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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.

Avalon Thursdays on Dune Concert Series
Through August 16, 2018

Eight free concerts will be held in downtown Avalon in the heart of the business district from late June through August.

July 19th - Lima Bean Riot

More - 2018 Thursdays on Dune Concert Series Lineup

Clamshell Pitching Contest
July 21, 2018

Try your hand at this fun, horseshoes-like sport, historically played on Avalon’s beaches! No experience necessary.

More - Avalon Historical Society Clamshell Pitching Contest

Avalon Lions Charities Foundation Centennial Celebration
July 21, 2018

Family Fun Festival at Avalon Community Hall.... DJ, dancing, magic show, face painting & photo booth.

More - Avalon Lions Foundation Family Fun Festival

Stone Harbor Christmas in July
July 22 - 27, 2018

Santa & Mrs. Claus have scheduled appearances for the week of July 22-27, 2018...keep a casual eye out for Santa as he shops, days, plays and hits the beach all week long! 

More - Stone Harbor Christmas in July

Family Nights in Stone Harbor
Through August 27, 2018

Free family entertainment every Monday night.

July 23rd - Visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus

More - Family Nights in Stone Harbor

Avalon Summer Beach Movies
Through August 21, 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.

July 24th - E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

More - 2018 Summer Beach Movie Line Up

4th Annual Summer Celebration
July 28, 2018

The Wetlands Institute’s largest and most prestigious event of the year brings together nearly 300 guests including esteemed donors and community partners, and attracts new donors in direct support of their mission-based programs.  Ticket purchase required; sponsorships available.

More - Wetlands Institute Summer Celebration

Big Band Dance
August 11, 2018

"John Clark Band"   ~  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

Turtle Crossing Road Season

"The Department of Environmental Protection is asking motorists to drive with caution this summer because New Jersey’s turtles are active and moving across roadways to find places to lay eggs. Helping turtles get safely across roads is vital to protecting their populations. Motorists can help by driving with extra caution..."

More - Tips From NJDEP on How to Protect Turtles at the Shore |

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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