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Ocean City to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Jan 17

Ocean City to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Jan 17

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/12/22 Ocean City to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day The annual ceremony and a Day of Service will be on Jan. 17  Ocean City will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.  The ceremony will start at 12 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. The event brings the community together to remember Dr. King through words, song and dance.   One of the highlights is always the recitation of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech by the Rev. Gregory Johnson. The event will be followed by a complimentary soul food buffet luncheon in the Music Pier solarium.   Three citizens will be honored with our Martin Luther King Community Services Awards. OCNJ CARE volunteer and benefactor Bill... Read More

Ocean City Announces 2022 Calendar of Events

Ocean City Announces 2022 Calendar of Events

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/5/22 Ocean City Announces 2022 Calendar of Events - Save the Dates for All Your Favorites Ocean City greeted the new year in style with spectacular First Night and First Day celebrations, and the city is planning a full calendar of special events for 2022. It’s not too early to start planning for family fun in the new year, including all of the biggest annual events. The city’s Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony will kick things off and bring the community together to honor Dr. King’s legacy on Monday, Jan. 17. The event will start at noon and move to the Ocean City Music Pier this year. The spring season opens with Girls Weekend from April 1 to April 3, and the OC Con Comic... Read More

Admission Buttons on Sale for 2022 First Night – Celebrate New Year’s Eve With the Entire Family

Admission Buttons on Sale for 2022 First Night – Celebrate New Year’s Eve With the Entire Family

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/15/21 Admission Buttons on Sale for 2022 First Night - Celebrate New Year’s Eve With the Entire Family It’s not too early to think about making plans for a family-friendly New Year’s Eve in Ocean City. The popular non-alcoholic New Year’s Eve celebration features more than 70 entertainment programs at 20 different locations in Ocean City from 4 p.m. till 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31. A fireworks display rings in the New Year at midnight. All-inclusive admission buttons for Ocean City’s First Night celebration are on sale for $20. Purchase them online at firstnightocnj.com or by calling 609-399-6111. They are also available for purchase: At our City Hall Welcome Center at 861 Asbury Avenue (9th Street entrance): 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. At the Roy... Read More

Downtown ‘Earlier Than the Bird’ Celebration Set for Saturday

Downtown ‘Earlier Than the Bird’ Celebration Set for Saturday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 11/17/21 Downtown ‘Earlier Than the Bird’ Celebration Set for Saturday Tickets on sale for 2022 Summer Concert Series Show The early forecast calls for clear weather on Saturday – ideal conditions to kick off the holiday season along downtown Asbury Avenue. In Ocean City, that means shopping in your pajamas for the Earlier Than the Bird celebration. The annual downtown shopping extravaganza takes place 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 20 – the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Anybody (pajama-clad or not) can take advantage of early-bird shopping specials at stores on Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 14th Street. But free turkeys will be awarded to the best-dressed, and shoppers can text in to win gift certificates and prizes from downtown merchants. Free coffee will be available at Jon &... Read More

Parade, Trick-or-Treating and More Halloween Events in Ocean City

Parade, Trick-or-Treating and More Halloween Events in Ocean City

Parade, Trick-or-Treating and More Halloween Events in Ocean City Ocean City’s Annual Welcome Night is Set for Wednesday Oct. 27 The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Welcome Night 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center at Sixth Street and Boardwalk. The free event offers residents a chance to meet and learn about Ocean City groups, businesses and organizations. Welcome Night is free to all attendees.  For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. Ocean City's Halloween Parade Ocean City’s 73rd annual Halloween Parade returns on Thursday (Oct. 28) and promises a great time for all. The event is a favorite on the fall calendar and features local children, families, bands, entertainers, businesses and organizations costumed for the occasion. The parade starts at 7:15... Read More

Boardwalk to Host Dog Day and Howl-O-Ween Parade

Boardwalk to Host Dog Day and Howl-O-Ween Parade

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 10/20/21 Boardwalk to Host Dog Day and Howl-O-Ween Parade Ocean City’s Halloween Events Continue Through Oct. 31 The dogs will get their day at a new event on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Saturday, Oct. 23. Dog Day and the Humane Society of Ocean City’s Howl-O-Ween Parade will invite dogs and their owners to enjoy a day of fun on the Boardwalk, where pets are prohibited during the rest of the year. Leashed dogs will be permitted on the Boardwalk from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23, and activities will include dog-specific vendors at the Ocean City Music Pier, photo-op stations and the Humane Society’s announcement of Ocean City’s “Pet of the Year.” The event will allow owners to shop for dog treats, order custom engraved dog tags,... Read More

Porsche Show and HERO Walk Highlight Weekend in Ocean City 

Porsche Show and HERO Walk Highlight Weekend in Ocean City 

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 10/13/2021 Porsche Show and HERO Walk Highlight Weekend in Ocean City  The Ocean City Boardwalk will be host to two major events this weekend: The Porsche Boardwalk Reunion on Saturday and the HERO Walk on Sunday. More than 350 Porsches of all models from 1954 to 2021 will be on display on the Ocean City Boardwalk between Fifth Street and 14th Street from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, as part of the Porsche Boardwalk Reunion. The Ocean City Music Pier will be host to various free tech sessions on Porsche-related topics. For more information, visit www.boardwalkreunion.org. The John R. Elliott HERO Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run on the Ocean City Boardwalk will take place on Sunday, October 17. The HERO Fun Run will take place at... Read More

Tickets on Sale for Pops Shows, Barry Williams to Visit OCNJ

Tickets on Sale for Pops Shows, Barry Williams to Visit OCNJ

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/25/21 Tickets on Sale for Pops Shows, Barry Williams to Visit OCNJ The Ocean City Pops orchestra is having a great season under new Artistic Director and Maestro Vince Lee, and there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy this local treasure. The lineup for the rest of the season includes something for every musical taste. • Symphony Night at the Pops II (August 25): The musicians of the Ocean City Pops take center stage as featured soloists. The orchestra will be at its virtuosic best as Maestro Vince Lee leads some of the greatest and most-beloved music in history. • Kimber Sprawl — Girl From the North Country (August 29): New Broadway sensation and dynamite performer Kimber Sprawl blew away critics and audiences alike with her powerful performance in... Read More

It’s a Pageant Week in OCNJ … for Humans and Hermit Crabs

It’s a Pageant Week in OCNJ … for Humans and Hermit Crabs

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 8/17/21 It’s a Pageant Week in Ocean City ... for Humans and Hermit Crabs Congratulations to our new Miss Ocean City, 19-year-old Maddyn Randazzo, who was crowned Saturday on the Ocean City Music Pier. Another week of pageantry in Ocean City includes the Miss Crustacean Beauty Pageant on Wednesday, the Little Miss Ocean City Pageant on Friday and the Junior Miss Ocean City Pageant on Saturday. The original beauty contest for crustaceans returns as an evening event this year. In an annual tradition, Ocean City celebrates the beauty of hermit crabs with contestants vying for the coveted Cucumber Rind Cup. All families, kids, businesses and organizations are invited to enter their crustacean in the competition on Wednesday, August 18. The pageant begins at 6 p.m. on the beach... Read More