Historic Cold Spring Village 2020 Events

Event Information:

  • Sat

    Seafarers’ Weekend

    10am-4:30pmHistoric Cold Spring Village

    Ahoy, matey! Make sure to stop on into Historic Cold Spring Village and celebrate the maritime history and culture of the famous Jersey Cape at our 11th annual Seafarers’ Weekend on August 24th and 25th from 10:00am-4:30pm. This event will feature pirates, music, and family fun. The Village buildings will be open, featuring historically clothed interpreters who will demonstrate the trades, crafts, and lifestyles of Early America. New this year, Main Deck Productions will be dropping anchor with their 30ft long, 20ft tall pirate ship the Black Pearl at the Welcome Center. Join in on the fun and frivolity with Captain Jack Sparrow and his trusty first mate Morgan! Watch Jack B. Wildered swallow swords or juggle fire! Have your face beautifully transformed by the Painted Pirate Wench or learn how to wield a sword! Guests can board through the backdoor of the Captain’s Cabin for a special photo-op with Captain Jack and tour the ship. You’ll also get a bang out of the ship’s cannon as well! Also new to the Village ranks, Kaptain Kristian and Red will be present to tickle your funny bone. The Sons of the Waves will teach you a new thing or two about the ocean environment and life at sea!

    The Valhalla Pirates have been Plundering the Eastern Shores of the American Colonies since 1699.  Captain Black and his scurvy crew will be joining us for a thrilling fight scene on both Saturday and Sunday. The Sea Dogs Maritime Band, an authentic maritime reenactment crew, will perform their sea shanties on both days at the Village Gazebo. Bayman Dan will be teaching all ye scurvy dogs the ways of the fishermen and how he makes his authentic fishing nets.

    Children should be on the lookout for gold coins hidden throughout the Village that can be redeemed for a free prize! Adults keep a weather eye for a treasure hunt geared just for you! The Sailors Swill Station Beer Garden will available at the Dennisville Inn to the thirsty sailor fresh off the boat.

    Crafts for children and adults made possible in part by a grant administered by the Cape May County Culture & Heritage Commission, from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. This event is sponsored by Ocean Club Hotel and Hoffman Agency Inc.!




    This event sponsored by: Ocean Club Hotel

    Show the gate staff a picture of this coupon and receive $2.00 off your admission price! Offer good until August 31st Only one coupon per family, please.

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    Main Deck Productions

    Main performances at 11am & 2pm next to the Welcome Center



    Performances at 12pm & 3pm by the Tin Shop


    Sea Dogs Maritime Band

    Performances at 1:15pm & 3:15pm at the Village Gazebo


    Kaptain Kristian & Red

    10am – 4pm at Dennisville Inn


    Bayman Dan

    will present his history of net making and fishing in

    Cape May County

    10am-4pm next to the Pottery Shop


    Buildings with historically clothed interpreters are open and available to tour at your own pace.