Farmers Market and Weekly Summer Events

Ocean City’s popular weekly FARMERS MARKET opens for the season 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the final Wednesday of June each year. It returns every week at the same time through the second Wednesday of September on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle on the 500 block of Asbury Avenue. Crafters will be set up adjacent to the Farmers Market. Most vendors accept credit card payment through EBT systems.
Families can use their creativity to shape and sculpt salt water taffy into their unique masterpieces during WACKY WEDNESDAY starting on the final Wednesday of June. The contest is free and open to all ages. Start time is 10:30 a.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace. A variety of similar contests will be held weekly on Wednesdays throughout the summer. For more information on each week’s theme, visit or call 609-399-6111.
All are invited to participate in a free BEACH EXERCISE program 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Sixth Street Beach. Just bring a towel and a friend. The sessions are hosted by the Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center.
Starting in July and running through August, Ocean City’s boardwalk and downtown will be host to a series of weekly events:
  • Funtastic Tuesdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on downtown Asbury Avenue. Entertainment, face painters, balloon sculptors and more.
  • Mummers Nights: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays on the boardwalk. String bands strut the boards between Sixth Street and 14th Street.
  • Beach Walks: Guided nature walks begin at 59th Street and Central Avenue (entrance to Corson’s Inlet State Park) Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased on-site.  Adults $1, children 50 cents.
  • Market Days: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on downtown Asbury Avenue. Entertainment, face painters, balloon sculptors and more.
  • Family Nights: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays on the boardwalk. Different bands and entertainers set up between Sixth Street and 14th Street.
  • Historic Inn Tours:  2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays. Pick-up at 7th Street and Central Avenue. 
  • Weekly Fun Runs: Meet at Carey Stadium (beach block of Sixth Street) on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. No entry fee – just show up and run. Tuesdays (starting July 2) are kids runs (ages 2 and up) of 50 meters, 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters and 800 meters. Thursdays are 5-kilometer cross-country, 1-mile and 2-mile runs for all ages.