Archive for Holiday Events

‘Market Madness’ to Offer an Early Sample of Summer

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/5/2020 Ocean City Businesses Team Up for One-Day Sale at the Flanders Boardwalk and downtown merchants in Ocean City will offer discounts on favorite local merchandise, goods and attractions at a new event planned for Saturday, March 7. “Market Madness” will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic Flanders Hotel (11th Street and Boardwalk). The one-day sale will feature select merchandise, goods and offers from 40 Ocean City vendors. The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, Boardwalk Merchants Association and Downtown Merchants Association are planning the event as an early-season attraction for Ocean City and a chance to preview what will be on the shelves this summer. Participating Stores will include: 7th Street Surf Shop, Liberty Escape Room, Air Circus Kite Shop, Making Waves, Ben... Read More

Night in Venice Announces Olympic Theme for 2020 Parade

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/26/2020 Registration Open for Participating Boats and HomesPlans for the 66th annual edition of Ocean City’s premier summer event, Night in Venice, are in the works, and registration for participating boats and waterfront homes is now open. The parade this year starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020. This year’s theme – “The Olympics: Go for the Gold” – will be a nod to the Olympic Games. The theme is entirely optional but offers a chance to pay tribute to more than 120 years of competition among athletes from more than 200 nations. The 2020 Summer Games will run July 24 through Aug. 9 in Tokyo. The boat parade and decorated home contest are a highlight of the season in Ocean City. Thousands of spectators... Read More

Now it the Time to Plan for 2020 Fun in Ocean City, NJ

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/5/2020 Now is the Time to Plan for 2020 Fun in Ocean City, NJ Punxsutawney Phil just predicted an early spring, and we have a sneaking suspicion (based on his unblemished record) that Martin Z. Mollusk will predict an early summer when he seeks his shadow on May 9. That all means it’s time to get planning for another great year of fun in Ocean City. Reserve your spots now to make sure you don’t miss out on these great events. A season of non-stop special events will kick into high gear on April 3 with the start of the three-day Girls Weekend. The Flanders Hotel, Port-O-Call, Biscayne Suites, Northwood Inn, Ocean City Mansion and Inn the Gardens Bed-and-Breakfast are taking reservations for special package deals, and... Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Events Set for Monday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/15/2020 All Invited to Join Day of Service and Attend Annual MLK Ceremony Ocean City will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at two different events on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020: the Day of Service and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony and Soul Food Dinner. The ceremony, a long tradition in Ocean City, will be held at noon at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center of Ocean City High School. It brings the community together to remember King through words, song and dance. After the program, everybody is invited to a free soul food dinner in the high school cafeteria. Assemblyman-elect Antwan McClellan, Joseph Pratt, Georgina Shanley, Brittany Battle, Takiya Wilson and Joshua Baker will be honored with Martin Luther King... Read More

Five Shows in Summer Concert Series Announced

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/8/2020 Tickets on Sale for Marshall Tucker Band, Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie, Killer Queen, Straight No Chaser and Get The Led Out Ocean City’s popular Summer Concert Series on the Music Pier is already taking shape, and tickets are on sale now for five different shows. The series brings popular rock and contemporary music acts to the stage on Monday nights throughout the summer. Ticket sales are open for the following shows:

  • Get The Led Out: A perennial favorite tribute to Led Zeppelin. 7 p.m. Monday, June 22. Tickets
  • Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie: Two folk legends share the stage in Ocean City. 7 p.m. Monday, June 29. Tickets
  • Killer Queen: The premier Queen tribute featuring Patrick Myers as Freddie Mercury. 7 p.m.... Read More

2020 Guide to First Night and First Day in Ocean City

2020 Guide to First Night and First Day in Ocean City WHAT: Ocean City marks the 28th anniversary of its popular family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration this year, and as many as 10,000 are expected to attend. First Night offers more than 70 opportunities to catch 35 different shows and activities at 22 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 wildly popular First Plunge in the Atlantic Ocean. WHEN: First Night events run 4 p.m. to midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. The First Day 5K starts at 1 p.m. and the First Plunge goes off at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan.... Read More

Holiday Events in Ocean City Continue Through ‘First Day’

What's Happening in OCNJ 12/17/19 Ocean City will continue to roll out the red carpet for residents and visitors with a variety of events through Christmas, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Ocean City Theatre Company will give three more performances of "Lights, Camera Christmas: the 2019 Holiday Spectacular" at the Ocean City Music Pier. Purchase at, by calling 609-399-6111, or in-person at the City Hall Welcome Center (9th Street and Asbury Avenue) or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center (on the causeway leading to Ninth Street). Saturday and Sunday will provide the last opportunities for children to visit with Santa Claus before he heads back to the North Pole to get ready for the big day. He will meet with families during Breakfast With Santa 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.... Read More

Theatre Company Stages ‘Holiday Spectacular’ and ‘Frozen JR’

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/11/19 Life Saving Station to Host Events on the Wreck of the Sindia The Ocean City Music Pier stage will light up with the sights and sounds of the season as the Ocean City Theatre Company gives five performances of “Lights, Camera Christmas: the 2019 Holiday Spectacular” over the next two weekends. Tickets are on sale now for the annual holiday show. The cast of professional singers and dancers will present a family–oriented, song-and-dance tribute to the holidays, directed and choreographed by Elizabeth Worley, Brendan Maly and Michael Hartman. Through dazzling costumes, familiar songs, special guests, toe-tapping numbers and special effects, this extravaganza will kindle the holiday spirit. Performances will be:

  • 7:30 pm Friday, Dec. 13
  • 2:00 pm Saturday, Dec. 14
  • 7:30 pm Friday, Dec. 20
  • 7:30 pm Saturday, Dec... Read More

Downtown Ocean City Hosts Christmas Parade on Friday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/4/19 Full Schedule of Holiday Events Continues Throughout December Ocean City’s annual Christmas Parade travels down Asbury Avenue at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. 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 more than 65 entries, including the Ocean City High School Band, the Interboro Middle and High School Band, the Pitman High School Band, Absegami High School Band and Wildwood Middle School and High School Band.... Read More