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Many Ocean City Special Events Will Return in Summer 2020!



Town special events including Sundaes in the Park, Beach Dance Parties, and Sunset Park Party Nights are officially ON for this summer! This move comes after the town of Ocean City received approval from the Worcester County Health Department. Safety measures such as physical distancing will be in place, but regardless, these events will make summer 2020 feel far more customary in Ocean City.

Sundaes in the Park

Sundaes in the Park Crowd

Sundaes in the Park are resuming June 21st and will run each Sunday through September 6th from 7 – 9 p.m. Listen to live music while eating ice cream and sipping beverages, which are available for purchase. Admission is free. Be sure to bring picnic blankets and beach chairs! Fireworks will take place at 9 p.m.

OC Beach Dance Parties

Additionally, OC Beach Dance Parties on the Caroline Street stage are returning this summer in both July and August, every Thursday from 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Sunset Park Party Nights

Sunset Park Party Night

Sunset Park Party Nights, a joint project between the town and the Ocean City Development Corporation (OCDC), will begin July 2nd and continue each Thursday night at South Division Street and The Bay from 7 – 9 p.m. through the end of August. Admission is free and beverages are available for purchase. It is recommended that you bring your own seating. Glenn Irwin, Executive Director of OCDC says that on July 2nd and August 27th, there will be a food truck present. He adds that on July 16th and August 27th, there will also be craft beers available for purchase.

Life-Saving Station Museum

The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum is offering free programs Monday-Saturday through August 22nd. All programs will take place outdoors and include opportunities to learn about the history of surfmen, beach safety, and sharks. Click here for more information.


ArtX, which is run at Northside Park, is also back this summer on August 22nd and 23rd. This event showcases the work of local artists and amateur filmmakers. Interactive activities and on-site workshops are available to help you hone your skills, and live music will help to keep you entertained and on your feet! Gourmet vendors, food trucks, beer, and wine will be on-site.

Air Show, Jellyfish Festival, & Bikefest

OC Air Show

There is plenty of optimism when it comes to the Ocean City Air Show! The long wait to see the Blue Angels and other jets will soon be over according to the Air Show’s Facebook page, which says that a new date will be announced this month. Better yet, the new date will be for later this summer (August) and will be announced to the public as soon as the military and town of Ocean City provide more guidance. Stay tuned to see the official rescheduled date!

Other Ocean City staples such as the Jellyfish Festival will be held on September 12th and 13th, while the OC Bikefest will take place from September 17th – 20th.

July 4th Fireworks – Postponed

City Manager Doug Miller recommended the postponement of Independence Day fireworks on June 15th. After discussion by the Ocean City Council on June 16th, that recommendation became official. Special Events Superintendent Frank Miller says that the council discussed possible dates for the rescheduled fireworks at their work session on Tuesday, June 23rd.

White Marlin Open & Sunfest

The White Marlin Open is still on! Join in on the fun from August 3rd – 7th!

Sunfest is rescheduled to October 1st – 4th.

Springfest – Date Announced for Spring of 2021

There is one event that will have to wait for next year. Springfest, which would have taken place from May 8th through May 10th, will come back from May 6th – May 9th, 2021. Tickets purchased for this year will be honored next year or can be refunded.

More Information

After a difficult three months of the coronavirus pandemic, Ocean City residents and tourists are surely ready for their favorite summer events to resume! Please click here for more information regarding all special events in Ocean City.

Logan Dubel
Logan Dubel
Logan Dubel is a contributor for OceanCity.com and the host of "This Week in Ocean City." He is a Baltimore County native, Franklin High School graduate, and an undergraduate journalism and media student at the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the OceanCity.com team in June 2020. On the shore, he has also served as a writer at the Art League of Ocean City and the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum. Logan has a strong passion for covering the news and its impact on Marylanders. Since arriving at OceanCity.com, he has covered the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, interviewed newsmakers including former First Lady Yumi Hogan, Mayor Rick Meehan, and members of the City Council, featured local businesses, and covered local events. As a collegiate journalist, Logan also works as a Life and Arts Reporter for The Daily Texan and an anchor/reporter for Texas Student Television. Most recently, he anchored live coverage of the 2022 Midterm Elections and reported from the CMT Music Awards Red Carpet. Have a story idea? Contact logan@oceancity.com.

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