Memorial Day weekend is often identified as the official start of summer, but many people don’t like to wait that long; so each spring, Ocean City, Md welcomes the arrival of warm weather and celebrates the oncoming season with its first of many annual festivals- Springfest. Springfest is a four day extravaganza that takes place at the south end of the Boardwalk and has become an annual favorite among locals and tourists for its wide array of activities and entertainment.
Springfest is known for transforming the Inlet parking lot into full-fledged festival facility, complete with big top tents; indoor and outdoor stages, featuring the best local and national recording acts; fresh, local food; homemade arts, crafts, and artisanal products; and endless activities for the whole family.
Ocean City celebrates the start of the season with the 26thAnnual production of Springfest, Mother’s Day weekend, May 5-8. The event features over 250 vendors, including 30 food vendors. Mid Atlantic Ford Dealerswill be on hand at the main entrance offering attendees the chance to win a Ford F-150.
Springfest entertainment includes Dr. K’s Motown Revue, a tribute to the 60s on Thursday night, May 5. Sara Evans will perform for a Friday night performance in Springfest’s Entertainment Pavilion. Collective Soul provides the entertainment. All shows begin at 7 p.m. and tickets are available onsite..
Shuttle service will be available from West Ocean City park and ride beginning at 6 a.m. Thursday, May 5 and operating throughout the event, May 5-8. When the Ocean City Park and Ride service is not available, Shore Transit will provide service to and from both the Park and Ride and the South End Transit Station. For more information about the West Ocean City Park and Ride service, call the Ocean City Transportation Department at 410-723-1606.