St. Patty’s Day Boardwalk 5K
March 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:59 pm
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a 5K Run along the Ocean City Boardwalk with proceeds benefiting Diakonia. Post-race celebration at Shenanigan's Irish Pub on 4th Street.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ocean City's famous St. Patrick's Day parade. Marching units, floats, and local celebrities. Parade begins at noon and travels Coastal Hwy. from 58th Street to 45th Street. At 11:00 a.m. at the 45th Street shopping area, there will be a fun festival with food, drink and merriment.
Home, Condo and Outdoor Show
March 17 - March 19
Decorating, remodeling, renovating, or building your own home? Everything you could dream of for your house, all under one roof! See what's new, compare products, and find bargains. Admission.
Ocean City Bridal Show
Various wedding vendors gather together at Seacrets for this one of a kind event. Free appetizer and dessert samples, vibrant entertainment, dance demonstrations, Bridal Fashion Expo and Men's Formal wear display. Prize give aways and gifts, including a Free Caribbean Cruise for Two from Rox Beach Weddings. 1pm to 4pm. $9 online or $10 cash
Easter Kids Fun Fair and Art & Craft Show
April 14 - April 15
The art show exhibits lawn & garden decor, toys, florals, fine art, caricatures, unique handcrafted items including wearable art, jewelry, and more. The Easter Kids' Fun Fair offers continuous activities, games, contests, and entertainment, including the Easter Bunny, Easter egg hunts, magic, juggling, puppet shows, and more.
17th Annual Boardwalkin’ for Pets
Walk on your own or adopt a shelter dog for the day by making arrangements prior to the walk to help the animals. All proceeds benefit Worcester County Humane Society, the Ocean City area's no-kill pet shelter. , Registration starts at 8:30 am. Walk is rain or shine!
Ward World Championship Carving Competition
April 28 - April 30
Visit the most prestigious competition of contemporary wildfowl art with worldwide carvers and many visitors alike. Event includes classes & seminars, demonstrations, children's activities, judging, benefit auction, and exhibitor booths of artisans & art supplies. Shop at over 100 exhibitor booths, and enjoy an abundance of kids activities at the Kids Corner.
OC Island to Island Half Marathon/5K
Beginning at beautiful Assateague Island and finishing Ocean City Inlet overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and white sandy beaches, makes this half marathon a runners dream. The 5K race is held on the Ocean City Boardwalk.
Ocean to Bay Bike Tour
A beautiful scenic bike tour in Bethany Beach. Choose from a 30-, 50-mile, Metric Century & Century route. Sag Wagon support available from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Designated rest stops with restrooms, food & beverages. After Party includes music, food, door prizes, and more, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The ride will take place rain
May 4 - May 7
It is time to celebrate the upcoming summer season with four fantastic days of delicious food, live entertainment and unique arts & crafts. Springfest offers continuous variety of musical performances on two stages. Admission to the four-day event is free! All entertainment is free with the exception of the headline acts.
Cruisin Ocean City
May 18 - May 21
3,400 hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars and more in one show all throughout the town. Events everywhere including live entertainment, celebrity guests, special attractions, boardwalk parades, manufacturers vendor midway and more. Show hours: Thurs.-Sat., 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.- 4 p.m at the Inlet and 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
OC Air Show
June 17 - June 18
The Ocean City Air Show is going on its eighth year this summer! The show can be viewed for free all along the beaches from the inlet to about 30th street however VIP seating is available for purchase. Saturday and Sunday 1pm - 4pm. Show Center: 16th Street & Boardwalk.
MD State Firemen’s Association Convention
June 18 - June 21
Maryland Fire Rescue Service annual convention which includes training programs, exhibits and business meetings. The public is invited to come to the parade.
July 4th Concerts
Enjoy a free concert at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Northside Park or downtown on the Boardwalk.
Sundaes in the Park
July 9 - September 3
Grab your beach chairs and a snack and head to Northside Park on 125th Street for ice cream sundaes and live entertainment. Sundaes in the Park is a family concert series that takes place most Sunday evenings in July and August from 7pm to 9pm. For a small fee, enjoy your own ice cream sundae
Concerts on the Beach
July 12 - August 30
Free live music at the beach during the summer. Tribute bands and local favorites entertain from 8pm - 9:30pm. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the evening. (Wednesdays except for August 2)
July 28 - July 31
Enjoy it all - the sights, sounds, and flavors of Greece right here in Ocean City. Traditional Greek Fare available along with terrific shopping from a selection of vendors, featuring original & reproduction art, jewelry, clothing and more. Live entertainment.
