City of Cape May Announces 2021 Independence Day Weekend Events

CAPE MAY, NJ – The City of Cape May will host the annual Independence Day Parade at Noon on Saturday, July 3rd, starting at Philadelphia and Beach Avenues. The parade is an annual event to honor our veterans and feature string bands along with many other performing groups, family entries, classic automobiles, veteran organizations, and local officials.


A fun, new addition to the parade is the “Best Decorated” contest. Participants are strongly encouraged to decorate their golf cart, bicycle or baby carriage and show us their Red, White & Blue for a chance to win a prize. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be announced immediately following the parade in front of Convention Hall. Anyone interested in participating should contact the Cape May Department of Civic Affairs at (609) 884-9565 before June 30, 2021.


The fireworks extravaganza will be staged on Sunday, July 4th at 9:15 PM from a barge at sea in front of Congress Hall. The rain date is schedule for July 5th and will be announced via social media.


Additionally, a variety of free entertaining concerts will be held in Rotary Park, located at 400 Lafayette Street. Bring a blanket or chair as seating is limited and enjoy the music beginning at 7:00 PM. The weekend lineup is as follows:


                Friday, July 2nd – 63rd Army Band

                Saturday, July 3rd – Jack Melton Swing Band

                Sunday, July 4th – America’s Sweethearts

                Monday, July 5th – John Clark Band


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