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Ocean City Celebrates Halloween 2017

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 10/26/17

Ocean City rolls into late October on Thursday with its annual Halloween Parade. The event is a favorite on the fall calendar and features local children, families, bands, entertainers, businesses and organizations costumed for the occasion. The parade starts at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 26 and proceeds down Asbury Avenue from Sixth Street to 11th Street.

The event is sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club. To register to participate, call 800-813-5580 or visit ochp.blogspot.com. Watching the parade is, of course, free – with great spots to catch all the action from either side of downtown Asbury Avenue.

The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company’s annual Halloween Costume Party is set for 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Ocean City Yacht Club. Tickets are $75 until the Oct. 24 deadline. The party is for adults (21-and-over) and includes food, dancing and prizes. To purchase tickets, visit the Theatre Company’s website at www.oceancitytheatrecompany.com.

Traditional trick-or-treating hours in Ocean City will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween – Tuesday, Oct. 31. Anybody interested in learning more about the allergy-safe Teal Pumpkin Project can visit www.foodallergy.org/education-awareness/teal-pumpkin-project.

COMING THIS WEEK

WELCOME NIGHT (Oct. 25): The Ocean City Chamber of Commerce’s annual Welcome Night provides an opportunity for residents to meet Ocean City groups, businesses and organizations. The free event runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center at Sixth Street and Boardwalk. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

JOHN R. ELLIOTT HERO WALK AND 5K RUN (Oct. 29): A 5-kilometer walk and a 5K run to promote the use of sober designated drivers and reduce the number of drunken driving tragedies (the mission of the John R. Elliott HERO campaign for Designated Drivers). Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, Sixth Street and Boardwalk. Run begins at 9:30 a.m. Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Walk at 11 a.m. Visit herocampaign.org or call 609-626-3880.

MORE FALL EVENTS IN OCEAN CITY

‘PETER/WENDY’ (Nov. 3 and 4): The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company’s Junior Company presents a lyrical interpretation of “Peter Pan” featuring students in grades 6 to 12. Jeremy Bloom strips the familiar story down to its emotional essence. This low-tech adaptation will mesmerize audiences of all ages. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 609-399-6111 or visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice.

TRAIL OF TWO CITIES (Nov. 4): This 5-kilometer run/walk travels one way over the Ninth Street causeway from Ocean City to Somers Point. Race begins at 8 a.m. Pre-register through www.ocnj.us/race-events.

QUIET FESTIVAL (NOV. 4 and 5): Ocean City once again will welcome the calmer season with its annual Quiet Festival. This year’s event will take place Nov. 4 and 5 and will celebrate all the resources of the Ocean City Community Center. The Ocean City Free Public Library, Ocean City Arts Center, Ocean City Historical Museum, Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center and Howard S. Stainton Senior Center each will be host to activities during the two-day festival. For more information on the events and a schedule, visit ocnj.us/quietfestival.

VETERANS DAY PROGRAM (Nov. 11): The annual ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. For more information, call 609-399-6111.

HOLIDAY CELEBRATION OF FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS (Nov. 11 and 12): More than 75 fine artists, photographers and handcrafters at the Ocean City Music Pier from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Hand-crafted, artisan-made items of every description from Christmas trees, ceramics, American Doll clothes, jewelry and reindeer to stained glass, candles, pet treats and art that can be framed while you browse. Every offering is handmade in the U.S. by the seller. Your $3 admission benefits the Ocean City Food Cupboard and the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. For more information, call 609-365-2239.