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Ocean City Events

Ocean City Events

Find out what's happening around town while visiting Ocean City. Whether its art, kites, classic cars or holiday lights, Ocean City knows how to celebrate. Springfest through Winterfest, the resort town really sparkles during its full schedule of festivals and shows. Theres the Mid-Atlantic Classic Chevy Festival, the O. C. Car and Truck Show, Jamboree in the Park, and the Summer Concert Series, among many other exciting activities. Listed below are highlights of Ocean City events.

First Friday Exhibit & Reception
On-Going Event: 1/1/2018 - 12/1/2018
First Friday of every month. Join the Art League of Ocean City from 5-7pm for their opening reception to kick off the new exhibits. Complimentary refreshments. Free admission.  OC Center for the Arts. 410-524-9433  www.artleagueofoceancity.org
Free Day for Locals
On-Going Event: 4/7/2018 - 12/1/2018
First Saturday of every month. Locals get in free. 10am-4pm.  Purnell Museum, Snow Hill. 410-632-0515  www.purnellmuseum.org
Berlin Farmers Market
On-Going Event: 5/4/2018 - 12/31/2018
Fridays. Fresh produce from local farmers, seafood, meats, plants, herbs, homemade goods, and flowers.  Main St., Berlin. 410-641-2770  www.berlinmd.gov
Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market
On-Going Event: 6/5/2018 - 10/30/2018
Tuesdays. Real food, real farmers, and real community. 11am-2pm.  Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach. 302-249-7878  www.rbfarmersmarket.com
Movies on the Beach
On-Going Event: 6/6/2018 - 8/29/2018
Wednesdays. Bring a blanket or a beach chair and enjoy a family-friendly movie on the beach. 8:30pm. Free.  Carousel Resort Hotel, 118th St. 410-250-0125  www.ococean.com
Sundaes in the Park
On-Going Event: 6/17/2018 - 9/2/2018
Sundays. Enjoy an ice cream sundae and live music while watching the sun set over the Assawoman Bay. 7-9pm. Fee for ice cream. The night will end with a fireworks display at 9pm.  Northside Park, 125th St. & the Bay. 410-250-0125  www.oceancitymd.gov
Movies on the Beach
On-Going Event: 6/25/2018 - 8/17/2018
Mondays & Fridays. Family-friendly movies on the beach. Bring a blanket or a beach chair. 8:30pm. Free.  Beach at 27th St. 410-250-0125  www.ococean.com
Family Programs at OC Life-Saving Station Museum
On-Going Event: 7/2/2018 - 8/25/2018
Mondays-Saturdays. Gather outside the museum for fun facts & topics. Different subject each day. Not available on July 4. 10am. Free.  South end of the Boardwalk. 410-289-4991  www.ocmuseum.org
OC Beach Dance Party
On-Going Event: 7/3/2018 - 8/28/2018
Tuesdays. Dance the evening away with live entertainment hosted by DJ Batman by the beach. Bring a blanket or chair. 8-9:30pm. Free.  Caroline St. Stage, Oceanside. 410-250-0125  www.oceancitymd.gov
Sunset Park Party Nights
On-Going Event: 7/5/2018 - 8/30/2018
Thursdays. 7-9pm. Watch the sun set over the Isle of Wight Bay while enjoying a free concert. Beverages (including beer) are available for purchase. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs.   Sunset Park, S. Division St., Bayside. 800-626-2326  www.ococean.com
Beach Fireworks
On-Going Event: 7/9/2018 - 9/3/2018
Mondays & Tuesdays. The beach fireworks will be visible along the boardwalk. Starting at 10pm. Also featuring a musical presentation.   N. Division St., Oceanside Boardwalk. 410-798-6304  www.ocbeachlights.com
Capt. Steve Harman's Poor Girls Open
8/16/2018 - 8/18/2018
