LUCY the Elephant's 137th Birthday Celebration





Lucy the Elephant’s 137th birthday celebrates her role in the construction of the railroad on Absecon Island in the late 1800’s.


Lucy the Elephant, our World Famous National Historic Landmark, will celebrate her 137th birthday on Saturday, July 21st  from 10am to 8pm.  Rain date is Sunday, July 22nd.


The highlight of our “mammoth” size birthday party will be a trackless train offering rides between Decatur Ave. and Cedar Grove Ave. (the same route Lucy took in 1970 when she made her historic move) all day long. 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 games of chance and prizes.  No birthday party would be complete without hotdogs, soda, Philly Pretzels, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, ice cream, funnel cakes and of course, birthday cake. 


We will have a nine hole mini-golf course. There will be a giant water slide, a Birthday Bounce, skee ball, and a slip ‘n slide.   Evelyn Johnson, author of Lucy’s official bedtime storybooks, will also be on hand to sign copies of her highly acclaimed children’s books from 10am to 4pm.   Tours through the World’s Largest Elephant will be offered every half hour.


Our annual collectible Lucy Birthday T shirt featuring Lucy’s 137th Birthday will be available for purchase in limited quantities while supplies last.  Music, food, and fun will be the order of the day as we celebrate 137 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 the Margate Municipal Building (formerly Union Avenue School) playground.  Entrance to the playground is located on Vendome Avenue between Winchester and Monmouth Avenues.  A complimentary Jitney shuttle will be running every 15 minutes between the playground and Lucy from 10am to 8pm. 


We are proud to announce our 2018 fund raiser; Lucy’s Thanks for Giving 50/50 Raffle.  There will be a grand prize (35% of sales) and a 2nd prize (15% of sales). Tickets are $20 and are on sale at Lucy and our website,  The drawing will take place on Wednesday, November 28th;  1pm at Lucy.  You must be 18 or older to purchase a ticket. 


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  “Like” Lucy on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram too.


We hope to see you on the LUCY EXPRESS! 


For further information, contact:

Richard Helfant,

Executive Director/C.E.O.

Phone: 609-823-6473, Ext. 5

Fax: 609-823-1895