2020 Event Calendar
Loyalty Day is held at 12:00 Noon, in Wilbraham Park as a day of patriotism. Enacted in 1958 by President Eisenhower through an act of Congress, Loyalty Day celebrates the American people and their patriotic courage. This event is organized annually by the Peterson Little Post #386 of the Veterans of Foreign War.
Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 10:00am - 2:00pm
FREE COMMUNITY SHRED DAY - The Borough will host a Community Shred Day with services provided by ProShred Security. Documents will be securely destroyed immediately. All ProShred employees will be in uniform with a photo ID and are guaranteed to have had a criminal background check, are certified and highly trained. This event is open to residents outside of West Cape May as well.
We strongly encourage participants to drop their boxes and quickly exit the premises to avoid interference with social distancing guidelines. Please be considerate and follow social distancing guidelines when dropping off your boxes to be shredded.
Saturday, May 16th 9:00am - 2:00pm. We will offer recycling at it's finest with the WCM Borough Wide Yard Sale. The sale will be advertised in local papers. Set up in front of your home. Sell your stuff, come rain or come shine!.
Please register at Borough Hall or by calling (609) 884-1005 x 100
Wednesday, May 20th, Borough wide BULK Trash pickup Includes: Furniture, mattresses, boards, tied tree limbs and pieces of wood, not more than 5 feet in length, not more than 50 pounds. NOT Included: Tree stumps, cast iron, metal pipes, demolition/construction material, cars or car parts, TV sets, computers, white items (refrigerators, sinks, etc.). For more information, please visit the Public Works Department Page on the Borough's website.
Saturday, May 30th, the West Cape May Environmental Commission hosts an Electronic Waste Recycling Event from 9:00am - 2:00pm at Boroug Hall, 732 Broadway in West Cape May. This FREE, one-day event is open to all; schools, business and homeowners are encouraged to participate. You do not have to be a resident of West Cape May to bring your electronic waste for recycling. Items to be collected are as follows: cell phones, computers, laptops, modems, computer monitors, televisions, desktop printers and destop fax machines. Items NOT ACCEPTED are items such as: microwaves, stoves, washers and dryers. Items to be recycled MAY NOT be dropped off prior to 9:00am.
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June 6th (Raindate June 7th)
**Rescheduled for June 27th**
Sponsored by the West Cape May Business Association, the Strawberry Festival has become an eagerly anticipated event each spring. Strawberries abound in both edible and non edible form. Festivities begin at 9:00am and continue until 5:00pm in Wilbraham Park. The rain date is June 28th. Organizer Sharon Flanagan can be reached at (609) 886-0412.
June 13th (Raindate June 14th)
The Greater Cape May Historical Society invites you to help preserve a piece of history and enjoy a beautiful day in the Borough of West Cape May at Wilbraham Park from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Tourists and locals alike will find it fun looking (and buying) the many antiques and wares offered. The Colonial House Restoration fund will benefit from the proceeds. Will reschedule to Sunday, June 16th, in case of rain. Contact Joan Green at (609) 898-1236 for more information.
June 23rd - August 25th (Tuesdays Only)
West Cape May Farm Market at the "BACKYARD" Park
By popular demand, the market will once again run a full ten weeks, beginning June 23– August 25, 2020, each Tuesday between 3:00pm and 7:30pm. The market is located at the West Cape May Municipal Complex at the Backyard Park, 732 Broadway. We look forward to another bountiful season!
Rain or shine, the Market will be open! The Market features not only fresh produce and herbs, but, among others, purveyors of antiques; live art demonstrations; fresh coffee; barbecue, seafood and kettle corn. Also in the lineup are children''s activities!
Come for the produce...linger for the wonderful sense of community as the sun begins to dip. Grab a lite dinner from one of our vendors, share some time with family and friends and relax listening to a variety of local musical talent between 5:00pm and 7:00pm. This wonderful community event aims to bring in more artists and unusual vendors, as well as increase the involvement of young people in the event each year.
Beginning with the Tuesday, June 26th Farmer’s Market opening, the Borough will present 10 weeks of music entertainment. Come and have dinner and enjoy music presented Tuesday evenings thru August 25th with family, friends and neighbors. Call 609 884-1005 extension 107 for information.
The Farm Market Committee of Volunteers recommends walking, riding your bike or car pooling as parking is limited!
Click Here to download the Farm Market Vendor Application
Click Here to download the Farm Market Vendor Rules and Regulations
Click Here to download sample insurance certificates
July 4th (Raindate July 5th)
Macedonia Baptist Church returns with "Vendors in the Park" from 9:00am until 5:00pm. This event features a variety of crafts, antiques, and edible delicacies. Proceeds help to support the church building fund. Contact Todd Fayer at (609) 412-5376 or email to: email@example.com for more information.
