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Press Release | May 15, 2024

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cape May Coast Guard to Hold Annual Community Festival

CAPE MAY, N.J. — U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May and the Cape May County Coast Guard Community Foundation are scheduled to hold the annual Coast Guard Community Festival, Saturday, May 18, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., at the base.

Who:     U.S. Coast Guard; Cape May County Coast Guard Community Foundation

What:    Cape May County Coast Guard Community Festival

When:   Saturday, May 18, 2024; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Where:  Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, 1 Munro Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204

The event is free and open to the public.  

In case of extreme weather, event may be cancelled and there is no alternate date. Updates will be posted on social media the day of the festival.

The Cape May County Coast Guard Community Festival is designed to highlight the positive relationships between our local Coast Guard personnel and the communities that we live and serve in. The festival also helps the service inform the public of the Coast Guard’s role in facilitating New Jersey maritime commerce, maritime safety, and the partnerships between local, state, and Coast Guard personnel during major events. In addition, local Coast Guard vessels and helicopters will be available for public tours. Food vendors, and live entertainment will also be available.

Training Center Cape May is the Coast Guard’s only enlisted basic training program where more than 80 percent of the service’s workforce receives basic instruction to become Coast Guard men and women.

Editor’s Note:  Media interested in attending must RSVP with Coast Guard Public Affairs at 609-898-6362 up until the Friday before the event. Festival press credentials will be issued upon arrival at the gate.