The Borough Of Wildwood Crest hosts its annual Sunset Lake Seafarers Celebration Saturday, September 25, at both Sunset Lake and Centennial Park.
The FREE all-day festival that will begin at 9 a.m. at Sunset Lake, located along New Jersey Avenue between Rambler and Miami roads. Dozens of arts and crafts vendors, along with a variety of food vendors will line the Sunset Lake area. The event will also include live music, entertainment for children and families, and much more.
At 6 p.m., the Seafarers Celebration moves to the beachfront at Centennial Park, located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue. Included will be more live music, a special appearance by a Philadelphia-area string band and more. A spectacular beachfront fireworks show is set to begin at 9 p.m.
Daytime live musical entertainment along Sunset Lake includes The Star Band singing oldies/Motown/pop, Twelve:01 performing classic/contemporary rock, Ann Oswald singing country/southern rock, Pins and Needles performing classic/contemporary rock, and Michael James entertaining the crowd with ‘60s-‘90s pop. Live music will begin at 11 a.m. and continue through 4 p.m.
Other entertainment along Sunset Lake includes Kamp Kreatures children’s puppet show, an exotic bird show, pony rides for children, all-ages magic shows, karaoke for all ages, a stilt walker, face painting, children’s bounce houses and more.
More great live music is scheduled for when the event moves to Centennial Park. Local favorites, The Nobody Band, will kick off the evening’s entertainment at 6 p.m. with classic rock, followed by an appearance by the regionally famous Hegeman String Band, straight from the Mummer’s Parade in Philadelphia, at 7:15 p.m. At 7:45 p.m., the headliners for the evening, dance/party band, Bandstand, will take the stage performing some of the most popular dance and party music from the 1960s through today. At 9 p.m., the Seafarers Celebration’s spectacular fireworks show will begin, with fireworks shot from the beach at Fern Road.
In addition, with the Borough of Wildwood Crest celebrating its Centennial year in 2010, Centennial merchandise, including T-shirts, books, sweatshirts and more, will be for sale during the entire event.
The Sunset Lake Seafarers Celebration is FREE to attend.