Dec
1
Sun
Life-Saving Museum Holiday Open House @ Life-Saving Station Museum
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Life-Saving Museum Holiday Open House

December 1, 2019

Join us for our Holiday open House on Sunday, December 1st. The Museum will be open from 10:00 am -5:00 pm with FREE admission.

On Sunday, December 1st, the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum will be hosting its Annual Holiday Open House from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Families and friends can tour the museum with FREE admission, meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and visit author Bunk Mann who will be signing his newest book Ghosts in the Surf.

Bunk Mann will be making an appearance from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm for a book signing of his newly released Ghosts in the Surf. This pictorial history of Ocean City provides interviews and photographs from the summer of 1945 to the spring of 2019. Ghosts in the Surf, and Bunk’s first book Vanishing Ocean City, will be available for purchase during our Holiday Open House. The museum store will offer special sales on a wide variety of books, art, jewelry and other locally made products. This year Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the museum from 12:30  to 2:30 pm and will be giving out coloring books to all who stop for a visit!  

The Life-Saving Station Museum is once again participating in the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s “The Shore Gives More” Giving Tuesday campaign. During our Holiday Open House, you will have the opportunity to give to this campaign! The money raised will directly fund our free summer programs allowing the museum to enhance the interactive and educational tools used for each program.

Enjoy the museum free of charge, shop local for your holiday gifts, meet a local author, visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, and give back to your favorite museum by participating in the Giving Tuesday campaign!

For more information visit our website www.ocmuseum.org or check out our Facebook Event Page for updates about the Holiday Open House.

 

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

813 S. Atlantic Ave,

Ocean City, MD 21842

Dec
3
Tue
Pizza Party with Santa @ Northside Park
Dec 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Pizza Party with Santa

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

5:30PM – 7:30PM

Children are invited to join Santa for a pizza party! Aside from eating delicious pizza, activities include arts & crafts, cookie decorating, visits with Santa, and rides through the spectacular Winterfest of Lights.

OC Residents $8.00

Non – Residents $10.00

Adults wishing to ride Winterfest with their group $4.00

Contact Denise Ortega – [email protected]

Dec
7
Sat
OC CHRISTMAS PARADE @ Coastal hwy
Dec 7 all-day

OC CHRISTMAS PARADE
TIS THE SEASON!  THE 37TH ANNUAL OCEAN CITY CHRISTMAS PARADE MARCHES ALONG COASTAL HWY. ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019.

The holiday parade starts at 11AM on Old Landing Rd. and marches northbound in the southbound lanes of Coastal Hwy. to the judges’ stand at 120th St.  

The event will feature more than 50 units, including high school bands, horses, antique cars, colorful holiday floats, and more.

Professional judges will review bands and other units in nine categories, with trophies being awarded inside the Carousel Hotel following the parade.  The awards presentation is part of a post-parade reception hosted by the Carousel Hotel, bringing additional family fun for participants and patrons alike.  Festivities at the hotel will begin immediately after the parade conclusion and will include half-priced ice skating, a DJ playing continuous holiday music and fee photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  In addition, complementary winter refreshments will be available.

To participate in the Ocean City Christmas Parade, which is coordinated by the Town of Ocean City, registrants should contact the Special Events Dept. at 410-250-0125.  There is no charge to participate.  For those wishing to view the parade, plenty of seating will be available along the west side of the half-mile parade route, including the Food Lion parking lot and judging area.

Spectators will not be permitted to watch the parade from the median area of Coastal Hwy.  Motorists are reminded that traffic pattern changes will begin approximately 8am and traffic congestion and delays should be expected.  Also, due to the high volume of pedestrian traffic, everyone is reminded to Walk Smart by using crosswalks and crossing with the traffic control signal.

For more information, contact Brenda Moore at 410-250-0125 or [email protected]

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Dec
31
Tue
NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION AND FIREWORKS @ Northside Park
Dec 31 all-day

New Year’s Eve Celebration and Fireworks

The Town of Ocean City will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show at Northside Park to celebrate the beginning of 2020 and the 27th Annual Winterfest of Lights.  The fireworks display, which will begin promptly at midnight, will be accompanied by live entertainment, warm hot chocolate, and the opportunity to ride through the Winterfest of Lights.

