Ocean City, Maryland hosts tons of free events, activities for families, concerts, art shows, hotel savings, and more. Get into the action this week!
Ocean City, Maryland Entertainment
Feel like breaking a record while parading around in a bikini? Ocean City’s beach at 94th Street to 115th Street hosts a parade that hopes to break the Guinness Book Record for the longest bikini parade. Help put Ocean City in this history book by registering here: http://bikini.eventbrite.com/. The kickoff party for this record-breaking attempt is at BJ’s on the Water from 1 to 5 p.m. on August 24. The next day is the actual bikini parade, which begins at Princess Royale at 1 p.m. and ends at Carousel Hotel in the afternoon. More celebrating ensues after the parade at Blue Ox Bar & Grill at 7 p.m.
Could anything be more entertaining than dressing like a hippie for one night while dancing with friends? Macky’s posits that hippie attire is the ultimate form of entertainment this Tuesday with their “Hippie Night” theme party. Be there after the sun goes down to join in the fun. Go to www.mackys.com to learn more.
Fager’s loves hosting live music from dinner into the night. This Monday, see DJ Batman at 5:30, DJ Rob Cee at 9:30, and Jumper at 10. Tuesday, DJ Hook jams at sunset on the turntables. Wednesday, listen to Shaun Hopper at 8 and DJ Rob Cee at 10. Thursday, Nate Clendenen Duo performs at 5, DJ Groove rocks at 9, and then Mixtape hits the stage at 10. On Friday, see Kevin Poole at 5, DJ Hook at 9, and Taste at 10. Saturday, Opposite Directions plays at 5, DJ Groove performs at 9, and Lima Bean Riot entertains at 10. Joe Mama & Johnny Mojo begin the entertainment on Sunday at 5, and then The Chest Pains round out the night. To find out more, head to http://www.fagers.com/night-life.
Over at de Lazy Lizard, every night features a mix of relaxation and excitement thanks to the easygoing vibe and entertainment. On Monday, Chris Button Duo performs at 5. Tuesday, The Solution rocks the tiki bar at 5. Wednesday, local favorite Randy Lee Ashcraft performs at 5 and then DJ Jeremy takes over at 10. Thursday, Paul Lewis plays at 2, followed by Tim & The Animal at 7. Friday, see Blake Haley at 2 and Rod Sebastian Duo at 7. Saturday, Ziggy Isaac plays at 2; five hours later, Rod Sebastian returns to de Lazy Lizard. Sunday, listen to Ken Heeter at 2 and Rod Sebastian Duo at 7. Head to http://oclazylizard.com/events.html to learn more about these events and de Lazy Lizard’s happy hour.
BJ’s on the Water features live bands on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. This Wednesday, listen to Lenny G & Soul Senders Duo at 5. On Friday, Tranzfusion hits the stage at 9 p.m. On Saturday, see Vice Squad at 9 p.m. Don’t forget about BJ’s happy hour specials and deck parties! View them here: http://bjsonthewater.com/.
At Seacrets, the grooving doesn’t stop for anything. Monday, check out these entertainers: Full Circle at 5, DJ Tuff at 9, DJ Davie at 10, BALLYHOO at 9, and DJ Bobby-O at 11 a.m. Tuesday, see Eleven Eleven at 10, Opposite Directions at 5, DJ Mike-T at 9, DJ Bobby-O at 11 a.m. and DJ Cruz at 9. Wednesday, listen to Table Ten at 5, DJ Cruz at 9, DJ Bobby-O at 11 a.m., Generation Next at 10, DJ Mike-T at 9. Thursday, see Go Go Gadjet at 10, Jah Works at 9, DJ Tuff at 10, DJ Cruz at 9, DJ Bobby-O at 11 a.m., Power Play at 5, and DJ Mike-T at 9. Friday brings Love Seed Mama Jump at 10, Jah Works at 9, DJ Cruz at 9 p.m. and 11 a.m., Jim Long Band at 5, DJ Davie at 10,
DJ Bobby-O at 10, and DJ Tuff at 10. Saturday, dance to Kristen & The Noise at 10, Jah Works at 9, DJ Tuff at 10, DJ Cruz at 9 p.m. and 11 a.m., DJ Mike-T at 10, DJ Bobby-O at 10, Rew Smith at 6, and DJ Bobby-O at 11 a.m. Sunday, here’s what entertainment is scheduled: Thrill at 10, DJ Tuff at 9, Jim Long Band at 5, DJ Davie at 10, and DJ Bobby-O at 11 a.m. Visit http://seacrets.com/ocean-city-md-events-all-calendar to learn more.
Fireworks and light shows on the beach are the perfect way to celebrate the last days of summer. The beach at North Division Street hosts a free fireworks show this Tuesday. The show begins at 10 p.m. On Sunday, enjoy a light show that begins at 9:30 p.m. This light show is also free.
Relaxing on the beach with a cool drink while listening to live music is another fabulous way to celebrate summer. Randy Lee Ashcraft performs this week with The Saltwater Cowboys at 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Bring your own seating to this free fun. The concert takes place at the beach at North Division Street.
Want another free musical event? Try out the “Sunset Party Nights,” a musical concert held at Sunset Park from 7 to 9 p.m. This week, Rob Fahey & The Pieces rock the crowd. Admission to the park is free. Drinks are on-site for purchase. Guests should bring their own seating.
Many would posit that saving money is entertaining, or at the very least, quite fun. Through August 30, tons of hotels in Ocean City participate in Hotel Week, which gives hotel-goers the chance to save money on accommodations. To view the hotels that participate, head to www.oceancityhotelweek.com.
Love your Wrangler, Liberty, or Cherokee? Join the other Jeep lovers in Ocean City at 14th Street and the boardwalk to view other Jeeps and share stories. Call 443-783-3289 to find out more.
Here’s a way to dance, listen to 50s and 60s music, and aid in medical research: “Rock and Roll for Alzheimer’s.” There will be live music by Daryl Davis, Buddy Holly Tribute Band and Bobby Berger, food, and plenty of dancing. Tickets cost $49. The rocking and rolling begins at 7 p.m. Go to www.rocknrollcharities.com to learn about the cause.
Northside Park hosts “Local Palooza” on Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. There will be music from 12 bands, bike stunts, an arts show, fun for kids, etc. Everything is free!
Ocean City, Maryland Families
Free movies still take place this week on Ocean City’s beach. At the beach at Princess Royale, families can enjoy The Adventures of Tin Tin on Thursday. At the beach at Carousel Hotel, Hugo plays on Wednesday. Both movies begin at 8:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.
This week marks the last to take the kids to the free educational programs at the Life-Saving Station Museum. Programs are only open Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m. Learn with the kids about fish, oceans, and more. Call 410-289-4991 to find out more.
This week also sees the last of “Sundaes in the Park.” Held at Northside Park, this event treats families to ice cream sundaes and entertainment for adults and kids. This Sunday, parents can enjoy Mary Lou & The Untouchables while kids learn about “Scales & Tales.” Bring the family around 7 p.m. for this sugary fun.
Ocean City, Maryland Art
The art show at Ocean City Fishing Center Marina continues this week. View the masterpieces by local artists from 4 to 7 p.m. Call 410-213-1121 to learn more about this event.