Sep
2
Sun
Sundaes in the Park @ Northside Park
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spend your Sunday evenings in picturesque Northside Park listening to your favorite live music.  This is a family concert series with pizzazz!  Enjoy free music ranging from country to rock, tribute bands to oldies.  Each week children are offered various free activities and entertainment.  The best thing about Sundaes in the Park is the ice cream sundaes!  Create your own sundae for a nominal fee, sit back, listen to music and watch the sun set over the beautiful Assawoman Bay.  Additional ice cream novelty and beverage options are available for purchase.  Bring your picnic basket and beach chairs.  The night will end with a fireworks display at 9pm.  In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside the complex.

Sep
11
Tue
SEPTEMBER 11TH MEMORIAL SPOT FISHING TOURNAMENT @ OCEAN CITY FISHING CENTER
Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fun family event!  Fish from the docks of the OC Fishing Center, no skill needed.  $5 entry fee.  5pm to 7pm.  For more information, call 410-213-1121 or email [email protected].

Sep
20
Thu
Sunfest @ Inlet Lot - South of Boardwalk
Sep 20 – Sep 23 all-day
Sunfest @ Inlet Lot - South of Boardwalk

Admission to Sunfest is FREE!

https://ococean.com/sunfest

The weather is beautiful and there’s plenty to do at Ocean City, MD’s biggest and best festival. Enjoy four fun-filled days of arts and crafts, delicious food, hayrides, kids activities and musical entertainment. Plus, Sunfest hosts big musical headliners every year!

So grab your friends and family–it’s the perfect time to visit OC!

Festival activities are held in the Inlet Lot at the south end of Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk. Best of all, admission to Sunfest is free!

Sunfest hours are:

Thursday thru Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Find the perfect place to stay and book your Sunfest weekend now! View the video below to get an inside look at the excitement!

EVENT SCHEDULE

Thursday, Sept. 20

Outdoor Stage

  • 10:15 – Opening Ceremony
  • 11:30 – Randy Lee Ashcraft & The Saltwater Cowboys
  • 1:30 – Bob Lougheed & The Memphis Mafia
  • 3:30 – Rick K. & The Allnighters
  • 5:30 – Vinyl Radio
Indoor Stage

Friday, Sept. 21

Outdoor Stage

  • 10:15 – Rick K. & The Allnighters
  • 12:30 – Poole & The Gang
  • 2:30 – Jesse Garron’s Tribute to Elvis
  • 4:30 – The Stickers
  • 6:00 – DJ Kutt
Indoor Stage
  • 11:30 – Pressing Strings
  • 1:30 – Kathie Martin & The Hotrods
  • 3:30 – Rick K. & The Allnighters
  • 8:00 – The Cadillac Three

Saturday, Sept. 22

Outdoor Stage

  • 10:15 – The Beach Bumz
  • 12:30 – Kittyback
  • 2:30 – Rick K. & The Allnighters
  • 4:30 – Guys in Thin Ties
  • 6:00 – DJ Kutt
Indoor Stage
  • 11:30 – The Stickers
  • 1:30 – Vertigo Red
  • 3:30 – N.O.M.A.D.
  • 8:00 – Daughtry SOLD OUT!

Sunday, Sept. 23

Outdoor Stage

  • 10:15 – Rivers and Rhodes
  • 12:00 – N.O.M.A.D.
  • 2:00 – Twice Removed
  • 4:30 – Mike Hines & The Look

Indoor Stage

  • 11:00 – King Teddy
  • 1:00 – The Janglebachs
  • 3:00 – Mzz B & Company Dance Band

All entertainment and times are subject to change without notice.

Sep
25
Tue
Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade @ Boardwalk
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

HOWL-O-WEEN PET PARADE – Saturday, October 20, 2018 – Located at N. Division Street on the Boardwalk

Bring your dog, cat, bird or other family pet for Ocean City’s “Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade”, on the boardwalk near N. Division Street. Dress up your pets and showcase your creativity on Ocean City’s historic Boardwalk or sit back, relax and cheer for your favorite contestant. Each entry gets their moment in the spotlight. Lots of prizes and surprises will be awarded. While the event is free to participate, donations of pet supplies and monetary donations will be collected to benefit the Worcester County Humane Society. Registration begins at 12pm with the pageant on the boardwalk beginning promptly at 1pm.

