2013 Events in Ocean City
|"Come as Strangers, and leave as Friends"|
Inn The Gardens B&B
48 Wesley Road
Ocean City, NJ 08226
2012 Calendar of Events
February Sweetheart Special at Inn The Gardens. Bring your sweetheart to the beach for two nights in February. Special includes sparkling drink and fresh flowers. (mention this special at time of reservation). See " I Love New York" at the music Pier on February 11 call 609 525-9300 for more information and tickets.
March 31 & April 1 - Holiday Celebration of Fine arts & Crafts - 10 am -5pm at the Music Pier. $3.00 contribution supports area charities.
April 7 Woffin' Paws Pet Fashion Show at Carey Stadium @ 11:00am, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Great Egg Hunt 11th to 14th Street at 2:30, Free photos of the Easter bunny in a lifeguard stand and eggstra special savings all along Asbury Avenue.
April 8 Easter Sunrise Service by the sea @ 6:30 am by the music pier, then Easter fashion promenade at 1pm.
April 14 Doo Dah Parade - Goodbye to tax season with this comedy parade with over 500 basset hounds. 12 Noon on Asbury ave and then up to the boardwalk ending at the Music Pier. Earthday Celebration - City Hall Annex from 10am -2pm. Environmental exhibits, green give-aways, childrens activaties and more.
April 28 Citywide Yard Sale - at Tabernacle Grounds 8am - 1pm.
May Create your own Mothers Day Package or Gals Getaway at Inn The Gardens.
May 5 Spring Block Party 9:00am to 5:00pm, over 350 crafters, food, vendors & music!
May 12 & 13 Mothers Day Weekend - Flower give away to all moms at participating Boardwalk and downtown stores, and Inn The Gardens guests!
May 19 American Heart Assoc Heartwalk -Civic Center, 6th & Boardwalk, begins at 10:30am
May 20 Ocean City Triathlon/Duathlon- Swim/run/bike course, plus a kids course. For more information call 609 525-9304
May 28 Memorial Day Service - 11am at Veteran's Memorial Park, 5th & Wesley.
June Create your own Fathers Day Package at Inn The Gardens.
June thru Sept. Motivational and Inspirational Speakers at The Tabernacle. www.octab.org .
June 1-3 Flower Show- come see beautiful displays at the Music Pier 2pm to 9:00pm Friday & Saturday, Sunday 10-4pm.
June 7 Wonder's Birthday Bash at Gillian's Wonderland Pier - Celebrate Wonder Bears Birthday from 6-10:30pm. All rides only 1 ticket and a fireworks show at 9:00pm. Celebrating 82 years on the Ocea city Boardwal!
June 13 Miss New Jersey - Boardwalk Parade at 7pm
June16 Johnsons Popcorn Fathers Day Family Fun Fest- Face painters, bands, magicians and pony rides at 11th st. 1-3pm on the boardwalk.
June 23 Antique Auto Show - over 300 vintage vehicles. Tabernacle grounds 9 - 2pm, Boardwalk parade after 2 pm.
July & August; In Season rates at Inn The Gardens
Ocean City Pops Orchestra performs at pier. www.oceancitypops.org
July 4 Fourth of July Festivities. Kite flying, bike parade & Fireworks!
July 11 Sand Sculpting Contest 6th Street beach @ 9:00 am
July 21 Summer Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts from 10 to 5pm at Carey Stadium & Civic Center. Over 250 juried crafters, artists, photographers and gourmet food specialists.
July 27 Merchants in Venice Seafood Festival on Asbury Ave . Seafood, entertainment and rides from 5 to 9:00pm.
July 28 Night in Venice. The city's annual boat parade is one of the largest in the world!
August 1 Sand Sculpting Contest 9 am at 6th Street beach
August 3-5 50th Annual Boardwalk Art Show from 10-6 Fri & Sat, until 4pm Sun.
August 7 Annual Pamper Scamper. Annual baby crawling race on the 6th St. Beach.
August 9 103rd Annual Baby Parade - one of the oldest baby parades in the country!
Twin Contest at the Music Pier 6:30 pm.
September 1 Second Season rates begins at Inn The Gardens. In season rates for Labor Day Weekend.
September 7-9 Street Rod Weekend. Classic cars on display from 12 -4pm.
September 15 Ocean City Air Festival at the Municipal Airport 10 to 3:00pm. Unusual airplanes ranging from World War II to classics and warbirds.
September 16 Aerobatic Air Show with some of the best stunt pilots in the world. Over Ocean City boardwalk from 6th to 14th street from 1 to 3 p.m.
September 23 Corvette Show - over 350 cars exhibited. One of the largest shows of its kind. Displayed on Boardwalk 11:30 - 4:00pm.
September 29 MS Bike-a-thon. Over 7000 bikers raise over $3million for the MS Society.
Citywide yardsale at Tabernacle grounds and homes throughout town 8 - 1pm
Quiet Season rates begin at Inn The Gardens B & B
October 6 -8 Indian Summer Weekend - Seafood vendors at the Music Pier and boardwalk table sales.
October. 6 Fall Block Party and fireworks spectacular. Over 400 crafters, food vendors, music, etc. In the evening, family night entertainment on the boardwalk & fireworks at 9:30pm
October 20 & 21 Free Hayrides on the Boardwalk.
October 25 Halloween Parade on Asbury Ave from 6th to 11th St at 7:15pm
November 3 Trail of two Cities -Run/Walk over the 9th St. Bridge from Somers Point to Ocean City.
November 11 Veteran's Day Program - 11 am at Veteran's Memorial Park.
November 10 & 11, 17 & 18 Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival at the Music Pier 10 - 5:00pm. $3 contribution benefits local charities.
November 23 Christmas in the Downtown - Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue" 2pm -5pm. Join the merchants and chamber in kicking off an old- fashioned Downtown Christmas.
November 24 & 25 Breakfast with Santa 8:30-11:30 at a down town restaurant, photos with Santa at the Music Pier from 12pm to 3pm.
December 1 & 2 Train show on the music Pier 11 - 4pm.
December 1,2,8,9,15 &16 FREE Horse & Carriage Rides 12 to 3pm in front of City Hall. Photos with Santa at the music Pier 12 to 3pm. Breakfast with Santa every weekend at a different downtown restaurant 8:30 to 11:30.
December 7,14, & 21 Friday Night Hospitality Nights in the Downtown from 5-8pm. Free horse & carriage rides, evening shopping specials, carolers, music, Santa & more!
December 31 First Night New Years Eve Celebration with a complete schedule of events leading up to fireworks at midnight. www.firstnightocnj.com.
January 1, 2013 First day at the Beach with the annual 5k Boardwalk Run at 1pm then Polar Bear Swim at 2pm. Shopping extravaganza on Asbury Avenue from 11 to 4pm.
"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it."