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OCEAN CITY, NEW JERSEY 2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

For more information on Events call 609-399-6111.


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Summer Weekly Events

The Ocean City Pops has performances throughout the summer at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk
Every Wednesday 
June 27th through August 29th
Farmer’s Market at the Tabernacle grounds, 6th & Asbury Ave. 8am – 1pm.
Crafters in the streetat 6th & Asbury.
 
June 27th through August 29th
Wacky but not tacky events and contests that are fun for the entire family.
10:30am at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & the Boardwalk.
June 27th - Taffy Sculpting                                   July 4th - Pie Eating Contest
July 11th - Frech Fry Sculpting                             July 18th - Doughnut On A String
July 25th - Christmas in July                                 Aug. 1st - Mystery Bag
Aug. 8th - That's How The Cookie Crumbles        Aug. 15th - Paperclip Sculpting
Aug. 22nd - Taffy Sculpting                                    Aug. 29 - French Fry Sculpting
 
Beach Walks – South end location: 59th St.7 & Central Ave. at the entrance to Corsons Park. = 6:30pm. North End location: OC/Longport Bridge parking lot – Gardens Parkway 9am. Tickets may be purchased on-site. Adukts - $1.00 Children .50¢
 
Every Thursday through the end of August
Market Days - 10am - 1pm - Asbury Avenue. Entertainment, Face Painters, Balloon Sculptors.
 
Family Nights – Entertainment on the Boardwalk 7:30pm – 9:30pm between 6th – 14th Streets
 
Historic Tours – 2pm – 4pm at 7th & Central Avenue. 

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May

5th - Spring Block Party – 9am – 5pm from 5th – 14th Sts. on Asbury Ave. Over 350 crafters, food vendors, music and more. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.
 
5th & 6th - Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales – (No Vendors) 6th – 14th Sts. on the boardwalk and Asbury Ave. 12th - Martin Z. Mollusk Day - Come and find out if summer is coming early, 11am at the 9th St. Beach. For more information call 609-399-6111.
 
12th – Show and Shine Car Show - Modern Muscle Cars will be displayed on the boardwalk between 5th – 14th Streets, 11am-5pm. For more information or to register please email NJJeepInvasion@gmail.com
 
19th - American Heart Assoc. HeartWalk – Registration begins at 9am at the Sports & Civic Center, 6th & Boardwalk, walk begins at 10:30am. For more information call 609-399-6111.
 
20th - OCNJ Triathlon/Duathlon - 1/4 mile Pool Swim, 2M Run/16M Bike/2M Run. Plus a kids course 1/8 mile swim, 1m run/8m bike/1m run. Pool Swim start 6am-8am. Run/Bike/Run starts 9am. $50 Tri/Du. $25 Kids Course. For more information call 609-399-6111 or www.ocnj.us/race-events
 
25th - Unlocking of the Ocean and Business Persons Plunge - Participants dress in business suits, carry brief cases and march into the ocean to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance to welcome the new season. 12noon, Moorlyn Terrace St. Beach. For more information call 609-399-6111.
 
28th – Memorial Day Service – 11:00am at Veteran’s Memorial Park, between 5th and 6th Streets on Wesley (Rain Location: Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Avenue). For more information call 609-399-6111.
 
28th –National Moment of Remembrance, established by Congress, asks Americans, wherever they are at 3 pm, on Memorial Day, to pause in an act of national unity for a duration of one minute. The time 3 p.m. was chosen because it is the time when most Americans are enjoying their freedoms on the national holiday. The moment of remembrance will take place on the Boardwalk (5th – 14th Streets) as Greg Murphy of Buglers Across America sounds Taps to commemorate the moment.

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June

 1st – 3rd - Ocean City Flower Show – See beautiful commercial, amateur and kids displays at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. Show times are Friday 2pm - 9pm, Saturday 10am - 9pm and Sunday, 10am - 4 pm. For more information call 609-399-6111.
 
7th – Wonder’s Birthday Bash at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier – 6th St. and the Boardwalk - Celebrate Wonder Bear’s Birthday from 6pm-10:30pm. All rides will be only 2 Tickets and at 9pm see a birthday bash fireworks show! Rides open at 6:00pm and Wonder Bear will be available all night for photos. Celebrating 88 years on the Ocean City Boardwalk.
 
