Events in Ocean City NJ
May 14, 2016, Spring Block Party! There are many events in Ocean City NJ. Two of the biggest events are the block parties every year. There is one in the fall and one in the spring. The spring block party is extra special because it is a great way to kick off the summer.
This is such a fun shopping event on the Avenue and a great day for the family to enjoy some fresh air after a long winter indoors. It runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and stretches from 5th street to 14th street on both sides of Asbury Avenue.
All of the beautiful Asbury Avenue shops are open for business along with 400 craft vendors that fill the streets. As you shop and stroll, you will find blocks upon blocks of shopping for any budget. There are homemade crafts, jewelry, furniture, jams, photos, clothing, personalization items and much more.
As an added bonus, a nice variety of music fills the air on each block, creating ambiance and excitement. There’s something to please everyone’s musical taste, from country, to blues, and of course some rock n roll, and jazz. Just like there is a variety of music, there are many food vendors available as well. Pizza, crab cakes, sausage sandwiches, homemade soups, kettle corn, donuts and much more are all available.
There is ample free parking on all the cross streets and free parking on all city lots. Public bathrooms are located on 8th street and ample port-o-potties are available along the strip. If that wasn’t enough, free pony rides are offered at the Tabernacle on 6th street and Chad Juros, a magician and balloon maker will also be performing for the children.
When you are done storing all your treasures in your car from the block party, take a beautiful walk on the boardwalk. More shops, entertainment and food is available. End this great day with a bang with a free fireworks display scheduled to go off at 9:30 pm on the boardwalk.