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Kick Off Summer this Memorial Day Weekend in the Heart of Cape May!

By now, everyone is ready kick off summer, especially with the COVID-19 struggles over the past year. And if all indications are correct, it is going to one incredible season. The best place to celebrate the start of summer this Memorial Day Weekend is in the heart of Cape May on the Washington Street Mall. The Mall is THE place to be!


As of Friday, May 28th, there are no COVID-19 restrictions or mandates in place that affect any businesses on the Mall. Masks and social distancing are no longer required, and we are super excited to see your smiling faces again! Do keep in mind though that some establishments may choose to continue these safety precautions, and if they do, we ask you to respect that. Seated service at bars and restaurants is no longer required and dance floors can reopen, so we'll see you at the Ugly Mug or Fins to see your dance moves for the first time since March 2020!


Mayor Zack Mullock opens summer with a special celebration on Friday at 6:30pm in Rotary Park, just off the 400 block of the Mall. Mayor Mullock will welcome summer and outline what is to come in Cape May this season. Immediately following the Mayor's message, catch your

favorite blues, motown, reggae, 90s alternative, and more great music as Subliminal Message Band rocks the night away. We also hear that Cape May's famous Captain Mey might make an appearance this summer...find out Friday night at Rotary Park how you can help the City capture him!

Following the music (or before, we won't judge), head over to the Mall to grab some ice cream! It is only right to treat yourself on the first night of summer. Just to name a couple, whether it be a custard cone from Kohr Brothers or a huge cookie sundae from Ben & Jerry's, there are plenty of options for all!


Be sure to hit up the Mall's boutiques over the weekend to complete your summer wardrobe. Think your wardrobe is complete? Think again...you can never have too much! Just to name a couple, Making Waves has new summer sandal arrivals, and Sea Star Boutique has the perfect dresses to have you summer ready.

It is very important to remember, however, the true reason of Memorial Day. All gave some, but some gave all. As you stroll down Liberty Way, think of that fact. Memorial Day is a time to remember those who gave their lives for our country, particularly in battle or from wounds they suffered in battle. Take the time to reflect around the Mall's many monuments and historical markers. The Mall is also decked out in hundreds of American flags, big and small. Let these flags be a reminder that we live in the greatest country on Earth, and let freedom ring in America's Original Seaside Resort!


See you in the heart of Cape May!


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