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Transportation and Parking Information for Oceans Calling Festival 2023

Information provided by the Oceans Calling Festival

The festival begins at noon each day and ends at 11 PM each night.  Please plan ahead so you know how to get in and out of town easily.

Parking

West Ocean City Park and Ride has shuttles into Ocean City for the Oceans Calling Festival 2023.

If you are not staying in Ocean City where parking is provided, there are three lots for you to try:

  • West Ocean City Park and Ride 12848 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Ocean City Convention Center Parking Lot 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • 100th Street Municipal Parking Lot 10267 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842

There will be Public Transportation available to and from the festival from these locations. ADA parking is available at all municipal parking lots.

There are no parking options for the festival from N. Division Street south to the inlet.

Transit

Ocean City Beach Bus
The Ocean City Beach Bus will be shuttling people to the festival area throughout Oceans Calling.
  • Ocean City Beach Bus:
    • Travels north and southbound along Coastal Highway
    • For the festival, the Beach Bus is running an express route with a reduced set of stops. Please see route map for available locations.
    • When leaving the festival in the evening, concertgoers can walk to Baltimore Avenue to catch the Beach Bus (for northbound access). Northbound buses will be staged on Baltimore Avenue between Worcester Street and Talbot Street.
  • West Ocean City Shuttle

    • to and from the West Ocean City Park and Ride.
    • The West Ocean City shuttle will transport to and from the West Ocean City Park and Ride lot (12848 Ocean Gateway) and the festival.
    • When leaving the festival, patrons traveling west to the West Ocean City Park and Ride can take a bus from the South End Transit Station (South Division Street) directly to the West Ocean City Park and Ride Lot.

All Ocean City municipal buses are ADA accessible.

Ride-All-Day pass

  • $4 and allows you to ride from 6 a.m. until 2 a.m. on the Beach Bus and 11 a.m. until 12 a.m. on the West Ocean City Shuttle.
  • Exact cash fare is required – credit card payments are NOT accepted.

ADA Drop-Off and Pick Up

  • ADA drop off and pick up is available at 1 N. Division St (east of Baltimore Ave.).

Walking or Biking to the Festival

Walking and/or biking to the festival is strongly encouraged. The walk from the North End of the Boardwalk (27th Street) to the North Entrance is approximately a 2 mile walk, taking around 40 minutes. Please remember to walk smart, use crosswalks, and wait for the pedestrian signal. Bike Parking will be available on the beach between 1st and 2nd St. Please remember to bring your own bike locks to secure your bicycle(s)!

Walking/Biking Times – Southbound to the Main Entrance

  • From 40th St, 55 min walk, or 13 min bike ride
  • From 30th St, 45 min walk, or 10 min bike ride
  • From 20th St, 30 min walk, or 8 min bike ride
  • From 10th St, 15 min walk, or 5 min bike ride

Walking/Biking Times – Eastbound to the Main Entrance

  • From West Ocean City Park and Ride, 20 min walk, or 8 min bike ride

Bicycle Storage

There will be a bicycle storage area located on the beach between first and 2nd street. Make sure you bring a lock!

Hotel Shuttles

Some hotels may be running a courtesy shuttle from your hotel to the festival area. Be sure to check with your hotel for service hours. If provided, hotels will drop/pick up their guests at Somerset Street, approximately two blocks from the venue. Please note these shuttles are different from the Beach Bus.

Ride Share/Taxi/General Drop-off & Pick-Up

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  • The official passenger drop-off and pick-up location for Oceans Calling is located at 409 Baltimore Ave.
  • The walk from the Ride Share lot to the festival grounds is approximately 10 minutes.
  • Please keep in mind that ride share demand will be very high after the festival concludes each night with a limited number of drivers. Consider leaving early or taking a stroll along the boardwalk until the rush is over.
  • Areas south of N. Division Street will be closed to vehicular traffic, so ride shares, taxis, and friends won’t be able to pick you up near the festival site.
  • It will be best to walk north to 4th St along the Boardwalk and use the crosswalk to cross Baltimore Ave. to the Ride Share lot.

OC Bay Hopper Water Taxi

OC Bay Hopper

For transportation over the water, consider taking one of the 5 OC Bay Hopper vessels which will be in operation during the festival. Information about the Water Shuttle schedule for the festival weekend can be found via the following link.

Responsibility has its rewards. If you drink, don’t drive. Decide to Ride. Courtesy of Kona Big Wave.

Ann
Annhttps://www.oceancity.com
Ann has been with StateVentures since 1999. She moved from Annapolis to Berlin, MD to be closer to Ocean City. She splits her work week between the two locations to help clients and visitors get the best information and value out of our sites. She loves a camera and any excuse to use it.  Her kids are both grown and off adventuring.  Ann loves to travel with her kids and lives with her dog Marley when she's not in Virginia fishing.

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