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Cape May, a charming coastal town in New Jersey, is known for its beautiful beaches, Victorian architecture, and vibrant arts scene. If you’re planning a visit to this picturesque destination, you’re in for a treat. This month, Cape May is hosting a variety of exciting events that cater to different interests. From music and art festivals to food and wine tastings, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some highlights of what’s happening in Cape May this month.

Music Festivals

For music lovers, Cape May offers two fantastic festivals to choose from this month. The Exit Zero Jazz Festival, taking place from November 5th to 7th, showcases world-class jazz artists and emerging talent. With multiple stages and venues throughout the town, you can immerse yourself in the soulful sounds of jazz while exploring Cape May’s charming streets.

If you’re more into rock and roll, the Cape May Rock’n Music Fest on November 13th is the event for you. Featuring live performances from local bands and tribute acts, this festival is a celebration of all things rock. Get ready to dance and sing along to your favorite hits in this energetic and lively event.

Art and Craft Shows

Cape May is also a hub for art and creativity, and this month you can experience it firsthand at the Fall Arts and Crafts Festival. On November 20th and 21st, local artists and artisans will showcase their unique creations, including paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and more. This is the perfect opportunity to find one-of-a-kind gifts for yourself or your loved ones while supporting local talent.

Food and Wine Events

Foodies and wine enthusiasts will not be disappointed with the culinary events happening in Cape May this month. The Cape May Restaurant Week, running from November 7th to 14th, offers prix-fixe menus at participating restaurants, allowing you to indulge in delicious meals at a great value. From seafood to Italian cuisine, there’s a wide range of options to satisfy your taste buds.

To complement your dining experience, don’t miss the Cape May Wine Trail on November 27th. This self-guided tour takes you to some of the area’s best wineries, where you can sample a variety of wines and learn about the winemaking process. It’s a great way to relax and unwind while enjoying the scenic beauty of the Cape May region.


Cape May is a destination that offers something for everyone, and this month’s events are no exception. Whether you’re a music lover, art enthusiast, foodie, or wine connoisseur, you’ll find plenty of activities to keep you entertained and engaged. From jazz and rock festivals to art shows and culinary events, Cape May is buzzing with excitement. So, pack your bags, mark your calendar, and get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Cape May this month.

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