July 4th may have come and gone, but the party that is summer in Ocean City, Maryland isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Tuna takes center stage this coming weekend as international anglers embark on Ocean City for a midsummer tradition. Even if deep sea fishing isn’t your passion, Ocean City has plenty of outdoor activities, great live music, and free events for the whole family to ensure you of an awesome time.
Here’s a look at some of the best things to do in Ocean City this week:
Ocean City is home to some of the best big game fishing on the East Coast and, as a result, hosts some of the largest, most lucrative fishing tournaments in the world. This weekend is the 26th annual OC Tuna Tournament where anglers from all over will fish for tuna, mako, and marlin as they compete for hundreds of thousands in prize money. You don’t need to cast a line to have a good time at the OC Tuna Tournament, though. The nightly weigh ins are accompanied by drinks, food, and live music, making it a party as much as ia world class fishing competition.
Keeping with it’s ‘Lucky Summer 13’ theme, Ocean City is rolling out free events all week long to entertain the entire family. If you like movies, you can catch ‘Free Willy’ on Friday or ‘Madagascar 3’ on Monday as part of the free beach movies series. Looking for something a little more eye appealing? OC beach lights on Sunday or beach fireworks on Monday and Tuesday are sure to stimulate you. You can also catch a free concert on the beach Wednesday, featuring local country act, The Stickers, and don’t forget about family beach olympics each and every Tuesday on 27th St.
Lighthouse Sound may be home to one of the best golf courses in Ocean City, but it’s far from the only thing it offers guests. Thursday July 18 marks the return of Lighthouse’s summer concert series: Concerts on the Green. Grab your family, your blankets, and lawn chairs and get your weekend off to a rocking start as British Invasion jams out on the outside stage. Nothing goes better with a night of free live music than drink specials and a BBQ and, luckily, Lighthouse will be offering both during the show from 6-9pm.
If you want complete listings of things to do this week in Ocean City, visit our Appearing Live page for the entertainment schedule and our Out & About page for details on events and activities. And don’t forget to follow us @ocfun on Twitter and facebook.com/ocfun for daily updates about everything Ocean City.