After a phenomenal preseason, Memorial Day weekend is finally here. If you know anything about Ocean City,Maryland, you know this holiday is more than just a tribute to our armed services, it’s the official start of the summer season! Businesses are in full swing and tourists are in route, which means every day is jam-packed with events and activities. Mayor Meehan has dubbed this the “Lucky Summer 13” in an effort to make this the best summer ever in OCMD. The campaign includes free activities 6 nights per week and endless possibilities for excitement and experiences all summer long.
As always, oceancity.com is your home for everything Ocean City. Here are some highlights of the holiday weekend:
The return on summer means the return of Ocean City’s most beloved DJs and hottest dance parties. Join DJ Batman at Harpoon Hanna’s Friday and Saturday, or Fager’s Island on Monday for the famous Deck Party. You can also out CK the DJ at de Lazy Lizard’s new dance floor Friday and Saturday and DJ Cowboy at Macky’s legendary Saturday night beach bash.
The OC Beach Lights Show begins Memorial Day weekend. The 5-story tall display will be visible from the boardwalk and will feature lasers, special effects, audio, and video packages. There will be shows on Saturday and Sunday this weekend commemorating our veterans with patriotic themes. Shows will last approximately 8 minutes and run three times nightly at 9:30,10:00, and 10:30.
The Ocean City Marlin Club will hold its 4th annual Bluefish Tournament at Sunset Marina in West Ocean City from May 24-26. Registration begins at 6:30 on Friday May 24 before the boats set sail on Saturday. Weigh-ins will be from 3:30-6:00 on Saturday and Sunday and the festivities will conclude with an awards banquet and dinner on Sunday from 6:30-9:00.
Those who love art or are looking to celebrate the holiday by shopping should head to the Roland Powell Convention Center for the 13th annual Spring Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday (10:00-5:00) and Sunday (10:00-4:00). Over 50 vendors will showcase paintings, carvings, nautical items, jewelry, and other arts and crafts. Local flowers and specialty food items will also be available and many vendors will conduct workshops and exhibitions .
For a complete listing of Memorial Day weekend happenings, check out our “Appearing Live” and “Out & About” pages, and stay tuned to facebook.com/ocfun and @ocfun on Twitter for updates throughout the weekend.
FRIDAY, May 24
MEMORIAL DAY BLUEFISH TOURNAMENT — Sunset Marina, 12911 Sunset Ave., West Ocean City. Registration from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Captain’s meeting at 8 p.m. Weigh-ins are May 25 and 26, 3:30-6 p.m. Awards banquet is May 26, 6:30-9 p.m. Info: 410-213-1613 or email@example.com.
BINGO — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments for sale. Info: 410-524-7994.
PURSE BINGO — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo begins at 6 p.m. Silent auctions, Chinese auction, concessions and 50/50. Take an item for the humane society such as a leash or blanket and get a free special game card. Advance tickets: 410-629-9134.
GERMANTOWN SCHOOL COMMUNITY HERITAGE CENTER RIBBON CUTTING AND RECEPTION — Germantown School Community Heritage Center, 10223 Trappe Road, Berlin, 10 a.m. Celebrating the completion of the two-room school that educated African American students in the period before integration — 1923-1950s. All are invited.
SATURDAY, May 25
MEMORIAL DAY BLUEFISH TOURNAMENT — Sunset Marina, 12911 Sunset Ave., West Ocean City. Weigh-ins are May 25 and 26, 3:30-6 p.m. Awards banquet is May 26, 6:30-9 p.m. Info: 410-213-1613 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
13TH ANNUAL SPRING ART AND CRAFT SHOW — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 50 crafters will display and sell their works including floral arrangements, candles, jewelry, birdhouses, handmade soaps, handbags, quillows, stained glass, country woodcrafts, hand painted clothing and flowers in unique containers for the yard. Delmarva Cat Connection and Town Cats will be on hand with cat and kitten adoptions. Also featuring Patio Enclosures and the 1st State Marine Corp League. There will be face painting for kids, noon to 3 p.m. Free admission. Info: 800-OC-OCEAN.
OC BEACHLIGHTS – SPECIAL PATRIOTIC SHOW — Ocean City beach at North Division Street. Showtimes are 9:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Free, eight-minute Laser Light Show featuring a five-story tall inflatable sphere featuring a visual laser, lighting, special effects, video and audio production with visibility along the Boardwalk. Info: 800-OC-OCEAN or www.ococean.com.
