FUNTASTIC TUESDAYS: Held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Asbury Avenue features free balloon sculptors, face painters, and strolling Mummers, fun for the entire family. Also, there are 100 fine specialty stores to investigate. Plus numerous restaurants in the downtown where you can have breakfast or lunch while enjoying the free stuff.
MUMMERS NIGHT: Also on Tuesdays, enjoy Mummers Night on the Boardwalk, with String Bands strutting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. sponsored by Shriver’s, the Surf Mall, Shirt Shack and Ocean Paradise. Enjoy a great evening on Ocean City’s Award Winning Boardwalk.
BEACH WALKS: Also on Tuesdays and Wednesdays take an informative and pleasant guided beach walk for a nominal price. Walk starts at South End Location, 59th and Central Ave. at the entrance to Corson’s Park, Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. There’s a Walk from the north end starting at the Longport Bridge Parking lot (Gardens Parkway) Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Tickets are available on site, Adults $1, Children 50 cents.
FARMERS MARKET: Held at Tabernacle Grounds every Wednesday with crafters on Asbury Ave. at 6th St., 8 a.m.-1 p.m. You can stroll free and buy stuff at economical prices now through Sept. 10th.
MARKET DAYS: Every Thursday through the end of August on Asbury Ave. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Includes free entertainment (magicians, etc.) free face painters and balloon sculptors plus free pony rides for the kids at the Tabernacle, 6th and Asbury Ave.
FAMILY NIGHTS: Every Thursday through the end of August a variety of free entertainment 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. between 6th and 14th Sts. on the Boardwalk. This popular program is sponsored by Old Salt, Playland Castaway Cove, Johnson’s Popcorn, Haunted Golf/Congo Falls.
CHARACTER NIGHTS: Every Sunday through August Ocean City’s colorful Boardwalk Mascots will parade on the Boardwalk. Characters will sign autographs and pose for photos at 6 p.m. in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Sponsored by Manco and Manco’s Pizza and Gillian’s Wonderland Pier.
SAND SCULPTING CONTEST. A favorite here for 42 years. The competition is for amateurs. You’ll enjoy numerous unique entries from families and individuals that just like doing it for fun. The contest starts 9 a.m. at the 6th St. Beach. Entry is free. Entry to beach for spectators is free. Categories are 5 years and under, 6-8 years, 9-12 years, Teens, Individual Adult and Families. Prizes are awarded. Bring your buckets, shovels and imaginations. For information, call (609) 525-9300.
REMINDER: BOAT AND HOME ENTRIES are now being taken for NIGHT IN VENICE starting 7:30 p.m. JULY 26 by the Longport Bridge. Entry is free. All boat owners who participate receive a free photo of their boat in the Parade and a commemorative mug. There will be prizes for the best decorated boats and bayfront homes. All home owners who enter the event will receive a commemorative mug. To register for Night In Venice, access www.ocnj.us/NIV. For more information or to register, call (609) 525-9300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historic Inn-to-Inn Tours presented by the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers of Ocean City are every Thursday in July and August from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Tickets are $14 per person, which includes transportation by trolley and a guided tour. Catch the trolley at the Ticket Booth located at the 7th Street and Central Avenue parking lot (metered parking is available). Tickets are available at the Welcome Center on the Rt.52 Causeway and at the ticket booth. Each tour includes an excursion to three inns, the Historic Ocean City Lifesaving Station or the Ocean City Historical Museum, and a sightseeing tour of the City's historic district. For more information, please call 609-399-1412 or visit on the internet at www.OceanCityVacation.com.
The Ocean City FREE Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave., means what it says. It offers all types of FREE programs including music, jazz programs, free movies, free classes in cooking, languages, etc. and much more. Call (609) 399-2434 for info.
(July 19) Professional Soccer: Ocean City Nor’easters vs Baltimore Bohemians - 7:00pm Kick off, Carey Stadium, 6th & Boardwalk. Tickets: $10 Adult, $7 Youth (Under 16) For more information call 609-525-9999.
(July 19) CINDERELLA presented by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Co. A sweet adaptation of the fairy tale classic, delightful for all ages, 10:30 a.m. at the Music Pier. Tickets $10. Call (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice or at Pier Box Office.
(July 1th to July 30th) OH What A Night? A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday- July and August at the Moorlyn Family Theatre. For tickets and information go to www.moorlynfamilytheatre.org
(July 19th-20th) 20th OCEAN CITY'S Fifth Annual Tribute to the Philippines featuring free exhibits, free entertainment and health checks. Plus free Health Fair, Sunday, July 20 at the Senior Room of the Free Public Library. Call (609) 525-9300.
