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‘Smash’ and ‘Wicked’ Star to Open 2018 Ocean City Pops Season

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/20/18

Farmers Market and Wacky Wednesdays start on June 27

Tickets are on sale now for the season-opening performance of the Ocean City Pops featuring Megan Hilty. The show is at 7:30 p.m. July 2 at the Ocean City Music Pier.

Hilty is famous for her portrayal of Ivy Lynn in NBC’s musical drama “Smash.” A native of Seattle, Hilty moved to New York City after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University and quickly made her Broadway debut as Glinda in “Wicked.”  She went on to perform the role in both the national tour and in Los Angeles. She followed up the series with a starring role on the NBC comedy “Sean Saves the World.”

Hilty received critical acclaim for her role of... Read More

It’s Always Sunny on Martin Z. Mollusk Day

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/9/18 Tickets for 2018 Ocean City Pops Season Go on Sale Saturday Ocean City’s hermit-crab mascot seeks his shadow in a local version of Groundhog Day at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 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). Special guest for Martin Z. Mollusk Day will be former Philadelphia Eagles long-snapper Jon Dorenbos, who has impressed the world with his magic performances. Dorenbos may have a few tricks up his sleeve for all those who will be cheering for an early summer. Saturday morning’s program will include a musical performance by the Ocean City Intermediate School Choir and the presence... Read More

New Sports Memorabilia Show This Weekend Features Four Members of Eagles’ Super Bowl Team

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 4/25/18 Four members of the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles will greet fans as part of the new Sports Memorabilia & Collection Show on Saturday and Sunday at the Ocean City Music Pier. Running back Corey Clement, Pro Bowl guard Brandon Brooks, tight end Brent Celek and linebacker Mychal Kendricks will be part of the show. Brooks and Celek will be featured in a motorcade down the Ocean City Boardwalk from Sixth Street to 14th Street at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Clement will be available to sign autographs and pose for photos at 1 p.m. April 28 and 1 p.m. April 29. Brooks and Celek will be available at 1:45 p.m. April 28. Kendricks is slotted for 2 p.m. April 29. Tickets for these sessions... Read More

It’s Girls Weekend in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 4/4/18 The Event Showcases Downtown Ocean City and Features Miss America and Broadway Star Kelli Rabke The third annual Girls Weekend from Friday to Sunday (April 6 to 8) will showcase all that Ocean City’s downtown retail district has to offer and provide a great reason to escape to the shore early in the season. This year, the event will feature appearances by reigning Miss America Cara Mund and a show by Broadway star Kelli Rabke. Mund will join Ocean City Special Events Coordinator Michael Hartman in hosting the popular Girls Weekend Fashion Show on Friday, April 6. She also will appear at a special free meet-and-greet event on Sunday, April 8. The first woman from North Dakota ever to become Miss America, Mund is a graduate of Brown... Read More

Miss America to Join Fun on Girls Weekend

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/20/18 Cara Mund will co-host a Fashion Show on April 6 and meet fans on April 8 in Ocean City The reigning Miss America will visit Ocean City on April 6 to 8. Cara Mund will help open and close the third annual Girls Weekend. Mund will join Ocean City Special Events Coordinator Michael Hartman in hosting the popular Girls Weekend Fashion Show on Friday, April 6. She will appear at a special meet-and-greet event on Sunday, April 8. The first woman from North Dakota ever to become Miss America, Mund is a graduate of Brown University with a degree in business, entrepreneurship and organizations. In her new role, she advocates for women’s education, empowerment and leadership. She serves as the national goodwill ambassador for the Children’s Miracle... Read More

Jon Dorenbos to Return to Ocean City on May 12

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/14/18

Former Philadelphia Eagles star will perform a magic show and participate in Martin Z. Mollusk Day

Former Philadelphia Eagles long-snapper Jon Dorenbos will return to the Ocean City Music Pier on May 12 with a show that mixes his mind-blowing magic talents with inspirational stories. Dorenbos performed a sold-out show in Ocean City last spring with tickets selling out in just a few days. The NFL star’s career ended before the last season when doctors discovered an aortic aneurysm and performed immediate open-heart surgery. Though he had been traded to the New Orleans Saints, the Eagles gave him a Super Bowl ring in honor of his dedication to Philadelphia. The show is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at the Music Pier. Tickets are $45,... Read More

Ocean City Seeks Contestants for Mr. Mature America Pageant

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/7/18 Registration is also open for Doo Dah Parade participants Entries are open for contestants in the Mr. Mature America Pageant on April 14. Mr. Mature celebrates the achievements of men 55 years and older. The pageant, now in its fifth year, mixes talent, good looks and self-deprecating humor. The Ocean City Music Pier crowd is raucous and appreciative as the contestants ham it up on stage, competing in talent, poise and interview segments. If you have what it takes to be the world’s next “Mr. Mature” (or if you can talk somebody into it), complete the online entry form available at www.ocnj.us/mrmature or call Michael Hartman at 609-525-9284 for more information. Deadline for sign-ups is March 14. The event is the first and only pageant of its... Read More

Get Ready for Easter, Girls Weekend and Mr. Mature

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/28/18 Events feature shows with Kelli Rabke and Erik Estrada Ocean City’s non-stop 2018 special events schedule kicks into high gear at the end of the month, starting with Easter Weekend events (March 31-April 1), Girls Weekend (April 6 to 8) and the annual Doo Dah Parade and Mr. Mature America Pageant (April 14). Start planning now to visit Ocean City for these three great spring events. Tickets go on sale Thursday (March 1) for a Girls Weekend show (on April 7) titled “Defying Gravity” that features Broadway star Kelli Rabke. Ticket sales also open March 1 for the Mr. Mature America Pageant (on April 14) with celebrity host Erik Estrada. Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111, or stop by the City Hall Welcome Center or the Roy... Read More

Jackie Evancho to Join Ocean City Pops on July 29 At 10, Evancho took second on ‘America’s Got Talent’

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/21/18 Tickets go on sale March 1 for a special Ocean City Pops performance on July 29 featuring the remarkable vocal talents of Jackie Evancho. The young singer first dazzled American television audiences at the age of 10 – gaining global recognition with her debut on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” She finished as runner-up in that competition and has continued to make history with achievements that include: youngest solo platinum artist, youngest Top 5 debut artist ever in the United Kingdom, youngest person to give solo concert at the Lincoln Center and the highest-ranking debut artist of 2010. All six of Evancho’s albums have hit No. 1 on the Billboard Classical chart. She will perform with the Ocean City Pops orchestra 7:30 p.m. July 29 at the... Read More