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Jr. Miss Pageant, Welcome Night, Halloween Parade Next

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 10/19/16 Ocean City has three pageants for young women. These include the Little Miss, Junior Miss and Miss Ocean City pageants. The winners of each pageant represent the community during the year at various events, contests and parades. They help to judge contests, pose for photos with visitors and work together. They are a valuable asset to Ocean City. This Saturday (Oct. 22), the JUNIOR MISS OCEAN CITY PAGEANT will feature 15 contestants competing at the William and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School, 6th Street and Atlantic Avenue. Produced by the Ocean City Recreation Department, it invites girls at ages 12 through 15 to compete in judge’s interview, talent, poise, composure and on-stage question. The girls will be vying for... Read More

A Summer Guide to Beach Games for the Whole Family

OCNJ-Tourism-and-GDP Every summer, visitors flock to the beach as they look to get away with their families. There’s no better place to take your family than Ocean City, New Jersey. Consider these statistics from Visit New Jersey. In 2015, tourism generated $37.3 billion in GDP for the state. That’s 6.6% of the state’s entire economy. Additionally, there was a 2.4% increase in out of state visitors from the previous year. In the end, 95 million people visited New Jersey in 2015 alone. Ocean-City-NJ-Tourism In other words, no matter how you measure it, going to the shore is an important part of what makes New Jersey thrive. While we’re confident that you’ll come visit us sometime during the summer, we also want to help you have a blast when you... Read More

October Events Roll on in Ocean City, NJ

(Oct. 13) The Ocean City Fire Department and IAFF Local 4032 will hold an OPEN HOUSE at 550 Asbury Ave., 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Everybody in the community is invited to this free event. It will feature a live burn demonstration, a “smoke house” where kids can safely learn to navigate a dark and smoky structure, tours of trucks, “stop-drop-and-roll,” hot dogs and pretzels. (Rain date will be Oct. 14). For information, call (609) 525-9182. (Oct. 16) MAKING STRIDES WALK AGAINST BREAST CANCER: Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot at 9th Street and Boardwalk. Walk begins at 10 a.m. For information, go to www.makingstrideswalk.org/OceanCityNJ. (Oct. 22) 49th ANNUAL OCEAN CITY FISHING CLUB INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT: Registration 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. at the Ocean City Intermediate School, 1801... Read More

Best Family Vacation Spots in the U.S.

The United States is a wonderland of sorts for family vacations. There’s something for every family, regardless of the type of climate, activities, or travel time they’re looking for. Consequently, brainstorming family vacation ideas can be challenging with so many options available. To help out, we've provided some of the best family vacation spots below, all of which impress in their own ways: Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.  

Ocean City, NJ

As Jersey native and legendary musician Bruce Springsteen said, “Anyone who's grown up or lived on the Jersey Shore knows the place is unique.” Indeed, the shore is a great family friendly... Read More

Family Beach Vacation Packing List

Packing for a family beach trip can feel like prepping for a six month journey at sea. OK, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. However, packing for a fun, relaxing family beach vacation sure can bring on a lot of stress and chaos. Did you pack underwear? Sunscreen? Swimsuits? Beach gear? After all that, is there still room in the car for you and the kids? When figuring out what to pack for the beach, there are two tips to keep in mind. First, forgetting an item isn’t the end of the world. Unless you’re heading for a remote, deserted island, chances are you can find a store where you can pick up the extras. Second, don’t stress out over making a packing list when there’s a stress-free list ready and... Read More

Block Party Highlights Columbus Day Weekend

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 10/5/16 (Oct. 8) Our annual Indian Summer FALL BLOCK PARTY featuring more than 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more is just a few days away. The event is set from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from 5th Street to 14th Street on Asbury Avenue. Downtown restaurants and stores will be open during the Block Party. The Fall Block Party is a rain-or-shine event. FIRST NIGHT BUTTONS will be sold at the discount price of $15 at the City’s Downtown Welcome Center at City Hall (use the 9th Street entrance). Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Ocean City with more than 60 First Night events for one low button price. Block party entertainment runs at intervals between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and includes: free pony... Read More

Ocean City, New Jersey Vacation Guide

Ocean City, New Jersey, was just voted “The Best Beach in America” by Coastal Living Magazine. For those familiar with the eight-mile stretch of sun and surf, those accolades come as no surprise. Ocean City is filled with fun attractions, delectable eateries and family-friendly activities perfect for beach-goers of all ages. Ocean City NJ Vacation Guide Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License. Are you looking for a great vacation destination? Interested in finding out what the Best Beach in America has to offer? Here’s a quick guide for what to do in Ocean City, New Jersey:

The Boardwalk

You name it: Ocean City has it. From museums to amusement parks and mini golf to... Read More

Plenty of Fall Events Scheduled for Ocean City

What's Happening in OCEAN CITY, NJ 9/28/16 Ocean City‘s October events range from the Indian Summer Weekend Block Party to the Halloween Parade, a “Nunsense” musical,  Welcome Night, the HERO Walk, a new Chili-Chowder Festival, the Pops’ John Williams Tribute and more. (Sept. 30-Oct.1) Boardwalk and Downtown MERCHANT TABLE SALES, 6th to 14th Streets on Boardwalk and Asbury Avenue. (Oct. 1) The JOHN WILLIAMS TRIBUTE concert by the Ocean City Pops that was postponed from Sept. 4 has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier. Customers holding tickets for the Sept. 4 show may use the tickets they already have. Additional tickets are on sale now. For more information or tickets, call (609) 399-6111 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice. On Oct. 1, the Music Pier Box Office is open from 9 a.m. to... Read More

Hundreds of Corvettes to be on Display Here on Sunday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/14/16 More than 400 Corvettes will be displayed on the Boardwalk from 6th Street to 14 Street on Sunday, Sept. 18. Hours for the free display are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a special exhibition in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, with an awards ceremony scheduled at 3:30 p.m. For information, call (609) 457-0081 or visit www.boardwalkcorvettes.com. (Sept. 15) CAPE-ATLANTIC SEVERE WEATHER CONFERENCE: The City of Ocean City and the Press of Atlantic City will co-sponsor a free event that will provide an opportunity for the public to ask a panel of expert meteorologists and emergency managers about tropical storms, nor’easters and other weather-related issues. The 2016 Cape-Atlantic Severe Weather Conference is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday,... Read More