Monthly Archives: September 2016


Ocean City’s Fall Block Party on 5th to 14th streets on Asbury Avenue is scheduled for Saturday, October 8th from 9am to 5pm. It is a mile long block party extravaganza featuring over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and much more. There are tons of activities for all ages to delight in. In the evening, head over to the boardwalk for family night entertainment followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

The Fall Block Party began three decades ago and now attracts over 40,000 visitors.  It has become a part of Ocean City’s Indian Summer Weekend Festival that runs from Saturday until Monday, a weekend long event with activities, table sales, fireworks on the boardwalk and a seafood festival at the Music Pier.  Come and take in the beautiful fall weather at the beach and a fun-filled day for all ages!

For more information, click here or call 1-800-BEACH-NJ

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As summer winds down, vacationers are packing up and heading home to get back into the routine of school and work.  While Labor Day may mark the unofficial end of summer, there are still lots of reasons to visit Ocean City in the off-season.


With the hustle and bustle of the summer over with, Ocean City quiets down. There are fewer vacationers and far fewer crowds. A walk on the beach is peaceful and quiet without a sea of umbrellas and beachgoers enjoying the summer sun.  During the off-season, Ocean City really is a place to relax and escape.


Ocean City has a very full event calendar planned during the fall months.  From the weekend after Labor Day through December, there are festivals and events planned almost every weekend. September 10th kicks off the fall season with Street Rod Weekend, a classic car show.  Throughout the fall, there are other events too, such as the Chili-Chowder Festival (October 2), Christmas Craft & Fine Arts Festival (November 12), and Christmas events featuring photos with Santa, horse and carriage rides, and a parade during the month of December.


During the off season, many shops and restaurants stay open because the locals need somewhere to dine and shop too. Some of the shops and restaurants begin to reduce their hours as the crowds thin out, but there is always somewhere in town to find a great meal and do a little shopping.

Whether it is peace and quiet, a great meal, or a weekend festival, Ocean City is the perfect place to visit during the off-season.

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Ocean City’s Annual Half Marathon, 5K and 10 mile non-competitive Walk/Run is set to take place on September 25. Proceeds from the run will be used to help fund Ocean City Recreation Scholarships and Programs.

The Half Marathon starts on 9th street near the Ocean City Music Pier, located at the Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Enjoy a flat, fast course through the streets, business district, and beaches and Boardwalk of Ocean City on this 13.1 mile course. In addition to the Half Marathon, there is a 5K along the Boardwalk, or a 10 mile non-competitive walk/run which takes you through the beautiful neighborhoods of Ocean City.

Average race day temperatures for Ocean CIty are usually lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s, Don’t miss out on great weather, scenic views, and a fun time for all!

For more information about registration and start times, click here.

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Ocean City Airport Festival

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There is so much to do in Ocean City during the fall!  Come and experience the beautiful fall weather at Ocean City’s Annual Airport Festival on Saturday, September 24th at the Municipal Airport, 26th & Bay Ave from 10 am – 3 pm. The festival features a ground display of unusual airplanes including planes from World War II to Classics and Warbirds.  Also, there are activities for kids to enjoy along with music and refreshments.  The Airport Show is followed on Sunday by the Aerobatic Airshow which takes place between 6th and 14th streets. Watch the Aerobatic Airshow performers as they execute amazing stunts over the beach.  For more information call 609-399-6111.  

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