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During Your Stay

There are so many things to do in Ocean City, NJ and sometimes the best is doing nothing at all! But when you are in the mood for an outing, Ocean City is brimming with tons of activities and fun experiences. Our beaches have lifeguards stationed the length of the island from the last week in June until the end of summer to protect beachgoers. And the beach isn’t the only thing that makes Ocean City the perfect family vacation destination. The boardwalk is a hub of activity from bikers and joggers in the morning to amusements and entertainment in the evening. The waters of the Great Egg Harbor Bay on the opposite side of the island support a thriving ecosystem that is perfect for boating, kayaking and other outdoor activities. Whether you are looking for shopping, the classic thrill of a roller coaster or a place to read a book, Ocean City, NJ has it all. Here are a few of our suggestions:

Resources

Swifts Beach Services

Cabana, Umbrella and Chair rentals located on the beach at 13th Street.  http://swiftsocnj.com/

Or Call:  609-214-2359

Scooters & Medical Equipments

  • Mobility on Wheels         (609) 266-5600
  • ABBA Medical Supply      (609) 886-1699
  • Surf Buggy                        (800) 976-5679

Ocean City Events

  • April 30 - Sports Memorabilia Show.  Ocean City Music Pier
  • May 6 - Martin Z. Mollusk Day 
  • May 6 - Janice Ian, the Farewell Tour.  Ocean City Music Pier
  • May 7  - Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales
  • May 7 - Modern Muscle Car Invasion on the boardwalk
  • May 8  - Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales.
  • May 14 - Spring Block Party.  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from 5th Street to 14th Street on Asbury Ave. Over 350 crafters, food vendors, music and more....

  • May 14  - Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales
  • May 15 - OCNJ Triathlon/Duathlon 

  • May 15  - Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales
  • May 21  - American Heart Association Heart Walk
  • May 21 & 22 - ECRDA Open Metal Detector Beach Hunt
  • May 27 - Unlocking of the Ocean and Business Persons Plunge

  • May 28 - Memorial Beach Challenge for 31 Heroes

  • May 30 - Memorial Day Service 

  • MAY 30 - National Moment of Remembrance,

  • JUNE 2 - Wonder Bear's Birthday Bash at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier

  • JUNE 3-5 - Ocean City Flower Show at Ocean City Music Pier

  • JUNE 4 - Skato with Kato  OC Skate Park
  • JUNE 15 - FARMERS MARKET Every Wednesday through September 8th 
  • JUNE 18 - Health & Fitness Expo
  • JUNE 29 - Wacky Wednesday Taffy Sculpting
  • JULY - Every Tuesday:  Funtastic Tuesdays – 10am – 1pm on Asbury Ave. Entertainment, Face Painters, Balloon Sculptors.  

  • JULY - Every Tuesday:  Mummers Night – Strutting 7pm – 9pm on the boardwalk, 6th – 14th Streets

  • JULY - Every Tuesday:  Beach Walks – South End Location: 59th St. & Central Ave., (Entrance to Corsons Park) Tuesdays-9am, Wednesdays-6:30pm. Tickets may be purchased on-site.  Adults $1.00 Children $.50  

  • JULY - Every Wednesday:  Farmer’s Market at the Tabernacle Grounds every Wednesday 8am – 1pm. Crafters in the street at 6th & Asbury Ave. Ends September 8

  • JULY - Every Wednesday: Beach Walks – South End Location: 59th St. & Central Ave., (Entrance to Corson’s Park) Tuesdays-9am,

  • JULY - Every Thursday:  Family Nights, Entertainment on the boardwalk 7:30pm to 9:30pm between 6th-14th streets.

  • JULY 1 - Low Impact Beach Exercise at 6h Street Beach
  • JULY 3 - OC Pops Free Outdoor Concert
  • JULY 4 - Bike Parades (Longport Bridge and 40th Street)
  • JULY 4 - Fourth of July Celebration, Kite flying competition followed by entertainment on the beach next to the Music Pier

  • JULY 4 - Skate Bash at Skate Park
  • JULY 6 - Beach Exercise (Pilates)
  • JULY 6 - Freckle Contest
  • JULY 6 - The Ocean City POPS Presents Beethoven 9
  • JULY 7 - Sand Sculpting Contest
  • JULY 8 - Beach Exercise (Low Impact)
  • JULY 9 - Annual T. John Carey Masters Swim

  • JULY 10 - The Ocean City POPS Presents Great American Songbook
  • JULY 11 - Beach Exercise (Yoga)
  • JULY 11 - Killer Queen at Ocean City Music Pier
  • JULY 12 - OCTC Presents Go Dog Go
  • JULY 13 - Beach Exercise (Pilates)
  • JULY 15 - Beach Exercise (Low Impact)
  • JULY 17 - The Ocean City POPS Presents Star Wars and Beyond
  • JULY 18 - Beach Exercise (Yoga)
  • JULY 18 - Gordon Lightfoot at Ocean City Music Pier
  • JULY 19 - OCTC Presents Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed
  • JULY 20 - Beach Exercise (Pilates)
  • JULY 20 - The Ocean City POPS Presents Bill Scheible Returns
  • JULY 21 - OCBP Women’s Lifeguard Invitational Races

  • JULY 22 - Beach Exercise (Low Impact)
  • JULY 23 - Night in Venice
  • JULY 24 - Jackie Evancho with the Ocean City Pops
  • JULY 25 - Beach Exercise (Yoga)
  • JULY 25 - THE MOODY BLUES' JOHN LODGE at the Ocean City Music Pier
  • JULY 26 - OCTC Presents The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
  • JULY 27 - Beach Exercise (Pilates)
  • JULY 29 - Beach Exercise (Low Impact)
  • JULY 29 & 30 - The Spongebob Musical
  • JULY 31 - The Ocean City POPS Presents Broadway Smash Hits!
  • AUGUST - Every Tuesday:  Funtastic Tuesdays – 10am – 1pm on Asbury Ave. Entertainment, Face Painters, Balloon Sculptors.  

