Summer Calendar: Town of Ocean City Special Events

By Logan Dubel

The summer is underway and families are flocking to Ocean City, Maryland! Special events and exciting activities sponsored by the Town of Ocean City are happening daily. Check out the calendar of events below for ideas on things to do while on vacation.

July 4th Celebrations

Fireworks were canceled in 2020 for Independence Day, but are back in action for 2021!

People can catch the fireworks on the Beach at North Division Street or at Northside Park. Both celebrations begin at 9:30 p.m.

OC Drone Shows

New for 2021, drone shows combine innovation with tradition, providing a new spin on frequent summer fireworks.

Northside Park at 9:00 p.m. (Sunday Nights) 

  • June 27th
  • July 11th
  • July 18th
  • July 25th
  • August 1st
  • August 8th
  • August 15th
  • August 22nd
  • August 29th
  • September 5th

North Division Street Beach at 9:30 p.m. (Thursday Nights) 

  • July 8th
  • July 15th
  • July 22nd
  • July 29th
  • August 5th
  • August 12th
  • August 19th

Sundaes in the Park

Before sitting back and enjoying drone shows on Sunday nights, visitors can enjoy concerts and ice cream at Northside Park. Families are encouraged to bring beach chairs and snacks to enjoy the free entertainment. The event concludes with a spectacular sunset over Assawoman Bay.

Northside Park from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Sunday Nights) 

  • June 27th – OH BOY! A tribute to Buddy Holly
  • July 11th – FireKite “High Energy Cover Band”
  • July 18th – Vertigo Red “Party Rock Cover Band”
  • July 25th – Among the Stars “Tribute Band”
  • August 1st – Best Friends Girl “the #1 CARS Experience”
  • August 8th – Kittyback “Class and Country Rock”
  • August 15th – 8 Track Mind “70s Dance Party Band”
  • August 22nd – Front Page News “Rock”
  • August 29th – Mike Hines & the Look “High Energy Dance Music”
  • September 5th – Guys in Thin Ties “GITT Your 80s On”

OC Beach Dance Party

Want to let loose and dance to the sounds of local DJs while on the sand? This is the event for you! Drone shows begin immediately following these events.

Caroline Street Stage from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Thursday Nights) 

  • July 8th – DJ Batman
  • July 15th – Radio Ocean City / BK & Chrissy
  • July 22nd – DJ Kutt
  • July 29th – DJ Knappy & Gizmo
  • August 5th – DJ Batman
  • August 12th – Ocean 98.1 WOCM/DJ
  • August 19th – Tyler Greene DJ Music
  • August 26th – DJ Kutt

Sunset Park Party Nights

Located at South Division Street and the Bay over the Isle of Wright Bay, Sunset Park Party Nights include free entertainment. Visitors should plan to bring chairs and can purchase beverages upon arrival.

South Division Street and the Bay from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Thursday Nights) 

  • July 1st – Eclipse (Journey tribute)
  • July 8th – Johnny Bling Band (dance, party band)
  • July 15th – Saved by Zero (80s cover band)
  • July 22nd – Rising Sun Reggae (reggae)
  • July 29th – Full Circle (modern and classic rock)
  • August 5th – British Invasion Experience (Beatles tribute & more)
  • August 12th – Academy of Music Performance (variety)
  • August 19th – Lauren Glick Band (modern pop & rock)
  • August 26th – The Dunehounds (Jam band)

Movies on the Beach

When the sun goes down, enjoy movies on a gigantic screen on the sand. Plus, play family-friendly games such as spike ball, corn hole, and more.

27th Street Beach at 8:30 p.m. (Monday and Friday Nights) 

  • June 21st – A Dog’s Way Home
  • June 25th – Christopher Robin
  • June 28th – The Croods: A New Age
  • July 2nd – The War with Grandpa
  • July 5th – Trolls World Tour
  • July 9th – Sonic the Hedgehog
  • July 12th – Playing with Fire
  • July 16th – Frozen 2
  • July 19th – Onward
  • July 23rd – Abominable
  • July 26th – Coco
  • July 30th – The Secret Garden (2020)
  • August 2nd – Frozen
  • August 6th – The Secret Life of Pets 2
  • August 9th – Aladdin (Live Action)
  • August 13th – Moana

117th Street Beach at the Carousel Hotel at 8:30 p.m. (Wednesday Nights) 

  • June 23rd – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • June 30th – Dolittle
  • July 7th – Cats and Dogs 3: Paws Unite!
  • July 14th – Uglydolls
  • July 21st – The Angry Birds Movie 2
  • July 28th – Adventures of Rufus: The Fantastic Pet
  • August 4th – Shrek
  • August 11th – Raya and the Last Dragon
  • August 18th – Tom and Jerry: The Movie
  • August 25th – Spider-man: Far From Home

Family Beach Games

Take part in family games including sand castle contests and relay races. Parents must remain with their children.

118th Street Oceanfront Beach at the Carousel Hotel at 6:30 p.m. (Thursday Nights)

  • June 24th
  • July 1st
  • July 8th
  • July 15th
  • July 22nd
  • July 29th
  • August 5th
  • August 12th
  • August 19th
  • August 26th

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum

If you’re looking for an educational and historical experience, the Life-Saving Station Museum is the place for you – especially on rainy days.

The museum is located at the south end of the Boardwalk and features special programs in the summer.

  • Now through August 31st (Monday through Saturday) at 11:30 a.m. – Daily Aquarium Program
  • July 4th through August 28th (Monday through Saturday) at 10:00 a.m.
    • Monday – History of our Surfmen
    • Tuesday – Beach Safety
    • Wednesday – Knot Tying
    • Thursday – All About Sharks
    • Friday – Land, Sky, & Sea
    • Saturday – Aquarium Feeding

*All events are subject to change based on weather conditions.

Logan Dubel
Logan Dubel
Logan Dubel is a contributor for 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 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, 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

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