It’s almost Memorial Day in Cape May and at The Queen Victoria, we’re looking forward to fantastic local celebrations. On the Jersey Shore, Memorial Day not only commemorates those who died serving the country, but it also marks the official start of summer. Here, you can count on a fun-filled weekend to kick off the season.

Here’s what we’re looking forward to:

Friday, May 25

Donald Lee Shough live in the Tasting Room

Wildwood native Donald Lee Shough plays the Tasting Room beginning at 5 pm on Friday, May 25. Donald has played guitar for over 40 years, and previously toured with Doug Stone out of Nashville. What better way to kick off summer than with great cocktails and music you love.

Saturday, May 26

Kiwanis Club Annual Memorial Day Yard Sale

This is the yard sale event of the year and a Cape May tradition! The sale starts promptly at 7 AM but consider arriving early as a line typically forms beginning at 6 am. You will not leave empty-handed. The clubhouse is filled with all sorts of items from jewelry, scarfs, books, records, collectibles, linens, bikes, and all sorts of household items.

Important: Donations to the event are accepted from the community throughout the months of April and May. Call 609-884-8888 to schedule bulk pickup two days prior to the sale.

Sunday, May 27

Atlantic Brass Band at Rotary Bandstand

The 35-piece Atlantic Brass Band is opening the 29th Annual Cape May Music Festival. A long-time Cape May favorite, the band is under the baton of Salvatore Scarpa. Events kick off at Rotary Bandstand on Lafayette Street at Decatur Street (400-498 Lafayette St.) If there’s poor weather, the band will play at the Cape May Convention Hall. This event is co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for Arts & Humanities.

Memorial Day in Cape May

In partnership with the American Legion Harry Snyder Post 193 and VFW Post 386, the city of Cape May will host a Memorial Day Ceremony beginning at 11 am on Monday, May 28. The ceremony will be held in the Cape May Convention Hall and will be preceded by county-wide wreath-laying observances.

Immediately following the ceremony at approximately 11:45 a.m. the United States Coast Guard Training Center Cape May detachments will participate with Flotilla 8-2 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in presenting the Rifle Salute and launching of the flower boat from Gurney Street Beach.

The Queen Victoria is centrally located in the heart of Victorian Cape May, one block from the Atlantic Ocean, historic tours, fine restaurants, and shopping. We offer extraordinary service and superior accommodations. We have everything you need to enjoy an unforgettable Memorial Day Weekend. Book your room today.