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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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Winterfest of Lights - A Walking Holiday Event!
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Winterfest of Lights - A Walking Holiday Event!

This year, visitors will walk a half mile loop around the lagoon, through the Winterfest of Lights. This walking event will take you through thousands of sparkling holiday lights and many animated light displays located along a paved path in Northside Park. Sip hot chocolate, take a photo with Santa, visit the gift shop and walk through the array of holiday exhibits, including many surprises....

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Berlin Christmas Parade **CANCELLED**
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Berlin Christmas Parade **CANCELLED**

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Berlin Christmas Parade! Floats, marching bands, firetrucks and more. Best parade on the Eastern Shore with more than 80 decorated and lit floats! Starts at 7pm on Main Street.

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Holiday Artisan Fair
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Holiday Artisan Fair

Join us for this special showcase by local artisans in time for the holidays! Browse through a variety of unique, handmade items including jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more. Enjoy live music, refreshments, kids' crafts, and book signings with local artists and authors. Friday - 5pm to 7pm Saturday - 11am to 4pm

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First Friday Opening Reception for December Exhibits
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First Friday Opening Reception for December Exhibits

Enjoy meeting artists, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments and don't forget to check out the new exhibit that features a wide variety of artists. This event is open to the public and Admission is free.

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Cheer and Dance Extreme
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Cheer and Dance Extreme

Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. Come to the OC Open Championship with teams from nine plus states competing under the spotlight. The performances will take place on the stage with a Marley Floor Performance on a Spring Floor. Come and join the CDE at the 2020 OC Christmas Open Championship to start your holiday competition season.

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