Storms like Superstorm Sandy devastated the tree canopy of many New Jersey communities. To restore New Jersey’s delicate tree and shoreline balance, the state partners with the Arbor Day Foundation to present the New Jersey Tree Recovery Program. To date, more than 332,982 trees have been distributed. West Cape May is the only designated distribution center for the Lower Cape May County Region. The free trees will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.
Potential varieties could include Kousa dogwood, black gum, sycamore, chestnut oak, swamp white oak, willow oak, American holly, beach plum, white oak, bald cypress, red cedar, bayberry, pitch-loblolly pine and white pine. The trees are between eight and 24 inches tall and have been harvested when dormant without soil around the roots, making them easier to transport and plant.
Established by the Borough of West Cape May, the Shade Tree Commission is charged with preserving the borough’s urban forest and improving the care of vital community trees. Comprised of community volunteers, the commission meets monthly and is committed to protecting and enhancing the natural beauty of West Cape May for the benefit of its citizens and wildlife. West Cape May has been designated a Tree City USA for more than 20 consecutive years by the Arbor Day Foundation.May 15th (Saturday) - COMMUNITY YARD SALE Click Here for Yard Sale List pdf Click Here for Map of WCM
Rain or shine, the Market will be open! The Market features not only fresh produce and herbs, but, among others, purveyors of antiques; live art demonstrations; fresh coffee; barbecue, seafood and kettle corn.
Come for the produce... linger for the wonderful sense of community as the sun begins to dip. Grab a lite dinner from one of our vendors, share some time with family and friends and relax listening to a variety of local musical talent. This wonderful community event aims to bring in more artists and unusual vendors, as well as increase the involvement of young people in the event each year.
pdf 2021 Entertainment Schedule
The Farm Market Committee of Volunteers recommends walking, riding your bike or car pooling as parking is limited!
The Borough will host the County Health Department’s mobile vaccination RV at the August 31, 2021, Farmer’s Market from 3:00pm to 7:30pm. They will be offering both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine and are scheduled to return to the Borough on September 28th to administer the 2nd dose of the Moderna vaccine for those who receive the first dose on August 31st. This vaccination clinic is open to everyone/anyone wishing to be vaccinated.
August 7th (Saturday) - SANTA'S FISH FRY AND BEER GARDEN
11:00am - 7:00pm
We hope you’ll join us for a West Cape May Community Christmas Parade Fundraiser!
Being held in the Borough’s Backyard Park at 732 Broadway in West Cape May on Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 11:00am – 7:00pm, come join fellow parade supporters in enjoying a delicious Fish Fry and refreshing Beer Garden, while listening to live music from some of our favorite local musicians. This event is family friendly!
Click here for pdf Corn Hole Registration Information!
September 4 (Saturday) - SALUTE TO SUMMER FESTIVAL (formerly known as the Tomato Festival)
9:00am - 4:00pm
Formerly known as the Tomato Festival, West Cape May is hosting a Salute to Summer Festival at the Borough’s Backyard Park, 732 Broadway in West Cape May (behind the Fire House) on Saturday, September 4, 2021. We will celebrate the end of the summer season with a patriotic themed festival! Festivities are planned to begin at 9:00am and continue until 4:00pm. Proceeds from the quirky event benefit the WCM Shade Tree Commission in their endeavor to protect and improve the tree canopy of West Cape May. Come on out and share in the spirit of community. We look forward to celebrating the summer season with you in September!
September 28 (Tuesday) - CAPE MAY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT - MOBILE VACCINATION RV
9:30am - 1:00pm
West Cape May is hosting the Cape May County Health Department's mobile vaccination RV in the Borough Hall's parking lot (732 Broadway, behind the Fire House). The Moderna vaccine and the Johnson&Johnson vaccine will be available to anyone looking to receive their first or second dose. They will also offer the third dose for those who qualify as immunocompromised. Please note, this is not the booster vaccine.
