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Fireworks to Light Up the Late Summer in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/22/17 On the second-to-last weekend of the traditional season, the Ocean City Boardwalk Merchants Association will thank customers with a special fireworks display starting at 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. Summer once again has flown by, and the fireworks will provide a fitting finale to a night on the boardwalk catching up on all the fun, fashion and food you may have missed earlier in the summer. The show will be launched from a barge stationed off the Ocean City Music Pier. The display will be best viewed from the beach or boardwalk between Fifth Street and 14th Street. The fun this week begins on Wednesday (Aug. 23) with the newest installment of Wacky Wednesday. This version of the weekly family event asks participants to use their... Read More

Pageantry and Beach Boys Concerts Highlight Week of Fun in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/16/17

Congratulations to our new Miss Ocean City, 18-year-old Madison Kennelly, who was crowned Saturday on the Ocean City Music Pier. Another week of pageantry in Ocean City includes the Miss Crustacean Beauty Pageant on Wednesday and the Little Miss Ocean City Pageant on Friday. The original beauty contest for crustaceans moves to the evening this year. In an annual tradition, Ocean City celebrates the beauty of hermit crabs with contestants vying for the coveted Cucumber Rind Cup. All families, kids, businesses and organizations are invited to enter their crustacean in the competition on Wednesday, August 16. Usually a morning event, the pageant moves to 6 p.m. this year on the beach at Sixth Street. Registration is free and starts at 5:30 p.m. The pageant promotes... Read More

Disney Junior’s Choo Choo Soul Leads 108th Annual Ocean City Baby Parade on Thursday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/9/17 The 108th annual Baby Parade is set for 5 p.m. Thursday, August 10, and the tradition offers a chance for parents to show off Ocean City's newest generation. The parade will feature more than 100 children cruising the Ocean City Boardwalk in themed strollers, wagons and floats. Genevieve Goings and Constantine "DC" Abramson, the stars of Disney Junior's "Choo Choo Soul," will serve as grand marshals for the parade, which also will include marching bands, performers, decorated floats and an array of special guests. The parade is free to watch from either side of the boardwalk. Spectators are welcome to bring beach chairs to watch from the railing along the ocean side of the boardwalk. The parade will start at Sixth Street with children finishing at... Read More

Boardwalk Art Show and Art of Surfing Festival This Weekend

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/2/17 ocnj app Discover everything Ocean City, NJ has to offer with the new Ocean City NJ Vacation app! This app helps you discover everything Ocean City, NJ has to offer during your beach vacation. Ocean City was voted the best beach in America by Coastal Living magazine! Download on on the App Store or get it on Google Play.  The 55th annual Boardwalk Art Show will be held Friday through Sunday (August 4 to 6) on the boardwalk between Eighth Street and 13th Street. The celebration of the arts will include a newer event - the Art of Surfing Festival - Thursday to Saturday (August 3 to 5) at the Ocean City Music Pier. The Boardwalk Art Show features... Read More

Registration Open for 108th Annual Ocean City Baby Parade

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 7/26/17 Genevieve Goings and Constantine “DC” Abramson, the stars of Disney Junior’s “Choo Choo Soul,” will lead the 108th annual Ocean City Baby Parade at 5 p.m. August 10, 2017. Registration is open to anybody who wants to participate in the parade, which features children ages 10 and under. For an online entry form and more information, visit ocnj.us/babyparade. Participants also can sign up at the Welcome Center on the ground floor of City Hall at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue. Entry fee is $5 per child, and the registration deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 8. For more than a century, families have dressed their young children and adorned strollers, wagons and small floats in comical and fancy themes as part of the annual... Read More

Night in Venice Features Boat Parade, Fireworks and Concerts

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 7/19/17 Ocean City’s 63rd annual Night in Venice celebration kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday (July 22, 2017). The boat parade and decorated bayfront home contest provides a chance to be part of the highlight of the summer season in Ocean City. Thousands of spectators line the bayfront, and thousands more attend private parties at homes along the route from the Ocean City-Longport Bridge to Tennessee Avenue. This year, a fireworks display returns to cap off the bayfront festivities at the conclusion of the parade. The optional theme will be “Rockin’ Through the Decades,” a celebration of music, fashion and culture. The grand marshal will be Alfonso Ribeiro, the new host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and a former star of “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”... Read More

Ocean City Music Pier Welcomes USO Show Troupe and The Hooters

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 7/12/17 The Ocean City Pops Orchestra will lead a musical voyage through the history of the USO in a concert Sunday on the Ocean City Music Pier. The Pops will be joined by the USO Show Troupe performing songs made popular by the Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and many more. The USO Show Troupe is part of an American tradition that dates back to its beginnings in the muddy camp shows of the South Pacific during World War II. With more than 350 live annual performances, the Troupe entertains approximately 600,000 service members and their families worldwide as well as nationally televised audiences. The show will begin with music from the 1940s and 1950s and promises a “sentimental trip down memory lane.” The... Read More

Sand Sculpting, Pops and Southside Johnny

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 7/5/17 The July fun in Ocean City continues this week with a sand-sculpting contest and salutes to Neil Diamond and Broadway by the Ocean City Pops, a concert by Jersey Shore icons Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, and more. Wednesday night (July 5) brings a Neil Diamond tribute band performing with the Ocean City Pops. The Super Diamond show begins at 8 p.m. on the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets are $35/$25 and available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, 609-399-6111, or the Music Pier Box Office. Ocean City’s first Sand-Sculpting Contest of the summer will take place on the beach at Sixth Street on Thursday, July 6. Registration is free and begins at 9 a.m. Judging takes place by 11 a.m. For more information, call 609-399-6111. Meet the Ocean... Read More

Fourth of July in Ocean City Features Fireworks, Bike Parades and More

  What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/28/17  Schedule of weekly boardwalk and downtown events begins Ocean City’s annual Independence Day fireworks display goes off this year at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 4. The fireworks will be launched from a barge off the Ocean City Music Pier and will be best viewed from the beach and boardwalk between Fifth Street and 14th Street. A patriotic soundtrack broadcast over the new state-of-the-art boardwalk PA system will accompany the display. Rain date is July 5. The fireworks will cap off a full day of fun in Ocean City. Two bike parades at either end of the island start Ocean City’s traditional holiday celebration at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The events invite all families to dress patriotically, adorn bicycles and take a short ride. Registration for the South Ocean... Read More