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Ocean City Calendar of Events

9/23/2017 - 5/06/2018 Boardwalk Horse & Carriage Rides
Boardwalk Horse & Carriage Rides - Saturdays and Sundays - 10am to 4pm

Rides start on the boardwalk near Thrasher's and go around the pier and up the boardwalk to 4th Street and back.

$10 per person. Kids 3 years and under ride free.

For reservations or more information, call Randy Davis at 443-783-1409.

2/23/2018 - 2/25/2018 Reach the Beach Nationals: Rec & School
Dance teams compete for national championship title.  For more information, visit  www.acdaspirit.com or  www.theepicbrands.com.

2/23/2018 - 3/18/2018 St. Patrick's Soccer Tournaments
St. Patrick's Soccer Tournaments The annual St. Patrick's Indoor Soccer Tournament series continues to make March the most exciting month of the year at Northside Park. In its 30th year, this indoor soccer tournament grows each year, with this year's estimated total attendance to be over 170 teams over four weekends.  Tournament play begins on Friday at 5pm (Adult tournaments start as early as noon on Friday.)  For more information, call Kim Kinsey or Kim Allison at 410-250-0125. Registration: January 2-31, 2018; $400 per team (3 game guarantee) Who:  U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, and Unlimited Divisions

Dates:
February 23-25 - U18 Boys & Girls and Adult Co-Rec (18 & over; 6v6 with min. of two female players)
March 2-4 - U12 (2006 & up) & U16 Boys & Girls Divisions (2002 & up)
March 9-11 - U10 (2008 and up) & U14 Boys & Girls Divisions (2004 & up)
March 16-18 - Adult Men & Women Divisions (18 & over) Days: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Times:
Tournament play begins on Friday at 5pm.  Except for Adult, tournaments start as early as noon on Friday.  Games will be played as early as 7am and as late as 12am.  Sunday championship games can start as late as 6pm.

2/24/2018 Shore Craft Beer Fest: Love on Tap
Shorecraftbeer.com and Seacrets, Jamaica USA bring you the 3rd Annual Love on Tap Shore Craft Beer Festival in Ocean City, MD, offering ONLY LOCAL CRAFT BEER, live music, and lots of LOVE ON TAP.  There will be 14 local craft breweries, over 30 beers, spectacular views of the bay, and VIP tickets.  VIP ticket holders will get a Seacrets Love on Tap T-shirt included in their ticket purchase price.  For more information, contact Ann Hillyer at 410-703-1970 or amh@maryland.com VIP Hour: 12pm to 1pm General Admission: 1pm to 4pm Admission: VIP $50; GA $35; DD $10

3/02/2018 First Friday Opening Reception for March Exhibits
First Friday Opening Receptions are held the first Friday of the month at the OC Center for the Arts on 94th Street. Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists.  5pm to 7pm.  Open to the public.  Free Admission.

3/09/2018 - 3/11/2018 Ocean City Film Festival
100 Films over 3 days at the Princess Royale Hotel, Clarion Resort Hotel, and Fox Gold Coast Theater. The second annual film festival, hosted by the Art League of Ocean City, will feature over 100 films from a variety of filmmakers, locals, and from the other side of the planet.  The mission of this event is to showcase local and regional filmmakers.  The OCFF promotes diversity and uniqueness in its mission to engage the community with the world of film.  OCFF is the brainchild of local filmmaker William Strang-Moya, a 2013 graduate of Stephen Decatur High School, who hopes the event will grow and become an annual tradition at the resort.  The intimate event will feature short- and feature-length films with opportunities for the audience to meet the filmmakers and discuss their work.  Strang-Moya is encouraging submissions from local filmmakers to round out the entries he's already received from other parts of Maryland and around the world. There is no entry fee.  For full details, visit ocmdfilmfestival.com. All-Access Pass:  $50 - includes umlimited movie access, plus opening night filmmaker party, all workshops, and awards ceremony!  Valued at over $100. Special Events include: Meet & Greet Party: Friday, March 9, 5-7pm, at the OC Center for the Arts.  Join the filmmakers for an opening night party with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.  Netowrk with the artists and plan your viewing experience!  Two films will be screened immediately following the party (included in All-Access Pass, or $25). Workshops: Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11, at the OC Center for the Arts.  Open to filmmakers and enthusiasts!  (included in All-Access Pass, or $10 each)      - Making Short Films with Rob Waters      - Writing with Jonathan Phippin      - Shooting Music Videos with Torrez Wise      - Microbudget Filmmaking with Dan O'Hare Closing Party/Awards Ceremony: Sunday, March 11, 4-6pm, at Squarz Pizza Pub.  Celebrate the award-winning films and wrap up the festival with refreshments and cash bar.  Hear closing remarks by festival staff and filmmakers (included in All-Access Pass, or $15).  

3/16/2018 - 3/18/2018 Home, Condo & Outdoor Show plus Art & Craft Fair
Hundreds of pros offering thousands of ideas...decorating, remodeling, accessorizing, and more!  Compare and save...a must attend event for current and future homeowners.  Art & Craft Fair - Artists and crafters will compliment the "Home Show" with exciting and creative gifts for you, your home, and your outdoor living space.  For more information, visit www.oceanpromotions.info or call 410-213-8090 or email  events@oceanpromotions.info. Hours: Friday 12pm-6pm; Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10:30am-3:30pm Cost: Adults $7; Seniors 55+ $6; Kids 13 and under Free; Military, Police, Fire Free with ID

3/17/2018 St. Patrick's Day Boardwalk 5K
This event is a 5K run on the boardwalk.  Race starts at 9am.  Post-race celebration at Shenanigan's Irish Pub on 4th Street.  For more information, contact Chris Klebe at 443-497-4324, www.octrirunning.com, or  info@octrirunning.com.

3/17/2018 - 3/18/2018 Brown Box Theatre presents: The Hotel Nepenthe
Fantasy, betrayal, dreams and the absurd create the fascinating landscape of John Kuntz's contemporary play, The Hotel Nepenthe.  With a versatile cast and director Alex Lonati at the helm, Brown Box Theatre Project is excited to bring this dark comedy to the Delmarva Peninsula from March 15-18. Through the twisting, winding corridors of the mind lies a world both chillingly and thoroughly alien.  As the settings and characters shift and morph through a series of delightfully turbulent vignettes, we are drawn down a rabbit hole of the familiar and the bizarre, held captive by endless parallel universes that seep from the stage to consume our attention from the start.  Not for the faint of heart, The Hotel Nepenthe is a perilously absurd romp through the mysteries of human nature, the ripples of fair wings and alternate realities, and the search for meaning from within the abyss. Alex Lonati, who is making her Brown Box directorial debut, says she chose The Hotel Nepenthe "both because of a love for John Kuntz's work and because of the relevance it has to the world as it exists right now.  All the characters in this play are trying to make sense of the chaos and to find connection amidst changes, challenges, and loneliness.  Although this show is truly fun, silly, and weird, at its core it is about searching for meaning, and that feels very real." The Hotel Nepenthe will provide an electric experience sure to spark provocative conversation among thoroughly-entertained audiences.  In continued commitment to making theatre accessible to all audiences, Brown Box will present The Hotel Nepenthe at three different venues, with ticket prices all remaining under $25.  To purchase tickets, please visit www.brownboxtheatre.org. About the Company
Brown Box Theatre Project's mission is to bring high-quality theatre to communities that otherwise lack access to the performing arts.  The constant goal in all their programming is to bring down barriers that separate potential audiences from live theatre and to introduce the performing arts to the widest possible audience. Performance Location and Time: Thursday, March 15, at 7:30pm - UMES Ella Fitzgerald Performing Arts Center, 11868 College Backbone Rd, Princess Anne, MD 21853 Friday, March 16, at 8:00pm - The Milton Theatre, 110 Union Street, Milton, DE 19968 Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18, at 7:30pm - Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842

3/17/2018 St. Patrick's Scramble
St. Patrick's Scramble - Saturday, March 17, 2018 This is a 4-player scramble.  The entry fee includes green fee, cart, lunch and prizes.  Teams will play 6 holes from each Gold, White and Blue Tees.  Teams choose the holes they play from each of the tees.  30% of the team's average handicap will be used.  Players may find that their ball lands in a clover.  If so this player's team is truly lucky because their ball will be deemed holed!  Lunch will be served immediately following play.  The menu includes many Irish American favorites. Gross and net prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. The field is limited to the first 30 teams. To sign up, call the Pro Shop at 410-213-7277 or 800-283-3846.

