This week sees an influx of talented extreme sports players, enthusiastic fans, and tons of prizes for Ocean City’s Dew Tour. Aside from the nationally-known event, Ocean City hosts live music on the beach, golf lawns, and at nightclubs, movies on the beach, and events for families. Get out and about this week!
Ocean City, Maryland Entertainment
Combine fizzy soda, millions of people, and world-class skateboards and you have the Dew Tour. The very huge event that’s been promoted to millions on television, Facebook, and other social media, takes place at 800 S. Atlantic Ave. There will be skateboarding, BMX racing, surfing, and more extreme sports. Attendees can win prizes, get autographs, and brag to everyone they went to Dew Tour. Perhaps the most enticing aspect of the event is that it’s free! Participate in the fun August 16-19. Go to http://www.DewTourOC.com to learn more.
If you enjoy the vroom of fast cars and rev of the engines, drop what you’re doing on Sunday and head to OC Cruzers Car Show. Invest, splurge, or just oogle at all the custom cars at Somerset Plaza. Sunday’s show lasts from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call 410-289-7739 to learn more.
Concerts on the beach continue this week, and this performance delves into an old yet energetic era. The Bopcats, a swing/doo-wop group, performs on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Head to the beach at North Division Street to sway and dance along with The Bopcats. Call 1-800-OC-OCEAN if you’d like to know more.
If you prefer music in a more manicured setting, bring a chair and cooler of drinks to Lighthouse Sound Golf Club for a free concert on Thursday. Entertainment includes easy rock music by Full Circle. Enjoy summer nights before they end! The concert runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Call 410-352-5250 to inquire further.
Sunset Park also hosts live music that’s just as lively and fun. This Thursday, listen to Randy Lee Ashcraft’s country music infused with beach tunes. The music begins at 7 p.m. and is totally free. Call the number provided in the paragraph above for more information.
Surfing can be cathartic, exhilarating, and even therapeutic. This Thursday, the beach at 37th Street transforms into a surf camp for children with autism. The fun lasts all day–9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Go to http://www.surfershealing.org to find out more.
Here’s a way to save money and enjoy a little luxury: participate in OC’s Hotel Week. Book certain hotels and save with special promotions. Head to www.oceancityhotelweek.com to find out participating hotels. Sunday is the first day of the hotel specials.
The nightlife in Ocean City rivals all the cities across America. Take advantage of the world-class entertainment with the “Walk of Shame” theme party at Macky’s this Tuesday. We’re all familiar with the walk of shame–it’s that morning after a night of fun when your hair is disheveled beyond repair and you question your decision-making ability. Be the most creative with your costume and win a prize. Go to http://www.mackys.com/ocean-city-md-theme-parties to learn more about Macky’s.
Fager’s hosts a week chock full of late night music and dancing. On Monday, see D
J Batman at 5:30, DJ Rob Cee at 9:30, and The Loop at 10 p.m. Tuesday, DJ Hook heads up the entertainment with remixes at sunset. Wednesday, see Shaun Hopper at 8 and DJ Rob Cee at 10 p.m. Thursday, rock with DJ Groove at 9 and Hot Tub Limo at 10 p.m. Friday, Kevin Poole starts the fun at 5, and is followed by DJ Hook at 9 and Scotts New Band at 10 p.m. Saturday, dance with Opposite Directions at 5, DJ Groove at 9, and Scotts New Band at 10 p.m. Sunday, see Joe Mama & Johnny Mojo at 5 p.m. For more information about Fager’s and/or its musical acts, head to http://www.fagers.com/night-life/.
At de Lazy Lizard, you’ll find music by local musicians. Chris Button Duo performs on Monday at 5 p.m. Tuesday, The Solution performs at 5 p.m. Wednesday, see Randy Lee Ashcraft at 5 p.m. and DJ Jeremy at 10 p.m. Thursday, Ron Tankersley performs at 2 and then Rick & Regina play at 7 p.m. Saturday’s entertainment is identical to Friday’s. Sunday, see Ken Heeter at 2 and Relicoustic at 7 p.m. Look to http://oclazylizard.com/events.html to find out more.
M.R. Ducks offers up local entertainment: DJ Batman at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jimi Smooth & The Hit Time at 4 p.m. on Saturday, and Johnny Bling at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Check out http://www.mrducksbar.com/ocean-city-entertainment if you have questions.
BJ’s on the Water features a mixture of laid back, rock, and upbeat music. This Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. guests can enjoy Ginger. On Friday at 9, Full Circle performs. Comfort Zone performs at 9 on Saturday. Visit http://bjsonthewater.com/index.cfm to learn about BJ’s happy hour specials.
Seacrets offers an abundance of musical entertainment each night, for even the pickiest party-goers. This Monday, here’s what acts are scheduled: Full Circle at 5, Nature’s Child at 9, DJ Tuff at 9, DJ Bobby-O at 11 a.m., DJ Davie at 10, and Collie Buddz at 9. Tuesday, see The Benjamins at 10, Anthem at 9, Opposite Directions at 5, DJ Cruz at 9, DJ Mike-T at 9, and DJ Bobby-O at 11 a.m. Wednesday, listen to Anthem at 9, Table Ten at 5, DJ Cruz at 9, DJ Mike-T at 9, DJ Bobby-O at 11 a.m. and Burnt Sienna at night. Thursday, see Johnny Drama at 10, Anthem at 9, Table Ten at 5, DJ Tuff at 10, DJ Cruz at 9, DJ Mike-T at 9, and DJ Bobby-O at 11 a.m. Friday hosts the Lunasea Party as well as music by Lost in Paris at 10, Innasense at 9, DJ Tuff at 10, DJ Cruz at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m., DJ Bobby-O at 10, Jim Long Band at 5 and DJ Davie at 10. Saturday, dance along to The Amish Outlaws at 10, Innasense at 9, Jon Maurer Band at 6, DJ Tuff at 10, DJ Cruz at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m., DJ Mike-T at 9, DJ Bobby-O at 10, and Jim Long Band at 5. Sunday, enjoy The Benderz at 10, DJ Tuff at 9, DJ Bobby-O at 11, Jim Long Band at 5, and DJ Davie at 10. For more information, head to http://seacrets.com/ocean-city-md-events-all-calendar.
Ocean City, Maryland Families
The Life-Saving Station Museum at the south end of the boardwalk offers free summer programs for kids. There’s a new subject every day–anything from knot-tying to sharks. These programs are offered Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m. Call 410-289-4991 to find out more.
How about taking the family to the movies, on Ocean City’s beach, for free? There are a few movies and locations from which to choose. On Wednesday at 118th Street’s beach, Dolphin Tale shows. At Princess Royale’s beach on Thursday, see How to Train Your Dragon. These movies begin at 8:30 p.m. and require guests to bring seating.
One of the joys of childhood is the sugar rush. Though Halloween isn’t close, kids can enjoy sugary treats with “Sundaes in the Park.” Kids can make sundaes with all the works for a small fee at this event at Northside Park. After the sugar coma, entertainment ensues from live music and fun for kids. This Sunday, adults can enjoy a tribute to Rod Stewart while kids hang with Mike Rose Magic. The music is free. Everything begins at 7 p.m. Call 1-800-OC-OCEAN for more information.
Ocean City Art
“Arts on the Dock,” an event that showcases the work of local artists, is open this week. View the masterpieces on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ocean City Fishing Center Marina. If you have questions, phone 410-213-1121.