Thursday, May 21, 2009

Your Shore Weekend

Bringing you Your Shore Weekend a day early so you can plan ahead. It'll be a busy one -- obviously. Let's just hope the weather doesn't start crying all over the place.

You'll notice a few changes, too -- instead of organizing by town, I'm organizing events by day. If it's free, I say that in nice big capital letters.

KITES! We've got KITES! The Wildwoods International Kite Festival dresses up the skies for the weekend. Watch for FREE. Stick around, too, for the night flight on Friday at 9pm.

In Atlantic City, we've got the Official Unveiling of “And They Marched On: Atlantic City Veterans, A Photo Exhibit.” The opening ceremony will take place at 10 am at the All Wars Memorial Building, 1510 Adriatic Avenue. FREE

Penn & Teller are doing some sort of stunt on the Atlantic City Boardwalk at 2pm. Check it out at Bally's and the Boardwalk. FREE

You can leave your hat on for this one -- and your suit, too: the Business Person Plunge will happen at noon in Ocean City to kick off the holiday weekend. FREE

Tri for our Veterans is taking place in Sea Isle. I will be running part of the course on behalf of injured vets (I hang out in the transition area and run their time chips in -- or something like that. All I know is I'll be doing a mean set of 50 yard dashes). What does this mean for you if you're in Sea Isle? Well, registration is closed, so you couldn't sign up at this point. But you'll find traffic changes, and the chance to watch some major athletes competing in the city (for FREE). Good luck to Bill, who's doing the race this year. RUN/SWIM/BIKE LIKE HERON.

A free concert featuring headliner BLUE MAGIC as well as various local bands will entertain at Gardners Basin from 12 to Dusk. A host of vendors will be on hand. FREE

Trump Plaza is holding a Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at the Beach Bar at 2pm. SO MAD I COULDN'T JUDGE. They did ask, but I can't be in two places at once. Sigh. Must clone twin. FREE

Kim Kardashian will be appearing at the Pool at Harrah's Saturday night. Why? I don't know. Who will pay to get in to see her? Beats me, but it is what it is.

Billy Ray Cirus plays the Atlantic City Hilton.

Buckcherry will be at the House of Blues at the Showboat in Atlantic City.

And Keyshia Cole performs at the Trump Taj Mahal.

Jefferson Starship plays Ballys -- and it's FREE.

There's a big skate jam in Sea Isle on Sunday.

Atlantic City "unlocks" its ocean at South Carolina Avenue and the beach at noon, followed by the traditional Memorial event in honor of veterans in which lifeguards row out and throw a wreath upon the water. FREE

Summer usually means dogs are kicked off beaches and boardwalks -- so make sure to bring your pup to the Ocean City boardwalk at 12:30 p.m for Barks on the Boards. Register your pup for the contests, too -- like largest, smallest, best dressed, and best tail. It's a fundraiser, so it'll cost you to enter. But watching is FREE

Stone Harbor's 10th annual Turtle Trot 5k starts at 8 am (6:45am for registration).

The Atlantic City Memorial Day Service will be held at the All Wars Memorial Building from 11 am to 11:30 am. It'll have appearances by dignitaries and the Neptune Drum and Bugle Corps. FREE

Also in Atlantic City, check out an all-day concert featuring various bands playing R&B, Rock, Jazz and Gospel will perform from 12 Noon to 6 pm on the Boardwalk at Kennedy Plaza (opposite Boardwalk Hall – between Georgia and Mississippi avenues). FREE

Wildwood will have its Memorial Day Ceremony at 10 am on 1st and Spruce Ave. in Wildwood. FREE

Sea Isle's Memorial Day ceremony is at Veterans Park (JFK and Landis Aves.) at 10 am. FREE

Stone Harbor's Memorial Day parade starts at noon at 96th Street. FREE

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