South Jersey May Events:
2024 Edition

May Events

Discover the Best South Jersey May Events and Things to do

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May is an exciting time in the Garden State, as it marks the beginning of summer activities. Discover top seasonal attractions, well-frequented events, and hidden treasures..

What to Expect

Stay tuned as we dive deeply into the poplular may events, providing essential details such as dates, locations, and highlights. Be sure to keep reading for a comprehensive guide to making the most out of May in New Jersey.

Note: Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

2024 South Jersey May Events
and Themed Festivals

Motley Crue Friday, May 3, 4, 2024, Hard Rock Live At Etess Arena, Atlantic City, NJ
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Ocean City Spring Block Party
Saturday, May 4, 2024; 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
From 5th Street to 14th Street on Asbury Ave.
Ocean City, NJ
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This event features over 350 crafters, food vendors, music, and more.

The Black Crowes, May 4, 2024, Ovation Hall at Ocean Resort Casino , Atlantic City, NJ
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Jeeps and Cinco de Mayo Food Truck Festival
Saturday, Sunday, May 4, 5, 2024 Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Road
Tickets: $13 in advance and $15 at the door Read More: 12 fun New Jersey events to attend in May
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This family event features a pair of wines with the many food offerings available from onsite food trucks! Wine and dine while listening to top live musical artists all weekend. There will be live bands, face painting, vineyard wagon tours, and fireworks at dusk.

New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Spring Festival
Thursday, May 16 – Sunday, May 19, 2024
Nature Center of Cape May
1600 Delaware Ave
Cape May, NJ
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This event begins with a Kick-off Party at the Nature Center of Cape May, a short distance from the hotel. There will be live music, a food truck and beer and wine available for a reasonable donation. Starting early morning Friday, there will be birding field trips, boat rides and more, led by our amazing local naturalists. The Saturday evening keynote presentation will take place at the local high school's spacious and modern auditorium. They will provide refreshments and you'll enjoy the bird-inspired music composed by the Consonance Collective and performed by The BlackBox Ensemble. Something a little different this year! Note: A block of rooms are available at the Grand Hotel

The New Jersey Renaissance Faire
Saturdays & Sundays, May 18-19, 25-26, 2024; 10am-6pm.
Burlington County Fairgrounds
1990 Jacksonville Jobstown Rd
Columbus, NJ
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Event Cost: $10-$30
This magical family friendly renaissance festival features a jousting contest, human chess match, sword fighting, fire breathing, aerialists, comedy, artisans, live music and a full day of interactive entertainment.

Ocean Fun Days
May 18, 2024; 11am - 3pm
Island Beach State Park
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Free Event
This free family friendly event features eco tours, children's activities, games and more. In addition, there will be interactive workshops with marine scientists and researchers to learn about our amazing coastline and ways you can help protect the environment.

Steel Mill Street Fair
Saturday, May 18, 2024: 10 am – 5 pm, (rain date of Sunday, May 19th)
Roebling Museum
100 2nd Avenue
Roebling, NJ
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Admission: Free
This family event features a day of outdoor fun with food, entertainment, shopping, & more.
A portion of the proceeds from the Street Fair go towards local High School business scholarships.

Cape May Lighthouse Full Moon Climb
May 23, 2024
Cape May Point State Park
215 Lighthouse Ave.
Cape May Point, NJ
Visit their site to learn more
Purchase tickets from the Lighthouse Keeper the evening of the event.
Climb the 199 steps to the Watch Gallery at the top of the Cape May Lighthouse, to enjoy the grand vista of the evening sky and the full moon from atop this majestic beacon at nighttime.

43rd Annual May Fair
Saturday, May 25, 2024;10am to 5pm.
Business district along Haddon Avenue
Collingswood, NJ
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This event features multiple stages of live music featuring blues, rock, folk and more with more than 200 artists and crafters, a children's "KidZone" with carnival games, and rides.

Ocean City Memorial Beach Challenge
Saturday, May 25, 2024
Ocean City Music Pier
825 Boardwalk
Ocean City, NJ
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This annual event features a family day of competition and comradery, and the honoring of those who have served and support the heroes still in the fight.

Wildwoods International Kite Festival
Friday, May 24, thru Monday, May 27, 2024
On the Beach at Rio Grand Avenue
and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center
Wildwood, NJ
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Free to spectators.
This event featues an all-inclusive Kite Festival world kite competition, for all ages.

Fantasy AdventureFest
May 25 & 26, 2024
Historic Smithville
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Galloway, NJ 08205
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Free admission
This event features Riddlesbrood's Wizard of Oz," magical outdoor spectacle. It's a fantastical journey along the yellow brick road, reimagined with a playful and family-friendly flair.

Wildwood Weekend Boardwalk Craft Shows
Weekend, May 25 & 26, 2024 Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Sunday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
On the Boardwalk
at Rio Grande Avenue
Wildwood, NJ
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This craft show features artisans showcasing handmade crafts, boutiques, gifts & More.

Cape May Music Festival
Sunday, May 26 – Sunday, June 23, 2024
Rotary Park, Convention Hall, Episcopal Church of the Advent, and other venues
Cape May, NJ
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Features musical performances of classical, chamber, jazz, brass band and Americana music.

Other New Jersey May Events
and Themed Festivals