White Marlin Open
August 7 - August 11
Come watch fish weigh-ins to the world's largest billfish tournament! Over 300 boats compete for over $2 million in prize money. Harbour Island Marina on 14th Street, 4pm to 9pm. Registration fees for participating boats. Spectators see weigh-ins free of charge.
Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival
The 39th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival will feature jewelry, pottery, watercolor and oil painting, glass, photography, basketry, woodworking, and much more! More than 100 juried artists, displaying their work in downtown Bethany Beach. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
September 14 - September 17
Get your motor running... head out on the headway... OC BikeFest will bring national entertainment and bands, stunt shows, bike builders, vendors, food and beverage to the Boardwalk, Convention Center, and the Inlet. Admission.
September 21 - September 24
Bring the whole family to the 42nd annual Sunfest. Ocean City’s biggest festival with fabulous food, a great selection of unique art and craft creations, and continuous live entertainment on two stages. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunfest Kite Festival
September 21 - September 24
Enjoy spectacular kite- flying with your entire family. Thousands of spectators travel to see master kite flyers from around the world showcase their aerial displays of art. Kite-making workshops and kite battles.
Wine at the Beach
September 29 - September 30
Always a fantastic event. Local wine vendors gather in the inlet parking. Sample reds, whites and blushes from your favorite vineyards. Entry fee.
OC Coin and Currency Show
September 30 - October 1
Many coin and currency dealers gather to buy and sell U.S. and World coins and currency. Free admission and free appraisals.
Endless Summer Cruisin
October 5 - October 8
An annual hot rod car show featuring more than 2,000 customs, muscle cars, street machines, classics & more. Live entertainment, manufacturers’ midway, boardwalk parades, celebrities, and special attractions. Hours: Thursday to Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Mid-Atlantic Surf Fishing Tournament
October 6 - October 7
Join us for the Annual Mid-Atlantic Surf Fishing Tournament on the Beach. Participants must be pre-registered, have a a valid Maryland Saltwater Fishing License and a permit to drive on the beach.
The 24th year for this annual race. Chose 10 miles or a 5K. Come and race in any outrageous costume you wish! Registration is required.
Autumn Home & Condo Show
October 28 - October 29
The Autumn Home Show is focused on homeowners in all stages of remodeling, decorating and landscaping their homes. The event will display merchandise, product demonstrations, and interior and exterior displays. The Art and Craft Fair offers a wide assortment of unique gifts and accessories made by artists and quality crafts people from near and far. Hours: Saturday 10
Winterfest of Lights
November 16 - December 31
An award-winning holiday display created for the whole family! Over one million holiday lights shine throughout Ocean City. Northside Park has hundreds of animated, lighted displays. Enjoy hot chocolate in the heated Winterfest Village pavilion and browse Yukon Cornelius’ gift shop for a special gift or have a photo taken with Santa. Board the Winterfest
Holiday Shoppers Fair
November 24 - November 26
Time to shop! Quality photography, florals, jewelry, nautical items, toys, candles, and more. Children's activities are offered, along with a visit from Santa. Admission. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ocean City Christmas Parade
December 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
It's almost here... the 35th Annual Ocean City Christmas Parade. The participants march along Coastal Hwy. from Old Landing Rd. northbound in the southbound lanes of Coastal Hwy. to the judges' stand at 120th St. The event will feature more than 50 units, including high school bands, horses, antique cars, colorful holiday floats, and more.
Pizza with Santa
December 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Come enjoy party with Santa. Participate in some arts and crafts, a ride through the spectacular Winterfest of Lights, cookie-decorating, refreshments, and more.
Berlin Christmas Parade
December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bring the entire family to the Berlin Christmas Parade. Local bands, dance teams, fire trucks and various other acts fill the street with excitement. The parade starts at 7pm
New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Once again, The Town of Ocean City will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show at Northside Park at the Winterfest of Lights . The fireworks display, which will begin promptly at midnight, will be accompanied by hot chocolate, live entertainment, and the opportunity to ride tram and see the spectacular display.