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Things to Do in Ocean City, MD

There are many things to do in Ocean City, Maryland.  There are headline events that return year after year like the Ocean City Air Show, Bike Week, Sunfest, Sprintfest and Winterfest.  There are also Shore Craft Beer festivals, weekly concerts during the summer, larger concerts and performances at the Convention Center, free things to do, activities for a rainy day and so much more.  Don’t forget fishing and boating, watersports like jet-skiing and parasailing, boat tours on the OC Bay Hopper or Alyosha, or boat rentals if you want to grab a pontoon boat for the day.  Search for events, venues and amusement parks.  Our blog articles are full of great ideas.   Find Free activities or find things to do on a rainy day.  OceanCity.com gives you the tools your need to plan your Ocean City vacation with your favorite things to do.

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There are Many Things to Do in Ocean City

Ocean City, Maryland did not become the East Coast’s premier vacation resort by accident. The breathtaking beach and busy boardwalk are major factors, but they’re far from the only things to do in Ocean City, Maryland that attract visitors from all over the world!  There are the obvious resort activities like shopping, rejuvenating at spas and salons, and fabulous dining (think seafood!) But then there are the many free activities like beach-combing, people-watching, star-gazing, swimming, walking the boards, skateboarding, and those are just the beginning.

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Ocean City, Maryland hosts weekly events, annual conventions and festivals,  nearly 20 exquisite golf courses, the best watersports and fishing on the eastern seaboard, endless shopping, amusement parks, museums, mini golf… the list goes on and on. If you’re bringing the whole family to Ocean City, be sure to check out all the free activities and kids activities, headlined by the free events hosted by the town each week in season. This includes movies and concerts on the beach, light shows along the Boardwalk, Family Beach Olympics, fireworks, and Sundaes in the Park. If you feel like venturing away from the barrier island for an adventure, OCMD is only minutes away from the beautiful Assateague National Seashore, historic Berlin, Wallops Island, more than 20 breweries, and the Delaware Beaches, giving you plenty of options for ultimate day trip experiences. Regardless of what your passions or interests are, there are unlimited things to do in Ocean City. And don’t limit your Ocean City trips to the months between Memorial and Labor Day. Ocean City offers many late season festivals like Sunfest and Bike Week, excellent holiday shopping opportunities, amazing chances to experience nature and wildlife, and the nationally acclaimed 6-week annual celebration known as Winterfest of Lights.


Enjoy almost 3 miles of Boardwalk filled with hotels, restaurants and fun!

Assateague Island

37 mile long gem in the national and state park systems with miles of beaches, bike paths, acres of undeveloped natural habitats, and ponies

Arts and Culture

Whether it's music and theater from the Performing Arts Center, art exhibitions at the Art League of Ocean City, or live shows sprinkled around town, there is art and culture in Ocean City!


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