The annual Polar Bear Plunge is a part of a big Saturday, January 14, 2023, in Wildwood, New Jersey.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the plunge takes place at 1 p.m. There is catered lunch for all participants immediately following the plunge inside the Wildwood Convention Center.

For more information, there is a dedicated website for the annual event at

The plunge is part of a focus and fundraiser for the Special Olympics New Jersey.

There is an additional activity this weekend called WILD-CON Convention from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

It features:

  • Cosplay/Costume groups
  • Artists
  • Writers
  • Creators
  • Vendors
  • Crafts
  • Video games

There will be art, books, comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, non-sport trading cards, Pokemon, gaming items, toys, Funkos, Lego, sci-fi, pop culture, comic-themed crafts, collectibles, and more! Adult admission is $10, and children 12 and under are FREE with a paying adult. For more information, visit

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Special events such as this have been strategically set to help drive tourism business during the off-season.

In February and March, there will be wrestling and cheerleading competitions taking place in Wildwood.

1,500 middle school wrestlers will participate. For more information, visit

The cheerleading championships will take place at the Wildwoods Convention Center in March with the Mid-Atlantic Cheer Championships from Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 5. For more information, call (866) 397-3034 or visit

SOURCE: Suasion Communications Group

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