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Coast Guard Community Festival
May 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
The Coast Guard Community Festival is proudly presented by the Cape May County Coast Guard Community Foundation. Festival goers will get an inside look at an Active-Duty Coast Guard Base while exploring Training Center Cape May, the nation’s only boot camp for Coast Guard Recruits. While on foot and by trolley, you will have access to view and go inside the U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape May vessels, view a Coast Guard helicopter up close and much more.
The Coast Guard Recruit Band and Precision Drill Team will give engaging performances as they march through the festival grounds. Watch a thrilling Search and Rescue Demonstration by the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City as the helicopter hovers above Cape May Harbor. Enjoy food, music and kid-friendly activities. There are also guided tours of the Cape May Harbor highlighting the importance of the Coast Guard to the commercial fishing industry, a Kids’ Zone, great food, local brews, vendors and live entertainment with past performers including the USO Troupe Show straight from New York City. We anticipate more than 5,000 people each year for this FREE event.
Active-Duty Military Members who attend the festival receive a Coupon toward their purchase of lunch in appreciation for their service. The festival also generates funds for the USCG Training Center Cape May’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) branch to provide leisure programs and services to improve the quality of life of Service Members and their families.