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Girls Weekend 2020 in Downtown Ocean City, NJ

Girls Weekend 2020 is cancelled. It’s time to put yourself first! Girls Weekend Downtown on Asbury Avenue between 6th and 14th Streets will take place Friday-Sunday, April 3rd thru 5th!  A Fashion Show kick-off event will take place on Friday, April 3rd, 2020 at PLAAY located at 910 Asbury Avenue.  A limited number of tickets for the Fashion Show are available for $20 each and they can be purchased in person at the Route 52 Causeway Welcome Center, City Hall Information Center (9th & Asbury), Ta-Dah (1040 Asbury), 7th St. Surf Shop (720 Asbury), Making Waves (836 Asbury) & Sneaker Shop (704 Asbury) or by calling (609) 399-1412. (more…)... 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

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

2018 Holiday Events in Ocean City, NJ

2018 Holidays Events in Ocean City, NJ   NOVEMBER 17th - “Earlier than the Bird” DOWNTOWN Shopping Extravaganza – 8:00am – 12noon. Get out earlier than the bird and jump start your holiday shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving. Shop in your pajamas for early bird shopping specials.  Win gift certificates and prizes from Downtown Merchants and look for Santa! For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. NOVEMBER 17th & 18th – FREE Horse & Carriage Rides – 12noon – 3pm, in front of City Hall, 9th & Asbury Ave. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. NOVEMBER 22nd - 11th Annual Fast & Furriest 5k Turkey Trot - down the "beautiful" OC Boardwalk. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Ocean City. For more information call 609-398-9500 ext. 4 or visit NOVEMBER 23rd - Christmas in the Downtown –... Read More

Miss New Jersey Pageant Returns to Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/13/18 Pageant Week Starts with Boardwalk Parade on Wednesday The Miss New Jersey Pageant will be held in Ocean City for the 22nd consecutive year in 2018, and the pageant includes four days of events. The winner of the pageant will be crowned on Saturday evening (June 16) and move on the represent New Jersey in the Miss America Pageant on Sept. 5 to 9 in Atlantic City. The public can get a glimpse of all 28 Miss New Jersey contestants during a free parade that starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday (June 13) and proceeds from Sixth Street to 14th Street on the Ocean City Boardwalk. This year’s theme is “Women in History,” and the contestants will be dressed accordingly. In a longstanding pageant tradition, they also... Read More

Girls Weekend 2018 in Downtown Ocean City, NJ

It's time to put yourself first! Girls Weekend Downtown on Asbury Avenue between 6th and 14th Streets will take place on Saturday & Sunday, April 7th & 8th!  A Fashion Show kick-off event will take place on Friday, April 6th, 2018 at Glazed Over Studios & The Sneaker Shop located at 704 Asbury Avenue.  A limited number of tickets for the Fashion Show are available for $20 each and they can be purchased in person at the Roy Gillian Welcome Center, City Hall (9th & Asbury), Ta-Dah (1040 Asbury), 7th St. Surf Shop, & Sneaker Shop or by calling (609) 399-1412. Broadway star and Bergen County mom of two young children, Kelli Rabke, will be presenting her show “Defying Gravity”.  The show stars Rabke and she will weave tales of motherhood,... Read More

5 Tips for a Stress-Free Romantic Getaway

Ocean City, N.J., is home to beautiful beaches, a world-famous boardwalk, locally owned restaurants and exceptional shopping. Host to more than a million visitors during the peak summer season alone, this beautiful and quaint island has been attracting flocks of people for years. Known as a family-friendly resort locale, Ocean City is also the perfect place for a classy romantic getaway. A recent survey by the U.S. Travel Association revealed couples who travel together enjoy stronger and healthier relationships. In fact, 63 percent of respondents noted a vacation or weekend getaway was the most important way to spark romance. A romantic weekend in Ocean City, N.J., is just the thing to help couples recharge and grow closer. Boasting a natural backdrop of soothing sounds, stunning sunrises and sunsets, sparkling water and pristine... Read More

Top Celebrity Vacation Spots

Americans love celebrities. They’re glamorous. They wear the best clothes, drive the best cars, and eat at the best restaurants. They’re trend setters. When they start wearing floppy hats, we all rush out to get the same. When they decide that floppy hats aren’t in anymore, we donate ours to the thrift store. Vacation spots aren’t any different. Certain places get hot with the glitterati and all of a sudden we want to go there, too. Perhaps we’ll inadvertently rub elbows with the rich and famous. Or at least our friends will be green with envy as they scroll through our Instagram feeds. We know a thing or two about vacations, so we thought we would showcase celebrities’ favorite beaches. With summer rapidly approaching, now is the time to start thinking about... Read More

Historical Museum Offers Antique Appraisals

Ever wonder what that antique or collectible you have at home is worth? Well wonder no more. On Thurs., May 21, The Ocean City Historical Museum will offer professional appraisals of your treasures. Bruce Dooley and Bill Booth of Elwood Antiques, veteran appraisers, will be featured. The program starts at 6 p.m. in the Senior Auditorium of the Community Center, 18th and Simpson Ave. Items will be appraised for $5, with a limit of three per person. Participants will be admitted at 6 p.m. Others will be admitted free at 6:45 p.m. but will not be able to have items appraised. For information, contact the Museum (609) 399-1801. FLOWER SHOW PERENNIAL FAVORITE IN OCEAN CITY For 43 years the OCEAN CITY FLOWER SHOW has been a favorite event here. The exhibition was the idea... Read More