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Ocean City Events
Events in Ocean City, Maryland are spread throughout the year. 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. Use the listings on the page to get information on specific events. We also have links to our blog where our writers are scouring Ocean City for information so that you can be informed when you plan your trips around events or to avoid them.
Free, Family Friendly Events
To help you make the most of your vacation, the Town of 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.
Headline Seasonal Events
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.
July 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 featuring the Octoberfest Shore Craft Beer Fest in Sunset Park 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.