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What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/5/22

Ocean City Announces 2022 Calendar of Events
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Ocean City greeted the new year in style with spectacular First Night and First Day celebrations, and the city is planning a full calendar of special events for 2022.

It’s not too early to start planning for family fun in the new year, including all of the biggest annual events. 

The city’s Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony will kick things off and bring the community together to honor Dr. King’s legacy on Monday, Jan. 17. The event will start at noon and move to the Ocean City Music Pier this year.

The spring season opens with Girls Weekend from April 1 to April 3, and the OC Con Comic Book and Memorabilia Show on April 2.

 

The madcap Doo Dah Parade falls on April 9 this year and will feature the usual brigade of basset hounds. The Mr. Mature America Pageant returns on that evening of April 9 and caps off a day dedicated to humor.

The Great Egg Hunts on April 9 and April 16 will follow the same new format implemented this year – with children invited to stop by participating boardwalk stores in their search for eggs and treats.

After two cancellations during the pandemic, the Spring Block Party returns on May 14. Because Mother’s Day falls on May 8 this year, the popular event is a week later than usual, which should make for great weather. The Fall Block Party is on for Oct. 8 with fireworks scheduled for 9 p.m. that evening.

Night in Venice – Ocean City’s premier summer event – is set for Saturday, July 23. Look for announcements soon on this year’s theme.

The Baby Parade will return for the 112th time on Thursday, Aug. 11.

Fall events include the Ocean City Airport Festival and Parachute Pyrotechnic Show on Sept. 17 with the Boardwalk Aerobatic Air Show on Sept. 18.

If part of your New Year’s resolution is to get back in running shape, the OCNJ Half Marathon on Oct. 2 is a great race and a great goal.

After a successful debut in 2021, Dog Day on the Boardwalk and the Humane Society’s Howl-O-Ween Parade will return on Oct. 22.

Be sure to check back throughout the year for additions and updates to our event calendar.