Friday, May 28, 202112:00 PM – 1:00 PM


After dignitaries turn a wooden key to officially “unlock the ocean” for the season, local owners and employees dress in business attire, carry briefcases and march into the ocean to the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” to welcome the new season. The event starts at noon on the beach next to the Ocean City Music Pier.

Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, the City of Ocean City will be evaluating our Events Calendar on an on-going basis. As events are confirmed they will be posted to the City Calendar as well as our events page. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ, (609) 399-6111 or visit