Memorial Day weekend is often identified as the official start of summer in Ocean City, MD, but many people don't like to wait that long to kick off the season. For those eager to celebrate the warmer temperatures of spring and summer, Ocean City's hosts its annual Springfest extravaganza each May. Springfest is a 4 day spectacle that takes place at the south end of the Boardwalk in the Inlet parking lot and includes a variety of local food vendors, arts and craft displays, free entertainment for the whole family, and live performances by local and national recording acts, on two stages. Springfest is fun for kids, fun for adults, and, with exception of the headlining concerts, is 100% free to attend, so don't wait around on June, bring the entire family to Springfest and get your summer excitement off to an early start.
(May 9, 2014) After two years of dreary weather, Springfest lived up to its name last week, bringing a weekend of warm, sunny weather to more than 100,000 attendees during the four-day festival. Attendance was up slightly from the five-year average and trumped last year’s turnout of 97,021, said Frank Miller, Special Events Superintendent for the Town of Ocean City. In all, 102,221 visitors made their way through the four big-top tents at Ocean City’s inlet last Thursday through Sunday, Miller said. “After a very cold winter, everybody was happy to get out and enjoy Springfest,” he…
(May 2, 2014) More than 250 arts and crafts vendors from across the country are busy serving thousands of customers at the inlet, where Ocean City’s 24th annual Springfest kicked off yesterday and continues through Sunday, May 4. Each year, the festival launches Ocean City’s summer season with four days of food, music and shopping, all free to the public. “It’s lots of fun. The music is great, sales are great, people are great,” said Springfest veteran Merrianne Nichols, who returned for her 22nd year to sell garden flags, braided rugs and outdoor mats at the Nichols Enterprises booth.…
Springfest celebrates spring and the upcoming summer season. It is four dynamic days of delicious food, live entertainment and unique arts and crafts under four huge big top tents.
Springfest is located in the Inlet Lot at the south end of Ocean City's famous Boardwalk. Springfest serves up a continuous variety of musical perfomances on two stages. Admission to the four day event is free! All entertainment is free with the exception of the headline acts.
Was down last weekend for Spring Fest.. I am sad because the weather was so darn windy and cold..We went to the event for a short time . Was alot of people there.& was a good time..We would have loved to hang out longer but that wind made it very cold. Not sure if it was as many people as expected. but seemed like alot..!~
In a discussion recently about the closing of La Hacienda in OC a friend mentioned that, due to a variety of reasons, the number of restaurants in OC is declining. I do not see that but it is an interesting observation. Can anyone provide any insight into whether we are seeing any growth or the opposite with restaurants in OC?