3/17/2018 St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival
A much anticipated Ocean City event!  Everyone loves to be Irish at Ocean City's famous parade.  Marching units, floats, and local celebrities.  Parade begins at 12pm and travels Coastal Hwy. from 60th Street to 44th Street.  There will be a fun festival with food, drink and merriment at the 45th Street shopping area at 11am.  For more information, contact Buck Mann at 410-289-6156.


3/17/2018 OC Festival Handbell Concert
Concert of the Handbell Musicians of America, Area III, Ocean City Festival.  Over 450 handbell ringers will play en masse under the guest conductor, Michael Helman.  Registration required to participate in event.  Concert: 5pm.  Free admission.

For more information, contact Debbie Henning at  debbiehen@gmail.com or visit  www.areaiii.org.    

3/23/2018 Josh Turner
Josh Turner Friday, March 23, 2018 - 8:00pm Tickets: $39, $49, $59 This concert will be held in the Exhibit Hall.  For tickets, please visit the Convention Center Box Office on 40th Street or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

3/24/2018 Reach the Beach Nationals: All-Star Prep
For more information, visit www.acdaspirit.com or www.theepicbrands.com.

3/30/2018 - 3/31/2018 Easter Kids' Fun Fair and Art & Craft Show
Art & Craft Show - Exhibitors displaying unique handcrafted items including wearable art, jewelry, lawn & garden decor, toys, florals, fine art, caricatures, and more.

Easter Kids' Fun Fair - Continuous activities, games, contests, and entertainment, including Beany the Easter Bunny, Easter egg hunts, magic, juggling, puppet shows, and more.

For more information, call 410-213-8090, visit  www.oceanpromotions.info or email events@oceanpromotions.info.

3/31/2018 Easter Bunny Fun Shop
Here comes Peter Cotton Tail, hoppin' down Northside's bunny trail...!  Come celebrate the season by enjoying this fun holiday event!  Activities include an egg hunt, arts and crafts, face painting, entertainment, game booths, egg dyeing, refreshments, and the Easter Bunny.  Don't miss out on this popular annual event sponsored by the OC Recreation Boosters.

WHO: Children 2-10 years and their families

DATE: Saturday, March 31, 2018

TIME:  1pm to 3pm

LOCATION: Northside Park

PRICES: OC Residents $6.00/Non-Residents $8.00

PROGRAM NOTES: Registration is limited

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR: Anna Duffey, 410-250-0125

3/31/2018 OC Job Fair
Annual OC Job Fair - 9am to 1pm

For more information, call the OC Chamber of Commerce at 410-213-0552.

4/01/2018 Easter Sunrise Service
Easter Sunrise Service

6am to 7am, N. Division Street and the Boardwalk.  Open to all.  Sponsored by Ocean City Christian Ministers Association.  For more information, contact Sean Davis at 410-289-6573 or  ocbcnacl@hotmail.com.

4/06/2018 - 4/08/2018 Reach the Beach Nationals: All-Star College
For more information, visit www.acdaspirit.com or www.theepicbrands.com.

4/06/2018 First Friday Opening Reception for April Exhibits
First Friday Opening Receptions are held the first Friday of the month at the OC Center for the Arts on 94th Street. Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists.  5pm to 7pm.  Open to the public.  Free Admission.

4/08/2018 Ocean City Bridal Show
This is a fun event! Meet the Beach's top wedding vendors in a tropical bayside setting. Enjoy free appetizer and dessert samples, vibrant entertainment, dance demonstrations, Bridal Fashion Expo and Men's Formal Wear display. Feeling adventurous? Seacrets Beach Cocktails are available for purchase! Vendors will be giving away prizes and gifts, including a Free Caribbean Cruise for Two from Rox Beach Weddings. 1pm to 4pm. $9 online or $10 cash at the door. For more information, contact Sean Rox at 410-289-7699 or sean@roxbeach.com or visit www.roxbeach.com.

4/14/2018 Komen MD Ocean City Race for the Cure
The 7th Annual Komen Maryland Ocean City Race for the Cure will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018.  Walk or run the recreational 5K or 1-mile route on the beautiful Ocean City boardwalk with the ocean by your side.  The Race Village in the inlet parking lot will feature food, music, kids' activities, a survivor tent, and a post-Race beer garden.  Race Village opens at 7:30am and the Race begins at 9am.  Funds raised benefit local breast health programs and national research. Adults $30; Timed Runners add $5; Youths 11 and under $15.  Register online at www.komenmd.org/ocean city. For more information, call Becky Bosstick at bbosstick@komenmd.org or 410-938-8990.

4/15/2018 - 4/29/2018 Spring Restaurant Week
Many spectacular restaurants create special, fixed-price menus designed to tempt your taste buds.  No passes, tickets, or coupons are required.  Simply choose a participating restaurant and dine out.  For more information, visit  www.oceancityrestaurantweek.com or call 410-289-6733.

4/20/2018 - 4/22/2018 Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show
Treasures of the Earth
Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show

Fine jewelry, fashion jewelry, sterling silver jewelry, wire-wrapped jewelry, beads, pearls, loose gemstones, minerals, crystals, fossils. For more information, contact Ellen White at 757-641-2124 or  ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com or visit  www.treasuresoftheearth.com. Admission is $5, age 16 and under are free. Friday - Noon to 6pm
Saturday - 10am to 5pm
Sunday - 10am to 4pm

4/21/2018 Boardwalkin' for Pets
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 8am to 12pm Worcester County Humane Society annual fun event - walk-a-thon on the boards! All proceeds benefit the Ocean City area's no-kill pet shelter. Bring your pet for a fun day on the boards to help the animals or adopt a shelter dog for the day by making arrangements prior to the walk-a-thon. Registration fee.  8am to 12pm, rain or shine!  For more information, contact Sandy Summers at 443-235-5647 or visit www.worcestercountyhumanesociety.org.

4/21/2018 Walk MS
Walk MS is a 5K and 1-mile fundraiser to raise funding for research, programs and services for the 15,000 individuals living with MS in Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia.  The walk will begin at the Jolly Roger entrance on Philadelphia Ave. & 30th Street and participants will make their way to the boardwalk.  The 1-mile walk turn-around point and rest stop will be between 24th Street and 25th Street.  The 5K turn-around point and rest stop will be at 9th Street.  Teams that raise $5,000 will receive a 10x10 pop-up tent, which will be set up near the Jolly Roger tents.  The event will start off with registration and breakfast at 8am. For more information, contact Whitney at whitney.pogwist@nmss.org. 7:45-9:00am - Registration
8:00-8:45am - Entertainment, vendors, team pictures
8:45-9:00am - Opening Ceremonies
9:00am - Event Start - 1-mile and 5K

4/22/2018 Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra Heavenly Music: Mahler, Janice Changler, and Leon Fleisher Concert - 3pm; Pre-Concert Lecture - 2:15pm In the first half, the soloist is Leon Fleisher on the piano, and he will be performing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major.  Also on that concert will be Egmont Overture composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven and on the second half Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with guest soprano Janice Chandler. Tickets: $40 & $45

4/27/2018 - 4/29/2018 Maryland International Kite Expo
Maryland International Kite Expo A great spectator and participant event!  The Maryland International Kite Exposition will feature three fun-filled days of kite flying on the beautiful beaches of Ocean City, Maryland.  For more information, call Jay Knerr at 410-289-7855 or visit www.kiteloft.com.

