Block Party Highlights Columbus Day Weekend

What’s Happening in Ocean City, NJ 10/5/16

(Oct. 8) Our annual Indian Summer FALL BLOCK PARTY featuring more than 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more is just a few days away. The event is set from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from 5th Street to 14th Street on Asbury Avenue. Downtown restaurants and stores will be open during the Block Party.

The Fall Block Party is a rain-or-shine event.

FIRST NIGHT BUTTONS will be sold at the discount price of $15 at the City’s Downtown Welcome Center at City Hall (use the 9th Street entrance). Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Ocean City with more than 60 First Night events for one low button price.

Block party entertainment runs at intervals between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and includes: free pony rides for children and popular Magician Chad Juros on the Tabernacle Grounds at 6th and Asbury Ave.; the Big Daddy Band featuring Larry Conner and Mike Bracey, 6th and Asbury Ave.; Robert Boney Band at 7th St.; singer Tony DeLuca, at 8th St.; Tina and the Teenettes, rock ‘n roll band, at 9th St.; Tidal Wave at 10th St.; The Bubba Mac Blues Band at 13th St.; and Keith Hickman at 14th St. For information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(Oct. 8-10) INDIAN SUMMER WEEKEND: Seafood Vendors in front of the Music Pier on the Boardwalk. BOARDWALK & DOWNTOWN MERCHANT TABLE SALES (No Vendors) 6th to 14th Sts. on the Boardwalk and Asbury Ave. For information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(Oct, 7, 8 & 9) NUNSENSE: The entertaining, award-winning musical comedy performed by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. This acclaimed Best Broadway Musical begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken cook, Sister Julia, accidentally poisons 52 of the sisters placing the church in dire need of burial funds. The surviving sisters decide the best way to raise money is to produce a variety show. The result is hilarious entertainment featuring tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz and numerous surprises. Oct. 7th & 8th at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 9th at 2 p.m. at the Music Pier. Don’t miss this show! Tickets $20 for Students and Adults, $18 for Seniors, $15 for children 12 and under/Group Rate available. Call (609) 399-6111 or visit

(Oct. 9) 5TH ANNUAL SPOOKS N’ KOOKS COSTUME SURF CONTEST: Registration begins 10 a.m. at 7th Street Beach. Entry fee is 10 canned goods or a $10 ShopRite Gift Card. Divisions: Open Longboard, Short Board, Women’s and 13 & under. Spectators welcome. All proceeds benefit the Ocean City Food Cupboard. For more information, search Spooks N Kooks on Facebook.

(Oct. 9) 21 DOWN BUDDY WALK: Registration and Pre-Walk party held between 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. at O.C. Civic Center, (6th and Boardwalk). Enjoy snacks, face-painting, music and other fun activities. One mile fun walk begins 2:45 p.m. For more information, call (609) 390-5645 or visit

(Oct. 13) Ocean City Fire Department and IAFF local 4032 will hold an OPEN HOUSE at 550 Asbury Ave., 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will feature a Live Burn Demonstration, Smoke House, Tours of Trucks, Stop, Drop and Roll, Hot Dogs and Pretzels. (Rain Date Oct. 14) For information call (609) 525-9182.

(Oct. 16) MAKING STRIDES 5K WALK against breast cancer. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. off of 9th and Boardwalk. Walk begins at 10 a.m. For information go to

(Oct. 22) 49th annual OCEAN CITY FISHING CLUB INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT: Registration 5:30 a.m.- 7 a.m. at the Ocean City Intermediate School, 1801 Bay Ave. Fee: Teams-$60 per team (6 members maximum) Individuals: $15 per person. For information call: (609) 399-6111 or email

(Oct. 26) Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce WELCOME NIGHT – NEW LOCATION at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. and Boardwalk. Meet local groups, individuals and business organizations. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free Admission. Call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(Oct. 27) HALLOWEEN PARADE: 7:15 p.m., 6th to 11th Streets on Asbury Ave. Sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club. Registration is Oct. 1 through Oct. 25. Registration website: Registration available only online. No rain date. Halloween Parade Hot line 1-800-813-5580.

(Nov. 5) TRAIL OF TWO CITIES: Run/walk over 9th St. Bridge-Causeway from Ocean City to Somers Point. Register online at of registration begins 7 a.m./Run-Walk-Start 8 a.m. at the Ocean City Transportation Center, 10th and Haven Ave. Finish and awards ceremony in Kennedy Park, Somers Point. For information, call (609) 399-6111.

(Nov. 10-12) QUIET FESTIVAL: Opening Ceremonies, 11 a.m. Thursday at Mark Soifer Park across from City Hall features the “Yawn along” to the tune of Beautiful Dreamer, Quiet Kites, Maple Leaf Drop, Paper Airplane Flying, the World’s Only Wind Chimes Band, Bubbles Galore and more.

THE QUIET PET CHALLENGE is Saturday, 9 a.m. until noon at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. Contestants can be mice, hamsters, gerbils, turtles, rabbits, ferrets, birds, etc. Participants are judged for cuteness, most unusual quiet pet, best decorated display/habitat, best costume, Superhero themes, Swimsuit, and lettuce eating plus Best of Show. Call (609) 399-6111 for more information.

(Nov. 11) VETERANS DAY Program – 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 5th and Wesley Ave. For more information call (609) 399-6111.

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