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Registration Open for Night in Venice Participants

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 7/18/18 Registration Open for Night in Venice Participants  Tickets Are Also on Sale for Shows and Meet-and-Greets July 27 to 29 Ocean City will celebrate “TV’s Greatest Hits” this year during Night in Venice on July 28, and entries are currently being accepted from all those who want to participate in the 64th annual bayfront celebration. The boat parade and decorated bayfront home contests provide a chance to be part of the 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. The optional theme of “TV’s Greatest Hits” could include tributes to iconic sit-coms, characters, memorable TV moments or any other item from television history.... Read More

Flyers, Imagination Movers, America Coming to Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 7/11/18 Annual Bike Auction Is Set for Monday, July 16 The Philadelphia Flyers Community Caravan will roll into town on Thursday (July 12) and give the community a chance to meet former stars, including Bernie Parent, Larry Goodenough and Bob Kelly. The free event is open to the public and part of a multi-stop family-fun series developed to promote the sport of hockey and support active lifestyles for youth across the region. The Caravan brings an inflatable rink for alumni-run scrimmages and skills competitions, inflatable games and activities, Flyers giveaways for fans of all ages, tailgate games, a bungee run, interaction with Flyers Ice Girls and Fun Patrol members and more. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the basketball courts outside the Ocean... Read More

Fireworks, Bike Parades and More for Fourth of July

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 7/2/18 Summer Kicks Into High Gear in Ocean City Ocean City’s Independence Day celebration will take place on Wednesday, July 4, and include bike parades, music, family contests and fireworks to cap off the summer holiday. The fireworks will be launched from a barge in the ocean off Ninth Street at 9 p.m. and will be best viewed from the beach and boardwalk between Fifth Street and 14th Street. The fun starts with two bike parades at opposite ends of the island. Everybody is invited to participate, and thousands usually do. Both parades start at 10 a.m., and organizers encourage riders to dress themselves and their bicycles in the spirit of the holiday. Registration for the Gardens Civic Association Bike Parade starts at 9 a.m. in the parking lot... Read More

OC-Con Comic Festival Returns to Music Pier

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/27/18 Megan Hilty Opens 2018 Ocean City Pops season on July 2 Now in its third year, the OC-Con Comic and Memorabilia Festival joins the summer fun for 2018 after two years as an early-spring event. OC-Con opens on Thursday (June 28) and continues through Saturday (June 30) on the Ocean City Music Pier. Stars of “Teen Wolf” and “Bosch” will be special guests, and tickets are on sale for exclusive photo and autograph sessions with Dylan Sprayberry (“Teen Wolf”) and Titus Welliver (“Bosch”). Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111, or stop by the City Hall Welcome Center (Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue), the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway or the Music Pier Box Office. OC-Con features meet-the-artist sessions, discussion panels, costume contests, and the display... Read More

‘Smash’ and ‘Wicked’ Star to Open 2018 Ocean City Pops Season

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/20/18

Farmers Market and Wacky Wednesdays start on June 27

Tickets are on sale now for the season-opening performance of the Ocean City Pops featuring Megan Hilty. The show is at 7:30 p.m. July 2 at the Ocean City Music Pier.

Hilty is famous for her portrayal of Ivy Lynn in NBC’s musical drama “Smash.” A native of Seattle, Hilty moved to New York City after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University and quickly made her Broadway debut as Glinda in “Wicked.”  She went on to perform the role in both the national tour and in Los Angeles. She followed up the series with a starring role on the NBC comedy “Sean Saves the World.”

Hilty received critical acclaim for her role of... Read More

Miss New Jersey Pageant Returns to Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/13/18 Pageant Week Starts with Boardwalk Parade on Wednesday The Miss New Jersey Pageant will be held in Ocean City for the 22nd consecutive year in 2018, and the pageant includes four days of events. The winner of the pageant will be crowned on Saturday evening (June 16) and move on the represent New Jersey in the Miss America Pageant on Sept. 5 to 9 in Atlantic City. The public can get a glimpse of all 28 Miss New Jersey contestants during a free parade that starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday (June 13) and proceeds from Sixth Street to 14th Street on the Ocean City Boardwalk. This year’s theme is “Women in History,” and the contestants will be dressed accordingly. In a longstanding pageant tradition, they also... Read More

OC-Con Comic Festival Moves to June

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/6/18 Restaurant Week runs June 8 to 15 in Ocean City Now in its third year, the OC-Con Comic and Memorabilia Festival will move from early spring to June for 2018. The event will be a special attraction for the summer crowds on June 28 to 30 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Stars of “Teen Wolf” and “Bosch” will be special guests, and tickets will go on sale Thursday for exclusive photo and autograph sessions with Dylan Sprayberry (“Teen Wolf”) and Titus Welliver (“Bosch”). Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111, or stop by the City Hall Welcome Center (Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue), the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway or the Music Pier Box Office (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends). OC-Con features... Read More

10 Best Beach Crafts

Do you love the beach so much that you wish you could live there year-round? Are you longing to curl your toes in warm sand and to feel the salty ocean breeze caress your skin? Every summer, millions of Americans head to the beach to relax in the sun and cool down in the shimmering surf. If you hold the beach in your heart, we'll help you bring sand and sea into your home with fun and easy beach-themed crafts. We promise — they aren't too messy! We chose the following craft projects because they take little time, do not require too many supplies and many can be enjoyed with the kids. So, get out your craft supplies and get ready to celebrate sunshine, sand and briny ocean air.

1. Gone Swimming Beach... Read More

Get Ready for Night in Venice 2018

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/30/18 Show tickets on sale and registration open for boats and homes Ocean City’s will celebrate “TV’s Greatest Hits” this year during Night in Venice on July 28, and entries are currently being accepted from all those who want to participate in the 64th annual bayfront celebration. The boat parade and decorated bayfront home contests provide a chance to be part of the 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. In keeping with this year’s theme, the parade includes a lineup of stars who will perform shows and greet fans throughout the weekend. Grand marshals will include teen singing sensation Jackie Evancho... Read More