Archive for Weekend Events

Ocean City to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Jan 17

Ocean City to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Jan 17

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/12/22 Ocean City to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day The annual ceremony and a Day of Service will be on Jan. 17  Ocean City will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.  The ceremony will start at 12 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. The event brings the community together to remember Dr. King through words, song and dance.   One of the highlights is always the recitation of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech by the Rev. Gregory Johnson. The event will be followed by a complimentary soul food buffet luncheon in the Music Pier solarium.   Three citizens will be honored with our Martin Luther King Community Services Awards. OCNJ CARE volunteer and benefactor Bill... Read More

Ocean City Announces 2022 Calendar of Events

Ocean City Announces 2022 Calendar of Events

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/5/22 Ocean City Announces 2022 Calendar of Events - Save the Dates for All Your Favorites Ocean City greeted the new year in style with spectacular First Night and First Day celebrations, and the city is planning a full calendar of special events for 2022. It’s not too early to start planning for family fun in the new year, including all of the biggest annual events. The city’s Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony will kick things off and bring the community together to honor Dr. King’s legacy on Monday, Jan. 17. The event will start at noon and move to the Ocean City Music Pier this year. The spring season opens with Girls Weekend from April 1 to April 3, and the OC Con Comic... Read More

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Ocean City

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Ocean City

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Ocean City - The Events Offer a Chance for the Entire Family to Celebrate Together What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/22/21 Ocean City’s popular New Year’s Eve event will return for the 29th time this year, and families throughout the region are ready to celebrate. First Night offers more than 70 entertainment programs at 20 different venues throughout town. The lineup includes entertainment and activities 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 First Plunge in the Atlantic Ocean. The headliner for First Night 2022 is the Grammy-winning group Tavares. Top hits from Tavares include “It... Read More

Admission Buttons on Sale for 2022 First Night – Celebrate New Year’s Eve With the Entire Family

Admission Buttons on Sale for 2022 First Night – Celebrate New Year’s Eve With the Entire Family

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/15/21 Admission Buttons on Sale for 2022 First Night - Celebrate New Year’s Eve With the Entire Family It’s not too early to think about making plans for a family-friendly New Year’s Eve in Ocean City. The popular non-alcoholic New Year’s Eve celebration features more than 70 entertainment programs at 20 different locations in Ocean City from 4 p.m. till 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31. A fireworks display rings in the New Year at midnight. All-inclusive admission buttons for Ocean City’s First Night celebration are on sale for $20. Purchase them online at firstnightocnj.com or by calling 609-399-6111. They are also available for purchase: At our City Hall Welcome Center at 861 Asbury Avenue (9th Street entrance): 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. At the Roy... Read More

Christmas Parade Returns on Friday Evening – Train Show at the Music Pier Highlights the Weekend

Christmas Parade Returns on Friday Evening – Train Show at the Music Pier Highlights the Weekend

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/1/21 Christmas Parade Returns on Friday Evening - Train Show at the Music Pier Highlights the Weekend Ocean City’s annual Christmas Parade travels down Asbury Avenue at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3. 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 more than 60 entries, including the Ocean City High School Marching Band, the Pleasantville High School Marching Band, and the Absegami High School Marching Braves. Characters from... Read More

Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Christmas on Black Friday

Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Christmas on Black Friday

Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Christmas on Black Friday Ocean City Pops Orchestra Performs Special Holiday Show on Saturday What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 11/24/21 Ocean City’s small-town version of “Black Friday” takes place on Friday, Nov. 26. The Christmas in the Downtown – “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue” – goes from noon 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

Downtown ‘Earlier Than the Bird’ Celebration Set for Saturday

Downtown ‘Earlier Than the Bird’ Celebration Set for Saturday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 11/17/21 Downtown ‘Earlier Than the Bird’ Celebration Set for Saturday Tickets on sale for 2022 Summer Concert Series Show The early forecast calls for clear weather on Saturday – ideal conditions to kick off the holiday season along downtown Asbury Avenue. In Ocean City, that means shopping in your pajamas for the Earlier Than the Bird celebration. The annual downtown shopping extravaganza takes place 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 20 – the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Anybody (pajama-clad or not) can take advantage of early-bird shopping specials at stores on Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 14th Street. But free turkeys will be awarded to the best-dressed, and shoppers can text in to win gift certificates and prizes from downtown merchants. Free coffee will be available at Jon &... Read More

Ocean City Welcomes Holidays With Winterfest by the Sea – Annual Veterans Day Ceremony Is Set for 11 a.m. Thursday

Ocean City Welcomes Holidays With Winterfest by the Sea – Annual Veterans Day Ceremony Is Set for 11 a.m. Thursday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 11/10/21 Ocean City Welcomes Holidays With Winterfest by the Sea Annual Veterans Day Ceremony Is Set for 11 a.m. Thursday Lights and seasonal decorations are going up throughout Ocean City this week as the city gets into the spirit of the holidays. The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will welcome the season with the second annual Winterfest by the Sea Holiday Shopping Extravaganza 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. The event will takes place inside the Ocean City Civic Center (Sixth Street and Boardwalk) this year. Winterfest features fine hand-crafted items and specialty food gifts for sale, along with activities for kids, including visits from Santa Claus and the Grinch. Free parking will be available in the adjacent municipal parking lot (entrance on Fifth Street).  For... Read More

Trail of Two Cities 5K and ‘Addams Family’ Coming Up

Trail of Two Cities 5K and ‘Addams Family’ Coming Up

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 11/3/21 Trail of Two Cities 5K and ‘Addams Family’ Coming Up The Trail of Two Cities 5-kilometer run/walk will be held for the 25th time on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. 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. Registration is open and long-sleeved race T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 400 to sign up. Online registration is at www.ocnj.us/race-events, and 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... Read More