Night in Venice boat parade sails into Ocean City July 28
Phil Wickham, Shane & Shane and the Glenn Taylor Band
Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. $10 in advance, $15 at door. 7pm. Call Ocean City Tabernacle for more information 399-1915. For tickets order online at octabernacle.org or itickets.com or by phone 399-1915.
Friday, July 27
Merchants in Venice Seafood Festival
6th– 9th sts. on Asbury Ave. Come and feast on some of the best seafood in the area and enjoy entertainment and rides for the kids. Free. 5-9pm. 525-9300. ocnj.us.
Saturday, July 28
Night in Venice
The city’s annual boat parade is one of the largest in the world. Starts at 6pm from the Longport Bridge to Tennessee Ave. along the bay. “Do You Remember When?” will be the optional theme. This will be the first year in the history of the event when there will be no traffic delays due to 9th Street Causeway drawbridge openings. For full info on entering, paking and where to view the parade go to ocnj.us/NIV/. 525-9300.
Sunday, July 29
Joseph & Sue Martin Concert
Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave, free admission. 7pm. 399-1915. octabernacle.org.
Ocean City Pops - ’Our Three Tenors’
Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. Shawn Mathey, John Viscardi and Jeffrey Halili. These tenors bring down the roof. $20. 8pm. 525-9300. ocnj.us.
Monday, July 30
Charles Thomas’ Drifters
Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. The Drifters are a long-lived American doo-wop and R&B/soul vocal group. In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked The Drifters #81 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Charlie Thomas is one of the original members of the group. $33.90. 8pm. 1-800-745-3000 or at ticketmaster.com.
Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. Audiences will thrill to a musical score which includes “Eating,” Wilbur the pig’s humorous yet poignant song about growing up; “Who Says We Can’t Be Friends,” an enchanting duet between Wilbur and his new-found companion Charlotte; “Welcome to the Zuckerman Barn,” featuring all the story’s unforgettable animals in a hand-clapping, toe-tapping hoe-down. $9. 10:30am. 525-9300. ocnj.us.
From lifeguard races, the completion of the Ocean City-Somers Point Bridge, sand sculpting contests and a themed boat parade, everyone has their favorite summer memory.