After a successful debut in 2020, the Market Madness event will return to Ocean City on Saturday, March 12.
Boardwalk and Downtown merchants in Ocean City will team up to put on a one-day sale 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. The event includes discounts on favorite local merchandise, goods and attractions from 40 different vendors. Food and drink will be available a la carte.
Ocean City’s Boardwalk Merchants Association and Downtown Merchants Association created the new event in 2020 as an early-season attraction, giving shoppers a summer preview, and it was not held live last year due to the pandemic
Parking will be free in municipal lots adjacent to the boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace, Eighth Street and Ninth Street.
TICKETS ON SALE FOR SUMMER CHILDREN’S THEATER SERIES
Tickets are on sale now for Ocean City Theatre Company’s Summer Children’s Theater Series at the Ocean City Music Pier. For more information on any show and to purchase tickets online, please visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice.
The 2022 lineup of shows includes:
· JULY 5: “Madagascar, The Musical” — This musical adventure is based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture. Shows are 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
· JULY 12: “Go Dog Go” — P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book comes to life on stage in an exploration of movement, color and space. Shows are 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
· JULY 19: “Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, the Rock Experience” — This rock ‘n’ roll parable with a significant message for today’s audiences is based on the hit children’s book by Mo Willems. Shows are 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
· JULY 26: “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs” — There are two sides to every story, and when the Big, Bad Wolf takes the stand in Piggsylvania’s Trial of the Century, he finally gets his say. Show time is 10:30 a.m.
· AUGUST 2: “Super Sidekick, The Musical” — When famous superhero Blackjack the Bold is kidnapped by an evil sorcerer, it’s up to his assistant, Inky, to step up and save the day. Show time is 10:30 a.m.
Tickets are also on sale for a Broadway show featuring the Ocean City Pops orchestra and the Ocean City Theatre Company. “The Sound of Music” will be performed at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center on August 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
NATURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL FUN DAY SET FOR FEB. 19
The Ocean City Environmental Commission will sponsor a free family-friendly Nature and Environmental Fun Day 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Ocean City Music Pier. The event includes zoo animals, crafts, games, a recycling activity and more.
The tentative lineup of participants includes:
· Cape May County Zoo: animals
· Cape May County Municipal Utility Authority: recycling information and activity
· O.C. Environmental Commission: crafts and native plant seedling origami package … and a beach plum planting sign-up
· Ocean City High School Student Environmental Association: games
· Bowfish Kids: composting and trash reduction
· O.C. Public Works: reusable bags