Oct
5
Fri
Family Bonfire on the Beach @ On the Beach
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Family Bonfire on the Beach

S’mores, hot cocoa, refreshments, storytelling, and live music! Bring your beach chairs, beach blankets, and warm clothes for a night of fun by the bonfire! Families of all shapes and sizes. Pre-registration is requested, but we will accept registration at the beach. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Program will be canceled if there is inclement weather. Pets are welcome (on a leash please). For more information, call Anna Duffey at 410-250-0125.

Friday, October 5, 2018 – 6pm to 8pm, 130th Street

Youth – $3
Adult (over 18 years) – $5
Families of 6+ – $15 flat rate

Oct
20
Sat
Halloween Beach Maze @ On Beach
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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O.C.TOBERFEST HALLOWEEN BEACH MAZE – Located at N. Division Street

Come experience the thrill of a giant Halloween Beach Maze during its two-weekend run, October 20-21 and October 27-28. Children of all ages can enjoy a pleasant scream as they meander the sands of the giant, bigger and better beach maze! Wicked witches, pirates of the sand, scary scarecrows, ghouls in the graveyard, zombies and more will add to the excitement. Hours are 10am to 5pm on Saturdays and 10am to 3pm on Sundays. This event is FREE!

Drive in Disguise and Halloween Parade @ Boardwalk
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

HOWL-O-WEEN PET PARADE – Saturday, October 20, 2018 – Located at N. Division Street on the Boardwalk

Bring your dog, cat, bird or other family pet for Ocean City’s “Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade”, on the boardwalk near N. Division Street. Dress up your pets and showcase your creativity on Ocean City’s historic Boardwalk or sit back, relax and cheer for your favorite contestant. Each entry gets their moment in the spotlight. Lots of prizes and surprises will be awarded. While the event is free to participate, donations of pet supplies and monetary donations will be collected to benefit the Worcester County Humane Society. Registration begins at 12pm with the pageant on the boardwalk beginning promptly at 1pm.

O.C.tober Trunk or Treat @ Boardwalk North of the Pier
Oct 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

TRUNK OR TREAT – On the boardwalk north of the amusement pier

Trunk or Treat will take place on the boardwalk south of Caroline Street and north of the amusement pier as the Drive in Disguise gets parked and set up. Drive in Disguise participants have the option of participating in this candy and treat give-away. The event is expected to begin at approximately 3:40pm and will last as long as the participants have treats to give.

Octoberfest Fireworks @ Boardwalk - Dorchester/Caroline St. Area
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On Saturday, October 20, (rain date October 27) enjoy viewing fireworks. Part of Ocean City’s OCtoberfest celebration!
Time – 7 p.m.
Boardwalk – Dorchester/Caroline St area

Oct
21
Sun
Halloween Beach Maze @ On The Beach
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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O.C.TOBERFEST HALLOWEEN BEACH MAZE – Located at N. Division Street

Come experience the thrill of a giant Halloween Beach Maze during its two-weekend run, October 20-21 and October 27-28. Children of all ages can enjoy a pleasant scream as they meander the sands of the giant, bigger and better beach maze! Wicked witches, pirates of the sand, scary scarecrows, ghouls in the graveyard, zombies and more will add to the excitement. Hours are 10am to 5pm on Saturdays and 10am to 3pm on Sundays. This event is FREE!

Oct
25
Thu
Local’s Appreciation Week @ Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum
Oct 25 – Oct 31 all-day

9th Annual Local’s Appreciation Week

Attention all Ocean City lovers.  During the week of October 25-31, 2018, the Ocean City Museum Society is offering “FREE” admission and 10% off gift shop purchases to any visitor who considers themselves a “local” (anyone who loves Ocean City and considers it their home for a day, month, year). Now’s your chance to visit!  10am to 5pm.  50% off books; “Ocean City Maryland: A Pictorial History” and “Shipwrecks and Rescues” by George and Suzanne Hurley.  50% off DVD’s; “Once Upon a Sand Dune” and “The Storm of 1962”.  For more information, visit www.ocmuseum.org or call 410-289-4991.

