Concerts and Contests Highlight Week of Family Fun

Concerts and Contests Highlight Week of Family Fun

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 7/6/22 Contests and Concerts Highlight Week of Family Fun From pie-eating, freckle and sand-sculpting contests to concerts by the Ocean City Pops and a Queen tribute band, Ocean City’s calendar of special events is filled with family fun this week. CONTESTS AND WEEKLY HAPPENINGS Ocean City’s “Wacky But Not Tacky” series of Wacky Wednesdays continues at 10:30 a.m. July 6 at the Ocean City Music Pier with an old-fashioned pie-eating contest. No advance registration is required for this free family event. The July 13 edition of Wacky Wednesday will bring french-fry sculpting. The popular weekly Farmers Market on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday through Sept. 14. The market features the best of fresh produce from local farms in the... Read More

Fourth of July Events in Ocean City

Fourth of July Events in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/29/22 Fourth of July Events in Ocean City Fireworks will cap off Ocean City’s Fourth of July festivities at 9 p.m. Monday, July 4. The display will cap off a holiday weekend filled with family fun. The fireworks will be launched from a barge in the ocean near the Music Pier and will be best viewed from the beach and boardwalk between Fifth Street and 14th Street. A musical simulcast will be broadcast over the boardwalk PA system and available to stream online at www.ocnj.us. The fun starts on Wednesday (June 29) with the opening of the weekly Wacky Wednesday contests and the Farmer’s Market and will continue with a full schedule of special events through the summer. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 Ocean City’s “Wacky But Not Tacky” series of Wacky... Read More

Legendary Swing Band to Join Ocean City Pops for Season Opener

Legendary Swing Band to Join Ocean City Pops for Season Opener

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 6/22/22 Legendary Swing Band to Join Ocean City Pops for Season Opener   The Ocean City Pops Orchestra will open its 2022 summer season with a special show featuring the swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26 at the Ocean City Music Pier.   After 28 years, 11 records and more than 3,000 live shows, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is still going strong in its efforts to promote and revitalize swing music. Taking inspiration from the creators of this uniquely American art form, the band's original horn-infused music and legendary high-energy show introduces the genre to a new and younger generation, while remaining respectful of the music's rich legacy.   The band will perform with the Ocean City Pops, which returns for a full season of concerts... Read More

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 6/15/22 Health & Wellness Expo and Unity Concert Highlight Weekend Farmers Market Opens for the Season on Wednesday   The Ocean City Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday will feature a special appearance by Robert Cheeke, an athlete and advocate for plant-based diets.   The free event includes fitness classes, speakers, health food vendors and a Kids Korner with activities and bike safety lessons from the Ocean City Police Department and sponsored by the Ocean City Free Public Library. The Expo is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18 at the Ocean City Music Pier.   Cheeke will be the guest speaker for a featured presentation at noon. He grew up on a farm in Corvallis, Oregon, where he adopted a vegan lifestyle in 1995 at age 15 – when he... Read More

Night in Venice to Celebrate 67th Anniversary on July 23

Night in Venice to Celebrate 67th Anniversary on July 23

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/8/22 Night in Venice to Celebrate 67th Anniversary on July 23   Night in Venice will return to Ocean City for the 67th time at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 23, and registration is now open to all boat and bayfront home owners who want to participate in this year’s celebration.   Plans are in the works, and the city will make an announcement about a special grand marshal later this week.   Another guest will be Jackie Evancho, who will be performing with the Ocean City Pops in a special concert 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Since she first dazzled television audiences at the age of 10 as a runner-up on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” Evancho has released a string of platinum and gold albums with sales... Read More

Ocean City Flower Show Returns to Music Pier

Ocean City Flower Show Returns to Music Pier

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 6/1/22 Ocean City Flower Show Returns to Music Pier Fireworks, Cop Chase 5K and Skato With Kato Also This Week After two years as a virtual event, the Ocean City Flower Show will return to the Music Pier from Friday to Sunday (June 3 to June 5). The 48-year-old tradition presented by the Garden Club of Ocean City features floral creations and displays from enthusiasts of all ages. Awards are given in a variety of categories for artistic design and horticulture. This year’s theme is “Careers – All That You Can Do.” The event also features a small sales pavilion. The public is invited to check out the beautiful displays. Show hours are 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.... Read More

What is Ecotourism & Why Is It Important?

What is Ecotourism & Why Is It Important?

Tourism is a multibillion-dollar industry that plays a vital role in stimulating local economies and employing millions of people every year. However, traditional ways of travel can have detrimental effects on the area's environment and residents. Ecotourism allows people to enjoy the same positive experiences of traditional travel without the negative consequences. This form of tourism aims to uplift local people and bring awareness to wildlife. Learn more about ecotourism and why it is important to the future of travel. What Is Ecotourism? Ecotourism refers to environmentally conscious and socially responsible travel. It involves tourism to natural areas that is sustainable and benefits the wildlife and local people. Ecotourists look for environmentally-friendly accommodations in the area that prioritize low or no emissions and are conscientious about their carbon footprint. From reusing bath towels to turning off... Read More

Ocean City to ‘Unlock the Ocean’ and Take a Plunge

Ocean City to ‘Unlock the Ocean’ and Take a Plunge

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/23/22 Ocean City to ‘Unlock the Ocean’ and Take a Plunge Tickets for Sept. 1 Lee Greenwood and Pops Concert Go on Sale Thursday In a long-standing Ocean City tradition, city officials will turn a ceremonial wooden key to officially “unlock the ocean” for the season at noon Friday, May 27. The free public event provides an early start to Memorial Day Weekend and welcomes a long-awaited summer. Reigning Miss New Jersey Alyssa Sullivan will sing the national anthem. The “Unlocking of the Ocean” includes a newer tradition: The march of fully clothed business persons into the chilly Atlantic Ocean for the first swim of the summer (to the strains of an Ocean City High School band playing “Pomp and Circumstance”). Everybody is invited to participate in the... Read More

Bacon Brothers to Join 2022 Summer Concert Series

Bacon Brothers to Join 2022 Summer Concert Series

Bacon Brothers to Join 2022 Summer Concert Series What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/18/22 After performing to packed houses at the Music Pier in 2016 and 2018, the Bacon Brothers – Michael and Kevin Bacon – will return Ocean City for a Summer Concert Series show on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Tickets for the show go on sale Thursday. The Philadelphia natives’ brand of bluesy rock is the perfect soundtrack for a summer night. Most people know Kevin Bacon from an acting career that includes more than 80 film credits. But he and his brother have been devoted to making music from an early age, and they have produced 10 albums together, including their most recent, “The Way We Love,” in 2020. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ocean City... Read More