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2018 Ocean City Antique Auto Show & Boardwalk Parade

If you are into antique cars, you’ll want to check out the 2018 Ocean City Antique Auto Show & Boardwalk Parade taking place this Saturday, June 23, from 9 am – 2 pm on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle, 6th and Asbury Ave.

Come and see over 300 vintage vehicles at this event, now in its 63rd year.  A fun time for all ages, this event is free to the public, with a registration fee for automobile owners. To register, please visit jerseycape.aaca.com.  For more information call 609-399-6111.

Trophies will be presented at 1:30 pm, and there will be a boardwalk parade at 2 pm.

Miss New Jersey Pageant 2018

Contestants arrived in Ocean City today to get ready for the 2018 Miss New Jersey Pageant.

The fun kicks off with a Boardwalk parade at 7 pm this Wednesday, June 13.  Cheer on all 28 contestants and current Miss New Jersey, Kaitlyn Schoeffel, as they don costumes and shoes matching this year’s theme “Women in History.”

The preliminaries start at 7 p.m. June 14 and 15, with the finals on June 16th , where Miss New Jersey 2018 will be crowned. It all happens at the Music Pier (Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk). For more information call 609-399-6111 or visit missnewjersey.net.  The website to order Miss New Jersey tickets is www.showtix4u.com

If you are looking for a great meal before the parade or preliminaries, now is the time to try some place new. Restaurant Week is in full force through Friday, 6/15.  Enjoy fixed price menus and specials at participating Ocean City restaurants. Visit www.eatinocnj.com for list of participating restaurants and specialty shops.

 

OCNJ Restaurant Week 6/8 – 6/15

Is delicious food one of the things you most look forward to on vacation?

In Ocean City, NJ, we have so many wonderful places to eat, and Restaurant Week is a great excuse to try many of them! It all starts Friday, June 8th, where participating restaurants will be offering special fixed priced menus and/or specials.  Whether you are craving seafood, a burger, a great salad, pancakes, or ice cream, you’ll find it all.

Restaurant Week will be going on through Friday, June 15.  Visit here to see a full list of participating restaurants and their menus.

Let the Summer Begin, Marr Agency is Checking Families in Every Saturday

We hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. We are so excited Summer has arrived! We’ll be checking families in every Saturday this Summer and are looking forward to seeing you! 

Just a reminder that this Thursday, 5/31, is the last chance to order discounted seasonal beach tags. Visit here for more info. 

Didn’t get a chance to book your summer rental before the rush? No worries – there are still some great properties to choose from. Just head to our website or download our app (Marr Agency), to search for available rentals.  You can select your desired travel date and filter by number of bedrooms, bathrooms, location, amenities, and price.  

Please don’t hesitate to call a Marr Agency agent at 609.399.7036 if you have any questions or need help narrowing down properties. We are happy to assist you!

There are some great events coming up in OCNJ in the next couple of weeks, so mark your calendars:

The Ocean City Flower Show, Friday 6/1, 2 pm - 9 pm; Saturday, 6/2, 10 am - 9 pm; and Sunday, 6/3, 10 am - 4 pm. See beautiful commercial, amateur and kids displays at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. For more information call 609-399-6111. 

Wonder Bear’s Birthday at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, Thursday, 6/7, from 6 pm-10:30 pm.  All rides will be only 2 Tickets and at 9 pm see a birthday bash fireworks show to celebrate 88 years on the OCNJ boardwalk!  Rides open at 6:00 pm and Wonder Bear will be available all night for photos.  Taking place at 6th St. and the Boardwalk. 

OCNJ Restaurant Week, Friday, 6/8. Fixed Price Specials at participating Ocean City Restaurants. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and special treats for the whole family. Visit www.eatinocnj.com for list of participating restaurants and specialty shops. Sponsored by the Ocean City Restaurant Association.

OCNJ Treasure Hunt

Know a child who loves searching for treasure in the sand? If so, they’ll have a wonderful time at the “On Cloud Nine” Treasure Hunt taking place this Saturday, 5/19.

Children ages 13 and under will have fun searching for buried treasures such as foreign coins that they can keep. They will also find raffle tickets for a chance to win larger prizes.  Registration starts at 9 am, and the hunt begins at 11 am at the Music Pier. Admission is $5.

The event is sponsored by The East Coast Research and Discovery Association (ECRDA), the Northeast’s largest treasure-hunting club. Since 1983, the ECRDA has promoted the hobby of treasure hunting among adults and children.

For more information about the children’s hunt and to learn about the adult hunt also taking place on 5/19 as well as 5/20 please visit www.ecrda.org or call 732-276-8251.

And if you’d like to walk for a great cause this weekend, there’s a couple different options here in OCNJ:

The American Heart Association Heart Walk is taking place on Saturday 5/19 at 10:30 am (registration begins at 9 am) at the Sports & Civic Center (6th and Boardwalk).  For more information call 609.399.6111.