Oct
28
Sun
Halloween Beach Maze @ On The Beach
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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O.C.TOBERFEST HALLOWEEN BEACH MAZE – Located at N. Division Street

Come experience the thrill of a giant Halloween Beach Maze during its two-weekend run, October 20-21 and October 27-28. Children of all ages can enjoy a pleasant scream as they meander the sands of the giant, bigger and better beach maze! Wicked witches, pirates of the sand, scary scarecrows, ghouls in the graveyard, zombies and more will add to the excitement. Hours are 10am to 5pm on Saturdays and 10am to 3pm on Sundays. This event is FREE!

Halloween Spook-Out Party @ Northside Park Complex
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

HALLOWEEN SPOOK-OUT PARTY – Northside Park Recreation Complex, 125th Street

Get your Halloween costume ready and join all the other goblins at the Halloween “Spook Out” Party. Participants of all ages, including parents, will fill the Northside Park gym for carnival games, arts & crafts, hayrides, and snacks! Costume contests will be scheduled throughout the event. Event hours are 1pm to 3pm on Sunday, October 28, 2018. Admission: One bag of individually wrapped candy per child. Pre-registration is not required.

Nov
3
Sat
Operation Tourism Boom @ Ocean City, Boardwalk
Nov 3 all-day

The media is welcome to cover the exercise and are requested to report to the Media Staging Area north of the Trams Building south of the Worcester Street Police Sub-Station on the west side of the concrete walls between the hours of 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday to meet with Public Information personnel.

Participants:  The following agencies and organizations will be participating in this exercise:

Ocean City Emergency Services

Ocean City Public Works and various Department

Worcester County Emergency Services

Sussex County Emergency Services

Maryland State Police

Maryland Natural Resources Police

Worcester County Board of Education and Health Department

Atlantic General Hospital

Maryland Civil Air Patrol

58th Troop Command, MDARNG

US Army North (ARNORTH)

US Coast Guard Station Ocean City

251st Area SPT. MED Co. (SCARNG)

MDARNG Recruiting and Retention

Public Affairs Office/29th MPAD

32nd Civil Support Team

29th Combat Aviation Brigade

American Red Cross

Other Allied Agencies invited

 

Nov
15
Thu
Winterfest of Lights @ Northside Park
Nov 15 – Dec 31 all-day

Winterfest of Lights

November 15 – December 31, 2018

See how Ocean City, MD, sparkles this winter and visit the Winterfest of Lights! You’ll find more than one million holiday lights and hundreds of animated light displays throughout Northside Park. Relax and sip hot chocolate in the heated Winterfest Village pavilion, take a photo with Santa, and board the Winterfest Express to tour fairy tale themed exhibits. The one-mile journey takes you through 58 acres of lights and features a 50-foot Christmas tree.

VIEW PHOTOS FROM PAST EVENTS!

Admission to board the train is only $5 for guests 12 years and older and FREE for children 11 years and younger. So grab your family and friends, and don’t miss this award-winning holiday event!

Sunday – Thursday, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Friday – Saturday, 5:30-10:30 p.m. 

Nov
17
Sat
Light Up Downtown Winter Festival @ Boardwalk
Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Light Up Downtown Winter Festival

FREE fun for the whole family in Downtown Ocean City!  Holiday shopping, vendors, tree lighting, kids’ crafts, games and prizes, gift drawings, and a visit from Santa!

November 17, 2018, 3pm to 6pm, on the Boardwalk at the Inlet.  Live Music.  For more information, call 410-289-1413 or visit www.downtownassociation.net.

 

Dec
1
Sat
OC Christmas Parade @ Coastal Hwy
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

OC Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 1, 2018

Tis the Season! The 35th Annual Ocean City Christmas Parade marches along Coastal Hwy. on Saturday, December 1, 2018. 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 sill 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]

Dec
2
Sun
Life-Saving Museum Holiday Open House @ Ocean City Life-Saving Staion Museum
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Life-Saving Museum Holiday Open House

Free Admission on December 2nd!
Book signings and discounts in the Gift Shop!

Open 10AM-5PM

For more Details call 410-289-4991 or visit http://www.ocmuseum.org/

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Dec
4
Tue
Pizza with Santa @ Northside Park Complex
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Pizza with Santa – Tuesday, December 4, 2018 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Children are invited to attend the pizza party with Santa. Activities include arts and crafts, a ride through the spectacular Winterfest of Lights, cookie-decorating, refreshments, visits with Santa, and more. For more information, call Anna Duffey at 410-250-0125.

Dec
31
Mon
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 2019 and the 26th 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.