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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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Seaside Boat Show
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Seaside Boat Show

The Seaside Boat Show in Ocean City is the number one indoor boat show on the Eastern Shore, featuring over 350 boats, electronics, dock builders, boat lifts, crafts, canvas, archery display, fishing rods, fishing tackle, paddle boards, artists, and food vendors. All proceeds from this show go to area youth and all Optimists are volunteers. Admission: $10 for Adults; $1 for Children  

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Reach the Beach Nationals: Rec and School
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Reach the Beach Nationals: Rec and School

This Rec and School only national championship is one of the largest Reach the Beach events of the year, located in the Ocean City Convention Center. Dance teams will compete for national championship title. Hosted by American Cheer & Dance Academy - EPIC Brands Cheerleading National Competition 7AM - 10PM Adults - Saturday or Sunday - $22 / 2-Day - $39 Children & Seniors - Saturday...

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First Friday Opening Receptions at Art League of Ocean City
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First Friday Opening Receptions at Art League of Ocean City

First Friday Opening Receptions are held the first Friday of each month at the Ocean City Center for the Arts on 94th Street. Meet the artists, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. From 5pm to 7pm and open to the public. Free Admission.

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St Patrick's Indoor Soccer Tournament
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St Patrick's Indoor Soccer Tournament

Indoor adult soccer tournament at Northside Park. March 1-3, 2019 Adult Co-Rec (18+) Men's Over 30 Women's Over 30 March 15-17, 2019 Men's (18+) Women's (18+)

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The Chieftains
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The Chieftains

Six-time Grammy Award winners, The Chieftains are highly recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music on a contemporary and International scale. The Chieftains have the ability to transcend musical boundaries to blend tradition with modern music that has notably hailed them as one of the most renowned and revered musical groups to this day. After fifty years of making some of the most...

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