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Fourth of July Events in Ocean City

Fourth of July Events in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/29/22 Fourth of July Events in Ocean City Fireworks will cap off Ocean City’s Fourth of July festivities at 9 p.m. Monday, July 4. The display will cap off a holiday weekend filled with family fun. The fireworks will be launched from a barge in the ocean near the Music Pier and will be best viewed from the beach and boardwalk between Fifth Street and 14th Street. A musical simulcast will be broadcast over the boardwalk PA system and available to stream online at www.ocnj.us. The fun starts on Wednesday (June 29) with the opening of the weekly Wacky Wednesday contests and the Farmer’s Market and will continue with a full schedule of special events through the summer. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 Ocean City’s “Wacky But Not Tacky” series of Wacky... Read More

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 6/15/22 Health & Wellness Expo and Unity Concert Highlight Weekend Farmers Market Opens for the Season on Wednesday   The Ocean City Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday will feature a special appearance by Robert Cheeke, an athlete and advocate for plant-based diets.   The free event includes fitness classes, speakers, health food vendors and a Kids Korner with activities and bike safety lessons from the Ocean City Police Department and sponsored by the Ocean City Free Public Library. The Expo is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18 at the Ocean City Music Pier.   Cheeke will be the guest speaker for a featured presentation at noon. He grew up on a farm in Corvallis, Oregon, where he adopted a vegan lifestyle in 1995 at age 15 – when he... Read More

Night in Venice to Celebrate 67th Anniversary on July 23

Night in Venice to Celebrate 67th Anniversary on July 23

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/8/22 Night in Venice to Celebrate 67th Anniversary on July 23   Night in Venice will return to Ocean City for the 67th time at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 23, and registration is now open to all boat and bayfront home owners who want to participate in this year’s celebration.   Plans are in the works, and the city will make an announcement about a special grand marshal later this week.   Another guest will be Jackie Evancho, who will be performing with the Ocean City Pops in a special concert 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Since she first dazzled television audiences at the age of 10 as a runner-up on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” Evancho has released a string of platinum and gold albums with sales... Read More

Ocean City to ‘Unlock the Ocean’ and Take a Plunge

Ocean City to ‘Unlock the Ocean’ and Take a Plunge

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/23/22 Ocean City to ‘Unlock the Ocean’ and Take a Plunge Tickets for Sept. 1 Lee Greenwood and Pops Concert Go on Sale Thursday In a long-standing Ocean City tradition, city officials will turn a ceremonial wooden key to officially “unlock the ocean” for the season at noon Friday, May 27. The free public event provides an early start to Memorial Day Weekend and welcomes a long-awaited summer. Reigning Miss New Jersey Alyssa Sullivan will sing the national anthem. The “Unlocking of the Ocean” includes a newer tradition: The march of fully clothed business persons into the chilly Atlantic Ocean for the first swim of the summer (to the strains of an Ocean City High School band playing “Pomp and Circumstance”). Everybody is invited to participate in the... Read More

Bacon Brothers to Join 2022 Summer Concert Series

Bacon Brothers to Join 2022 Summer Concert Series

Bacon Brothers to Join 2022 Summer Concert Series What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/18/22 After performing to packed houses at the Music Pier in 2016 and 2018, the Bacon Brothers – Michael and Kevin Bacon – will return Ocean City for a Summer Concert Series show on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Tickets for the show go on sale Thursday. The Philadelphia natives’ brand of bluesy rock is the perfect soundtrack for a summer night. Most people know Kevin Bacon from an acting career that includes more than 80 film credits. But he and his brother have been devoted to making music from an early age, and they have produced 10 albums together, including their most recent, “The Way We Love,” in 2020. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ocean City... Read More

Weekend Features Martin Z. Mollusk Day, Janis Ian Concert and Modern Muscle Car Invasion

Weekend Features Martin Z. Mollusk Day, Janis Ian Concert and Modern Muscle Car Invasion

What's Happening in OCNJ 5/4/22 Weekend Features Martin Z. Mollusk Day, Janis Ian Concert and Modern Muscle Car Invasion Ocean City’s hermit-crab mascot will seek his shadow in a local version of Groundhog Day at 11 a.m. Friday, May 6, on the beach at Ninth Street. Martin Z. Mollusk has successfully predicted an early summer every year for more than four decades (sometimes, of course, with the creative use of flashlights by his handlers). Everybody is invited to join the fun as we collectively jump-start the long-awaited arrival of summer. Special guest host will be meteorologist “Nor’easter” Nick Pittman. Martin Z. Mollusk will instruct Nor’easter Nick, who had the audacity to name himself after a common coastal storm, on the proper methods of weather forecasting and on the absence of inclement weather in... Read More

Sports Memorabilia Show Features Charlie Manuel and Seth Joyner

Sports Memorabilia Show Features Charlie Manuel and Seth Joyner

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 4/27/22 Sports Memorabilia Show Features Charlie Manuel and Seth Joyner Former Philadelphia Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel and former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Seth Joyner will be part of the fourth annual Sports Memorabilia Show on Saturday, April 30 at the Ocean City Music Pier, and they will greet fans and lead Q&A sessions as part of the event. Manuel managed the Phillies from 2005 to 2013 and led the team to a World Series title in 2008 and five consecutive National League East titles from 2007 to 2011. He has been a player and coach in Major League Baseball for more than 40 years. Joyner was a Pro Bowl linebacker and fan favorite with the Eagles during a career that extended in Philadelphia from 1986 to 1993 and... Read More

Ocean City Celebrates Easter With Annual Egg Hunt, Sunrise Service and Fashion Stroll

Ocean City Celebrates Easter With Annual Egg Hunt, Sunrise Service and Fashion Stroll

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 4/13/22 Ocean City Celebrates Easter With Egg Hunt, Sunrise Service and Fashion Stroll   A full calendar of spring events continues on Easter Weekend in Ocean City with a free egg hunt on the Boardwalk, a sunrise service on the Ocean City Music Pier, and a piano concert and fashion stroll outside the Ocean City Music Pier.   The second of two Great Egg Hunts will take place on the boardwalk on Saturday, April 16. Participating merchants will invite children up to age 7 to visit stores with their families to collect eggs filled with treats and surprises. The event will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or while supplies last. Flyers will direct families to participating stores. Rain date is April 17.   All are welcome to join a... Read More

Doo Dah Parade and Great Egg Hunt on Saturday in Ocean City

Doo Dah Parade and Great Egg Hunt on Saturday in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 4/6/22 Doo Dah Parade and Great Egg Hunt on Saturday in Ocean City   Philadelphia Flyers legends Jimmy and Joe Watson will be grand marshals for the 2022 Doo Dah Parade in Ocean City on Saturday (April 9).   The brothers were both part of the Broad Street Bullies team that won two Stanley Cup titles in the 1970s, and they are both members of the Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame. They still live in the Philadelphia area and are a lot of fun when they’re together. They will be available for free photographs and autographs after the parade at the Ocean City Music Pier on the Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace.   The Doo Dah Parade is Ocean City’s season-opening celebration of all things humorous. The procession features marching bands, floats... Read More