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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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Ocean City Spring Restaurant Week
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Ocean City Spring Restaurant Week

Come to Ocean City for Restaurant Week and have the opportunity to try new restaurants from fixed price menu options. They may offer a $10, $20, $30, or $40 fixed menu. Dining options range from the clean and simple to fine dining. A great time to try something new.

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Walk MS
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Walk MS

Walk MS is a 5K and 1-mile fundraiser to raise funding for research, programs and services for the 15,000 individuals living with MS in Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia. The walk starts at Jolly Roger's on 30th Street and participants will make their way from here to the boardwalk. The 1-mile walk turn-around point and rest stop will be between 24th Street and 25th Street. The 5K...

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Boardwalkin' for Pets
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Boardwalkin' for Pets

This is the Worcester County Humane Society annual walk-a-thon on the Boardwalk. All proceeds benefit the Ocean City area's no-kill pet shelter. Bring your pet for a fun day on the boards to help the animals or adopt a shelter dog for the day by making arrangements prior to the walk-a-thon. Enjoy the 2.5, 5 miles, or walk the distance of your choice on the boards along with refreshments provided...

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Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show
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Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show

Peruse an inventory of fine jewelry, fashion jewelry, sterling silver jewelry, wire-wrapped jewelry, beads, pearls, loose gemstones, minerals, crystals and fossils. Admission is $5, age 16 and under are free.

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Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
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Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra

Heavenly Music: Mahler, Janice Changler, and Leon Fleisher Concert - 3pm; Pre-Concert Lecture - 2:15pm In the first half, the soloist is Leon Fleisher on the piano, and he will be performing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major. Also on that concert will be Egmont Overture composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven and on the second half Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with guest...

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