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Earlier than the Bird 2022

Earlier than the Bird 2022

    NOVEMBER 19th – “Earlier than the Bird” DOWNTOWN Shopping Extravaganza – 8:00am – 12noon. Get out earlier than the bird and jump start your holiday shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving. Shop in your pajamas for early bird shopping specials.  Enter to win gift certificates and door prizes from Downtown Merchants while you shop over 100 unique stores.  Be sure to stop at Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar & Bistro and Ocean City Coffee Company,  for free coffee in the morning and head over to Drip N’ Scoop for a free standard donut!  A printed flyer of store specials will be available at Jon & Patty’s, Ocean City Coffee Co., and Drip N’ Scoop.  The best dressed shoppers will win free turkeys awarded by the Turkey Mascot!  Hang around from Noon-3pm for... 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 Downtown ‘Earlier Than the Bird’ Celebration Set for Saturday The early forecast calls for clear and cool 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. 19 – 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 & Patty’s (637 Asbury Avenue) and Ocean City Coffee... Read More

Trail of Two Cities 5K and ‘Zombie Prom’ Coming Up

Trail of Two Cities 5K and ‘Zombie Prom’ Coming Up

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 11/2/22 Trail of Two Cities 5K and ‘Zombie Prom’ Coming Up The Trail of Two Cities 5-kilometer run/walk will be held for the 26th time on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. The popular 5K (3.1-mile) race offers spectacular views over the length of a point-to-point course from Ocean City to Somers Point. The route travels the length of the Route 52 causeway in the lanes usually reserved for cars. Pre-registration fee is $25, and participants can sign up online until Wednesday, Nov. 2 at www.ocnj.us/race-events. Race-day registration runs at 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. at the Ocean City Transportation Center (10th Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City). The race starts there at 8 a.m. and finishes at Kennedy Park in Somers Point. Buses will be available at the finish... Read More

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

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

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY Parade, Trick-or-Treating and More Halloween Events in Ocean City Ocean City’s Annual Welcome Night is Set for Wednesday Ocean City’s 74th annual Halloween Parade will be held on Thursday (Oct. 27) 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 p.m. and proceeds down Asbury Avenue from Sixth Street to 11th Street. The event is sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club. Watching the parade is free – with great spots to catch all the action from either side of downtown Asbury Avenue. Late registration for participants in the parade will be available at a table staffed from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.... Read More

Howl-O-Ween Parade and Dog Day Return to Boardwalk on Saturday

Howl-O-Ween Parade and Dog Day Return to Boardwalk on Saturday

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY Howl-O-Ween Parade and Dog Day Return to Boardwalk on Saturday The second annual Howl-O-Ween Parade and Dog Day on Saturday, Oct. 22 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. 22, 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, shoot photos with Santa and much more. People are encouraged to dress themselves and their dogs in Halloween costumes for the Howl-O-Ween Parade at... Read More

Porsche Reunion and HERO Walk Highlight the Weekend

Porsche Reunion and HERO Walk Highlight the Weekend

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY Porsche Reunion and HERO Walk Highlight the Weekend 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 380 Porsches of all models from 1954 to 2021 will be on display on the Ocean City Boardwalk between Sixth Street and 14th Street from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 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 16. The HERO Fun Run will take place at 10 a.m.... Read More

Jeep Invasion & OC Half Marathon Set for the Weekend

Jeep Invasion & OC Half Marathon Set for the Weekend

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/28/22 Jeep Invasion and OCNJ Half Marathon Set for the Weekend Jeeps will be displayed on the Boardwalk on Saturday, and runners will take over on Sunday for two traditional events: the Fall New Jersey Jeep Invasion and the OCNJ Half Marathon. About 500 Jeeps will roll down the boardwalk on Saturday, Oct. 1 and remain on display in lines that stretch from Fifth Street to 14th Street. The Jeep Invasion runs from noon to 5 p.m. The event raises money for local charities, and trophies are awarded to the best Jeeps in various categories with trophies awarded at 4 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. The show also includes vendors displaying and selling accessories at the Music Pier. Visit njjpinvasion.com for more information. At the same... Read More

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/21/22 MS City to Shore Ride Set for the Weekend Thousands of cyclists will descend on Ocean City this weekend for the MS City to Shore Ride, a fall tradition in Ocean City that draws participants from across the nation. With riders raising millions of dollars each year for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the MS City to Shore Ride boasts that it is the best cycling experience on the East Coast. The annual bicycle trek will begin in Cherry Hill early on Saturday, Sept. 24, and finish at the parking lot at Fifth Street and Boardwalk in Ocean City -- with many of the riders staying overnight and returning the next day. Motorists should expect delays along a route that travels from the Route 52 causeway to... Read More

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/17/22 It’s a Pageant Week in Ocean City ... for Humans and Hermit Crabs Miss Crustacean, Little Miss Ocean City, Junior Miss Ocean City All to be Crowned Congratulations to our new Miss Ocean City, 17-year-old Ocean City High School senior Grace Oves, 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... Read More