Ocean City Events To Check Out

Ocean City, Maryland has something for everyone. And as a resort town, it’s always got something going on. Year round, Ocean City provides fun in the form of events, festivals, activities, and more. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorites – find yours and book a stay at one of our Ocean City vacation rentals today!

    Springtime Fun

    • Ocean City Restaurant Week: Ocean City Restaurant Week features a wide range of special deals and offers from local restaurants, including fixed-price meals, discounts, and more. This is a great opportunity to sample some of the best food that Ocean City has to offer and to enjoy a unique dining experience.
    • Cruisin’ Ocean City: Held in mid-May, Cruisin’ Ocean City is a four-day event that celebrates classic cars and hot rods. The event features over 3,400 hot rods, customs, and classic cars on display, as well as live music, food and drink vendors, and a variety of car-related vendors.

    • International Kite Expo: Held annually in late April or early May, the Maryland International Kite Expo is a three-day event that features colorful and creative kites of all shapes and sizes. The event includes kite-making workshops, demonstrations, and competitions, as well as live music, food vendors, and children’s activities.
    • Springfest: Springfest is one of the biggest events of the year in Ocean City and attracts thousands of visitors every year to celebrate the arrival of spring. This four-day festival is held in May and features live music, delicious food, and a wide range of activities for families and kids. 

    Summer Fun

    • Ocean City Air Show: Held in mid-June, the Ocean City Air Show is a spectacular event that showcases some of the best aerobatic pilots and planes in the world. Visitors can watch thrilling aerial displays over the beach and boardwalk, including military aircraft, stunt planes, and helicopters.

    • 4th of July Celebration: Ocean City’s 4th of July Celebration is one of the biggest events of the summer, with a wide range of activities and events taking place throughout the day. The event includes a patriotic parade, live music, a family fun zone, and a fireworks display over the beach.

    • White Marlin Open: The White Marlin Open is one of the largest and most prestigious fishing tournaments in the world, and takes place in early August. Anglers from around the world come to Ocean City to compete for millions of dollars in prizes, while visitors can watch the action from the docks or aboard spectator boats.

    • OC Jeep Week: In August, Jeep owners head to Ocean City for a week of Jeep celebrations, from vintage classics to modern Wranglers and Gladiators. The Beach Crawl lets Jeep owners cruise along the beach, while the Jeep Jam lets enthusiasts gather and check out all the vehicles and vendors.

    Fall Fun

    • Sunfest: Held in September, Sunfest is a four-day festival that celebrates the end of summer in Ocean City. The event features live music, arts and crafts vendors, and a wide variety of food options. There’s also a beachside beer garden and a children’s play area.

    • OC Bikefest: OC Bikefest is a four-day event that takes place in mid-September and celebrates the motorcycle culture. The event features live music, motorcycle stunt shows, vendors selling motorcycle gear and accessories, and a ride through scenic coastal Maryland.

    • Oceans Calling Festival: This music festival has become a huge draw for Ocean City recently, bringing popular musical acts in to perform at the end of September in a festival in partnership with the band O.A.R., who are Maryland natives.

    Winter Fun

    • Winterfest of Lights: From late November through December, Ocean City transforms into a winter wonderland with its annual Winterfest of Lights. Visitors can stroll through a mile-long path decorated with festive light displays, visit Santa’s Village, and enjoy hot chocolate and other holiday treats.

    • Penguin Swim: The Penguin Swim is an annual New Year’s Day event that involves a plunge into the frigid Atlantic Ocean to raise money for the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation. Participants can enjoy music, food, and drinks before and after the plunge.

    • Winter Indoor Artisan Market: The Winter Indoor Artisan Market is a showcase of local artisans and vendors that takes place at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in February. Visitors can browse a variety of handmade goods, including jewelry, pottery, and home decor.

    No matter the season, there’s always a reason to visit Ocean City – and we’re ready for you! Book one of our vacation rentals for your next beach vacation today!

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