The shortest days of the year are behind us, and that means summer’s on the way. It’s not too early to think about planning for some fun in Ocean City this year. Here’s an early look at just a few key dates for 2018.
March 24 and 31: Easter falls on April 1 this year and the Great Egg Hunts on the beach are set for late March.
April 6-8: Downtown Asbury Avenue welcomes another Girls Weekend.
April 14: Humor and nostalgia join forces again as the Doo Dah Parade and Mr. Mature Pageant go off on a Saturday afternoon and evening.
April 28-29: The Sports Memorabilia Show is a new event for the Ocean City Music Pier.
May 5: The Spring Block Party takes place on its traditional date on the first Saturday of May.
May 12: Come find out if summer is coming early at Martin Z. Mollusk Day.
June 13-16: The Miss New Jersey Pageant returns to the Ocean City Music Pier.
June 28-30: The OC-Con Comic Book and Memorabilia Show moves to June this year.
July 28: Mark your calendars for the highlight of the summer, Night in Venice.
August 9: The 109th annual Baby Parade travels the Ocean City Boardwalk.
Sept. 15-16: The Ocean City Airport Festival and the Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow will be joined again by an evening Parachute Pyrotechnic Show.
Oct. 6: The Fall Block Party includes an evening fireworks display over the boardwalk.
Oct. 19-20: Another new event brings the Porsche 356 East Coast Holiday to the Ocean City Boardwalk.
For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ or visit www.oceancityvacation.com.