A ladies-only billfish release tournament benefitting breast cancer research. Participation is not limited only to anglers, as there are silent auctions, 50/50 tickets, t-shirts for sale, and other fun events helping to raise money for a very important cause.   Bahia Marina, Bayside. 410-289-7438  www.bahiamarina.com
Ocean City Jeep Week
8/23/2018 - 8/26/2018
Jeep enthusiasts gather for a weekend of beach crawls, jeep jams, and show & shine.  Convention Center, 40th St. & the Bay. 443-366-5944  www.oceancityjeepweek.com
Labor Day Weekend
8/27/2018 - 9/2/2018
End of the summer pool party, dance with DJ, weenie roast, sundae social, hayride, and paint party.  Frontier Town, Berlin. 800-228-5590  www.frontiertown.com
Ocean City Hotel Week
8/27/2018 - 9/9/2018
Two weeks of great deals on participating Ocean City hotel rooms. Excluding Labor Day.  Ocean City. 410-289-6733  www.oceancityhotelweek.com
Delmarva Needle Art Show and Competition
On-Going Event: 9/1/2018 - 10/31/2018
Exhibit of needle art by local artists. Includes quilts, embroidery, needlework, knitting, crochet & more.  Purnell Museum, Snow Hill. 410-632-0515  www.purnellmuseum.org
Labor Day Weekend
9/1/2018 - 9/2/2018
End of the summer pool party, dance with DJ, weenie roast, sundae social, hayride, and paint party.  Frontier Town, Berlin. 800-228-5590  www.frontiertown.com
Ocean City Hotel Week
9/1/2018 - 9/9/2018
Two weeks of great deals on participating Ocean City hotel rooms. Excluding Labor Day.  Ocean City. 410-289-6733  www.oceancityhotelweek.com
Shakespeare on Pitt Street
9/1/2018
7:30-9:30pm. Shakespeare play produced by the Brown Box Theatre. Bring lawn chairs.  Main St., Berlin. 410-973-2051  www.berlinmainstreet.com
Flounder Pounder Fishing Tournament
9/9/2018
A one-day fishing tournament for flounder. Great for all ages. Fish from your own boat or rent a skiff, skimmer, or pontoon from the marina.   Bahia Marina, Bayside. 410-289-7438  www.bahiamarina.com
Beginners and Beyond Watercolor Class
9/10/2018 - 9/12/2018
Classes are for all levels. Complete rental paint kits available. 10am-2pm. Fees apply.  OC Center for the Arts. 410-208-0219  www.artleagueofoceancity.org
9/11 Memorial Spot Fishing Tournament
9/11/2018
Fun family event for all ages. Fish from the docks, no skill needed. 5-8pm. $5 entry fee.   Route 50 & Inlet Isle Lane. 410-213-1121  www.ocfishing.com
9/11 Parade of Brothers
9/11/2018
Motorcycle ride and memorial service to commemorate 9/11. Parade 8:30am-1pm.  Boardwalk, 27th St. to N. Division St. 443-614-3425  www.ococean.com
40th Annual Charles Kratz & Scott Smith Challenge Cup
9/12/2018 - 9/15/2018
Registration Wed. Sept. 12 at 7pm. Fishing: Thurs.-Sat. No weigh-ins. Italian night Fri. 6:30-9pm. Awards banquet Sat. 6:30-9pm.  Ocean City Marlin Club. 410-213-1613  www.ocmarlinclub.com
OC Bike Fest
9/13/2018 - 9/16/2018
National entertainment and bands, stunt shows, bike builders, vendors, food, and beverages. Visit website to purchase event wristbands.  40th St. & the Inlet. 262-642-7158  www.ocbikefest.com
Fall Movie Night
9/15/2018
Bring your lawn chair or blanket. Free fun.  Northside Park, Bayside. 410-250-0125  www.ococean.com
Paint Berlin Plein Air
9/19/2018 - 9/22/2018
9am-5pm. Artists create original paintings of the scenic views and historic locations.  Main St., Berlin. 410-973-2051  www.berlinmainstreet.com
Sandcastle Home Tour
9/20/2018 - 9/21/2018
A self-guided tour featuring 10 beautiful and unique area homes on display. 9:30am-4pm. Tickets required.  Ocean City. 410-524-9433  www.artleagueofoceancity.org
Sunfest
9/20/2018 - 9/23/2018
