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Archive for Upcoming Events

Two Day Air Show, Red & White Parade, Pops Final This Weekend

Ocean City's AVIATION WEEKEND features two exciting, free events. Action is set For Sat., Sep. 18 at the Municipal Airport, 26 and Bay Ave. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sun., Sept.19 from noon to 3 p.m. from 6th to 14th Sts. over the Boardwalk. The Airport grounds will be packed with unusual airplanes on its runway. Visitors will be able to inspect an array of antiques, World War II planes, Home Builts, Ultra Lights and Classics. Prizes will be awarded to outstanding entries at 2 p.m. Rachel Reese, Miss Ocean City, Casey Cattie, Junior Miss Ocean City and Sadie Ford, Little Miss Ocean City will present the awards. There will be air demonstrations over the field including a parachute jump by the U.S. Army’s Black Daggers, an advertising banner pick-up and Coast Guard... Read More

Street Rods, Sept. 11 Ceremony This Weekend, Air Festival Next

One of the City's most colorful events, the annual STREET ROD Show, is set for this weekend, Friday through Sunday (Sept. 10-12). Street Rod owners from throughout the East Coast will display over 200 of their enhanced vehicles for the 36th time here. A Street Rod is any car manufactured prior to1964 that has been modified with more modern parts. Owners are creative and in addition to adding exterior and interior modifications often paint unusual designs on the bodies of the vehicles. Cars will be parked at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk, from noon Sept. 10 until 2 p.m. Sept. 12. There will be a Boardwalk display of the cars, Sat., Sept.11 from noon until 4 p.m. An awards ceremony is set for Sunday at noon inside... Read More

Lots of Events in September to Keep You Entertained

Events in Ocean City this September are plentiful. They include a Weekend Air Festival, a Broadway production by the Ocean City Pops and the Ocean City Theatre Co., Two major car shows (Corvettes and Street Rods), a Farmers Market every Saturday in the downtown, on-going Ocean City Pops Concerts, the annual September 11th ceremony, the huge MS Bike-A-Thon and much more. The Labor Day Weekend begins with our annual KING AND QUEEN OF PLOP contest on Fri., Sept. 3 starting 11 a.m. on the 9th St. Beach adjacent to the Music Pier. This is our way of welcoming the fall season. We encourage folks to demonstrate dramatic falls or plops on the beach. Registration begins 10:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded. Entry is free. Call 525-9300. To supplement the contestants, we have... Read More

Magic of Broadway on Sat., King and Queen of Plop Next Week

MICHAEL HARTMAN has consistently produced outstanding shows for Ocean City. He has done it time and again with Bill Scheible and the Ocean City Pops Orchestra. This summer his Ocean City Theatre Company joined the Pops to present entertaining productions of Oklahoma! and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. They’ll join forces again, Sept. 5, 7, 8 for Anything Goes at the Music Pier. This Saturday, Aug. 28, you can enjoy the work of the talented producer and choreographer when he showcases his Junior Company in The Magic of Broadway at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. There will be shows at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Music Pier auditorium. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the Music... Read More

Boardwalk Art Show this Weekend, Baby Parade Aug 12

Some outstanding events are coming your way but first a word from our sponsor; OCEAN CITY was just named the BEST FAMILY BOARDWALK and the BEST BEACH in a poll released Sunday by The Press of Atlantic City. This resort has won many awards in the past few years including the Best Family Beach Resort in the Country by the Travel Channel. And now a few words about NIGHT IN VENICE. The Night In Venice Committee directed by Joe Canale and Director Emeritus Sue Canale is to be congratulated for presenting an outstanding Boat Parade and bayfront home celebration. Many boats were not in the water this summer for economic reasons. Wildwood and other communities cancelled their boat parades. But through the hard work of the committee, Ocean City was able... Read More

Hermit Crab Pageant, Races, Aug. 4, Baby Parade Aug. 12

It is truly a clawsome event! A fascinating array of Hermit Crab hopefuls will compete for the title of MISS CRUSTACEAN 1 p.m., Wed., Aug. 4 at the 6th St. Beach. They will follow in the claw steps of such glamorous past title holders as Crabunzel, Crabahontis, Crabopatra, Crab Mc Muffin, Taxi Crab, Copacrabana, Crab Salad and Pirates of the Crabibbean. The winner captures the coveted Cucumber Rind Cup, a large trophy with a cucumber stuck inside. A cucumber represents a year’s supply of groceries for a hermit crab if supplemented with tree bark and pizza crust for fiber. In addition, the victor gets to waddle down a flower bedecked runway as adoring throngs sing the Pageant’s theme song, Here It Comes, Miss Crustacean. They will be led by Shelly, the... Read More

Capt. Noah Grand Marshal of Night in Venice, Seafood Fest Fri.

Captain Noah, award winning TV children's program personality, will be grand marshal of the Night in Venice Boat Parade this Sat., July 24 starting 7:30 p.m. by the Longport Bridge. The genial Captain and his wife, Mrs. Noah, hosted the highly rated Channel 6 TV Show in Philadelphia for 27 years before retiring in 1994. Captain Noah and his Magical Ark was syndicated in 22 markets. It was the product of husband and wife team, W. Carter and Patricia Merbreier. Generations were entertained by Wally the Walrus, Maurice the Mouse and thousands sent their pictures to “Friendly Captain Noah.” Mrs. Noah was the Ark’s puppeteer and Philadelphia TV organist, Larry Ferrari, provided the music. An ordained clergyman and Police Chaplain, Carter Merbreier began his TV career on “Thought For The Day,” an inspirational... Read More

Some Enchanted Evening is Night in Venice Optional Theme

The optional theme for NIGHT IN VENICE, Sat., July 24 is "Some Enchanted Evening." For the past five years we have suggested a theme. That’s because folks kept calling the Public Relations Office and asking for ideas. So we obliged. However you are free to use any theme you wish for the 56th annual Decorated Boat Parade and Bay front home competition. Everyone who enters receives a free commemorative mug. The mug was designed by Kathy Caraballo of Community Services. Sue Canale, our super volunteer, suggested the theme. Boat participants will receive their mugs at the Captain’s meetings held the night before and the day of the Parade. Those who enter bay front homes may pick them up at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., call 609-525-9300. The Parade begins at 7:30 p.m. on... Read More

Really Big Fireworks July 4th! Balalaikas Here July 3

Highlight of our 4th of July celebration will be a REALLY BIG fireworks display on Sunday, July 4th at 9pm. The Fireworks will be shot from a barge off the 9th Street Beach. This permits the use of larger fireworks because they are not being detonated close to land. The exhibition will be accompanied by music and can also be heard by tuning into WIBG FM, 94.3 on the dial. The annual Air Circus Kite Flying Contest will be held starting 5:30 p.m. at the 9th Street Beach on July 4. There will also be a concert on the Boardwalk by the rock band Tidal Wave while the kites are flying. Prizes will be awarded for kites judged Most Patriotic, Largest, Smallest, Highest Flying, Best Homemade, Best Stunt Flyer, Youngest Flyer... Read More