There's going to be a lot more to do in Wildwood July 4th weekend, other than the big Tim McGraw concert on the beach.

The Celebrate America Weekend will also include a Bacon Fest on Friday evening, and a Battle of the Bands event on Sunday.

Bacon Fest is scheduled for 3-8pm Friday.

Guests can come out to enjoy all things bacon, from food to apparel. The event is first of its kind and is not to be missed! Live music will last throughout the evening, food and beverages will be available, a special whiskey and bourbon tasting bar will be featured, and there are plenty of activities for the entire family. Kids can enjoy the play area featuring story time with the Three Little Pigs as well as games and activities. All adult tickets include 10 tasting tokens. Tokens can be used around the event to try various bacon creations from vendors. Additional tokens are available.Entry to the Whiskey and Bourbon tasting bar are additional, and feature craft and national brands of whiskey and bourbon alongside bacon bites for the ultimate tasting plate. More details about the Beach Bacon Fest coming soon!

Tickets for Bacon Fest will be $45 and will include 10 tasting tokens.

The Beach Battle of the Bands will be held on Sunday, July 3rd.

10 finalists from the competition will be featured, and one will be selected to perform before the big concert on the 4th! Bars and lounges around the South Jersey area will feature preliminaries with 4 bands competing. The winner will advance to the Beach Battle of the Bands! Tickets are just $25, and the show starts at 7 PM.

According to the show's producers, Veterans are a big part of the Celebrate America Weekend.

A large part of this event is the support of veterans. A portion of the sales will be donated back to Operation First Response, The Wildwood American Legion, The Wildwood Vietnam Vets, and the Michael Strange Foundation. Additionally, throughout the weekend, there will be seminars regarding Veteran issues such as homelessness and suicide. Veterans will be granted half priced admission for the Friday and Saturday events, and will have opportunities to visit local attractions at a discount.

More events are being planned as well. Keep check back for details. To order tickets, and get more information on the weekend, click here.


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