Archive for Weekend Events

Pops, Pink Floyd and Pie-Eating on Tap in Ocean City

Pops, Pink Floyd and Pie-Eating on Tap in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 7/6/21 The summer fun continues in Ocean City during a week of events for everybody in the family. The Ocean City Pops performed an exceptional free concert at Carey Stadium on Saturday in honor of our nation’s birthday, and a whole new audience got to hear our local orchestra. The official grand-reopening Pops concert at the Ocean City Music Pier is scheduled for Sunday, July 11. A different sort of sound will fill the Music Pier on Monday, July 12 as The Machine performs its tribute to Pink Floyd. The week of family fun begins on “Wacky Wednesday” with Ocean City’s annual pie-eating contest. Here’s more information on all of the week’s events. WEDNESDAY, JULY 7 Ocean City’s “Wacky But Not Tacky” series of Wacky Wednesdays continues at... Read More

Fourth of July Events in Ocean City

Fourth of July Events in Ocean City

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 6/29/21 Fourth of July Events in Ocean City Fireworks will cap off Ocean City’s Fourth of July festivities at 9 p.m. Sunday, July 4. The city is ready to celebrate the return of summer, and the display promises to be spectacular. The fireworks will be launched from a barge in the ocean near the Music Pier and will be best viewed from the beach and boardwalk between Fifth Street and 14th Street. A musical simulcast will be broadcast over the boardwalk PA system and available to stream online at www.ocnj.us. The fun starts on Wednesday (June 30) with the opening of the weekly Farmer’s Market and will continue through Monday (July 5) with a concert by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30 The popular weekly Farmers... Read More

Antique Auto Show and Judy Collins Concert Help Kick Off 2021 Summer Season

Antique Auto Show and Judy Collins Concert Help Kick Off 2021 Summer Season

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/23/21 Car lovers can watch more than 300 vintage vehicles parade down the Ocean City Boardwalk at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26. The procession will cap off the 66th annual Dave Blyler & Herb Godfrey Memorial Antique and Classic Auto Show and Parade. Before the parade, the antique cars – all at least 25 years old – will be on display on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle at 550 Wesley Avenue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The show offers a great opportunity to shop the downtown or take a break from beach and boardwalk fun to check out these classic cars. Visit jerseycape.aaca.com for more information. Tickets are still available for a June 28 concert featuring Judy Collins with special guest Richard Thompson.... Read More

Ocean City Pops to Perform Free Outdoor Concert on July 3

Ocean City Pops to Perform Free Outdoor Concert on July 3

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 6/16/21 Ocean City Pops to Perform Free Outdoor Concert on July 3 As part of a festive Fourth of July weekend, the Ocean City Pops will perform a free outdoor concert at 7:30 p.m. on July 3 at Carey Stadium. The legendary local orchestra will perform patriotic classics and audience favorites in honor of our nation’s birthday. The concert at Carey Stadium is a first for the Ocean City Pops, and it will give people of all ages a chance to hear the Pops, perhaps for the first time. Bring a beach chair or blanket to sit on the field, and there will be seating available in the bleachers. Carey Stadium is behind Ocean City High School between the beach blocks of Fifth Street and Sixth Street The... Read More

Four New Shows in Summer Concert Series and a Virtual Flower Show

Four New Shows in Summer Concert Series and a Virtual Flower Show

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 6/2/21 Four New Shows in Summer Concert Series and a Virtual Flower Show Four new shows in the popular Summer Concert Series at the Ocean City Music Pier were announced Tuesday. Tickets go on sale Thursday, June 3 for the following: The Machine performs Pink Floyd: 7 p.m. Monday, July 12. A staple of the Summer Concert Series through the years, the band performs the music of Pink Floyd as a laser show lights up the stage. Purchase tickets. David Bromberg Quintet: 7 p.m. Monday, July 19. Renowned guitarist and multi-instrumentalist David Bromberg brings an exceptional band to the stage. Purchase tickets. Jon Anderson of YES with the Paul Green Rock Academy: 7 p.m. Monday Aug. 9. Lead singer Jon Anderson will perform YES songs and other classics. Purchase tickets. ... Read More

Ocean City Oopens Season With Unlocking of the Ocean and Business Person’s Plunge

Ocean City Oopens Season With Unlocking of the Ocean and Business Person’s Plunge

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 5/26/21 Ocean City Opens Season With Unlocking of the Ocean and Business Person’s Plunge   In a long-standing Ocean City tradition, city officials will turn a ceremonial wooden key to officially “unlock the ocean” for the season at noon Friday, May 28. The free public event provides an early start to Memorial Day Weekend and welcomes a long-awaited summer.   The “Unlocking of the Ocean” includes a newer tradition: The march of fully clothed business persons into the chilly Atlantic Ocean for the first swim of the summer (to the strains of an Ocean City High School band playing “Pomp and Circumstance”). Everybody is invited to participate in the Business Persons Plunge. It’s a chance to get some exposure for your business or organization or just to start Memorial Day... Read More

Ocean City Flower Show to Go Virtual Again for 2021

Ocean City Flower Show to Go Virtual Again for 2021

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/18/21 A 48-year-old tradition will continue virtually this year as the annual Ocean City Flower Show presented by the Garden Club of Ocean City will highlight floral creations and garden displays via photographs submitted by enthusiasts of all ages and levels. Here is your chance to show off your home gardens and flower arrangements. Individual flowers, container gardening, flower gardens, vegetable gardens, house plants, and door wreaths are all welcome. As long the plants are living, they will be accepted. Submit your photos to events@ocnj.us and we will feature a few of our favorite submissions via the Ocean City Music Pier Facebook Page @MusicPier. The submission deadline is June 1 and we will post the featured selections on June 3 and 4. There is no theme, but... Read More

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