WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY
Car Shows and Pops Concert Highlight Ocean City Weekend
Street rods and other classic cars will be on display on the Ocean City Boardwalk during the 48th annual Street Rod Show on Saturday, Sept. 9. Street rods are classic cars (1993 or older) modified with modern parts. On Sunday, Sept. 10, it will be all Corvettes taking the spotlight.
On Saturday, classic cars and street rods will be displayed in the municipal parking lot at Fifth Street and Boardwalk from 8 a.m. to noon and will then proceed to the Ocean City Boardwalk to be displayed from Sixth Street to 14th Street until 4 p.m. An awards ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 9) in front of the Music Pier (at Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace). Registration to participate is still open with forms available at ocnjcarshows.com. Day-of registration will be open until 11 a.m. at the parking lot.
More than 350 cars from throughout the history of Corvettes will be on display in one of the largest shows of its kind on the East Coast. The cars will be on the boardwalk between Sixth Street and 14th Street from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday (Sept. 10). For more information, call 609-457-0081 or visit boardwalkcorvettesac.com.
As part of the weekend festivities, tickets are on sale now for a Saturday night concert (Sept. 9) with the Ocean City Pops presenting “Radio Jukebox with Sheena Easton.” Groove along to more than eight decades of chart-topping hits from the greatest names in music history, including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Carole King, Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, Elton John, Adele and more. International pop superstar Sheena Easton and Scott Coulter will perform the songs, accompanied by the Ocean City Pops Orchestra. The show also will feature Easton (“For Your Eyes Only” and “Morning Train”) performing some of her own songs. This concert is produced by Scott Coulter and Spot-On Entertainment. The show is at the Ocean City Music Pier at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or 609-399-6111.
Ocean City’s annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Monday outside the Ocean City Fire Department headquarters (550 Asbury Avenue), where a 9/11 memorial sculpture is on display. "A Day to Remember" will include music, prayer and reflections on the memory of lives lost and on the community spirit that was renewed in the years since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. All are encouraged to attend.
COMING UP IN SEPTEMBER
Ocean City Pops Presents Maestro Vince Lee at the Keys (Sept. 6): Maestro Vince Lee will step off of the podium and behind the piano for this unique concert event. Joined by his long-time colleague and regular Ocean City Pops orchestral pianist Eric Svejcar, 176 piano keys will be smoldering as Vince and Eric scorch through some of the greatest hits of rock, pop, Broadway, classical and more. Tickets available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or 609-399-6111.
Ocean City Walk to Defeat ALS (Sept. 16): Two-mile walk raises funds to support patient services and research. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and walk starts at 10 a.m. Visit www.oceancitywalktodefeatals.org.
Ocean City Airport Festival (Sept. 16): Annual festival at the Municipal Airport (26th and Bay Ave.) features a ground display of unusual and classic airplanes and a parachute jump from Team Fastrax. Festival runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Parachute Pyrotechnic Show (Sept. 16): An 8 p.m. show includes the Team Fastrax parachute team creating a dazzling display of lights and pyrotechnics for spectators on the ground. The show is viewable along the entire Boardwalk with the landing area on the beach at Seventh Street.
Ocean City Pops Presents Dance Elegance With the Atlantic City Ballet (Sept. 16): After their breathtaking feature with the Ocean City Pops in 2022, the stars of the Atlantic City Ballet return to heat up the Music Pier Stage. Forging a new, continuing artistic partnership between the ballet and the OC Pops, Maestro Vince Lee is delighted to highlight the talents of neighboring arts organizations. The Pops will also shine tonight as they play dance-themed orchestral features. A great way to finish an exciting season. Ocean City Music Pier, 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or 609-399-6111.
Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow (Sept. 17): Some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world put on a display starting at 1 p.m. and best viewed from the beach and boardwalk from Fifth Street to 14th Street.
Ocean City, NJ Jeep Invasion (Sept. 23): Jeeps will be displayed on the boardwalk between Fifth Street and 14th Street from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.NJJeepInvasion.com.
OCNJ Half Marathon, 5k & 10 Mile Non-Competitive Walk/Run (Sept. 24): Choose your distance and participate in one of New Jersey’s favorite race events. Advance registration required for the half marathon. Sign up early to save on registration fees at www.ocnj.us/Race-Events.
Boardwalk and Downtown Table Sales (Sept. 30-Oct. 1):Merchants offer special deals – Sixth Street to 14th Street along Asbury Avenue and the Boardwalk.
MS City to Shore Ride (Sept. 30-Oct. 1): About 7,000 cyclists raise millions of dollars through a two-day charity ride from Philadelphia area to Ocean City and back. For more information, call 1-800-445-BIKE or visit www.mscycling.org.