Arts & crafts, food, kids activities, and live entertainment. Thurs.-Sat. 10am-10pm and Sun. 10am-6pm. Admission for headline acts. Festival is Free.  Boardwalk, Inlet Parking Lot. 410-250-0125  www.oceancitymd.gov
Sunfest Kite Festival
9/20/2018 - 9/23/2018
Free sport kite lessons, giant kite air show, boardwalk dancing, and Sunfest auction. Free kites to the first 60 kids ages 5-12.  3rd-6th Sts. 410-289-7855  www.kiteloft.com
Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
9/21/2018 - 9/23/2018
Classic and contemporary designs for show & sale. Fri. 12-6pm, Sat. 10am-5pm, and Sun. 10am-4pm. Admission.  Convention Center, 40th St. & the Bay. 804-642-2011  www.treasuresoftheearth.com
Fall Harvest Weekend
9/22/2018 - 9/23/2018
Participate in their build-a-scarecrow family activity. Enjoy an apple hayride and dance with DJ.  Frontier Town, Berlin. 800-228-5590  www.frontiertown.com
Treasure Hunt at the Beach
9/22/2018 - 9/23/2018
Sat. 4-5pm and Sun. 1-2pm. Dig in the sand and find buried treasure. Prizes include jewelry, diamonds, gemstones, and gift certificates to restaurants and retailers. Register in-person at Park Place Jewelers. Must be 18 or older.  3rd St., Oceanside. 410-289-6500  www.parkplacejewelers.com
Bluegrass by the Bay Festival
9/27/2018 - 9/29/2018
Some of the greatest bluegrass bands perform at this festival located on the edge of the Sinepuxent Bay. Ticketed event.  Castaways RV Resort & Campground, Berlin. 410-213-0097  www.ocbluegrass.com
Wine on the Beach
9/28/2018 - 9/29/2018
Featuring wineries from the East Coast region, food, arts, crafts & live music. 11am-7pm. Admission.  Inlet Beach Area. 410-280-3306  www.winefest.com
OC Coin and Currency Show
9/29/2018 - 9/30/2018
Dealers will be buying and selling U.S. and world coins and currency. Free admission and free appraisals. Sat. 10am-6pm and Sun. 10am-4pm.  Convention Center, 40th St. & the Bay. 443-623-7025  www.coinshows.com
Goin' Pink Weekend
9/30/2018 - 10/1/2018
Kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with pink pancakes and various pink activities. Enjoy a hayride and dance with DJ.  Frontier Town, Berlin. 800-228-5590  www.frontiertown.com
21st Annual Endless Summer Cruisin'
10/4/2018 - 10/7/2018
Over 2,000 hot rods, customs, trick trucks, and more. Live entertainment, parade, vendors, celebrities, and trophies. Thurs.-Sat. 9am-5pm and Sun. 9am-3pm.  Inlet Parking Lot. 410-798-6304  www.endlesssummercruisin.com
OC Hot Rod & Custom Car Show
10/4/2018 - 10/6/2018
Premier indoor car show showcasing some of the top feature cars in the Mid-Atlantic along with special attractions and live entertainment. Admission. 9am-5pm.  Convention Center, 40th St. & the Bay. 410-798-6304  www.specialeventpro.com
Family Bonfire on the Beach
10/5/2018
Bring your beach chairs for a night of fun by the bonfire. S'mores, hot cocoa, storytelling, and live music. Pre-registration is recommended. Admission fees. 6-8pm.  130th St. 410-250-0125  www.ococean.com
Mid-Atlantic Surf Fishing Tournament
10/5/2018 - 10/6/2018
Participants must preregister, have a permit to drive on the beach, and obtain a Maryland saltwater fishing license.  30th-119th Sts., Oceanside.  410-251-2203  www.oceancitysurfanglersmd.com
Berlin Fall Cruisers
10/6/2018
Classic cars line the streets of downtown Berlin. 10am-2pm. Free for spectators.  Main St., Berlin. 410-641-4775  www.berlinchamber.org
Chesapeake Celtic Festival
10/6/2018 - 10/7/2018
Music, dancing, art, storytelling, sheep-herding, food, beer, wine & much more. Admission. Opening ceremony at noon both days.  Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum, Snow Hill. 410-632-2032  www.celticfest.net
FiberFest!
