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2018 Holiday Events in Ocean City, NJ

2018 Holiday Events in Ocean City, NJ

2018 Holidays Events in Ocean City, NJ   NOVEMBER 17th - “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.  Win gift certificates and prizes from Downtown Merchants and look for Santa! For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. NOVEMBER 17th & 18th – FREE Horse & Carriage Rides – 12noon – 3pm, in front of City Hall, 9th & Asbury Ave. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. NOVEMBER 22nd - 11th Annual Fast & Furriest 5k Turkey Trot - down the "beautiful" OC Boardwalk. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Ocean City. For more information call 609-398-9500 ext. 4 or visit www.hsocnj.org NOVEMBER 23rd - Christmas in the Downtown –... Read More

Trail of Two Cities and Quiet Festival This Weekend

Trail of Two Cities and Quiet Festival This Weekend

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 10/31/18 Tickets Still Available for Nov. 24 Jackie Evancho Holiday Concert The Trail of Two Cities 5-kilometer run/walk will be held for the 23rd time on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. 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. Registration is open and long-sleeved race T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 500 to sign up. Pre-registration fee is $25, and participants can sign up online until Oct. 31 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... Read More

Ocean City Celebrates Halloween

Ocean City Celebrates Halloween

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 10/24/18 Admission Buttons on Sale Now for First Night 2019 Ocean City rolls into late October on Thursday (Oct. 25) with its 71st annual Halloween Parade. 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. Thursday 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, of course, 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. on parade night at Sixth Street and... Read More

HERO Walk and Porsche Show This Weekend in Ocean City

HERO Walk and Porsche Show This Weekend in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 10/17/18 Admission Buttons on Sale Now for First Night 2019 The Ocean City Boardwalk will be host to two major events this weekend – one a local tradition and the other a first-time event for Ocean City. The John R. Elliott HERO Walk and 5K Run on the Ocean City Boardwalk will take place on Sunday, October 21. A professionally timed 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) run begins at 9:30 a.m. and the HERO Walk starts at 11 a.m. Hero ceremonies are at 10:30 a.m. The event raises awareness of the importance of sober designated drivers. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center at Sixth Street and the Boardwalk. For more information, visit www.HeroWalkRun.org or call 609-626-3880 or 609-233-4787. Vintage (1948-1965) 356 series Porsche... Read More

Chili Chowder Fest Highlights the Weekend in Ocean City

Chili Chowder Fest Highlights the Weekend in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 10/10/18 Fire Department Moves Its Community Open House to Friday Ocean City restaurateurs will be cooking up their favorite recipes for the third annual Chili Chowder Fest 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Ocean City Music Pier. The feast features a wide variety of chilis and chowders and is set up under the roof of the Music Pier loggia with great ocean views. A DJ and kids’ activities will add to the fun. For the second year in a row, Ocean City firefighters will have their own Chili Cook Off with proceeds benefitting the Ocean City Fire Foundation. Admission ($15 for adults and $5 for children) is good for unlimited samples. Wrist bands can be purchased at the door or in advance at Randazzo’s, Varsity... Read More

Fall Block Party and Fireworks Go Off on Saturday

Fall Block Party and Fireworks Go Off on Saturday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 10/3/18 Indian Summer Weekend Is an Annual Highlight in Ocean City A stretch of clear fall weather is expected to continue through the weekend, and that will provide ideal conditions for Ocean City’s premier autumn event: the Fall Block Party. More than 400 crafters, food vendors and entertainers will line a mile of downtown Asbury Avenue between Fifth Street and 14th Street on Saturday, Oct. 6. The Block Party helps draw tens of thousands of people to Ocean City for Columbus Day Weekend. The event runs rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entertainers and bands will perform at various spots along the Avenue between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Just a few of the perennial favorites include the Tidal Wave Band (at 10th Street)... Read More

Cyclists and Runners Take Over for the Weekend

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

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 favorite rainy day activities to try if Mother Nature rains out... Read More