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June Events and Children’s Theatre Series Tickets

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Lee Quinn holds the plump tomatoes she bought from Michael Mattera, owner of Nummy Town Farm & Nursery, during the Farmers Market in 2022.

The popular weekly Farmers Market on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle will open for the 2023 season on Wednesday, June 21. The market features the best of fresh produce from local farms in the region, along with a variety of craft vendors. It will be open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday through Sept. 13. The produce stands are set up along Asbury Avenue between Fifth Street and Sixth Street.

Wacky Wednesdays – The weekly series of family contests under the loggia at the Ocean City Music Pier will begin this year on Wednesday, June 28. The first event will invite all to sculpt Shriver’s salt water taffy into artistic masterpieces. Contests later in the season will include pie-eating, French fry sculpting and a variety of other “wacky” endeavors. All of the contests are free to enter but limited to the first 250 participants. They start promptly at 10:30 a.m. and last an hour.

Funtastic Tuesdays in the Downtown and Mummers Nights on the Boardwalk (both on Tuesdays) and Market Days in the Downtown and Family Nights on the Boardwalk (both on Thursdays) will begin in July.

Tickets for the Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) Children’s Theatre Series at the Ocean City Music Pier are on sale now. The 2023 lineup features four popular tales on stage Tuesday mornings from July 11 through August 1. All performances are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., and tickets are $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the show. To purchase your tickets, visit oceancitytheatrecompany.com.

The 2023 Children’s Theatre Series will feature the following shows:

  • DR. SEUSS’S THE CAT IN THE HAT (July 11): This Dr. Seuss classic tells the tale of a mischievous cat who turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mom find when she gets home?
  • RED RIDING HOOD’S WOODS (July 18): With this creative twist on a traditional tale, Little Red encounters with a singing Postman, Three Little Pigs, The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker, Granny, and, of course, the Big Bad Wolf.
  • PINOCCHIO (July 25): Filled with original music, sing-alongs and interactivity, audiences will enjoy every minute of this show as Pinocchio learns that respecting other people, telling the truth, and being good will make his dreams come true.
  • RAPUNZEL (August 1): From the Emmy-winning team behind the mega-hit television series “Friends,” comes a familiar tale with a fantastic new spin.

COMING UP IN JUNE

JUNE 10 – Artisans Hobo Band Concert: 7 p.m. at the Music Pier. This year’s entertainment for the 76th annual Family Weekend of the Artisans Order of Mutual Protection will be a concert by the Original Hobo Band. Admission is free. For more information, call 215-708-1000 or visit www.artisansaomp.org. 

JUNE 17 – Health & Fitness Expo: Come explore health food and wellness product vendors, various yoga and fitness classes, western line dance and ballroom dance classes, and enjoy a fashion show highlighting the newest styles from local merchants from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier.

The event will also feature a Kids Corner. Hosted by the Healthy Living Advisory Council.

JUNE 17 – Juneteenth: A celebration of the African American communities of Ocean City and the surrounding areas from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Haven Avenue between 7th Street and 8th Street. Event will include food, live music, comedy, vendors, youth activities, African dance, drums, storytelling and visual arts. Guest speakers will be Kelly Cornish (mental health, drug addiction) and Michelle Washington Wilson (storyteller in education).

JUNE 19 – Get The Led Out: The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets available at Ticketmaster, and a limited number are available (by cash or check only) at the Music Pier Box Office.

JUNE 20 – Keb’ Mo’: The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets available at Ticketmaster, and a limited number are available (by cash or check only) at the Music Pier Box Office.

Wacky Wednesdays are always a treat. (Photo courtesy of Ocean City)

JUNE 23-24 – Book Sale: The Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library announce a Summer 2023 Two-Day Book Sale to be held in the atrium of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Avenue on Friday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, go to    Friends and Volunteers | Ocean City Free Public Library (friendsvolunteersocfpl.com). Attendees are requested to provide their own tote bags. Cash only.

JUNE 24 – Antique Auto Show: Over 300 vintage vehicles. Tabernacle grounds, Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with boardwalk parade after 2 p.m. For more information, visit jerseycape.aaca.com.

JUNE 25 – Kristin Chenoweth Performing with the Ocean City Pops: The award-winning actress and singer’s career spans film, television and stage, and she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She highlights the Ocean City Pops’ season-opener at 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier.  For tickets, visit oceancityvacation.com/box-office.

JUNE 26 – Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers: The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets available at Ticketmaster, and a limited number are available (by cash or check only) at the Music Pier Box Office. 

JUNE 27 – The Rascals: The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets available at Ticketmaster, and a limited number are available (by cash or check only) at the Music Pier Box Office.

The summer book sale features an array of choices at bargain prices.