It’s no exaggeration to say Ocean City, Maryland can satisfy all your entertainment needs. Between a Tuna Tournament, live music at nightclubs, free beach events, and olympics for kids, Ocean City keeps you busy! Invest in your family and need for fun this week with these events.
Ocean City, Maryland Entertainment
It’s an established fact that Ocean City, Maryland knows how to kick back and have a great time. However, some may not know that Ocean City encourages its patrons and tourists to dress up in themed wear. Macky’s, on 54th Street on the Bay hosts theme parties for the inner nerd, hippie, Hawaiian, and patriot in you. These parties happen every Tuesday night; this week, it’s Redneck Night! To accompany the theme party, Macky’s features happy hour prices, like $4 bombs and $1.50 Natural Light beers. If you can’t make it to Macky’s on Tuesday, head on over Sunday for the steel drum music. It all happens around noon. This is the first year Macky’s puts on steel drum Sundays, so help them make it something worth continuing! Head to http://www.mackys.com/ to learn about their menu, happy hour, and other events.
You want music? Look no further than Fager’s Island! This whole week is packed with DJs and bands to keep your feet grooving. This Monday, DJ Batman performs at 5:30, followed by DJ Rob Cee at 9:30 p.m. and Rollerblades at 10 p.m. On Tuesday, DJ Hook rocks the crowd at sunset and Rock Bottom, a Kiss tribute band, performs at 10 p.m. Here’s a little sneak preview about Rock Bottom: they dressed up like Kiss for their picture on http://www.fagers.com/night-life/2012-07-10#gototalent, makeup and all. Follow the link just provided for more on these events.Back into the action, Fager’s hosts Shaun Hopper at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and DJ Rob Cee that same night at 10 p.m. Thursday, there are two performances: DJ Groove at 10 p.m. and 40 Oz to Freedom at 10:30 p.m. On Friday, see Kevin Poole at 5 p.m., DJ Hook at 9 p.m., and Tripwire at 10 p.m. Saturday, Opposite Directions hits the deck at 5:30 p.m., followed by DJ Groove at 9:30 p.m. and Tripwire at 10 p.m. Sunday, the musical duo Joe Mama & Johnny Mojo rock the deck at 5 p.m., and then comes DJ Wood at 9 p.m. and 2U, a U2 tribute band, at 9:30 p.m.
Moving right along with more music and fun, de Lazy Lizard hosts happy hour deals from 3 to 6 p.m. every day along with music most nights in the tiki bar. Monday, Chris Button Duo performs at 5 p.m. Musical entertainment for the rest of the week is as follows: The Solution at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Randy Lee Ashcraft on Wednesday at 5 p.m., Paul Lewis at 2 p.m. and Tim & the Animal at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Ken Fischer at 2 p.m. and Relicoustic at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and Ken Heeter at 2 p.m. on Sunday followed by Keith & Steele at 7 p.m. that day. As you can see, there’s a lot going on! Check out http://oclazylizard.com/index.html if you want to know more.
M.R. Ducks jams with music groups too! On the 11th, move your dancin’ feet with DJ Batman at 6 p.m. Friday, Doctor Harmonica & Rocket 88 perform for the audience at 4 p.m. Saturday, it’s Overtime at 4 p.m. Sit outside M.R. Ducks at 311 Talbot Street and the Bay and enjoy the live music, wood decks, and Ocean City sun. Head to http://www.mrducksbar.com/ for additional information.