4/27/2018 - 4/29/2018 Ward World Championship Carving Competition
Carvers & visitors from around the world convene for the most prestigious competition of contemporary wildfowl art.  Event includes judging, benefit auction, classes & seminars, demonstrations, children's activities and exhibitor booths of artisans & art supplies.  View world class bird carvings and sculptures, bid on world class art at the benefit auction.  Shop at over 100 exhibitor booths, and enjoy an abundance of kids activities at the Kids Corner.  Admission.  For more information, visit www.wardmuseum.org.

4/28/2018 OC Island to Island Half Marathon/5K
Ocean City Island to Island Half Marathon/5K - April 28, 2018

Half Marathon runners start at the beautiful Assateague Island and finish their 13.1 miles in the historic Ocean City Inlet overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and white sandy beaches.  5K runners run on the historic Ocean City Boardwalk, finishing in the same location as the Half Marathon runners.  For more information, contact Chris Klebe at dom1414@aol.com or visit www.octrirunning.com.

5/03/2018 - 5/06/2018 Springfest
Springfest celebrates Spring and the upcoming Summer season. It is four dynamic days of delicious food, live entertainment and unique arts & crafts under four huge big-top tents, located in the Inlet Lot at the south end of Ocean City's famous Boardwalk.
Springfest serves up a 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. Tickets for those concerts may be purchased through Ticketmaster or at the Convention Center Box Office, Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.  For more information, call 410-289-2800 or 800-626-2326.

5/04/2018 First Friday Opening Reception for May Exhibits
First Friday Opening Receptions are held the first Friday of the month at the OC Center for the Arts on 94th Street. Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists.  5pm to 7pm.  Open to the public.  Free Admission.

5/08/2018 Community Health Fair
32nd Annual Ocean City Community Health Fair Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 8am to 12:30pm - Free and open to the public - Blood drive by Blood Bank of Delmarva - Free screenings:
   carotid, repiratory, bone density, goot checks, hearing, blood pressure, skin cancer
   lab draws - lipid panel & blood glucose (12 hour fast is required) ...and MORE! For more information, contact Donna Nordstrom at 410-629-6820 or dnordstrom@atlanticgeneral.org; or Melvin Friedman at 410-524-1177 or docmelvin121@gmail.com.

5/11/2018 Spring Movie Night
Spring Movie Night - FREE! Grab your beach chair and meet us at Sunset Park for a great time! Showtime is 8:30pm. Previews begin at dusk. Concessions can be purchased, including drinks, popcorn, and candy. For more information, please call Mike Grogan at 410-250-0125. Movie: TBA

5/12/2018 Ride for the Feast
Ride for the Feast

May 12, 2018, 7:00am to 7:45am

Ride for the Feast is a two-day, 140 bicycle ride from Ocean City to Baltimore City with proceeds benefitting Moveable Feast.  Moveable Feast helps to put healthy food on the table for people in Maryland with AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses.

For more information, contact Samantha Flottemesch at 410-327-3420 x11 or sflottemesch@mfeast.org.

5/12/2018 Fight the Bite 5K
The 3rd Annual Fight the Bite 5K Run/Walk is a fundraising event providing information and prevention on Lyme Disease while educating the public about the short and long term effects of an illness that is indemic in Worcester County.  The Fight the Bite 5K will begin and end on the boardwalk at the south west end of the boards and Inlet parking lot.  Registration, stage, and festivities will be set up adjacent to the south west tram station. The good health of our families and ourselves is our most valued asset. In our area, a danger to that asset is lurking. Whether there are children on a sports field, a family hiking or camping, your favorite outdoorsman hunting or fishing, yourself or your spouse golfing on one of our county’s beautiful courses, or gardening in your own yard, all of these activities expose us to the most common vector borne disease: Borrelia Burgdorferi, more commonly known as Lyme Disease. The odds are high that you already know someone who has been impacted by tick borne illness.  Odds are higher that there are people with this illness that are unaware of its existence. Did you know that Lyme Disease often comes with additional “co- infections” that makes it even more difficult to diagnose and treat? We are passionate about raising awareness and educating the community on ways to protect themselves from and identify the signs of tick related illness. We are asking for your help. We will do the heavy lifting, starting with a Lyme Disease Awareness 5K, Saturday, May 12, 2018. This event will help raise funds to provide free educational materials to the public as well as billboards and a website address to refer to for current information about diagnosis and treatment. With the proper steps, we all can be safer from this insidious disease. For more information, contact Angela Burke at 410-443-0700 or fightthebiteoc@gmail.com.

5/12/2018 - 5/13/2018 Beachfest Volleyball Festival
Join us for a fun, competitive indoor volleyball tournament in Ocean City, MD, and surrounding area.  Hope you can join us for an amazing fun-filled weekend!  To register, visit the BEACHFEST website: http://webuildyouplay.com/event/beachfest-tournament/.  For more information, contact Richard Comly at rcomlysr@webuildyouplay.com. This event has the Carousel Group as the Host Hotel Group.

5/12/2018 The Rat Pack Together Again!
A thrilling night of great music and song.  Experience Frank, Dean, and Sammy perform with their 8-piece Big Band, Swingtopia.  The Rat Pack will perform all their wonderful songs, comedy, and sketches.  A great show you don't want to miss - the music that inspired and thrilled an entire generation!  Rat Pack Together Again! brings these characters to life before your very eyes.  For more information, visit www.ratpacktogetheragain.com. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 7:30pm at the OC Performing Arts Center, located in the OC Convention Center. Ticket prices are $35 & $45.

5/12/2018 Crab Soup Cook-off and Festival
Crab Soup Cook-Off and Festival - 12pm to 3pm This family event becomes more popular each year. Entertainment for the kids, exhibits, and live music enhance the main event, a crab soup cook-off with local professional chefs competing for the title of "Best Crab Soup." Adding to the fun, the public can sample and vote. $15 per person.  Rain date: June 2, 2018.

5/17/2018 - 5/20/2018 Cruisin' Ocean City
This popular car show features over 3,400 hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars and more. Live entertainment, celebrity guests, special attractions, boardwalk parades, manufacturers vendor midway and more.  Admission.  Boardwalk Parades on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings from 7am to 10am.  So many things to see and do, so make sure you cruise on down to Ocean City, MD, for the 27th Annual Cruisin' Ocean City.  For additional information, visit www.cruisinoceancity.com, or call 410-289-2800 or 800-626-2326.

5/17/2018 Herman's Hermits
Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone Universally regarded as one of Rock and Roll's finest and most versatile entertainers, Peter Noone is second to none!  Star of stage, screen, and record, Noone's performances are the stuff of legend, deftly delivering a broad palette of music, all gems that, through his voice, defined a generation.  Herman's Hermits, starring Peter Noone, is a must-see concert experience.  Rock's premiere raconteur packs plenty of puns, but pulls no punches with his music.  Over 60 million records sold!  20 Top 40 Hits, including: "I'm Henry VIII, I Am", "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter", "There's a Kind of Hush", "I'm Into Something Good", "Silhouettes", "Wonderful World", "Just a Little Bit Better", "I Can Take or Leave Your Loving", "A Must to Avoid", and "Listen People".  Don't miss Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone! Tickets: $29, $39, $49 (ON SALE FEB 5)

5/18/2018 International Museum Day
Enjoy free admission to the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum & explore Ocean City’s best-kept secret.  Interesting displays on history, the lore of the sea, and more.  10am to 5pm.  For more information, contact Sandy Hurley at 410-289-4991 or  Sandy@ocmuseum.org or visit  www.ocmuseum.org.

