And here's that schedule for you:
CAPE MAY – The city will stage a weeklong independence celebration beginning June 30, highlighted by a fireworks extravaganza sponsored by the City of Cape May, Congress Hall and the Chamber of Commerce.
Fireworks are scheduled for Wednesday, July 4 at approximately 9 p.m. from a barge off Congress Beach.
The festivities reach a pinnacle on Saturday, July 7 with the 33rd Annual Independence Parade at 1 p.m., followed by the Fralinger String Band concert in Convention Hall starting at 7:30 p.m.
The celebration commences on Saturday, June 30 at 8 p.m. with the Cape May Diamonds reunion concert at Cape May Convention Hall. Also on June 30 at 8 p.m., The Doctors of Rhythm are one of the 40 free Rotary Park band concerts offered throughout the summer.
The Lagond Honors Band makes a stop at Cape May Convention Hall on Sunday, July 1 at 7 p.m. as part of their Mid-Atlantic Tour. The concert will feature a group of serious minded, young musicians who bring events to life with Latin, Jazz, and Funk rhythms. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Magician Rich Lessig will appear at Cape May Convention Hall for a free performance July 3 at 7 p.m. The hour-long program combines magic and humor with his upbeat personality to capture your attention.
The Fourth of July begins at Congress Hall with the Great Lawn Party, which will feature three legged races, potato sack races, face painting, balloon twisting and great BBQ food. Later in the evening, the Congress Street Brass Band will play at Rotary Park starting at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will start around 9 p.m.
The John Clark Little Big Band will play at Rotary Park on Friday, July 6. On Saturday, July 7 the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will be held at Congress Hall in the morning. The city will stage its annual Independence Parade at 1 p.m. with parade participants gathering at noon.
The parade route is on Beach Avenue from Philadelphia Avenue to Patterson Avenue with the reviewing stand near Convention Hall. Capt. William Kelly, Commanding Officer of the U.S.C.G. Training Center, Cape May will serve as Grand Marshal and his entourage will include the U.S. Coast Guard Band and Color Guard.
Other entries highlighting the procession are Mayor Dr. Edward J. Mahaney, Jr. and city council, VFW Post 386, American Legion Post 193, Congress Street Brass Band, Super Girl, Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts with Dr. Emlen Physick, the Forgotten Warriors Museum, Bonsal Blues Band, The Quaker City String Band, The Duffy String Band and The Fralinger String Band.
Capping off the evening of July 7, the Golden Eagle Band will play a free concert in the Rotary Park bandstand, and the legendary Fralinger String Band will strut into Cape May Convention Hall for a one night performance at 7:30 p.m. This will mark the first time a Mummers String Band will play a show in the new Cape May Convention Hall.