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News & Upcoming Local Events

Calendar is subject to change. Events are current at the time of posting; please visit their corresponding websites for the most up-to-date information, changes or cancellations.

Art Show and Sale
June 22-23, 2018

Avalon Performing Arts Council’s “premiere” event featuring over 55 artists from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New York, representing diverse styles and techniques.

More - APAC Art Show & Sale

Open House & Story Book Bash
July 23, 2018

Visit the Avalon Free Public Library for a fun-filled open house with face painting, story time, crafts, activities and fun for all ages! They will be kicking off the Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock” and featuring hands-on demos of programs for adults and kids and their library apps.

More - Library Open House & Story Book Bash

Charity Golf Classic
June 24, 2018

Benefits the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for the Blind and visually impaired. Held at the Avalon Golf Club, 1510 Route 9, North Cape May Court House; registration starts at 10:00 a.m. Lunch, Dinner, a Goody Bag and more are included for each golfer. There will also be Celebrity guests, Ticket and Silent Auctions, all open to the public.

More - Charity Golf Classic

Avalon Announces Summer Beach Movie Lineup
June 26, 2018 - August 21, 2018

The Avalon Department of Recreation has announced its Summer Beach Movie lineup for 2018. This summer’s lineup features some films that were huge hits at the box office that are brand new to the lineup of free movies to be shown Tuesday evenings at dusk on Avalon’s 30th Street beach.

June 26th - Spider Man Homecoming

More - 2018 Summer Beach Movie Line Up

Avalon Announces Thursdays on Dune Concert Series Lineup
June 28, 2018 - August 16, 2018

The Avalon Department of Recreation announced the 2018 lineup of the Borough’s popular “Thursdays on Dune” concert series. Eight free concerts will be held in downtown Avalon in the heart of the business district from late June through August.

June 28th - Blue Bone

More - 2018 Thursdays on Dune Concert Series Lineup

Brendan's Fund Low Tide Beach Ride
June 30, 2018

Brendan's Fund has been helping pediatric cancer patients and their families for more than 26 years. Net proceeds from our events assist the families of Cape May and Atlantic County. 

More - Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund

Independence Day Celebrations

Stone Harbor: 6/30/2018 - 7/8/2018

Blues Concert, Fireworks, Sand Sculpting Contest, Races, Tennis Tournament & more.

More - Stone Harbor Independence Day Week of Celebrations Schedule of Events

Avalon: 7/1/2018 - 7/4/2018

Fireworks & Celebration, Field Races, Family Fun Activities, Army Band Concert, Mummers Performance, Beach Movie, Boat Parade, Beach Concerts, Bay Atlantic Symphony Concert & more.

More - Avalon Independence Day Celebrations Schedule of Events

Annual Chicken Barbecue
July 1, 2018

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Our Saviour in Stone Harbor ... Rode's Half-chicken, corn on the cob, pickle, potato salad, & roll and butter. Advanced ticket purchase is advised.

More - Annual Chicken Barbecue

Big Band Dance
July 14, 2018

"The Serenaders"   ~  7pm at the Avalon Community Hall.

More - Avalon Big Band Dances

Zoo Camp
Summer 2018

Get ready for Zoo Camp 2018...registration is now open! This year The Cape May County Park & Zoo will immerse themselves in the world of movies and entertainment while learning about animals, habitats, conservation, and much more! 

More - Zoo Camp

2018 Information Guides

Special events, facilities, beaches, summer sports camps, local area activities, public works and more.

Avalon   |   Stone Harbor

2018 Seasonal Beach Tags

Seasonal beach tags are available via mail, smartphone app or in person.

Avalon  |  Stone Harbor

New Overlay Area Code for Avalon, Southern New Jersey
Beginning in August, 2018 

"To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the new area 640 code is being added to the same geographic area currently served by the existing 609 area code in New Jersey. This process is known as an area code overlay, and requires a new dialing procedure. In connection with this overlay, all seven-digit dialed calls between area codes 609 and 856 will be eliminated and will require a new dialing procedure."

  Call From    Call To   New Dialing Procedure
  609 or 640   609 or 640   Area code + 7-digit telephone number
  609 or 640   856 or any area code other than 609 or 640   1 + area code + 7-digit telephone number
  856   609 or 640 or any area code other than 856   1 + area code + 7-digit telephone number
  856   856   7-digit telephone number

More - New Overlay Area Code for Avalon, Southern New Jersey

Sunscreen Dispensers

The Borough of Avalon has partnered with the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation to provide two sunscreen application dispensers in advance of the summer season.

More - Avalon First in the State to Partner With Foundation for Sunscreen Dispensers

Summer News - Stone Harbor

View the Borough's Summer Newsletter for information on recent Stone Harbor news, activities and happenings.

More - Stone Harbor, NJ News

Tidal Flooding Talk (TFT)

The New Jersey Coastal Coalition has started a new Internet program called “Tidal Flooding Talk (TFT)”. Hosted by Dan Skeldon and Palma Accardi, TFT is a weekly “Live Feed” that takes place on Facebook every Tuesday night at 7pm and focuses on flood mitigation. 

More - Tidal Flooding Talk

Avalon Introduces Municipal Budget

The Avalon Borough Council formally introduced the 2018 municipal budget at the Wednesday, February 28th Council meeting.

More - Avalon Introduces Municipal Budget; Decrease in Tax Rate; Lowest Tax Rate in County

Stone Harbor Municipal Budget 2018

A special meeting was held on February 17th to review the 2018 municipal budget for the Borough of Stone Harbor.

Presentation of Stone Harbor Municipal Budget 2018 -  View Presentation

Annual Report - Stone Harbor Beaches

This annual report presents the status of the beaches and dunes within the Borough of Stone Harbor from October 2016 to October 2017.

2017 Annual Report On Condition Of Municipal Beaches - Read Full Report

Municipal Aid Grant

The Borough of Avalon has secured a state grant for the reconstruction of 35th Street between Dune Drive and First Avenue.

Avalon Receives Municipal Aid Grant For Street Work - Read More

Recreation Departments

Check out the wide variety of activities, programs and events offered by our local Recreation Departments.

Avalon Recreation   |   Stone Harbor Recreation 

The Wetlands Institute

Weekends are a great time to see what's happening at The Wetlands Institute. Check out their events calendar for important details...take a look and join in for an adventure in exploration and discovery!

More - The Wetlands Institute Events Calendar

Avalon Free Public Library

Movies, Creative Writing, Lecture Series, Workshops, Story Time and more.

More - Avalon Public Library


Local Area Information, News & Events

Whether you are looking to relocate or just visit Cape May County, NJ, be sure to take advantage of our varied seashore activities and things to do: relaxing beaches, dolphin and bird watching, fishing and boat trips, bicycling and surfing, plus the arts and history, tours, festivals, theaters, fine dining and much more.

Avalon, NJ Information
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