(July 19th) Huge Summer Craft extravaganza at the Tabernacle, 6th and Asbury Ave., new location this year. Over 200 juried crafters, artists and photographers and gourmet food specialties. For information call 1-800-822-4112. Event has raised over $324,000 for local charities.
(July 20th) OCEAN CITY POPS Orchestra presents Our Three Tenors I. 8:00pm Ocean City Music Pier. William Davenport, Jonathan Boyd and Jeffrey Halili raise the roof! Tickets $20 at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.
(July 20th) OCEAN CITY, THE MUSICAL every Sunday, Monday & Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. July & August. For tickets and more information go to www.moorlynfmailytheatre.org
(July 20th) DAVID AND THE GIANT, a New Musical. Every Sunday at 3 pm and Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m at the Moorlyn Family Theatre. For information and tickets go www.moorlynfamilytheatre.org
(July 21st) HOW I BECAME A PIRATE presented by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company Young Jeremy Jacob is digging in the sand at North Beach when he is greeted by Captain Braid Beard and his mates, and is recruited to help find the perfect digging spot for their treasure. Boarding the ship, the Captain introduces the boy to his pirate crew who share with him the ins and outs of a pirate's life at sea. The pirate world proves to have many surprises for Jeremy Jacob but he realizes that it's always good to go home and that the simple things in life, like a kiss and a warm tucking in at night, are among those that are most important. A story of adventure and finding one's own heart - a path that can't be found on any treasure map! 10:30am at the Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. Tickets: $10 Call 609-525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice
(July 21st) BACON BROTHERS IN CONCERT- 7:30pm at the Music Pier. Long before Kevin Bacon launched his prolific stage and screen career, and before Michael Bacon became known as a go-to composer for film and television, they were just two brothers, born nine years apart, coming of age in Center City Philadelphia. The Bacon Brothers' latest CD is New Year's Day, which is laden with the brothers' trademark gritty rock and a touch of Philly soul and hearkens back to those roots in the City of Brotherly Love.Tickets $35 on sale through TicketMaster at www.ticketmaster.com (additional fees apply). For more info call 609-525-9300
(July 22nd and 23rd) OCEAN CITY POPS ORCHESTRA present Lights, Camera….The Oscars! 8:00pm Ocean City Music Pier. With Broadway singers Mandy Gonzelez and Jeremiah James! Hear award winning songs sung by these fabulous Broadway sensations! From Titanic, An Officer and a Gentleman, Rocky, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Godfather, Gone With The Wind, Chariots of Fire, and more. Tickets $20/12 at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice beginning May 17th.
(July 23rd) SUMMERTIME MAGIC featuring Magician Joe Holiday at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, July & August at the Moorlyn Family Theatre. For information and tickets go to www.moorlynfamilytheatre.org
(July 24th) LOCAL HISTORIANS PAUL & RUTH ANSELM ON “THE PASSION OF POSTCARDS” in the OC Free Public Library. Longtime residents of Ocean City Paul and Ruth Anselm share their passion for postcards at the next Ocean City Historical Museum Thursday night series; July 24, 7:00 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public. If a picture is worth a thousand words, this collection of photos is worth millions. Exemplars will be on the screen for all to see as the Anselms reflect on their years of collecting. Both Ruth and Paul have been volunteers at the museum for several decades and Paul is a former President of the Board of the Museum. Ruth has coordinated volunteers and Paul coordinated the physical needs of the Museum through re-location and major changes at its Community Center host location. The Ocean City Historical Museum preserves history and celebrates those who make history.
(July 26th) COUNTRY DIVAS starring Jackie Buckingham & the Jersey Shore Pops – this show will feature the Jersey shore Pops with vocalist Jackie Buckingham singing the music of the great ladies of Country Music, including Patsy Cline, Crystal Gayle, Taylor Swift, Tammy Wynette and the great Dolly Pardon. Show time 2:00pm at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and boardwalk. Tickets are $22 - $35 and are available by calling 1-800-838-3006 or online at www.jerseyshorepops.org
(July 26th) NIGHT IN VENICE – 7:30 pm, The City’s annual boat parade is one of the largest in the world. Starts at the Longport Bridge to Tennessee Ave. along the bay. For more information call 609-525-9300.