October 1 (Friday) - SUNSET BEACH - BEACH CLEAN
8:00am - 11:00am Rain or Shine
Jillian Simons, ambassador for 1 Piece Each has teamed up with Sunset Beach Gift Shop to coordinate the ‘Sunset Beach –Beach Clean’ set for Friday October 1st, rain or shine, from 8:00am – 11:00am at 502 Sunset Blvd, Cape May. Home Depot sponsors 1 Piece Each and provides buckets and gloves for the beach cleaners. You can arrive anytime between 8:00am and 11:00am, if you wish to participate. Participants can show their trash after combing the beach to receive a free soft serve ice cream cone or a cup of coffee. (Remember to bring your reusable coffee cup)
The mission of 1 Piece Each is to raise awareness on the impact that individuals have on the planet, and how much impact an individual can make by picking up 1 piece of trash a day.
“I’m really so passionate about this because we are the top species on this planet when it comes to determining the future of our planet. Our decisions matter the most, because our decisions ultimately affect everything around us. It’s up to us to be the change.” - Jillian Simons, 1 Piece Each ambassador and Cape May local
October 9 (Saturday) - LIMA BEAN FESTIVAL
9:00am - 4:00pm
Vendor spaces for this year's Lima Bean Festival are full. Any further applications received, will be placed on a waiting list in case there are cancellations.
Click Here to view the Facebook Event Page for the Lima Bean Festival
October 10 (Sunday) - BARRY'S GRANDE OLE OPRY ~ COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARADE FUNDRAISER
Starting at 7:00pm
Barry's Grand Ole Opry will be performing in the Borough's Backyard Park, 732 Broadway, West Cape May, begining at 7:00pm. Proceeds benefit the West Cape May Community Christmas Parade!!
October 13 (Wednesday) - EXIT ZERO SCARILY FUNNY NIGHT OF THEATER & 3-COURSE DINNER ~ COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARADE FUNDRAISER
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Exit Zero and Terry O'Brien & Co. present a scarily funny night of theater where they will be serving a 3-course dinner. This event will take place from 5:00pm - 7:30pm at Exit Zero's Filling Station, 110 Sunset Boulevard, West Cape May. Proceeds benefit the West Cape May Community Christmas Parade!! Click Here for Tickets!!
October 16 (Saturday) - COMMUNITY YARD SALE
9:00am - 2:00pm
We will offer recycling at it's finest with the WCM Borough Wide Yard Sale. The sale will be advertised in local papers. Set up in front of your home. Sell your stuff, come rain or come shine! Please register at Borough Hall or by calling (609) 884-1005 x 100. Masks are strongly encouraged to be worn when visiting yard sale locations.
October 20 (Wednesday) - BULK TRASH DAY
BULK trash pickup Includes: furniture, mattresses, boards, tied tree limbs and pieces of wood (not more than 5 feet in length, not more than 50 pounds). NOT included: tree stumps, cast iron, metal pipes, demolition/construction material, cars or car parts, TV sets, computers, white items (refrigerators, sinks, etc.). For more information, please visit the Public Works Department Page on the Borough's website. Items must be curbside by 7am for pick up.
October 24 (Sunday) -CHALFONTE FRIED CHICKEN DINNER ~ COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARADE FUNDRAISER
6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Chalfonte is hosting a Fried Chicken Dinner from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Chalfonte, 301 Howard Street, Cape May. Proceeds benefit the West Cape May Community Christmas Parade!! Click Here for Tickets!!!
October 31 (Sunday) - HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT
5:00pm - 7:00pm
November 2 (Tuesday) - FINS SPAGHETTI DINNER ~ COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARADE FUNDRAISER
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Fin's is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Fin's Bar and Grill, 142 Decatur Street, Cape May. Proceeds benefit the West Cape May Community Christmas Parade!! Click Here for Tickets!!
December 4 (Saturday) - COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARADE
Parade start time: 5:00pm
The West Cape May Community Christmas Parade is funded solely by donations, and sets the stage for the areas holiday season. Always held on the first Saturday in December, now in its 55th year, the parade marches through town beginning at the West Cape May Volunteer Firehouse heading South on Broadway, turning East on Perry, and finishing its route through to the end of Carpenter Lane in the City of Cape May. Each year a small group of volunteers assemble creating an unforgettable hometown memory, made possible by the donations received through out the year by the Community and its guests!
And in the unfortunate event of inclement weather, the Parade reschedules to (Sunday) December 5th.