Cruisin’ Ocean City is a great way to kick off the summer season

Cruisin’ Ocean City is a great way to kick off the summer season

This post was updated on 5/1/18 –ed. 

The 28th Annual Cruisin’ Ocean City returns to town May 17-18-19-20. This nationally recognized event attracts more than 3,000 customs, hot rods, street machines, classics and more from over 20 states plus Canada. The 28th Annual Cruisin’ will have more than 10,000 event participants taking part in various car shows at the Convention Center on 40th Street, the downtown Inlet parking lot and various citywide locations.

What’s new

New this year an additional location will be added to Cruisin at the US 13 Dragway, in Delmar DE, just a quick drive from OC MD.  Events will take place Friday and Saturday during Cruisin weekend including burnout contests, no prep racing, test and tunes and lots more.  Plus see Jet Dragsters from Larsen’s Motorsports and Nitro Injected Dragsters from East Coast Fuelers. For additional information visit takinittothestrip.com

Special guests

Special Guest at this year’s Cruisin’, meet Rob Wolfe, from the hit TB show American Pickers. Rob will be at the event Friday inside the OC Convention Center 11-4 and Saturday at the Beachside Inlet 11-4 signing autographs and posing for pictures. Also joining the fun, from the classic show “Bewitched” meet Erin Murphy best known for her role as Tabitha. Erin will be at the event Friday at the Inlet 11-4 and Saturday inside the OC Convention Center 11-4 meeting and greeting fans plus talking about all the fun they had on the show. Adding to the excitement, from the hit shows Overhaulin, PowerNation and Power Block, Courtney Hansen wil be at the event. Courtney will be at the U.S. 13 Dragway event on Saturday and at the Beachside Inlet Sunday from 11-1.

Taking the stage during Cruisin, Rock & Rolls finest, Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, Thursday, May 17th inside the OC Performing Arts Center.  Noone’s performances are packed with legendary hits that defined a generation, including “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daugher,” “There’s A Kind of Hush,” “I‘m Into Something Good” and many more!  Tickets go on sale soon at Ticketmaster 1-800-551-SEAT or click here.

Express Auctioneers will be returning to Cruisin Ocean City Thursday, May 17th and Friday, May 18th for the OC Collector Car Auction inside the OC Convention Center. For more information on buying or selling a vehicle please call #410-365-2759, #386-956-0958 or visit OCCollectorCars.com.

Top auto vendors

Some of the country’s top national names will be showcasing their products in manufacturers midway at the Inlet Parking Lot including Advance Auto Parts, AMSOIL, Axalta, Barrett-Jackson, Chevy Performance, COMP Performance, Covercraft, CVF Racing, Detroit Speed, Drive Source, Flaming River, Flex Seal, GEICO, Goodmark, Grundy, Krietz Auto, March Performance, Meguiar’s, Miller Electric, Mothers Polish, PPG, QA1, Ride Tech, Ron Francis Wiring, Slide-Lok, Speed Unlimited, Sundance Vacations, USA Lift and Wissel and Walsh.  At the Convention Center be sure to visit Treasured Motorcar Services and Wilwood Engineering plus there will be vendors both inside and outside of the OC Convention Center selling automotive merchandise along with arts & crafts, jewelry, t-shirts and many other specialty items.  A Swap Meet will tkae place Friday and Saturday inside the Convention Center.  Additional vendors will be at the US 13 Dragway location.  For vendor opportunities or Swap Meet information please call 410-798-6304 or email Jacklyn@specialeventpro.com.

Special events

Friday night cruise on over to Ocean Downs Casino for a party under the stars!  There will be live music music from Golden Touch from 7pm-10pm plus the 4th Annual Pin Up Contest with be at 8pm.  To register for the Pin-Up Contest email Jacklyn@specialeventpro.com.  There will be cash and trophy awards plus lots of give-aways!

Saturday night make sure to check out the Trimper’s Family Fun Night, 8pm-10pm at Trimper Amusements along the Inlet parking lot.  There will be a neon light show at 9pm plus select rides will be open!

Additional Cruisin Ocean City highlights are the special Boardwalk Parades that will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Staging beings at 26th street on the boardwalk and the parades begin at 8am from North Division Street going south to the inlet.

On Sunday the Grand Finale Awards will take place at the Beachside Inlet. Before Cruisin comes to an end there will be more than 500 trophies, plaques and awards presented plus over 3,000 giveaways.

There is so much to see and do at this year’s event so make sure to mark your calendars for May 17-18-19-20, 2018 and cruise on down to Ocean City Maryland for the 28th Annual Cruisin Ocean City.

Schedule subject to change.

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