Archive for Family Activities

Cyclists and Runners Take Over for the Weekend

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/26/18 Ocean City Hosts MS City to Shore Ride and OCNJ Half Marathon Thousands of bicyclists and runners will descend upon Ocean City this weekend for two annual traditions: the MS City to Shore Ride on Saturday and the OCNJ Half Marathon on Sunday. With 7,000 cyclists raising $5.6 million, the MS City to Shore Ride boasts that it is the best cycling experience on the East Coast. The ride will end in Ocean City on Saturday, Sept. 29. The annual bicycle trek begins in Cherry Hill and finishes at the parking lot at Fifth Street and Boardwalk with many of the riders staying overnight and returning the next day. The event is a fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Motorists should expect delays along a route... Read More

Ocean City Boardwalk Welcomes Walk for Wounded and Corvette Show

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/19/18 More than 450 Corvettes will take over the Ocean City Boardwalk on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual Corvette Show includes a range of models dating back to Corvette’s first in 1953 and extending to the present. The show is one of the largest on the East Coast, and the line of vehicles will cover the boardwalk from Sixth Street to 14th Street. Due to the popularity of the event, it is now closed to new registrations. An awards ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. in front of the Ocean City Music Pier (between Eighth Street and Ninth Street). The Ocean City Humane Society also will have a display in front of the Music Pier. Volunteers will be selling... Read More

Rainy Day Beach Activities

Rainy Day Beach Activities


As soon as warm weather rolls around, everyone starts dreaming about sunny beach vacations and long days spent on the sand. But what do you do if you finally get to the shore and the sun is nowhere in sight? Even with the best planning, unpredictable weather along the coast may leave your family caught in the rain during your beach vacation. But don't despair, there are plenty of fun ways to enjoy a rainy day and make the most of your beach vacation despite the weather.

These rainy day beach activities will keep your family entertained for hours and remind you there can be so much more to your vacation than sand and waves. Here are 18 of our... Read More

It’s Air Show Weekend in Ocean City, NJ

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/12/18 All eyes will turn to the sky for Ocean City’s Air Show Weekend on Sept. 15 and 16. All events are free to attend. The celebration starts with the Ocean City Airport Festival on Saturday (Sept. 15) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival features a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II to the present. The event will feature a parachute jump from Team Fastrax, “America’s Skydiving Team.” It also will include food, music, classic cars and kids’ activities, including the Ocean City Board of Realtors’ popular Bubble Mania. The skydiving team will perform at the Airport Festival at some time after noon, depending on wind and weather conditions. The new half-mile “Runway Run” will return and is open to all... Read More

Weekend Brings Street Rods and Doo Wop to Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/4/18 The September fun in Ocean City continues with Street Rod Weekend and with a pair of Ocean City Pops shows featuring cast members of the Tony Award-winning sensation “Jersey Boys.” Street rods and other classic cars will be on display during the annual Street Rod Weekend Sept. 7 and 8. Street rods are classic cars (1988 or older) modified with modern parts. Friday evening (Sept. 7) will feature a sock-hop party on the grounds of the Tabernacle, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with dancing, barbecued food for sale, family fun, bubble-gum-blowing and hula hoop contests. On Saturday (Sept. 8), cars will be displayed at the Tabernacle grounds from 8 a.m. to noon and will then proceed to the Ocean City Boardwalk to be... Read More

Action Packed Activities in OCNJ through First Night!

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/29/18 Special events continue uninterrupted through the year and some of the best weather is still on the way! Downtown Market Days (Aug. 30) brings entertainment and kids’ activities to Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 11th Street on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Family Night (Aug. 30)provides bands and other performers on the Boardwalk from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The weekly Farmers Market will be open Sept. 5 with fresh produce and local crafts available from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle (between Fifth Street and Sixth Street along Asbury Avenue). The Ocean City Pops 2018 season continues with two concerts this week. Join the Ocean City Pops for ‘The Lighter Side’ on Aug. 29, an evening of light orchestral works from a wide variety... Read More

Top 10 Things to Do in Ocean City, NJ

Top 10 Things to Do in Ocean City NJ The skies are blue, the sun is shining and the temperatures on the thermometer are slowly creeping up. Spring is finally here. And that can only mean one thing — summer is right around the corner. Have you planned your summer vacation yet? Whether you're looking for a week-long beach stay or you're in the market for a quick weekend adventure, Ocean City, New Jersey is teeming with options. Dubbed the number one family vacation spot by the Travel Channel, Ocean City is a one-of-a-kind seaside destination you won't want to miss. What makes it unique? Besides offering an extensive list of family-friendly activities stretching along our eight miles of sandy beaches, we strive... Read More

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

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/15/18 Miss Crustacean, Little Miss Ocean City, Junior Miss Ocean City All to be Crowned Congratulations to our new Miss Ocean City, 19-year-old Megan Keenan, 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 15. The pageant begins at 6 p.m. on... Read More

How to Build a Sandcastle

No trip to the beach would be complete without some time spent constructing a sand castle. Although it’s a fun ocean-side pastime, there are some tried-and-true tips to ensure your creation stands tall and looks pristine, whether or not you’re a master sandcastle builder. (more…)... Read More