It’s Spring in Cape May and That Means the Cape May Spring Celebration and Other Festivities

Spring is an especially fun and exciting time to visit Cape May. Here, days are packed with fun events like the Exit Zero Jazz Festival, Cape May Spring Celebration, and the Sip into Spring Festival.


Exit Zero Jazz Festival | April 12 – 14

This year’s Exit Zero Jazz Festival features excellent acts like Chick Corea Trilogy with Christian McBride and Brian Blade, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Liz Wright, Veronica Swift, Sullivan Fortner and more. The Exit Zero Jazz Festival is considered the most premier jazz festival in the North East. It’s quickly growing in popularity and notoriety. In fact, it’s on its way to becoming the most respected festival in the country! Festival Tickets.


Cape May Spring Celebration | April 27 – May 20

Ready to put the cold weather behind you and say goodbye to winter? Visit Cape May and celebrate the arrival of Spring. Enjoy our historic streets and gorgeous blooms in the warm sunshine. Some Spring Celebration festivities to look forward to are:

  • Armed Forces Day
  • Brunch & Bingo at the Beach
  • Cape May Wine Trail
  • Carroll Gallery Exhibit: “The Iconic Cape May Lighthouse”
  • Friends of the Physick Estate: “Pushing Boundaries”
  • Jazz Brunch at the Estate for Mother’s Day
  • Lighthouse Full Moon Climb
  • Murder Mystery Dinners
  • Physick Estate Scavenger Hunt
  • Sip Into Spring Festival
  • Sip Into Spring Crafts & Collectibles Show
  • NEW! Spring Celebration Garden Tour


Sip into Spring Festival | May 12

At the Sip into Spring Festival, you’ll enjoy expert gardening and nature demonstrations, live music, food, cocktails, crafts, collectibles and more!

Local food vendors include Coffee Boutique, Crespella, Empanada Mamas, Matt’s BBQ, and Rolling Bones. Spirits are brought to you courtesy of Cape May Brewing Co. And Nauti Spirits Distillery. Live music is provided by Michael Flanigan and C. Lynne Smith. Spectators will enjoy several demonstrations including a Busy Bees beehive demo and CMCMUA recycling demo plus a Cotton Company Fashion Stroll.

Additionally, a new interactive workshop has been added to the agenda. Stylish Succulents for Your Home Garden will take place at the Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom at the Physick Estate. Enjoy a workshop where you’ll make a personal succulent teacup. Price includes all necessary components to create your keepsake. Tickets $20. More Sip into Spring Festival information.

There’s never any shortage of things to do here in Cape May, especially in the spring. Planning a visit? Visit our Rooms page to book your stay.

The Queen Victoria is an award-winning Cape May Bed and Breakfast with luxury accommodations. We’re just one block from Cape May’s beautiful beaches and two from the shopping and dining district. Here, you’ll find you’re in easy walking distance from all Cape May attractions.