Cape May 4th of July 2023 Guide

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The 4th of July is the official kick off for summer in Cape May. It’s a busy time of year. You can expect crowds enjoying the sunny days and the beach.

Cape May’s Independence Day Parade will be rolling along on Saturday, July 1, 2023, at 1 pm. Marching bands will be parading down Beach Avenue along with veterans organizations, dance teams, cars, local officials and more! You’ll also see decorated golf carts, bicycles and baby carriages. The parade has a “Best Decorated Contest” and all decorated entries will have a chance to win 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes.

Don your brightest red, white and blue for the festivities. If you need help with that, check out these creations for women, clothing for men, attire for kids, and hats.

Lower Township (North Cape May) Independence Day Celebration will take place on Monday, June 3, 2023, from 5:30 pm to 10 pm. This will be happening on the Bayfront of North Cape May between Lincoln Blvd. and Emerson Avenue. Bring a blanket or a chair, find a spot on the beach, and settle in. The sand will get chilly after the sun goes down so you’ll need something between you and the sand.

There will be a lot of food vendors with summer favorites available for purchase plus beverages. Carnival rides will be there for you and yours to enjoy. The fireworks will begin at approximately 9 pm.

Cape May’s annual fireworks display takes place on July 4th. The fireworks will be launched from a barge a quarter mile offshore. This fabulous show can be viewed from the beach, promenade or from any property facing Beach Avenue.

Cape May Hotels

If you’d like to visit Cape May for the 4th of July long weekend, you should consider the following hotels. They are all offering discounted rates which can save you money on your stay.

  • Tangiers Motel 21% Discount
  • Beachside Resort 16% Discount
  • Blue Water Hotel 11% Discount
  • Sunrise Inn 11% Discount
  • Sunset Beach Hotel 11% Discount
  • Captain Mey’s Inn 10% Discount
  • Searay Motel 10% Discount
  • The Hen Houses 10% Discount
  • Calypso Boutique Hotel 10% Discount
  • Virginia Hotel 5% Discount

New Jersey 4th of July Events

Other 4th of July New Jersey events you may be interested in would include