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King and Queen of Plop set for Sept. 2

Our annual event to welcome the fall season, THE KING AND QUEEN OF PLOP or Mr. Fall Guy and Miss Fall Gal, will be held on Friday, Sept. 2, starting 11 a.m. at the Ninth Street Beach next to the Ocean City Music Pier. Contestants are asked to greet the fall, always a lovely time of year, by plopping dramatically to the sand in SLOW MOTION. Those performing the most dramatic renditions will be crowned the King and Queen of Plop. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Entry is free. Trophies will be awarded to the King and Queen. This year we are insisting plopping be performed in slow motion. Anyone ignoring this requirement will be disqualified. We will welcome back Ryan Carroll of Ocean City, the first King of Plop, who won... Read More

Little Miss Ocean City and Other Events Scheduled

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/17/16 (Aug. 15-19) WEIRD CONTEST WEEK (Wacky But Not Tacky) continues through Friday. “That’s The Way the Cookie Crumbles!” is scheduled for Wednesday. This unusual contest challenges participants to sculpt something interesting out of a giant 12-inch cookie. There will also be an “Ears Looking at You” Wiggle Your Ears Contest. On Thursday, contestants will be asked to sculpt something artistic out of paper clips. The popular contests conclude on Friday with Miss & Mister Miscellaneous, a talent competition for all ages, plus Little Miss and Little Mister Chaos, which requires boys and girls from 3 to 5 years of age to make as much noise as possible by banging on supplied pots and pans. All contests start 11 a.m. in the loggia of the Music... Read More

Baby Parade, Miss Ocean City Pageant, Weird Week and More

  What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/10/16 One of the season’s premier events, THE 107th ANNUAL OCEAN CITY BABY PARADE, will start at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.  The route is from Sixth Street to 14th Street on the Boardwalk. (Children’s entries only exit at 12th Street.) Last-minute registrations are being taken from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk.  Judging begins at 3:45 p.m. at the same location. The Ocean City Baby Parade was originally organized by Leo Bamberger, a Philadelphia photo engraver. The first committee consisted of the Philadelphia Commuters Club members, folks who had homes in both Philly and this family resort. Grace Kelly appeared in the parade and baseball legend Joe DiMaggio was grand marshal in 1983. Parents create elaborate displays... Read More

Boardwalk Art Show and Baby Parade Coming Soon

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/3/16

(Aug. 5-7) Ocean City's 54th annual BOARDWALK ART SHOW is set for Aug. 5 to 7 from 8th to 13th Streets on the Boardwalk.  Admission is free. This is an event where buyers can obtain quality art at reasonable prices.  Artwork in the following mediums will be for sale: oils, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media and photography. Artists will be displaying their work from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Artists from throughout the country participate in the event. Many offer scenes of Ocean City. The Arts Center, 17th and Simpson Ave., is featuring abstract mixed media artist, SCOTT TROXELL, in its exhibit hall through August. The event is free and open to the public.... Read More

107th Annual Baby Parade Set For August 11

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 7/27/16 This is the time of year when events kind of sneak up on you. Listen carefully. Do you hear the gurgle of babies and the clickety clack of elaborate displays being rolled down the boardwalk? That’s Ocean City’s 107th Annual Baby Parade and it’s two weeks away! Ocean City is the only place in the nation that has presented a Baby Parade since 1909. The event is for children 10 years and younger, starts at 5 p.m. and goes from 6th to 14th streets on the Boardwalk. (Children entries only will exit at 12th Street.) There are three Divisions: Div A: for children in fancy decorated Go-Carts, Strollers; Div B: Children in Comic decorated Go-Carts and strollers; Div C: Small Children’s Floats-measuring... Read More

Philippine Tribute Brings Free Shows to Boardwalk

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 7/20/16 https://youtu.be/RDoRa6KAeGo (July 23) Ocean City’s 7th annual Tribute to the Philippines will bring plenty of free boardwalk entertainment to the city on Saturday. Opening ceremonies are set for 10 a.m. in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.  This will include a welcome by Mayor Jay Gillian and comments by Consul General Mario DeLeon of the Philippine Consulate in New York. What follows will be approximately four hours of unique entertainment. The Rowan College FilAm Dancers will kick off the show with their spectacular routines. And I am not exaggerating “spectacular.” These are dances where performers hop between clacking boards to music. Imagine two ten foot 2x3s held by assistants at both ends. When the boards are clacked together the dancers jump out, when... Read More

Guide to Night in Venice on Saturday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 7/14/16 PARADE ROUTE: The colorful decorated regatta begins at the Longport Bridge at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16. Boats travel along the bayfront and through lagoons to Tennessee Avenue. WHERE TO VIEW: Free grandstand seating is available along street ends from Battersea Rd. to 16th St. and also at Tennessee Ave. Get there early. Available on a first come, first served basis. Streets include Battersea, North St., 1st St., 2nd St. Marina, 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th,15th, 16th Sts. and Tennessee Avenue. Viewing is also available from Bayside Center, 520 Bay Ave. The Good Tymes Band will entertain. Crafts and games for children. Gates open 4:30 p.m. Admission is children under 12, $3, adults, $7. For tickets, call (609) 399-6111; visit  www.ocnj.us/boxoffice or stop at the City... Read More

Night in Venice Scheduled for July 16

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 7/6/16 Night In Venice is just 10 days away, so now is the time to enter your decorated boat or home in the colorful event if you haven’t already done so. And it’s easy. To register your entry, go to www.ocnj.us/NIV/ or call (609) 399-6111. There is no entry fee. Home participants must pick up a commemorative mug and mandatory house number sign before the parade. Boat owners receive a free photo of their boat in the parade, a mug and a $50 decorating card. The boat and home competition is one of the largest events of its kind in the world and one of the few remaining regattas of its kind in the country. It was started in 1954 to celebrate the City’s Diamond Jubilee... Read More

Fourth of July Events and More

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odA4eawuJJs[/embed] What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/29/16 (June 29) TWO-TIME TONY NOMINEE TO HEADLINE BROADWAY ON THE OC BOARDWALK An evening of theatrical favorites will come to life as professional members of the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company's (OCTC) 2016 Season join Broadway Star Mary Testa in a salute to Broadway. The event scheduled for 7:30 PM on Wednesday, June 29, at the historic Ocean City Music Pier. Ticket prices range from $25-$20 with proceeds benefiting the 501(c)3 Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. For tickets call 609-399-6111 or log onto www.OCNJ.us/boxoffice. (July 2) The British Invasion rolls into Ocean City to help us enjoy an early start to the holiday. BEATLEMANIA NOW will perform at 7 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Recapture the mood of the legendary Beatles... Read More