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Old Fashioned Christmas in the Downtown on Friday – What’s Happening 11/25/15

(Nov. 27) This popular event will feature lots of free fun and entertainment from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. SANTA descends from the City Hall Roof at 5 p.m., the PHILLIE PHANATIC and many others entertain: Program includes Show Stoppers (Carolers and String Band) strolling Avenue 6-9th St. from 2 - 4 p.m.; Fox Production Singers strolling from 8th-11th St., 2 -4 p.m.; Michael Hartman, Ocean City Theatre Co., 4-5 p.m. at City Hall; Keith Hickman, performing on City Hall Steps, 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m.; Dean Duncan, Stilt Walker, strolling from 6-11th St., 2-5 p.m.; free Horse and Carriage Rides, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. from in front of City Hall; SANTA, Gazebo Park, across from City Hall, 2-3 p.m., 5:15-5:45 p.m. (bring your camera), the PHILLIE PHANATIC, 4-6 p.m.  at City Hall. Program... Read More

There’s No Place Like Ocean City For The Holidays 11/18/15

Ocean City specializes in entertaining and inspirational holiday events. (Nov. 21) EARLIER THAN THE BIRD, 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. A Downtown Asbury Avenue Holiday Shopping celebration and fun filled experience! Enjoy the best bargains in the morning! Shop in your PJs. Win a Turkey if judges select you as one of the best dressed. You may also win gift certificates or more. From noon until 3 p.m. enjoy FREE HORSE & CARRIAGE RIDES and photos with Santa in Ocean City’s Award Winning Downtown. Bring your camera! (Nov. 16-22) FITNESS WEEK: Benefit from a week of workouts, seminars, lessons and demonstrations designed to help you improve your mental, physical and spiritual health and better enjoy the holidays in top condition. Try cycling, Pilates, yoga, pickleball, kickball, Zumba and more at various City locations... Read More

Veterans Day Program Wed., Nov. 11th at 11 A.M.

Ocean City’s Annual VETERANS DAY PROGRAM will be held Wed., Nov. 11th at 11 a.m. in Veterans Memorial Park, 5th and Wesley Ave. In the event of bad weather, the ceremony will be held at the Tabernacle adjacent to the Park. The program includes a Welcome by Jim Mallon; Invocation by Pastor Steve Donat, St. Peter’s Methodist Church; Presentation of the Colors by L/CPL George L. Dramis, Marine Corps League Detachment 676; the Star Spangled Banner will be sung by Julia Mary Wilson; the Pledge of Allegiance led by American Legion Commander Bob Marzulli followed by the Armed Forces Medley Colors Retired. Mayor Jay A. Gillian will offer remarks and Ocean City Primary School students will present a “Thank You To Veterans.” VFW Commander, Mike Morrissey will introduce guest speaker, Vietnam Veteran, Joe... Read More

Trail of Two Cities on Sat., Quiet Festival Next Week

11/4/15 The City’s popular Trail of Two Cites 5K Walk/Run over the Causeway between Ocean City and Somers Point is set for Saturday starting 8 a.m. at the Transportation Center, 9th and Haven Ave. It ends at JFK Park in Somers Point. THE CAUSEWAY WILL BE CLOSED TO INCOMING, EAST BOUND TRAFFIC from approximately 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Pre-registration is $25. It ends Nov.4, and is available online only at Same day registration is $30 starting 7 a.m. at the Transportation Center. The Trail of Two Cities provides an ideal opportunity to enjoy and photograph the scenic causeway including the wetlands, bay and outline of Ocean City. Runners from 9 years and under to 70 and older compete for medals. There is an awards ceremony when all runners have completed the... Read More

Introduction to Ocean City

Introduction To Ocean City

Once you get here, the only noise you’ll hear will be the waves, bell-ringers and food vendor barkers and some great music. There will be plenty of energy and enthusiasm, but no stress.

There’s plenty to do, but it will be all on YOUR schedule.

The first stop is the boardwalk, a 2.5 mile long and 50 feet wide stretch, lined with shopping, amusements, arcades, ice cream parlors, sweet shops and restaurants. Go to a water park, ride a Ferris wheel that gives you a spectacular view of the beach, play miniature golf, listen to music by the Ocean City Pops, or just relax on the beach.

One of our best events is Family Night. It’s held every Thursday in July and August, so fire up your vocal... Read More

10/28/15 Many Events Coming Soon, Only One is Quiet!

THE QUIET FESTIVAL is coming soon. I’d like to review that first, because it takes some preparation. Then we’ll review HALLOWEEN and The TRAIL OF TWO CITIES. The 12th Annual Quiet Festival, the only event in the area that celebrates quiet things and contemplation, is set for Fri., Nov. 13 and Sat., Nov. 14. Let’s start with Nov. 14. This is the center piece of the Quiet Festival. It features a QUIET PET CONTEST, the only one in the universe that we know of plus other fun activities. The events are held in the Senior Auditorium of the Community Center that takes up an entire block between 17th and 18th Sts. on Simpson Ave. The Senior Center is on the 18th Street side. The Quiet Pet Contest is open to Mice, Ferrets, Hamsters,... Read More

10/21/15 Trail of Two Cities 5k set for Nov. 7

The 20th Annual Trail of Two Cities 5K Run/Walk over the Causeway between Ocean City and Somers Point is set for Sat., Nov. 7th starting 8 a.m. The event begins at the Transportation Center 9th and Haven Ave. in Ocean City and ends at JFK Park in Somers Point. Race day entry will be conducted starting 7 a.m. at the Center. Beat the crowd and pick up entry packet early (pre registrants only) Fri., Nov. 6th from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson Ave. The event is open to all ages from 9 years and under to 70 and over. Pre-registration is $25 if received by mail by Oct. 30th or online at if received by Nov.4th. Day of the... Read More

10/14/15 Junior Miss, Welcome Night, Halloween Events Set

(Oct. 17) The JUNIOR MISS Ocean City Pageant is set for the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, at 7 p.m. Eleven contestants between ages 12-15 will compete. Admission is $10, available at the door. (Oct. 28) Ocean City Chamber of Commerce WELCOME NIGHT is set from 6-8 p.m. at the Music Pier. Meet Ocean City groups, businesses and organizations. A free event. Call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. (Oct. 28) THE MONSTER and HIS BRIDE: You are cordially invited to Frankenstein’s 80th Anniversary Party, 7:30 p.m., at the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall of the Ocean City Free Public Library,17th and Simpson Ave. The following friends and family are expected to attend: Dracula, Wolfman, The Mummy, Zombie, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the Hunchback. Featuring student performers from Ocean City High School. Reception to follow.... Read More

10/7/15 Block Party, Fireworks, Hero Walk Saturday

(Oct.10) The City’s popular Fall Block Party is set for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will extend from 5th to 14th Sts. on Asbury Ave. and feature over 400 crafters, food vendors, entertainment and public service displays. Over 100 downtown stores, plus restaurants will be open featuring their specialties. Free entertainment is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It includes free pony rides and nationally acclaimed magician, Chad Juros at the Tabernacle grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave. Entertainment on the Avenue: The Big Daddy Band led by Larry Conner and Mike Bracey will perform at 6th St., Robert Boney, 7th St., Tony DeLuca, 9th St., Tidal Wave,10th St., the Bubba Mac Blues Band, 13th St. and Keith Hickman, 14th St. There will be public service booths at 9th... Read More