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Registration for Ocean City Race Events Opens Feb. 1

Registration for Ocean City Race Events Opens Feb. 1

What's Happening in Ocean City: Registration for Ocean City Race Events Opens Feb. 1 Sign up for Running, Walking and Triathlon Events If your New Year’s resolution includes getting back in shape, why not set a goal by registering for one of Ocean City’s 2023 race events? From the early-spring OC-CON Super Hero Run through the popular fall OCNJ Half Marathon and Trail of Two Cities, the city’s Recreation Department sponsors a series of races that feature spectacular views of the ocean, bay and boardwalk. Registration for all events opens on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The 2023 schedule is as follows: • OC CON Super Hero Run & Kids Obstacle Course (March 25, 2023): The annual OC-Con Comic Book and Memorabilia Show features a one-mile boardwalk run for costumed “superheroes” and an obstacle course race... Read More

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Ocean City

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/28/2022 Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Ocean City The Events Offer a Chance for the Entire Family to Celebrate Together Ocean City’s popular New Year’s Eve event will return for the 30th time this year, and families throughout the region are ready to celebrate. First Night offers 40 different shows and activities at 23 different venues throughout town. The lineup includes entertainment to satisfy every taste and age group. A fireworks display rings in the new year at midnight. The fun continues on New Year’s Day with a 5-kilometer run on the Boardwalk and the First Plunge in the Atlantic Ocean. Spend “Saturday in the Park” and catch “Saturday Night Fever” at the Music Pier on Saturday, Dec. 31 as the Music Pier features... Read More

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Ocean City

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/21/22 Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Ocean City The Events Offer a Chance for the Entire Family to Celebrate Together  Ocean City’s popular New Year’s Eve event will return for the 30th time this year, and families throughout the region are ready to celebrate. First Night offers 40 different shows and activities at 23 different venues throughout town. The lineup includes entertainment to satisfy every taste and age group. A fireworks display rings in the new year at midnight. The fun continues on New Year’s Day with a 5-kilometer run on the Boardwalk and the First Plunge in the Atlantic Ocean. Spend “Saturday in the Park” and catch “Saturday Night Fever” at the Music Pier on Saturday, Dec. 31 as the Music Pier... Read More

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 12/14/22 Theatre Company Stages ‘Holiday Spectacular’ Admission Buttons on Sale for First Night Ocean City The Ocean City Music Pier stage will light up with the sights and sounds of the season as the Ocean City Theatre Company presents four performances of its 2022 Holiday Spectacular this weekend. Tickets are on sale now for the annual show. A cast of professional singers and dancers will present a high-energy, family-oriented song-and-dance tribute to the holidays. This year's production features new musical numbers, including a Christmas-at-the-beach section, an explosive gospel song, and a Broadway tap Winter Wonderland finale. Performances will be: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec 18 The production will be staged at the Music Pier (Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk) with free parking nearby.... Read More

Admission Buttons on Sale for First Night Ocean City

Admission Buttons on Sale for First Night Ocean City

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 12/7/22 Admission Buttons on Sale for First Night Ocean City Theatre Company Youth Perform ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ Come celebrate a family-friendly New Year's Eve in Ocean City, N.J. First Night offers more than 70 opportunities to catch 30 different shows and activities at 21 venues throughout town. You will find entertainment that satisfies every taste and age group.  First Night was founded 30 years ago and modeled after an alcohol-free New Year's Eve celebration in Boston that marked the nation's bicentennial in 1976. The first celebration in Ocean City included 25 entertainment acts at five different locations with about 800 people attending. While other First Night events have faded, Ocean City's has only grown more popular with families making it an annual tradition for a safe New Year's Eve.... Read More

OC Christmas Parade Returns Friday Evening

OC Christmas Parade Returns Friday Evening

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 11/30/22 OC Christmas Parade Returns on Friday Music Pier Hosts Train Show on Saturday and Sunday Ocean City’s annual Christmas Parade travels down Asbury Avenue at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. Lights, garland, wreaths and bows adorn “The Avenue” for the season, and the parade will bring a variety of bands, floats and other entries to add a little warmth to the winter. The event gives spectators time to shop and dine on downtown Asbury Avenue before and after the 6 p.m. start time. The parade starts at Sixth Street and proceeds to 11th Street. This year’s parade will feature 75 entries, including the Ocean City High School Marching Band, the Interboro High School Marching Band (of Prospect Park, Pa.), and the Absegami High School Marching Braves. Characters from “Frozen,”... Read More

Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Family Christmas on Black Friday

Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Family Christmas on Black Friday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 11/23/22 Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Christmas on Black Friday Ocean City Pops Orchestra Performs Special Holiday Show on Saturday Ocean City’s small-town version of “Black Friday” takes place on Friday, Nov. 25. Christmas in the Downtown – “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue” – goes from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature carolers and performers along downtown Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 14th Street. Downtown stores will offer discount shopping for gifts, and many Asbury Avenue restaurants will be open. Free horse-and-carriage rides will be available noon to 3 p.m. with boarding at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue. Santa will visit with children 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Mark Soifer Park (Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue). Entertainment and Christmas carols will begin at 4 p.m.... Read More

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