Ocean City has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s primary promoters and East Coast architects of surfing.
Ocean City High School, 501 Atlantic Ave. An all-class reunion of OCHS. Football game and pre-game BBQ Friday, parade on Saturday, Oct. 15. Visit ochsalumni.com.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 15
45th annual Ocean City Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament
On the beach. Registration 5-6am at Ocean City Intermediate School, 18th St. and Bay Ave. Competition 6am-12:30pm. Cost: $10 for individuals, $60 for six-member teams. Lunch served and trophies awarded at the school after the tournament. Co-sponsors: OC Dept. of Recreation and Ocean City Fishing Club. 398-0534.
Ocean City Airport Festival
At the Municipal Airport, 26th & Bay Ave. 10am–3pm. Features include a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II planes to classics and warbirds. 525-9223.
sunday, sept. 16
Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow
6th to 14th Streets. Thrill to some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world plus military demonstrations. 1pm. 525-9300.
Sunday, sept. 16
Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th Street and Atlantic Avenue. Pops Features Classics. Highlights include Brahms Double Concerto with Ellen dePasquale and Mirjam Ingolfssohn, plus a varied selection of music featuring wildlife themes. Sponsored by Dr. Matt Hamilton and Beach Buddies Animal Hospital. 7:30pm $15.
saturday, sept. 22
Ocean City Board ... Walk To Defeat ALS
6th Street & the Boardwalk. Registration begins 9am, walk begins at 10am. Two-walk on the Boardwalk raises funds to support patient services and research into finding a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease. 643-5434. alsphiladelphia.org.
sunday, sept. 23
On the Ocean City Boardwalk. Over 350 Corvettes exhibited. One of the largest shows of its kind on the East Coast. Models from every year Corvettes were manufactured. 11:30am-4pm. 457-0081. Free.
Weekly Ocean City Events through Labor Day
Character Nights on the Boardwalk.
Characters will sign autographs in front of the Music Pier at 7pm, a Surrey Parade will follow at 7:30pm. Come join the fun and meet all the Ocean City Boardwalk Merchants’ Mascots.
10am–1pm on Asbury Ave. Entertainment, Face Painters, Balloon sculptors.
Mummers Strutting on the Boardwalk. 7-9pm; 6th to 14th streets.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
South End Location: 59th St. & Central Ave., (Entrance to CorsonsPark) Tuesdays-9am, Wednesdays-6:30pm.
North End Location: OC/Longport Bridge Parking Lot (Gardens Parkway) Tuesdays-6:30pm, Wednesdays-9am.
Tickets may be purchased on-site. Adults $1.00 Children $.50.
Farmers Market and Crafters
Farmer’s Market at the Tabernacle Grounds, 550 Wesley Ave., every Wednesday also crafters in Fire House Parking Lot on 6th St. 8am–1pm.
Family Night on the Boards
Family Nights, Entertainment on the boardwalk 7:30-9:30pm between 6th – 14th sts.
Market Days on Asbury Ave.
Market Days, 10am 1pm - Asbury Avenue. Entertainment, Face Painters, Balloon sculptors. Begins July 12
Ocean City Arts Center
1735 Simpson Ave. Ocean City. June Exhibit: “I Remember Wanamaker’s.” Gallery Hours Mon.-Fri. 9am-9pm, Sat. 9am-3pm. Visit oceancityartscenter.org or call 399-7628.
Ocean City Fine Arts League
608 Asbury Ave. June: “Flowers.” Gallery Hours: 10am-6pm Mon.-Sat. 10am-1pm Sun. 814-0308 or oceancityfineartsleague.org.
Plus, GACGA hopes to lure golf travelers, Drew Toonz and the Album of the Week (Van Morrison)
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.
Showboat will introduce a new after-beach hot spot designed to provide a low-key hangout for surfers and all beach-goers
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