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Regardless of when your next Ocean City vacation is, there is a can’t miss event on the calendar. From free weekly events hosted by the town, to major festivals and celebrations, all you need to know about events in Ocean City is on this page. Ocean City prides itself on attracting the top festivals and live acts throughout the summer to compliment its already diverse weekly event schedule, so make sure to plan your trip accordingly.

Cruisin Ocean CityTo help you make the most of your vacation, Ocean City hosts numerous free, family friendly events each and every week during the summer. 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.

Event season kicks off each year with Ocean City’s annual Springfest, which celebrates the arrival of another summer season, then escalates  quickly in May and June with the Cruisin’ OC car show, Senior Week, which celebrates our recent high school graduates with month of activities hosted by Play it Safe, and the widely popular OC Air Show, which brings the top military and civilian flight teams to the beach.

img_6478-4b6a1131da8594075fb2eec22bf8705931945b6b-1July is headlined by Ocean City’s iconic July 4th celebrations which include free fireworks and concerts at the north and south ends of town.

August in Ocean City brings the return of the multi-million dollar White Marlin Open, which attracts anglers from across the globe and is the largest billfishing tournament in the world.

As summer winds down, festival season picks up in Ocean City, as Sunfest, Bike Week, the Endless Summer Cruisin’ Car Show and OCtoberfest give plenty of reason for a fall trip to the beach. And when winter finally arrives, Ocean City celebrates with the award-winning Winterfest of Lights extravaganza.

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Ward World Championship Carving Competition
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Ward World Championship Carving Competition

Carvers & visitors from around the world convene for the most prestigious competition of contemporary wildfowl art. Event includes judging, benefit auction, classes & seminars, demonstrations, children's activities and exhibitor booths of artisans & art supplies. View world class bird carvings and sculptures, bid on world class art at the benefit auction.

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Maryland International Kite Expo
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Maryland International Kite Expo

Maryland International Kite Exposition on the Boardwalk between 2nd and 6th street will feature three fun filled days of kite flying on the beautiful beaches of Ocean City. Take a walk down the Boardwalk and look up at the skies filled with colorful and spectacular kites. Throughout the festival, there will be exhibitions and demonstrations including stunt and power kite lessons, and free...

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Ocean City Island to Island Half Marathon/5K
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Ocean City Island to Island Half Marathon/5K

You decide, either a half marathon or 5K! Half Marathon runners start on the scenic Assateague Island and finish their 13.1 miles at the Ocean City Inlet overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and white sandy beaches. 5K runners run on the historic Ocean City Boardwalk, also finishing at the Inlet, along with theHalf Marathon runners. Half Marathon: $75.00 Half Marathon Military: $55.00 5K:...

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3rd Annual Heros Challenge
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3rd Annual Heros Challenge

The Salisbury City Police are hosting its 3rd Annual Fire Truck Pull to benefit the Maryland Special Olympics. Build a 10 person team and pull a Fire Truck 50 feet in the fastest time, or just come to watch, enjoy a family style festival, and try some local of craft beer from 3rd Wave, Evo and Tall Tales, only $5 a pint. There will also be a DJ and East Coast Eats food truck and MayaBellas...

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Mid-Atlantic Symphony
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Mid-Atlantic Symphony "Ode to Humankind, to Country, and to Joy!"

Ticket Prices: $45 & $50 Tickets Available at the OC Convention Center Box Office

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