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Family-Friendly Events Highlight Easter Weekend in Ocean City

Family-Friendly Events 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 at the Ocean City Music Pier, and a piano concert and visits with the Easter Bunny outside the Ocean City Music Pier.

The second of two Great Egg Hunts will take place on the Boardwalk on Saturday, March 30. 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 March 31.

The Easter Bunny will visit with children from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30, at Mark Soifer Park (9th Street and Asbury Avenue).

All are welcome to join a traditional non-denominational Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday (March 31) at the Ocean City Music Pier. Local clergy members will lead the celebration, which will include Easter music. The service also will be streamed via Zoom for anybody who can’t attend the live event:

The Philly Keys will return with their hit dueling piano show in front of the Music Pier at noon Sunday (March 31). From noon to 2 p.m., children are invited to come dressed in their Easter’s best to meet the Easter Bunny for a photo in an Ocean City lifeguard boat.

The dueling piano show is a popular attraction during Easter. (Photo by Donald B. Kravitz)


April 5-7 – Girls Weekend: Girls Weekend on downtown Asbury Avenue between 6th Street and 14th Street includes shopping and dining specials all weekend, accommodation packages, wellness classes, and more. The event kicks off with a Fashion Show on Friday evening (tickets). Call 609-399-1412 for more information.

April 6-7 – OC Con Comic Book & Memorabilia Show: Sales, special guests, cosplay and more at the Ocean City Music Pier. More information at

April 6 – OC CON Super Hero Run and Super Hero Obstacle Dash: 9 a.m. start on the Boardwalk in front of the Music Pier. Registration and information at

April 13 – Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweeps: All organizations and families are encouraged to participate in an annual statewide event to help keep our beaches clean and safe and to protect our coastal environment. Volunteers are sought for the Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweeps from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Check in and pick up supplies at the Ocean City Music Pier before the event. 

April 13 – Doo Dah Parade: Welcome the spring season with this comedy-themed parade complete with more than 300 basset hounds. Parade starts at noon on Asbury Avenue from Sixth Street to 12th Street, and then moves up to the Boardwalk, ending at Sixth and Boardwalk. Philadelphia Flyers legend Brian Propp will be grand marshal and be available for photographs and autographs for an hour after the parade at the Music Pier. Dietz & Watson returns as the event sponsor.

April 20 – Sports Memorabilia Show: Sales and special guests at the Ocean City Music Pier.

April 27 – Ocean City Schools Art Showcase: See artwork on display from local Ocean City School District students and meet the artists. Event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier.

April 27-28 – Boardwalk and Downtown Merchant Table Sales: 6th Street to 14th Street on the Boardwalk and Asbury Avenue.

The Doo Dah parade features pooches in costumes in the zany event each year.