SIXTH ANNUAL ARTISANS FAIR — Lord Baltimore Elementary School, 120 Atlantic Ave., Ocean View, Del., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Artisans in all media including unique artwork, photography, jewelry, pottery, apparel and accessories and wooden items. Concessions, bake sale, auction and 50/50. Proceeds benefit the South Coastal Delaware AARP Chapter 5226 Scholarship Fund. Free admission and parking.
CHURCH RUMMAGE — Ocean City Presbyterian Church, 1300 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST — VFW, Post 8296, 104 66th St., bayside in Ocean City, 8-11 a.m. A $5 donation for all-you-can-eat pancakes or 2-2-2, two eggs, two pancakes and two bacon slices, includes coffee and juice. Bloody Marys cost $3. Info: 410-524-8196.
SUNDAY, May 26
13TH ANNUAL SPRING ART AND CRAFT SHOW — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 50 crafters will display and sell their works including floral arrangements, candles, jewelry, birdhouses, handmade soaps, handbags, quillows, stained glass, country woodcrafts, hand painted clothing and flowers in unique containers for the yard. Delmarva Cat Connection and Town Cats will be on hand with cat and kitten adoptions. Also featuring Patio Enclosures and the 1st State Marine Corp League. Free admission. Info: 800-OC-OCEAN.
OC BEACHLIGHTS — Ocean City beach at North Division Street. Showtimes are 9:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Free, eight-minute Laser Light Show featuring a five-story tall inflatable sphere featuring a visual laser, lighting, special effects, video and audio production with visibility along the Boardwalk. Info: 800-OC-OCEAN orwww.ococean.com.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City, 8:30-11:30 a.m. With coffee and juice. Cost is $8 for adults, children 11 years and younger eat at half price. Info: 410-524-7994.
MONDAY, May 27
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING — Berlin group No. 169, Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin, 5-6:30 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Info: Edna Berkey, 410-251-2083.
SEASON OPENING OF COMPLIMENTARY PUBLIC TOURS — Historic St. Martin’s Church, 11413 Worcester Highway, Showell, 1-4 p.m. Every Monday throughout October. Donations are always kindly accepted. Private tours by appointment. Info:Historicstmartin@aol.com.
OCEAN PINES MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY — Worcester County Veterans Memorial, Route 589 near the South Gate of Ocean Pines, 11 a.m. Keynote speaker for the event will be Michael Beatty, a local DJ and entertainment personality. Patriotic music provided by Randy Lee Ashcraft, Dick Jacobs, The Delmarva Chorus and Ocean City Pipes and Drums. Take lawn chairs. Open to the public. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road. Info: Marie Gilmore, 410-208-6612.
MUSEUM OPEN — Historic St. Martin’s Church Museum, 11413 Worcester Highway, near the intersection of routes 589 and 113, will be open every Monday, through the end of October, from 1-4 p.m. Info: 410-251-2849.
DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS MEETS WEEKLY — The Delmarva Sweet Adeline Chorus, under the direction of Carol Ludwig, meets each Monday from 7-9 p.m., at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, White Horse Park. Women interested in learning and singing in a barbershop format are welcome. Info:410-208-4171.
HAND DANCING — House of Welsh, 1106 Coastal Highway, Fenwick, Del. Free lessons from 6-7 p.m., open dancing 7-10 p.m. No cover charge. Info: DC Hand Dance Club, 302-541-0728.
GRAND OPENING FOR NEW EXHIBIT — Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, 813 S. Atlantic Ave., at the south end of the Boardwalk, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring “Veterans of Worcester County, MD — Home of the Free … Because of the Brave” exhibit. Free admission. Refreshments served. All are invited. Info: 410-289-4991.
TUESDAY, May 28
PLAY TIME — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 10:30 a.m. Parents and children, ages infants to five years, explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. Info: 410-641-0650.
YOGA — James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, rotunda, 10231 Old Ocean City Boulevard, Berlin, 5:30-6:45 p.m. All levels welcome. Cost is $72 for eight sessions or $10 drop-in fee for first time. Info: Georgette Rhoads, 410-641-9734 email@example.com.
CRAB NIGHT — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) every Tuesday, 5-7 p.m. Steamed crabs, steamed shrimp, fried flounder, homemade crab soup, corn on the cob and more. Preorders taken 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, at 410-524-7994.
NEEDLE FELTED SCULPTURES — Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street,May 28 and 29, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn to make 3D sculptures out of felt. Cost is $80 for Art League of Ocean City members and $95 for nonmembers. All materials included. Register: www.artleagueofoceancity.org or 410-524-9433.
WEDNESDAY, May 29
STORY TIME — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts for children 2-5 years old. Info: 410-524-1818.
