Christmas Parade Returns on Friday Evening – Train Show at the Music Pier Highlights the Weekend

Christmas Parade Returns on Friday Evening – Train Show at the Music Pier Highlights the Weekend

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/1/21 Christmas Parade Returns on Friday Evening - Train Show at the Music Pier Highlights the Weekend Ocean City’s annual Christmas Parade travels down Asbury Avenue at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3. Lights, garland, wreaths and bows adorn “The Avenue” for the season, and the parade will bring a variety of bands, floats and other entries to add a little warmth to the winter. The event gives spectators time to shop and dine on downtown Asbury Avenue before and after the 6 p.m. start time. The parade starts at Sixth Street and proceeds to 11th Street. This year’s parade will feature more than 60 entries, including the Ocean City High School Marching Band, the Pleasantville High School Marching Band, and the Absegami High School Marching Braves. Characters from... Read More

Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Christmas on Black Friday

Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Christmas on Black Friday

Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Christmas on Black Friday Ocean City Pops Orchestra Performs Special Holiday Show on Saturday What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 11/24/21 Ocean City’s small-town version of “Black Friday” takes place on Friday, Nov. 26. The Christmas in the Downtown – “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue” – goes from noon to 5 p.m. The event will feature carolers and performers along downtown Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 14th Street. Downtown stores will offer discount shopping for gifts, and many Asbury Avenue restaurants will be open. Free horse-and-carriage rides will be available noon to 3 p.m. with boarding at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue. Santa will visit with children 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Mark Soifer Park (Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue). Entertainment and Christmas carols will begin at 4 p.m.... Read More

Downtown ‘Earlier Than the Bird’ Celebration Set for Saturday

Downtown ‘Earlier Than the Bird’ Celebration Set for Saturday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 11/17/21 Downtown ‘Earlier Than the Bird’ Celebration Set for Saturday Tickets on sale for 2022 Summer Concert Series Show The early forecast calls for clear weather on Saturday – ideal conditions to kick off the holiday season along downtown Asbury Avenue. In Ocean City, that means shopping in your pajamas for the Earlier Than the Bird celebration. The annual downtown shopping extravaganza takes place 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 20 – the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Anybody (pajama-clad or not) can take advantage of early-bird shopping specials at stores on Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 14th Street. But free turkeys will be awarded to the best-dressed, and shoppers can text in to win gift certificates and prizes from downtown merchants. Free coffee will be available at Jon &... Read More

Ocean City Welcomes Holidays With Winterfest by the Sea – Annual Veterans Day Ceremony Is Set for 11 a.m. Thursday

Ocean City Welcomes Holidays With Winterfest by the Sea – Annual Veterans Day Ceremony Is Set for 11 a.m. Thursday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 11/10/21 Ocean City Welcomes Holidays With Winterfest by the Sea Annual Veterans Day Ceremony Is Set for 11 a.m. Thursday Lights and seasonal decorations are going up throughout Ocean City this week as the city gets into the spirit of the holidays. The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will welcome the season with the second annual Winterfest by the Sea Holiday Shopping Extravaganza 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. The event will takes place inside the Ocean City Civic Center (Sixth Street and Boardwalk) this year. Winterfest features fine hand-crafted items and specialty food gifts for sale, along with activities for kids, including visits from Santa Claus and the Grinch. Free parking will be available in the adjacent municipal parking lot (entrance on Fifth Street).  For... Read More

Trail of Two Cities 5K and ‘Addams Family’ Coming Up

Trail of Two Cities 5K and ‘Addams Family’ Coming Up

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 11/3/21 Trail of Two Cities 5K and ‘Addams Family’ Coming Up The Trail of Two Cities 5-kilometer run/walk will be held for the 25th time on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. The popular 5K (3.1-mile) race offers spectacular views over the length of a point-to-point course from Ocean City to Somers Point. The route travels the length of the Route 52 causeway in the lanes usually reserved for cars. Registration is open and long-sleeved race T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 400 to sign up. Online registration is at www.ocnj.us/race-events, and race-day registration runs at 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. at the Ocean City Transportation Center (10th Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City). The race starts there at 8 a.m. and finishes at Kennedy Park in Somers Point. Buses... Read More

Tips for Wearing Makeup at the Beach

Tips for Wearing Makeup at the Beach

Who doesn't love the beach? From soaking up the sun to splashing in the water, it's always full of good times waiting to be had. However, it can be challenging to figure out how to get gorgeous makeup to stay on your face amidst all of the fun without it running, caking or fading. Wearing makeup at the beach doesn't have to be complicated or even eliminated from your beach beauty routine. There are ways to make your makeup last at the beach. Learn how to do your makeup for the beach with some simple guidelines and techniques so you can spend your beach days feeling fabulous from sun up to sundown below! 1. Always Remember Sunscreen 2. Choose the Right Foundation 3. Glow With Bronzers, Illuminators and Blush 4. Use Neutral... Read More

How to Keep Your Dog Cool at the Beach

How to Keep Your Dog Cool at the Beach

Nothing beats a day at the beach with your canine companion. Splashing in the water and running across the sand chasing a frisbee can be a lot of fun for your dog. However, taking your dog to the beach also means making sure they don't overheat. Dogs don't have the same capabilities to cool themselves as well as us humans. It's up to us to make sure their time at the beach is just as safe for them as it is fun. Make beach memories with your number one pooch, and keep them protected against the heat with these helpful tips for keeping your dog cool. 1. Don’t Forget Water 2. Keep Them in the Shade 3. Get Them a Tent 4. Take a Dip in the Ocean 5. Bring a... Read More

Parade, Trick-or-Treating and More Halloween Events in Ocean City

Parade, Trick-or-Treating and More Halloween Events in Ocean City

Parade, Trick-or-Treating and More Halloween Events in Ocean City Ocean City’s Annual Welcome Night is Set for Wednesday Oct. 27 The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Welcome Night 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center at Sixth Street and Boardwalk. The free event offers residents a chance to meet and learn about Ocean City groups, businesses and organizations. Welcome Night is free to all attendees.  For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. Ocean City's Halloween Parade Ocean City’s 73rd annual Halloween Parade returns on Thursday (Oct. 28) and promises a great time for all. The event is a favorite on the fall calendar and features local children, families, bands, entertainers, businesses and organizations costumed for the occasion. The parade starts at 7:15... Read More

Boardwalk to Host Dog Day and Howl-O-Ween Parade

Boardwalk to Host Dog Day and Howl-O-Ween Parade

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 10/20/21 Boardwalk to Host Dog Day and Howl-O-Ween Parade Ocean City’s Halloween Events Continue Through Oct. 31 The dogs will get their day at a new event on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Saturday, Oct. 23. Dog Day and the Humane Society of Ocean City’s Howl-O-Ween Parade will invite dogs and their owners to enjoy a day of fun on the Boardwalk, where pets are prohibited during the rest of the year. Leashed dogs will be permitted on the Boardwalk from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23, and activities will include dog-specific vendors at the Ocean City Music Pier, photo-op stations and the Humane Society’s announcement of Ocean City’s “Pet of the Year.” The event will allow owners to shop for dog treats, order custom engraved dog tags,... Read More