  • AUGUST - Every Tuesday:  Mummers Night – Strutting 7pm – 9pm on the boardwalk, 6th – 14th Streets

  • AUGUST - Every Tuesday:  Beach Walks – South End Location: 59th St. & Central Ave., (Entrance to Corsons Park) Tuesdays-9am, Wednesdays-6:30pm. Tickets may be purchased on-site.  Adults $1.00 Children $.50

  • AUGUST - Every Wednesday:  Farmer’s Market at the Tabernacle Grounds every Wednesday 8am – 1pm. Crafters in the street at 6th & Asbury Ave. Ends September 8

  • AUGUST - Every Wednesday: Beach Walks – South End Location: 59th St. & Central Ave., (Entrance to Corson’s Park) Tuesdays-9am,

  • AUGUST - Every Thursday:  Family Nights, Entertainment on the boardwalk 7:30pm to 9:30pm between 6th-14th streets.

  • August 1 - Beach Exercise (Yoga)
  • August 1 - Happy Together Tour at Ocean City Music Pier
  • August 2 - OCTC Presents Super Sidekick the Musical
  • AUGUST 2 - The Bacon Brothers at the Ocean City Music Pier
  • August 3 - Beach Exercise (Pilates)
  • August 3 - Twins Contest
  • August 3 - OCTC Presents The Sound of Music: Show Dates: August 3rd, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, & 12th
  • August 4 - Sand Sculpting Contest
  • August 4, 5 & 6 - The Art of Surfing at Ocean City Music Pier
  • August 5 - Beach Exercise (Low Impact)
  • August 5, 6 & 7 - Annual Boardwalk Art Show
  • AUGUST 7 - The Ocean City POPS Presents Symphony Night
  • August 8 - Beach Exercise (Yoga)
  • August 8 - An Evening with Graham Nash at Ocean City Music Pier
  • August 9 - Pamper Scamper
  • August 10 - Beach Exercise (Pilates)
  • AUGUST 11 - 112th Annual Baby Parade

  • August 12 - Beach Exercise (Low Impact)
  • August 13 - OCFC Boys & Girls Fishing Tournament
  • AUGUST 13 - Miss Ocean City Pageant

  • AUGUST 14 - The Ocean City POPS Presents Elizabeth Stanely
  • August 15 - Beach Exercise (Yoga)
  • August 15 - Girl Named Tom at the Ocean City Music Pier
  • August 17 - Beach Exercise (Pilates) 
  • AUGUST 17 - Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant

  • AUGUST 17 - Hermit Crab Races

  • AUGUST 19 - Little Miss Ocean City

  • August 19 - Beach Exercise (Low Impact)
  • AUGUST 20 - Junior Miss Ocean City

  • AUGUST 21 - Katherine Jenkins with the Ocean City POPS

  • August 22 - Beach Exercise (Yoga)
  • August 22 - Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
  • AUGUST 24 - The Ocean City POPS Presents AVA Superstars
  • August 24 - Beach Exercise (Pilates)
  • August 26 - Beach Exercise (Low Impact)
  • AUGUST 26 - Ocean City Green Fair
  • August 26 & 27 - SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.
  • AUGUST 28 - The Ocean City POPS Presents The Duprees
  • August 29 - Beach Exercise (Yoga)
  • August 31 - Beach Exercise (Pilates)
  • SEPTEMBER 1 - The Ocean City POPS Presents Lee Greenwood
  • SEPTEMBER 4 - The Ocean City POPS Presents Three Tenors Return
  • SEPTEMBER 5 - OCNJ Labor Day Race
  • SEPTEMBER 7 - The Ocean City POPS Presents Dance Around The World
  • SEPTEMBER 10 - Street Rod Show
  • SEPTEMBER 10 - The Ocean City POPS Presents Rock & Radio
  • SEPTEMBER 11 - 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

  • SEPTEMBER 11 - Corvette Show

  • SEPTEMBER 17 - Ocean City Walk to Defeat ALS
  • SEPTEMBER 17 - Ocean City Airport Festival

  • SEPTEMBER 17 - Parachute Pyrotechnic Show

  • SEPTEMBER 17 - The Ocean City POPS Presents Maestro Vince Lee at the Keys
  • SEPTEMBER 18 - Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow

  • SEPTEMBER 24 & 25 - MS City to Shore Ride
  • OCTOBER 1 & 2 - Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales

  • OCTOBER 1 - Ocean City, NJ Jeep Invasion

  • OCTOBER 2 - OCNJ Half Marathon, 5k & 10 Mile Non-Competitive Walk/Run
  • OCTOBER 7 & 8 - SH-BOOM! LIFE COULD BE A DREAM
  • OCTOBER 8 - Fall Block Party and Fireworks Spectacular

  • OCTOBER 8 & 9 - Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales
  • OCTOBER 9 - Making Strides Breast Cancer of Ocean City
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