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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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Spring Arts and Crafts Show
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Spring Arts and Crafts Show

Ocean City's only Memorial Day weekend craft show, featuring vendors displaying garden accessories, jewelry, candles, florals, nautical items, wood crafts & homemade items. Also, handmade chocolates, fudge, and dip mixes. Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. FREE ADMISSION

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100 Nights of Lights
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100 Nights of Lights

New this summer is Ocean City's 100 Nights of Lights beginning Memorial Day weekend and running nightly through Labor Day from 9pm to 11pm. Searchlights which change color will accent the sky and surrounding areas, creating a dance of light by moving and swaying to music played through Boardwalk speakers.

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Berlin Memorial Day Parade at Henry Park
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Berlin Memorial Day Parade at Henry Park

The Memorial Day Parade will begin at 8 am from Stephen Decatur Middle School to make its way to Henry Park on Flower Street. There will be bands, cars, dance and music. The day will continue at Henry Park with music, food, vendors and games.

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Play It Safe Activities
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Play It Safe Activities

The "Play It Safe" program sponsors special, FREE, alcohol-free and drug-free events during June, honoring high school graduates who choose to celebrate their graduation in Ocean City, Maryland.

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Ravens Beach Bash
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Ravens Beach Bash

Join Ravens fans, players, coaches, and cheerleaders, for the Raven's Beach Bash at the Clarion Hotel.

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