10/12/2018
Annual festival of fiber arts & crafts. Gifts to buy, fiber art supplies, and animals. Free admission. 10am-4pm.  Purnell Museum, Snow Hill. 410-632-0515  www.purnellmuseum.org
Berlin Oktoberfest & Fall Sidewalk Sale
10/13/2018
Food, music, and beer garden. Plenty of activites for kids and adults. 12pm-5pm.  Main St., Berlin. 410-973-2051  www.berlinmainstreet.com
Free State Corvette Weekend
10/13/2018
Car shows, road rallies, a parade, and other activities to raise money for charity.  Coastal Hwy. and Inlet Lot. 443-295-3722  www.freestatecorvette.com
Spooks & Spirits Weekend
10/13/2018 - 10/14/2018
Costume contests, scary movie, trick-or-treating, and a dance at the Vampire Ball. Enjoy food, music and activities while you wait your turn to walk the haunted trail.   Frontier Town, Berlin. 800-228-5590  www.frontiertown.com
Fall Restaurant Week
10/14/2018 - 10/28/2018
A week of great deals on prix fixe menus at participating Ocean City restaurants.  Ocean City. 410-289-6733  www.oceancityrestaurantweek.com
Beginners and Beyond Watercolor Class
10/15/2018 - 10/17/2018
Classes are for all levels. Complete rental paint kits available. 10am-2pm. Fees apply.  OC Center for the Arts. 410-208-0219  www.artleagueofoceancity.org
Halloween Beach Maze
10/20/2018 - 10/21/2018
Free family fun! Wicked witches, pirates of the sand, scary scarecrows, ghouls in the graveyard, zombies, and more. 10am-6pm.  N. Division St., Oceanside. 410-798-6304  www.octoberfestmd.com
Halloween Drive In Disguise
10/20/2018
Decorate your car and ride down the boardwalk. Compete for best-decorated prizes.   27th St. to Inlet Lot. 443-235-4405  www.downtownassociation.net
Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade.
10/20/2018
Lots of prizes and surprises for best-dressed pets, family and friends. Registration is at 12pm and the parade starts at 1pm.  N. Division St., Oceanside. 410-798-6304  www.octoberfestmd.com
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Run/Walk
10/20/2018
Raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. Admission fees for runners is $35.  Boardwalk & Inlet Lot. 410-749-1635  www.makingstrideswalk.org/oceancitymd
Spooks & Spirits Weekend
10/20/2018 - 10/21/2018
Costume contests, scary movie, trick-or-treating, and a dance at the Vampire Ball. Enjoy food, music and activities while you wait your turn to walk the haunted trail.   Frontier Town, Berlin. 800-228-5590  www.frontiertown.com
Locals' Appreciation Week - OC Life-Saving Station Museum
10/25/2018 - 10/31/2018
Scavenger hunt, activities, gift shop discounts, and free admission.  South end of the Boardwalk. 410-289-4991  www.ocmuseum.org
Autumn Home & Condo Show With Arts & Crafts
10/27/2018 - 10/28/2018
Designed for homeowners that are remodeling, landscaping and decorating, plus arts & crafts for sale. Sat. 10am-6pm & Sun. 10am-4pm. Free admission for military, fire, and police with ID. Children 13 and under are also free.   Convention Center, 40th St. & the Bay. 410-213-8090  www.oceanpromotions.info
Halloween Beach Maze
10/27/2018 - 10/28/2018
Free family fun! Wicked witches, pirates of the sand, scary scarecrows, ghouls in the graveyard, zombies, and more. 10am-6pm.  N. Division St., Oceanside. 410-798-6304  www.octoberfestmd.com
Julia Purnell's Birthday Party
10/27/2018
Free admission and cake to commemorate the birthday of the museum's namesake. 10am-4pm. Free.  Purnell Museum, Snow Hill. 410-632-0515  www.purnellmusuem.org
Seaside 10-mile/5K
10/27/2018
Choose the 10-mile or 5K race. Both start at 9am. Rain or shine. Registration fees for participants.  Inlet Lot & Boardwalk. 443-497-4324  www.octrirunning.com
Spooks & Spirits Weekend
10/27/2018 - 10/28/2018
Costume contests, scary movie, trick-or-treating, and a dance at the Vampire Ball. Enjoy food, music and activities while you wait your turn to walk the haunted trail.   Frontier Town, Berlin. 800-228-5590  www.frontiertown.com
Swing For Youth Golf Open
10/27/2018
$125 per person includes greens fees & cart, two mulligans, putting contest, and raffle tickets.   Eagle's Landing Golf Course, Berlin. 410-213-7277  www.eagleslandinggolf.com
The Great Pumpkin Race
10/27/2018
A wacky and zany side-by-side race featuring wild and tricked-out pumpkin race cars. Free event. Registration at 12pm. Race starts at 1pm.  N. Division St., Oceanside. 410-798-6304  www.octoberfestmd.com
