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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 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 15 - FARMERS MARKET Every Wednesday, June 30th through September 8th 
  • JUNE 20 - Kenny Wayne Sheppard Band at Ocean City Music Pier
  • 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 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 4 - Bike Parade
  • JULY 4 - Fourth of July Celebration, Kite flying competition followed by entertainment on the beach next to the Music Pier

  • JULY 6 - Freckle Contest
  • JULY 7 - Sand Sculpting Contest
  • JULY 9 - Annual T. John Carey Masters Swim

  • JULY 11 - Killer Queen at Ocean City Music Pier
  • JULY 12 - OCTC Presents Go Dog Go
  • JULY 19 - OCTC Presents Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed
  • JULY 21 - OCBP Women’s Lifeguard Invitational Races

  • JULY 23 - Night in Venice
  • JULY 26 - OCTC Presents The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • 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. 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 - Every Thursday: Historic Inn Tours – Thursdays 2pm – 4pm, pick-up at 7th & Central Ave. Ends

  • August 1 - Happy Together Tour at Ocean City Music Pier
  • August 2 - OCTC Presents Super Sidekick the Musical
  • August 3 - Twins Contest
  • August 4 - Sand Sculpting Contest
  • August 5, 6 & 7 - Annual Boardwalk Art Show
  • August 9 - Pamper Scamper
  • AUGUST 11 - 112th Annual Baby Parade

  • AUGUST 13 - Miss Ocean City Pageant

  • AUGUST 17 - Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant

  • AUGUST 17 - Hermit Crab Races

  • AUGUST 19 - Little Miss Ocean City

  • AUGUST 20 - Junior Miss Ocean City

  • AUGUST 26 - Ocean City Green Fair

  • SEPTEMBER 5 - OCNJ Labor Day Race
  • SEPTEMBER 10 - Street Rod Show
  • SEPTEMBER 11 - 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

  • SEPTEMBER 11 - Corvette Show

  • SEPTEMBER 12 - Mr. Mature America Pageant
  • SEPTEMBER 17 - Ocean City Walk to Defeat ALS
  • SEPTEMBER 17 - Ocean City Airport Festival

  • SEPTEMBER 17 - Parachute Pyrotechnic Show

  • SEPTEMBER 18 - Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow

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

  • OCTOBER 1 - Ocean City, NJ Jeep Invasion

  • 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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