Egg Hunt, Fashion Stroll and Sunrise Service Highlight Easter Weekend in Ocean City
A full calendar of spring events continues on Easter Weekend in Ocean City with a free egg hunt on the Boardwalk, a sunrise service on the Ocean City Music Pier, and a piano concert and fashion stroll outside the Ocean City Music Pier.
The second of two Great Egg Hunts will take place on the Boardwalk on Saturday, April 8. Participating merchants will invite children up to age 7 to visit stores with their families to collect eggs filled with treats and toys. The event will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or while supplies last. Flyers will direct families to participating stores. Rain date is April 9.
All are welcome to join a traditional non-denominational Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday (April 9) at the Ocean City Music Pier. Local clergy members will lead the celebration, which will include Easter music. The service also will be streamed on Facebook for anybody who cannot attend the live event: www.facebook.com/OceanCityNJVacation/.
Ocean City’s Easter Fashion Stroll takes place with judging at 1 p.m. Sunday (April 9) in front of the Ocean City Music Pier on the Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace. The annual event pays tribute to an era when families showed off their finery during walks on the boardwalk.
Anybody is welcome to enter the free event, and no advance registration is required. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dressed Children, Teens, Adults and Families. The Philly Keys will return to Ocean City with their hit dueling piano show to start the festivities at noon Sunday. The show will continue after the Fashion Stroll.
TICKETS GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY FOR OCEAN CITY SHOWS
Tickets for three special Ocean City Pops shows this summer will go on sale starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 5.
Judy Collins, the legendary folk-rock singer-songwriter, will join the Pops at the Ocean City Music Pier on Sunday, August 6. Jackie Evancho, who made her debut as a 10-year-old on “America’s Got Talent” and has since become a top artist on the classical charts, will perform with the Pops on Sunday, August 27. The Pops and the Ocean City Theatre Company will team up to present eight performances of “The Wizard of Oz” from August 1 to 10 at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School.
Online ticket sales and information on how to purchase tickets in-person is available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice.
ALSO COMING UP IN APRIL
April 15 – Doo Dah Parade: Welcome spring with this comedy parade, complete with more than 300 basset hounds. Phillies great Mickey Morandini will be this year’s grand marshal and will be available for free autographs and photographs after the parade at the Ocean City Music Pier. The parade starts at noon on Asbury Avenue at Sixth Street. The route travels Asbury Avenue to 12th Street, then turns up to the Boardwalk and finishes at Sixth Street. Dietz & Watson returns as the event sponsor.
April 29 – Sports Memorabilia Show: Vendors with merchandise and items representing a variety of sports and teams will be for sale at the show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier.