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Quiet Festival This Week, Vet’s Day Nov. 12, Bridge Race Reset for Nov. 17th

Ocean City’s Annual QUIET FESTIVAL is set for this week starting Wed., Nov. 7th. The Festival kicks off with the Annual Yawn Along Ceremony on City Hall Lawn at noon. The program starts with a performance by the Ocean City Sign Club signing to quiet music. The World’s only Wind Chimes Band and the Yawn Along singers will yawn to the tune of Beautiful Dreamer. And there will be Maple Pod, Pine Cone and Pin Dropping. There will be bubbles, paper airplanes and a Yo Yo demonstration by Doug Jewel l of Air Circus. The program will be dedicated to down town merchants who suffered considerable damage to their stores during the recent storm. They are all working hard to reopen. Please remember to support our merchants and restaurants during the... Read More

Welcome Night, Parade, Haunted House, Dog of Year This Week

(Oct. 24) WELCOME NIGHT is our first major event this week. The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce invites you, your friends, acquaintances and all interested in the community to the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, for a free, pleasant evening from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The idea is to acquaint you with City groups, organizations and businesses. They will have representatives at information tables and be available to answer questions. There will be refreshments, give-aways and plenty of pertinent information for you to digest. So come on out. Bring the children. Have a good time. The Chamber has presented this event for over 40 years. (Oct. 25) The City’s 65th Annual HALLOWEEN PARADE is set for 7:15 p.m. on Thursday. Presented by the Ocean City Exchange Club in... Read More

Haunted House Returns to City Hall Oct. 27th; Welcome Night Oct. 24th

The ghosts and goblins will once again haunt City Hall. The Ocean City Art Club, under the direction of Paul Matusz, will resurrect the popular HAUNTED HOUSE after a hiatus of several years. The Halloween event is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the historic municipal structure, 9th and Asbury Ave. The building dates back to 1914 when Harry Headley was mayor. Indeed, City Hall is believed to have its own resident ghost. Noises have been heard late at night in the vicinity of the Council Chambers. Doors creaking and closing. That sort of thing. One cleaning person actually saw the ghost, described as a slightly built, older gentleman. A psychic medium and author of ghost books, Craig McManus, dropped by to inspect the premises, and verified that yes,... Read More

Fire Department Open House Thursday, Hero Walk Sunday

The Annual Ocean City Fire Department OPEN HOUSE is a fine family event. Very Kid friendly. It will be held this Thursday, Oct. 11th at Fire Department Headquarters, 550 Asbury Ave., from 5 to 8 p.m. The evening will be informative and fun. There will be valuable life saving exercises. A miniature house will be set up to teach children how to crawl low through a smoke filled building. They will also be instructed on how to “stop, drop and roll” in case their clothing catches fire. Youngsters will also have the opportunity to squirt a fire hose and tour the fire trucks. Bring a camera and take photos of your children posing by the engines. There will be face painting, a coloring contest and a Jaws of Life demonstration. City Police... Read More

Block Party Weekend Oct. 6-8; First Night Admissions on Sale (Free Parking Throughout the City)

Ocean City’s Fall Block Party-INDIAN SUMMER Weekend began 38 years ago when there were few fall events in town. The first block party was just two blocks long. It grew quickly and now extends from 5th to 14th Sts. Saturday’s party will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature over 350 crafters offering an array of hand made products plus artwork and photography. There will be FREE PARKING on all City lots and at street parking meters. The block party offers a variety of foods, entertainment plus free pony rides at the Tabernacle Grounds for children from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be a Greek Food Festival, seafood, ribs, hotdogs, pizza, funnel cakes, soft pretzels, baked goods and more for sale. A huge Fireworks display will follow... Read More

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