Ocean City covers all the bases of fun this week with Springfest, Berlin’s jazz festival, hotel deals, live entertainment, a jewelry show, and the beginning of restaurant week. Try out these events or see what ones you find on your own!
Ocean City, Maryland Hotels
The Grand Hotel and Spa in Ocean City offers a spring discount through May. While it’s still April, purchase two nights (Sunday through Thursday) and get the third night free. Monday brings May, and Grand Hotel brings you a half-priced night when you purchase two (Sunday through Thursday). Bask in Grand Hotel’s luxurious spa and comfortable rooms at a better price this spring! Call the hotel to book your stay: 410-289-6191.
Ocean City, Maryland Entertainment
Springfest is finally here! This Thursday through Sunday marks the 22nd Springfest Celebration in Ocean City. The fun is located in the Inlet parking lot, where participants can indulge in food, cool drinks, and intriguing art and craft vendors. In addition to the great finds to purchase, Springfest-goers can enjoy live music from two stages. Among the many fabulous musical guests coming to Springfest, you’ll find Eddie Money and The Fabulous Hubcaps. What’s even better about this celebratory event is that it’s free! As in, all four days to the fun are free! Some headline acts do charge though. Go to Ocean City’s Chamber of Commerce website, www.ococean.com to find the links for the purchase of music tickets.
Looking for more fun this weekend? Ocean City hosts a jewelry show this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. At this dazzling show, you’ll find gold, sterling silver, pearls, beads, loose stones, crystals, and more sparkling beauties. There are a multitude of jewelry styles to peruse and purchase. Bring a special someone or surprise them with a gift from the show! Hours of operation on Friday are noon to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Barbara Haney for more information at 804-746-7663, or visit www.treasuresoftheearth.net.
There’s another way to celebrate the wonderful weather this weekend aside from Springfest. Berlin hosts its 5th annual Jazz & Blues Bash on Saturday. Talented tune-makers and crowds of listeners take over Main Street, the location of this event. Food, drinks, and vendors will also line Main Street to accommodate the fun. The bash takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Go to www.berlinchamber.org to find out more.
Friday, May 4th, Seacrets offers three incredible acts to entertain you all night long. First up, The Benjamins, at 10 p.m. This group not only brings talented music to the stage, but also custom lights and stage set-up. Consider this event more than a show–it’s an experience. Also on Friday, see Jah Works, a band that’s performed for the troops. This eclectic group plays at 9 p.m. John McNutt Band comes to stage at 5 p.m. on Friday amped with guitars and passionate lyrics. Saturday, Thrill, a group that focuses on party-vibes and modern rock tunes, plays on stage at 10 p.m. Also on Saturday is a Seacrets’ favorite: Jon Maurer Band. Maurer and his bandmates mix funk with classic rock, and throw in upbeat lyrics. See them at 5 p.m. Want to learn more about these talented acts? Head to www.seacrets.com for more!
Fager’s offers music to Ocean City this Monday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This Monday, April 30, DJ Batman (sorry ladies, it’s not Christian Bale), comes to Fager’s at 5 p.m. on deck. Also on Monday, see DJ Rob Cee at 9 p.m. on deck. Lastly on Monday, see Kelly Bell Band at 9 p.m. inside. May brings new acts to Fager’s. On Friday, see Kevin Poole at 5 p.m. on deck. Hot Tub Limo i
s also on stage at 10 p.m. Yet another fun act–DJ Hook–comes on at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 5, Rollerblades brings their rockin’ vibe to the stage at 10 p.m. Fager’s also brings you Opposite Directions at 5:30 p.m. DJ Groove is at Seacrets on Saturday at 9 p.m. Sunday, check out Everett Spells at 11 a.m. inside the building. Head to www.fager’s.com and click on “Live Bands” to learn more.
Ocean City, Maryland Restaurants
If you’re in the mood to try out a few new restaurants but don’t want to spend too much, participate in Ocean City’s Restaurant Week. It starts this Sunday, May 6! The spring brings fresh dishes at great prices to eateries like The Shark, Bayside Skillet, Galaxy 66 Bar & Grille, Layton’s on 92nd, Phillips Crab House, and more! Lots of restaurants offer discounted meals, where diners can eat two or three courses for cheaper. No tickets or passes are required, just pick a new place or old favorite and indulge in the best of the Eastern Shore! To see the participating restaurants, head to www.oceancityrestaurantweek.com.