Event Day Details

Training Center Cape May
1 Munro Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204

Parking is available along Pennsylvania Avenue and at other designated locations in the neighborhoods surrounding the Base. Look for parking attendants as you approach the Training Center on Pennsylvania Avenue. Fare Free Cape May County Shuttles will run on a continuous loop from the parking areas to the main gate. Look for the “Trolley Stop” signs posted along the route.

Photo ID will be required for all adults. Bags are subject to search.

For the convenience of our Festival goers, a free shuttle provided by Fare Free Cape May County, will be available to and from the Festival. Please note specific locations for pickup and drop off within the shuttle map provided. Look for the “Trolley Stop” signs.

The following activities will be available throughout the day from 10 – 4 pm.

10am – 4pm

Ship Tours

Walking tours of Coast Guard ships

Please Note: Ship tours include steep steps, and require proper footwear. No open-toed shoes or heels. Baby strollers are not allowed.

10am – 4pm

Trolley Tours of Training Center Cape May

Trolley Tours will be timed at 30 minutes per ride. There will be 6 tours throughout the day. They run on a first come, first served basis. Tour schedule: 10:30 – 11:00am, 11:15 – 11:45am, 12:00 – 12:30pm, 1:00 – 1:30pm, 2:00-2:30pm, 2:45-3:15pm

10am – 4pm

Kids’ Zone

Face-painting, games, kit-building, and a bounce house

10am – 4pm

Cultural Exhibits, Community Organizations and Merchandise Vendors

Cultural & historical exhibits, Coast Guard assets and displays as well as unique merchandise vendors.

10am – 4pm

USCG Static Helicopter Display

Meet with the crew of a Coast Guard helicopter.

10am – 4pm

Food and Beer Garden

Featuring local Cape May County brewery’s

10am – 3:30pm


Enjoy music all day!

Kenny Curcio
Independence Day Band

10am – 4pm

Live Demonstrations!

Check out special Coast Guard demonstrations and performances throughout the day. Check out our schedule of events posted on the Festival grounds.

  • If available, you may see a US Coast Guard Recruit Band performance
  • Search and rescue demonstrations over Cape May Harbor
  • K-9 demonstrations
  • Coast Guard recruits marching in formation

10:30am – 3pm, Hourly

Cape May Harbor Tour via Pirate Ship

(Ticket Required)

Family-friendly tours of Cape May Harbor via boat depart from the pier.

$5 per person requested donation for harbor tours. Purchase tickets on-site.

Please Note: Ship tours include steep steps and require proper footwear. No open-toe shoes or heels. Baby strollers are not allowed on tours.