Saturday May 4, 2019

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

 Parking is available along Pennsylvania Ave. and at other designated locations in the City of Cape May. Look for parking attendants as you approach the Training Center on Pennsylvania Ave. Trolleys will run a continuous loop from parking areas to the main gate. 

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

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.


Enlisted Memorial Groundbreaking

TRACEN | 1 Munro Ave. | Cape May, NJ

The Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial will be built on the grounds of TRACEN, the current birthplace of the US Coast Guard’s enlisted corps. The memorial will include the names of over 1,500 Coast Guard men and women who perished in the performance of Coast Guard missions over the past 103 years. Open to the public.

10am - 4pm

Trolley tours of Training Center Cape May

10am - 4pm

Kids' Zone

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

10am - 4pm

Cultural Exhibits, Community Organizations and Vendors

Extensive cultural, historical, and Coast Guard exhibits; Photo booth; displays; vendors. Food and beverages, featuring Cape May Brews!

10am - 4pm

USCG Static Helicopter Display

 Meet with the crew of a Coast Guard helicopter.

10am - 4pm

Vendors & Community Groups

10am - 4pm

Food and Beer Garden

Featuring Cape May brews

10:30am - 3:30pm


Enjoy music all day!

10:30 am – 12:30 pm Radio Neon

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm USO Troupe Show

10am - 4pm

Live Demonstrations!

Check out special Coast Guard demonstrations and performances throughout the day. Visit the information tent at the festival entrance for times and locations.

  • US Coast Guard Recruit Band performances

  • Search and rescue demonstrations over Cape May Harbor

  • K-9 demonstrations

  • Fire Department demonstrations

  • Coast Guard recruits marching in formation

10am - 4pm

Student Art Contest Open House

Nature Center of Cape May | 1600 Nature Center of Cape May
View the works of Cape May County Students celebrating the theme "The US Coast Guard - Heroes at Home and Abroad."

10:30am - 3pm, Hourly

Cape May Harbour 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.

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Sunday May 6, 2018


Free parking in the Ferry Terminal lots.

9am - 11am

Coast Guard Community Brunch

Two seatings available 

Enjoy a delicious breakfast with stunning views of the Delaware Bay. 

Fresh fruit; Granola, berry and cereal station; Scrambled eggs with assorted toppings; Seasoned hash brown potatoes; Hickory smoked bacon, ham and sausage; Buttermilk pancakes, French Toast with fresh berries and maple syrup; Assorted pastries; Chilled juices, coffee and tea.

$20 for adults | $10 for children


Call Guest Services at 1-800-643-3779 to reserve your seat.


Classic Car Show

Enjoy classic cars and see who wins the prize. Coast Guardsmen from Training Center Cape May will be our judges.


Ceremonial Events

In the festival’s final ceremonial events, Cape May County Freeholders honor Coast Guard Spouse of the Year and the Hometown Hero.


US Coast Guard Recruit Band performs.


Band Performance

US Coast Guard Recruit Band plays alongside LCMR High School Band.


Magic Show

Magic Show with Ken the Magician.

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