Lucy the Elephant Ready to Celebrate 134 Years

Lucy the Elephant, our region’s National Historic Landmark, will celebrate her 134th birthday on Saturday, July 18. The carnival like event themed as “Lucy’s Birthday on the Boardwalk” at the turn of the century will begin at 10am and continue throughout the day until 8p. Rain date is Sunday, July 19.

Everyone’s favorite STILT-WALKER, MACKIE, will be on hand to greet Lucy’s friends and help celebrate her special day. Again this year, Lucy will have a carnival Midway complete with more games of chance and prizes than last year.

No birthday party would be complete without hotdogs, soda, Philly Pretzels, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, and of course, birthday cake. A favorite from last year, we are bringing back roasted fresh Jersey corn on the cob…YUM.

Slide down the Big Kahuna water slide, bounce in the Birthday Cake Moon Bounce, or climb the new 40’ rock wall.  And new this year, we’ve added a motorized “Flying Elephant” ride for the kids.

To round out the day, we’re bringing in a Tarot Card reader.  Evelyn Johnson of Cape May Court House, author of Lucy’s official bedtime storybooks, will also be on hand to sign copies of her highly acclaimed children’s books from 10a to 4p. Tours through the World’s Largest Elephant will be offered every half hour.

Our annual collectible Lucy Birthday T shirt featuring Lucy on the Boardwalk will be available in limited quantities while supplies last.

Music, food, and fun will be the order of the day as we celebrate 134 years of the World’s Largest Elephant. Revenue generated from sales throughout the birthday celebration will help offset operating costs and capital improvements to our National Historic Landmark.

Satellite parking is available at Union Avenue School playground. Entrance to the playground is located on Vendome Avenue between Winchester and Monmouth Avenues. A complimentary shuttle, furnished by the Atlantic City Jitney Association, will be running every 15 minutes between the playground and Lucy from 10am to 8pm.

Stop by and say “Happy Birthday” to Lucy. Lucy’s summer schedule is; Monday thru Saturday; 10am to 8pm; and Sundays; 10am to 5pm.

Check out Lucy’s website at 

For further information, contact:

Richard Helfant, Executive Director/C.E.O.

609-823-6473, Ext. 5

[email protected]

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