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It’s Air Show Weekend in Ocean City, NJ

What’s Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/12/18

All eyes will turn to the sky for Ocean City’s Air Show Weekend on Sept. 15 and 16. All events are free to attend.

The celebration starts with the Ocean City Airport Festival on Saturday (Sept. 15) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival features a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II to the present. The event will feature a parachute jump from Team Fastrax, “America’s Skydiving Team.” It also will include food, music, classic cars and kids’ activities, including the Ocean City Board of Realtors’ popular Bubble Mania.

The skydiving team will perform at the Airport Festival at some time after noon, depending on wind and weather conditions. The new half-mile “Runway Run” will return and is open to all ages. It offers a chance for anybody to cover ground normally traversed only by planes..

The festival takes place at the Municipal Airport at 26th Street and Bay Avenue. Additional parking for the festival will be available at Shelter Road (off Tennessee Avenue) with free shuttle service provided.

A new addition last year, the Parachute Pyrotechnic Show, will return at 8 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 15). The show consists of several highly trained and specially licensed Team Fastrax parachuters exiting an aircraft 6,000 feet above Ocean City’s beach and boardwalk. Brilliant white or multi-colored projectile pyrotechnics are then ignited as the parachuters fly in formation, creating a dazzling display for spectators on the ground. The jump will end with a landing on the Seventh Street Beach and will be viewable along the entire Boardwalk.

The Boardwalk Aerobatic Air Show will bring some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world to put on a show over the beach and boardwalk between Sixth Street and 14th Street starting at 1 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 16). The tentative lineup includes:

• Fastrax Parachute Team with National Anthem: teamfastrax.com
• Redline Aerobatic Team Teaser
• Texan Flight – Jersey Jerks 4 Passes
• Kevin Russo: kevinrussoairshows.com
• N.J. Air National Guard UH-60 SPIES/FRIES Demonstration
• U.S. Coast Guard MH-65D Dauphin Search and Rescue Demonstration
• Paul Dougherty: doughertyairshows.com
• David Windmiller: windmiller.com/home
• Mark Murphy FG-1D Corsair “Godspeed”
• Redline Aerobatic Team Full Show – Jon Thocker & Ken Reider: redlineairshows.com

Thousands typically soak up some of the final days of the calendar summer as they watch the spectacle from the beach and boardwalk. The show is best viewed from the area between Fifth Street and 14th Street. There is no rain date for any of the shows, and air performances may be canceled if weather conditions do not allow for safe flying.

COMING UP IN SEPTEMBER

LET’S MISBEHAVE – A COLE PORTER REVUE (Sept. 12): Guest conductor Keith Hodgson and the Ocean City Pops Orchestra celebrate the music of Cole. Show is 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. For tickets, visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or call 609-399-6111.

EXPLORATION OF THE MUSICAL AGES (Sept. 14): The Ocean City Free Public Library presents a free concert featuring Dr. Podles and Irina Kupchik on violin and piano. Show is 7 p.m. Friday in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall.

BOARD WALK TO DEFEAT ALS (Sept. 15): This two-mile walk raises funds to support patient services and research. Help us take steps towards a cure for ALS. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Sixth Street practice field. Walk begins at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.oceancitywalktodefeatals.org or call 215-664-4143.

OCEAN CITY WITH THE POPS (Sept. 16): Enjoy local talent from Ocean City performing with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra. This performance will feature local musicians and singers from Ocean City and students from the high school and intermediate school. Show is 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. For tickets ($18 to $20), visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or call 609-399-6111.

THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK AND INTERNATIONAL CABARET (Sept. 21): The Ocean City Free Public Library presents a free concert featuring the Sonny & Perley Trio. Show is 7 p.m. Friday in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall.

WALK FOR THE WOUNDED (Sept. 22): Registration 8:30 a.m. in front of the Music Pier. Ceremony 9:30 a.m. and walk 10 a.m. For more information, visit operationfirstresponse.org.

CORVETTE SHOW (Sept. 23): One of the largest shows of its kind in the East, the show features models from throughout the history of Corvettes. Displayed on the boardwalk from Sixth Street to 14th Street 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 609-457-0081. Register at www.boardwalkcorvettes.com

MS CITY TO SHORE RIDE (Sept. 29): With 7,000 cyclists raising $5.6 million, the event boasts that it promises to be the best cycling experience on the East Coast. This ride is fully supported with catered rest stops, bike support and SAG transportation. Choose one of the several route options and enjoy flat terrain as you travel through the quaint towns and back roads of southern New Jersey. For more information, 800-445-BIKE or visit www.mscycling.org

BOARDWALK AND DOWNTOWN MERCHANT TABLE SALES (Sept. 29 and 30): Shop for fall discounts from Ocean City merchants between Sixth and 14th streets on Asbury Avenue and the Boardwalk.

OCNJ HALF MARATHON, 5K AND 10-Mile NON-COMPETITIVE RUN/WALK (Sept. 30): No race-day registration for the half marathon. For more information, visit www.ocnj.us/Race-Events

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