Halloween Spook-Out Party
10/28/2018
Carnival games, arts & crafts, hayrides, snacks, costume contests and much more. Bring a bag of individually wrapped candy per child. 1-3pm.  125th St. & the Bay. 410-250-0125  www.ococean.com
Beginners and Beyond Watercolor Class
11/5/2018 - 11/7/2018
Classes are for all levels. Complete rental paint kits available. 10am-2pm. Fees apply.  OC Center for the Arts. 410-208-0219  www.artleagueofoceancity.org
Honor Our Military
11/10/2018 - 11/11/2018
Donate an item for "Operation We Care," a local group making care packages for soldiers. Create a Christmas card for a soldier, and enjoy a hayride.   Frontier Town, Berlin. 800-228-5590  www.frontiertown.com
Storm Warriors 5K Walk/Run
11/10/2018
Support the Ocean City Museum Society by running/walking on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Registration is at 8am and the race begins at 9am.  South end of the Boardwalk. 410-289-4991  www.ocmuseum.org
Winterfest of Lights
On-Going Event: 11/15/2018 - 1/1/2019
Over 400 light displays and a heated pavilion for photos with Santa. Sun.-Thur. 5:30-9pm and Fri.& Sat. 5:30-10:30pm. Admission.  Northside Park. 410-250-0125  www.oceancitymd.gov
Light Up Downtown Winter Festival
11/17/2018
Free fun for the whole family. Holiday shopping, vendors, tree lighting, kids' crafts, games, prizes, gift drawings, and a visit form Santa. 3-6pm.  Boardwalk, Inlet Area. 410-289-1413  www.downtownassociation.net
Turkey Trot Golf Open
11/17/2018
A 4-person modified scramble featuring golf tournament and turkey feast. 9:30am.   Eagle's Landing Golf Course, Berlin. 410-213-7277  www.eagleslandinggolf.com
Holiday Art Stroll & Tree Lighting
11/23/2018
5:30-9pm. Annual tree lighting at the Atlantic Hotel, then stroll the streets to enjoy musicians, artists, and shop for holiday bargains.  Main St., Berlin. 410-973-2051  www.berlinmainstreet.com
Holiday Shopper's Fair
11/23/2018 - 11/25/2018
Unique handmade merchandise, nautical, candles, photography, florals, jewelry, and ceramics. Children's activities, along with a visit from Santa. Fri. & Sat. 10am-5pm and Sun. 10am-4pm. Admission.  Convention Center, 40th St. & the Bay. 410-289-2800  www.ococean.com
OC Christmas Parade
12/1/2018
11am. High school bands, floats & marching units. Bring your chairs. Free.  Old Landing Rd. to 120th St., Oceanside.  410-250-0125  www.oceancitymd.gov
Winterfest of Lights
On-Going Event: 12/1/2018 - 1/1/2019
Over 400 light displays and a heated pavilion for photos with Santa. Sun.-Thur. 5:30-9pm and Fri.& Sat. 5:30-10:30pm. Admission.  Northside Park. 410-250-0125  www.oceancitymd.gov
Holiday Open House - OC Life-Saving Station Museum
12/2/2018
Free admission from 10am-5pm.  South end of the Boardwalk. 410-289-4991  www.ocmuseum.org
Beginners and Beyond Watercolor Class
12/3/2018 - 12/5/2018
Classes are for all levels. Complete rental paint kits available. 10am-2pm. Fees apply.  OC Center for the Arts. 410-208-0219  www.artleagueofoceancity.org
Pizza With Santa
12/5/2018
5:30-7:30pm. Children are invited to a 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.  125th St. & the Bay. 410-250-0125  www.ococean.com
Christmas Parade
12/6/2018
7-9pm. Watch the marching bands, dance teams, fire companies, and floats while waiting the arrival of Santa.  Main St., Berlin. 410-973-2051  www.berlinmainstreet.com
Holiday Open House - Victorian Christmas Celebration
12/7/2018
An old-fashioned holiday gathering. Holiday decorations throughout the museum, Victorian Christmas exhibit, Victorian-style sweets and mulled cider.  Purnell Museum, Snow Hill. 410-632-0515  www.purnellmuseum.org
OCMC Rockfish Tournament
12/8/2018 - 12/16/2018
Registration on Fri. Dec. 7 at 6pm. Weigh-ins Dec. 8-16 from 3-5pm. Awards banquet on Sun. Dec. 16 from 5-7:30pm.  Atlantic Tackle, Sunset Ave. 410-213-1613  www.ocmarlinclub.com
New Year's Eve Celebration and Ball Drop
12/31/2018
5pm. Celebrate the arrival of 2018 with music, food, and beer garden. Kids Ball drop at 6pm.  Main St., Berlin. 410-973-2051  www.berlinmainstreet.com
New Year's Eve Fireworks
12/31/2018
The fireworks display will begin at midnight along with live entertainment and warm hot chocolate.  Northside Park, 125th St., Bayside. 410-250-0125  www.ococean.com

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