5/23/2018 Brown Box Theatre presents: Broadway Jukebox
Join us for this musical theatre cabaret event.  With almost 30 Broadway songs to choose from, each performance is unique based on the selection of that evening's audience.  Upon arrival, each audience member votes for their top three choices from a series of different musical theatre categories, including "The Golden Age," "Contemporary Musicals," "Disney on Broadway," and more.  Brown Box curates that night's show on the spot in this interactive, family-friendly evening, where we perform what YOU consider the best of Broadway. Show time: 8:00pm Tickets: $15 (On sale now)

5/25/2018 Spring Movie Night
Spring Movie Night - FREE! Grab your beach chair and meet us at Northside Park for a great time! Showtime 8:30pm. Previews begin at dusk.  Concessions can be purchased including drinks, popcorn, and candy! In the event of rain, the movie will be shown in the gym at Northside Park. For more information, please call Mike Grogan at 410-250-0125. Movie: TBA

5/26/2018 ESA Summer Surf Series
ESA Summer Surf Series May 26: 30th Street (no surf/bad weather date is May 27 or June 2) September 8: 35th Street (no surf/bad weather date is September 9)

5/26/2018 ESA Summer Surf Series
ESA Summer Surf Series May 26: 30th Street (no surf/bad weather date is May 27 or June 2) September 8: 35th Street (no surf/bad weather date is September 9)

5/26/2018 - 5/27/2018 Spring Arts and Crafts Show
Ocean City's only Memorial Day weekend craft show, featuring vendors displaying garden accessories, jewelry, candles, florals, nautical items, wood crafts & homemade items.  Also, handmade chocolates, fudge, and dip mixes.  For more information, contact Janice Cropper at 410-213-0735 or cropperjl@aol.com. Free admission. Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm

6/01/2018 - 6/03/2018 Mako Mania Tournament
22nd Annual Mako Mania Tournament

For more information, please call Bahia Marina at 410-289-7438 or fish@bahiamarina.com or visit www.bahiamarina.com.

6/01/2018 First Friday Opening Reception for June Exhibits
First Friday Opening Receptions are held the first Friday of the month at the OC Center for the Arts on 94th Street. Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists.  5pm to 7pm.  Open to the public.  Free Admission.

6/02/2018 Baltimore Ravens Roosts Parade
Annual parade showcasing over 50 member roosts from MD, DE & PA, as they show pride for the Baltimore Ravens.  Saturday, 10 a.m. Players, cheerleaders, mascots, bands, floats & more appear in this 2-hour parade. For more information, contact Sue Draper at  sdraper65@verizon.net or visit www.councilrr.com. The Ravens Roosts Headquarters is located at the Castle in the Sand Hotel at 3701 Atlantic Avenue.

6/09/2018 - 6/10/2018 Longboard Weekend Pro Surf Contest
Saturday, June 9 - Longboard Team Challenge - 9am to 4pm Sunday, June 10 - Walk Da Plank Pro - 9am to 4pm On Saturday, 16 teams of 5 compete on longboards on two surf areas, 36th to 37th Street.  On Sunday, professional surfers come to Town to compete for $5,000 in prize money.  Give-aways and kids' activities on the beach.  For more information, please contact Tommy Vach at 443-366-5885 or email tommy@voxpopms.com or visit oceancitysurfclub.org. Admission is FREE!

6/09/2018 - 6/10/2018 Sand Duels Beach Soccer Challenge
OCEAN CITY'S PREMIER SOCCER EVENT  -  The Sand Duels Beach Soccer Tournament is the largest sand soccer event in Ocean City. This event is open to all traditional and non-traditional soccer teams - featuring Recreational and Competitive brackets. Saturday and Sunday 8am - 7pm.  For more information, email westcoat@mac.com or call 443-204-3785.

6/16/2018 - 6/17/2018 Beach 5 Sand Soccer Tournament I
Beach 5 Sand Soccer Tournament I - June 16-17, 2018

Family-focused soccer tournament on the beach.  Love the sun, fun, and ball?  You'll love this tournament/event! For more information, contact Angela at 919-625-1708 or email beach5sandsoccer@yahoo.com or visit www.beach5sandsoccer.com.

6/16/2018 - 6/17/2018 OC Air Show
The 11th annual OC Air Show will return to Ocean City, Maryland, on June 16-17, 2018. Performer announcements TBA. "The OC Air Show keeps getting bigger and better thanks to the support of the Town of Ocean City and the hundreds of thousands of spectators who come out to make it a success, some from as far away as New York, Ohio and the Carolinas” said Bryan Lilley, President of the OC Air Show.

For more information and to purchase Premium Viewing and VIP tickets, visit ocairshow.com or call 877-722-2927.

6/18/2018 - 6/20/2018 Maryland State Firemen's Association Convention
Annual convention and conference for the State of Maryland Fire and Rescue Services.  Annual meeting, exhibits, training opportunities, and seminars are available.  The public is invited to come in and meet the firemen and see exhibits Monday thru Wednesday.  The Memorial Service is Sunday at 7pm.  The Opening Ceremonies are Monday at 8:30am.  The Exhibits are Monday and Tuesday from 9am-4pm and Wednesday from 9am to noon.  The Annual Parade is Wednesday at 1 p.m.  Equipment, bands, & floats (approx. 3 hours).  For more information, visit www.msfa.org.

6/20/2018 Firemen's Parade
Annual Firemen's Parade Baltimore Ave. from 15th Street to 32nd Street.  12pm.  Equipment, bands, and floats (approx. 3 hours).

For more information, visit www.msfa.org.

6/23/2018 - 6/24/2018 OC Car & Truck Show
One of the East Coast's largest automotive and culture events comes to Ocean City with the most amazing vehicles that grace the pages of your favorite automotive magazines. From tuners to exotics, from trick trucks to slammed SUV's, from crazy classics to super bikes, the OC Car Show has something for everyone. Combine that with top name companies with interactive displays, vendors with everything for your ride and Ocean City's biggest name performances live on the OC Car Show Stage, the event is great entertainment. For updates on artists and special guest appearances, visit www.occarshow.com.  Tickets sold at the door.  Admission.  For more information, contact Brad Hoffman at 410-213-9473 or visit www.occarshow.com.

6/26/2018 Skate Bowl Bash
Skate Bowl Bash June 26, 2018 - 2pm to 7pm - 3rd Street & St. Louis Avenue

The annual Skate Bowl Bash is open to kids of all ages.  Free day of skate, door prizes, music from a local DJ, and food concessions for sale.  For more information, call Daniel Reed at 410-289-2695.

7/02/2018 - 7/06/2018 Starpower Believe
For more information, contact Grace Wakefield at 301-870-9550 or email garystarpower@aol.com.

7/04/2018 July 4th Concert & Fireworks - Uptown
JULY 4TH CONCERT AND FIREWORKS - UPTOWN AT NORTHSIDE PARK

Enjoy a free concert at 8pm, followed by fireworks at 9:30pm at Northside Park on 125th Street. For more information, call 800-626-2326 or 410-250-0125. Entertainment: TBA

7/04/2018 July 4th Concert & Fireworks - Downtown
JULY 4TH CONCERT & FIREWORKS - DOWNTOWN ON THE BEACH

Enjoy a free concert at 8pm, followed by fireworks at 9:30pm on the beach at N. Division Street.  For more information, call 800-626-2326 or 410-250-0125. Entertainment: TBA

7/06/2018 First Friday Opening Reception for July Exhibits
First Friday Opening Receptions are held the first Friday of the month at the OC Center for the Arts on 94th Street. Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists.  5pm to 7pm.  Open to the public.  Free Admission.

7/13/2018 - 7/15/2018 OC Tuna Tournament
The 31st Annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament - World's Largest Tuna Tournament.  Come see participants weigh-in large tuna in hopes of winning BIG money.  Over $785,000 paid out in 2017.  Weigh-ins are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 4pm to 7:30pm.  Free to spectators.  $1,000 entry fee for participants.  For more information, contact Jennifer Blunt at ocfc@ocfishing.com. 

7/16/2018 - 7/20/2018 Starpower National Talent Competition
Starpower National Talent Competition

World championship competition for dancers who qualified at regionals held across the U.S. Master Classes & Top Gun auditions will be offered with some of the most talented performers and teachers in the entertainment business!  For more information, visit www.starpowertalent.com.

