Fall Block Party and Fireworks Go Off on Saturday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 10/3/18 Indian Summer Weekend Is an Annual Highlight in Ocean City A stretch of clear fall weather is expected to continue through the weekend, and that will provide ideal conditions for Ocean City’s premier autumn event: the Fall Block Party. More than 400 crafters, food vendors and entertainers will line a mile of downtown Asbury Avenue between Fifth Street and 14th Street on Saturday, Oct. 6. The Block Party helps draw tens of thousands of people to Ocean City for Columbus Day Weekend. The event runs rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entertainers and bands will perform at various spots along the Avenue between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Just a few of the perennial favorites include the Tidal Wave Band (at 10th Street)... Read More

Cyclists and Runners Take Over for the Weekend

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/26/18 Ocean City Hosts MS City to Shore Ride and OCNJ Half Marathon Thousands of bicyclists and runners will descend upon Ocean City this weekend for two annual traditions: the MS City to Shore Ride on Saturday and the OCNJ Half Marathon on Sunday. With 7,000 cyclists raising $5.6 million, the MS City to Shore Ride boasts that it is the best cycling experience on the East Coast. The ride will end in Ocean City on Saturday, Sept. 29. The annual bicycle trek begins in Cherry Hill and finishes at the parking lot at Fifth Street and Boardwalk with many of the riders staying overnight and returning the next day. The event is a fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Motorists should expect delays along a route... Read More

Ocean City Boardwalk Welcomes Walk for Wounded and Corvette Show

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/19/18 More than 450 Corvettes will take over the Ocean City Boardwalk on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual Corvette Show includes a range of models dating back to Corvette’s first in 1953 and extending to the present. The show is one of the largest on the East Coast, and the line of vehicles will cover the boardwalk from Sixth Street to 14th Street. Due to the popularity of the event, it is now closed to new registrations. An awards ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. in front of the Ocean City Music Pier (between Eighth Street and Ninth Street). The Ocean City Humane Society also will have a display in front of the Music Pier. Volunteers will be selling... Read More

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... Read More

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

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. Vacation-Packing-List-For-Your-Dog  

Make Sure Your Dog Is Welcome

The following tips... Read More

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... Read More

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 The skies are blue, the sun is shining and the temperatures on the thermometer are slowly creeping up. Spring is finally here. And that can only mean one thing — summer is right around the corner. Have you planned your summer vacation yet? Whether you're looking for a week-long beach stay or you're in the market for a quick weekend adventure, Ocean City, New Jersey is teeming with options. Dubbed the number one family vacation spot by the Travel Channel, Ocean City is a one-of-a-kind seaside destination you won't want to miss. What makes it unique? Besides offering an extensive list of family-friendly activities stretching along our eight miles of sandy beaches, we strive... Read More