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Disney Junior’s Choo Choo Soul to Lead Baby Parade and Perform Show on August 10

  What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/17/17 Tickets also on sale for KC and the Sunshine Band concert on May 28 and for the 2017 Ocean City Pops summer season Genevieve Goings and Constantine “DC” Abramson, the stars of Disney Junior’s “Choo Choo Soul,” will lead the 108th annual Ocean City Baby Parade at 5 p.m. August 10, 2017. Before serving as grand marshals in the parade, Choo Choo Soul will perform a show at the Ocean City Music Pier at 10:30 a.m. on the same day. Ticket prices are $20 orchestra and $18 solarium and are on sale now at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, at 609-399-6111 or in-person at the City Hall Welcome Center or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway. Goings and Abramson are entering their 11th year of entertaining pre-schoolers... Read More

Stunt Dogs Take Over Music Pier

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/10/17 Martin Z. Mollusk Seeks His Shadow and an Early Summer on Saturday A rags-to-riches story unfolds Wednesday on the Ocean City Music Pier, and the rising stars are canines. The “Stunt Dog Experience” will feature a jaw-dropping array of jumps and tricks, all choreographed to a light and music show, and including a lot of crowd participation. Show times are 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 10) at the Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. All of the performers were rescued from uncertain fates in pounds or shelters. Chris Perondi, the show’s founder and trainer, says he always looks for “friendly and hyper and jumpy” dogs to take under his wing. “They want something to do,” he says. The now-disciplined stunt dogs travel the... Read More

Spring Block Party on Saturday in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/3/17 Night in Venice Announces Grand Marshal for 2017 The early weather forecast looks sunny for Ocean City’s Spring Block Party on Saturday. That’s always good news for the premier spring event, which features more than 350 crafters, food vendors, musicians and kids’ activities stretched out over a mile of downtown Asbury Avenue between Fifth Street and 14th Street. The block party runs rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6. More than 100 downtown stores will be open for business and have table sales out front. Pony rides for children will be available 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle. This will be the 35th year for an event that now regularly attracts tens of thousands of visitors. Merchant table... Read More

Dogs to Show Off Spectacular Stunts May 10 on Music Pier

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 4/26/17 Ocean City brings a one-of-a-kind event to the Ocean City Music Pier on Wednesday, May 10, and the stars of the show are not human. Chris Perondi’s “Stunt Dog Experience” features dogs jumping, catching and dancing in an amazing display of stunts and tricks. All of the stars of the stage have been rescued from pounds and shelters. A 2008 appearance on the “Oprah Winfrey Show” helped spark the creation of a spectacle that now includes lighting effects, visual props, costumes and crowd participation. Some of the challenges include doggy dancing, flying-disc catches, jump-roping, leaps over young audience members and even a famous “Stunt Dog Triathlon.” See video Show times are 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. Tickets... Read More

Handicrafts Festival and Beach Sweeps This Weekend

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 4/19/17 Tickets on sale for Philly Soul & Rock ’N’ Roll on May 6 The All-American Festival of Fine Art and Handicrafts will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (April 22 and 23) on the Ocean City Music Pier. The show is believed to be the only one in the region where every offering is made in the U.S. by the artisan in the booth. It features jewelry, glass, watercolors, oil paintings, beach and bay photography, copper garden fountains, candles, soaps, lotions, leather goods, gourmet food items, baked treats, wood carvings, floral arrangements, seashore décor and more. The $3 admission benefits the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Food Cupboard, Atlantic City Rescue Mission, Salvation Army and Shore Medical Center. Artisans Guild events have raised... Read More

Vanessa Williams to Open 2017 Ocean City Pops Season

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 4/12/17 Traditional events highlight Easter weekend in Ocean City Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Thursday (April 13) for a spectacular opening to the 2017 Ocean City Pops season with Vanessa Williams on June 25. Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today. She has sold millions of records worldwide and scored No. 1 and Top 10 hits on charts including Pop, Dance, R&B, Adult Contemporary, Holiday, Latin, Gospel and Jazz. Her critically acclaimed work in film, television, recording and the Broadway stage have earned her four Emmy nominations, 11 Grammy nominations, a Tony nomination, 3 SAG award nominations, 7 NAACP Image Awards and 3 Satellite Awards. Her platinum single “Colors of the Wind” from the Disney film “Pocahontas” won the Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe... Read More

Doo Dah Parade, Egg Hunt and Mr. Mature America Pageant on Saturday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 4/5/17 Ocean City welcomes spring and celebrates humor on Saturday (April 8, 2017) with three inimitable events: the Doo Dah Parade, the Great Egg Hunt and the Mr. Mature America Pageant. Regis Philbin will be grand marshal for the 32nd annual Doo Dah Parade, which starts at noon Saturday. A massive Egg Hunt for children ages 7 and under takes place on the beach between 11th Street and 14th Street at 2:30 p.m. Philbin returns Saturday evening to host the fourth annual Mr. Mature Pageant at 7 p.m. on the Ocean City Music Pier. Pageant tickets ($25 to $35) are still available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling 609-399-6111, or in-person at the City Hall Welcome Center or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway.... Read More

Heroes and Villains of Comics and Movies Invade Ocean City April 1-2

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/29/17 Lando Calrissian, who lost the Millennium Falcon in a bet against Han Solo before becoming a hero in the Rebel Alliance, will visit OC-Con this weekend and provide one of the highlights of the second annual comic and memorabilia festival on Saturday and Sunday (April 1 and 2). Like the cantina in “Star Wars,” the Ocean City Music Pier will be filled with characters and creatures of every kind for the weekend event. OC-Con celebrates comics, movies and science fiction in a family event scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Billy Dee Williams, who played Calrissian in “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi,” will be one of the featured guests. He will appear for... Read More

John Cafferty and Beaver Brown Band to Highlight Street Rod Weekend

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/15/17 Ocean City’s late-summer Street Rod Weekend this year will feature a downtown sock hop on Friday night and a concert by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band on Saturday night. The Classic Car and Street Rod Show is scheduled for Sept. 8 and 9 in Ocean City. The 43rd annual event will feature a display of modified cars 30 years and older. The annual Corvette Show – featuring models from every year Corvettes were manufactured – moves to the same weekend this year and rolls onto the Boardwalk on Sept. 10. As part of the tribute to cars and nostalgia, Cafferty will perform on the Ocean City Music Pier at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. His band recorded the soundtrack to “Eddie and the Cruisers”... Read More