O.C. air events
Enjoy two days of flying family fun this weekend at the 28th annual Ocean City Municipal Airport Air Festival, taking place Saturday, Sept. 14, and the Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow on Sunday, Sept. 15.
The air festival takes place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ocean City Municipal Airport, and will include a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II bombers, ultralights and classic planes. Military vehicles and classic cars will also be on display, in addition a model airplane demonstration, kite demonstration and a paper airplane contest.
Admission is free. Helicopter and airplane rides will be available for purchase. The Ocean City Municipal Airport is located at 26th and Bay avenues. A free shuttle will be made available from the Shelter Road lot located off of Bay and Tennessee avenues.
The Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow runs 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, between 6th and 14th streets on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Spectators can see some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world performing over the ocean.
Call 609-525-9223 or go to
Atlantic City Triathlon
A 1-mile swim, a 20-mile bike ride and a 10K run ... the 3rd Annual Atlantic City International Triathlon returns to the resort on Sunday, Sept. 15, in conjunction with the Atlantic City Seafood Festival at Bader Field.
The 3rd Annual Atlantic City International Triathlon, presented by Revel, features an international-distance event, consisting of a 1-mile swim in the bay, a 20-mile bike ride on the Atlantic City Expressway and a 10K run on the Boardwalk. There will also be a sprint race consisting of a quarter-mile swim, 10-mile bike ride and a 5K run to entice beginners to “try the Tri.”
Sponsor DelMoSports has also added an Aquabike in 2013, which includes a 1-mile swim and 20-mile bike ride only.
The annual New Jersey State Firemen’s Convention takes place from Thursday, Sept. 12, through Saturday, Sept. 14, attracting thousands of firemen and their families to the Wildwoods for seminars, exhibits and other events.
Events kick off Thursday with the annual Burn Foundation Benefit Golf Tournament. Fire apparatus and equipment will be on display all day Friday and Saturday at Montgomery and Ocean avenues across from Convention Hall. The New Jersey Fire Convention Parade begins 1 p.m. Saturday at Crocus and New Jersey avenues.
Go to NJFireExpo.com for a detailed schedule of events.
Cape May Food fest
Indulge in good food, fine wine and culinary delights during the 17th Cape May Food & Wine Celebration, kicking off Saturday, Sept. 14 and running through Sunday, Sept. 22.
The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) presents the week-long festival, which will include food and wine lectures, a beer-tasting dinner, a gourmet brunch walk, a Fisherman’s Wharf tour and chefs’ dine-arounds. Prices vary for each event.
The week begins with the Harvest Food & Wine Tasting, taking place 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom, located at the Emlen Physick Estate on Washington Street in Cape May. There, guests will enjoy a sampling dinner to celebrate the harvest. The evening includes butlered hors d’oeuvres, cheese sampling, salad course and a sampling of three dinner entrees and two desserts. Each course is paired with wine from the Cape May Winery. Admission is $85.
Self-guided wine trail events will take place daily from noon to 5 p.m. at Natali Vineyards, Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery and Jesse Creek Winery. Admission is $10 and includes a map of the wineries listed.
Please note that most festival events cannot accommodate children.
For more information, to order tickets to any event or for a downloadable brochure, call 609-884-5404 or go to CapeMayMAC.org.