The Coast Guard Community Festival is proudly presented by the Cape May County Coast Guard Community Foundation. Festival goers will get an inside look at an Active-Duty Coast Guard Base while exploring Training Center Cape May, the nation’s only boot camp for enlisted Coast Guard Recruits. While on foot and by trolley, you will have access to view and go inside the U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape May vessels, view a Coast Guard helicopter up close and much more.
You may see the Coast Guard Recruit Band and Precision Drill Team give an engaging performance as they march through the festival grounds. Watch a thrilling Search and Rescue Demonstration by the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City as the helicopter hovers above Cape May Harbor. Enjoy live music featuring up and coming county singer, Kenny Curcio and local favorites, The Independence Day Band. There is also a Kids’ Zone, great food from local food vendors, local brews, merchandise and community vendors . In past years, the Festival has drawn upwards of 5,000 people for this FREE event.
Active-Duty Military Members who attend the Festival receive a Coupon toward their purchase of lunch in appreciation for their service. The Festival also generates funds for the USCG Training Center Cape May’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) branch to provide leisure programs and services to improve the quality of life of Service Members and their families.
Meet Our Sponsors & Community Partners
The Cape May County Coast Guard Community is proudly supported by the following organizations: