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Regis Philbin to Host Mr. Mature Pageant and Lead Doo Dah Parade

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ - 2/15/17 Ocean City announces today that Regis Philbin will be master of ceremonies for the Mr. Mature America Pageant on April 8. A veteran of more than five decades of talk shows, game shows and singing performances, Philbin is one of the most likable personalities in the history of television. His quick wit will be a perfect fit for Ocean City’s pageant, which mixes self-deprecating humor with nostalgia and talent in a tribute to men ages 55 and older. Philbin will host the fourth annual event and conduct on-stage interviews with contestants. Earlier in the day, Philbin will serve as grand marshal in the Doo Dah Parade, Ocean City’s season-opening celebration of all things humorous. Still a force at 85, Philbin is a model for the successful... Read More

Magic Show Sells Out in a Week, Broadway Series Tickets on Sale

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/8/17 Tickets for a magic show by Philadelphia Eagles player Jon Dorenbos went on sale Feb. 1 and sold out in just a week. His show is just one of the many highly anticipated events coming to Ocean City this season – including everything from the music of the Hooters to the Stunt Dog Experience to the Ocean City Pops orchestra. Look for a number of exciting new announcements in the coming weeks. In the meantime, get tickets while they last for the summer Broadway Series that combines the exceptional talents of the Ocean City Pops Orchestra, the Ocean City Theatre Company and top theater professionals. Tickets go on sale starting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, for “Fiddler on the Roof” (July 11... Read More

Tickets for Jon Dorenbos Magic Show and Southside Johnny on Sale This Week

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/31/17 Ocean City’s box office opens on Wednesday (Feb. 1), and one of the most anticipated shows is also one of the most unlikely: a 14-year NFL veteran performing magic. Philadelphia Eagles long-snapper Jon Dorenbos will share his mind-blowing magic talents in a single show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13, on the Ocean City Music Pier. The world discovered Dorenbos during his run to the top of the NBC television competition “America’s Got Talent.” (See video of his performance in the finals.) He placed third overall in the contest after surviving many elimination rounds. Dorenbos says magic saved his life, and he has a story to back it up. When he was 12 years old, his father murdered his mother. He openly shares this childhood tragedy... Read More

Hooters, Temptations and Beach Boys to Play Ocean City this Summer

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/25/17 Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 26) for the first wave of shows in the 2017 Summer Concert Series on the Ocean City Music Pier. The series will include the Temptations (June 26), the Hooters (July 17 and 18) and the return of the Beach Boys (August 21 and 22). The Hooters will bring back a lot of memories for the folks who caught the Philadelphia-based band’s live shows on the Jersey Shore or listened to WMMR-FM in the 1980s. The band will reprise big hits like “All You Zombies,” “And We Danced” and “Day by Day,” and they’ll introduce newer material as well. The shows will be at 7 p.m. on July 17 and 18. The Temptations show will include founder and... Read More

Ocean City Seeks Contestants for Mr. Mature Pageant

What's Happening in OCEAN CITY, NJ 1/18/17 We’re in the midst of what is statistically (over time) the coldest week of the year for our region. That means summer is coming and no longer going. It’s time to start planning vacations (oceancityvacation.com) and purchasing discounted seasonal beach tags (ocnj.us/beachtags). Ocean City’s calendar of events kicks into high gear on the first weekend of April with two second-year events, Girls Weekend and the OC-Con Comic Convention (April 1-2). This year, the Mr. Mature Pageant will move to the evening of the Doo Dah Parade on April 8 to cap off a day filled with humor and nostalgia. Entries are open for contestants in the pageant. Mr. Mature celebrates the achievements of men 55 years and older. The pageant, now in its... Read More

Martin Luther King Day Events in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/11/17 Ocean City will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at two events this weekend. The DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CEREMONY starts at 1 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 14) at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School. The DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY OF SERVICE runs from 9 a.m. to noon Monday (Jan. 16) with sign-ups at the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center. Both events embody the spirit of unity and community taught by Dr. King. One highlight of the ceremony is a recitation of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech by the Rev. Gregory Johnson of Shiloh Baptist Church. The event also includes a variety of music and reflections on Dr. King’s work.... Read More

Ocean City’s 2017 Calendar of Events Taking Shape

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/4/17 The shortest days of the year are behind us and we crossed over into a new year this weekend – and that all means it’s not too early to think about planning for some fun in Ocean City this year. Here’s an early look at just a few key dates for the first half of the year. • April 1-2: Two events that debuted last year – GIRLS WEEKEND and the OC-CON COMIC CONVENTION – return bigger and better. • April 8: Humor and nostalgia join forces as the MR. MATURE PAGEANT moves to DOO DAH PARADE WEEKEND. All pageant contestants will be part of the parade. • April 16: The EASTER FASHION PROMENADE will welcome the Philly Keys, a dueling piano show, in front of the... Read More

25th Annual First Night Ocean City Set For Saturday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/28/16 It's the best and most economical New Year's Eve entertainment value at the Jersey Shore. Continuous, professional family programs from 4 p.m. till midnight for just $20 per person. First Night includes more than 75 shows and activities all at convenient Ocean City locations. And it will be capped off by a spectacular fireworks display over the ocean to ring in the New Year. Enjoy the rides at Gillian's Wonderland Pier, a musical tribute to Neil Diamond at the Ocean City Music Pier, children's shows by the Ocean City Theatre Company, outdoor ice-skating near the Ocean City Civic Center, nationally acclaimed magician Chad Juros and Japanese Drummers at Ocean City High School, and a "One Man and One Dog Comedy Show" at Ocean City Primary... Read More

Get Your First Night Buttons Now Before They Sell Out

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/21/16 BUY YOUR FIRST NIGHT BUTTONS NOW! All-inclusive admission buttons to this popular New Year’s Eve event have sold out in recent years. First Night is our gala New Year’s Eve Celebration that has provided professional, family entertainment here for 25 years. First Night Ocean City offers a wide variety of family entertainment from 4 p.m. until midnight. The night concludes with a spectacular fireworks display over the ocean. There are more than 70 programs available including a Neil Diamond Tribute, rides at Wonderland Pier, ice-skating, children’s shows, Abbott and Costello impersonators, nationally acclaimed magician Chad Juros, the Ocean City Pops Orchestra, Sounds of Broadway and the list goes on and on. Enjoy a wonderful evening in a non-alcoholic environment. The pool at the Ocean City... Read More