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. 

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.

Jan
1
Tue
Mayor’s New Year’s Day Concert @ Performing Arts Center
Jan 1 all-day
To kick off 2019, 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 2019 Mayor’s New Year’s Day Concert will feature performances by local singer/songwriter Bryan Russo and a special performance by Baltimore’s Cardinal Shehan School Choir.

 

Cardinal Shehan School operates under the Archdiocese of Baltimore Department of Catholic Schools and serves students in Pre-K3 through eighth grade. The Cardinal Shehan School Choir gained national attention when the group’s performance of the Andra Day song “Rise Up” went viral on Facebook with more than 60 million views. Since the viral hit, the Cardinal Shehan School Choir has performed on “Good Morning America” and sang the National Anthem at a Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium.

 

“The New Year’s Day Concert is an uplifting and positive tradition, which brings members of our community together to celebrate the start of a New Year in Ocean City,” said Mayor Rick Meehan. “Local talent, Bryan Russo, has raised the bar each year and helped this event evolve in to what it is today. This year we are excited to welcome the Cardinal Shehan School Choir from our neighboring city, Baltimore. What better way to start the New Year than bringing together Maryland talent on our beautiful stage at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center.”

 

Beginning at 1 p.m. on New Year’s Day, residents and visitors are invited to meet the Mayor and City Council members. After the meet and greet, the Performing Arts Center doors will open for seating at 1:30 p.m., and the concert, led by local musician Bryan Russo will start promptly at 1:45 p.m. Tickets will not be issued, as seating will be first come, first served.
Jan
18
Fri
East Coast Commercial Fishermen’s & Aquaculture Trade Expo @ OC Convention Center
Jan 18 – Jan 20 all-day

The only Commercial Fishing Expo in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  Seminars, fishermen gear, equipment and more.

Hours: Friday 11am to 5pm; Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 10am to 3pm

Admission: $15.  For more information, please visit www.marylandwatermen.com.

Ocean Pines Children’s Theater presents: Fiddler on the Roof, Jr. @ Peforming Arts Center
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
19
Sat
Delmarva Art Expo @ Convention Center
Jan 19 – Jan 20 all-day

Delmarva Art Expo

A juried vendor show for all art mediums

Saturday, 10AM-5PM; Sunday, 10AM-3PM

Admission: $3 per person

Ocean Pines Children’s Theater presents: Fiddler on the Roof, Jr. (2 Shows 2pm & 7pm) @ OC Performing Arts Center
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

2 Shows- 2pm & 7pm

Jan
22
Tue
BEACH BLANKET BLOOD DRIVE @ Convention Center
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Beach Blanket Blood Drive

Dockside Room – Ocean City Convention Center

January 22, 2019      10AM-6PM

January 23, 2019     8AM-4PM

20th Anniversary of the Ocean City Blood Drive. This is the largest two day blood drive in the Mid-Atlantic States.

Commemorative long sleeve t-shirt for all donors, raffle for a 42″ TV & other great prizes!


To schedule an appointment call 1-888-825-6638 or schedule online at www.delmarvablood.org

Contact Suzanne Murray – [email protected]

Blood Bank of Delmarva, a member of America’s Blood Centers, provides blood and blood products to 19 hospitals on the Delmarva Peninsula. Your support will help us to save 20,000 Delmarva lives this year

Jan
23
Wed
BEACH BLANKET BLOOD DRIVE @ Convention Center
Jan 23 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Beach Blanket Blood Drive

Dockside Room – Ocean City Convention Center

January 22, 2019      10AM-6PM

January 23, 2019     8AM-4PM

20th Anniversary of the Ocean City Blood Drive. This is the largest two day blood drive in the Mid-Atlantic States.

Commemorative long sleeve t-shirt for all donors, raffle for a 42″ TV & other great prizes!


To schedule an appointment call 1-888-825-6638 or schedule online at www.delmarvablood.org

Contact Suzanne Murray – [email protected]

Blood Bank of Delmarva, a member of America’s Blood Centers, provides blood and blood products to 19 hospitals on the Delmarva Peninsula. Your support will help us to save 20,000 Delmarva lives this year

Feb
15
Fri
Seaside Boat Show @ OC Convention Center
Feb 15 – Feb 17 all-day

The #1 indoor Boat Show on the Eastern Shore, featuring over 350 boats, electronics, dock builders, boat lifts, crafts, canvas, archery display, fishing rods, fishing tackle, paddle boards, artists, and food vendors.  All proceeds go to area youth.  All Optimists are volunteers. For more information, contact Charlie at [email protected] or visit www.ocboatshow.com.

Friday – 11am to 7pm
Saturday – 10am to 7 pm
Sunday – 10am to 5pm

Admission:  $10 for adults; $1 for children

Feb
23
Sat
Reach the Beach Nationals: OC- Rec & School @ Convention Center
Feb 23 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Reach the Beach Nationals – Rec & School

(Hosted by American Cheer & Dance Academy – EPIC Brands)

Cheerleading National Competition

7AM – 10PM

Adults – Saturday or Sunday – $22 / 2-Day – $39

Children & Seniors – Saturday or Sunday – $15 / 2-Day – $27

Call 877-322-2310 or visit www.acdaspirit.com or www.theepicbrands.com

Feb
24
Sun
Reach the Beach Nationals: OC- Rec & School @ Convention Center
Feb 24 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Reach the Beach Nationals – Rec & School

(Hosted by American Cheer & Dance Academy – EPIC Brands)

Cheerleading National Competition

7AM – 10PM

Adults – Saturday or Sunday – $22 / 2-Day – $39

Children & Seniors – Saturday or Sunday – $15 / 2-Day – $27

Call 877-322-2310 or visit www.acdaspirit.com or www.theepicbrands.com

Mar
5
Tue
The Chieftains @ OC Performing Arts Center
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Six-time Grammy Award winners, The Chieftains, are coming to the Ocean City Maryland Convention Center Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Highly recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music on a contemporary and International scale, The Chieftains have the ability to transcend musical boundaries to blend tradition with modern music that has notably hailed them as one of the most renowned and revered musical groups to this day.

