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The 33rd annual Cruisin’ Ocean City

May 16-19 2024
a 4 day celebration of the automobile
with live music, vendors, crafts, parades and more!

Cruisin’ Ocean City is a weekend in Ocean City, Maryland devoted to cars and car lovers.  Each Spring, just after Springfest and just before Ocean City, MD is flooded with hundreds of thousands of tourists, thousands of classic cars, hot rods, and tricked out trucks flood the streets for the annual Cruisin’ Ocean City Car Show, held in late May.


Free trailer parking is available at the West Ocean City Park & Ride. You can also check with your hotel or condo to see if they offer trailer parking. If you plan to park on an OC public street you will need to purchase a trailer parking permit. These can be purchased inside the Convention Center during the event for participants only. You must have a trailer permit on your trailer prior to parking on any city street. 
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Ocean City will be designated as a Special Event Zone during Cruisin’ and a few other event weekends.  A Special Event Zone means there will be strict enforcement for reckless driving, speeding and any unlawful activities. Additionally, the speed limits will be lower and the fines higher.  Signs will be posted during Cruisin’ and other events where Special Event Zones are designated.   For more information please call the Ocean City Police Department 410-723-6610 or the Town of Ocean City 1-800-OC-OCEAN.
There are some spots around town, but we would recommend that you park your car at your hotel and use the bus to get around.  You can also park your car at the West Ocean City Park and Ride and catch the bus into Ocean City. The event promoter has more information on their site.
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First, check out the OceanCity.com Cruisin’ Guide.  You can also go to the organizer’s site.  
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You can find the complete schedule of events for Cruisin’ 2024 on the organizer’s site.
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Tickets may be purchased at the Inlet (809 South Atlantic Ave.) or the Convention Center (4001 Coastal Highway). You can purchase a one day ticket or a four day event pass. Tickets are good at the Inlet and at the Convention Center, both inside and outside. Discounted four day passes can also be purchased in advance, prior to April 15th online at www.cruisinoceancity.com or over the phone, 410-798-6304.
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Cruisin’ Ocean City is a celebration of cars – over 3000 hot rods, customs, classics and trucks – in it’s 32nd year.  It includes car shows dotted around Ocean City and the surrounding area as well as entertainment, boardwalk parades, special guests, featured cars, live music, celebrities and more.
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Cruisin’ Ocean City attracts car owners and enthusiasts from all over the East Coast and originates from the Inlet Parking Lot and Convention Center.  Cruisin’ Ocean City is a weekend of piston-pumping action that includes over 3000 unique rides, a multitude of car shows all around town, national vendors offering the latest products and services, live music by big-name musicians, and lots of burnt rubber.

The most popular of the car shows are the daily Boardwalk parades that will take place at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday each year at Cruisin’ Ocean City. The procession begins at North Division Street and cars parade to the Inlet Parking Lot where the day’s activities commence. Don’t just sit on the sideline this year, register (and show off) your car in the Boardwalk parades!

Regardless whether you’re entering your car for one of the hundreds of prizes on the line in the Boardwalk parades and other car shows, or just really love the soothing sound of dual exhaust, Cruisin’ Ocean City is a weekend you absolutely can’t miss.

Cruisin’ Registration

Register your vehicle for Cruisin’ Ocean City online or at the Convention Center at the beginning of the event weekend.

All cars and other vehicles must be street legal in Maryland to operate on public streets. These items include things related to window tint, noise, wheel camber, registration, insurance, and other similar. Unrestrained (without seat belts) passengers are not allowed to ride in pickup truck beds (or similar).

Trailer Parking during Cruisin’ Ocean City:

The town of Ocean City has a trailer parking ordinance which prohibits trailer parking on city streets from May 1st – October 31st. Any Cruisin participants that will be parking a trailer on city streets will need a trailer parking permit. Trailer parking permits are $50 and can be purchased at the event or in advance by mailing in a permit application. Only registered Cruisin participants may purchase a trailer permit. Free trailer parking is available at the route 50 Park & Ride. When making your reservations please check with your hotel or condor to see if they provide trailer parking. For a trailer parking permit application, check back as the event gets closer. 


Cruise on down to Ocean City, MD for one of the largest car shows on the east coast! Enjoy four days of hot rods, trick trucks, custom and classic cars.

Cruisin Weekend special deals

Cruisin’ weekends are popular both in the spring and in the fall because it gives car enthusiasts a chance to show off and, in a way, have the beach weekend to themselves. To that end, hotels have Cruisin rates and restaurants run specials all weekend as a way to welcome the cruisers and cruiser enthusiasts. 

It’s also a great opportunity to explore the area as cruisers also have events throughout the region, including special events in Berlin, Md. during which the town and the shops also hold special cruiser themed events. To stay up to date on everything Ocean City be sure and subscribe to our email list and get Ocean City in your inbox every week.


  1. Leave the cars parked on the lot so we can view them at night everyone can’t be off during the day , now they are all flying around at night where nobody can enjoy them, bad move😝

  2. Wow! We just heard that all bags didn’t t get the hat pin and the badge. We’ve been coming here for over 20 years. My husband saved them. They said to email and “If” any were left we could get them.


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