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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

  • May 1 - Spring Block Party CANCELLED Due to CDC guidance on limiting the spread of COVID-19 and executive orders prohibiting outdoor gatherings larger than 200 people, the 2021 Spring Block Party is cancelled. Downtown merchants will hold outdoor table sales throughout the weekend of May 1 and 2. They also will offer discounts and specials during a Virtual Block Party all weekend long. 

  • May 1 & 2 - Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales 

  • May 8 - Martin Z. Mollusk Day 

  • May 8 - Modern Muscle Car Invasion

  • May 28 - Unlocking of the Ocean and Business Persons Plunge

  • May 29 - Memorial Beach Challenge for 31 Heroes

  • May 31 - Memorial Day Service and National Moment of Remembrance

  • MAY 31 - National Moment of Remembrance,

  • JUNE 3 - Wonder Bear's Birthday Bash at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier

  • JUNE 4-6 - Ocean City Flower Show (Virtual)

  • JUNE 14-19 - Restaurant Week

  • JUNE 21 - Get the Led Out  Ocean City Music Pier
  • JUNE 26 - Antique Auto Show
  • JUNE 28 - Judy Collins Ocean City Music Pier
  • JUNE 30 - FARMERS MARKET Every Wednesday, June 30th through September 8th 

  • JUNE 30 - 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 Tuesday:  Fun Runs (Short & Kids Distances) – 6:00pm, Carey Field, 6th & Atlantic Ave. All Ages! FREE! For More information lrumer@ocnj.us

  • 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 - Every Thursday: Historic Inn Tours – Thursdays 2pm – 4pm, pick-up at 7th & Central Ave. Ends

  • JULY 1 - Sand Sculpting Contest

  • JULY 2 - Don McClean Ocean City Music Pier
  • JULY 3 - OCEAN CITY POPS FREE Outdoor Concert The Ocean City Pops will perform a free outdoor concert at 7:30 p.m. July 3 at Carey Stadium
  • JULY 4 - Bike Parade

  • JULY 4 - Fourth of July Skate Bash
  • JULY 4 - Fourth of July Celebration

  • JULY 5 - South Side Johnny Ocean City Music Pier
  • JULY 6 - Ocean City Theatre Company Presents THE RAINBOW FISH: “AN UNDERSEA MUSICAL ADVENTURE
  • JULY 6 - Mummers Night
  • JULY 7 - Freckle Contest

  • JULY 10 - 41st Annual T. John Carey Masters Swim

  • JULY 11 - Ocean City Pop's Grand Reopening
  • JULY 12 - The Machine performs Pink Floyd  Ocean City Music Pier
  • JULY 13 - Ocean City Theatre Company Presents THE THREE LITTLE BEARS –THE FAMILY MUSICAL!
  • JULY 13 - Mummers Night
  • JULY 18 - Ocean City POPS Presents - Hollywood Hits
  • JULY 19 - David Bromberg Quintet  Ocean City Music Pier
  • JULY 20 - Ocean City Theatre Company Presents JACK AND THE BEANSTALK: The Musical!
  • JULY 20 - Mummers Night
  • JULY 21 - Ocean City POPS Presents - The Music of Simon and Garfunkel
  • JULY 22 - OCBP Women’s Lifeguard Invitational Races

  • JULY 24 - Night in Venice
  • JULY 27 - Ocean City Theatre Company Presents AWESOME ALLIE: FIRST KID ASTRONAUT
  • JULY 27 - Mummer's Night
  • JULY 30 & 31 - Ocean Theatre Company’s Junior Company Presents ALL SHOOK UP
  • 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 Tuesday:  Fun Runs (Short & Kids Distances) – 6:00pm, Carey Field, 6th & Atlantic Ave. All Ages! FREE! For More information lrumer@ocnj.us

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

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

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

  • August - Every Thursday:  Historic Inn Tours – Thursdays 2pm – 4pm, pick-up at 7th & Central Ave. Ends August 19th

  • August 2 - STRAIGHT NO CHASER
  • August 3 - Ocean City Theatre Company Presents ALEXANDER, WHO’S NOT NOT NOT NOT GOING TO MOVE
  • August 3 - Mummers Night
  • August 4 - Twins Contest
  • August 5 - Sand Sculpting Contest
  • August 6, 7, 8 - Annual Boardwalk Art Show
  • August 9 - Jon Anderson Ocean City Music Pier
  • August 10 - Pamper Scamper
  • August 10 - Colin Hay & Band Ocean City Music Pier
  • August 10 - Mummers Night
  • August 10 - The Ocean City POPS & Greater Ocean City Theatre Company Presents - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • AUGUST 12 - 111th Annual Baby Parade

  • AUGUST 14 - Ocean City Fishing Club’s Boys and Girls Fishing Tournament
  • AUGUST 14 - Miss Ocean City Pageant

  • AUGUST 15 - Ocean City POPS Presents - Broadway's Michael James Scott
  • AUGUST 16 - Tommy James & The Shondells
  • AUGUST 17  - Mummers Night
  • AUGUST 18 - Wacky Wednesday – Prince and Princess Party

  • AUGUST 18 - Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant

  • AUGUST 18 - Hermit Crab Races

  • AUGUST 20 - Little Miss Ocean City

  • AUGUST 21 - Junior Miss Ocean City

  • AUGUST 23 - The Marshall Tucker Band plus special guests Pure Prairie League

  • AUGUST 24 - Mummers Night
  • AUGUST 27 - Ocean City Green Fair

  • AUGUST 27 & 28 - Disney’s MOANA Jr
  • AUGUST 31 - Mummers Night
  • SEPTEMBER 1 - Farmer’s Market

  • SEPTEMBER 8 - Farmer’s Market
  • SEPTEMBER 11 - Street Rod Show

  • SEPTEMBER 11 - 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

  • SEPTEMBER 12 - Corvette Show

  • SEPTEMBER 12 - Mr. Mature America Pageant
  • SEPTEMBER 18 - Ocean City Airport Festival

  • SEPTEMBER 18 - Parachute Pyrotechnic Show

  • SEPTEMBER 19 - Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow

  • SEPTEMBER 25 - MS City to Shore Ride
  • SEPTEMBER 26 - OCNJ Half Marathon

  • OCTOBER 2 & 3 - Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales

  • OCTOBER 3 - Ocean City, NJ Jeep Invasion

  • OCTOBER 9 - Fall Block Party and Fireworks Spectacular

  • OCTOBER 10 - Making Strides Breast Cancer of Ocean City
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