Archive for Family Vacations

It’s Girls Weekend in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 4/4/18 The Event Showcases Downtown Ocean City and Features Miss America and Broadway Star Kelli Rabke The third annual Girls Weekend from Friday to Sunday (April 6 to 8) will showcase all that Ocean City’s downtown retail district has to offer and provide a great reason to escape to the shore early in the season. This year, the event will feature appearances by reigning Miss America Cara Mund and a show by Broadway star Kelli Rabke. Mund will join Ocean City Special Events Coordinator Michael Hartman in hosting the popular Girls Weekend Fashion Show on Friday, April 6. She also will appear at a special free meet-and-greet event on Sunday, April 8. The first woman from North Dakota ever to become Miss America, Mund is a graduate of Brown... Read More

Easter Events Mark Start of Season in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/28/18 Egg Hunt, Sunrise Service and Fashion Promenade Scheduled Ocean City’s Easter Fashion Promenade takes place with judging at 1 p.m. Sunday (April 1) in front of the Ocean City Music Pier on the boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace. The annual event pays tribute to an era when families showed off their finery during strolls on the boardwalk. Anybody is welcome to enter the free event, and no advance registration is required. Awards will be given the following age categories: newborn-to-2, 3-to-5, 6-to-8 and 9-to-12 (everybody wins in these categories). Other divisions include: Best Dressed Teen Male, Best Dressed Teen Female, Best Dressed Gentleman, Best Dressed Woman, Best Dressed Couple, Most Unusual Bonnet, Best Easter Bonnet and Best Dressed Family. The Philly Keys will return to Ocean City with... Read More

Miss America to Join Fun on Girls Weekend

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/20/18 Cara Mund will co-host a Fashion Show on April 6 and meet fans on April 8 in Ocean City The reigning Miss America will visit Ocean City on April 6 to 8. Cara Mund will help open and close the third annual Girls Weekend. Mund will join Ocean City Special Events Coordinator Michael Hartman in hosting the popular Girls Weekend Fashion Show on Friday, April 6. She will appear at a special meet-and-greet event on Sunday, April 8. The first woman from North Dakota ever to become Miss America, Mund is a graduate of Brown University with a degree in business, entrepreneurship and organizations. In her new role, she advocates for women’s education, empowerment and leadership. She serves as the national goodwill ambassador for the Children’s Miracle... Read More

Jon Dorenbos to Return to Ocean City on May 12

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/14/18 Former Philadelphia Eagles star will perform a magic show and participate in Martin Z. Mollusk Day Former Philadelphia Eagles long-snapper Jon Dorenbos will return to the Ocean City Music Pier on May 12 with a show that mixes his mind-blowing magic talents with inspirational stories. Dorenbos performed a sold-out show in Ocean City last spring with tickets selling out in just a few days. The NFL star’s career ended before the last season when doctors discovered an aortic aneurysm and performed immediate open-heart surgery. Though he had been traded to the New Orleans Saints, the Eagles gave him a Super Bowl ring in honor of his dedication to Philadelphia. The show is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at the Music Pier. Tickets are $45, $35 and... Read More

Ocean City Seeks Contestants for Mr. Mature America Pageant

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/7/18 Registration is also open for Doo Dah Parade participants Entries are open for contestants in the Mr. Mature America Pageant on April 14. Mr. Mature celebrates the achievements of men 55 years and older. The pageant, now in its fifth year, mixes talent, good looks and self-deprecating humor. The Ocean City Music Pier crowd is raucous and appreciative as the contestants ham it up on stage, competing in talent, poise and interview segments. If you have what it takes to be the world’s next “Mr. Mature” (or if you can talk somebody into it), complete the online entry form available at or call Michael Hartman at 609-525-9284 for more information. Deadline for sign-ups is March 14. The event is the first and only pageant of its kind... Read More

Tips for Staying Healthy While on a Beach Vacation

It’s easy to leave your healthy eating habits and good lifestyles at home when all you can think about is your summer getaway. Easy enough for you to forget about your diet and soak up the seafood buffets and evening ice cream on the boardwalk. Beach vacations are all about relaxation and taking a deep breath away from your daily routine of exercise and diet, right? But when you eat one too many deep fried food items and drink a few more margaritas than expected, you may be arriving home with several unwanted extra pounds. Sure, it’s a time to unwind next to the pool and indulge in the amenities, but it doesn’t mean you have to get rid of your good habits altogether. Trying to eat the right foods and stay... Read More

Get Ready for Easter, Girls Weekend and Mr. Mature

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/28/18 Events feature shows with Kelli Rabke and Erik Estrada Ocean City’s non-stop 2018 special events schedule kicks into high gear at the end of the month, starting with Easter Weekend events (March 31-April 1), Girls Weekend (April 6 to 8) and the annual Doo Dah Parade and Mr. Mature America Pageant (April 14). Start planning now to visit Ocean City for these three great spring events. Tickets go on sale Thursday (March 1) for a Girls Weekend show (on April 7) titled “Defying Gravity” that features Broadway star Kelli Rabke. Ticket sales also open March 1 for the Mr. Mature America Pageant (on April 14) with celebrity host Erik Estrada. Visit, call 609-399-6111, or stop by the City Hall Welcome Center or the Roy Gillian... Read More

Jackie Evancho to Join Ocean City Pops on July 29 At 10, Evancho took second on ‘America’s Got Talent’

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/21/18 Tickets go on sale March 1 for a special Ocean City Pops performance on July 29 featuring the remarkable vocal talents of Jackie Evancho. The young singer first dazzled American television audiences at the age of 10 – gaining global recognition with her debut on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” She finished as runner-up in that competition and has continued to make history with achievements that include: youngest solo platinum artist, youngest Top 5 debut artist ever in the United Kingdom, youngest person to give solo concert at the Lincoln Center and the highest-ranking debut artist of 2010. All six of Evancho’s albums have hit No. 1 on the Billboard Classical chart. She will perform with the Ocean City Pops orchestra 7:30 p.m. July 29 at the... Read More

Erik Estrada to Lead DooDah Parade and Host Mr. Mature America Pageant

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/14/18  Registration Now Open for Participants in Both Events Erik Estrada will be grand marshal for the 2018 Doo Dah Parade in Ocean City on April 14 and return that night to emcee the Mr. Mature America Pageant. Estrada first captured the hearts of millions of fans worldwide in his six-year run as highway patrol officer Frank Poncherello in the TV series "CHiPs." He has also appeared in numerous other television and motion picture roles, including the new "Armed and Famous" reality series on CBS. His talent and charm will be a perfect fit for Ocean City’s pageant, which mixes self-deprecating humor with nostalgia and talent in a tribute to men ages 55 and older. Estrada will host the fifth annual event and conduct on-stage interviews with... Read More