7/21/2018 Ocean Games
Ocean Games/Swim Ocean City/Beach Flight Frisbee

Ocean Games is an annual event held along the beautiful shoreline of Ocean City, MD.  Conducted in cooperation with the Town of Ocean City, the Ocean City Beach Patrol, and the United States Coast Guard, the Ocean Games features three main competitions.  "Swim Ocean City", a WOWSA-sanctioned ocean race, features 1-mile, 3-mile, and 9-mile ocean swims, and Ultimate Flight Frisbee (competitive beach frisbee tournament).

In addition to providing you with an incredible open water experience, the Ocean Games' mission is to raise funds for the Johns Hopkins Brain and Stroke Rehabilitation Program, while simultaneously increasing awareness of brain injuries and recovery and promoting the positive effects that sports have on the mind and the body.  For more information, contact Corey Davis at corey197@gmail.com.

Hours: 8am to 5pm


7/23/2018 USSSA World Series Opening Ceremony
The USSSA World Series Beach Bash Kick-Off Party kicks off the week-long youth softball tournament hosted in Wicomico County.  The attendees of this event will be participants, including players and coaches, and their families.  The ceremony consists of a team parade and introductions, a DJ, several speeches and welcomes, food for the players and coaches, and optional low impact games on the beach. For more information, call 410-548-4914 or email llyons@wicomicocounty.org.

7/27/2018 - 7/29/2018 Greek Festival
Delmarva's Largest GREEK FESTIVAL! This is the 29th year that the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, located on 40th Street & the bay, will be transformed into a place for "All things Greek", feeding and entertaining thousands of Delmarva tourists and local families alike. Doors open daily at 12 noon to feed hungry Greek Festival goers authentic traditional Greek cuisine.  All menu items are available for lunch or dinner times, dine in or carry out, including: Baked Lemon Chicken, Lamb Shank, Keftedes, Dolmathes, Spanakopita, Tiropitas, Greek Salad, Pastitsio, Moussaka and Gyro Sandwich. Have a leisurely lunch and shop from the many unique vendors of jewelry, imports and art. Then hit the beach and come back for dinner and dancing when the place really rocks, after 5pm, to the Greek sounds of Golden Flame.  Not shy? Grab a hand and dance! A little shy? Enjoy watching the others dance, especially the Authentic Greek Dance Performers. Feelin lucky? Buy a ticket or two for "The Best Odds in Town 1:200 chance to win up to $10,000", enough for your own Greek vacation! For dessert, enjoy a REAL Greek Coffee and some sweets from the amazing selection of pastries or have a hot bowl of fresh loukoumathes (fried dough puffs topped with honey syrup and cinnamon) or our Festival famous rice pudding, or one of each!  To extend your Greek Festival experience, stock up on pastries like Baklava and Greek cookies, they freeze great (if they last that long)!

Admission is FREE!

Plenty of free parking, air-conditioned hall, handicap access, ATM on site.  Visa/Mastercard/Discover accepted for food and vendor purchases.

For more information, visit www.oceancitygreekfestival.com or call 410-524-0990.  You can also visit us on Facebook at Greek Festival Ocean City Maryland.  Festival proceeds benefit community and ministry programs of St. George Greek Orthodox Church.

7/27/2018 - 7/29/2018 Huk Big Fish Classic
5th Annual Huk Big Fish Classic Come see teams weigh in huge Marlin and Tuna for over $500,000 in prize money!  Teams get to fish for 32 hours and bring back their heaviest fish from the Atlantic Ocean!  Spectators are free.  Great fun for the whole family!  Win prizes for adults and kids during the weigh-ins, and don't forget to get one of our Tournament T-shirts at the event!  Come down to historic Talbot Street Pier between M.R. Ducks and the Angler Restaurant and check out the most exciting fishing tournament weigh-in event in the world!  For more information, contact Brian Roberts at 410-213-0325 or  thebigfishclassic@gmail.com, or visit www.bigfishclassic.com.  Weigh-ins are 4pm to 9pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

7/28/2018 Mind, Body, and Spirit Festival


7/30/2018 - 8/01/2018 Jesus at the Beach Music & Ministry Festival
Family-oriented Christian praise music, drama, and dance.  Convention Center on 40th Street and at the Caroline Street Stage at the boardwalk. For more information, contact Gary at 410-289-1296, visit  www.jesusatthebeach.org or email  info@jesusatthebeach.org.

8/03/2018 First Friday Opening Reception for August Exhibits
First Friday Opening Receptions are held the first Friday of the month at the OC Center for the Arts on 94th Street. Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists.  5pm to 7pm.  Open to the public.  Free Admission.

8/04/2018 Beach 5 Sand Soccer Tournament II
Beach 5 Sand Soccer Tournament II - August 4, 2018

Family-focused soccer tournament on the beach.  Love the sun, fun, and ball?  You'll love this tournament/event!  Admission: $375 per team.  For more information, contact Angela at 919-625-1708 or email beach5sandsoccer@yahoo.com or visit www.beach5sandsoccer.com.

8/06/2018 - 8/10/2018 White Marlin Open
45th Annual White Marlin Open World's largest billfish tournament!  Come watch fish weigh-ins Monday thru Friday, 4pm to 9pm at Harbour Island Marina on 14th Street. Over 300 boats vie for over $2 million in prize money. Registration fees for participating boats.  Spectators see weigh-ins free of charge. For more information, contact Jim Motsko at 410-289-9229 or jmotsko289@aol.com, or visit  www.whitemarlinopen.com.

8/08/2018 - 8/12/2018 Artists Paint OC: Plein Air Event
Artists Paint OC: Plein Air Event - August 8-12, 2018

This annual event draws artists from all over to paint the scenic views of OC.  Watch artists at work as they set up their easels along the Boardwalk, bayside & beaches.  The Quick Draw Painting Event will cap off the weekend as artists race to complete a painting in only two hours.  Purchase their freshly painted works right from their easels. Wet Paint Sale Show & Reception - August 11, 2018
OC Center for the Arts, 94th Street
Free Admission, 6-8pm, Cash Bar
Be the first to view and purchase the work of 50 artists who participated in the "Artists Paint OC" plein air event.

Quick Draw Competition - August 12, 2018
South Division Street & Boardwalk
Sponsored by the Art League of Ocean City and the Ocean City Development Corporation.
9am-11am painting, 11:30am-1pm judging and sale.
Watch the artists paint against the clock in this 2-hour timed competition, then purchase their work right off the easel. For more information, visit www.artleagueofoceancity.org.

8/16/2018 - 8/18/2018 Capt. Steve Harman's Poor Girls Open
Capt. Steve Harman's Poor Girls Open

The Poor Girls Open is a ladies-only billfish release tournament benefiting breast cancer research.  There are also added entry levels for tuna and dolphin.  This tournament was started by Capt. Steve Harman as a way for local waitresses and bartenders to have an affordable and fun competition while raising money for a very important cause.  The tournament continues to grow with over 100 boats entering.  Participation is not limited only to anglers, as there are silent auctions, 50/50 tickets, T-shirts for sale, and other fun events helping to raise money for brease cancer research.  In the past three years alone, the Poor Girls Open has raised over $100,000 that was donated to the American Cancer Society.  For more information, visit www.bahiamarina.com.

8/23/2018 - 8/26/2018 Ocean City Jeep Week
9th Annual Ocean City Jeep Week

Get your Jeep ready to experience the sun, sand, and mud!  You don't need a Jeep to check out all the fun - daily passes available.  Family fun event with 250+ Jeeps participating in Beach Crawls, Jeep Jams, and Show & Shines!  For more information, visit http://www.oceancityjeepweek.com.

