Ocean City’s premier early-season event, the Spring Block Party, returns on Saturday, May 4.
The street festival features more than 350 crafters, food vendors, musicians, and kids’ activities stretched out over a mile of downtown Asbury Avenue between 5th Street and 14th Street. The roadway is closed to all vehicle traffic for the event.
The block party runs rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. More than 100 downtown stores will be open for business and have table sales out front. Pony rides for children will be available 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle (Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue). Entertainment along the Avenue will include the Tidal Wave Band, the Pennsport String Band and a variety of other acts.
This will be the 37th year for an event that now regularly attracts tens of thousands of visitors and sells out every vendor slot. All street parking in Ocean City and at municipal lots off the boardwalk will be free.
Merchant table sales will continue on Sunday between 6th and 14th streets on the boardwalk and downtown Asbury Avenue.