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Jon Dorenbos to Return to Ocean City on May 12

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/14/18

Former Philadelphia Eagles star will perform a magic show and participate in Martin Z. Mollusk Day

Former Philadelphia Eagles long-snapper Jon Dorenbos will return to the Ocean City Music Pier on May 12 with a show that mixes his mind-blowing magic talents with inspirational stories. Dorenbos performed a sold-out show in Ocean City last spring with tickets selling out in just a few days. The NFL star’s career ended before the last season when doctors discovered an aortic aneurysm and performed immediate open-heart surgery. Though he had been traded to the New Orleans Saints, the Eagles gave him a Super Bowl ring in honor of his dedication to Philadelphia. The show is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at the Music Pier. Tickets are $45,... Read More

Ocean City Seeks Contestants for Mr. Mature America Pageant

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/7/18 Registration is also open for Doo Dah Parade participants Entries are open for contestants in the Mr. Mature America Pageant on April 14. Mr. Mature celebrates the achievements of men 55 years and older. The pageant, now in its fifth year, mixes talent, good looks and self-deprecating humor. The Ocean City Music Pier crowd is raucous and appreciative as the contestants ham it up on stage, competing in talent, poise and interview segments. If you have what it takes to be the world’s next “Mr. Mature” (or if you can talk somebody into it), complete the online entry form available at www.ocnj.us/mrmature or call Michael Hartman at 609-525-9284 for more information. Deadline for sign-ups is March 14. The event is the first and only pageant of its... Read More

Get Ready for Easter, Girls Weekend and Mr. Mature

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/28/18 Events feature shows with Kelli Rabke and Erik Estrada Ocean City’s non-stop 2018 special events schedule kicks into high gear at the end of the month, starting with Easter Weekend events (March 31-April 1), Girls Weekend (April 6 to 8) and the annual Doo Dah Parade and Mr. Mature America Pageant (April 14). Start planning now to visit Ocean City for these three great spring events. Tickets go on sale Thursday (March 1) for a Girls Weekend show (on April 7) titled “Defying Gravity” that features Broadway star Kelli Rabke. Ticket sales also open March 1 for the Mr. Mature America Pageant (on April 14) with celebrity host Erik Estrada. Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111, or stop by the City Hall Welcome Center or the Roy... Read More

Jackie Evancho to Join Ocean City Pops on July 29 At 10, Evancho took second on ‘America’s Got Talent’

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/21/18 Tickets go on sale March 1 for a special Ocean City Pops performance on July 29 featuring the remarkable vocal talents of Jackie Evancho. The young singer first dazzled American television audiences at the age of 10 – gaining global recognition with her debut on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” She finished as runner-up in that competition and has continued to make history with achievements that include: youngest solo platinum artist, youngest Top 5 debut artist ever in the United Kingdom, youngest person to give solo concert at the Lincoln Center and the highest-ranking debut artist of 2010. All six of Evancho’s albums have hit No. 1 on the Billboard Classical chart. She will perform with the Ocean City Pops orchestra 7:30 p.m. July 29 at the... Read More

Erik Estrada to Lead DooDah Parade and Host Mr. Mature America Pageant

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/14/18  Registration Now Open for Participants in Both Events Erik Estrada will be grand marshal for the 2018 Doo Dah Parade in Ocean City on April 14 and return that night to emcee the Mr. Mature America Pageant. Estrada first captured the hearts of millions of fans worldwide in his six-year run as highway patrol officer Frank Poncherello in the TV series "CHiPs." He has also appeared in numerous other television and motion picture roles, including the new "Armed and Famous" reality series on CBS. His talent and charm will be a perfect fit for Ocean City’s pageant, which mixes self-deprecating humor with nostalgia and talent in a tribute to men ages 55 and older. Estrada will host the fifth annual event and conduct on-stage interviews with... Read More

Kelli Rabke to Join Girls Weekend in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/17/18 Ocean City’s third annual Girls Weekend in April will feature a show titled “Defying Gravity” – about that special balancing act of motherhood and career that can sometimes seem like it breaks the laws of physics. The show stars Kelli Rabke, a Broadway star and Bergen County mom of two young children. Rabke will weave tales of motherhood, music, and the misadventures of life and love. She performs 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7 on the Ocean City Music Pier. “Defying Gravity” is part of Girls Weekend, which is scheduled for April 6 to 8 this year. The event features hotel and bed-and-breakfast packages, dining offers, shopping discounts, a popular fashion show, prizes, yoga and wellness classes, craft projects and demonstrations at various locations throughout Ocean City.... Read More

Ocean City Celebrates Black History Month

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/9/18 Ocean City will be host to a variety of events to mark Black History Month in February.   The Ocean City Free Public Library joins the National African American Read-In on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The day will include community readings of African American literature. All readings will be held in the Children’s Activity Room:

  • 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Toddler Time (Ages 2-3), featuring African American authors and artists
  • 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Story Train (Ages 4-5), featuring African American authors and artists
  • 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Open Mic, everyone invited to participate by bringing a favorite short passage from a book, poem, or speech by an African American author to read aloud
The library will offer a free showing of the 2004 Oscar-winning biopic “Ray” at 5:30... Read More

Ocean City Announces 2018 Night in Venice Theme

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/31/18 Tickets on sale for OCTC Children’s and Broadway Series Ocean City will celebrate “TV’s Greatest Hits” this year during the 64th annual Night in Venice boat parade on July 28. The parade and decorated bayfront home contest are a highlight of the summer season in Ocean City. Thousands of spectators line the bayfront, and thousands more attend private parties at homes along the route from the Ocean City-Longport Bridge to Tennessee Avenue. A fireworks display caps off the bayfront festivities at the conclusion of the parade. The parade this year starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. The “TV’s Greatest Hits” theme is optional but offers decades of possibilities for participants in the event. Entries for boats and homes are currently being accepted online at www.ocnj.us/niv or... Read More

Summer Concert Series: Beach Boys, Hooters, Straight No Chaser, America and More

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/24/18 Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 Summer Concert Series on the Ocean City Music Pier. This year’s complete lineup is still taking shape, but already booked are a great mix of returning favorites and new acts:

  • Aimee Mann: 7 p.m. June 18.
  • The Hooters: 7 p.m. June 19 and June 20
  • Get the Led Out: 7 p.m. June 25 and June 26
  • America: 7 p.m. July 16
  • Straight No Chaser: 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. July 23
  • The Beach Boys: 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. August 20 and August 21
Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. The Beach Boys have played to sold-out crowds on the Ocean City Music Pier for the past three summers, and they’re making good on a promise to keep returning. They’ll perform... Read More