Antique Auto Show and Judy Collins Concert Help Kick Off 2021 Summer Season

What’s Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/23/21

Car lovers can watch more than 300 vintage vehicles parade down the Ocean City Boardwalk at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26. The procession will cap off the 66th annual Dave Blyler & Herb Godfrey Memorial Antique and Classic Auto Show and Parade. Before the parade, the antique cars – all at least 25 years old – will be on display on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle at 550 Wesley Avenue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The show offers a great opportunity to shop the downtown or take a break from beach and boardwalk fun to check out these classic cars. Visit jerseycape.aaca.com for more information.

Tickets are still available for a June 28 concert featuring Judy Collins with special guest Richard Thompson. The show is part of the 2021 Summer Concert Series on the Ocean City Music Pier, which opened on Monday with a sold-out performance by Led Zeppelin tribute band Get the Led Out.

Legendary singer-songwriter Judy Collins has lent her iconic voice to an impressive range of genres over her five-decade career – from her beloved folk work to acclaimed forays into rock and show tunes. Richard Thompson is the opening act. He first gained prominence in the late 1960s as the lead guitarist and songwriter for the folk rock group Fairport Convention. Visit Ticketmaster to reserve your seats.

FARMERS MARKET AND WACKY WEDNESDAYS START JUNE 30

The popular weekly Farmers Market on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle will open on June 30 and continue 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday through Sept. 29. The market features the best of fresh produce from local farms in the region, along with a variety of craft vendors.

Ocean City’s “Wacky But Not Tacky” series of Wacky Wednesdays starts at 10:30 a.m. June 30 at the Ocean City Music Pier. The event invites families and individuals to participate in various activities and contests. The season opener will feature salt water taffy sculpting. No advance registration is required for this free family event.

Market Days entertainment and activities on downtown Asbury Avenue will open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 1 and continue Thursday mornings through the season. Funtastic Tuesday entertainment will begin on the morning of July 6. Family Night entertainers at various blocks on the Ocean City Boardwalk will perform Thursday evenings 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. starting July 1. Mummers Night on the Boardwalk will begin on July 6 and continue 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays through the season.

SKATE BASH PLANNED FOR JULY 4

The Ocean City Skate Park will host a free Fourth of July Skate Bash 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 4. The event will feature a DJ, snacks, giveaways and a patriotic costume contest. The skateboard park is located at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue.

LEAD BOATS NEEDED FOR NIGHT IN VENICE

Registration is open for any boat or home owner who wants to participate in this year’s Night in Venice. Visit www.ocnj.us/niv to sign up. Please contact Justin Juliano at jjuliano@ocnj.us if you’re an owner willing to enter your boat to host dignitaries, special guests or other entries (but don’t have the time to decorate).

ALSO COMING UP

JULY 1 – Sand Sculpting Contest: Open to kids, teens, adults and families. Registration is free and begins at 9 a.m. at Sixth Street Beach. Judging takes place by 11 a.m. For more information, call 609-399-6111.

JULY 2 – Don McLean: Legendary singer-songwriter Don McLean brings a stellar live show with special guest Steve Forbert. Visit Ticketmaster to reserve your seats.

JULY 4 – Bike Parade: Sponsored by the Gardens Civic Association. Registration 9 a.m. at the Longport Bridge parking lot. Parade begins at 10 a.m. For more information, call 609-399-6111.

JULY 4 – Kite-Flying and Fireworks: A kite-flying competition at 7 p.m. on the beach along the boardwalk will be followed by a spectacular boardwalk fireworks display at 9 p.m. For more information, call 609-399-6111.

JULY 5 – SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES: No one represents the “Jersey Shore” better than Southside Johnny, and he’ll bring his rip-roaring live show to Ocean City to wrap up the Fourth of July Weekend in style. Visit Ticketmaster to reserve your seats.

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