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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

Spring Block Party Set for Saturday in Ocean City

Spring Block Party Set for Saturday in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/11/22 One of Ocean City’s premier events – the Spring Block Party – will go off rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. More than 350 crafters, food vendors and entertainers will line a mile of downtown Asbury Avenue between Fifth Street and 14th Street. The Block Party helps draw tens of thousands of people to Ocean City for a pre-summer weekend of fun. Entertainers and bands will perform at various spots along the Avenue between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Just a few of the perennial favorites include Chad Juros (creating balloon animals at 5th Street), Big Daddy (at 6th Street), the Robert Boney Band (7th Street), and Keith Hickman (at 14th Street). Pony rides for children will be... 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

Girls Weekend and OC-CON Return to Ocean City

Girls Weekend and OC-CON Return to Ocean City

What's Happening Girls Weekend and OC-CON Return to Ocean City Two major events this weekend will help kick off a full schedule of family fun for Ocean City in 2022. Reigning Miss New Jersey Alyssa Sullivan will emcee the April 1 Fashion Show that opens Girls Weekend, and the celebration will continue through Sunday, April 3 with shopping and dining specials, accommodations packages, wellness classes, craft projects and more at various locations throughout Ocean City’s downtown. A special appearance by “Red Dead Redemption II” actor and voice actor Roger Clark will be just one of the highlights of OC-CON 2022 on Saturday and Sunday (April 2-3) at the Ocean City Music Pier. OC-Con features meet-the-artist sessions, discussion panels, costume contests, and the display and sale of comic books and memorabilia. Show hours will be 10... Read More

Girls Weekend 2022 in Downtown Ocean City, NJ

Girls Weekend 2022 in Downtown Ocean City, NJ

Girls Weekend 2022 The 2022 Fashion Show is SOLD OUT!! The Fashion Show Kick Off returns on Friday April 1, 2022 at its new location, the Ocean City Yacht Club, located at 100 Bay Road.  Tickets are $25 each and include refreshments and lite fare!  Tickets are limited so do not wait and purchase them today!  Tickets can be purchase in-person at The Route 52 Causeway Welcome Center, the City Hall Welcome Center, Ta-Dah (1040 Asbury Avenue), Bowfish Kids (956 Asbury Avenue), Making Waves (836 Asbury Ave) and 7th Street Surf Shop (720 Asbury Avenue).  Tickets can also be purchased online by click the BUY NOW button below.  Online tickets can be picked up at the Route 52 Causeway Welcome Center or they can be picked up at the event the day... Read More