The biggest weekend of the second season is upon us. While the leaves haven’t yet started to turn, there’s plenty to do on and off the beaten paths this coming week, so plan as much action or inaction as your schedule warrants.
According to the most recent weather reports, partly sunny skies and highs around 80 are expected. Fall begins officially this Friday, but the water’s still warm so expect to surf and swim. Toss the rain gear into the “just in case” file — it’s better to have it and not need it as you duck between Ocean City restaurants or other attractions.
Wednesday, September 21
Free outdoor performance of the classic Shakespeare comedy “Twelfth Night” about a shipwrecked woman featuring Boston and New York area actors directed by local Kyler Taustin. Bring chairs and anything else you might need to enjoy the outdoor show. The performance starts at 6 p.m. at White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD.
Thursday, September 22
Sunfest kicks off showcasing a wide array of unique art and craft creations, fabulous food and continuous live entertainment on two stages. Free admission. Tonight’s acts: Linwood Peel’s Tribute to the Drifters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters and the Del Vikings. Ticket prices are: $25, 20, 15 & 10 for the concerts only. They are just getting everything ready now. Check out the pictures taken of the
empty tents just waiting for opening day on Thursday:
Kitefest, located on the beach between 1st and 6th Streets on the beach, begins today and runs through Sunday. Dozens of kites dance in the sky between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Sandcastle home tour begins today and runs from 9:30 – 4 p.m. This is the annual fundraiser for the Art League of Ocean City. Call for reservations 410.524.9433. Ticket sales.
Friday, September 23
Kitefest, located on the beach between 1st and 6th Streets on the beach, continues today from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and runs through Sunday.
Sunfest continues today with arts, crafts and food all day plus country singer Jamey Johnson @ 8. Ticket prices are: $40, 35, 30, 25 & 20.
The Shakespeare comedy “Twelfth Night” moves to the Castle in the Sand on 37th Street & Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD. The Brown Box Theater production, directed by local Kyler Taustin starts at 6 p.m. and you will still want to bring your pic
nic and seating to enjoy the show.
Sandcastle home tour continues today and runs from 9:30 – 4 p.m. Call for reservations 410.524.9433.
Bluegrass musicians from across the country compete for cash in downtown Berlin’s Fiddler’s Convention. Divisions include Adult and Youth Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin and Bluegrass Band. This year’s winner is invited back next year as the 20th Fiddlers Convention opening act. Tonight’s acts: No Spare Time 7-8 p.m.; Lonesome Drifters 8-10 p.m.
Saturday, September 24
Kitefest, located on the beach between 1st and 6th Streets on the beach, continues today until Sunday between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Sunfest features headliner/country legend Kenny Rogers @ 8. Tickets sold out a long time ago, but here’s a consolation video. Bret Michaels was scheduled to appear, but canceled. He promises to come next year. The arts, crafts, food and other performers will continue.
The Berlin Fiddlers Convention competition is today and is located in Berlin, MD only 15 minutes from Ocean City. Registration begins at 10 a.m., Lonesome Highway plays from 11-noon and the competition begins at noon. The award ceremony is at 5 p.m.
Dig for ye olde buried treasure in front of Park Place Jewelers between 2nd and 3rd Streets on the Boardwalk today at 4 p.m. The first 100 registrants who donate $10 (for charity) will earn the chance to dig for jewelry and gift certificates hidden on the Ocean City beach.
Sunday, September 25
Kitefest, located on the beach between 1st and 6th Streets on the beach finishes up today ending around 9 p.m.
The classic Shakespeare comedy “Twelfth Night” finishes up with two shows: 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. at Sunset Park, South Division Street, Ocean City, MD.
Last chance to dig for treasure in front of Park Place Jewelers between 2nd and 3rd Streets on the Boardwalk today at 1 p.m. The first 100 registrants to donate $10 (for charity) will earn the chance to dig for jewelry and gift certificates hidden on the Ocean City beach.
Sunfest concludes today with arts, crafts and food all day plus local and regional musicians.
Plenty to do – or nothing to do at all – depending on what you make of this weekend in Ocean City.