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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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Rescues Rock the Runway Fashion Show
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Rescues Rock the Runway Fashion Show

Pet Threadz invites you to a PET EXPO & FASHION SHOW, "Rescues Rock the Runway". All funds raised from this event will go towards the homeless pets of Worcester County. Expo includes pet vendors, informational seminars, and the main event - A fashion show for you and your favorite pet. Admission is a minimum $10 donation or pet supplies towards the humane society. This donation includes all...

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Beach Lights
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Beach Lights

As you stroll along the Boardwalk each night between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day, enjoy the Beach Lights as they light up the beach in time to music, from 9pm to 11pm. Each 3-minute displays will start at 9:00pm, 9:20pm, 9:40pm, 10:00pm, 10:20pm, 10:40pm, and 11:00pm. This lighting attraction features high-powered searchlights that accent the sky and surrounding area around N. Division...

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Play it Safe
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Play it Safe

Free and fun events for high school graduates. This is a29 year old statewide prevention project targeting high school graduates who celebrate their graduation in Ocean City, Maryland.The Projects mission and message is to encourage responsible celebration fun without the use of alcohol or other drugs. Local businesses participating include Jolly Roger's Splash Mountain and Speedworld,...

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Ravens Beach Bash Tailgate Party
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Ravens Beach Bash Tailgate Party

Anyone can purchase tickets for the Ravens Beach Bash Tailgate Party at the Clarion Hotel. The celebration takes place on the deck in the Hibiscus Garden and there will be appearances throughout the evening by the Ravens Cheerleaders, alumni players and mascots. There will be a live DJ and free giveaways plus an all you can eat tailgate themed buffet. Call the hotel reservations department at...

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First Friday Opening Receptions at Art League of Ocean City
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First Friday Opening Receptions at Art League of Ocean City

First Friday Opening Receptions are held the first Friday of each month at the Ocean City Center for the Arts on 94th Street. Meet the artists, enjoy hors doeuvres and refreshments, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. 5pm to 7pm. Open to the public. Free Admission.

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