Why should summer campers have all the fun? This end-of-summer tradition includes a bonfire, s'mores, games, grub, DJs, and a fireworks finale (10 p.m.).
6-10 p.m. Friday, beach at Rio Grande Avenue, $10, $5 under age 12, wildwoodsnj.com.
O.C. boardwalk merchants — of which the town's mayor, Jay Gillian, is one — sponsor this final opportunity to blow bedtimes and budgets by spending a late night amid Kohr Bros. and Irish Ice and Johnson's Popcorn and Manco's pizza and all the rest.
10 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 6th to 14th Street on the Boardwalk, Ocean City, free, oceancityvacation.com.
Smokey Robinson's at the Trop (Friday) and Jerry Seinfeld's at the Borgata (Friday and Saturday). But when everyone's favorite Osmonds bring their Vegas act to A.C. for a night, well, it's time to pull on those purple socks and get back to where you belong: the '70s.
9 p.m. Friday, Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, $85-$429, ticketmaster.com.
Three evenings and one big Sunday constitute this lodge-grown festival featuring local cover bands, a raffle, a bouncy house, and a watermelon-eating contest. Sunday highlights include a $3 continental breakfast, followed by the Dorothy H. Mohn Mile Swim, and a homemade fruit-pie competition later that afternoon.
5-9 p.m. Friday, 4-9 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, Brigantine Elks Lodge, 400 W. Shore Dr., Brigantine, pay as you go, 609-266-9826, brigantineelks.com.
This 40-something-year-old, all-ages local contest takes place, reasonable conditions permitting, on the north side of the Ventnor Fishing Pier. Regulars know to sign up beforehand and arrive by 7 a.m. to make their heats.
8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday (no-surf date: Sunday), Cambridge Avenue and the beach, Ventnor, $10-$15 to enter, free to watch, abseconislandsurfing.com.
All those cute shops along 96th Street aren't going to empty themselves, you know. This annual end-of-season event offers yet another excuse to purchase bathing suits that will surely fit next year.
9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 96th Street, Stone Harbor, visitavalonnj.com.
Just like in Philly, Wildwoods Restaurant Week begins when business drops off. For six nights, at 25 spots, four-course dinners — app, salad, entrée, dessert — go for $30. On the to-try list: Pacific Grill, Urie's, Duffer's, Dog Tooth, Cattle 'n Clover, and the Boathouse.