Vanessa Williams and the Temptations in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/20/17  Williams opens the 2017 Pops season on Sunday, Temptations perform on Monday Backed by the renowned Ocean City Pops orchestra, the multi-talented VANESSA WILLIAMS will perform on the Ocean City Music Pier at 7:30 p.m. Sunday (June 25). Tickets ($65, $75 and $85) are still available at, by calling 609-399-6111, or in-person at the Music Pier Box Office or any of the city’s welcome centers. Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today. She has sold millions of records worldwide and scored No. 1 and Top 10 hits on charts including Pop, Dance, R&B, Adult Contemporary, Holiday, Latin, Gospel and Jazz. Her critically acclaimed work in film, television, recording and the Broadway stage have earned her four Emmy nominations, 11 Grammy nominations, a Tony... Read More

Miss New Jersey Pageant Returns to Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/14/17 Pageant Week Starts with Boardwalk Parade on Wednesday The Miss New Jersey Pageant will be held in Ocean City for the 21st consecutive year in 2017, and the pageant includes four days of events that are open to the public. The winner of the pageant will be crowned on Saturday evening (June 17) and move on the represent New Jersey in the Miss America Pageant on Sept. 10 in Atlantic City. The public can get a glimpse of all 28 Miss New Jersey contestants during a free parade that starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday (June 14) and proceeds from Sixth Street to 14th Street on the Ocean City Boardwalk. This year’s theme is “Television Comes Alive on the Boardwalk,” and the contestants will be dressed according... Read More

Restaurant Week, Trombone Shorty and Boardwalk Pet Parade

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/7/17 Tickets now on sale for Sept. 16 Gymnastics Expo with Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson A week of great deals at Ocean City restaurants starts on Friday, June 9. But the opening of Restaurant Week is only one of the special events this weekend as summer starts to warm up in Ocean City. Trombone Shorty will bring his big New Orleans sound to the Music Pier on Friday evening. Costumed pets take over the Ocean City Boardwalk for the Show Us Your Paws parade on Saturday afternoon. And the Miss Artisans Pageant takes place on Saturday evening. Restaurant Week offers a great chance to sample new Ocean City dining options or to get great prices at favorite spots. Participating restaurants offer special fixed-price options, usually for two.... Read More

Registration Open for Night in Venice 2017

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/31/17 Ocean City Flower Show and Fireworks on Thursday Highlight Week’s Events Ocean City’s Night in Venice celebration will be “Rockin’ Through the Decades” this year on July 22, and entries are currently being accepted from all those who want to participate in the 63rd annual bayfront celebration. The boat parade and decorated bayfront home contest provides a chance to be part of the highlight of the summer season in Ocean City. Thousands of spectators line the bayfront, and thousands more attend private parties at homes along the route from the Ocean City-Longport Bridge to Tennessee Avenue The optional theme will be "Rockin' Through the Decades," a celebration of music, fashion and culture on the rolling waters of the bay. Entries for boats and homes are currently being... Read More

KC and the Sunshine Band Concert Highlights Memorial Day Weekend

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/24/17 Fun starts Friday with Unlocking of Ocean and Business Persons Plunge KC and the Sunshine Band bills itself as a group that “creates instant happiness through music.” Add two more ingredients – Ocean City and the start of summer – and you complete the recipe for a really great night. The band makes its Ocean City debut on Sunday (May 28), and tickets are still available. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on the Ocean City Music Pier (Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace). Generations of fans have danced to hit singles including “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “Get Down Tonight,” “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty” and “Boogie Shoes.” From four No. 1 hits in one 12-month period in the 1970s to the release of the... Read More

Disney Junior’s Choo Choo Soul to Lead Baby Parade and Perform Show on August 10

  What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/17/17 Tickets also on sale for KC and the Sunshine Band concert on May 28 and for the 2017 Ocean City Pops summer season Genevieve Goings and Constantine “DC” Abramson, the stars of Disney Junior’s “Choo Choo Soul,” will lead the 108th annual Ocean City Baby Parade at 5 p.m. August 10, 2017. Before serving as grand marshals in the parade, Choo Choo Soul will perform a show at the Ocean City Music Pier at 10:30 a.m. on the same day. Ticket prices are $20 orchestra and $18 solarium and are on sale now at, at 609-399-6111 or in-person at the City Hall Welcome Center or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway. Goings and Abramson are entering their 11th year of entertaining pre-schoolers and... Read More

Stunt Dogs Take Over Music Pier

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/10/17 Martin Z. Mollusk Seeks His Shadow and an Early Summer on Saturday A rags-to-riches story unfolds Wednesday on the Ocean City Music Pier, and the rising stars are canines. The “Stunt Dog Experience” will feature a jaw-dropping array of jumps and tricks, all choreographed to a light and music show, and including a lot of crowd participation. Show times are 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 10) at the Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. All of the performers were rescued from uncertain fates in pounds or shelters. Chris Perondi, the show’s founder and trainer, says he always looks for “friendly and hyper and jumpy” dogs to take under his wing. “They want something to do,” he says. The now-disciplined stunt dogs travel the... Read More

Spring Block Party on Saturday in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/3/17 Night in Venice Announces Grand Marshal for 2017 The early weather forecast looks sunny for Ocean City’s Spring Block Party on Saturday. That’s always good news for the premier spring event, which features more than 350 crafters, food vendors, musicians and kids’ activities stretched out over a mile of downtown Asbury Avenue between Fifth Street and 14th Street. The block party runs rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6. More than 100 downtown stores will be open for business and have table sales out front. Pony rides for children will be available 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle. This will be the 35th year for an event that now regularly attracts tens of thousands of visitors. Merchant table... Read More

Dogs to Show Off Spectacular Stunts May 10 on Music Pier

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 4/26/17 Ocean City brings a one-of-a-kind event to the Ocean City Music Pier on Wednesday, May 10, and the stars of the show are not human. Chris Perondi’s “Stunt Dog Experience” features dogs jumping, catching and dancing in an amazing display of stunts and tricks. All of the stars of the stage have been rescued from pounds and shelters. A 2008 appearance on the “Oprah Winfrey Show” helped spark the creation of a spectacle that now includes lighting effects, visual props, costumes and crowd participation. Some of the challenges include doggy dancing, flying-disc catches, jump-roping, leaps over young audience members and even a famous “Stunt Dog Triathlon.” See video Show times are 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. Tickets ($15... Read More