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Labor Day Music Festival

Labor Day Music Festival

Sunday, September 3rd

4:00 pm - 9:30 pm Congress Hall

Send off the summer of 2017 with a celebration on Congress Hall’s Lawn. This Lab...

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Carnival on the Lawn

Carnival on the Lawn

June 19th - August 28th

5:30pm-9:00pm Mondays

Monday nights at Congress Hall is the place to be!  The Lawn transforms into a c...

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Jimmy’s Smokin’ Pig Roast

Jimmy’s Smokin’ Pig Roast

May 29th - September 4th

4:00pm at The Rusty Nail Mondays

Mondays: May 29th - September 4th Join us every Monday all summer long to watch...

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The Rusty Nail Doggie Pageant 2017

The Rusty Nail Doggie Pageant 2017

The Rusty Nail

September 9th 3:00 PM

The fifth annual Rusty Nail Dog Pageant is Saturday, September 9! Like The Rust...

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Midsummer Party at Beach Plum Farm

Midsummer Party at Beach Plum Farm

Saturday, August 5th

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Beach Plum Farm

Benefiting the Fund for Cape May Gather together with family, friends and neigh...

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Independence Week Events

Independence Week Events

July 1st - July 8th

July 1st - Ice Cream Social July 2nd - All-American Swim Party for hotel guests* July 3rd - Carnival on the Lawn July 4th - Fourth of July Celebration | Learn more July 5th - Red, White ...

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Grand Opening: The Shops on Perry

Grand Opening: The Shops on Perry

Saturday, June 10th

Congress Hall 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us for the grand opening of The Shops on Perry on Saturday, June 10th. The ...

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Cape May Restaurant Week

Cape May Restaurant Week

June 4th - 11th

The Ebbitt Room, The Blue Pig Tavern, The Rusty Nail

June 4-11, 2017 You're invited to the 8th Annual Cape May Restaurant Week, featuring specials from The Ebbitt Room and The Blue Pig Tav...

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Congress Hall’s Clambakes on the Lawn

Congress Hall’s Clambakes on the Lawn

Tuesdays: July 11, July 25, August 8 & August 22

6:30pm Every Other Tuesday

The best backyard summer parties are when the backyard is on the beach. Visit Co...

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Into the 3rd Century – Dinner Theatre

Into the 3rd Century – Dinner Theatre

August 16th

6:30 pm

Sing along with the cast of Into the Third Century as they open up the Time Capsule and venture back in time to tell the fascinating his...

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Kentucky Derby at the Ebbitt Room

Kentucky Derby at the Ebbitt Room

May 6, 2017

4:00pm

The 143nd Kentucky Derby will be held at Churchill Downs on Saturday May 6th, 2017. On the same day, the Ebbitt Room will be hosting a K...

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Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 14, 2017

9am-2pm Congress Hall's Grand Ballroom

There's no better way to treat your mom on her special day than to a delicious M...

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Spring Break at Congress Hall

Spring Break at Congress Hall

April 10th - April 21st

We have something special for everyone at Congress Hall this spring break! You can meet Peter Pan, learn to cook from our executive chef, enjoy tea with Alice in Wonderland, hunt the hotel hal...

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Never Grow Up Luncheon

Never Grow Up Luncheon

Friday, April 14th

11:00am & 2:00pm

What’s the quickest way to get to Never Never Land? Through Congress Hall’s Grand Ballroom of course! This spring break the Ballroom wil...

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The Case of the Missing Taffy Box

The Case of the Missing Taffy Box

Children's Play: April 13th, 15th & 17th

11:00 am & 1:00 pm

Ellie and Holt have waited all year long to come back to Congress Hall, their favorite place to stay when they come to Cape May with the...

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Easter at Congress Hall

Easter at Congress Hall

Sunday, April 16th

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Hippity Hoppity Easter's on its way to Congress Hall! Enjoy a delicious Easter Brunch in our Grand Ballroom and bounce on over to the la...

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Paint & Create – Sold Out

Paint & Create – Sold Out

April 11th & 17th

2:00pm

This spring break, Congress Hall is calling all the little Rembrandts, Picassos, Monets and Manets to the Ballroom for a fun-filled afte...

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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

April 12th & 18th

11:00am & 2:00pm

Don’t be late for this very important date! We have something special brewing at Congress Hall during spring break! Bring your children ...

