October Events in Ocean City

BLOCK PARTY WEEKEND- Indian Summer Weekend

Oct. 6-8


Ocean City celebrates one of its most popular events, the Indian Summer Weekend, for the 38th time Oct. 6-8. Centerpiece of the event is the mile-long FALL BLOCK PARTY that extends from 5th to 14th Sts. on Asbury Ave. on Sat., Oct. 6 and attracts more than 40,000 visitors. Over 350 juried crafters from throughout the east coast participate in the block party. An array of hand made products will be featured. Block Party hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


A huge fireworks display is scheduled following the block party. The fireworks are fired from a barge off the 9th St. Beach at 9:30 p.m.


Block party events include a variety of foods. There is a popular Greek Food Festival that has been featured at the event every year since it began 38 years ago. Seafood, ribs, hot dogs, pizza, soft pretzels, bagels, baked goods and funnel cakes are offered and more.


Bands, clowns and other entertainers are featured along the block party route.

There are free pony rides for children at the Tabernacle grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m.


Public Service displays for non-profit organizations are set up on 9th St. between Asbury and Central Avenues.


In addition to the block party, there is a popular seafood center at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, Oct. 6-8, featuring local vendors. Ocean City merchants hold table sales on the Boardwalk and along Asbury Ave. between 6th and 13th Sts. during the weekend.


The second Annual Ocean City Boardwalk Music Festival at the Ocean City Music Pier and on the Boardwalk is set for Sat. and Sun., Oct.6-7 as part of the weekend. Live music starts at 4 p.m. with performances on the Boardwalk and inside the Music Pier. The music pauses during the fireworks display. Afterwards bands return to the Music Pier stage for a Bubba Mac Reunion Jam until 11 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, the festival features live Reggae music with local and regional bands from 1 to 9 p.m. at the Music Pier.


(Oct. 3) CYSTIC FIBROSIS Foundation hosts its 24th Annual Golf Tournament at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point with a 7 a.m. Continental Breakfast and 7:30 a.m. Shotgun Start, plus Lunch for all players. There will also be a 1 p.m. Shotgun Start. Hors d’oeuvres, light fare and an awards ceremony are set for 6 p.m. Donation is $150 per golfer. To participate in the event, to make a donation or for sponsorship or volunteer opportunities please contact Myra Corcoran (609) 399-7890 or access cfgolf@comcast.net.


(Sept. 21 through Oct. 13) The Ocean City Repertory Theater, 813Asbury Ave., is presenting, The Odd Couple, Female version, by Neil Simon. Be sure to enjoy this hilarious show about the most mismatched roommates of all time, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m-9:30 p.m. Admission is $15.00. Call (609) 457-6686 or visit www.ocrep.org.


Want to be in the HALLOWEEN PARADE on Thursday, Oct. 25 starting 7:15 p.m.? Registration is available only on line at www.ochp.blogspot.com. There is no registration at the Sentinel as in previous years. For information call the Info Hotline–1-800-813-5580. Parade route is from 6 to 11th Streets on Asbury Ave., reports John Shirk, Parade Chairman.


The Greater Ocean City Theatre Co. is offering a full line up of theatre, dance and Music EDUCATIONAL Programming for Kids/Youth this fall. These are very worthwhile programs. For a complete listing of programs or to sign up, email info@oceancitytheatrecompany.com, call (609) 398-1118 or download registration packet on the education page on www.oceancitytheatrecompany.com.