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Registration Open to Participate in Spring Events

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/14/19 Summer Concert Series Adds Richard Thompson With the arrival of spring a little more than a month away, Ocean City is planning a full calendar of special events. Registration is now open for vendors, contestants and participants as the 2019 season kicks off. March 30 - Sports Memorabilia Show: Collectors from the region will showcase sports cards and memorabilia at the Ocean City Music Pier. Vendors interested in participating can get more information from Lauren Sopko at lsopko@ocnj.us. April 6-7 - OC Con Comic Book & Memorabilia Show: Ocean City’s tribute to comics and memorabilia returns to the Music Pier. Registration is open to artists, vendors, cosplayers and “superhero” runners and obstacle course racers. Visit www.ocnjcon.com for complete information. April 13 - Doo Dah Parade: “I... Read More

Tickets Go On Sale Friday for Katherine Jenkins with the Ocean City Pops

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/6/19 One of Great Britain’s all-time favorite singers, Katherine Jenkins, will join the Ocean City Pops Orchestra for a special concert on August 11, and tickets go on sale starting at 9 a.m. Friday (Feb. 8). Jenkins was officially crowned the No.1 selling “Classical Music Artist of the Last 25 Years” by Classic FM. She made chart history when her last album, “Celebration,” became her 12th UK Classical No.1 album in 12 years. These record-breaking achievements cemented her position as the world’s most prolific artist in UK Classical chart history. Jenkins most recently released “Guiding Light,” her 13th and most personal album yet. For her, the new album represents the culmination of a deeply emotional journey that began when her beloved father, Selwyn, died and when she became a mother. It is an album... Read More

Tickets Go On Sale Friday for Mr. Mature Pageant, Broadway Series and Children’s Theater Shows

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/30/19 Lou Gramm of Foreigner Joins Summer Concert Series Even though the mercury is telling us otherwise this week, another exceptional season for Ocean City is approaching fast, and tickets go on sale starting Friday (Feb. 1) for a variety of great shows. Starting at 9 a.m. Friday, the box office will open for the Mr. Mature America Pageant featuring celebrity host Barbara Eden on April 13, Broadway musicals including “Mamma Mia” (July 9 to 12) and “Newsies” (August 6 to 9), and the Children’s Theater Series on the Ocean City Music Pier (five different shows on Tuesday mornings in July). Barbara Eden will emcee the Mr. Mature America Pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Eden starred in the iconic “I... Read More

Barbara Eden to Lead DooDah Parade and Host Mr. Mature America Pageant

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/23/19 Registration Now Open for Participants in Both Events Barbara Eden will be grand marshal for the 2019 Doo Dah Parade in Ocean City on April 13 and return that night to emcee the Mr. Mature America Pageant. Eden is one of America’s most endearing and enduring stars. Her iconic “I Dream of Jeannie” television series launched in 1965 and became an instant hit. The network series ran for five seasons (139 episodes) and has been airing on cable and in syndication for more than five decades. Her recently published memoir, “Jeannie Out of the Bottle,” became a New York Times bestseller. The autobiography chronicle’s Eden’s colorful life and remarkable Hollywood career. She remains busy, appearing in a kaleidoscope of professional and personal activities. Her talent and... Read More

Ocean City to Celebrate MLK Day With Ceremony and Citywide Cleanup

What's happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/16/19 Ocean City will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at two different events on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019: the Day of Service and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony and Soul Food Dinner. The ceremony, a long tradition in Ocean City, moves this year from its customary date on the Saturday before to the Monday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21. It will be held at noon at the Hughes Performing Arts Center of Ocean City High School. The ceremony brings the community together to remember King through words, song and dance. After the program, everybody is invited to a free soul food dinner in the high school cafeteria. The Rev. Gregory Johnson of Shiloh Baptist Church will bring back... Read More

Ocean City to Celebrate Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/9/19 Summer Concert Series Adds the Allman Betts Band Ocean City will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at two different events on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019: the Day of Service and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony and Soul Food Dinner. The ceremony, a long tradition in Ocean City, moves this year from its customary date on the Saturday before to the Monday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21. It will be held at noon at the Hughes Performing Arts Center of Ocean City High School. The ceremony brings the community together to remember King through words, song and dance. After the program, everybody is invited to a free soul food dinner in the high school cafeteria. The Rev. Gregory Johnson... Read More

Ocean City’s 2019 Calendar of Events Taking Shape

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/2/19 The shortest days of the year are behind us, and that means summer’s on the way. It’s not too early to think about planning for some fun in Ocean City this year. Here’s an early look at just a few key dates for 2019.

  • March 30: The SPORTS MEMORABILIA SHOW returns for a second year at the Ocean City Music Pier.
  • April 5 to 7: Downtown Asbury Avenue welcomes another GIRLS WEEKEND.
  • April 6 to 7: The OC-CON COMIC BOOK and MEMORABILIA SHOW moves back to April this year.
  • April 13: Humor and nostalgia join forces again as the DOO DAH PARADE and MATURE PAGEANT go off on a Saturday afternoon and evening.
  • April 13 and 20: Easter falls on April 21 this year and the GREAT EGG... Read More

Fun, Family and Fireworks for First Night in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/26/18 The Spinners and Other Great Entertainment Highlight Lineup The legendary Spinners will perform Grammy-nominated hits like “Working My Way Back to You” and “The Rubberband Man” in three shows at the Ocean City Music Pier. The Fabulous Greaseband will get the crowd dancing with three shows of their own at the Ocean City Civic Center. Families can swim at the Aquatic and Fitness Center, ice-skate on an outdoor rink, or skateboard at Ocean City’s new park while a DJ spins tunes. These are just a few of the 30 different shows and activities at 22 venues throughout town as Ocean City marks the 27th anniversary of its popular family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration this year on Dec. 31, 2018. The lineup includes entertainment to satisfy every taste and... Read More

Ocean City Plans Festive First Night Celebration

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/19/18 Admission Buttons for the Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve on Sale Now Ocean City marks the 27th 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 more than 30 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 Monday, Dec. 31. The First Day 5K starts at 1 p.m. and the First Plunge goes off at... Read More