July 18th (Raindate July 19th)
The WCM Elementary School PTA "Food Truck Festival" is the place to be mid-summer to enjoy some fabulous foods. Held in the Borough's Backyard Park from 4:00pm till 8:00pm. Organizer: Brynn Schraeder, firstname.lastname@example.org
American Red Cross Blood Drive from 12:00pm - 5:00pm at West Cape May Borough Hall, 732 Broadway, West Cape May - Give Blood. Save Lives. For an appointment, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or register online at www.RedCrossBlood.org and use sponsor code: westcapemay.
August 1st (Raindate August 2nd)
Peterson Little Post #386 Auxiliary "Heritage Festival" offers plenty to choose from. Proceeds from this event benefit local veteran programs. Come share the fun in Wilbraham Park from 9:00am until 5:00pm. Contact Todd Fayer (609) 412-5376 or email to: email@example.com
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Fish Fry & Beer Garden - WCM Community Christmas Parade Fundraiser
This event will take place from 11:00am - 7:00pm in the Borough's Backyard Park. Food options include a fried fish platter or chicken finger platter. Draft beer provided by our local breweries and retail establishments. Bring the entire family and enjoy live music and local vendors. This will be an event you won't want to miss! For more information, contact Lauren at (609) 884-1005 x 107.
September 5th (Raindate September 6th)
The Tomato Festival in Wilbraham Park celebrates the Jersey Fresh Tomato and the end of the summer season! Festivities begin at 9:00am and continue until 5:00pm. Proceeds from the quirky event benefit the WCM Shade Tree Commission in their endeavor to protect and improve the tree canopy of West Cape May. Come on out and share in the spirit of community.
Any questions for this event should be directed to the Event Organizers, Theresa Enteado and/or Suzanne Schumann at (609) 884-1005 ext 100 or ext 101 - or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
October 10th (Raindate October 11th)
West Cape May celebrates her farming heritage with the Annual Lima Bean Festival in Wilbraham Park! The lowly legume takes center stage beginning at 9:00am and delights locals and visitors alike with her vast array of recipes, crafts and products available.
Any questions for this event should be directed to the Event Organizers, Theresa Enteado and/or Suzanne Schumann at (609) 884-1005 ext 100 or 101 or via email to email@example.com
Wednesday October 20th
Borough Wide BULK Trash Pickup
Includes: Furniture, mattresses, boards, tied tree limbs and pieces of wood, not more than 5 feet in length, not more than 50 pounds. NOT Included: Tree stumps, cast iron, metal pipes, demolition/construction material, cars or car parts, TV sets, computers, white items (refrigerators, sinks, etc.). For more information, please visit the Public Works Department page on the Borough's website.
Sunday, TBD (6pm - 8pm)
Chalfonte Fried Chicken Dinner - WCM Community Christmas Parade Fundraiser
301 Howard Street, Cape May
A sit-down dinner including a house salad, Dot's famous fried chicken, two sides, dessert and a beverage. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online starting September 15th at 1:00pm. There will be four seating time options available for this event and tickets will be purchased based on seating times: 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm and 7:30pm. There are only 20 tickets available per seating.
Click Here to purchase tickets for the 6:00pm seating.
Click Here to purchase tickets for the 6:30pm seating.
Click Here to purchase tickets for the 7:00pm seating.
Click Here to purchase tickets for the 7:30pm seating.
Monday, TBD (5pm - 8pm)
Exit Zero "Curry" Scary Dinner - WCM Community Christmas Parade Fundraiser
Exit Zero Filling Station, 110 Sunset Boulevard, West Cape May
Enjoy curry or non-curry fare - featuring a chilling backdrop of scary music and costumes! Tickets are $20 and includes three courses. Tickets in advance are not required, however reservations are suggested. Please call (609) 770-8479 to make a reservation for this event.
Saturday, October 31st (5pm-7pm)
Wednesday, TBD (4pm - 8pm)
Fins Spaghetti Dinner - WCM Community Christmas Parade Fundraiser
Fins Bar & Grille, 142 Decatur Street, Cape May
A spaghetti marinara dinner finished with house meatballs and fresh basl, started off with a classic caesar salad. Dinner roll and soda or coffee are included. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased online starting September 15th at 1:00pm. Click Here to purchase tickets.
Sunday, TBD (7:15pm)
Barry's Grand Ole Opry - WCM Community Christmas Parade Fundraiser
West Cape May Borough Hall, 732 Broadway, West Cape May
Join some talented Cape May locals for a knee-slapping good time! Show tickets are $15 if purchased ahead of time online or $20 at the door. Tickets are available for purchase online beginning September 15th at 1:00pm. Click Here to purchase tickets online.
December 5th (Raindate December 8th)
Always the first Saturday in December, The WCM Community Christmas Parade sets the stage for the areas holiday season. Now in its 55th year, the parade steps off at 5:00pm sharp from the WCM Volunteer Firehouse and marches South on Broadway, winds East on Perry, and onto Carpenter Lane in the City of Cape May. A small army of volunteers assemble an unforgettable hometown memory each year! The Parade reschedules to December 6th in the event of inclement weather.
Please click the appropriate link below for contribution information and participant information:
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