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Regardless of when your next Ocean City vacation is, there is a can’t miss event on the calendar. From free weekly events hosted by the town, to major festivals and celebrations, all you need to know about events in Ocean City is on this page. Ocean City prides itself on attracting the top festivals and live acts throughout the summer to compliment its already diverse weekly event schedule, so make sure to plan your trip accordingly.

Cruisin Ocean CityTo help you make the most of your vacation, Ocean City hosts numerous free, family friendly events each and every week during the summer. Check out movies and concerts on the beach, light shows on the boardwalk, family beach olympics, free fireworks displays, Sundaes in the Park and the wide array of other FREE weekly events hosted by the Town of Ocean City, which run from mid-June-August.

Event season kicks off each year with Ocean City’s annual Springfest, which celebrates the arrival of another summer season, then escalates  quickly in May and June with the Cruisin’ OC car show, Senior Week, which celebrates our recenthigh school graduates with month of activities hosted by Play it Safe, and the widely popular OC Air Show, which brings the top military and civilian flight teams to the beach.

img_6478-4b6a1131da8594075fb2eec22bf8705931945b6b-1July is headlined by Ocean City’s iconic July 4th celebrations which include free fireworks and concerts at the north and south ends of town.

August in Ocean City brings the return of the multi-million dollar White Marlin Open, which attracts anglers from across the globe and is the largest billfishing tournament in the world.

As summer winds down, festival season picks up in Ocean City, as Sunfest, Bike Week, the Endless Summer Cruisin’ Car Show and OC-toberfest give plenty of reason for a fall trip to the beach. And when winter finally arrives, Ocean City celebrates with the award-winning Winterfest of Lights extravaganza.

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Reach the Beach Nationals: Rec and School
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Reach the Beach Nationals: Rec and School

Cheerleading teams compete for national championship titles at the annual Reach the Beach event. For more information, visit www.acdaspirit.com or www.teamepicbrands.com.

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Shore Craft Beer Fest: LOVE ON TAP at Seacrets
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Shore Craft Beer Fest: LOVE ON TAP at Seacrets

ShoreCraftBeer.com and Seacrets, Jamaica USA bring you the third Shore Craft Beer Festival in Ocean City, MD offering ONLY LOCAL CRAFT BEER, live music and lots of LOVE ON TAP.

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Ocean City Film Festival
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Ocean City Film Festival

The Ocean City Film Festival was founded in January, 2017. Hosted by the Art League of Ocean City, this festival is a regional affair that allows both community engagement and networking for artists. From March 9th-11th an attendee can expect a unique and diverse cinematic experience only to be found at the annual Ocean City Film Festival.

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Reach the Beach Nationals: All-Star Prep
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Reach the Beach Nationals: All-Star Prep

Cheerleading teams compete for national championship titles at the annual Reach the Beach event. For more information, visit www.acdaspirit.com or www.teamepicbrands.com.

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Shore Craft Beer Fest: Beer on the Beach
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Shore Craft Beer Fest: Beer on the Beach

Spend the weekend at the beautiful Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, situated on the Bethany Beach boardwalk, in the heart of the town, and enjoy the finer things Bethany Beach has to offer at their Beachfest. There will be unlimited tastings of twenty beers from ten of our favorite local craft beer breweries, live music, and deliciously fresh, local food.

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