Porsche Show and HERO Walk Highlight Weekend in Ocean City

Porsche Show and HERO Walk Highlight Weekend in Ocean City

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Hundreds of Porsches will roll down the Boardwalk on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Ocean City)

The Ocean City Boardwalk will be the scene of two major events this weekend: The Porsche Boardwalk Reunion on Saturday and the HERO Walk on Sunday.

More than 350 Porsches of all models from 1954 to 2021 will be on display on the Boardwalk between Fifth Street and 14th Street from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, as part of the Porsche Boardwalk Reunion.

The Ocean City Music Pier will be host to various free tech sessions on Porsche-related topics. For more information, visit www.boardwalkreunion.org.

Meanwhile, the John R. Elliott HERO Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run on the Boardwalk will take place on Sunday, October 17.

The HERO Fun Run will get underway at 10 a.m. HERO ceremonies are at 10:30 a.m.

The HERO Walk starts at 11 a.m. The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign, named in honor of a Navy ensign killed by a drunk driver in 2000, raises awareness of the importance of using sober designated drivers.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, Sixth Street and the Boardwalk. For more information, visit herocampaign.org or call 609-626-3880.

The HERO Walk/Run is Sunday. (Photo courtesy City of Ocean City)

MUSICAL CELEBRATES FEMALE ARTISTS OF THE ’60s

Three performances of “Beehive — The ’60s Musical” will be staged between Oct. 15-17.

The show is a toe-tapping musical tribute to the rockin’ women who made the music of the era so special – everyone from Lesley Gore to Janis Joplin, from the Shirelles to the Supremes, Aretha Franklin to Tina Turner.

This fully staged musical revue will feature a professional cast of performers. Show times are 7 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16, and 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Music Pier. Tickets are $20, $18 for seniors. Call 609-399-6111 or visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice.

BOARDWALK TO HOST DOG DAY ON OCT. 23

The dogs will have their day at a new event on the Boardwalk on Saturday, Oct. 23.

Dog Day and the Humane Society of Ocean City’s Howl-O-Ween Parade will invite dogs and their owners to enjoy a day of fun on the Boardwalk, where pets are prohibited during the rest of the year.

Leashed dogs will be permitted on the Boardwalk from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23. Activities will include dog-specific vendors at the Music Pier, photo-op stations and the Humane Society’s announcement of Ocean City’s “Pet of the Year.”

The event will allow owners to shop for dog treats, order custom-engraved dog tags, shoot photos with Santa and much more.

People are encouraged to dress themselves and their dogs in Halloween costumes for the Howl-O-Ween Parade at 3 p.m.

Registration is open at www.ocnj.us/dogday. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Ocean City. Day-of registration will start at 2 p.m. at the Ocean City Civic Center at Sixth Street and Boardwalk.

The parade route will run from Sixth Street to 12th Street on the Boardwalk. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories, with an awards ceremony at the 11th Street Pavilion following the parade.

OCEAN CITY TO SPONSOR HALLOWEEN HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST

Registration is open for the second annual Halloween House Decorating Contest in Ocean City. The contest encourages everybody to get in the spirit of the holiday in a safe and fun way.

Judges will award prizes for homes in each of the city’s four wards and for businesses. Deadline for registration is 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22.

A list of participants will be posted, so everybody can see the decorated homes.

For more information and to sign up, visit www.ocnj.us/halloween.