WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY
Great Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny Return to Ocean City
Don McLean and Al Stewart Join 2023 Summer Concert Series
Ocean City’s spring calendar continues with events that showcase the boardwalk and downtown districts.
The first of two Great Egg Hunts will return to the Boardwalk on Saturday, April 1. Participating merchants will invite children up to age 7 to visit stores with their families to collect eggs filled with fun toys and candy. The free event will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or while supplies last. Flyers will direct families to participating stores to collect eggs trick-or-treat-style. Rain date is April 2. A second Great Egg Hunt is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 8 with a rain date of April 9. More information is available on Facebook (@ocnjboardwalk) or Instagram (@oc_njboardwalk).
The Easter Bunny will be in town to visit with children 9 a.m. to noon on April 1, 2 and 8 at Mark Soifer Park at the corner of Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue. The event gives families a chance to take advantage of all that Ocean City’s downtown shopping and dining district has to offer.
DON MCLEAN AND AL STEWART JOIN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Ocean City announced Monday that Don McLean will be part of the 2023 Summer Concert Series at the Ocean City Music Pier with a show at 7 p.m. Monday, August 7. Al Stewart will be special guest for the show. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday (March 30).
McLean will be on his 50th Anniversary “American Pie” Tour, and Stewart will open the show with his band, The Empty Pockets.
The show is presented by the City of Ocean City and the series is co-produced by BRE Presents and Rose Productions. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 30. A limited number of tickets also will be available at the City Hall Welcome Center (8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) and the Music Pier Box Office (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays).
ALSO COMING UP IN APRIL
April 8 – The Great Egg Hunt: The second of two Great Egg Hunts will take place on the boardwalk. Participating merchants will invite children up to age 7 to visit stores with their families to collect eggs filled with treats and surprises. 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 April 9.
April 9 – Easter Sunrise Service: A traditional non-denominational service by the sea. All are welcome. 6:30 a.m. at the Music Pier.
April 9 – Dueling Pianos Show: The Philly Keys will be performing their hit dueling pianos show starting at noon in front of the Ocean City Music Pier. Free fun for the entire family. The Philly Keys will take a break for our annual Easter Fashion Stroll.
April 9 – Easter Fashion Stroll: Come dressed in your Easter’s best for our Fashion Stroll and meet the Easter Bunny at the Ocean City Music Pier. Judging begins at 1 p.m. Prizes awarded for Best Dressed Children, Teen, Adults and Family.
April 15 – Doo Dah Parade: Welcome spring with this comedy parade, complete with more than 300 basset hounds. Phillies great Mickey Morandini will be this year’s grand marshal and will be available for autographs and photographs after the parade. The parade starts at noon on Asbury Avenue at Sixth Street. The route travels Asbury Avenue to 12th Street, then turns up to the Boardwalk and finishes at Sixth Street. Dietz & Watson returns as the event sponsor.
April 29 – Sports Memorabilia Show: Vendors with merchandise and items representing a variety of sports and teams will be for sale at the show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier.