The summer season is in full swing in South Jersey and one of the most popular New Jersey Shore Towns has a busy schedule of events for the month of July.

Rated one of the Best Family Vacation Towns in South Jersey along with one of the best New Jersey Weekend Getaways, Ocean City has been a popular destination town for over 120 years.

Ocean City features one of the oldest Boardwalks at the Jersey Shore along with one of the best Waterparks in New Jersey. Along with their great places to eat, there are many activities for all ages to enjoy this month.

What Are The Best Events In Ocean City For July 2024

Ocean City, New Jersey
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*Garfield: The Musical With Cattitude (Tuesday, July 2nd)
The world-famous orange cat that originally started as a character in Newspaper Comicstrip, Garfield is the centerpiece of TV Holiday Specials and movies that have generated 100's Millions of dollars. Now the musical is based on the characters created by Jim Davis will be performed at the Ocean City Music Pier with show time starting at 10:30 am.

*Ocean City Farmers market (Wednesdays July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st)
During the Summer Months, the Ocean City Tabernacle Grounds will host the weekly Farmers Market. Each Wednesday, Vendors will set up their stands along 6th Street and Asbury Avenues selling goods from 8 am to 12 pm.

*Ocean City POPS Greatest Hits (Sunday, July 7th)
Since 1929, the Ocean City POPS orchestra has been performing music for visitors to the Ocean City Music Pier. Maestro Vince Lee will direct the orchestra to perform the Greatest Hits from 90 Years of Music starting at 730 pm on Sunday Night.

Ocean City Music Pier in 1978
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division: John Margolies Roadside America photograph

*Mummers Nights (Thursdays July 11, 18, 25)
You are invited to bring the family out to see the famous Mummers entertain on Thursday Nights on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Starting at 7 pm, the Mummers will be strutting from 6th Street to 14th Street each week.

*Frankie Moreno performs The Music of Elvis (Sunday, July 14th)
World-famous Singer, Songwriter, and Performer Frankie Moreno has reached the number-one spot on the iTunes Music charts 71 times since 2020. Moreno will join the Ocean City POPS Orchestra to perform the music of Elvis Presley in a one-of-a-kind show at the Ocean City Music Pier on Sunday Night at 730 pm.

*The 69th Annual Ocean City Night In Venice (Saturday, July 20th)
One of the premier events of the Summer Season in South Jersey is the Night In Venice Parade on Ocean City's Bay.  This year's parade theme is "Summertime Vibes: A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett." ESPN's Marty Smith will serve as the 2024 Grand Marshall for the Parade and Eagles Defensive Lineman Brandon Graham will be a part of this year's festivities.

*Greater Ocean City Theatre Company presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Tuesday, July 23rd)
This performance of the classic fairy tale is one that all ages can enjoy at the Ocean City Music Pier. A musical adaptation of the Snow White story by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company will start at 1030 am on July 23rd.

For more information on all the events in Ocean City for July 2024, you can visit their Events Calendar here.

Ocean City is one of the unique Shore Towns in New Jersey for more reasons than just this is a Dry Town.  Here are the top reasons why so many South Jersey Locals and Yearly Vacationers say Ocean City is special:

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