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Exit Zero Jazz Festival Spring Edition

Exit Zero Jazz Festival Spring Edition

April 21 - 23, 2017

Cape May will celebrate the Spring Edition of the Exit Zero International Jazz Festival this April, featuring Grammy-award winning and nominated artists. The little historic town by the sea we...

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Kids Can Cook, Too!

Kids Can Cook, Too!

April 10th, 13th & 21st

10:00am-12:30pm

Calling all chefs,  and culinary prodigies! Bring your little chefs to roll out some fun this Spring Break and learn how to cook like th...

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Jazz Night at The Ebbitt Room

Jazz Night at The Ebbitt Room

April 21st

6:30pm-10:30pm

Book your dinner reservations at the Ebbitt Room for Friday, April 21st for the perfect pairing for the Jazz Festival in Cape May. Paul ...

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Singer-Songwriter Cape May

Singer-Songwriter Cape May

March 24 & 25

CONGRESS HALL

The 10th Annual SS Cape May features two afternoons of music business panels, workshops, clinics, mentoring, demo listening sessions and...

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The Bastard Sons of Captain Mey

The Bastard Sons of Captain Mey

Winter Concert Series

March 26 at 7:30 pm CONGRESS HALL'S GRAND BALLROOM

March 26 – The Bastard Sons of Captain Mey: The Bastard Sons of Captain Mey are ...

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Book Club at The Virginia

Book Club at The Virginia

The Ebbitt Room

January 15, 29 February 12, 26 March 19 and April 2

Ever make the New Year's resolution to read more? Or perhaps your resolution is to get together with friends more often. Drink more wine...

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This Wonderful Life – Dinner and a Show

This Wonderful Life – Dinner and a Show

November 26 - December 30

Select Dates & Times

Dinner and a show presented in partnership with Cape May Stage In 1943 Philip Van Doren Stern sent a rather lengthy Christmas card to t...

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Winter Concert Series 2017

Winter Concert Series 2017

January 22, February 19, March 12 & 26

Sundays Congress Hall's Grand Ballroom

Don’t let old man winter keep you on the couch.Come to Congress Hall for nights ...

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Sunday Supper and Old-Time Hymn Sing

Sunday Supper and Old-Time Hymn Sing

Winter Concert Series

January 22 at 5:30pm CONGRESS HALL'S GRAND BALLROOM

January 22- Sunday Supper and Hymn Sing- Please join us for a gathering of our C...

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Valentine’s Day Dinners

Valentine’s Day Dinners

Valentine's Day

The Ebbitt Room | The Blue Pig Tavern

The Ebbitt Room and The Blue Pig Tavern are offering special menus for you to share with that special someone this Valentine's Day.  Th...

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2017 Ice Ball – Fund for Cape May

2017 Ice Ball – Fund for Cape May

Saturday, February 11

Congress Hall Grand Ballroom

The 3rd Annual Ice Ball on Saturday, February 11th will celebrate the completion of  Rotary Park in Cape May. Join us in the Grand Ballr...

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Broadway Musical Sing-Along

Broadway Musical Sing-Along

Winter Concert Series

February 19 at 7:30 pm CONGRESS HALL'S GRAND BALLROOM

February 19- Broadway Musical Sing-Along-Join us in the Ballroom for a nig...

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Doo Wop with Dane Anthony

Doo Wop with Dane Anthony

Winter Concert Series

March 12 at 7:30 pm CONGRESS HALL'S GRAND BALLROOM

March 12- Doo Wop With Dane Anthony and the Sons of Thunder:One of the most popu...

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Thanksgiving Dinners

Thanksgiving Dinners

There’s no better place to celebrate an All-American holiday than at America’s First Seaside Resort. Gather by the fire in the Blue Pig Tavern, or enjoy a harvest feast in the Grand Ballroom with a vast buffet dinner. On Jackson Street, the Ebbitt Room’s menu includes Beach Plum Farm Heritage Turkey Bre...

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Exit 0 International Jazz Festival 2016

Exit 0 International Jazz Festival 2016

Cape May, NJ

November 11 - 13

Every fall and spring, the Exit 0 International Jazz Festival brings some of the world's most acclaimed musicians to America's First Sea...

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End of the World Party 2016

End of the World Party 2016

The Rusty Nail

Saturday, October 8

The changing leaves mean the last days of the 2016 season at the Nail are fast approaching.  No need to fret; we won't close up the Shac...