Hours for the Winterfest of Lights, which was recently named a prestigious Top 100 Event by American Bus Association and voted “Maryland’s Finest Holiday Tradition” by Maryland Life Magazine, will be extended until midnight.  This family-friendly event will allow visitors to travel through the winter paradise of lights and then listen to music by a local DJ as they wait for the countdown to midnight.

With more than one million holiday lights sparkling throughout Northside Park, the Winterfest of Lights New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show will be a great way to ring in the New Year.

Jan
1
Wed
Mayor’s New Year’s Day Concert @ Performing Arts Center
Jan 1 @ 3:24 pm – 4:24 pm

Mayor’s New Year’s Day Concert

January 1, 2020

To kick off 2020, Mayor Rick Meehan and members of the Ocean City Council will host a concert at the beautiful Performing Arts Center on New Year’s Day. All residents and visitors are welcome to attend the free event. After a brief meet and greet with Ocean City elected officials and community partners, the 2020 Mayor’s New Year’s Day Concert will begin.

Performance & Schedule Details TBA

Apr
10
Fri
Easter Kids Fun Fair and Art & Craft Show @ Convention Center
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Easter Kids Fun Fair and Art & Craft Show
April 10-11, 2020
Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center

Easter Kids Fun Fair: Continuous activities, games, contests, and entertainment including Benny the Easter Bunny, Easter Egg Hunts, magic & juggling shows, and more!

Art and Craft Show: Artists and crafters displaying unique and creative handcrafted items including photography, jewelry, lawn and garden decor, wearable art, and more!

Friday & Saturday 10AM-5PM

Admission

Adults $4
Seniors (62+) $3
Students (4-18) $3
FREE for ages 3 & Under
Contact [email protected]

Apr
11
Sat
Easter Kids Fun Fair and Art & Craft Show @ Convention Center
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Easter Kids Fun Fair and Art & Craft Show
April 10-11, 2020
Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center

Easter Kids Fun Fair: Continuous activities, games, contests, and entertainment including Benny the Easter Bunny, Easter Egg Hunts, magic & juggling shows, and more!

Art and Craft Show: Artists and crafters displaying unique and creative handcrafted items including photography, jewelry, lawn and garden decor, wearable art, and more!

Friday & Saturday 10AM-5PM

Admission

Adults $4
Seniors (62+) $3
Students (4-18) $3
FREE for ages 3 & Under
Contact [email protected]

Easter Bunny Fun Shop @ Northside Park
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Easter Bunny Fun Shop

April 11, 2020

Activities include an egg hunt, arts and crafts, face painting, entertainment, game booths, egg dyeing, refreshments, and the Easter Bunny.

1PM-3PM at Northside Park

Pre-Registration Required

WHO: Children 2-10 years and their families

Apr
18
Sat
Boardwalkin’ for Pets @ Boardwalk
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Boardwalkin’ for Pets

April 18, 2020

Join us for our annual walk, rain or shine at the Boardwalk!

The Worcester County Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) private non-profit organization. They are a no-kill animal shelter, and operate mainly on donations. Boardwalkin’ for Pets is our largest fundraiser held every year. All money raised is used to care for the many dogs and cats that call the shelter home. In addition to providing everyday care, their animals also receive veterinary care, which can be quite expensive. Their animals receive loving care until they are adopted into suitable homes!

9AM – NOON on the Boardwalk!

[email protected]

Apr
24
Fri
Maryland International Kite Festival @ 3rd - 7th Street Beach
Apr 24 – Apr 26 all-day

Maryland International Kite Festival

April 24-26, 2020

Ocean City, Maryland and The Kite Loft welcome you to come and fly on the beautiful beaches along our famous boardwalk. The Maryland International Kite Exposition will feature three days of kite flying on the beaches of Ocean City, Maryland. Throughout the festival there will be exhibitions and demonstrations including stunt and power kite lessons, Giant kite displays and much more! The festival will showcase some of the best kite flyers from around the world. Kites of all shapes and sizes will be on display. On behalf of The Town of Ocean City and The Kite Loft we welcome everyone to join in the festivities. Bring your family for several days of good old fashion kite flying.

All activities are wind and weather dependent. Dry weather & a steady breeze are important for kite flying. It is also possible to have too much wind.