8/25/2018 - 8/26/2018 Art's Alive
Art's Alive is Ocean City's biggest and best fine arts show. What could be better than fine art at the beach? How about fine art for sale around a beautiful lagoon in a picturesque park with expansive bay views. Visit 100 artists as they sell their works, lunch at the Artists' Café and enjoy live music while your children enjoy free art activities. Art's Alive is the art show that has something for everyone.  Don't forget to take a little bit of Art's Alive and Ocean City home with you. Stop by the Art's Alive Official Event Merchandise Tent located in the Information Booth. Merchandise includes T-shirts, jackets, baseball hats, pins, and more.  Art's Alive will take place outdoors rain or shine. Bring the whole family and create an "artsy" Ocean City memory at Art's Alive 2018.  For more information, call 410-250-0125. Hours: 9am to 5pm  

8/26/2018 - 9/09/2018 Ocean City Hotel Week
Ocean City Hotel Week

Two weeks of great deals on Ocean City hotel rooms.  Excludes Labor Day weekend.  For more information, contact the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association at 410-289-6733 or inquire@ocvisitor.com or visit www.oceancityhotelweek.com.

9/07/2018 - 9/09/2018 National Folk Festival
National Folk Festival - September 7-9 - Downtown Salisbury One of America's largest, most prestigious and longest-running celebrations of arts, culture, and heritage.  For more information, visit www.nationalfolkfestival.com or call 410-677-1916.

9/07/2018 First Friday Opening Reception for September Exhibits
First Friday Opening Receptions are held the first Friday of the month at the OC Center for the Arts on 94th Street. Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists.  5pm to 7pm.  Open to the public.  Free Admission.

9/09/2018 Flounder Pounder
Flounder Pounder Fishing Tournament

One-day flounder fishing tournament that is a lot of fun and great for the kids!  You may fish from your own boat or rent a skiff, skimmer, or pontoon from the marina if you wish.  For more information, visit www.bahiamarina.com.

9/11/2018 September 11th Memorial Spot Fishing Tournament
Fun family event!  Fish from the docks of the OC Fishing Center, no skill needed.  $5 entry fee.  5pm to 7pm.  For more information, call 410-213-1121 or email ocfc@ocfishing.com.  

9/11/2018 9/11 Parade of Brothers Motorcycle Ride
This annual event is a motorcycle ride and memorial service to commemorate 9/11/2001.  Parade is Monday, September 11, from 8:30am to 1pm on the Boardwalk from 27th Street to N. Division Street.  For more information, email John at jtart22109@aol.com.

9/13/2018 - 9/16/2018 OC Bikefest
OC BikeFest will bring national entertainment and bands, stunt shows, bike builders, vendors, food and beverage to the Boardwalk, OC Convention Center, and the Inlet.  For more information, please call 262-642-7158, visit www.ocbikefest.com or email chase@ocbikefest.com.

9/15/2018 Fall Movie Night
Ocean City Recreation and Parks is excited once again to offer a free Fall Movie Night!  The movie will be announced at a later date and will be held at Northside Park Recreation Complex on our giant projection movie screen.  Don't forget to bring your chairs or a blanket. We will have a concession stand open to purchase popcorn, candy, and more.  Come on out and enjoy the show!  For more information, call 410-250-0125.  Show time is 8:30pm.

9/17/2018 Blood Drive


9/20/2018 - 9/23/2018 Sunfest
Sunfest celebrates its 44th year as Ocean City's biggest and best festival!  Sunfest artists will delight your senses with their art and craft creations. Demonstrating artists will amaze you with their unique talents.  Over 30 food vendors will awaken your taste buds with delicious foods from famous Eastern Shore delicacies to pit beef, gyros, Asian cuisine and many more. Enjoy free live entertainment on two stages all day long. Children will enjoy hayrides and inflatables on the beach. Sunfest 2018 has something for everyone. Admission to the four-day event is free! All entertainment is free with the exception of the headline acts.  Tickets will be on sale at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center Box Office Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by contacting TicketMaster at 800-551-SEAT or www.ticketmaster.com. Festival hours are Thursday to Saturday 10am to 10pm; Sunday 10am to 6pm.  For more information, call 800-626-2326.

9/20/2018 - 9/23/2018 Sunfest Kite Festival
Bring the family and let your spirits soar!  Enjoy four days filled with spectacular kite-flying.  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.  For more information, contact Jay Knerr at 410-289-7855 or visit  www.kiteloft.com.



9/20/2018 - 9/21/2018 Sand Castle Home Tour
14th Annual Sand Castle Home Tour This annual self-guided driving tour will feature 10 beautiful homes in the Ocean City area.  Experience a variety of homes from ocean front to bayside, family homes to penthouses and beach retreats.  Proceeds benefit the Art League of Ocean City.  For more information, call 410-524-9433.  Hours: 9:30am to 4pm.  $30 per person.

9/21/2018 - 9/23/2018 Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show
Treasures of the Earth
Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show

Fine jewelry, fashion jewelry, sterling silver jewelry, wire-wrapped jewelry, beads, pearls, loose gemstones, minerals, crystals, fossils. For more information, contact Ellen White at 757-641-2124 or  ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com or visit  www.treasuresoftheearth.com. Admission is $5, age 16 and under are free. Friday - Noon to 6pm
Saturday - 10am to 5pm
Sunday - 10am to 4pm

9/22/2018 - 9/23/2018 Park Place Jewelers Treasure Hunt at the Beach
Dig in the sand for buried treasure at the beach in front of Park Place Jewelers on 3rd Street!  Prizes include jewelry, diamonds, gemstones, and gift certificates to area restaurants and retailers.  Must register in-person at either Park Place Jewelers location.  Up to 100 participants per hunt and must be at least 18 years old.  Free entry with $15 donation to Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation.  For more information, call 410-289-6500 or visit  www.parkplacejewelers.com.

Saturday: 4pm to 5pm
Sunday: 1pm to 2pm

9/28/2018 - 9/29/2018 Wine on the Beach
Winefest - Wine on the Beach - 23rd Annual!
Inlet Lot, 11am to 7pm The perennial Ocean City fall favorite, “Wine on the Beach,” will celebrate its 23rd year at the coastal resort. The event takes place at the Inlet, where the historic boardwalk begins. The Festival, featuring Maryland wines, will be open Friday, September 28, and Saturday, September 29, from 11am to 7pm. In addition to the vast array of wine offerings, there will be several vendors offering an array of Regional cuisine. Also featured are arts and craft vendors and assorted micro-brewed beers for purchase. Popular local recording artists will provide entertainment on the oceanfront stage throughout the festival. Stroll from winery to winery with the souvenir tasting glass that comes with admission. Mingle with friends while sipping fine wine, marvel at the fine arts and crafts on display, and relax by the sand stage with tasty treats while enjoying live music. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the entertainment and sea breezes. Tickets for the festival are $35.00 (General Admission) at the gate. The cost includes a commemorative wine glass and sample coupons. For those who don’t drink, General Admission includes commemorative wine glass and unlimited soft drinks from the designated driver location. Children ages 13-20 are $15.00 and must be accompanied by a parent. Children age 12 and under are free. No one under 21 years of age is admitted without a parent. For advance tickets and hotel information, please call 800-626-2326 or simply drop by the Visitor Center in the Convention Center. For additional information, call the Wine Line at 410-280-3306 or visit our website at www.winefest.com for a discount coupon.

9/29/2018 - 9/30/2018 OC Coin and Currency Show
Thirty coin and currency dealers will be buying and selling U.S. and World coins and currency.  Free admission and free appraisals.  For more information, contact Carl Ostiguy at 443-623-7025, visit  www.coinshows.com or email  ceocoins@comcast.net.