As cultural ambassadors, their performances have been linked with seminal historic events, such as being the first Western musicians to perform on the Great Wall of China, participating in Roger Water’s “The Wall” performance in Berlin in 1990, and being the first ensemble to perform a concert in the Capitol Building in Washington DC. In 2010, their experimental collaborations extended to out of this world, when Paddy Moloney’s whistle and Matt Molloy’s flute travelled with NASA astronaut, Cady Coleman, to the International Space Station.

Although their early following was purely a folk audience, the range and variation of their music and accompanying musicians quickly captured a much broader audience, elevating their status to the likeness of fellow Irish band, U2.

After fifty years of making some of the most beautiful music in the world, The Chieftains’ music remains as fresh and relevant as when they first began

Mar
8
Fri
Delmarva Wool and Fiber Expo @ OC Convention Center
Mar 8 – Mar 10 all-day

Delmarva Wool and Fiber Expo – Ocean City’s Winter Festival of all Fibers

www.woolandfiber.com

Hours: Friday 11-5; Saturday 10-5; Sunday 10-3

This unique and upscale wool and fiber expo will be held for three days at the Ocean City Convention Center. Vendors will not only have many one-of-a-kind hand created products, but will have all the materials available to make the products. There will be on-going demonstrations at most booths to demonstrate how mittens are knitted, how shawls are woven, or how wool is spun. Limited paid class offerings. Please join us for the most unusual shopping experience of the season.

Home, Condo & Outdoor Show Plus Art & Craft Fair @ OC Convention Center
Mar 8 – Mar 10 all-day

Hundreds of pros offering thousands of ideas…decorating, remodeling, accessorizing, and more!  Compare and save…a must attend event for current and future homeowners.  Art & Craft Fair – Artists and crafters will compliment the “Home Show” with exciting and creative gifts for you, your home, and your outdoor living space.  For more information, visit www.oceanpromotions.info or call 410-213-8090 or email [email protected].

Hours: Friday 12pm-6pm; Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10:30am-3:30pm

Cost: Adults $7; Seniors 55+ $6; Kids 13 and under Free; Military, Police, Fire Free with ID

Mar
16
Sat
OC Handbell Festival Concert @ Convention Center
Mar 16 all-day

Concert of the Handbell Musicians of America

Area III, Ocean City Festival

Over 450 handbell ringers will play en masse under Guest Conductor: Jason Krug

& Genesis Guest Conductor: Kyler Brengle

Hours TBD.  Free admission.

If you have questions regarding the Area 3 Ocean City Festival, please contact: Debbie Henning, Co-Coordinator of Events [email protected] or 410-848-5482 Information can be found online on our website (www.areaiii.org)

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival @ Coastal Hwy. 59th - 45th St.
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

March 16, 2019

Parade Starts at Noon

Coastal Hwy from 60th – 44th Street

Over 100 entries from 3 states in the parade. Irish Festival following the parade at the 45th St. Shopping Center. Music, dance, food & drinks!

Festival Starts at 11

Click Here for More Details

Mar
23
Sat
Reach the Beach Nationals: OC- All-Star & College @ Convention Center
Mar 23 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 pm

Reach the Beach Nationals: OC – All-Star & College

(Hosted by American Cheer & Dance Academy – EPIC Brands)

Cheerleading National Competition

7AM-10PM

Adults – Saturday or Sunday – $22 / 2-Day – $39

Children & Seniors – Saturday or Sunday – $15 / 2-Day – $27

Call 877-322-2310 or visit www.acdaspirit.com or www.theepicbrands.com

Mar
24
Sun
Reach the Beach Nationals: OC- All-Star & College @ Convention Center
Mar 24 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 pm

Reach the Beach Nationals: OC – All-Star & College

(Hosted by American Cheer & Dance Academy – EPIC Brands)

Cheerleading National Competition

7AM-10PM

Adults – Saturday or Sunday – $22 / 2-Day – $39

Children & Seniors – Saturday or Sunday – $15 / 2-Day – $27

Call 877-322-2310 or visit www.acdaspirit.com or www.theepicbrands.com

Mar
30
Sat
Job Fair @ OC Convention Center
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

2019 JOB FAIR

Seeking Employment?
Find your perfect beach job at The 2019 Ocean City Job Fair!
Dress for success – Be prepared (pen / ID etc./ resume)

Over 12,000 jobs will be filled in 2018 in OCMD
Employees are needed in almost every business including, but not limited to, restaurants, motels, hotels, amusement parks, specialty stores, boardwalk stores, banks, lifeguards, watersports, marinas, bars, and more!

NO Pre-Registration Required

CONVENTION CENTER, 40TH STREET

9AM – 1PM

Call 410-213-0552 or Visit www.oceancity.org for more details

Join us in March & find your key to a successful summer!