Worcester County Humane Society annual fun event – walk-a-thon on the boards! All proceeds benefit the Ocean City area’s no-kill pet shelter. Bring your pet for a fun day on the boards to help the animals or adopt a shelter dog for the day by making arrangements prior to the walk-a-thon. Registration fee. 8am to 12pm, rain or shine! For more information, contact Sandy Summers at 443-235-5647 or visit www.worcestercountyhumanesociety.org.
Walk MS is a 5K and 1-mile fundraiser to raise funding for research, programs and services for the 15,000 individuals living with MS in Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia. The walk will begin at the Jolly Roger entrance on Philadelphia Ave. & 30th Street and participants will make their way to the boardwalk. The 1-mile walk turn-around point and rest stop will be between 24th Street and 25th Street. The 5K turn-around point and rest stop will be at 9th Street. Teams that raise $5,000 will receive a 10×10 pop-up tent, which will be set up near the Jolly Roger tents. The event will start off with registration and breakfast at 8am. For more information, contact Whitney at [email protected]
7:45-9:00am – Registration
8:00-8:45am – Entertainment, vendors, team pictures
8:45-9:00am – Opening Ceremonies
9:00am – Event Start – 1-mile and 5K
Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
Heavenly Music: Mahler, Janice Changler, and Leon Fleisher
Concert – 3pm; Pre-Concert Lecture – 2:15pm
In the first half, the soloist is Leon Fleisher on the piano, and he will be performing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major. Also on that concert will be Egmont Overture composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven and on the second half Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with guest soprano Janice Chandler.
Tickets: $40 & $45
Maryland International Kite Expo
A great spectator and participant event! The Maryland International Kite Exposition will feature three fun-filled days of kite flying on the beautiful beaches of Ocean City, Maryland. For more information, call Jay Knerr at 410-289-7855 or visit www.kiteloft.com.
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.
Celebration with the Second Grade Children of Ocean City Elementary School.
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.
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.
- Thursday-Saturday: 10a.m. – 8p.m.
- Sunday: 10a.m. – 6p.m.
Admission to Springfest is FREE!
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.
The Health Fair will offer free health screenings, lipid profiles and education.
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)
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
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.
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, 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].
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.
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.
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 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