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Archive for September, 2017

Chili Chowder Festival Returns to Boardwalk on Sunday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/26/17 Fall Block Party and Fireworks Set for Oct. 7 The Chili Chowder Festival returns to the Ocean City Music Pier for its second year from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. The event fills the covered loggia of the Music Pier with the aroma of the finest chili and chowder Ocean City has to offer. The Ocean City Restaurant Association launched the event last year, and member chefs prepared a variety of creative entries that were popular with hundreds of festival-goers. This year’s event includes a “Chili Cook Off” among the three platoons of the Ocean City Fire Department and proceeds benefit the Ocean City Firefighters Association. (more…)... Read More

OCNJ Half Marathon Anticipates Record Field

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/19/17 The 8th annual OCNJ Half Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 24. The event also includes a 10-mile non-competitive walk/run and a 5-kilometer race. The combined races included more than 1,400 finishers last year with 897 completing the half marathon. Pre-registration for the half marathon already has exceeded 1,000 this year, and organizers expect a record field for all of the races. The increasingly popular event showcases Ocean City’s boardwalk, downtown and neighborhoods with ocean views throughout a fast, flat course. The public is encouraged to come out and cheer for runners. Local “celebrities” are on hand, including Ocean City mascot Martin Z. Mollusk and the OCHS Red Raider mascot. Volunteer groups man “peppy” water stations and are judged for their themes. Music along the route provides a... Read More

Air Shows Return to Ocean City This Weekend

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/12/17  Two highlights of Ocean City’s fall events calendar take place this weekend: the Ocean City Airport Festival on Saturday (Sept. 16) and the Boardwalk Aerobatic Air Show on Sunday (Sept. 17). Both events are free to attend and showcase the intersection of land, sea and sky in Ocean City in the beautiful month of September. The family-friendly Ocean City Airport Festival features two new events this year: a performance by Team Fastrax, “America’s Skydiving Team,” and a running race along the length of the 3,000-foot runway at the airport. The skydiving team will perform at the Airport Festival at approximately 12:20 p.m. They will return on Saturday night at 8 p.m. for a pyrotechnic jump that will light up the sky over the Ocean City Boardwalk with... Read More

Car Show and Air Show Weekends Coming to Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/5/17 Labor Day has passed, and kids are heading back to school. But the warm weather remains, and a full schedule of fall events is just getting started. Ocean City turns its attention to the road for Car Show Weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 8 to 10), then to the sky for Air Show Weekend on Sept. 16 and 17. Car Show Weekend this year will feature a downtown sock hop on Friday night, the Street Rod Show on Friday and Saturday, a concert by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band on Saturday night (Sept. 9), and the always-popular Boardwalk Corvette Show on Sunday. The 43rd annual Classic Car and Street Rod Show will feature a display of modified cars 30 years and older.... Read More