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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 recenthigh 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 OC-toberfest 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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Free Movies on the Beach
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Free Movies on the Beach

Grab and chair and a blanket and enjoy free movies all summer long on the beach. Monday and Friday movies are shown at 27th Street Beach. Wednesday movies are shown on the beach at the Carousel Hotel. All movies are subject to change. In the event of bad weather, the movie may be held inside or cancelled. June 6 -Back to the Future -Carousel Hotel, 117th Street June 13 -Frozen...

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OC Beach Dance Party
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OC Beach Dance Party

Get your dancing shoes on for the weekly dance party hosted by local DJ's at Ocean City's Caroline Street Stage on the beach by the Boardwalk! Come early with friends and family to get the best spot on the beach to enjoy the music and dance in the sand every Tuesdays from 8pm to 9:30pm. This event is for all ages. Please consider using public transportation, as parking is limited in the downtown...

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Beach Lights
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Beach Lights

As you stroll along the Boardwalk each night between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day, enjoy the Beach Lights as they light up the beach in time to music, from 9pm to 11pm. Each 3-minute displays will start at 9:00pm, 9:20pm, 9:40pm, 10:00pm, 10:20pm, 10:40pm, and 11:00pm. This lighting attraction features high-powered searchlights that accent the sky and surrounding area around N. Division...

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Beach Fireworks
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Beach Fireworks

Enjoy beach fireworks every Monday and Tuesday at 10:30pm from July 9 to August 28, 2018. You will be able to see the fireworks all along the boardwalk. July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 August 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

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Captain Steve Harman's Poor Girls Open
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Captain Steve Harman's Poor Girls Open

This ladies-only billfish release tournament benefits breast cancer research and was initially started by Captain Steve Harman so that waitresses and bartenders could compete and raise money for an important cause.There will be t-shirts for sale, silent auctions and other fun events to benefit breast cancer research. In the past 3 years alone, the tournament has raised over $100,000 for the...

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