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Walk for Wounded Saturday, Block Party Weekend is Next

Ocean City celebrates one of its most popular events, the Indian Summer Weekend, for the 38th time Oct. 6-8. Centerpiece of the event is the mile-long FALL BLOCK PARTY that extends from 5th to 14th Sts. on Asbury Ave. on Sat., Oct. 6 and attracts more than 40,000 visitors. Over 350 juried crafters from throughout the east coast participate in the block party. An array of hand made products will be featured. Block Party hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A huge fireworks display is scheduled following the block party. The fireworks are fired from a barge off the 9th St. Beach at 9:30 p.m. Block party events include a variety of foods. There is a popular Greek Food Festival that has been featured at the event every year since it began... Read More

Over 400 Corvettes Roll Into Ocean City on Sunday

(Sept. 23) One of the largest Corvette Shows in the country will be held here on Sunday. Over 400 of the popular cars will be displayed on the Boardwalk starting 11:30 a.m. The autos will date back to the Corvette’s first model in 1953 and extend to the present. The show is one of the largest in the East with Corvette owners from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey participating plus scattered entries from as far away as Ohio, Indiana and Florida. The event is held rain or shine. Registration is from 8 a.m. till 10 a.m. at the Ocean City Airport, 26th and Bay Ave. The Ocean City Humane Society and Food Cupboard will be accepting donations at that location. Cars depart for the Boardwalk at approximately 11 a.m. and park there... Read More

Two Air Festivals Scheduled for This Weekend in Ocean City

It will be two Air Festivals for the price of none this weekend as Ocean City presents two free aerial exhibitions featuring both interesting ground displays and thrilling maneuvers in space. (Sept. 15) This Saturday, the Ocean City Airport Assn., holds its 21st Annual AIR FESTIVAL, at the Municipal Airport, 26th and Bay Ave. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The airport grounds will be packed with unusual airplanes including Classics, Ultra Lights, Warbirds, Antiques, and Home Builts. Admission is free. Highlight of the ground display will be a rare, World War II B-25 Mitchell Bomber that gained fame for its durability and flexibility during that conflict. It was brought to national attention in April of 1942 when General Jimmy Doolittle led fifteen B-25’s from the air craft carrier “Hornet” in America’s... Read More

September 11th Ceremony Features Sculpture, Street Rods This Weekend

The City will honor the September 11th victims and their families at “A Day To Remember Ceremony” on Tues., September 11 at 7 p.m. with music beginning at 6 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the 6th St. Firehouse across from the Tabernacle Grounds. It will feature the unveiling and dedication of a new Memorial Sculpture that features the I-beam from the World Trade Center. The City worked with the Community Arts Project (CAP) and artist Jose’ Chora to design and build the memorial after Mayor Jay Gillian requested the I-Beam from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. “We are honored to unveil the new community sculpture in Ocean City. We hope it will serve as a reminder and tribute to the spirit and sacrifice from the... Read More

Plop Contest, Gospel Show, Hairspray, Race, Highlight Weekend

As usual, the summer has whizzed by. As usual, there will be plenty to do at America’s Greatest Family Resort all through the beautiful fall season. (Aug. 31) The Labor Day Weekend kicks off with the King and Queen of Plop Contest, aka Miss Fall and Mr. Fall Guy, on Friday, 11 a.m. at the 9th St. Beach opposite the Music Pier. Competitors are requested to demonstrate their best plop or fall in slow motion as a way of welcoming the new season to Ocean City. Entry in the contest is free and is open to all age groups. Prizes will be awarded and all contestants will receive a Right Proper Plopper Participation Certificate. In addition, we will have celebrity ploppers who will not be eligible for prizes but are participating to increase... Read More

King and Queen of Plop to Welcome Fall Season, Aug. 31

Ocean City has an unusual way of welcoming the fall season. Four years ago, we initiated the Mr. Fall Gal and Mr. Fall Guy contest also known as the King and Queen of Plop competition. The event will be held on Fri., Aug, 31 at 11 a.m. on the 9th Street Beach opposite the Music Pier. Contestants are asked to greet the fall season, always a lovely time of year, by falling dramatically (and in slow motion) to the sand. Those performing the most dramatic renditions will be crowned the King and Queen of Plop. After the winners are announced, all contestants will hold hands and perform a mass plopping, as a goodwill, no sore loser gesture. Contestants may register starting 10:30 a.m. at the 9th St. Beach. Entry is free and... Read More

Weird Week Continues, Little Miss on Friday, Little Feat on Mon.

Ocean City’s unique, WEIRD CONTEST WEEK, “Wacky But Not Tacky” continues through Friday. On Wed., Aug. 15, it’s That The Way the Cookie Crumbles,” starting 11 a.m. at the Pavilion of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Contestants are asked to sculpt something meaningful out of giant cookie produced by Ward’s Bakery. On Thurs., Aug. 16 it’s Clip Art, produce a work of art from paper clips PLUS the Wiggle Your Ears Contest PLUS, we will present the IMMY Award to Ocean City for Imagination to Doug Jewell of Air Circus. Last year’s winner, Jerry Lukas will be on hand to demonstrate cartooning. The grand event concludes on Fri., Aug. 17 with Little Miss Chaos and Little Mr. Chaos, children from 3 to 5 bang on pots and pans and... Read More

Baby Parade Thursday, Weird Contest Week Next

Ocean City’s 103rd Annual BABY PARADE, the longest consecutively run in the nation, is set for Thurs., Aug. 9th. The colorful event begins at 10:15 a.m. Parade route is from 6th to 12th Sts. on the Boardwalk. Grand Marshals of this year’s Parade are Fred and Susan Miller, authors of popular Ocean City history books. The parade competition is open to children from infants to 10 years of age. They parade down the boardwalk in decorated go carts, coaches, express wagons and small floats featuring imaginative themes that range from nursery rhymes to Philly sports teams. The Ocean City Baby Parade was founded by Leo Bamberger, one of the organizers of Labor Day. It is now directed by Susan Canale, who heads a committee of 40 volunteers. Musical groups scheduled include... Read More

Miss Crustacean’s in Town, Baby Parade, Pamper Scamper Next

For 39 years the MISS CRUSTACEAN Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant has attracted hundreds of curvaceous crustaceans and their best friends. On Aug. 1, America’s most glamorous Crabettes will congregate at 1 p.m. on the 6th Street Beach to compete for the “Coveted Cucumber Rind Cup,” symbol of Crustacean Comeliness. A cucumber represents a year’s supply of groceries for a hermit crab if supplemented with tree bark, pizza crust and a dash of swamp water. In addition to the coveted cup, the victor gets to waddle down a flower bedecked runway as adoring throngs sing the Pageant’s theme song, “Here It Comes, Miss Crustacean.” The new Miss Crustacean follows in the footsteps of such legends as Crabunzel, Taxi Crab, Crabopatra and Crabahontis. The Pageant is followed by the rollicking Hermit Crab Races with about 150... Read More