Going on vacation is expensive enough already, but if you know where to look, there is plenty of fun to be had in Ocean City for FREE. Certainly you can enjoy 10 miles of free beach or stroll the Boardwalk but the Town of Ocean City wants to help you make the most of your next trip, without emptying your wallet, by hosting numerous free, family friendly events weekly all summer and occasionally throughout the year.


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. The town hosts an extraordinary July 4th celebration each year with free concerts and fireworks at both ends of town, as well as numerous free annual events such as Springfest, the OC Air Show, and Sunfest.

Also make sure to take advantage of free events associated with annual car shows and other festivals, and if you’re in town during the White Marlin Open, checking out the nightly weigh-ins at Harbor Island (14th St., bayside) is a must.

Graduates visiting Ocean City for Senior Week, are encouraged to check out Play it Safe, which offers free events throughout most of June to help graduating students, safely, make the most of their beach trip.

These are just a few ways you can enjoy Ocean City for free, check below for upcoming free events, articles, and photos of all the fun.