3rd – 7th Street Beach

May
9
Sat
Spring Family Movie Night in the Park @ Northside Park
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spring Family Movie Night in the Park

May 9, 2020

Come join us for a FREE night of family fun! Ocean City Recreation & Parks will show a family appropriate movie at Northside Park on our giant projection screen.

(The movie will begin shortly after sunset)

For more information call 410-250-0125

May
23
Sat
Spring Family Movie Night in the Park @ Northside Park
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spring Family Movie Night in the Park

May 23, 2020

Come join us for a FREE night of family fun! Ocean City Recreation & Parks will show a family appropriate movie at Northside Park on our giant projection screen.

(The movie will begin shortly after sunset)

For more information call 410-250-0125

Jun
13
Sat
OC Air Show @ 17th Street Beach, Ocean City, MD 21842
Jun 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

OC Air Show

June 13-14, 2020

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the 2020 OC Air Show, June 13-14, 2020 over the beach and boardwalk of Ocean City, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron are the Air Force’s Ambassadors in Blue. They represent the 500,000 men and women of the Unites States Air Force.

The Thunderbirds plan and present precision aerial maneuvers to exhibit the capabilities of modern, high-performance aircraft and the high degree of professional skill required to operate those aircraft. The Thunderbirds squadron is composed of eight pilots (including six demonstration pilots), four support officers, four civilians and more than 100 enlisted personnel.

The Thunderbirds air demonstration is a mix of formation flying and solo routines. The four-jet diamond formation demonstrates the training and precision of Air Force pilots, while the two solo aircraft highlight some of the extreme capabilities of the F-16. In all, the pilots perform approximately 40 maneuvers in a single demonstration. An aerial demonstration lasts 60 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for the ground show before takeoff.

During a typical season the team performs no more than 70 air demonstrations in 35 cities throughout the nation. More than 280 million people in all 50 states and 57 countries have seen the red, white and blue Thunderbirds jets.

Jun
14
Sun
OC Air Show @ 17th Street Beach, Ocean City, MD 21842
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

OC Air Show

June 13-14, 2020

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the 2020 OC Air Show, June 13-14, 2020 over the beach and boardwalk of Ocean City, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron are the Air Force’s Ambassadors in Blue. They represent the 500,000 men and women of the Unites States Air Force.

The Thunderbirds plan and present precision aerial maneuvers to exhibit the capabilities of modern, high-performance aircraft and the high degree of professional skill required to operate those aircraft. The Thunderbirds squadron is composed of eight pilots (including six demonstration pilots), four support officers, four civilians and more than 100 enlisted personnel.

The Thunderbirds air demonstration is a mix of formation flying and solo routines. The four-jet diamond formation demonstrates the training and precision of Air Force pilots, while the two solo aircraft highlight some of the extreme capabilities of the F-16. In all, the pilots perform approximately 40 maneuvers in a single demonstration. An aerial demonstration lasts 60 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for the ground show before takeoff.

During a typical season the team performs no more than 70 air demonstrations in 35 cities throughout the nation. More than 280 million people in all 50 states and 57 countries have seen the red, white and blue Thunderbirds jets.

Jun
24
Wed
Maryland State Firemen’s Association Annual Parade @ Parade Route - Baltimore Ave 15th St - 30th St
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Maryland State Firemen’s Association Annual Parade

June 24, 2020

As part of the annual convention and conference, the MSFA holds a Fire Service Parade in Ocean City. Fire Apparatus, Floats, Marching Units, Majorettes, and Music Groups participate in this event. It is one of the largest fire service parades on the East Coast.

Parade Route – Baltimore Ave 15th St – 30th St

1PM / FREE to all who attend

Aug
12
Wed
Artists Paint OC: Plein Air Event
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Artists Paint OC: Plein Air Event

August 12-16, 2020

This annual event draws artists from all over to paint the scenic views of OC. Watch artists at work as they set up their easels along the Boardwalk, bayside & beaches. The Quick Draw Painting Event will cap off the weekend as artists race to complete a painting in only two hours. Purchase their freshly painted works right from their easels.