WHY IS MY CHILD SO MOODY? TALK ABOUT TEEN DEPRESSION & YOUTH SUICIDE — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn about how to help depressed kids find themselves. Free and open to the public. Info: 443-982-2716 or www.jessespaddle.org.
DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF WORCESTER COUNTY MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room, 235 Ocean Parkway, 7 p.m. After a brief mixer, the documentary film “King Corn” will be shown. All Democrats and interested Independents welcome.
SIMPLE SUPPER — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City, last Wednesday of each month, 5-7 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children 11 and younger. Reservations: 410-524-7994.
BINGO — Every Wednesday at Ocean City Elks Lodge 2645, 138th Street across from Fenwick Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start 6:30 p.m. A $1,000 jackpot available, food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. No one under 18 years allowed in the hall during bingo. Info: 410-250-2645.
DELMARVA HAND DANCING CLUB — Meets every Wednesday at Peaky’s Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, 13801 Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Beginner and intermediate lessons, 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by dancing 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jitterbug, swing, cha-cha to the sounds of the ’50s, ’60s and Carolina beach music. All are welcome. Discounted food and drink prices. Info: 302-337-3638.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Info: 302-436-3682.
THURSDAY, May 30
COUNCIL OF BALTIMORE RAVENS ROOSTS ANNUAL CONVENTION — Welcome social at the Castle in the Sand, 37th Street, Ocean City. Info: Sue Draper,firstname.lastname@example.org or www.councilrr.com or 443-618-5130.
STORY TIME — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts for children 2-5 years old. Info: 410-208-4014.
LIVING WELL WORKSHOP — Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, Thursdays, May 2 through June 6, 9-11:30 a.m. Free, six-week workshop that teaches how to live a quality life with chronic disease. Chronic conditions include diabetes, arthritis, depression, asthma, bronchitis, pain, heart disease or any condition that hinders you. Contact: Laura Small, 410-629-6820.
WORCESTER COUNTY TEA PARTY MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting starts at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Kris Nielsen, BA, MA, author of Children Of The Core, What We Can Do To Fight Back,” an insider’s view on how education reform policies are selling our children’s futures for profit. All interested citizens welcome. Info: 443-614-7214,WorTeaParty@gmail.com or www.worcestercountyteaparty.com.
BEACH SINGLES — Every Thursday, Beach Singles 45-Plus meets for happy hour at Clarion Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 4-7 p.m. Info: 302-436-9577 or 410-524-0649.
BINGO — American Legion Post 166, 2308 Philadelphia Ave., in Ocean City, everyThursday, year round. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start at 7 p.m. Food available. Open to the public. Info: 410-289-3166.
kiwanis club OF GREATER OP-OC — Meets every Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. in the Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, except third Wednesdays when it meets at Hall’s Restaurant, 5909 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 7:45 a.m. (June through September). Info: 410-641-7330.
PINE’EER CRAFT AND GIFT SHOP OPEN — Pine’eer Craft and Gift Shop, White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines. Shop will be open May 25, 26, June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop features handcrafted home decor, jewelry and fashion accessories created by members of the Pine’eer Craft Club.
19TH HOLE BAR & GRILL
9636 Stephen Decatur Highway
West Ocean City
May 24: Johnny Mojo,
May 25: Louis Wright,
In the Carousel Hotel
118th Street and the ocean
May 25: Kaleb Brown, 2-6 p.m.
May 26: Dave Sherman,
May 27: Tim Landers, 2-6 p.m.
BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
May 24: Funk-o-licious, 9 p.m.
May 25: Full Circle, 9 p.m.
May 29: Thin Ice, 5-8 p.m.
CARIBBEAN BAR & GRILL
Just off the Boardwalk at Second Street,
above the Plim Plaza
May 24: Davis Holiday Band, 1-5 p.m.; Naked Nation,
May 25: Bond & Bentley,
1-5 p.m.; Petting Hendrix, 7:30-11:30 p.m.
May 26: No Byscuyts, 1-5 p.m.; Galaxy Collective,
May 27: Dave Sherman,
COCONUTS BEACH BAR & GRILL
37th Street oceanfront
May 24: Darin Engh, noon
to 4 p.m.; John LaMere,
May 25: Too Much Stuff, noon to 4 p.m.; Over Time,
May 26: Ginger Trio, noon
to 4 p.m.; Zion Reggae Band, 5-9 p.m.
May 27: Kaleb Brown Duo, noon to 3 p.m.;
Bob Wilkinson & Joe Smooth, 4-8 p.m.
May 28: Randy Lee Ashcraft Duo, 2-6 p.m.
