Archive for Holiday Events

Ocean City Pops to Perform Free Outdoor Concert on July 3

Ocean City Pops to Perform Free Outdoor Concert on July 3

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 6/16/21 Ocean City Pops to Perform Free Outdoor Concert on July 3 As part of a festive Fourth of July weekend, the Ocean City Pops will perform a free outdoor concert at 7:30 p.m. on July 3 at Carey Stadium. The legendary local orchestra will perform patriotic classics and audience favorites in honor of our nation’s birthday. The concert at Carey Stadium is a first for the Ocean City Pops, and it will give people of all ages a chance to hear the Pops, perhaps for the first time. Bring a beach chair or blanket to sit on the field, and there will be seating available in the bleachers. Carey Stadium is behind Ocean City High School between the beach blocks of Fifth Street and Sixth Street The... Read More

Ocean City Oopens Season With Unlocking of the Ocean and Business Person’s Plunge

Ocean City Oopens Season With Unlocking of the Ocean and Business Person’s Plunge

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 5/26/21 Ocean City Opens Season With Unlocking of the Ocean and Business Person’s Plunge   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 28. The free public event provides an early start to Memorial Day Weekend and welcomes a long-awaited summer.   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 Business Persons Plunge. It’s a chance to get some exposure for your business or organization or just to start Memorial Day... Read More

Ocean City Flower Show to Go Virtual Again for 2021

Ocean City Flower Show to Go Virtual Again for 2021

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/18/21 A 48-year-old tradition will continue virtually this year as the annual Ocean City Flower Show presented by the Garden Club of Ocean City will highlight floral creations and garden displays via photographs submitted by enthusiasts of all ages and levels. Here is your chance to show off your home gardens and flower arrangements. Individual flowers, container gardening, flower gardens, vegetable gardens, house plants, and door wreaths are all welcome. As long the plants are living, they will be accepted. Submit your photos to events@ocnj.us and we will feature a few of our favorite submissions via the Ocean City Music Pier Facebook Page @MusicPier. The submission deadline is June 1 and we will post the featured selections on June 3 and 4. There is no theme, but... Read More

Registration Now Open for 2021 Night in Venice

Registration Now Open for 2021 Night in Venice

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/12/21   Night in Venice will return to Ocean City for the 66th time at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 2021. Registration is now open to all boat and bayfront home owners who want to participate in this year’s celebration.   The optional theme will be “Honoring Our Heroes,” a salute to all those who helped us get through the year. Participants are also encouraged to use last year’s planned “Olympics” theme. A fireworks display will light up the bay and cap off the festivities.   The boat parade and decorated bayfront home contest provide a chance to be part of the highlight of the summer season in Ocean City. Thousands of spectators line the bayfront, and thousands more attend private parties at homes along the route from the Ocean... Read More

Easter Bunny to Tour Ocean City on Saturday

Easter Bunny to Tour Ocean City on Saturday

The Ocean City Fire Department will help the Easter Bunny greet children throughout Ocean City on Saturday, April 3. The Easter Bunny will ride atop a fire engine leaving from the station at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue at about 10 a.m. and finishing at City Hall on Asbury Avenue at about 12:30 p.m.   Anybody can see his planned route through town by clicking here. Families can track his progress in real time by downloading the official Ocean City Vacation app (look for the blue OCNJ icon). Anybody with the app will receive notifications with a link to a map that will follow the Easter Bunny’s trip through town.   Weekend events will continue Saturday afternoon (April 3) with the Great Egg Hunt. The traditional beach event moves up onto the boardwalk this... Read More

Ocean City Announces Events Schedule Through April

Ocean City Announces Events Schedule Through April

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/25/2021 Ocean City is planning to open the 2021 season with a number of safe events for families. “We’re looking forward to the return of as many events as possible this year, but health and safety will always be our top priority,” Mayor Jay Gillian said. “We may not be able to hold all of them, and some may look different. Every event that happens will fully comply with the most current public health guidelines.” As the recovery from the pandemic continues, look for further announcements on events throughout the year. The Great Egg Hunt (March 27): The traditional beach event moves up onto the boardwalk this year. Participating merchants will invite children up to age 7 to visit stores with their families to collect eggs filled... Read More

OCNJ Announces Winterfest Gift & Craft Market

OCNJ Announces Winterfest Gift & Craft Market

Get in the spirit of the island! An inaugural Ocean City Winterfest event has been set for Friday, November 13th, 12pm-5pm, and Saturday, November 14th, 9am-5pm, on the Ocean City High School field located at 6th and the Boardwalk.   Ocean City Winterfest will be a high-end holiday shopping spectacular where guests can safely enjoy the magic of the season at an outdoor holiday market. Winterfest will feature your favorite local businesses and restaurants along with many local crafters. Jump start all your holiday gift giving needs at this “one stop” shopping event.   “Ocean City, NJ shines year round. During the holidays, the island takes on a whole new light. We have a beautifully decorated Downtown and Boardwalk and there is a wintery sense of excitement everywhere you look. 2020 has been a... Read More

Types of Fish Caught in Ocean City, NJ, and How to Cook Them

Types of Fish Caught in Ocean City, NJ, and How to Cook Them

Out of all the fun family activities in Ocean City, NJ, one thing that tops a lot of people's lists is spending the day relaxing and fishing from a pier, boat or beach. Atlantic coastal waters are full of different fish, no matter the season. Fishing together is a great bonding experience, and you can use it as an opportunity to teach your children more about the world around them. The best part? At the end of the day, you can cook your catch for an easy, satisfying dinner. Read on to learn more about what types of fish you can catch in Ocean City, NJ, and how to cook them.   Table of Contents Types of Fish You Can Catch Types of Fishing You Can Do in Ocean City, NJ How... Read More

NJ Health Benefits Premium Tax – Urgent Action Needed!

NJ Health Benefits Premium Tax – Urgent Action Needed!

Businesses in New Jersey could face higher health insurance premiums under legislation introduced July 6 that would impose a new state tax on fully insured health insurance premiums. Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce opposes the bill.   S-2676 (Vitale, D-19) / A-4389 (McKeon, D-27), would impose a new 2.75% state excise tax on fully insured health insurance premiums for health benefits plans, MEWAs and dental and vision coverage. The bill is similar to a health insurance tax Gov. Phil Murphy proposed in his original FY 2021 budget proposal, which he put forth before the pandemic began in the U.S.   Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce opposes the bill because it will increase healthcare costs for employers who have been struggling for years to continue to provide healthcare coverage to their employees despite... Read More