Rainy Day Beach Activities

Rainy Day Beach Activities

  As soon as warm weather rolls around, everyone starts dreaming about sunny beach vacations and long days spent on the sand. But what do you do if you finally get to the shore and the sun is nowhere in sight? Even with the best planning, unpredictable weather along the coast may leave your family caught in the rain during your beach vacation. But don't despair, there are plenty of fun ways to enjoy a rainy day and make the most of your beach vacation despite the weather. These rainy day beach activities will keep your family entertained for hours and remind you there can be so much more to your vacation than sand and waves. Here are 18 of our favorite rainy day activities to try if Mother Nature rains out... Read More

It’s Air Show Weekend in Ocean City, NJ

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... Read More

Tips for Taking Your Dog to the Beach

Tips for Taking Your Dog to the Beach

These days, it is much easier to travel with your pets than it used to be. Thirty-seven percent of pet owners now bring their furry kids along on vacations. This number has gone up from only 19 percent 10 years ago. It can be a lot of fun to bring your pups with you on a trip, especially if you’re planning to bring them to the beach with you. Fun aside, there are quite a few things you should do before setting out. The following trip tips should ensure pet parents a smoother, less stressful vacation to the beach.   Make Sure Your Dog Is Welcome The following tips will help your trip run smoothly. Having your dogs at the beach can be a lot of fun. If you prepare correctly for traveling... Read More

Weekend Brings Street Rods and Doo Wop to Ocean City

Weekend Brings Street Rods and Doo Wop to Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/4/18 The September fun in Ocean City continues with Street Rod Weekend and with a pair of Ocean City Pops shows featuring cast members of the Tony Award-winning sensation “Jersey Boys.” Street rods and other classic cars will be on display during the annual Street Rod Weekend Sept. 7 and 8. Street rods are classic cars (1988 or older) modified with modern parts. Friday evening (Sept. 7) will feature a sock-hop party on the grounds of the Tabernacle, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with dancing, barbecued food for sale, family fun, bubble-gum-blowing and hula hoop contests. On Saturday (Sept. 8), cars will be displayed at the Tabernacle grounds from 8 a.m. to noon and will then proceed to the Ocean City Boardwalk to be displayed until 4 p.m.... Read More

Action Packed Activities in OCNJ through First Night!

Action Packed Activities in OCNJ through First Night!

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/29/18 Special events continue uninterrupted through the year and some of the best weather is still on the way! Downtown Market Days (Aug. 30) brings entertainment and kids’ activities to Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 11th Street on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Family Night (Aug. 30)provides bands and other performers on the Boardwalk from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The weekly Farmers Market will be open Sept. 5 with fresh produce and local crafts available from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle (between Fifth Street and Sixth Street along Asbury Avenue). The Ocean City Pops 2018 season continues with two concerts this week. Join the Ocean City Pops for ‘The Lighter Side’ on Aug. 29, an evening of light orchestral works from a wide variety... Read More

Top 10 Things to Do in Ocean City, NJ

Top 10 Things to Do in Ocean City, NJ

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It’s a Pageant Week in Ocean City … for Humans and Hermit Crabs

It’s a Pageant Week in Ocean City … for Humans and Hermit Crabs

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/15/18 Miss Crustacean, Little Miss Ocean City, Junior Miss Ocean City All to be Crowned Congratulations to our new Miss Ocean City, 19-year-old Megan Keenan, who was crowned Saturday on the Ocean City Music Pier. Another week of pageantry in Ocean City includes the Miss Crustacean Beauty Pageant on Wednesday, the Little Miss Ocean City Pageant on Friday and the Junior Miss Ocean City Pageant on Saturday. The original beauty contest for crustaceans returns as an evening event this year. In an annual tradition, Ocean City celebrates the beauty of hermit crabs with contestants vying for the coveted Cucumber Rind Cup. All families, kids, businesses and organizations are invited to enter their crustacean in the competition on Wednesday, August 15. The pageant begins at 6 p.m. on... Read More

How to Build a Sandcastle

How to Build a Sandcastle

No trip to the beach would be complete without some time spent constructing a sand castle. Although it’s a fun ocean-side pastime, there are some tried-and-true tips to ensure your creation stands tall and looks pristine, whether or not you’re a master sandcastle builder. (more…)... Read More

Baby Parade Rolls Down Boardwalk for 109th Year on Thursday

Baby Parade Rolls Down Boardwalk for 109th Year on Thursday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/8/18 Pamper Scamper, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and Miss Ocean City Pageant add to a Week of Family Fun in Ocean City For its 109th year, the Ocean City Baby Parade returns as a morning event. The 2018 parade will start at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 9. The annual tradition offers a chance for parents to show off Ocean City’s newest generation. The parade features children cruising the Ocean City Boardwalk in themed strollers, wagons and floats. It starts at Sixth Street with children finishing at 12th Street and all other entries continuing to 14th Street. The parade is free to watch from either side of the boardwalk. Spectators are welcome to bring beach chairs to watch from the railing along the ocean side of the boardwalk.... Read More