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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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The Nutcracker
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The Nutcracker

Get in the Christmas spirit with the Sussex Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker on Sunday, December 17, 2pm Tickets are $13 for Seniors and Children 12 & under, $15 for theater and $18 for Orchestra

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Polar Express Movie Experience at the Dunes
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Polar Express Movie Experience at the Dunes

Arrive in your pajamas, drink hot chocolate and and cookies made by elves, and enjoy a special viewing of the Polar Express. There's no charge for this wonderful evening, and you don't have to be staying at the Dunes, all are welcome, just bring a toy for a needy child.

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Berlin's New Years Eve Celebration and Ball Drop
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Berlin's New Years Eve Celebration and Ball Drop

Start of the New Year off in Berlin this New Year! There will be dancing in the streets, along with entertainment and great food starting at 10pm, to celebrate the start of 2018. Berlin will have its very own ball drop at the intersection of Broad Street and Main Street at midnight. New this year will be a kids ball drop at 6pm. Outdoor bar & entertainment start at 10pm

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New Years Eve Fireworks
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New Years Eve Fireworks

Celebrate the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 with a free fireworks display at Northside Park. The fireworks, which will begin at midnight, will be accompanied by live entertainment, warm hot chocolate, and the opportunity to ride through the Winterfest of Lights. Come early and experience the Winterfest of Lights first. The hours for this fantastic spectacle will be extended on New Years...

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