Archive for Weekend Events

Ocean City Block Party Table Sales Set for the Weekend

Ocean City Block Party Table Sales Set for the Weekend

Downtown and Boardwalk merchants are throwing a party. “The Best of O.C.” will be on display for this weekend’s Ocean City Block Party Table Sales. The event will not include the outside crafters and vendors that highlight the traditional Spring Block Party, but store owners will display their local merchandise on tables set up outside their storefronts and offer discounts and specials.   The table sales will be open throughout the weekend of May 1 and 2. The forecasts for the weekend call for sunny and warm weather, so it’s a great chance to get down to the shore and enjoy all that Ocean City has to offer.   In Ocean City’s own take on Groundhog Day, our crustacean mascot will seek his shadow on Martin Z. Mollusk Day (Saturday, May 8) to see... Read More

Table Sales and Sports Memorabilia Show Highlight Weekend in OCNJ

Table Sales and Sports Memorabilia Show Highlight Weekend in OCNJ

Downtown and Boardwalk merchants are looking forward to outdoor table sales throughout the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25. They will display their local merchandise on tables set up outside their storefronts and offer discounts and specials. They will set up again for the weekend of May 1 and 2, when they also will hold a Virtual Spring Block Party with online deals. Vendors with merchandise and collector’s items representing a variety of sports and teams will be on the Ocean City Music Pier on Saturday, April 24 for the annual Sports Memorabilia Show. The show runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This modified event will be vendor-specific and will not include the autograph signings by sports heroes that fans have come to love in past events. Capacity limits, mask... Read More

Ocean City Gets Ready For Another Season

Ocean City Gets Ready For Another Season

The forecast for the weekend looks sunny, and Ocean City is gearing up for another great season. Boardwalk and downtown shops, amusements and restaurants are open. Discounted beach tags are on sale at locations throughout town, and the streets are coming back to life.   Ocean City Spring Block Party is keeping it local this year! Local Merchants in Downtown OCNJ and Ocean City Boardwalk will be having table sales Saturday & Sunday, April 24th & 25th and Saturday & Sunday May 1st & 2nd! Join us in our Block Party celebration and supporting our local merchants!   The Mr. Mature America Pageant had been tentatively scheduled for this weekend, and it’s not too early to start preparing for the rescheduled date on Sept. 12, 2021. This event celebrates the achievements of men 55... Read More

Easter Bunny to Tour Ocean City on Saturday

Easter Bunny to Tour Ocean City on Saturday

The Ocean City Fire Department will help the Easter Bunny greet children throughout Ocean City on Saturday, April 3. The Easter Bunny will ride atop a fire engine leaving from the station at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue at about 10 a.m. and finishing at City Hall on Asbury Avenue at about 12:30 p.m.   Anybody can see his planned route through town by clicking here. Families can track his progress in real time by downloading the official Ocean City Vacation app (look for the blue OCNJ icon). Anybody with the app will receive notifications with a link to a map that will follow the Easter Bunny’s trip through town.   Weekend events will continue Saturday afternoon (April 3) with the Great Egg Hunt. The traditional beach event moves up onto the boardwalk this... Read More

Ocean City Announces Events Schedule Through April

Ocean City Announces Events Schedule Through April

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/25/2021 Ocean City is planning to open the 2021 season with a number of safe events for families. “We’re looking forward to the return of as many events as possible this year, but health and safety will always be our top priority,” Mayor Jay Gillian said. “We may not be able to hold all of them, and some may look different. Every event that happens will fully comply with the most current public health guidelines.” As the recovery from the pandemic continues, look for further announcements on events throughout the year. The Great Egg Hunt (March 27): The traditional beach event moves up onto the boardwalk this year. Participating merchants will invite children up to age 7 to visit stores with their families to collect eggs filled... Read More

OCNJ Announces Winterfest Gift & Craft Market

OCNJ Announces Winterfest Gift & Craft Market

Get in the spirit of the island! An inaugural Ocean City Winterfest event has been set for Friday, November 13th, 12pm-5pm, and Saturday, November 14th, 9am-5pm, on the Ocean City High School field located at 6th and the Boardwalk.   Ocean City Winterfest will be a high-end holiday shopping spectacular where guests can safely enjoy the magic of the season at an outdoor holiday market. Winterfest will feature your favorite local businesses and restaurants along with many local crafters. Jump start all your holiday gift giving needs at this “one stop” shopping event.   “Ocean City, NJ shines year round. During the holidays, the island takes on a whole new light. We have a beautifully decorated Downtown and Boardwalk and there is a wintery sense of excitement everywhere you look. 2020 has been a... Read More

NJ Health Benefits Premium Tax – Urgent Action Needed!

NJ Health Benefits Premium Tax – Urgent Action Needed!

Businesses in New Jersey could face higher health insurance premiums under legislation introduced July 6 that would impose a new state tax on fully insured health insurance premiums. Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce opposes the bill.   S-2676 (Vitale, D-19) / A-4389 (McKeon, D-27), would impose a new 2.75% state excise tax on fully insured health insurance premiums for health benefits plans, MEWAs and dental and vision coverage. The bill is similar to a health insurance tax Gov. Phil Murphy proposed in his original FY 2021 budget proposal, which he put forth before the pandemic began in the U.S.   Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce opposes the bill because it will increase healthcare costs for employers who have been struggling for years to continue to provide healthcare coverage to their employees despite... Read More

Show us Your Mask! Ocean City Scavenger Hunt Encourages Social Distancing and Mask Wearing

Show us Your Mask! Ocean City Scavenger Hunt Encourages Social Distancing and Mask Wearing

Ocean City encourages families to have fun while social distancing on the island. New for 2020, the Chamber has developed an Ocean City Scavenger Hunt to encourage people to explore the island and discover new places, all while maintaining a safe social distance from others and wearing a mask. “This new fun family oriented scavenger hunt will have people racing to solve the clue and post on social media, to win fun Ocean City, NJ prizes”, says Michele Gillian, Executive Director of Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce “We are making it as contactless as possible”. Each week, a new clue will be posted on Facebook and Instagram. Participants need to like, share, and comment on the post, decipher the clue, go to the location in the clue, take their picture at... Read More

Ocean City Businesses Open!

Ocean City Businesses Open!

On a regular basis we are updating our list of businesses that are open during the coronavirus outbreak. We are sharing this information through: Social media posts OceanCityVacation.com Blast e-mails Blog posts Let us help promote your business! Click here for a list of businesses open in OCNJ!... Read More