Seacrets has been converting non-dancers into dancing maniacs for years now, and they’re still going strong! Dance and socialize your cares away this Monday with performances by Star 69 at 10 p.m., Full Circle at 5 p.m., DJ Tuff at 9 p.m., DJ Bobby-O at 11 a.m., DJ Davie at 10 p.m., and Zion Reggae Band at 9 p.m. If Monday isn’t enough for you, head to Seacrets on Tuesday for music by Rising Sun at 9 p.m., Opposite Directions at 5 p.m., DJ Cruz at 9 p.m., DJ Mike-T at 9 p.m., DJ Bobby-O at 11 a.m., and Pepper at 9 p.m. Wednesday’s excitement is as follows: Rising Sun at 9 p.m., Table Ten at 5 p.m., DJ Cruz at 9 p.m., DJ Mike-T at 9 p.m., DJ Bobby-O at 11 a.m., and The Vigilantes at 10 p.m. On Thursday, Go Go Gadjet rocks at 10 p.m., along with Anthem at 9 p.m., Table Ten at 5 p.m., DJ Tuff at 10 p.m., DJ Cruz at 9 p.m., DJ Mike-T at 9 p.m., and DJ Bobby-O at 11 a.m. Friday is equally electrifyi
ng at Seacrets; the beloved party spot hosts performances by The Benjamins at 10 p.m., Anthem at 9 p.m., DJ Tuff at 10 p.m., DJ Cruz at 9 p.m. and 11 a.m., DJ Bobby-O at 10 p.m., Jim Long Band at 5 p.m., and DJ Davie at 10 p.m. Ultrafuze is a new group to Seacrets this week; they perform at 10 p.m. on Saturday. Second Majesty also hasn’t been to Seacrets for a while, but they also perform on Saturday, at 6 p.m. Other groups on Saturday include: Anthem at 9 p.m., DJ Tuff at 10 p.m., DJ Cruz at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m., DJ Mike-T at 9 p.m., DJ Bobby-O at 10 p.m., and Jim Long Band at 5 p.m. There’s no rest on Sunday; Seacrets keeps the energy high with Love Seed Mama Jump at 10 p.m., S.T.O.R.M. at 9 p.m., DJ Tuff at 9 p.m., DJ Bobby-O at 11 a.m., Jim Long Band at 5 p.m., and DJ Davie at 10 p.m. This week could be the most music-filled yet at Seacrets! Head to their site, http://nightlife.seacrets.com/ocean-city-md-events-calendar, to learn more.
If outdoor music is more your scene, head to Sunset Park at South Division Street Bayside for free music concerts all summer long! The music begins around 7 p.m.–the perfect time to watch the sun go down! Bring your own seats and money for drinks (alcoholic and not). This Thursday, Full Circle jams funk/blues music for the crowd. Call 800-OC-OCEAN to learn more about the fun. Staying on the outdoor music theme, Wednesdays at North Division Street and the Beach host live music concerts at 8 p.m. This Wednesday is the first installment of the summer-long series. Bob Lougheed & The Mystery Train Band pay tribute to Elvis. Bring something to sit on and a few drinks.
A very Ocean City event occurs this weekend–25th Annual OC Tuna Tournament! Watch the brave fishermen reel in huge tuna fish. Over 100 boats will sail the waters in hopes of bringing in a prize-winning tuna. Best times to watch are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. The weigh-ins happen in West Ocean City, at Route 50 and Inlet Isle Lane. Need more info? Call 410-213-1121.
Ocean City, Maryland Family
Take your kids to movies on the beach at Ocean City, Maryland, and they’ll love you forever. At the beach at Princess Royale, check out Jack and Jill this Thursday. If Thursdays don’t work for you, 27th Street beach hosts movies on Mondays and Fridays. Monday’s movie is Yogi Bear, and Friday’s movie is Kung Fu Panda 2. Even if Monday, Thursday, and Friday don’t work for your family, you still have a shot with Wednesday movies on the beach at Carousel Hotel. This Wednesday, take the family to see Puss in Boots. Bring a beach chair, blankets, and drinks to enhance the fun for all three movies. All movies begin at 8:30 p.m. What are the perks for you, the parents? For starters, the movies are free. Second, it’s two hours that you can kick back on the beach and have something else keep your kids entertained. Everyone wins!
Sundaes in the Park continues this week. Bring your little tots and let them create ice cream sundaes for a small price. To accompany the ice cream treats, there will be live music by The Janitors and entertainment by Lollipop the Clown. These musical ice cream nights take place on Sundays at Northside Park at 7 p.m.
If you haven’t had the chance to see beach fireworks and the light show, head to North Division Street. The light show is scheduled on Sunday for three times: 9:30 p.m., 10 p.m., and 10:30 p.m. The beach fireworks are on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. Both events are free and for the family.
Want more fun on the beach for the kids? The beach at 27th Street hosts “Family Fun Olympics” every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Everything is free. Watch your kids make sand castles, play tug of war, and more with other area kids.
Berlin, about 20 minutes from Ocean City, hosts their infamous
Bathtub Races this Friday. Kids will love to watch actual bathtubs races around town. Peruse the antique shops and grab a bite at one of the town’s scrumptious restaurants while there. There’s no charge to watch. The unconventional excitement begins at 10 a.m. and ends near 2 p.m. Head to www.berlinchamber.org to learn more.