Fill up at the Cape May Beer and Crab Festival. This all-day event embraces everything that’s wonderful about the Jersey Shore, with the best of local summer seafood, produce and more at your fingertips, then wash it all down with regional craft beers from the Cape May, Tuckahoe, and Victory Brewing companies. Live music, crafts and vendors are also on hand to add more local flare to round off this quintessential summer day. Aug. 11, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1028 Washington St., Cape May, (609) 884-5404, CapeMayMAC.com, free
Keep your eyes to the sky for the AC Airshow. This year’s performance, called “Thunder Over the Boardwalk,” features demonstrations from legendary flight teams, including the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, Geico Skytypers, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and solo routines by military and civilian pilots. With maneuvers, death-defying stunts and formations flying 15,000 feet above your head, you’ll be glad you’re watching from the Shore. Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m. over the beach and boardwalk, Atlantic City, (609) 348-7000, AtlanticCityNJ.com, free
Who hasn’t heard of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters? Bring the family for a must-see experience, as these kings of the court defy gravity in a classic show full of stunts and tricks they have popularized for decades. Aug. 8, 9, 10, and 11, 7 p.m. at the Oceanfront Arena at the Wildwoods Convention Center, Wildwood, (800) 992-9732,WildwoodsNJ.com, $19-$59
One of the highlights of the summer for South Jersey foodies remains Tropicana’s annual Taste of the Quarter, and now in its fifth year, it’s expected to be bigger and better then ever. Here, guests can sample signature dishes from restaurants all along the coast, including Tropicana’s Cuba Libre and The Palm, and Carmine’s of New York; all served up by local radio, television and news personalities. This year includes a live D.J. and beer garden. Aug. 27, 6-9 p.m. at the Tropicana Casino and Resort, Atlantic City, (800) 345-8767, Tropicana.net, $25 in advance, $30 at the door
Don’t miss this Grammy winner as she takes the stage at the Jersey Shore this summer for a show that is sure to thrill with the energy from her hit songs like “All I Wanna Do” and “Strong Enough.” Aug. 9, 8 p.m. at Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave., (800) 754-3000, Caesars-AC.com, $56-86
Hang out with talk show star Jay Leno for a night of laughs without the commercial breaks. The late-night funny man will get a change of scenery from The Tonight Show as he takes over Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel & Casino for a one-night appearance. Aug. 11, 8 p.m. at the Borgata, 1 Borgata Way, (609) 317-1000, TheBorgata.com, $55-75
With more than 80 million records sold worldwide, it seems like you can hear Journey’s famous songs everywhere these days, but don’t miss your chance to see this iconic band live at the Jersey Shore this summer. Journey’s melodies, like “Don’t Stop Believing” have become unmistakable anthems across the country, and now you have the chance to sing along with their creators. Aug. 11, 9 p.m. at Revel’s Ovation Hall, 500 Boardwalk, (855) 548-0500, RevelResorts.com, $105-250
Wrap up the month of August by grooving to the soul music of Al Green as he makes his way to Atlantic City. Grab a date for this summer soul fest. Aug. 25, 8 p.m. at the Trump Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Ave., (609) 449-1000, TrumpTaj.com, $55-75
Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 5 (August, 2012).
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