Fun Beach Facts

Fun Beach Facts

Fun Beach Facts

Each year, many families look forward to their summer vacations spent at the beach. According to a 2016 study, nearly 80% of U.S. parents reported they had taken a beach vacation in the past, so plenty of people know about the relaxing properties behind a seaside getaway. Whether you're laying out and soaking up the sun on a sizzling summer day or cooling off in the ocean, we all can agree the beach is the place to be. Before your next family vacation, impress the kids with some fun and exciting beach facts to keep everyone's brain active, even when you're in vacation mode.

Cool Ocean Facts for Kids

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Summer Concert Series Adds Don McLean and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/19/2020 Ocean City’s popular Summer Concert Series on the Music Pier announces two new acts for the 2020 season: Don McLean with opening act Al Stewart (August 17) and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (July 6). Tickets go on sale Thursday, Feb. 20 for both these shows with a special pre-sale (use code BRE) 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. McLean is best known for his eight-and-a-half minute epic sing-along “American Pie,” and Stewart hit it big in the 1970s with tracks like “Year of the Cat” and “Time Passages.” Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes are icons of the Jersey Shore music scene and are still rocking with soulful guitars... Read More

Boardwalk and Downtown Merchants Team Up for ‘Market Madness’

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/12/2020 Boardwalk and downtown merchants in Ocean City will offer discounts on favorite local merchandise, goods and attractions at a new event planned for Saturday, March 7. “Market Madness” will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic Flanders Hotel. Parking will be free, and food will be available for purchase a la carte. Ocean City’s downtown shopping district on Asbury Avenue is one of the centerpieces of Girls Weekend, which will take place April 3 to 5 this year. The Boardwalk Merchants will sponsor the first of two Great Egg Hunts on the beach on April 4. These attractions lead into a season of non-stop special events throughout Ocean City. TICKETS ON SALE FOR GIRLS WEEKEND FASHION SHOW Ticket sales for the popular annual Girls Weekend... Read More

Girls Weekend 2020 in Downtown Ocean City, NJ

It’s time to put yourself first! Girls Weekend Downtown on Asbury Avenue between 6th and 14th Streets will take place Friday-Sunday, April 3rd thru 5th!  A Fashion Show kick-off event will take place on Friday, April 3rd, 2020 at PLAAY located at 910 Asbury Avenue.  A limited number of tickets for the Fashion Show are available for $20 each and they can be purchased in person at the Route 52 Causeway Welcome Center, City Hall Information Center (9th & Asbury), Ta-Dah (1040 Asbury), 7th St. Surf Shop (720 Asbury), Making Waves (836 Asbury) & Sneaker Shop (704 Asbury) or by calling (609) 399-1412.

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Weekend Getaways to OCNJ

Weekend Getaways to OCNJ

Sometimes everyone needs a mini vacation. For your next family weekend getaway, visit Ocean City, New Jersey. With a population of fewer than 12,000 people, Ocean City is unique among other beach resorts since it's less crowded and a dry town — putting an added emphasis on an environment that revolves around family. No matter what season it is, the beach is always fun and beautiful. There are still numerous things to keep you busy during your stay — from dining out and attending planned events to strolling along the 2.5-mile-long Boardwalk

Consider the following things to do the next time your family visits Ocean City, New Jersey, and see why people keep coming back every year.

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Now it the Time to Plan for 2020 Fun in Ocean City, NJ

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/5/2020 Now is the Time to Plan for 2020 Fun in Ocean City, NJ Punxsutawney Phil just predicted an early spring, and we have a sneaking suspicion (based on his unblemished record) that Martin Z. Mollusk will predict an early summer when he seeks his shadow on May 9. That all means it’s time to get planning for another great year of fun in Ocean City. Reserve your spots now to make sure you don’t miss out on these great events. A season of non-stop special events will kick into high gear on April 3 with the start of the three-day Girls Weekend. The Flanders Hotel, Port-O-Call, Biscayne Suites, Northwood Inn, Ocean City Mansion and Inn the Gardens Bed-and-Breakfast are taking reservations for special package deals, and... Read More

Tickets on Sale Next Week for Broadway and Children’s Theater Series

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/29/2020 Tickets for two popular summer theater series in Ocean City will go on sale starting 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3. The Ocean City Pops orchestra and the Ocean City Theatre Company will bring a professional cast to town for performances of the musicals “The Producers” and “The Sound of Music.” OCTC also will bring a variety of favorites to life in “Broadway on the OC Boardwalk.” The annual Children’s Theater Series will bring five different morning shows to the Ocean City Music Pier. Details on the Broadway Series are as follows:

  • “Broadway on the OC Boardwalk” (7:30 p.m. June 24, Ocean City Music Pier): Professional performers in OCTC's 2020 summer season sing many of Broadway’s classics. Tickets are $18 to $20.
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Barry Williams to Lead Doo Dah Parade and Host Mr. Mature America Pageant

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/22/2020 Registration Now Open for Participants in Both Events Barry Williams, who starred as Greg Brady in the classic sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” will be grand marshal of the 2020 Doo Dah Parade in Ocean City on April 18 and return that night to emcee the Mr. Mature America Pageant. Williams began his acting career at age 11 and appeared in shows such as “Dragnet,” “Gomer Pyle,” “The Mod Squad” and “Mission Impossible” before landing his iconic role as America’s most reliable big brother in “The Brady Bunch.” He performed in the title role of the Broadway musical “Pippin” and has appeared in more than 85 other musical theater productions. He is an author, has worked as a SiriusXM DJ and entertained troops on world USO tours.... Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Events Set for Monday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/15/2020 All Invited to Join Day of Service and Attend Annual MLK Ceremony Ocean City will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at two different events on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020: the Day of Service and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony and Soul Food Dinner. The ceremony, a long tradition in Ocean City, will be held at noon at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center of Ocean City High School. It brings the community together to remember King through words, song and dance. After the program, everybody is invited to a free soul food dinner in the high school cafeteria. Assemblyman-elect Antwan McClellan, Joseph Pratt, Georgina Shanley, Brittany Battle, Takiya Wilson and Joshua Baker will be honored with Martin Luther King... Read More