May 29: Chris Button & Joe Mama, 4-8 p.m.
May 30: Simple Truth, 4-8 p.m.
Route 1, Bethany Beach, Del.
May 24: Bernie, 10 p.m.
to 1 a.m.
May 25: Monkee Paw,
10 pm. to 1 a.m.
May 28: Pub Party Trivia,
60th Street and the bay
May 24: Kevin Poole, 5 p.m.; DJ Hook, 9 p.m.; Animal House, 10 p.m. to close
May 25: Opposite Directions, 5 p.m.; DJ Groove, 9 p.m.; Animal House, 10 p.m. to close
May 26: Jazz Brunch w/Everett Spells, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; John LaMere,
3-5 p.m.; Josh Pryor & Joe Mama, 5-9 p.m.; DJ Rob Cee, 9 p.m.; Scott’s New Band,
May 27: Deck Party w/DJ Batman, 5-9 p.m.; DJ Rob Cee, 9:30 p.m. to close; Scott’s New Band, 10 p.m.
May 28: Euro Nite w/DJ Hook, 10 p.m.
66th Street, bayside
May 24: The Philly George Project, 8 p.m. to midnight
May 25: DJ Rob Cee, 8 p.m. to midnight
May 26: DJ Oliver
May 24: The Stims, 4-8 p.m.
May 25: Elwood Bishop,
HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL
12841 S. Harbor Road
West Ocean City
May 24: Ladies Night
w/DJ Billy T, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
May 25: Simple Truth, 2-6 p.m.;
DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
May 26: Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Billy T/DJ Bigler, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
May 27-29: Live
Entertainment TBA, 9 p.m.
to 1 a.m.
May 30: Opposite Directions, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Route 54 and the bay
Fenwick Island, Del.
May 24: Dave Hawkins,
6-10 p.m.; Dance Party
w/DJ Batman, 10 p.m. to close
May 25: Dave Sherman,
6-10 p.m.; Dance Party
w/DJ Batman, 10 p.m.
May 26: Kevin Poole,
May 27: Dave Hawkins,
May 28: Kevin Poole,
5-9 p.m.; Karaoke w/DJ barry, 9 p.m. to close
May 29: Bobby Burns,
3-6 p.m.; Senior Deck Party w/Dave Sherman, 6-9 p.m.
May 30: John LaMere, 6-10 p.m.; Karaoke w/DJ Barry,
9 p.m. to close
Route 54, Fenwick Island, Del.
May 24: Bobby Burns,
4 p.m.; DJ Zman, 9 p.m.
May 25: Bobby Burns,
4 p.m.; Chris Button & Joe Mama, 9 p.m.
Rt. 50 & Keyser Point Rd.
West Ocean City
May 24: Only Better, 7-11 p.m.
May 25: Lauren Glick, 7-11 p.m.
HOUSE OF WELSH
1106 Coastal Highway,
Fenwick Island, Del.
Tom Low; Tony Vega
Every Monday: DJ Norm,
DJ Norm, 6-9 p.m.
JOHNNY’S PIZZA & PUB
56th Street, bayside
May 24: Eddie, 9 p.m. to
May 25: Rob Fahey, 9 p.m.
to 1 a.m.
OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB
In the Horizons Restaurant
In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel
101st Street and the ocean
May 24-25: Arizona, 9 p.m.
OCEAN PINES YACHT CLUB
Mumford’s Landing Road
May 24: Full Circle
May 25: Transfuzion
May 26: Tom Larsen Band
In the Princess Royale
91st Street and the ocean
Every Friday and Saturday: Harry O, 7-11 p.m.
49th Street and the bay
May 24: Lunasea Party w/Jim Long Band,
5-9 p.m.; The Movement,
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.;
Steal The Sky,
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
May 25: 9 Mile Roots,
1-5 p.m.; Jim Long Band,
5-9 p.m.; Jon Maurer Band, 6-10 p.m.; The Movement,
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Kristen & the Noise, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
May 26: The Movement,
1-5 p.m.; Jim Long Band,
5-9 p.m.; 9 Mile Roots, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Seacrets
Fireworks on the Bay,
9:30-10:30 p.m.; Ultrafuze, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
May 27: Full Circle, 5-9 p.m.; Face Parade, 10 p.m. to
May 28: Goodman Fiske,
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
May 29: The Vigilantes,
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
May 30: Go Go Gadjet,
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Fourth Street and the Boardwalk
in the Shoreham Hotel
9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
West Fenwick Island, Del.
Every Thursday and Friday: Randy Lee Ashcraft & the Saltwater Cowboys,8 p.m.