Walk for Lupis Now is taking place on Sunday 5/20 at 10 am (registration begins at 9 am) at the 6th St. Practice Field (6th & Boardwalk). For more information contact info@walktoendlupusnowsj.org or call 1-866-517-5070.

Modern Muscle Car Invasion in OCNJ 5/12/18

Start your Saturday, 5/12, by finding out if summer is coming early! We’re crossing our fingers that the answer is “yes.”

Martin Z. Mollusk, OCNJ’s resident hermit crab, will look for his shadow starting at 11 am on the 9th Street Beach. For more information about this event call 609.399.6111.

After, car fans will want to check out OCNJ’s first ever Modern Muscle Car Invasion happening on the boardwalk between 5th – 14th Streets, from noon to 5 pm.  Modern muscle cars such as Fords Chevys and Mopars will all be on display.

Trophies will be awarded at the end of the day. For more information regarding this event visit www.modernmusclecarinvasion.com or email blinkerfluidproductions@gmail.com.

Download the Updated OCNJ App

Want to know everything that’s going on in Ocean City, NJ?  Planning out what to do on your OCNJ vacation has never been easier with the Ocean City NJ Vacation App.

You’ll be prepared for the beach with a full report on air temperature, as well as water temperature and swell height, tide info, and wind speed direction, gusts and chill!  With a business and restaurant directory, you’ll easily be able to decide where to dine and shop.  The map makes it easy to see where everything is located. If you want to know what fun happenings are going on, you’ll have access to a full schedule of events.

This month the app will be getting an upgrade and users will also be able to buy beach tags and concert tickets through the app.  Other new features coming your way include alerts to special events and sales at local businesses when you are in town.

The app is free, and is available through the App Store or Google Play. Find more info here.

OCNJ Sports Memorabilia Show

Are you a sports fan, an athlete, or do you collect sports memorabilia? If so, you’ll want to check out OCNJ’s new event, the Sports Memorabilia Show.  The show will take place at the Ocean City Music Pier (825 Boardwalk) this weekend, Saturday 4/28 and Sunday 4/29.

You’ll find events and table sales dedicated to athletes, fans and collectors. Celebrity guests will also be  there.  The show runs from 10 am – 4 pm both days.

For more information call 609.399.6111

Spring Weather is Arriving in OCNJ

It may not feel like it today, but we promise, Spring weather really is arriving in Ocean City, NJ! We got a nice taste of it this past Saturday – it was a wonderful day for cheering on the over 500 basset hounds that took over the boardwalk all dressed up!

Have you been to OCNJ in the Spring? It’s a great time visit! The crowds have not yet fully formed, and the weather is perfect for taking a long walk on the boardwalk, enjoying a bike ride or watching amazing sunsets along the bay. And if you are looking to squeeze in some extra fun for the little ones, the amusements are open on the weekends. Plus there’s so much going on in the spring in OCNJ. Here are just a few of the upcoming events:

Sat. April 21 & Sun. April 22: Spring Festival of Guaranteed American Handcrafts and Fine Art 

Sat. April 28 & April 29: Sports Memorabilia Show

Sat. May 5: Spring Block Party

Sat. May 12: Modern Muscle Car Invasion

Sat. May 19 and Sun May 20: “On Cloud Nine” Treasure Hunt

Need a place to stay? Just head to our website, or download our app (Marr Agency), to search for available rentals.  You can select your desired travel date and filter by number of bedrooms, bathrooms, location, amenities, and price.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call a Marr Agency agent at 609.399.7036.

Now that we are officially in Spring mode, you know what that means…Summer is not far behind!!!

Reminder to Get Your Discounted Seasonal Beach Tags

The summer season is just around the corner! Do you have your OCNJ beach tags for the 2018 season? They are required for all beachgoers ages 12 and up visiting an OCNJ beach from June 2 – September 3 of 2018. If purchased by May 31, seasonal tags cost $20. They are available for online purchase here, but must be ordered by May 16th to allow time for delivery.

You can also purchase your beach tags at the following locations:

City Hall (9th and Asbury), Mon-Fri, 8:45 am to 4:30 pm; Sat-Sun 10-4
Rt. 52 Welcome Center, Mon-Fri, 9-4:30; Sat 9-4; Sun 9-2 (winter hours)
Henry Knight Building (12th and Haven), Mon-Fri, 9-4 (no holidays)
46th Street Welcome Center (46th and West) now open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. six days (closed Wed.)
Music Pier (Moorlyn Terr & Boardwalk) open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends beginning Palm Sunday weekend (3/24)
Aquatic & Fitness Ctr (17th and Simpson), Mon-Fri 5 am-9 pm; Sat 7-6; Sun 9-6 (no holidays)

Weekly, Daily and Military beach tags will be available at a later date for purchase in person.

Funds from beach tag sales help to offset the local municipalities cost of maintaining their beaches and providing lifeguards and other services such as trash removal, beach cleaning and the purchase of needed equipment and police protection.

For more information regarding beach tags please call 609-399-6111, ext. 9377 or visit: http://www.ocnj.us/beachtags/