Saturday - 10am to 6pm
Sunday - 10am to 4pm

10/04/2018 - 10/07/2018 Endless Summer Cruisin
21st Annual Endless Summer Cruisin' October 4-7, 2018 Inlet Parking Lot - Thursday to Sunday
Convention Center Parking Lot - Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Convention Center A/B Hall - Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Convention Center Ballroom - Saturday 9am to 5pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday
9am to 3pm Sunday
The Awards Ceremony will be held at 2pm on Sunday on the Inlet Stage.
*Note the Convention Center show hours do not include Sunday. Exhibits: Over 2,000 Hot Rods, Customs, and Trick Trucks, plus vendors. Event Registration:
Check the website for registrations, www.endlesssummercruisin.com. Spectator passes will be sold at the gate. Those that are already pre-registered may check-in inside the Convention Center on Wednesday, October 3, from 9am to 4pm, Thursday 7:30 to 4pm, Friday 7:30am to 4pm, and Saturday 7:30am to 10am. Boardwalk Parades:
Approximately 8am Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings. Staging at 27th Street and going south to the Inlet. Featured Attractions:
TBA Entertainment:
TBA Indoor Car Show:
Convention Center Hall A/B, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 9am to 5pm, featuring some of the hottest show cars on display and vendor showroom. Collector Car Auction:
Saturday, 9am Preview, 10am Live Auction, upstairs OCCC Ballroom. (Registration Friday 12pm to 8pm.) Visit www.occollectorcars.com or 410-570-3770. (Spectator entrance into the Auction is included with the Endless Summer Cruisin admission.) Ticket Prices:
TBA For more information, visit  www.endlesssummercruisin.com or call 410-798-6304.

10/05/2018 Family Bonfire on the Beach
Family Bonfire on the Beach S'mores, hot cocoa, refreshments, storytelling, and live music!  Bring your beach chairs, beach blankets, and warm clothes for a night of fun by the bonfire!  Families of all shapes and sizes.  Pre-registration is requested, but we will accept registration at the beach.  Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Program will be canceled if there is inclement weather. Pets are welcome (on a leash please). For more information, call Anna Duffey at 410-250-0125. Friday, October 5, 2018 - 6pm to 8pm, 130th Street Youth - $3
Adult (over 18 years) - $5
Families of 6+ - $15 flat rate

10/05/2018 - 10/06/2018 Mid-Atlantic Surf Fishing Tournament
39th Annual Mid-Atlantic Surf Fishing Tournament on the Beach

Participants must be pre-registered, have a permit to drive on the beach, and hold a valid Maryland Saltwater Fishing License.  For more information, visit  http://oceancitysurfanglersmd.com or call 410-251-2203.

10/05/2018 First Friday Opening Reception for October Exhibits
First Friday Opening Receptions are held the first Friday of the month at the OC Center for the Arts on 94th Street. Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists.  5pm to 7pm.  Open to the public.  Free Admission.

10/13/2018 Free State Corvette Weekend
Free State Corvette Weekend Great annual event for Corvette enthusiasts and owners. This is the largest Corvette Club sponsored event on the East Coast of the United States with over 1,200 Corvette enthusiasts attending from Canada to Florida. Car shows, road rallies, a parade and other related activities raise money for charity.  For more information, visit www.freestatecorvette.com or email j erry.a@verizon.net.

10/14/2018 - 10/28/2018 Fall Restaurant Week
Many spectacular restaurants create special, fixed-price menus designed to tempt your taste buds.  No passes, tickets, or coupons are required.  Simply choose a participating restaurant and dine out.  For more information, visit www.oceancityrestaurantweek.com or call 410-289-6733.

10/20/2018 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk
The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. Ocean City, MD, is one of the only venues to host a 5K run, as well as a noncompetitive 5K walk that brings people together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by breast cancer.  The event raises money to fund innovative research, provide free information, and support local programs.  Admission fees for runners is $35.  For more information, call 410-749-1635 or visit makingstrideswalk.org/oceancitymd. 7:30am - Registration 8:00am - Entertainment 9:00am - Run begins 9:15am - Walk begins

10/20/2018 O.C.toberfest Trunk or Treat
TRUNK OR TREAT – On the boardwalk north of the amusement pier Trunk or Treat will take place on the boardwalk south of Caroline Street and north of the amusement pier as the Drive in Disguise gets parked and set up. Drive in Disguise participants have the option of participating in this candy and treat give-away. The event is expected to begin at approximately 3:40pm and will last as long as the participants have treats to give.

10/20/2018 Howl-o-ween Pet Parade
HOWL-O-WEEN PET PARADE – Saturday, October 20, 2018 - Located at N. Division Street on the Boardwalk Bring your dog, cat, bird or other family pet for Ocean City’s “Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade”, on the boardwalk near N. Division Street. Dress up your pets and showcase your creativity on Ocean City’s historic Boardwalk or sit back, relax and cheer for your favorite contestant. Each entry gets their moment in the spotlight. Lots of prizes and surprises will be awarded. While the event is free to participate, donations of pet supplies and monetary donations will be collected to benefit the Worcester County Humane Society. Registration begins at 12pm with the pageant on the boardwalk beginning promptly at 1pm.

10/20/2018 Drive in Disguise and Halloween Parade
8th Annual Drive in Disguise and Halloween Boardwalk Parade - OPEN TO EVERYONE! Halloween decorated cars will parade down the boardwalk from 27th Street to the Inlet Lot.  There will be voting for the best decorated cars.  Trunk or Treating will take place after the parade on the boardwalk between Caroline and Wicomico Streets.  Parade begins at 3pm. There is no fee, but you must register and show proof of insurance to drive.  For more information, call Nancy Howard at 443-235-4405 or email ocdowntownassociation@verizon.net.

10/20/2018 - 10/21/2018 Halloween Beach Maze
O.C.TOBERFEST HALLOWEEN BEACH MAZE – Located at N. Division Street Come experience the thrill of a giant Halloween Beach Maze during its two-weekend run, October 20-21 and October 27-28. Children of all ages can enjoy a pleasant scream as they meander the sands of the giant, bigger and better beach maze! Wicked witches, pirates of the sand, scary scarecrows, ghouls in the graveyard, zombies and more will add to the excitement. Hours are 10am to 5pm on Saturdays and 10am to 3pm on Sundays. This event is FREE!

10/25/2018 - 10/31/2018 Local's Appreciation Week at OC Museum
9th Annual Local's Appreciation Week

Attention all Ocean City lovers.  During the week of October 25-31, 2018, the Ocean City Museum Society is offering "FREE" admission and 10% off gift shop purchases to any visitor who considers themselves a "local" (anyone who loves Ocean City and considers it their home for a day, month, year). Now's your chance to visit!  10am - 5pm.  Visitors will receive free parking at the Inlet Lot.  50% off books; "Ocean City Maryland: A Pictorieal History" and "Shipwrecks and Rescues" by George and Suzanne Hurley.  50% off DVD's; "Once Upon a Sand Dune" and "The Storm of 1962".  For more information, visit www.ocmuseum.org or call 410-289-4991.

10/27/2018 Swing for Youth Golf Open
Swing for Youth Golf Open - October 27, 2018 Eagles Landing plays host to the OC Recreation Boosters 8th Annual Swing for Youth Golf Open.  This 4-person Florida scramble is a huge success with sell-out crowds each year.  Participation is limited.  All-inclusive price of $125 per player, $500 per team.  Price includes greens fees and cart, two mulligans per person, putting contest, "Tame the Beast", and raffle tickets.  The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 10am.  All proceeds from this event will benefit the youth programs of Ocean City's Recreation and Parks.  For more information, call Eagles Landing Golf Course at 410-213-7277.

10/27/2018 - 10/28/2018 Autumn Home and Condo Show
The Autumn Home & Condo Show is an event designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes.  Exhibitors will be on hand with merchandise, product demonstrations, and interior and exterior displays.  With a combination of new products and advice from the pros, the Home Show inspires homeowners with ideas on enhancing their home's comfort and functionality, as well as aesthetic appeal and overall value. Saturday - 10am to 6pm
Sunday - 10am to 4pm Admission:
Adults: $6
Seniors (55 & up) and Students: $5
Kids 13 & under and Military, Police, and Fire with ID: FREE

10/27/2018 Seaside 10-Mile/5K
This well-known event will take place rain or shine!  Join in the 10-mile or 5K race, both starting at the Ocean City Inlet.  The race begins at 9:00 a.m.  The race course includes the world famous Ocean City Boardwalk.  Registration fees for participants.

