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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

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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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August

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

3rd - OCNJ Labor Day Race – 5 mile beach run and 1 mile fun run/walk. Great end of the season event. $20 Pre-registration. $25 Race Day. $10 - 14 years & under. Registration begins February 1, 2017. Call 609-399-6111 or www.ocnj.us/Race-Events 

7th & 8th – Ocean City Classic Car and Street Rod Show – Features classis cars on display. Boardwalk display  12noon – 4pm on Saturday .
 
11th – “A Day to Remember”  9/11 Ceremony- 7pm in front of the Sixth Street Firehouse. All are invited to attend. More details to follow.
 
15th - Parachute Pyrtechnic Show - Cosists of several highly trained and specially licensed Team Fastrax demonstrators exiting the aircraft  6,000 feet above thr Ocean City Beach & Boardwalk. Brilliant white or multicolored projectile pyrotechnics are the ignited and flown in formation, creating a dazzling display for spectators on the ground. 8:00pmjump with a landing on the 7th Street beach. Viewable alomg the entire boardwalk.
 
15th – Ocean City Airport Festival – Annual festival at the Municipal Airport, 26th & Bay Ave. 10am – 3pm. Features include a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II planes to Classics and Warbirds. Meet the performers for the next day’s Aerobatic Air Show.
 
16th - Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow – 1pm, 6th – 14th Streets over the ocean. Thrill to some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world plus military demonstrations.
 
23rd - Corvette Show – Over 350 cars exhibited. One of the largest of its kind in the East. Models from every year Corvettes were manufactured, comprise this colorful show. Displayed on the Boardwalk from 6th – 10th Streets, 11:30am – 4pm.
 
29th – MS City to Shore Ride – with 7,000 cyclists raising $5.6 million – promises to be the best cycling experience on the east coast.
 
29th & 30th - Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales 6th -14th Streets on he Boardwalk & Asbury Avenue.
 
30th – OCNJ Half Marathon, 5K & 10 mile N0n-Competitive Walk/Run – registration begins February 1, 2017. Half Marathon $50 pre-registration until August 31st., Sept. 1 – 20 - $60; Sept 21 – 23 - $70. No race day registration for the half marathon. www.ocnj.us/race-events
 
 

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October

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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November

 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

11th – Freckle Contest – Registration is free and begins at 5:30pm in front of the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. Contest starts at 6:00pm at the Music Pier. 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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December

1st & 2nd – Train Show – Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & the Boardwalk, 10am – 5pm Saturday and 10am – 4pm on Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children.

1st & 2nd  - Breakfast with Santa - 8am - 11am, location to be announced
 
1st & 2nd – Free Horse & Carriage Rides – 12noon – 3pm, in front of City Hall, 9th & Asbury Avenue.
 
1st & 2nd – Photos with Santa – 12pm – 3pm at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & the Boardwalk.
 
8th & 9th  - Breakfast with Santa - 8am - 11am, location to be announced
 
8th & 9th - Free Horse & Carriage Rides – 12noon – 3pm, in front of City Hall, 9th &
Asbury Avenue.
 
8th & 9th – Photos with Santa – 12pm – 3pm at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & the Boardwalk.
 
15th & 16th  - Breakfast with Santa - 8am - 11am, location to be announced

15th & 16th  - Free Horse & Carriage Rides – 12noon – 3pm, in front of City Hall, 9th & Asbury Avenue.
 

15th & 16th – Photos with Santa – 12pm – 3pm at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & the Boardwalk.
 
22nd & 23rd - Breakfast with Santa - 8am - 11am, location to be announced

22nd & 23rd  - Free Horse & Carriage Rides – 12noon – 3pm, in front of City Hall, 9th & Asbury Avenue.
 

22nd & 23rd – Photos with Santa – 12pm – 3pm at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & the Boardwalk.
 
31st First Night New Years Eve Celebration – a complete schedule of entertainment leading up to fireworks at midnight. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.