Day Trip

August 23, 2009

400th Anniversary of Cape May

Where: : Locations throughout Cape May, N.J.

When:: Saturday through Sunday, Aug. 30

What:: Celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Cape May with various events, including a parade at 11 a.m. Saturday, featuring the U.S. Coast Guard and Color Guard band and other drum and string bands. The parade's route will include Beach Avenue, Pittsburgh Avenue and Patterson Avenue. The review stand will be at Convention Hall.

Head out to Historic Cold Spring Village to experience Seafarer's Weekend from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. In honor of the anniversary, events will include pirate shows, decoy carvings, kiddie costume parades and contests and other demonstrations to celebrate the maritime culture of Cape May.

How much: : The parade is free. Admission to Seafarer's Weekend is $6 to $8 per person.

What's nearby: : Cape May has more than 10 beaches, complete with lifeguards and umbrella rentals. Passes can be bought at each beach's entrance. Go to thejerseycape.com. When you're done at the shore, talk a stroll through the Washington Street Pedestrian Mall - and don't forget to grab a custard.

Information: : capemay400.info

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