It’s one of those rare weeks in Ocean City, Maryland where (much to the joy of locals) there are no holiday celebrations, premier fishing tournaments, or big time car shows. But that doesn’t mean you have to just sit on the beach and eat crabs all week (although we wouldn’t blame you if you did). There are plenty of events, activities, live music shows, and things to do in Ocean City this week. Below are some of the highlights. Warning: you may need sunscreen and a sober driver.
Do you want to spend your Saturday afternoon being shuttled dock-to-dock between 9 of Ocean City’s wildest waterfront watering holes on chauffeured pontoon boats? Then get ready for Ocean City’s ultimate bar crawl, and newest beach tradition. Lindy Promotions and Coors Light are teaming up to bring you the first ever Brews on the Bay boat cruise bar hop. Participants get a 6 hour boat cruise around the bay, with stops at Macky’s, Fish Tales, The Angler, M.R. Ducks, Marina Deck, Harborside, Sunset Grille, Mickey Fins, and Hooper’s/Sneaky Pete’s, and great specials, including $2 Coors Lights. The bar crawl begins at noon and tickets are limited. Visit lindypromo.com for more information.
If you would rather swim in the ocean than booze on the bay, ‘Swim Ocean City’ is the event for you. Choose from 1-mile, 3-mile and 9-mile courses along the shoreline and challenge your swimming skills as you help raise money for Johns Hopkins Outpatient Neurorehabilitation Program. Event runs 10a.m. to 5:30p.m. and swimmers of all skill levels are encouraged to participate.
Once you’re out of the water and ready to relax, or keep the party going after you get off the boat, head to 10th Street and the boards for some local brews on the beach. Shorebilly Brewing Co. is Ocean City’s first craft beer brewery and serves up highly drinkable beers, and a taste of local culture. Join them for pints, flights, and growlers of “Four Ten” kolsch, “Downtown Sugar Brown” brown ale, and their other unique creations on tap.
For complete listings, visit our Appearing Live page for entertainment schedules, and Out & About page for event information and free things to do in Ocean City this week. You can also follow us on Twitter @ocfun and at facebook.com/ocfun for updates throughout the week on events, giveaways, and everything Ocean City.