Are you as excited as we are too kick off Memorial Day weekend? There’s plenty of ways to welcome the summer season, and observe Memorial Day here in Ocean City, NJ, beginning on Friday!
Can you think of a better way to begin the long weekend than by dressing in a business suit, carrying a briefcase, and marching into the ocean to the tune of “Pomp and Circumstance?” Welcome the new season and celebrate the annual Unlocking of the Ocean on Friday, May 25, at Moorlyn Terrace St. Beach at 12 noon. For more information call 609-399-6111.
The Memorial Beach Challenge and Kids Fun Run takes place Saturday, May 26, at from 6 am – 10 am at the 9th Street Beach. Proceeds from the obstacle course challenge benefit The 31Heroes Project. For registration information and more details please call 856-905-0583 or visit memorialbeachchallenge.com.
Enjoy a free concert of show tunes and patriotic favorites given by the Bucks County Singers of Newtown, PA, at the Music Pier (Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk) on Saturday, May 26, at 3:30 pm.
On Monday, May 28, a Memorial Day Service will take place at 11:00 am at Veterans Memorial Park (Between 5th & 6th & Wesley Ave). Rain location: Ocean City Tabernacle (550 Wesley Ave). For more information call 609-399-6111.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-517-5070.
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.
Grab your girlfriends, and come over to OCNJ this weekend (4/6 – 4/8) – it’s Girls Weekend, and it’s going to be a great time! The fun starts on Friday, 4/6 at 7 pm with the Fashion Show Kickoff at Glazed Over Studios (704 Asbury Ave) at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 and can be bought at City Hall, the Route 52 Welcome Center, Ta-Dah (1040 Asbury Ave), and the 7th Street Surf Shop (720 Asbury Ave).
Take a yoga class, run a 5K, create your own sign, painting, sea glass votive, floral crown, and more! The event also features hotel and bed-and-breakfast packages, dining offers and shopping discounts. Reigning Miss America, Cara Mund will be in OCNJ to open and close Girls Weekend.