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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.

 RESERVE UMBRELLAS/CABANAS

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

  • JUNE 12 - Cop Chase 5k Footrace

  • JUNE 12 - Miss Artisan Pageant Scholarship Pageant and Show

  • JUNE 14-19 - Restaurant Week

  • JUNE 26 - Antique Auto Show
  • JUNE 30 - FARMERS MARKET Every Wednesday, June 30th through September 8th 

  • 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 4 - Bike Parade

  • JULY 4 - Fourth of July Celebration

  • JULY 7 - Freckle Contest

  • JULY 10 - 41st Annual T. John Carey Master’s Swim

  • JULY 22 - OCBP Women’s Lifeguard Invitational Races

  • JULY 24 - Night in Venice
  • 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 13 - 2021 Not Available beyond this point.    DATES TO BE DETERMINED****
  • AUGUST 13 - 111th Annual Baby Parade

  • AUGUST 15 - Miss Ocean City Pageant

  • AUGUST 19 - Wacky Wednesday – Prince and Princess Party

  • AUGUST 19 - Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant

  • AUGUST 19 - Hermit Crab Races

  • AUGUST 21 - Little Miss Ocean City

  • AUGUST 22 - Junior Miss Ocean City

  • AUGUST 24 - The Marshall Tucker Band plus special guests Pure Prairie League

  • AUGUST 28 - Ocean City Green Fair

  • SEPTEMBER 2 - Farmer’s Market

  • SEPTEMBER 7 - OCNJ Labor Day Race

  • SEPTEMBER 9 - Farmer’s Market

  • SEPTEMBER 11 - 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

  • SEPTEMBER 12 - Street Rod Show

  • SEPTEMBER 13 - Corvette Show

  • SEPTEMBER 19 - Ocean City Airport Festival

  • SEPTEMBER 19 - Parachute Pyrotechnic Show

  • SEPTEMBER 20 - Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow

  • SEPTEMBER 27 - OCNJ Half Marathon, 5k & d10 Mile Non-Competitive Walk/Run

  • OCTOBER 3 - MS City to Shore Ride

  • OCTOBER 3 & 4 - Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales

  • OCTOBER 4 - Ocean City, NJ Jeep Invasion

  • OCTOBER 10 - Fall Block Party and Fireworks Spectacular

  • OCTOBER 10-12 - Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales

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