NOTE: Due to Tropical Storm Hermine, you are advised to check in advance on weekend events.
BARNEGAT LIGHT | SUN. 10 A.M.: If you're the artsy sort, you can spend Sun., Sept. 4, perusing fine arts pieces, ceramics, handmade jewelry, and other creations at the Viking Village Art and Craft Show (East 19th Street and Bayview Ave.) from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free. See vikingvillageshows.com or call 609-361-8039.
OCEAN CITY | SUN. 7:30 P.M.: Through his sweeping film scores, John Williams has taken us to Jurassic Park, Hogwarts, and a galaxy far, far away. On Sun., Sept. 4, the Ocean City Pops will present a tribute to Williams at 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier (Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk). Tickets are $20 to $25 and can be purchased at ocnj.us/boxoffice or by calling 609-399-6111.
OCEAN CITY | MON. 9 A.M.: Get a running start on fall with Ocean City's Labor Day Race, which begins at 9 a.m. Mon., Sept. 5, at 23rd Street Beach. The friendly competition is divided into a five-mile run and a one-mile run/walk (begins immediately after the start of the five-mile event). $20 online preregistration includes a race T-shirt (open until Sept. 4 at 4 p.m.; $10 for children 14 and under). Day-of registration is $25 and begins at 7:30 a.m. at 23rd Street Beach. Proceeds benefit Ocean City Recreation scholarships and other programs. See ocnj.us or call 609-398-6900.
SEA ISLE CITY | SAT. 8 P.M.: Rock out with Philadelphia-based party band the Rockets at Excursion Park (JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue) on Sat., Sept. 3, at 8 p.m. Free. See http://visitsicnj.com or call 609-263-8687.
SEA ISLE CITY | MON. 7:30 A.M.: Get your om on with NJ Beach Yoga's all-levels "Pose for Peace" class. From 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Labor Day (Mon., Sept. 5) at JFK Boulevard Beach, enjoy the benefits of yoga as you help form a giant peace sign. Free (donations accepted to support local charities). See njbeachyoga.com or call 609-602-3398.
NORTH WILDWOOD | SAT. 8 P.M.: Get your Fab Four fix on Sat., Sept. 3, when Beatles tribute band Beatlemania plays at the Lou Booth Amphitheatre (Second and Ocean Avenues) at 8 p.m. Free. See wildwoodsnj.com or call 609-522-7722.
WILDWOOD | SUN. 3:30 P.M.: Sean Landeta, a former punter for the Eagles and the New York Giants, will stop by Wildwood on Sun., Sept. 4, to sign autographs at the Boardwalk Mall's (3800 Boardwalk at Garfield Avenue) East Side Sports store from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Landeta, a two-time Super Bowl Champion, played in the NFL for 22 seasons. His Super Bowl rings, as well as a replica Vince Lombardi Trophy, will be on display at the event. Free. See wildwoodsnj.com or call 609-522-7439.
WILDWOOD CREST | SAT. 7:30 P.M.: "It's a beautiful day" to visit Wildwood Crest on Sat., Sept. 3: At 7:30 p.m., U2 tribute band 2U will perform at the Centennial Park Entertainment Pavilion (Fern Road and Ocean Avenue). Free. Bring a blanket or beach chair. See wildwoodsnj.com or call 609-523-0202.
LOWER TWP. | SAT. TO SUN.: Take a trip to the 1800s via Cold Spring Village (720 Rt. 9) on Sat., Sept. 3, and Sun., Sept. 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. At the Village's "Hands-on History" weekend, learn about and try your hand at 19th-century crafts and trades, such as blacksmithing and woodworking. Kids will receive a "Pastport," which will be stamped each time they complete a hands-on activity. The book can be redeemed for free goodies from the Country Store. $12 ($10 for children ages 3 to 12; free for children under 3). See hcsv.org or call 609-898-2300.
CAPE MAY | SAT. 4 P.M.: On Sat., Sept. 3, end the summer on a high note with the first Bicentennial Music Festival at Congress Hall (200 Congress Pl.). Hear performances by local bands and musicians such as 23 North and Maddie Hogan, watch as a ceremonial time capsule is buried (to be unearthed at Congress Hall's 250th Birthday Celebration in 2066) and toss in a memento of your own, and enjoy all-American eats (hot dogs, buttermilk fried chicken) at a picnic. The picnic starts at 4 p.m. (music starts at 4:30 p.m.). Free admission. Food costs $16 for adults and $10 for kids. See capemay.com.
WEST CAPE MAY | SAT. 9 A.M.: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 3, celebrate the official vegetable of the Garden State (it's really a fruit, we know) at the Tomato Festival in Wilbraham Park (West Perry Street and Broadway). From empanadas to tomato pies, there will be a lot to savor at this West Cape May fest. Proceeds from purchases will support the West Cape May Shade Tree Commission. See westcapemaytoday.com.