For more information, contact Chris Klebe at 443-497-4324 or visit  www.octrirunning.com.

10/27/2018 Shore Craft Beer Fest
SHORE CRAFT BEER FEST – Located at Sunset Park, S. Philadelphia Ave., Bayside The 4th Annual Shore Craft Beer Fest will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018.  More details to be posted soon.  For more information and to purchase tickets, call 410-703-1970 or visit shorecraftbeerfest.com.

10/27/2018 - 10/28/2018 Halloween Beach Maze
O.C.TOBERFEST HALLOWEEN BEACH MAZE – Located at N. Division Street Come experience the thrill of a giant Halloween Beach Maze during its two-weekend run, October 20-21 and October 27-28. Children of all ages can enjoy a pleasant scream as they meander the sands of the giant, bigger and better beach maze! Wicked witches, pirates of the sand, scary scarecrows, ghouls in the graveyard, zombies and more will add to the excitement. Hours are 10am to 5pm on Saturdays and 10am to 3pm on Sundays. This event is FREE!

10/27/2018 The Great Pumpkin Race
O.C.TOBERFEST - THE GREAT PUMPKIN RACE – Located on the beach at N. Division Street and the Boardwalk The fun continues with “The Great Pumpkin Race” on Saturday, October 27, on the Boardwalk. Build your own pumpkin race car to bring and compete in this wacky and zany, side-by-side, down-hill race. Plus, there will be lots of room to watch these exciting races with live play-by-play by the event announcer. Prizes will be awarded in each division, as well as for creativity. If you’re ready to start building your ghastly but spirited race car, download the complete event rules from ococean.com or specialeventpro.com. Registration and team check-in begins at 12pm with racing commencing at 1pm.

10/28/2018 Halloween Spook-Out Party
HALLOWEEN SPOOK-OUT PARTY – Northside Park Recreation Complex, 125th Street Get your Halloween costume ready and join all the other goblins at the Halloween “Spook Out” Party. Participants of all ages, including parents, will fill the Northside Park gym for carnival games, arts & crafts, hayrides, and snacks! Costume contests will be scheduled throughout the event. Event hours are 1pm to 3pm on Sunday, October 28, 2018. Admission: One bag of individually wrapped candy per child. Pre-registration is not required.

11/02/2018 First Friday Opening Reception for November Exhibits
First Friday Opening Receptions are held the first Friday of the month at the OC Center for the Arts on 94th Street. Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists.  5pm to 7pm.  Open to the public.  Free Admission.

11/10/2018 Storm Warriors 5K
Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum Society Storm Warriors 5K Run/Walk - Saturday, November 10, 2018, on the Boardwalk, starting at the museum at south end of boardwalk to 15th Street and back.  Sign-in/registration is at 8am, the race begins at 9am.  A 5K is 3.1 miles. Registration is $25.  Register at octrirunning.com.  For more information, visit ocmuseum.org.

11/15/2018 - 12/31/2018 Winterfest of Lights
Enjoy this award-winning holiday paradise created for the whole family!  More than one million holiday lights sparkle throughout your favorite beach resort.  Northside Park will have hundreds of animated, lighted displays.  Relax and sip hot chocolate in the heated Winterfest Village pavilion.  Browse Yukon Cornelius' gift shop for a special gift and have a photo taken with Santa.  Board the Winterfest Express to tour the lights, including the themed exhibits of your favorite fairy tales.  Admission.  For more information, call 800-626-2326 or 410-250-0125.

Hours:
Sunday to Thursday 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30pm to 10:30pm

11/17/2018 Turkey Trot Golf Open
One of the last chances for a great golf tournament before cold weather.  Grab your friends and join us at Ocean City’s award-winning Eagle's Landing Golf Course.  This is a 4-person modified scramble featuring golf tournament and turkey feast.  A 9:30am shotgun start will put the event into action.  For information, please call Eagle's Landing Golf Course at 410-213-7277 or visit www.eagleslandinggolf.com.

11/17/2018 Light Up Downtown Winter Festival
Light Up Downtown Winter Festival

FREE fun for the whole family in Downtown Ocean City!  Holiday shopping, vendors, tree lighting, kids' crafts, games and prizes, gift drawings, and a visit from Santa!

November 17, 2018, 3pm to 6pm, on the Boardwalk at the Inlet.  Live Music.  For more information, call 410-289-1413 or visit www.downtownassociation.net.  

11/23/2018 - 11/25/2018 Holiday Shoppers Fair
Unique handmade merchandise, nautical, candles, photography, florals, jewelry, ceramics.  Great gifts & household items. Children's activities, photos with Santa & non-shoppers lounge.  Free parking, food court, door prizes.  For more information, contact Melanie at 410-723-8605.  Admission $3. Friday and Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 10am to 4pm

12/01/2018 OC Christmas Parade
OC Christmas Parade - Saturday, December 1, 2018

Tis the Season!  The 35th Annual Ocean City Christmas Parade marches along Coastal Hwy. on Saturday, December 1, 2018.  The holiday parade starts at 11am on Old Landing Rd. and marches 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.

Professional judges will review bands and other units in nine categories, with trophies being awarded inside the Carousel Hotel following the parade.  The awards presentation is part of a post-parade reception hosted by the Carousel Hotel, bringing additional family fun for participants and patrons alike.  Festivities at the hotel will begin immediately after the parade conclusion and sill include half-priced ice skating, a DJ playing continuous holiday music and fee photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  In addition, complementary winter refreshments will be available.

To participate in the Ocean City Christmas Parade, which is coordinated by the Town of Ocean City, registrants should contact the Special Events Dept. at 410-250-0125.  There is no charge to participate.  For those wishing to view the parade, plenty of seating will be available along the west side of the half-mile parade route, including the Food Lion parking lot and judging area.

Spectators will not be permitted to watch the parade from the median area of Coastal Hwy.  Motorists are reminded that traffic pattern changes will begin approximately 8am and traffic congestion and delays should be expected.  Also, due to the high volume of pedestrian traffic, everyone is reminded to Walk Smart by using crosswalks and crossing with the traffic control signal.

For more information, contact Brenda Moore at 410-250-0125 or bmoore@oceancitymd.gov.

12/05/2018 Pizza with Santa
Pizza with Santa - Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm Children are invited to attend the pizza party with Santa.  Activities include arts and crafts, a ride through the spectacular Winterfest of Lights, cookie-decorating, refreshments, visits with Santa, and more.  For more information, call Anna Duffey at 410-250-0125.

12/07/2018 - 12/08/2018 Holiday Artisan Fair
Join us for this special showcase by local artisans in time for the holidays!  Browse through a variety of unique, handmade items including jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more.  Enjoy live music, refreshments, kids' crafts, and book signings with local artists and authors. Friday 5pm to 7pm; Saturday 11am to 4pm

12/07/2018 First Friday Opening Reception for December Exhibits
First Friday Opening Receptions are held the first Friday of the month at the OC Center for the Arts on 94th Street. Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists.  5pm to 7pm.  Open to the public.  Free Admission.

12/31/2018 New Year's Eve Celebration and Fireworks
New Year's Eve Celebration and Fireworks

The Town of Ocean City will be hosting a New Year's Eve Fireworks Show at Northside Park to celebrate the beginning of 2019 and the 26th Annual Winterfest of Lights.  The fireworks display, which will begin promptly at midnight, will be accompanied by live entertainment, warm hot chocolate, and the opportunity to ride through the Winterfest of Lights.

Hours for the Winterfest of Lights, which was recently named a prestigious Top 100 Event by American Bus Association and voted "Maryland's Finest Holiday Tradition" by Maryland Life Magazine, will be extended until midnight.  This family-friendly event will allow visitors to travel through the winter paradise of lights and then listen to music by a local DJ as they wait for the countdown to midnight.

With more than one million holiday lights sparkling throughout Northside Park, the Winterfest of Lights New Year's Eve Fireworks Show will be a great way to ring in the New Year.

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