Archive for Weekend Events

Train Show, Santa Paws This Weekend, Holiday Concerts Set

Train Show, Santa Paws This Weekend, Holiday Concerts Set

This is the busiest holiday season in my memory for special events and music in Ocean City. The downtown Christmas celebration last Friday with Santa descending from the roof of City Hall was a huge hit. Children cheered (well more like screamed) at the sight of the airborne elf. Wonderland’s free train rides at City Hall Annex were crowded all day and will be open again this weekend. There will be free horse and carriage rides again from noon to 3 p.m. on weekends till Dec. 20-21 leaving from in front of City Hall. There will be photos with Santa in a lifeboat at the Music Pier the same weekends for a charge from noon till 3 p.m. Our colorful CHRISTMAS PARADE is yet to come! It’s set for Sat., Dec. 13th... Read More

Quiet Festival, Nap Rally, Big Craft Show Set for this Weekend

Quiet Festival, Nap Rally, Big Craft Show Set for this Weekend

A highlight of this weekend’s Quiet festival will be the kick-off of NAP, the National Association of Tired People, a festival spin off. I have been elected president of NAP, an organization I founded three years ago but have been too exhausted to do anything about until now. In accepting the presidency I note that I have been tired for about 40 years and so feel uniquely qualified to represent the millions of tired folks in this country and around the world. Surely we can all find something to be tired about. I will underscore this at my acceptance speech during the Quiet Festival’s Wind Chimes Symphony set for Sat., 11 a.m. in front of the Music Pier Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. During this ceremony, there will be a maple pod drop... Read More

What’s Happening in Ocean City for Halloween

What’s Happening in Ocean City for Halloween

ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARADE, Thursday, Oct. 30 starts 7:15 p.m. at 6th and Asbury Ave. and ends at 11th and Asbury. It is presented by the Ocean City Exchange Club in cooperation with the City. Late entries in the costume divisions will be taken starting 6:30 p.m. at 6th and Asbury Ave. There will be bands and floats to complement the many costumed marchers. Bob Blevin, our recently retired police chief, will be grand marshal. Bring canned or dried food to the Parade. Boy Scouts will collect your donations for the Ocean City Food Cupboard. TRICK OR TREAT FAMILY NIGHT will be held Fri., Oct. 31 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Candy and refreshments will be served. The event starts with a children’s book... Read More

What’s Happening, Doggies

What’s Happening, Doggies

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY Howl about this! The DOG OF THE YEAR will be named on Sun., Oct. 26 at the Port O’ Call, 15th and Boardwalk. The big announcement is scheduled for noon. Twelve local pooches have been holding their doggie breaths anticipating the news. The suspense ends Sunday when one is crowned and trots away with all of the biscuits. The winner was selected by money vote with funds benefiting the Ocean City Dog Park. The announcement will be followed at approximately 12:30 p.m. by a Howl-Oween Costume Contest open to all canines. A 1 p.m., pooches are invited to enjoy a refreshing swim in the Port O’ Call pool. Observing a group of dogs paddle and splash together is a sight to yap about! Bring your camera. Bring... Read More

What’s Happening in Ocean City

What’s Happening in Ocean City

Sat., Oct. 18--- The Junior Miss Ocean City Pageant is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Devon Vanderslice, who has been an outstanding Junior Miss, will preside. Performers will include Little Miss Ocean City, Carley Boehning, Miss Ocean City, Molly Lavin and former Junior Miss Ocean Karli Scott. Fifteen young ladies will compete for $4,700 in scholarships and awards. Tickets are $10, available at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., 525-9300 or at the Music Pier Box Office the evening of the Pageant. Sat.-Sun. Oct. 18-19 --- Free Hayrides and Trick or Treat on the Boardwalk from 8th to 12th Sts., noon till 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 19--- The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk starts10 a.m. at 6th and Boardwalk. This is a non competitive... Read More

CITY WIDE YARD SALE, CAR SHOW THIS WEEKEND, BLOCK PARTY IS NEXT

CITY WIDE YARD SALE, CAR SHOW THIS WEEKEND, BLOCK PARTY IS NEXT

NEWS FLASH: Night In Venice will be held on Saturday, July 25th in 2009 starting 7:30 p.m. YARD SALE: Ocean City’s popular City-Wide Yard Sale organized by Main Street’s Marcia Shallcross is set for Sat., Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. till noon. Homeowners throughout the City participate from both their yards and the Tabernacle grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave. To participate call Marcia at 609-398-4662. The cost to have a 10x10 space at the Tabernacle is $25. You can bring your own tables or rent one for $5. City-wide home owners will have their locations listed on a map for a $5 fee. The deadline for this was Sept. 30 as noted in last week’s column. Maps will be available at the Tabernacle starting (today) Thursday at City Hall Annex, 901... Read More

Over 7000 Cyclists Roll into Town for MS Bike Tour

Over 7000 Cyclists Roll into Town for MS Bike Tour

Over 7000 bikers will pedal into town on Saturday to raise money for research and people who have Multiple Sclerosis. This is the largest turnout ever for the event started 28 years ago following a meeting by organizers in Ocean City. Registrations have been cut off for the first time to ensure that all bikers are properly accommodated. This weekend’s gigantic tour is expected to raise $4.5 million for the society that makes life easier for 11,000 people with Multiple Sclerosis in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The tour was organized by former TV anchor and author, Larry Kane, whose mother died from the disease. Kane met with City officials at the Plymouth Inn to work out details of the tour. Just 30 bikers, including Kane, participated in the first ride. Bikers... Read More

Second Air Show, 400 Corvettes Set for this Weekend

Second Air Show, 400 Corvettes Set for this Weekend

What a great air show last Sunday. But there’s more to come! The popular, annual AIR FESTIVAL at the Ocean City Airport, 26th and Bay Ave., is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Then the next day, Sun., Sept. 21, over 400 CORVETTES will roll into Ocean City for one of the largest shows of its kind in the country. But first, the AIR SHOW: The Airport grounds will be packed with unusual airplanes. A variety of antiques, World War II planes, Ultralights, Homebuilts, Classics and Warbirds will be parked for inspection and judged for prizes. Admission is free. There will be air demonstrations over the field including an advertising banner pick-up, a Coast Guard helicopter rescue demonstration and a glider take off at the end of the event.... Read More