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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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Rocktoberfest
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Rocktoberfest

At this 24-hour rockfish tournament, prizes will be awarded for heaviest rockfish, flounder, trout, tautog and in the open category. The tourney will conclude with an awards banquet around a bonfire and pig roast on the beach at Fish Tales.

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O.C.toberfest Halloween Beach Maze
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O.C.toberfest Halloween Beach Maze

Get lost in a giant Halloween beach maze at this free event. The maze is open to all ages, although there will be witches, ghouls and zombies walking around, so prepare to be spooked! Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, October 21-22 and 28-29.

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O.C.toberfest Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade
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O.C.toberfest Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade

All pets are welcome at the Howl-O-Ween Parade! Bring them along in costume or just watch the festivally-spirited animals parade down the boardwalk. Prizes will be awarded. The event is free, but donations of money or pet supplies are welcome and will benefit the Worcester County Humane Society. Registration begins at 12 p.m. before the parade.

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Swing for Youth Golf Open
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Swing for Youth Golf Open

Eagles Landing plays host to the OC Recreation Boosters 7th Annual Swing for Youth Golf Open, scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 2017. This 4-person Florida scramble is a huge success, with sell-out crowds each year. Participation is limited. All-inclusive price of $125 per player, $500 per team. Price includes greens fees and cart, two mulligans per person, putting contest, "Tame the...

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Autumn Home & Condo Show And Art & Craft Show
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Autumn Home & Condo Show And Art & Craft Show

Here is your chance to get hundreds of ideas for decorating your home - inside and outside. Get ideas about decorating, remodeling, accessorizing, renovating, and even building a home. Check out the Arts & Crafts show to see smaller beauties made by local artisans.

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