Boardwalk Art Show and Art of Surfing Festival This Weekend

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/2/17 Discover everything Ocean City, NJ has to offer with the new Ocean City NJ Vacation app! This app helps you discover everything Ocean City, NJ has to offer during your beach vacation. Ocean City was voted the best beach in America by Coastal Living magazine! Download on on the App Store or get it on Google Play.  The 55th annual Boardwalk Art Show will be held Friday through Sunday (August 4 to 6) on the boardwalk between Eighth Street and 13th Street. The celebration of the arts will include a newer event - the Art of Surfing Festival - Thursday to Saturday (August 3 to 5) at the Ocean City Music Pier. The Boardwalk Art Show features oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings, photography, prints and drawings on display and... Read More

Registration Open for 108th Annual Ocean City Baby Parade

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 7/26/17 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. Registration is open to anybody who wants to participate in the parade, which features children ages 10 and under. For an online entry form and more information, visit Participants also can sign up at the Welcome Center on the ground floor of City Hall at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue. Entry fee is $5 per child, and the registration deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 8. For more than a century, families have dressed their young children and adorned strollers, wagons and small floats in comical and fancy themes as part of the annual tradition. Before serving... Read More

Night in Venice Features Boat Parade, Fireworks and Concerts

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 7/19/17 Ocean City’s 63rd annual Night in Venice celebration kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday (July 22, 2017). 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. This year, a fireworks display returns to cap off the bayfront festivities at the conclusion of the parade. The optional theme will be “Rockin’ Through the Decades,” a celebration of music, fashion and culture. The grand marshal will be Alfonso Ribeiro, the new host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and a former star of “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”... Read More

Ocean City Music Pier Welcomes USO Show Troupe and The Hooters

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 7/12/17 The Ocean City Pops Orchestra will lead a musical voyage through the history of the USO in a concert Sunday on the Ocean City Music Pier. The Pops will be joined by the USO Show Troupe performing songs made popular by the Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and many more. The USO Show Troupe is part of an American tradition that dates back to its beginnings in the muddy camp shows of the South Pacific during World War II. With more than 350 live annual performances, the Troupe entertains approximately 600,000 service members and their families worldwide as well as nationally televised audiences. The show will begin with music from the 1940s and 1950s and promises a “sentimental trip down memory lane.” The... Read More

Sand Sculpting, Pops and Southside Johnny

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 7/5/17 The July fun in Ocean City continues this week with a sand-sculpting contest and salutes to Neil Diamond and Broadway by the Ocean City Pops, a concert by Jersey Shore icons Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, and more. Wednesday night (July 5) brings a Neil Diamond tribute band performing with the Ocean City Pops. The Super Diamond show begins at 8 p.m. on the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets are $35/$25 and available at, 609-399-6111, or the Music Pier Box Office. Ocean City’s first Sand-Sculpting Contest of the summer will take place on the beach at Sixth Street on Thursday, July 6. Registration is free and begins at 9 a.m. Judging takes place by 11 a.m. For more information, call 609-399-6111. Meet the Ocean City... Read More

Fourth of July in Ocean City Features Fireworks, Bike Parades and More

  What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/28/17  Schedule of weekly boardwalk and downtown events begins Ocean City’s annual Independence Day fireworks display goes off this year at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 4. The fireworks will be launched from a barge off the Ocean City Music Pier and will be best viewed from the beach and boardwalk between Fifth Street and 14th Street. A patriotic soundtrack broadcast over the new state-of-the-art boardwalk PA system will accompany the display. Rain date is July 5. The fireworks will cap off a full day of fun in Ocean City. Two bike parades at either end of the island start Ocean City’s traditional holiday celebration at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The events invite all families to dress patriotically, adorn bicycles and take a short ride. Registration for the South Ocean... Read More

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