(May 6, 2014) – The season has officially begun, as the 24th Annual Springfest brought over 102,000 people to the Inlet Lot. Accompanied by beautiful weekend weather, Springfest offered four fun-filled days of music, food, arts and crafts for residents and visitors to enjoy.
“We had an extraordinary weekend and I think if you ask any of our vendors or guests they will tell you that Springfest was a success,” said Special Events Director Frank Miller. “We had over 300 outstanding vendors, great entertainment, sold-out headlining concerts and delicious food. Not to mention, aside from a cool start on Thursday, Mother Nature didn’t disappoint!”
Springfest, which is ranked in the top five Arts & Crafts shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine, began on Thursday and ended on Sunday. The festival grounds were bustling with visitors by day and concertgoers by night, as the headlining acts packed the Entertainment Pavilion. On Thursday and Friday night, The Fabulous Hubcaps and Merle Haggard played to sold-out audiences, while a crowd of over 1,500 turned out to listen to Loverboy with special guests The Reagan Years on Saturday.
Crowds enjoyed additional free entertainment on two stages with performances by several bands including The Patty Reese Band, The Jimmy Charles Band and Rick K & the All-nighters. “Springfest serves as a reminder to locals and visitors alike that summer is around the corner and there is much more to look forward to in the coming months,” Miller continued. “It was a picture perfect weekend and an outstanding event for Ocean City. If it is any indication of what is to come this summer, then I think 2014 will be a great year for all.”
The town is gearing up with a summer full of exciting events in Ocean City, including the OC Air Show, Art’s Alive, Sundaes in the Park, Concerts on the Beach and Sunset Park Party Nights. For more information about Springfest or any future events, please visit http://oceancitymd.gov/Recreation_and_Parks/specialevents.html or call 410.250.0125.