May
1
Tue
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
May 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
May
3
Thu
SPRINGFEST
May 3 – May 6 all-day

CELEBRATE FOUR FUN-FILLED DAYS AT SPRINGFEST!

What better way to kick off the summer season than with a FREE four-day festival in Ocean City, MD? Enjoy delicious food, live music and great rates on accommodations.

Each year, Springfest brings amazing headliners to the stage, including country music singer Trace Adkins! Check back for info on the other headliners and full entertainment schedule.

Springfest celebrates arrival of spring and the upcoming summer season. Join us under the four huge big-top tents located in the Inlet Lot at the south end of Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk, for a little fun in the sun at one of Maryland’s top Spring events.

Event hours: 

  • Thursday-Saturday: 10a.m. – 8p.m.
  • Sunday: 10a.m. – 6p.m.

Admission to Springfest is FREE!

May
4
Fri
FIRST FRIDAY OPENING RECEPTION FOR JANUARY EXHIBITS @ OC CENTER FOR THE ARTS
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

First Friday Opening Receptions are held the first Friday of the month at the OC Center for the Arts on 94th Street.

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists.  5pm to 7pm.  Open to the public.  Free Admission.

https://artleagueofoceancity.org/

May
7
Mon
Mayor and City Council Regular Session @ City Hall Council Chambers
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mayor and City Council meet for their Regular Session on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month. If Monday is a holiday, the meeting is held the following day. All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.

May
8
Tue
32nd Annual Ocean City Community Health Fair @ Convention Center
May 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Health Fair will offer free health screenings, lipid profiles and education.

COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR @ Convention Center
May 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Ocean City Community Health Fair

8am to 12:30pm

– Free and open to the public

– Blood drive by Blood Bank of Delmarva

– Free screenings:
carotid, repiratory, bone density, goot checks, hearing, blood pressure, skin cancer
lab draws – lipid panel & blood glucose (12 hour fast is required)

…and MORE!

For more information, contact Donna Nordstrom at 410-629-6820 or [email protected]; or Melvin Friedman at 410-524-1177 or [email protected]

May
10
Thu
Port Wardens Meeting @ City Hall Council Chambers
May 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Board of Port Wardens meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, located at 301 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, MD.

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting @ City Hall Council Chambers
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

All meetings begin at 6:00 pm and take place in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD

May
11
Fri
SPRING MOVIE NIGHT @ Sunset Park
May 11 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Spring Movie Night – FREE!

Grab your beach chair and meet us at Sunset Park for a great time! Showtime is 8:30pm. Previews begin at dusk. Concessions can be purchased, including drinks, popcorn, and candy. For more information, please call Mike Grogan at 410-250-0125.

Movie: The Lego Batman Movie

May
12
Sat
BEACHFEST VOLLEYBALL FESTIVAL @ Convention Center
May 12 – May 13 all-day

Join us for a fun, competitive indoor volleyball tournament in Ocean City, MD, and surrounding area.  Hope you can join us for an amazing fun-filled weekend!  To register, visit the BEACHFEST website: http://webuildyouplay.com/event/beachfest-tournament/.  For more information, contact Richard Comly at [email protected]

This event has the Carousel Group as the Host Hotel Group.

FIGHT THE BITE 5K
May 12 all-day

The 3rd Annual Fight the Bite 5K Run/Walk is a fundraising event providing information and prevention on Lyme Disease while educating the public about the short and long term effects of an illness that is indemic in Worcester County.  The Fight the Bite 5K will begin and end on the boardwalk at the south west end of the boards and Inlet parking lot.  Registration, stage, and festivities will be set up adjacent to the south west tram station.

The good health of our families and ourselves is our most valued asset. In our area, a danger to that asset is lurking. Whether there are children on a sports field, a family hiking or camping, your favorite outdoorsman hunting or fishing, yourself or your spouse golfing on one of our county’s beautiful courses, or gardening in your own yard, all of these activities expose us to the most common vector borne disease: Borrelia Burgdorferi, more commonly known as Lyme Disease. The odds are high that you already know someone who has been impacted by tick borne illness.  Odds are higher that there are people with this illness that are unaware of its existence.

