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OC Christmas Parade Returns Friday Evening

OC Christmas Parade Returns Friday Evening

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 11/30/22 OC Christmas Parade Returns on Friday Music Pier Hosts Train Show on Saturday and Sunday Ocean City’s annual Christmas Parade travels down Asbury Avenue at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. Lights, garland, wreaths and bows adorn “The Avenue” for the season, and the parade will bring a variety of bands, floats and other entries to add a little warmth to the winter. The event gives spectators time to shop and dine on downtown Asbury Avenue before and after the 6 p.m. start time. The parade starts at Sixth Street and proceeds to 11th Street. This year’s parade will feature 75 entries, including the Ocean City High School Marching Band, the Interboro High School Marching Band (of Prospect Park, Pa.), and the Absegami High School Marching Braves. Characters from “Frozen,”... Read More

Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Family Christmas on Black Friday

Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Family Christmas on Black Friday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 11/23/22 Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Christmas on Black Friday Ocean City Pops Orchestra Performs Special Holiday Show on Saturday Ocean City’s small-town version of “Black Friday” takes place on Friday, Nov. 25. Christmas in the Downtown – “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue” – goes from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature carolers and performers along downtown Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 14th Street. Downtown stores will offer discount shopping for gifts, and many Asbury Avenue restaurants will be open. Free horse-and-carriage rides will be available noon to 3 p.m. with boarding at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue. Santa will visit with children 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Mark Soifer Park (Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue). Entertainment and Christmas carols will begin at 4 p.m.... Read More

‘Winterfest by the Sea’ Kicks Off Holiday Season in Ocean City

‘Winterfest by the Sea’ Kicks Off Holiday Season in Ocean City

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY ‘Winterfest by the Sea’ Kicks Off Holiday Season in Ocean City The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will present the third annual Winterfest by the Sea Holiday Shopping Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Ocean City Civic Center (Sixth Street and Boardwalk). The event offers a great opportunity to kick off the holiday season at the shore. Fine hand-crafted items and specialty food gifts from local vendors will be available for purchase, and word has it that Santa Claus himself will be strolling through the event. Free parking will be available in the adjacent municipal parking lot (entrance on Fifth Street).  For more information, call 609-399-1412 VETERANS DAY CEREMONY ON FRIDAY Ocean City’s annual Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Friday,... Read More

Trail of Two Cities 5K and ‘Zombie Prom’ Coming Up

Trail of Two Cities 5K and ‘Zombie Prom’ Coming Up

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY Trail of Two Cities 5K and ‘Zombie Prom’ Coming Up The Trail of Two Cities 5-kilometer run/walk will be held for the 26th time on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. The popular 5K (3.1-mile) race offers spectacular views over the length of a point-to-point course from Ocean City to Somers Point. The route travels the length of the Route 52 causeway in the lanes usually reserved for cars.  Pre-registration fee is $25, and participants can sign up online until Wednesday, Nov. 2 at www.ocnj.us/race-events.  Race-day registration runs at 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. at the Ocean City Transportation Center (10th Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City). The race starts there at 8 a.m. and finishes at Kennedy Park in Somers Point. Buses will be available at the finish... Read More

Trail of Two Cities 5K and ‘Zombie Prom’ Coming Up

Trail of Two Cities 5K and ‘Zombie Prom’ Coming Up

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 11/2/22 Trail of Two Cities 5K and ‘Zombie Prom’ Coming Up The Trail of Two Cities 5-kilometer run/walk will be held for the 26th time on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. The popular 5K (3.1-mile) race offers spectacular views over the length of a point-to-point course from Ocean City to Somers Point. The route travels the length of the Route 52 causeway in the lanes usually reserved for cars. Pre-registration fee is $25, and participants can sign up online until Wednesday, Nov. 2 at www.ocnj.us/race-events. Race-day registration runs at 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. at the Ocean City Transportation Center (10th Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City). The race starts there at 8 a.m. and finishes at Kennedy Park in Somers Point. Buses will be available at the finish... Read More

Jeep Invasion & OC Half Marathon Set for the Weekend

Jeep Invasion & OC Half Marathon Set for the Weekend

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/28/22 Jeep Invasion and OCNJ Half Marathon Set for the Weekend Jeeps will be displayed on the Boardwalk on Saturday, and runners will take over on Sunday for two traditional events: the Fall New Jersey Jeep Invasion and the OCNJ Half Marathon. About 500 Jeeps will roll down the boardwalk on Saturday, Oct. 1 and remain on display in lines that stretch from Fifth Street to 14th Street. The Jeep Invasion runs from noon to 5 p.m. The event raises money for local charities, and trophies are awarded to the best Jeeps in various categories with trophies awarded at 4 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. The show also includes vendors displaying and selling accessories at the Music Pier. Visit njjpinvasion.com for more information. At the same... Read More

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/21/22 MS City to Shore Ride Set for the Weekend Thousands of cyclists will descend on Ocean City this weekend for the MS City to Shore Ride, a fall tradition in Ocean City that draws participants from across the nation. With riders raising millions of dollars each year for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the MS City to Shore Ride boasts that it is the best cycling experience on the East Coast. The annual bicycle trek will begin in Cherry Hill early on Saturday, Sept. 24, and finish at the parking lot at Fifth Street and Boardwalk in Ocean City -- with many of the riders staying overnight and returning the next day. Motorists should expect delays along a route that travels from the Route 52 causeway to... Read More

Ocean City Air Shows Fly Into Town This Weekend

Ocean City Air Shows Fly Into Town This Weekend

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/14/22 Ocean City Air Shows Fly Into Town This Weekend All eyes will turn to the sky for Ocean City’s Air Show Weekend on Sept. 17 and 18. All events are free to attend. The celebration starts with the Ocean City Airport Festival on Saturday (Sept. 17) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival features a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from warbirds to helicopters. The event will feature a parachute jump from Team Fastrax, “America’s Skydiving Team.” It also will include food, music, classic cars and kids’ activities. The skydiving team will perform at the Airport Festival at 12 p.m., depending on wind and weather conditions. The half-mile “Runway Run” will return and is open to all ages. It offers a chance for anybody to... Read More

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/7/22 Car Shows and Pops Concert Highlight Ocean City Weekend Street rods and other classic cars will be on display on the Ocean City Boardwalk during the annual Street Rod Show on Saturday, Sept. 10. Street rods are classic cars (1992 or older) modified with modern parts. On Sunday, Sept. 11, it will be all Corvettes taking the spotlight. On Saturday, classic cars and street rods will be displayed in the municipal parking lot at Fifth Street and Boardwalk from 8 a.m. to noon and will then proceed to the Ocean City Boardwalk to be displayed until 4 p.m. An awards ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 10) in front of the Music Pier (at Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace). Registration to participate is still... Read More