Top 10 Free Things to do in Ocean City this Spring

There’s no better way to whet your whistle for summer than to plan a trip to Ocean City while the crowds still are small. Whether you’re making a day trip or taking a long weekend, there are plenty of free things to do in Ocean City and the surrounding area so you can save your money and splurge when you come back in the summer. Here are the Top 10 Free Things to Do In Ocean City this Spring with links to the even more free event information.

1. Springfest

May 5 – 8 Springfest in Ocean City, Maryland – Springfest Guide

Springfest in Ocean City MD

Memorial Day weekend is often identified as the official start of summer, but many people don’t like to wait that long; so each spring, Ocean City welcomes the arrival of warm weather and celebrates the oncoming season with its first of many annual festivals: Springfest.

2. St. Patrick’s Day Parade – cancelled for 2022

March 12 St. Patrick’s Day in Ocean City, MD – Things to do in Ocean City

With Valentines Day behind us, it’s time to fold our mirrors in on February and look straight ahead to St. Patrick’s Day. There’s nothing quite like the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Ocean City. Like a bear from hibernation, our favorite resort town awakes from its long winter nap.

This year’s parade was cancelled, but lots of great activities are planned for the weekend!

3. Maryland International Kite Expo

April 29-May 1, 2022 Maryland International Kite Expo

A great spectator and participant event! The Maryland International Kite Exposition will feature three fun-filled days of kite flying on the beautiful beaches of Ocean City, Maryland. 

4. Easter Sunrise Service

April 17, 2022, 6 AM

If you want to greet the sun on Easter Sunday, join the service scheduled for 6 an on N. Division Street and the Boardwalk. It is open to all and sponsored by the Ocean City Christian Ministers Association.  For more information call Sean Davis at 410-289-6573.


5. Town of Ocean City Job Fair

April 2, 2022, 10-1 pm

Job seekers meet with local and regional employers about available positions during the 28th annual Ocean City Job Fair at the Ocean City convention center last year.

Lots of people wish they could live and work in Ocean City, Maryland.  Now is your chance. Join the Town’s job fair to find your perfect job and plan your new life in Ocean City!


6. 2022 Council of Baltimore Ravens Roost’s Annual Convention

June 2 – June 5th, OC Fountainebleau Resort

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The annual Baltimore Ravens Roost convention comes to Ocean City, Maryland.  Cheerleaders, players, and lots of fans descend on the beach for fun the first weekend in June.  Check the Ravens Roost site for more information as it is added.  parade showcases over 50 member roosts from MD, DE and PA, as they show pride for the Baltimore Ravens. The Parade is on Baltimore Avenue, between 19th and 26th Streets. Players, cheerleaders, mascots, bands, floats and more will appear in this two-hour parade.

7. Easter Kids’ Fun Fair and Art & Craft Show

April 15-16, 2022 (free for kids 3 & under and those with Military, Police and Fire ID) Easter Kid’s Fun Fair and Art & Craft Show 

Arts & Crafts Show will include exhibitors displaying unique handcrafted items including wearable art, jewelry, lawn & garden decor, toys, florals, fine art, caricatures, and more. Admission also includes the Games, Contests, magic shows, and Easter egg hunts and more.   $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students.


8. Cruisin’ OC Parades

May 19 – 22 Cruisin’ Ocean City

Cruisin’ OC features over 3,400 hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars and more. Live entertainment, celebrity guests, special attractions, boardwalk parades, manufacturers vendor midway and more. Come for the free morning Boardwalk parades, stay for the other events throughout the weekend.  Watch from the streets for free, but you can pay to join the show!

9. Art League of Ocean City First Fridays

April 1, May 6, June 3 The Art League of Ocean City

See new exhibits at the Art League of Ocean City’s free First Friday reception, on the first Friday of every month from 5 pm – 7 pm. Visit the Art League and be inspired. Home to a gallery, studio, classrooms and a library all dedicated to the arts.


10. Ocean City Air Show

June 11-12 Ocean City Air Show 

Jeff Robertson – OC Air show

Celebrate the tail end of spring at the annual Ocean City Air Show, returning to Ocean City, Maryland, on June 11-12, 2022. Performer announcements TBA. The OC Air Show keeps getting bigger and better thanks to the support of the Town of Ocean City and the hundreds of thousands of spectators.

The OC Air Show brings the nation’s top military and civilian aerial acrobatic acts to the beach for a weekend of jaw-dropping flight demos, scintillating stunt shows, fabulous flight formations, pinpoint parachute jumps, and more mesmerizing acts that defy gravity and common sense. Previous headline acts at the OC Air Show have included the Air Force Thunderbirds, the US Navy’s Blue Angel elite flight team, the USMC AV-8B Harrier Jet, The Geico Skytypers, and the Red Bull Helicopter.  For details on the 2022 line-up, click here.

Tony Russo
Tony Russo
Tony Russo has worked as a print and digital journalist for the better part of the 21st century, writing for and editing regional weeklies and dailies before joining the team that produces and among other destination websites. In addition to having documented everything from zoning changes to art movements on the Delmarva Peninsula, Tony has written two books on beer for the History Press. Eastern Shore Beer was published in 2014 and Delaware Beer in 2016. He lives in Delmar, Md. with his wife Kelly and the only of his four daughters who hasn't moved out. Together they keep their two dogs comfortable.

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