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What's Happening in Ocean City

Weekly Events

Mondays -Stockton Goes to the Beach Concerts - Nationally known acts live at the Music Pier, www.ocnj.us for schedule and tickets

Tuesdays - Funtastic Tuesdays - Free strolling entertainment along the Avenue, Downtown, 6th-11th on Asbury, 10am-1pm Family Film Night - Stainton's at 810 Asbury, 7:15pm

Mummers Night - Strutting 7-9pm, 6th-14th Streets on the Boardwalk

Wednesdays - Ocean City Farmer's and Crafter's Market begins Wednesday, June 30th and runs every Wednesday through August from 8am-1pm at 6th and Asbury. Jersey Fresh produce and hand made crafts.

Evenings Along Asbury - Open air artists, demonstrations, activities, music, outside dining, shopping and dining specials, free parking, 6th-11th Streets on Asbury, 5-8pm.

Thursdays - Market Days - free pony rides, puppet shows, face painting, music, clowns, balloon sculptures, Downtown, 6th-11th on Asbury, 10am-1pm.

Historic Inn-to-Inn Tours begin Thursday, July 1st and run every Thursday through August. Tours begin at 2pm. Tickets are $13 per person. Trolley boards at the ticket booth at the corner of 7th and Central Ave beginning at 1:30pm. Tickets may be pre-purchased at the Ocean City Welcome Center at 16 East 9th Street.

Boardwalk Family Nights - fun for the whole family with bands, magicians, karaoke, and much more, 6th-14th on Boardwalk, 7:30-9:30pm.

The Ocean City Pops and Ocean City Theatre Company present Oklahoma!-a full scale musical production on July 7 at 8 p.m. and July 8 at 2 and 8 p.m. at the Hughes Performing Arts Center. The Pops will be led by Musical Director William Scheible and Michael Hartman, Artistic Director of the Ocean City Theatre Company, is handling the production. Hartman has produced many successful Broadway shows with the Pops. Tickets are $25, available at the Ocean City Box Office, 609-525-9248 or online at www.ocnj.us.

Saturday, July 10, Temple University will hold its annual Football Fan Fest at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet the coaches, football players, Mascot, Hooter the Owl and the Spirit Squad. Get autographs, give-aways, etc. Temple fans, this is your day in Ocean City.

Saturday, the Nor' Easters Soccer Team presents Mascot Night when they play the Reading United at 7 p.m. in Carey Stadium, 6th St. off Boardwalk. Ten Mascots will race at 7:45 p.m., this includes Bobby, the Nor'easter Storm Chaser, Atlantic County Utility Authority's Super Can, Gillian's Wonder Bear, Mr. Taffy from Shriver's, Jilly's French Fry Guy, Rita's Ice Guy, the Air Circus Pirate, Scute the Wetland Institute's Turtle, the Cape May County Sheriff's Office and Trash Buster, the Canned Crusader. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children, call 609-525-9999.

The Miss Cape May County Pageant celebrates its 50th year this Saturday at the Music Pier starting 7:30 p.m. Seven young ladies from Cape May County will compete for various awards in interview, swimsuit, talent, evening wear and an on stage question. The past 50 title holders have been invited to attend. Tickets are $15, call 609-504-8636 or get them at the Music Pier Box office.

The Ocean City Dog Park Assn. will hold an educational seminar on Sat., July 10 from 10 a.m. till noon at Ocean City Library, 17th and Simpson Ave., Room 116. The program will include distribution and discussion of the new incident report for the Park, an update on planned activities and a fund raiser, plus 2011 Park Board positions.

The Ocean City Humane Society holds its Furry Friends Flea Market on Sun., July 11th from 8 a.m. until noon at the Humane Society, 1 Shelter Rd. off Bay and Tennessee Ave. Food will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the award winning, no-kill shelter. For information, contact Carrie Dickinson, 609-398-8037.

Also this Sunday, The Glad Vocal Ensemble, a male acapella quartet, will perform in concert at the Tabernacle, 5th and Wesley Ave., admission is free. Concert starts 7 p.m.

The Ocean City Pops presents a Mozart Requiem on Sunday, the 11th featuring the Brandywine Singers, Jon Kreamer Director, Markus Beam, baritone, Jody Kidwell, mezzo soprano and Carole Latimer, soprano at the Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th and Atlantic Ave., 8 p.m. The concert is sponsored by Mack and Manco in memory of Ensign John Elliott. Tickets are $15, call 609-525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us.

The Little River Band will be featured at the Music Pier on Mon., July 12. This is a Stockton Back to the Beach Concert. Tickets are $25, available online at www.ocnj.us or at the Music Pier Box Office, 609-525-9248.

The optional theme for Night In Venice, Sat., July 24 is "Some Enchanted Evening." However you are free to use any theme you wish for the 56th annual Decorated Boat Parade and Bay front home competition. Everyone who enters receives a free commemorative mug.Boat participants will receive their mugs at the Captain's meetings held the night before and the day of the Parade. Those who enter bay front homes may pick them up at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., call 609-525-9300.

The Parade begins at 7:30 p.m. on Sat., July 24 by the Longport Bridge and ends at Tennessee Ave. Five thousand dollars in cash prizes will be divided among best decorated boats and homes. There will be many substantial trophies awarded to winners in various categories. In addition, all boat owners will be given a $50 cash card to enhance their decorations, a photo of their boats in the Parade and commemorative captain's hats. Entry forms are available at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., call 609-525-9300, fax 609-399-0374. After hours call 609-364-4010. Forms can be downloaded by accessing www.ocnj.us and click on Night In Venice information.