9th – Cop Chase - 5K Footrace, 2 Mile Fitness Walk on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Proceeds from the Ocean City Police Chase will benefit the Ocean City Police Benevolent Association who support Scholarships for High School seniors, The Christmas toy drive, and distribution of free bike helmets with the funds they raise throughout the year. For more info call 609-525-9108 or visit www.ocpba.com
 
13th – 16th - Miss New Jersey Pageant– Boardwalk Parade (June 13th), preliminary competitions, and the finals at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. For more information call 609-399-6111 or visit missnewjersey.net/
 
23rd – Antique Auto Show – Over 300 vintage vehicles. Tabernacle grounds, 6th & Asbury Ave. 9am – 2pm. boardwalk parade after 2pm. For more information call 609-399-6111.
 
27th – Broadway on the OC Boardwalk presented by the Ocean City Theatre Company - Broadway will truly come to the Boardwalk as professional performers appearing in Ocean City Theatre Company's 2018 Summer Season take to the stage to bring Broadway favorites to life. Showtime 7:30pm at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets $18.00-20.00. Tickets will go on sale February 1, 2018. Call 609-399-6111 or visit oceancityvacaction.com/boxoffice
 
28th, 29th, & 30th – OC Con – Comic Book & Memorabilia Show - Save the Date! Join us for a fun filled weekend at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. More details to follow.
 

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July

 3rd – Children’s Theatre Series: Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka TYA presented by the Ocean City Theatre Company. Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka TYA follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Showtime 10:30am at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $12.00 the day of. Tickets will go on sale February 1, 2018. Call 609-399-6111 or visit oceancityvacaction.com/boxoffice

4th – July 4th Bike Parade – Sponsored by the Gardens Civic Assoc.. Registration 9:00am at the Longport Bridge parking lot. Parade begins at 10am. For more information call 609-399-6111.
4th – July 4th Bike Parade – Sponsored by the South OC Improvement Assoc. Registration 9:00am at 40th & Asbury Ave. Parade begins at 10am. For more information call 609-399-6111.
4th – Fourth of July Celebration – Kite flying competition at 7pm followed by entertainment. A spectacular boardwalk fireworks display tops off the evening at 9pm. For more information call 609-399-6111.
 
5th - Sand Sculpting Contest – Registration is free and begins at 9:00am at the 6th St. Beach – the first one of the season. Judging takes place by 11:00am. For more information call 609-399-6111.
 
6th – Children’s Theatre Series: Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka TYA presented by the Ocean City Theatre Company. Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka TYA follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Showtime 10:30am at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $12.00 the day of. Tickets will go on sale February 1, 2018. Call 609-399-6111 or visit oceancityvacaction.com/boxoffice
 
10th – Children’s Theatre Series: Junie B. Jones a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park's best-selling books presented by the Ocean City Theatre Company. It's Junie B.'s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Showtime 10:30am at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $12.00 the day of. Tickets will go on sale February 1, 2018. Call 609-399-6111 or visit oceancityvacaction.com/boxoffice
10th -13th - Broadway Musical A CHORUS LINE presented by the Ocean City POPS and Ocean City Theatre Company - A CHORUS LINE is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition.  July 10, 11 and 13 at 7:30 PM, July 12 at 2:00 PM. Hughes Performing Arts Center. Adult content so discretion is advised. Tickets will go on sale February 1, 2018. Call 609-399-6111 or visit oceancityvacaction.com/boxoffice
 
11th – Freckle Contest – Registration is free and begins at 5:30pm in front of the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & very own unique masterpiece. Contest is free. Open to all ages. Start time: 10:30am at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. For more information call 609-399-6111
 
14th - 38th Annual T. John Carey Master’s Swim – Registration 8:00am, Race starts at 10:00am at the beach patrol station, 34th Street and the beach. The race will start at 10:00am. For more information call 609-399-6111.
 
17th – Children’s Theatre Series: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales presented by the Ocean City Theatre Company. Showtime 10:30am at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of. Tickets will go on sale February 1, 2018. Call 609-399-6111 or visit oceancityvacaction.com/boxoffice
 
24th – Children’s Theatre Series: Sleeping Beauty presented by the Ocean City Theatre Company. Princess Talia, called 'little beauty' by her family, is cursed by her jealous Aunt so on her 16th birthday she will prick her finger on a spinning wheel and fall asleep forever. 10:30am at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets will go on sale February 1, 2018.Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of. Call 609-399-6111 or visit oceancityvacaction.com/boxoffice
 
25th – OCBP Women’s Lifeguard Invitational Races – 34th St. beach, 6:00 pm. Women representing the 15 beach patrols on the South Jersey coast will be competing in this annual invitational race. For more information call 609-399-6111.
 
