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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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Winterfest of Lights
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Winterfest of Lights

More than one million twinkling lights illuminate the winter sky during Winterfest of Lights. Ride a tram through a winter wonderland while Christmas carols play, then enjoy a hot chocolate or get a picture taken with Santa in the heated Winterfest Village Pavilion. Admission is $5 for adults, while children 11 and under get in for free. Sunday to Thursday: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and...

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Holiday Shoppers Fair
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Holiday Shoppers Fair

Come out to the annual Holiday Shopper's Fair at the Convention Center and peruse the isles of unique homemade merchandise from jewelry and candles, to nautical, ceramics and much more.You will find great gift ideas for family and friends, as well as household items for yourself.

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Holiday Artisan Fair
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Holiday Artisan Fair

Visit the Art League of Ocean City this special showcase of local artisans in time for the holidays! Browse through a variety of unique, handmade items including jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more. Enjoy live music, refreshments, and book signings with local artists and authors. Friday 5pm to 7pm; Saturday 11am to 4pm

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Ocean City Christmas Parade
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Ocean City Christmas Parade

The 35th Annual Ocean City Christmas Parade will march up Coastal Highway from Old Landing Rd to the judges at 120th St. The event will feature more than 50 units, including high school bands, horses, antique cars, colorful holiday floats, and more. Bring your chair and blanket and enjoy the day in Ocean City!

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The Ten Tenors -
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The Ten Tenors - "Home for the Holidays"

Celebrate the holidays with a performance by the Ten Tenors at the Convention Center. Tickets $35, $45 and $50.

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