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4 Things To Do In Ocean City This Week: Oct. 21-27

4 Things To Do In Ocean City This Week: Oct. 21-27

By Josh Bakan, Patch Staff

Here are four potential activities this week in Ocean City.

Welcome Night

6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Ocean City Sports and Civic Center

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce invites the community to meet Ocean City groups, businesses, and organizations and learn more about their products, services, and missions.

Welcome Night is free to all attendees. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

Halloween Parade

7:15 p.m. Thursday (late registration 6:30-7 p.m.)

The 72nd-annual Halloween Parade features local children, families, bands, entertainers, businesses, and organizations costumed for the occasion. The parade moves down Asbury Avenue from Sixth to 11th Street.

The event is sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club. Watching the parade is free. Late registration for participants in the parade will be available at a table staffed from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on parade night at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue in front of GG’s Diamond Tailor Shop.

For more information, call 800-813-5580 or visit

51st Annual Surf Fishing Tournament

registration 5:30-7 a.m. Saturday, Ocean City Primary School (550 West Ave.)

fishing sessions 7-10 a.m., spanning beaches from 23rd to 40th Street, vehicle access points at 23rd Street and 34th Street

The Ocean City Fishing Club invites families and individuals to compete. Teams and individuals are welcome to participate and vie for trophies and bragging rights.

“Even if someone doesn’t belong to a fishing club, they can register on the morning of the tournament, and we’ll put them together with other individuals to create a fishing team,” said tournament chair Ed Parkinson.

It costs $65 for a six-member team, while individuals can sign up for only $15. For more information, call Parkinson at 215-680-6652 or email

Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, check-in at Music Pier

All organizations, individuals, and families are encouraged to participate. The semi-annual statewide events invite the public to help keep our beaches clean and safe and protect our coastal environment. Check-in and pick up supplies at the Music Pier.