28th – Night in Venice – The City’s annual boat parade is one of the largest in the world. Suggested Theme: TBA. Starts at the Longport Bridge to Tennessee Ave. along the bay. Fireworks display to follow parade. Start time 7:00pm To register visit: www.ocnj.us/niv For more information call 609-399-6111.
 
31st – Children’s Theatre Series: Miss Nelson Is Missing presented by the Ocean City Theatre Company. Miss Nelson can't control her crazy classroom because she's just too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Viola Swamp!  Showtime 10:30am at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of. Tickets will go on sale February 1, 2018. Call 609-399-6111 or visit oceancityvacaction.com/boxoffice

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August

1 1st - Twins contest - Prizues are those who look the most and least alike.Registration is freeand begins at 5:30pm. Contest begins at 6:00pm in front of the Music Pier.

2nd - Sand Sculpting Contest - Registration is free and begins at 9:00am at the 6th Street beach. Judging takes place at 11:00am.

2nd - 4th - The 18th Annual Art of Surfing - A free family event  featuring original art from surfing's biggest names, live music, and a chance to meet artists form across the country. At the Music Pier.

3rd - 5th - 56th Annual Boardwalk Art Show - Leading artists from throughtoutthe East Coast exhibit and sell their work. Hours: Fris. & Sat. - 10am - 6pm, Sun. 10am - 4pm.

7th - Pamper Scamper - Annual baby crawling race. For babaies up to 15 months. Registration is free and begins at 8:30am. Contest begins at 9:00am at the 6th Street beach.

7th - 10th - Broadway Musical Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST presented by the Ocean City Pops and Ocean City Threatre Group. August 7,8 and 10 at 7:30pm, August 9 at 2:00pm. Hughes Performing Arts Center. Tickets go on sale February 1, 2018.                 Call 609-399-6111  or visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice

9th - 109th Annual Baby Parade - One of the oldest baby parades in the country. On the Boardwalk, 6th - 12th Streets 10:30am.

11th - Miss Ocean City Pageant - 7pm at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk. Scholarship pageant Contestants must be between the ages of 16 and 22. Contestans compete in interview, talent, swimsuit, eveninggown andonstage questions. For more inforamtion call 609-399-6111. Tickets will be avalable at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice

15th Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant - Fmailies, Kids, Businesses, Organizations are invited to enter their crustacean in this annual contest. Registration is free and starts 5:30pm at the 6th Street beachContest begins at 6:00pm Hermit Crab Races immediately after pageant.

17th – Little Miss Ocean City – 7pm at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk. Scholarship pageant for girls ages 8 – 11. Must live, attend Ocean City Schools or be a property owner in Ocean City  (parent). For registration information call 609-525-9304.

 18th – Junior Miss Ocean City – 7pm at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk. Scholarship pageant for girls ages 12-16. Must live, attend Ocean City Schools or be a property owner in Ocean City  (parent). For registration information call 609-525-9304.

 


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September

6th  Fall Block Party and Fireworks Spectacular – 9am – 5pm  from 5th – 14th Streets on Asbury Avenue . Over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more. A fireworks display in the evening over the ocean.
 6th, 7th & 8th -  Indian Summer Weekend – Seafood vendors at the Music Pier (Sat. – Mon.) and boardwalk table sales.
 
6th, 7th & 8th - Boardwalk & Down town Merchant Table Sales- (No Venders) 6th – 14th Streets on the Boardwalk and Asbury Avenue.
 
13th - Ocean City, NJ Jeep Invasion - Jepps will be displayed on the Boardwalk between      5th  - 14th Streets, 11:00am - 5:00pm. To register email NJJeepinvasion@gmail.com.
 
19th & 20th - Porsche 356 East Coast Holiday in OCNJ. Vintage (1948 -1965) 365 series Porsche will roll into town and will be displayed on the Boardwalk between 5th - 14th Streets. Times TBD. For information please visit eastcoastholiday2018ocnj.org
 
24th - OC Chamber of Commerce's Annual Welcome Night - 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center, 6th & Boardwalk

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October

1st - Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales 6th -14th Streets on the Boardwalk & Asbury Avenue.
 
7TH – Fall Block Party and Fireworks Spectacular – 9am – 5pm  from 5th -14th Streetssbury Avenue . Over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more.
A fireworks display in the evening over the ocean.  
 
7th – 9th – Indian Summer Weekend – Seafood vendors at the Music Pier (Sat. – Mon.) and boardwalk table sales.  
 
7th – 9th – Boardwalk & Down town Merchant Table Sales- (No Venders) 6th – 14th Streets on the Boardwalk and Asbury Avenue.