Wet Paint Sale Show & Reception – August 15, 2020
  • OC Center for the Arts, 94th Street
  • Free Admission, 6-8pm, Cash Bar
  • Be the first to view and purchase the work of 50 artists who participated in the “Artists Paint OC” plein air event.
Quick Draw Competition – August 16, 2020
  • South Division Street & Boardwalk
  • Sponsored by the Art League of Ocean City and the Ocean City Development Corporation.
  • 9am-11am painting, 12pm judging and sale.
  • Watch the artists paint against the clock in this 2-hour timed competition, then purchase their work right off the easel.
Aug
13
Thu
Artists Paint OC: Plein Air Event
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Artists Paint OC: Plein Air Event

August 12-16, 2020

This annual event draws artists from all over to paint the scenic views of OC. Watch artists at work as they set up their easels along the Boardwalk, bayside & beaches. The Quick Draw Painting Event will cap off the weekend as artists race to complete a painting in only two hours. Purchase their freshly painted works right from their easels.

Wet Paint Sale Show & Reception – August 15, 2020
  • OC Center for the Arts, 94th Street
  • Free Admission, 6-8pm, Cash Bar
  • Be the first to view and purchase the work of 50 artists who participated in the “Artists Paint OC” plein air event.
Quick Draw Competition – August 16, 2020
  • South Division Street & Boardwalk
  • Sponsored by the Art League of Ocean City and the Ocean City Development Corporation.
  • 9am-11am painting, 12pm judging and sale.
  • Watch the artists paint against the clock in this 2-hour timed competition, then purchase their work right off the easel.
Aug
14
Fri
Artists Paint OC: Plein Air Event
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Artists Paint OC: Plein Air Event

August 12-16, 2020

This annual event draws artists from all over to paint the scenic views of OC. Watch artists at work as they set up their easels along the Boardwalk, bayside & beaches. The Quick Draw Painting Event will cap off the weekend as artists race to complete a painting in only two hours. Purchase their freshly painted works right from their easels.

Wet Paint Sale Show & Reception – August 15, 2020
  • OC Center for the Arts, 94th Street
  • Free Admission, 6-8pm, Cash Bar
  • Be the first to view and purchase the work of 50 artists who participated in the “Artists Paint OC” plein air event.
Quick Draw Competition – August 16, 2020
  • South Division Street & Boardwalk
  • Sponsored by the Art League of Ocean City and the Ocean City Development Corporation.
  • 9am-11am painting, 12pm judging and sale.
  • Watch the artists paint against the clock in this 2-hour timed competition, then purchase their work right off the easel.
Aug
15
Sat
Artists Paint OC: Plein Air Event
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Artists Paint OC: Plein Air Event

August 12-16, 2020

This annual event draws artists from all over to paint the scenic views of OC. Watch artists at work as they set up their easels along the Boardwalk, bayside & beaches. The Quick Draw Painting Event will cap off the weekend as artists race to complete a painting in only two hours. Purchase their freshly painted works right from their easels.

Wet Paint Sale Show & Reception – August 15, 2020
  • OC Center for the Arts, 94th Street
  • Free Admission, 6-8pm, Cash Bar
  • Be the first to view and purchase the work of 50 artists who participated in the “Artists Paint OC” plein air event.
Quick Draw Competition – August 16, 2020
  • South Division Street & Boardwalk
  • Sponsored by the Art League of Ocean City and the Ocean City Development Corporation.
  • 9am-11am painting, 12pm judging and sale.
  • Watch the artists paint against the clock in this 2-hour timed competition, then purchase their work right off the easel.
Aug
16
Sun
Artists Paint OC: Plein Air Event
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Artists Paint OC: Plein Air Event

August 12-16, 2020

This annual event draws artists from all over to paint the scenic views of OC. Watch artists at work as they set up their easels along the Boardwalk, bayside & beaches. The Quick Draw Painting Event will cap off the weekend as artists race to complete a painting in only two hours. Purchase their freshly painted works right from their easels.

Wet Paint Sale Show & Reception – August 15, 2020
  • OC Center for the Arts, 94th Street
  • Free Admission, 6-8pm, Cash Bar
  • Be the first to view and purchase the work of 50 artists who participated in the “Artists Paint OC” plein air event.
Quick Draw Competition – August 16, 2020
  • South Division Street & Boardwalk
  • Sponsored by the Art League of Ocean City and the Ocean City Development Corporation.
  • 9am-11am painting, 12pm judging and sale.
  • Watch the artists paint against the clock in this 2-hour timed competition, then purchase their work right off the easel.