WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY
Ocean City Flower Show Returns to Music Pier
The Ocean City Flower Show will return to the Music Pier from Friday to Sunday (June 2 to June 4). The 49-year-old tradition presented by the Garden Club of Ocean City features floral creations and displays from enthusiasts of all ages.
Awards are given in a variety of categories for artistic design and horticulture. This year’s theme is “June in Bloom.” The event also features a small sales pavilion.
The public is invited to check out the beautiful displays. Show hours are 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free (donations to the Garden Club are optional).
A fireworks display will be launched from the beach at Fifth Street at 9 p.m. Thursday (June 1) to celebrate the 93rd anniversary of Gillian’s amusements on the Ocean City Boardwalk.
The Skato Remembering Kato skateboarding celebration is set for 1 p.m. Saturday (June 3) at the Ocean City Skate Park at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue. The event features a competition, music and fun. It’s named for Kato, a white German shepherd from the Humane Society of Ocean City, the city’s no-kill animal shelter. Kato passed in January. All proceeds from the event benefit the Humane Society. A concert by Ill Rendition will begin at 1 p.m., and the skate competition starts at 2 p.m.
Admission is free (with donations accepted and appreciated. There will be a $20 registration fee for each skater.
COMING UP IN JUNE
JUNE 10 — Artisans Hobo Band Concert: 7 p.m. at the Music Pier. This year’s entertainment for the 76th annual Family Weekend of the Artisans Order of Mutual Protection will be a concert by the Original Hobo Band. Admission is free. For more information, call 215-708-1000 or visit www.artisansaomp.org.
JUNE 17 – Health & Wellness Expo: Come explore health food and wellness product vendors, various yoga and fitness classes, western line dance and ballroom dance classes, and enjoy a fashion show highlighting the newest styles from local merchants from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier.
The event will also feature a Kids Corner. Hosted by the Healthy Living Advisory Council.
JUNE 17 – Juneteenth: A celebration of the African American communities of Ocean City and the surrounding areas from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Haven Avenue between 7th Street and 8th Street. Event will include food, live music, comedy, vendors, youth activities, African dance, drums, storytelling and visual arts. Guest speakers will be Kelly Cornish (mental health, drug addiction) and Michelle Washington Wilson (storyteller in education).
JUNE 19 – Get The Led Out: The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets available at Ticketmaster, and a limited number are available (by cash or check only) at the Music Pier Box Office.
JUNE 20 – Keb’ Mo’: The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets available at Ticketmaster, and a limited number are available (by cash or check only) at the Music Pier Box Office.
JUNE 21 – Farmers Market: The weekly marketplace opens for the season at the Tabernacle Grounds. The Farmers Market returns 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday. Crafters in the street at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue.
JUNE 23-24 – Book Sale: The Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library announce a Summer 2023 Two-Day Book Sale to be held in the atrium of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Avenue on Friday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, go to friendsvolunteersocfpl.com. Attendees are requested to provide their own tote bags. Cash only.
JUNE 24 – Antique Auto Show: Over 300 vintage vehicles. Tabernacle grounds, Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with boardwalk parade after 2 p.m. For more information, visit jerseycape.aaca.com.
JUNE 25 – Kristin Chenoweth Performing with the Ocean City Pops: The award-winning actress and singer’s career spans film, television and stage, and she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She highlights the Ocean City Pops’ season-opener at 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Pushing Daisies.” In 1999, she won a Tony Award for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” and she was nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in “Wicked” in 2004. She has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and a People’s Choice Award for her role on “Glee,” and she also recently starred in Apple TV’s comedy series “Schmigadoon.” For tickets, visit oceancityvacation.com/box-office.
JUNE 26 – Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers: The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets available at Ticketmaster, and a limited number are available (by cash or check only) at the Music Pier Box Office.
JUNE 27 – The Rascals: The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets available at Ticketmaster, and a limited number are available (by cash or check only) at the Music Pier Box Office.
JUNE 28 – Wacky Wednesday (Taffy Sculpting): Use your creativity to shape and sculpt Shriver’s salt water taffy into your very own unique masterpiece. Contest is free and open to the first 250 participants. Open to all ages. Event starts promptly at 10:30 a.m. at the Music Pier.