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Glitter Ball – SOLD OUT

Glitter Ball – SOLD OUT

Ring in 2017 in style here at Congress Hall's gorgeous Ballroom! Enjoy cocktails from the premium open bar, live entertainment, a Champagne toast plus a delicious 3-course dinner. Dance the night away with one of our favorite bands, the Tribeca Grand Band. This event is a local and guest favorite that s...

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Bicentennial Birthday Dinners

Bicentennial Birthday Dinners

December 28 & 29

6:00 pm Congress Hall Ballroom

The buzz around Cape May this summer was the sold out Bicentennial Birthday Dinn...

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Santa’s Workshop

Santa’s Workshop

December 26-December 31

11am-7pm Congress Hall's Grand Lawn

Santa is setting up his workshop on Congress Hall's Grand Lawn this Christmas. W...

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Tree Lighting Ceremony & Entertainment

Tree Lighting Ceremony & Entertainment

Friday, December 2

Concerts at 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Gather at Congress Hall for our Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Grand Lawn on Friday, December 2, featuring a wonderful c...

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Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

December 10, 11 & 17

9:00 am to Noon Congress Hall's Grand Ballroom

NEW DATE ADDED! - December 11 Santa is coming to Congress Hall's Grand Ball Roo...

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Brunch With Santa

Brunch With Santa

December 4 and 18

11:00 am to 3:00 pm Congress Hall's Grand Ballroom

Visit Congress Hall's Grand Ballroom for a limited engagement with Santa Claus h...

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Bicentennial Celebration

Bicentennial Celebration

2016

Thanks for a great Bicentennial Summer- the celebration will continue with events later in the year! Check back for more details.  Congress Hall is celebrating it's 200th Birthday, and we hav...

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Tommy’s Folly Book Signing

Tommy’s Folly Book Signing

May 27, 2016

6:00pm-8:00pm Friday

Jack Wright & Curtis Bashaw invite you to a Book Signing Celebrating the New...

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Chef Jimmy’s Mother’s Day Fried Chicken

Chef Jimmy’s Mother’s Day Fried Chicken

May 8th, 2016

All Day Rusty Nail

Join us on Mother's Day, May 8th to honor the women who inspire your life.  Mot...

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5th Annual Clam-A-Rama (Rain or Shine)

5th Annual Clam-A-Rama (Rain or Shine)

May 14th, 2016

10:00am Saturday

The Beach Shack and Rusty Nail have been preparing all winter long for the most ...

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Open House and Tag Sale

Open House and Tag Sale

Online Purchases still available

Thanks to all who joined us on President's Day. If you would like to view pieces that are still available for purchase online please Click here for more details! In honor of our Bicentennial ...

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Glitter Ball

Glitter Ball

December 31, 2013

7:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

This event is now sold out! Please see our other NYE Party at the Boiler Room. Ring in 2014 in style here at Congress Hall's gorgeous B...

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Cape May Stage – Dinner & a Show

Cape May Stage – Dinner & a Show

Looking for the ideal date night? How about a memorable night out with friends? No matter what the occasion, our Dinner and a Show Dining Special is the perfect way to spend the night in Cape May. Fresh and delicious American Cuisine from The Ebbitt Room or Blue Pig Tavern, coupled with critically accla...

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Tree Lighting and Holiday Concert

Tree Lighting and Holiday Concert

December 4, 2015

Congress Hall's Grand Lawn 5pm

Don't miss the magical moment when Congress Hall's Christmas Tree lights up the ...

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Congress Hall Express

Congress Hall Express

All Aboard! Next Stop- Congress Hall. Hop on the Congress Hall Express and take a magical ride around the beautiful Grand Lawn through our Winter Wonderland.Tickets for each are $3 per person (including children), per ride.  Train Hours: Thursdays: December 3rd 5:00pm-9:00pmDecember 10th 5:00pm-9:00pm...

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Holiday Business Bash

Holiday Business Bash

December 17, 2015

Congress Hall's Grand Ballroom 6pm-9pm

Holiday Business Bash- December 17th Small businesses don’t need to have small ...

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Holiday Parties

Holiday Parties

Congress Hall, Virgina Hotel

Its that time of year, when you get to celebrate a year of hard work and dedication with coworkers and friends. Book a special holiday party by the beach with Cape Resorts. Whether in the cozy...

