(May 17, 2013) Ocean City residents and visitors can expect to see several thousand custom and classic automobiles, hot rods, muscle cars, street machines and trick trucks around town this weekend during the 23rd annual Cruisin’ Ocean City event.
One of the top automotive events in the country, the four-day show, which began Thursday, will feature an estimated 3,200 cars from approximately 20 states and Canada, on display at the inlet parking lot and at the Ocean City convention center on 40th Street, as well as Boardwalk parades, entertainment, celebrity guests and representatives of …
Where the boardwalk meets the inlet lies a true treasure of Ocean City, and American, history. There, you will find the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum; and its local artifacts and exhibits that celebrate the U.S. Life-Saving Service and the “Storm Warriors” who served as part of it. Those who step off the beach and into the museum find themselves immersed in tales of deadly storms, catastrophic shipwrecks, high-seas rescue missions, and the evolution of a town and culture.
If you have never heard of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, you are not alone; although you are missing…
(May 10, 2013) Somerset Street Plaza in downtown Ocean City will be bustling with activity this Saturday as the Ocean City Downtown Association hosts its ninth annual White Marlin Festival and Crab Soup Cookoff on the square.
“It’s for the whole family. There’s something for everybody,” said event coordinator Lisa Aydelotte. “It’s a fun-filled day.”
The event continues to grow each year. In 2012, approximately 400 guests paid to taste soups entered in the contest and another 200 or so enjoyed the free festival offerings.
“In three hours, it’s amazing to see how many people…
(May 10, 2013) Organizers attribute windy conditions and cool temperatures to a decline in turnout for the 2013 Springfest celebration, last weekend at the inlet parking lot.
“The temperature was seasonably colder and we had high winds all four days,” said Tom Shuster, director of the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department.
The temperature was in the low 50s during the day and much colder once the sun went down.
The four-day festival, which traditionally kicks off the start of the resort’s summer season, drew 97,021 visitors to the inlet parking lot to hear live music, shop for arts…
(May 3, 2013) Artists, crafters and food vendors from across the country have traveled to Ocean City to present their products during the 23rd annual Springfest celebration, this weekend at the inlet parking lot.
More than 180 art and craft vendors have filled the two big top tents, to offer wares such as handcrafted jewelry, candles and scents, soaps, pottery, carvings, home and garden items, fine art, photography, paintings, clothing and apparel, pet products, woodwork and metal ware, among other items.
Those who attend the festival annually will see merchandise never before displayed…
(May 3, 2013) Springfest, the four-day celebration that traditionally kicks off the start of the resort’s summer season, began Thursday and will continue at the inlet parking lot through Sunday.
“I’ve put in an order for great weather,” Tom Shuster, director of the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department, jokingly said last week of the outdoor festival. “We’re looking to have a great weekend in Ocean City.”
Each year, thousands of visitors from across the country travel to Ocean City for Springfest to listen to live music, shop for arts and crafts and sample an array of food.…
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