Apr
27
Fri
WARD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CARVING COMPETITION @ Convention Center
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day

Carvers & visitors from around the world convene for the most prestigious competition of contemporary wildfowl art.  Event includes judging, benefit auction, classes & seminars, demonstrations, children’s activities and exhibitor booths of artisans & art supplies.  View world class bird carvings and sculptures, bid on world class art at the benefit auction.  Shop at over 100 exhibitor booths, and enjoy an abundance of kids activities at the Kids Corner.  Admission.  For more information, visit www.wardmuseum.org.

Arbor Day Celebration @ Ocean City Elementary School
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Celebration with the Second Grade Children of Ocean City Elementary School.

Apr
28
Sat
OC ISLAND TO ISLAND HALF MARATHON/5K
Apr 28 all-day

Ocean City Island to Island Half Marathon/5K – April 28, 2018

Half Marathon runners start at the beautiful Assateague Island and finish their 13.1 miles in the historic Ocean City Inlet overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and white sandy beaches.  5K runners run on the historic Ocean City Boardwalk, finishing in the same location as the Half Marathon runners.  For more information, contact Chris Klebe at [email protected] or visit www.octrirunning.com.

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
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
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.

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.

May
23
Wed
Town of Ocean City Emergency Services offers free “Until Help Arrives” Workshop @ City Hall Council Chambers
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Traumatic incidents can occur anytime, anywhere, and those who can help until emergency responders arrive, could save lives. As part of Hurricane Season Preparedness and our Annual Town Hall Preparedness Meeting, Ocean City Emergency Services invites residents and visitors to attend “Until Help Arrives.” This free, three-hour Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) workshop will be offered on Wednesday 23 May 2018 beginning at 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Ocean City Town Hall Mayor and Council Chambers located at 301 N. Baltimore Avenue Ocean City, Maryland.  Participants will acquire the basic skills needed to provide help after an emergency until help arrives.

“Over the past year tornadoes in Queen Anne’s County and Wicomico County, Maryland and the impact to the southern United States from several hurricanes have pointed out that weather incidents like these can happen anytime or place” Ocean City Emergency Services Director Joe Theobald said. “Being able to help victims prior to the arrival of emergency personnel can help save lives.”

Personnel from the Ocean City Emergency Management, Worcester County Emergency Services, Volunteers with the Ocean City Community Emergency Response Team, the American Red Cross, and other emergency organizations will cover topics that include communicating with 911 operators, positioning the injured, stopping life threatening bleeding, protecting the injured from further harm, and providing emotional support to a victim and family.

“Until Help Arrives” takes place in conjunction with National Hurricane Preparedness Week in the Month May and is being offered at no cost to the public.

May
26
Sat
SPRING ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW @ Convention Center
May 26 – May 27 all-day

Ocean City’s only Memorial Day weekend craft show, featuring vendors displaying garden accessories, jewelry, candles, florals, nautical items, wood crafts & homemade items.  Also, handmade chocolates, fudge, and dip mixes.  For more information, contact Janice Cropper at 410-213-0735 or [email protected]. Free admission.

Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm

Jun
1
Fri
MAKO MANIA TOURNAMENT @ Bahia Marina
Jun 1 – Jun 3 all-day

22nd Annual Mako Mania Tournament

For more information, please call Bahia Marina at 410-289-7438 or [email protected] or visit www.bahiamarina.com.

FIRST FRIDAY OPENING RECEPTION FOR JANUARY EXHIBITS @ OC CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Jun 1 @ 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/

Jun
9
Sat
SAND DUELS BEACH SOCCER CHALLENGE @ ON THE BEACH WICOMICO ST. TO N. DIVISION ST. BEACH
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am – Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm

OCEAN CITY’S PREMIER SOCCER EVENT  –  The Sand Duels Beach Soccer Tournament is the largest sand soccer event in Ocean City. This event is open to all traditional and non-traditional soccer teams – featuring Recreational and Competitive brackets. Saturday and Sunday 8am – 7pm.  For more information, email [email protected] or call 443-204-3785.

LONGBOARD WEEKEND PRO SURF CONTEST
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, June 9 – Longboard Team Challenge – 9am to 4pm

Sunday, June 10 – Walk Da Plank Pro – 9am to 4pm

On Saturday, 16 teams of 5 compete on longboards on two surf areas, 36th to 37th Street.  On Sunday, professional surfers come to Town to compete for $5,000 in prize money.  Give-aways and kids’ activities on the beach.  For more information, please contact Tommy Vach at 443-366-5885 or email [email protected] or visit oceancitysurfclub.org.

Admission is FREE!

Jun
10
Sun
CAPT. SCHOEPF LIFEGUARD RELAY
Jun 10 all-day

Beach relay honoring contributions of Capt. Schoepf and the sacrifices of all past and present Ocean City Beach Patrol.  For more information, please call 410-289-7556.

LONGBOARD WEEKEND PRO SURF CONTEST
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, June 9 – Longboard Team Challenge – 9am to 4pm

Sunday, June 10 – Walk Da Plank Pro – 9am to 4pm

On Saturday, 16 teams of 5 compete on longboards on two surf areas, 36th to 37th Street.  On Sunday, professional surfers come to Town to compete for $5,000 in prize money.  Give-aways and kids’ activities on the beach.  For more information, please contact Tommy Vach at 443-366-5885 or email [email protected] or visit oceancitysurfclub.org.

Admission is FREE!

Jun
16
Sat
BEACH 5 SAND SOCCER TOURNAMENT I
Jun 16 – Jun 17 all-day

Beach 5 Sand Soccer Tournament I – June 16-17, 2018

Family-focused soccer tournament on the beach.  Love the sun, fun, and ball?  You’ll love this tournament/event!

For more information, contact Angela at 919-625-1708 or email [email protected] or visit www.beach5sandsoccer.com.