Ocean City 2024 Calendar Released

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Happy New Year! We are back after an extended holiday break. Refreshed and ready for 2024.

The city has released its official calendar of events. We have more beach erosion. A mini golf development. And weather coming.

In the email today:

📆 2024 Ocean City calendar released

⛳️ Images of 34th Street mini golf construction

⛈️ Weather coming

🩳 First Day Plunge

🌊 Beach erosion photos

📺 Speeding ships are killing whales

🌊 Weather and tides

📆 Upcoming Events in (and around) Ocean City

We don’t have just one event this week— we have an entire year’s worth!

Yes, that’s right, Ocean City has released its official 2024 calendar. Just reading this thing warms the cockles.

Here’s the link to view the full calendar— some notable highlights as follows:

  • March 23 and 30: The Great Egg Hunt

  • March 31: Meet and Greet with the Easter Bunny

  • April 13: Doo Dah Parade

  • April 20: Sports Card Memorabilia Show

  • May 4: Spring Block Party

  • May 11: Roadster Rally

  • May 24: Unlocking of the Ocean and Business Persons Plunge

  • June 7, 8, and 9: Flower Show

  • June 22: Antique Auto Show

  • July 3: Wacky Wednesday Pie Eating Contest

  • July 3 and 4: Ocean City Pops Free Outdoor Concert

  • July 4: Fireworks

  • July 20: Night in Venice

  • August 2, 3, and 4: Boardwalk Art Show

  • August 8: Baby Parade

  • August 10: Miss Ocean City Pageant

  • September 7: Street Rod Show

  • September 8: Corvette Show

  • September 15: Air Show

  • October 12: Fall Block Party

  • October 24: Halloween Parade

  • November 16: Winterfest by the Sea

  • November 29: Christmas in the Downtown

  • December 6: Christmas Parade

Also note the Ocean City Library has many events for adults and kids alike on their calendar, which can be viewed here.

You can see the full list of events in all nearby Shore towns with the following links: Ocean City | Sea Isle | Margate | Avalon | Stone Harbor | Somers Point | Wildwood | Cape May | Ventnor

Other events to look forward to: Martin Luther King Day (January 15)

🤳 News Bits

Images of 34th Street Mini Golf Construction ⛳️

From Lisa on Facebook comes two images of construction on the new mini golf course from the O’Haras (Uncle Bill’s, Nauti Donuts):

The comments on this are mixed, with some residents complaining it will bring too much congestion to the area.

We spoke with Chris and Kelli O’Hara about the expansion last year and they explained why they think most customers won’t drive to the location.

Weather Coming ⛈️

You’ve probably heard much about the storm coming this weekend— it is expected to bring rain, winds, and perhaps a wintry mix to the area.

But as Nor’Easter Nick explains, we should worry more about a heavy rain and wind storm coming Tuesday, and not so much about the fast-moving weekend fare.

Saturday: Expect this one to move through the area in the mid and late day. It will be an entirely rain event at the Shore with mild flooding and beach erosion concerns. It should be out of the area by Sunday morning.

Tuesday: This one is more concerning, according to Nick. Since we’ve had so much rain, with the weekend storm bringing more, the ground and rivers have about as much as they can handle. This rain event will be “robust”, with winds potentially getting into the 50+ mph range. Combined with a new moon coming, previous rains, and the possibility of 3+ inches of rain over a 7-day period, this could lead to quite a bit of flooding, especially in inland areas downstream of snow melts farther north in the state.

🩳 First Day Plunge

The Press of Atlantic City and OCNJ Daily have a photo galleries of the First Day Plunge into the freezing cold ocean, which you can view here and here.

Truth be told, this didn’t need its own section. But I really wanted an excuse to use this GIF:

🌊 Beach Erosion Photos

The storms over the holidays didn’t do any favors to the North End beaches that had been replenished last winter.

Just look at some of these photos from the Boardwalk area last week:

Just as the South End is getting replaced, the North End washes away.

📺 Video of the Week: Speeding Cargo Ships are Killing Whales

The irony of this is that massive wind farms might have forced the ships to slow down 😬

🌊 Tides

As always, we recommend getting up-to-date forecasts from THE GOAT of South Jersey weather, NorEaster Nick, directly on his Facebook page. You can also download his app.

Tides (9th Street):

  • Friday (1/5)

    • High: 2:24 AM

    • Low: 8:42 AM

    • High: 2:24 PM

    • Low: 8:41 PM

    Saturday (1/6)

    • High: 3:16 AM

    • Low: 9:42 AM

    • High: 3:23 PM

    • Low: 9:31 PM

    Sunday (1/7)

    • High: 4:07 AM

    • Low: 10:39 AM

    • High: 4:21 PM

    • Low: 10:22 PM

    Monday (1/8)

    • High: 4:57 AM

    • Low: 11:32 AM

    • High: 5:15 PM

    • Low: 11:13 PM

    Tuesday (1/9)

    • High: 5:46 AM

    • Low: 12:22 PM

    • High: 6:07 PM

    Wednesday (1/10)

    • Low: 12:04 AM

    • High: 6:34 AM

    • Low: 1:11 PM

    • High: 6:57 PM

Thanks! Enjoy the weekend.