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What’s Happening- August

What’s Happening- August

Memorial Day Weekend 2023 Ocean City, New Jersey Guarded Beaches

AUGUST offers a full roster of summer activities! We welcome back art to the OCNJ Boardwalk, the beautiful lit runway will once again be put onto the Music Pier stage, and the Boardwalk is packed with other activities.


The Art of Surfing Festival is back this year and celebrating their 20th anniversary from August 5-7. This three-day event held at the Music Pier has music, art, a chance to meet the artists, and a whole lot of fun.

The 58th Annual Boardwalk Art Show will make the Boardwalk even more colorful from August 6-8.

If your artistic abilities are on the sculpting side, a cookie sculpting contest will be held at the Music Pier on August 4, a sand sculpting contest will be held at 6th Street Beach on August 5, and taffy sculpting will be at the Music Pier on August 25.

Pageants are also making a comeback this summer. The Miss Ocean City Pageant will be held August 14, Little Miss Ocean City on August 20, and Junior Miss Ocean City on August 21. The crabby Miss Crustacean will be crowned on August 18. Hermit Crab Races will also take place that day.

The Farmers Market is a great way to pick up local produce and meet local crafters. It is held at 6th and Asbury Avenue on Wednesdays from 8am to 1pm.

Family Nights are back on Thursdays on the Ocean City Boardwalk between 6th-14th Streets from 7-9pm.

Beach Exercise classes will be offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8am at the 6th Street volleyball courts.

The Mummers will be getting into the summer spirit during Mummers Nights on Tuesdays. They will make their way up and down the Boardwalk 6th to 14th streets from 7-9pm.


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Agave Mexican Kitchen is open at 100 Asbury Avenue. It is family owned and led by chef Sergio Soto, who was formerly the executive chef at Gallagher’s Steak House inside Resorts Casino.

Kids on rides at Wonderland keeping you up past your bedtime? Well, now there’s coffee inside Wonderland to keep you going through the night. Holiday Coffee Cart will be selling La Colombe hot coffee as well as iced cans and cold brew.

You can now pick up your Shriver’s Oreo fudge without even having to leave Downtown. That’s right, Shriver’s Salt Water Taffy and Fudge have opened a second Ocean City location in the old P. Francis location to bring their sweet treats Downtown. P. Francis moved one block south into the old Spotted Whale store.

Sal D’s Pizzeria has become Swick Candy, 1136 Asbury, where you fill a bucket with penny candy to take home. What makes the deal even sweeter is that if you refill the bucket, you get $2 off.

Find this story and more in our August magazine.

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