersey This Weekend: August 5

It’s the last month of summer, and what better way to kick it off than with some fun-filled South Jersey events?


Crab Festival

August 5
Crack into some fun as the N.J. State Crab Festival returns to Wildwood from 11 am to 10 pm. Dive into a bushel of blue claws, swing by the beer garden or sample a crabby bloody mary. At 6 pm, Jimmy Buffet tribute band Parrotbeach will take the stage while kids are invited to scuttle in a crab race. For more information, call 609-522-0033 or visit the website.


Craft Beer & Crab Festival

August 5
Head to Cape May’s Emlen Physick Estate for the annual Craft Beer and Crab festival from 10 am to 6 pm. Enjoy steamed crabs and summer foods paired with local and regional craft beers, then catch a live show on the outdoor stage or watch the old-fashioned Victorian circus. Admission to the festival grounds is free, but there is a charge for some activities and food. For more information, visit the website.


Fringe Festival

August 5 & 6
The second-annual New Jersey Fringe Festival returns to Hammonton for a street fair and theatrical marathon. Enjoy street performers, live music and interactive pop-up art while sipping on craft beer or wine. Access to the festival grounds is free; cost is $19 for day passes or $39 for an all-access weekend pass. For more information, visit the website.


Boardwalk Art Show

August 5 & 6
Ocean City hosts its 55th annual Boardwalk Art Show, featuring leading artists from across the East Coast. Shop fine art on Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. For more information, visit the website.


Down on the Farm Weekend

August 5 & 6
Experience life on an early-American farm through hands-on activities at Historic Cold Spring Village in Cape May. Learn the trades of the time, architecture and lifestyles of early settlers in rural Southern New Jersey from 10 am to 4:30 pm each day. For more information, visit the website.

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