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King and Queen of Plop Contest set for Friday, Aug., 29

On Aug. 29 Ocean City presents its unique King and Queen of Plop Competition, also known as the Miss Fall Gal and Mr. Fall Guy Contest. The event is held at 11 a.m. on the 9th St. Beach opposite the Music Pier. Contestants are asked to greet the fall season, always a lovely time of year, by falling dramatically (in slow motion) to the sand. Those performing the most dramatic renditions are awarded the King and Queen of Plop Trophies. Runners–up receive ribbons. Entry is free. There will be a special performance by the world’s only Wind Chimes Band. Trash Buster, the Canned Crusader and City’s environmental symbol, will demonstrate slow motion plopping techniques to contestants. He will also sing his theme song... Read More

Baby Parade Thursday, Little Miss O.C. on Friday

Ocean City’s 105th Baby Parade is set for Thursday, August 14th starting at 5 p.m. Founded by Philadelphia photo engraver, Leo Bamberger, it is the oldest, continuously run event of its kind in the nation. The Parade starts at 6th and the Boardwalk and concludes at 12th and Boardwalk. It is open to children from infants to 10 years of age. Last minute registrations taken the day of the Parade. The Parade will feature children in fancy and humorous displays plus floats and bands.There will be an awards ceremony in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, following the Parade. For information, call (609) 525-9300.                      ... Read More

Weird Week, Pamper Scamper, Baby Parade Coming Soon

Weird Contest Week, the Pamper Scamper and Baby Parade are coming soon. But first a REMINDER that a SAND Sculpting Contest will be held at the 6th Street Beach starting 9 a.m. on (Aug. 6) and the MISS Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant and Hermit Crab Races are set for 1 p.m. on (Aug. 6) at the 6th St. Beach. Crab Beauties and Crabathlete racers may register starting noon at the 6th St. Beach. Entry is free to all contests, prizes are awarded. In the event of rain, events will be held inside the Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk. Also our annual TWINS CONTEST is set for (Aug.7) inside the Music Pier with registration beginning at 6 p.m.,... Read More

Boardwalk Art Show, Miss Crustacean and More Coming Soon

August special events kick off with the 52nd edition of the BOARDWALK ART SHOW. It will be held Aug. 1-3 and will extend from 8th to 11th Streets on the Boards. More than 60 artists will participate in one of the longest running fine art shows in the Country. Artists from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, Maryland, Virginia and Florida will exhibit and sell their work. It is traditionally a show where visitors can acquire excellent art at reasonable prices. Hours are Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Call (609) 525-9310. The Boardwalk Art Show was started by Dr. Marcia Smith, Ocean City’s first female doctor, an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania who... Read More

Night in Venice Celebration on Saturday, July 26th

NIGHT IN VENICE, the City’s gala Boat Parade and decorated home celebration is set for Saturday, July 26th starting 7:30 p.m.  The decorated boats will travel along the Bayfront and through lagoons from the Longport Bridge to Tennessee Ave. Boat and Home entries will be competing for prizes. As of Tuesday morning boats are still registering for the event. Over 150 homes are expected to be decorated. Entries for boats and homes will be taken on line at www.ocnj.us/NIV until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, after that call 609-525-9300. The boat parade can be viewed from grandstands set up at the following locations along street ends:  Battersea Rd., North St., 1st St., 2nd St. Marina, 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 5th, 16th Streets and the Tennessee Ave. Boat Ramp.  These areas are free.... Read More

Philippine Festival, Craft Show This Week

Ocean City’s fifth annual Tribute to the PHILIPPINES is set for Sat. July 19 and Sun. July 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sun. It will include free entertainment on the boardwalk and crafts plus many other exhibits in the loggia of the Music Pier. On Sunday, an additional event, a free Longevity Health Exposition, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Senior Center of the Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. It will feature Philippine physicians, nurses and therapists plus the serving of vegetarian foods. Entertainment begins on Saturday following opening ceremonies set for 10 a.m. in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Philippine Consul General Mario de Leon and Mayor Jay Gillian will speak... Read More

There’s Lots of Free Fun in Ocean City!

Enjoy and take advantage of the free fun Ocean City offers through the end of August. FUNTASTIC TUESDAYS: Held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Asbury Avenue features free balloon sculptors, face painters, and strolling Mummers, fun for the entire family. Also, there are 100 fine specialty stores to investigate. Plus numerous restaurants in the downtown where you can have breakfast or lunch while enjoying the free stuff. MUMMERS NIGHT: Also on Tuesdays, enjoy Mummers Night on the Boardwalk, with String Bands strutting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. sponsored by Shriver’s, the Surf Mall, Shirt Shack and Ocean Paradise. Enjoy a great evening on Ocean City’s Award Winning Boardwalk. BEACH WALKS: Also on Tuesdays and Wednesdays take an informative and pleasant guided beach walk for a nominal price. Walk starts at... Read More

July 4th Events, Sand Sculpting and More

Ocean City’s July 4th Events feature a 9:30 p.m. Musical Fireworks Display fired from a barge at sea off the Music Pier. The show will be a spectacular event visible from the Beach and Boardwalk. It will be preceded by events sponsored by Air Circus on the beach starting at the Music Pier. These include a Kite Festival competition with registration at 6 p.m. Entry is free. Kite awards in various categories will be presented at 7:30 p.m. At 8 p.m., there will be a Yo Yo Demonstration and Contest followed by a Hula Hoop Competition at 8:30 p.m. Kite categories include Most Patriotic, Largest, Smallest, Highest Flying, Best Homemade, Best Stunt Flyer, Youngest Flyer and Oldest Flyer. The popular band Tidal Wave will entertain in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk... Read More

Some Happy News from Ocean City’s Night in Venice!

We could all use some happy news, right? Well here's some that may make you smile. This year's Night In Venice Boat Parade will feature a new category: "The HAPPY DANCE CHALLENGE."  We normally have a number of entertaining dance entries in the Parade. This Challenge should enliven the Parade even more by tying into the viral Happy Dance sensation. We thank the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce for generating the idea. The Best Three entries will be awarded a collector's item loving cup with a happy face engraved on it.  There will be safety precautions emphasized for dance entrants that will be reviewed at the mandatory Night In Venice boat captain's meeting. The Night In Venice Boat Parade will be held on Sat., July 26 starting 7:30 p.m. by the Longport... Read More