Love theater? Movies? Games? We’ve got all your entertainment needs covered. Ocean City is filled with culture, fun and play for all ages. Both residents and visitors alike have found the oceanside atmosphere inspirational to their creative pursuits and practices.
During the summer months, the Boardwalk is alive with sounds on every block. There are amusement rides for everyone, cutting-edge arcade games, and classic games such as SkeeBall and Pacman. Mini-golf courses are all over the boards and around the city and are filled with imaginative themes and silly characters. Grab the family and start a new tradition. Winner gets to pick the breakfast spot!
The Music Pier – home to the Ocean City Pops, a tradition for 103 years – hosts a different musical event each evening. Guests to the Pier also enjoy annual theatrical performances; craft shows almost every weekend; and the Art of Surfing art show, which runs simultaneously during the Boardwalk Art Show – a continuing tradition for a half century. The Boardwalk Art Show, held each full first August weekend, is hosted by the Ocean City Arts Center and is known for allowing 2-Dimensional artists only. These visual artists come from as far as Canada, Florida and Texas.
Movie buffs will enjoy heading to the Boardwalk to catch a movie and munch some popcorn. There are two movie theaters, each showing the latest blockbusters from Hollywood.
The Ocean City Historic Museum on the first floor has an array of artifacts from Ocean City’s rich history, a must-see for everyone. The Aquatic and Fitness Center is a full-service health facility that features a pool, a full gym and wellness classes. Soon, the Cultural Community Center will also feature one of Cape May County’s Senior Citizen’s Centers, after a major renovation to the building that will also include another gallery and a coffee shop.
In 2004 Ocean City erected a brand new high school with two gymnasiums and the Bill & Mary Hughes Auditorium. The auditorium gives Ocean City residents a prime venue to enjoy theater performances. The auditorium is also home to some productions by the Ocean City Repertory Theater, a seven-year-old group dedicated to bringing artists from all backgrounds to perform in classic, contemporary and original works.
Entertainment can be found everywhere in this beach town, even on the beach itself.
Life in a beach town includes entertainment and inspiration all day long. There is something for everyone to enjoy here. Relax in fun and creativity, and then come back and do it again.