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Story Time with Mrs. Claus

Story Time with Mrs. Claus

Saturdays, select Sundays

November 28, December 5, 6, 12, 19, 20 10:15am & 11:15am

Visit Santa's Workshop on Congress Hall's Grand Lawn for Story Time with Mrs. Cl...

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The Twelve Dates of Christmas

The Twelve Dates of Christmas

November 28-December 30, 2015

The Harrison Room at Congress Hall Thursdays- Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 3pm

November 28, 2015 – December 30, 2015 Written by Ginna HobenDirected by Mary Da...

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Christmas Dinner at the Blue Pig Tavern

Christmas Dinner at the Blue Pig Tavern

December 25, 2015

The Blue Pig Tavern 2pm-8pm

Relax within the warmth and comfort of the Blue Pig Tavern this Christmas. Enjoy...

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Winter Jazz Nights

Winter Jazz Nights

December 26, 2015

Congress Hall's Grand Ballroom 6:00pm-9:00pm

"He is the essence of a swinging pianist … a sudden flurry of complex runs can b...

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New Years at The Ebbitt Room

New Years at The Ebbitt Room

December 31, 2015

Seatings available 5pm-7:45pm and 8pm-10:30pm

Join us as we welcome 2016 in the Ebbitt Room. Relax in our elegant dining room and enjoy an exquisite meal of farm to table cuisine.  S...

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NYE in the Boiler Room

NYE in the Boiler Room

December 31, 2015

9pm-2am

Cape May's Coolest under ground night club welcomes 2016 with the Billy D. Light Trio. Count down to midnight and stay after the ball ha...

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Back Porch Concert: Myra & Friends

Back Porch Concert: Myra & Friends

February 21, 2016

7pm Sunday

Special guests The SunDogs and The Squares join Myra Vassian to once again bring...

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The Bastard Sons of Captain Mey

The Bastard Sons of Captain Mey

March 20, 2016

7pm Sunday

Recently cited by the City Council of Philadelphia as the winners of the 2015 PH...

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Winter Jazz Nights-Charles Turner

Winter Jazz Nights-Charles Turner

March 26, 2016

6:00pm-9:00pm Saturday

Join us in Congress Hall's Grand Ballroom for a performance from Jazz vocalist C...

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Kids Can Cook, Too!

Kids Can Cook, Too!

March 24 March 30 and April 1, 2016

10:00am-12:30pm Thursday, Wednesday and Friday

Please note: Kids Can Cook is Sold Out March 24th. Space is still available Marc...

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Congress Hall’s Candyland

Congress Hall’s Candyland

March 28, 29, 30, 31, and April 1, 2016

11:00am-4:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

What’s the quickest way to get to the Candy Castle? Through Congress Hall’s Gran...

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Pirates, Princesses, & Pals Luncheon

Pirates, Princesses, & Pals Luncheon

March 25, 2016

11:00am & 2:00pm Friday

Bring your pirates and princesses to our favorite annual luncheon! Admission to ...

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Congress Hall Scavenger Hunt

Congress Hall Scavenger Hunt

March 26, 2016

12:00pm-2:00pm Saturday

Calling all detectives! Meet us in the lobby for a hunt around the Congress Hall...

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Winter Concert Series 2016

Winter Concert Series 2016

Another year of down-home entertainment comes to Congress Hall's Grand Ballroom this Winter. On January 24th join us for a spirit-raising night of hymns and comfort food at the third annual Old-Timey Hymn Sing and Sunday Supper. February 21st, Myra Vassian, Congress Hall's Director of music, will gather...

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Paint and Create at Congress Hall

Paint and Create at Congress Hall

March 28, 2016

2:00pm Monday

This spring break, Congress Hall is calling all the little Rembrandts, Picassos,...

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Easter at Congress Hall

Easter at Congress Hall

March 27, 2016

10:00am Sunday

Hippity Hoppity Easter's on its way to Congress Hall! Enjoy a delicious Easter B...

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Easter at the Ebbitt Room

Easter at the Ebbitt Room

March 27, 2016

2:00pm-7:00pm Sunday

Spend a special holiday gathered with family and friends on historic Jackson Str...

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Book Club at The Virginia

Book Club at The Virginia

January 10, 31, February 21, 28, March 13, April 3

Sundays 5:00pm-7:00pm

Book Club is currently full. If you would like to join the waiting list, please ...

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