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Fourth of July Festivities in Ocean City, NJ

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Patriotic Bike Parades: 9am-12pm
This family-friendly event typically starts in the morning. Decorate your bikes, strollers, and wagons with patriotic colors and join the parade.

  1. Bike Parade Sponsored by the Gardens Civic Association: Registration 9:00 a.m. at the Longport Bridge parking lot. Parade begins at 10:00 a.m.
  2. Bike Parade Sponsored by the South OC Improvement Association, City of Ocean City & the Chamber of Commerce. Registration 9:00 a.m. at 40th & Asbury Ave. Parade begins at 10:00 a.m.
  3. Bike Parade Sponsored by the Riviera Neighborhood. Registration at 11:00 a.m. at the Rosemar Lane Park. Parade begins at Noon.

Kite Flying Competition: 7pm
The fun continues at 7:00 pm with a kite-flying competition. The competition is free to enter, and open to all participants!

Ocean City Pops FREE Outdoor Concert: 8pm
The Ocean City Pops will perform a free outdoor concert at 8:00 p.m. at Carey Stadium, 6th & Boardwalk. Their legendary local orchestra will perform patriotic classics and audience favorites in honor of our nation’s birthday. Bring a beach chair or blanket to sit on the field, and there will be seating available in the bleachers.

Fireworks: 9pm
A spectacular boardwalk fireworks display tops off the evening at 9:00 p.m! Watch from the boardwalk or the beach.

Ocean City, NJ Fourth of July Bike Parade

Additional Activities to Enjoy on the Fourth of July in OCNJ:

  1. Boardwalk Fun: Enjoy rides, games, and food on the famous Ocean City Boardwalk. Many vendors offer special holiday treats and activities.
  2. Beach Activities: Spend the day relaxing on the beach. Ocean City’s beaches are known for their family-friendly atmosphere and beautiful scenery.
  3. Water Sports: Engage in various water activities like paddleboarding, kayaking, and jet skiing.
  4. Mini-Golf: Try one of the many mini-golf courses along the boardwalk and throughout the island.
  5. Amusement Parks: Visit Playland’s Castaway Cove or Gillian’s Wonderland Pier for fun rides and attractions.
  6. Playgrounds: Ocean City NJ Playgrounds are a delightful haven for families and children of all ages. Each playground is thoughtfully designed with a variety of equipment, from swings and slides to climbing structures and sandboxes, ensuring hours of entertainment for little ones. The 34th Street Playground is a must-visit, featuring an array of exciting play structures that challenge and engage kids’ imaginations.
  7. Parks: In addition to the playgrounds, Ocean City is home to beautiful parks and open spaces where families can picnic, play sports, or simply enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
  8. Local Eateries: Enjoy a meal at one of the many local restaurants. Many offer special menus for the Fourth of July.
  9. Shopping: Explore the shops along the boardwalk and in the downtown area on Asbury Ave.

Tips for Enjoying Fourth of July in Ocean City:

  • Arrive Early: To find good parking and a spot on the beach or boardwalk.
  • Stay Hydrated: Bring water, sunscreen, and hats to stay comfortable in the summer heat.
  • Check Local Listings: Confirm event times and locations as they can change.

For the most up-to-date information, you can visit Ocean City’s official tourism website or check local event listings closer to the date.

With a full day of activities and celebrations, Ocean City is the perfect place to spend your Fourth of July. Come and join us for a day filled with joy, patriotism, and community spirit! Whether you’re riding in a decorated bike parade, flying a colorful kite, enjoying a beautiful concert, or marveling at the fireworks lighting up the sky, there’s something for everyone.

We can’t wait to celebrate with you and make this Fourth of July a memorable one! From the entire Ocean City community, we wish you a happy and safe Independence Day. See you there!

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