By MediaWize, OCNJDAILY
The Philadelphia Flyers Community Caravan will bring carnival-style fun – including an inflatable hockey rink, slap shot target and bungee run – to Ocean City at noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at the Ocean City Civic Center (just off the Boardwalk at Sixth Street).
“The Philadelphia Flyers have always been defined by our connection to the community and our fans, and the Flyers Community Caravan presented by Xfinity is a great way for us to build on that legacy every summer,” said Cindy Stutman, senior vice president of community relations for the Philadelphia Flyers. “We’re incredibly excited to kick off the caravan next week at the Shore and make stops throughout the Philadelphia region.”
The 2023 Community Caravan will feature appearances by Flyers In-Arena Host Everett Jackson, Flyers alumni, the Flyers Ice Team and, of course, Gritty. Fans attending this summer’s Caravan events will also have the chance to get their hands on a lineup of exclusive Flyers-themed giveaways including Gritty Beach Blankets, Flyers Cross Body Bags, Flyers Chip Clips and more.
Later on Wednesday, the top women lifeguards in southern New Jersey will compete for bragging rights in the Ocean City Beach Patrol Women’s Invitational. The races start at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 on the beach at 12th Street.
This year the annual event returns to the downtown, where beach and Boardwalk visitors can watch the women compete in swimming, running, rowing and paddleboarding events. The OCBP women are always competitive, and they’ll be ready to do well for their hometown crowd. The OCBP is celebrating its 125th anniversary this summer, and the Women’s Invitational is one of the showcase events for the summer.
CONTESTS AND WEEKLY HAPPENINGS
Ocean City’s “Wacky But Not Tacky” series of Wacky Wednesdays continues at 10:30 a.m. July 19 at the Ocean City Music Pier with a sculpting contest. No advance registration is required for this free family event, which invites participants to create art from a “mystery bag” of supplies. The contest is free, but it will be open to only the first 175 participants.
The popular weekly Farmers Market on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday through Sept. 14. The market features the best of fresh produce from local farms in the region, along with a variety of craft vendors.
Family Night on Thursday, July 20 will bring two Mummers bands to the Ocean City Boardwalk from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with the Uptown String Band strutting between Sixth Street and 10th Street and the Fralinger String Band performing between 10th and 14th streets. On Tuesday, July 25, Mummers Night will return to the Boardwalk from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with more string bands providing entertainment.
Downtown Asbury Avenue will feature entertainment, face-painters, balloon sculptors and more from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday (July 20) for Market Days and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday (July 25) for Funtastic Tuesday.
OCEAN CITY POPS CONCERTS ON THE MUSIC PIER
At 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 23, Broadway star Kimber Sprawl will take the stage with the Pops at the Ocean City Music Pier. After her successful run in the Bob Dylan-inspired show “Girl From the North Country,” Sprawl recently joined the Broadway cast of “Wicked.”
For tickets, visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111 or stop by the Music Pier Box Office.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES FEATURES GENESIS TRIBUTE
The Genesis Show will take the stage at the Ocean City Music Pier at 7 p.m. Monday, July 24. The concert will feature the only Genesis tribute band in the U.S. that re-creates the Phil Collins era of Genesis and focuses on the 1976-1982 tours. For the Ocean City show, the band will perform songs from Genesis’s 1980 Duke Tour.
Check the Music Pier Box Office for ticket availability or visit Ticketmaster.
FAMILY THEATER SERIES FEATURES ‘PINOCCHIO’
The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) will continue its family-friendly theatrical series on Tuesday, July 25 with a performance of “Pinocchio.”
The show is at 10:30 a.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. OCTC will put a creative twist on the classic tale by filling it with original music, sing-alongs and interactivity.
Visit oceancitytheatrecompany.com for more information and to purchase tickets.