Archive for Holiday Events

Night in Venice to Celebrate 65th Anniversary on July 13 – Chubby Checker, Kate Flannery, Patina Miller to Join in the Fun

What's Happening in OCNJ 5/15/19 Plans for a festive 65th anniversary celebration of Ocean City’s premier summer event, Night in Venice, are in the works. Tickets for Night in Venice weekend shows go on sale Thursday (May 16), and registration for participating boats and waterfront homes is open. The boat parade and decorated bayfront home contest are a highlight of the season in Ocean City. Thousands of spectators line the bay, and thousands more attend private parties at homes along the route from the Ocean City-Longport Bridge to Tennessee Avenue. A fireworks display caps off the bayfront festivities at the conclusion of the parade. The parade this year starts at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. The “Celebrate! 65 Years of Night in Venice” theme is optional but offers a chance to reminisce about... Read More

Martin Z. Mollusk Day and ‘Ballroom With a Twist’ This Weekend in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/8/19 Ocean City’s hermit-crab mascot will seek his shadow in a local version of Groundhog Day at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 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 will the long-awaited arrival of summer. Special guests for Martin Z. Mollusk Day will be “Dancing With the Stars” professionals Emma Slater and Tristan MacManus, who will return to the Ocean City Music Pier at 7:30 p.m. Saturday for a high-energy dance and hit-songs show titled “Ballroom With a Twist.” Saturday morning’s program also will include the debut of Mollie Mollusk,... Read More

Spring Block Party on Saturday in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/1/19 Ocean City’s premier early-season event, the Spring Block Party, returns on Saturday, May 4. The street festival features more than 350 crafters, food vendors, musicians and kids’ activities stretched out over a mile of downtown Asbury Avenue between Fifth Street and 14th Street. The roadway is closed to all vehicle traffic for the event. The block party runs rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. More than 100 downtown stores will be open for business and have table sales out front. Pony rides for children will be available 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle (Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue). Entertainment along the Avenue will include the Tidal Wave Band, the Pennsport String Band and a... Read More

Tickets for 2019 Ocean City Pops Season on Sale Thursday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 4/24/19 Weekend Brings Beach Sweeps and Table Sales Tickets for all shows in the 2019 Ocean City Pops season will go on sale starting at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 25. Now in its 91st season, the local orchestra will share the stage this summer with a wide array of musical talents. The lineup promises something for fans of every kind of music. Tickets will be available at, by calling 609-399-6111, or in-person at the City Hall Welcome Center, the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway, the 46th Street Welcome Center and at the Ocean City Music Pier Welcome Center on weekends (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). The season will include performances with special themes ranging from Broadway songs and full musicals, to patriotic classics,... Read More

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

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 4/17/19 A full calendar of spring events continues on Easter Weekend in Ocean City with a free egg hunt on the beach, a sunrise service on the Ocean City Music Pier, and a piano concert and fashion stroll on the boardwalk. The second of two massive GREAT EGG HUNTS on the beach between 11th and 14th streets is set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday (April 20). The free event invites children ages 7 and under to search for 100,000 eggs scattered in the sand and stuffed with candy and items from local merchants. Separate areas are set up for different groups: 2-and-unders (11th Street), 3-year-olds (11th Street), 4- and 5-year-olds (12th Street), 6- and 7-year-olds (13th Street), and special-needs children (14th Street). The event is sponsored by... Read More

Doo Dah Parade, Egg Hunt and Mr. Mature Pageant on Saturday in Ocean City

Barbara Eden will be grand marshal for the 2019 Doo Dah Parade in Ocean City on Saturday (April 13) and return that night to emcee the Mr. Mature America Pageant. Eden is one of America’s most endearing and enduring stars. Her iconic “I Dream of Jeannie” television series launched in 1965 and became an instant hit. The network series ran for five seasons (139 episodes) and has been airing on cable and in syndication for more than five decades. Her recently published memoir, “Jeannie Out of the Bottle,” became a New York Times bestseller. The autobiography chronicle’s Eden’s colorful life and remarkable Hollywood career. Her 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... Read More

LeVar Burton to Highlight OC-Con, Girls Weekend Returns to Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 4/3/19 Two major events take center stage in Ocean City this weekend. “Star Trek,” “Roots” and “Reading Rainbow” icon LeVar Burton will be special guest at the OC-Con Comic Book and Memorabilia Festival on Saturday and Sunday (April 6 and 7) at the Ocean City Music Pier. Girls Weekend will showcase all that Ocean City’s downtown retail district has to offer and provide a great reason to escape to the shore Friday through Sunday (April 5 to 7). Now in its fourth year, the OC-CON FESTIVAL returns to early spring after being held in June last year. Burton, a star in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” will be a special guest for both days. Tickets are on sale now for exclusive photo and autograph sessions. Visit... Read More

Darren Sproles and Matt Stairs to Highlight Sports Memorabilia Show on Saturday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/27/19 Two players who helped bring championship rings to Philadelphia will be part of the second annual Sports Memorabilia Show on Saturday (March 30) at the Ocean City Music Pier. Philadelphia Eagles star Darren Sproles and former Phillies slugger Matt Stairs will greet fans and lead Q&A sessions at the show. The show will features vendors and table sales dedicated to athletes, fans and collectors. It also will include interactive sporting activities for kids. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for the show is $7 for adults and $3 for 12-and-unders with tickets available at the door. Admission includes a free Q&A session with Sproles (11 a.m.) and with Stairs (2 p.m.) Sproles is one of the NFL’s career leaders in all-purpose yards. Though... Read More

New Acts Added to the 2019 Summer Concert Series at OC Music Pier

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/22/19 From Broadway to Rock & Roll, the spectacular sounds coming from the Ocean City Music Pier this summer will cover a wide range of genres. BROADWAY ON THE OC BOARDWALK X On June 26th at 7:30 p.m., Broadway will truly come to the Boardwalk as professional performers appearing in the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company's 2019 Summer Season take to the stage to bring Broadway favorites to life. The 10th edition of “Broadway on the Ocean City Boardwalk will welcome "home" two Broadway stars who got their professional start with the Ocean City Theatre Company. Nicholas Edwards was seen in OCTC's productions of “Swing” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”  Currently, he is appearing on Broadway in the hit musical, “Frozen!” Nicholas was also seen in... Read More