Skimmer Weekend in Sea Isle City is one of our favorite weekends of the year
June is a gorgeous time of year at the Jersey shore which is why this festival by the beach always ranks high on our summer to-do list.
What is Skimmer Weekend?
Skimmer Weekend is a two day festival in Sea Isle City, New Jersey. On Saturday, June 16, the festival features 400 vendors on the promenade selling everything from sunglasses to socks to decorative crafts and jewelry. In addition to the flea market on the promenade, there is a food court at JFK and Pleasure featuring a variety of local restaurants and live entertainment at Excursion Park. The main event on Father’s DaySunday, June 17 is the Antique Auto show on the promenade. Events may be cancelled for rain.
5 Things you need to know about Skimmer Weekend in Sea Isle City
Skimmer Weekend gets its name from the straw hats that Victorian-era men wore during the summer months. You may see some version of these hats at the festival.
- Arrive early and stay late. Hit the flea market early to get a look at all your shopping options break for lunch and then go back again. At the end of the day vendors are much more willing to make a deal.
- It’s more than a flea market. While the shopping is my favorite part there is also a full schedule of events including live entertainment, amusement rides and guided trolley tours. See below for a full listing of Skimmer Weekend events.
- Jitneys will be up and running for the event so don’t stress about finding parking down town as it will be tough to find a spot.
- If the promenade gets too crowded, stroll down Landis Avenue many of the local shops will be offering sales in honor of the weekend.
Skimmer Weekend Full Schedule of Events:
Saturday, June 16, 2018
- Amusement rides from 10 AM – 4 PM
- Seaside Vendor Craft Market 9 AM – 4 PM
- Food Court 9 AM – 4 PM
- Sand Art 10 AM – 3 PM (additional fee)
- Art Bar 10 AM – 3 PM
- Old Tyme Photos 10 AM – 3 PM
- Live Entertainment by Philly Blue Soul Band
- Face Painting 10 AM – 3 PM
- Waxy Hands 10 AM – 3 PM
Sunday, June 17, 2018
- Antique Auto Show 9 AM – 12 PM
- Live Entertainment by The Snake Brothers Band 10 AM – 12 PM
- Free Guided Historical Trolley Tours 10 AM – 12:30 PM
- Awards Ceremony 1 PM
- Antique Auto Parade 1:30 PM
All events take place at Excursion Park located on JFK and Pleasure unless otherwise noted.
For more information about Skimmer Weekend, click here.