Did you know that Lyme Disease often comes with additional “co- infections” that makes it even more difficult to diagnose and treat? We are passionate about raising awareness and educating the community on ways to protect themselves from and identify the signs of tick related illness. We are asking for your help. We will do the heavy lifting, starting with a Lyme Disease Awareness 5K, Saturday, May 12, 2018. This event will help raise funds to provide free educational materials to the public as well as billboards and a website address to refer to for current information about diagnosis and treatment. With the proper steps, we all can be safer from this insidious disease.

For more information, contact Angela Burke at 410-443-0700 or [email protected]

RIDE FOR THE FEAST
May 12 @ 7:00 am – 7:45 am

Ride for the Feast

May 12, 2018, 7:00am to 7:45am

Ride for the Feast is a two-day, 140 bicycle ride from Ocean City to Baltimore City with proceeds benefitting Moveable Feast.  Moveable Feast helps to put healthy food on the table for people in Maryland with AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses.

For more information, contact Samantha Flottemesch at 410-327-3420 x11 or [email protected].

WHITE MARLIN FESTIVAL & CRAB SOUP COOK-OFF @ Somerset St. Plaza
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

14th Annual White Marlin Festival & Crab Soup Cook-Off

Saturday, May 12, 2018 – Somerset Street Plaza – 12pm to 3pm

This family event becomes more popular each year. Entertainment for the kids, exhibits, and live music enhance the main event, a crab soup cook-off with local professional chefs competing for the title of “Best Crab Soup.” Adding to the fun, the public can sample and vote. $15 per person.

THE RAT PACK TOGETHER AGAIN! @ OC Performing Arts Center
May 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

A thrilling night of great music and song.  Experience Frank, Dean, and Sammy perform with their 8-piece Big Band, Swingtopia.  The Rat Pack will perform all their wonderful songs, comedy, and sketches.  A great show you don’t want to miss – the music that inspired and thrilled an entire generation!  Rat Pack Together Again! brings these characters to life before your very eyes.  For more information, visit www.ratpacktogetheragain.com.

Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 7:30pm at the OC Performing Arts Center, located in the OC Convention Center.

Ticket prices are $35 & $45.

May
15
Tue
Mayor and City Council Work Session @ City Hall
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Work Sessions are held at 1:00 p.m. the Tuesday prior to a Regular Monday night meeting. A closed session precedes each open session, traditionally beginning at 12:00 p.m. but subject to change if needed.

Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
May
17
Thu
CRUISIN’ OCEAN CITY @ Convention Center
May 17 – May 20 all-day

This popular car show features over 3,400 hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars and more. Live entertainment, celebrity guests, special attractions, boardwalk parades, manufacturers vendor midway and more.  Admission.  Boardwalk Parades on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings from 7am to 10am.  So many things to see and do, so make sure you cruise on down to Ocean City, MD, for the 27th Annual Cruisin’ Ocean City.  For additional information, visit www.cruisinoceancity.com, or call 410-289-2800 or 800-626-2326.

HERMAN’S HERMITS @ Performing Arts Center
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

Universally regarded as one of Rock and Roll’s finest and most versatile entertainers, Peter Noone is second to none!  Star of stage, screen, and record, Noone’s performances are the stuff of legend, deftly delivering a broad palette of music, all gems that, through his voice, defined a generation.  Herman’s Hermits, starring Peter Noone, is a must-see concert experience.  Rock’s premiere raconteur packs plenty of puns, but pulls no punches with his music.  Over 60 million records sold!  20 Top 40 Hits, including: “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”, “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter”, “There’s a Kind of Hush”, “I’m Into Something Good”, “Silhouettes”, “Wonderful World”, “Just a Little Bit Better”, “I Can Take or Leave Your Loving”, “A Must to Avoid”, and “Listen People”.  Don’t miss Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone!

Tickets: $29, $39, $49

May
18
Fri
INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY @ OC LIFE-SAVING STATION MUSEUM
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Enjoy free admission to the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum & explore Ocean City’s best-kept secret.  Interesting displays on history, the lore of the sea, and more.  10am to 5pm.  For more information, contact Sandy Hurley at 410-289-4991 or [email protected] or visit www.ocmuseum.org.

May
21
Mon
Mayor and City Council Regular Session @ City Hall Council Chambers
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mayor and City Council meet for their Regular Session on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month. If Monday is a holiday, the meeting is held the following day. All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.