Ocean City Events 2016 - Ocean City, Maryland

A Calendar of Annual Events in Ocean City, Maryland

Ocean City Shoreline
Photo © Jerry Driendl Prem

Ocean City hosts a wide range of events throughout the year and is a great destination to enjoy a wide range of activities. From family friendly beach activities to holiday events, you can easily find plenty of interesting things to do in Maryland's largest beach town. Mark your calendar for some of the biggest events in 2016.

April 17-May 1- Ocean City Restaurant Week
Restaurants will offer special fixed-price, three-course dinner menus for just $30 and/or two-course menus for $20.

May 5-8 - Springfest.
Inlet area. Ocean City kicks off the season with live entertainment, including local, regional and nationally known favorites. Arts & crafts and food.

May 19-22 - Cruisin’ Ocean City
The annual car show features thousands of cars, including hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars and more. Inlet parking lot.

June 4 – Ravens Roosts Annual Parade
The parade in honor of the Baltimore Ravens features players, cheerleaders, mascots, bands, floats and more. 19th St. and Baltimore Ave.

June 11-12 -  OC Car & Truck Show
The automotive event features hundreds of vehicles and live music. Ocean City Convention Center.

June 18-19 - OC Air Show
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform jet demonstrations, aerobatic maneuvers and close-formation flying.

June 19-22 - Maryland State Firemen’s Convention
This event brings together Maryland’s bravest and finest firefighters. The parade is June 24th.

June 25-26 - Art’s Alive
More than 100 artists will display and sell original work. Northside Park, 127th St.

July 4 - Fourth of July Fireworks and Concert
Celebrate Independence Day with concerts and fireworks in either uptown or downtown Ocean City. See the fireworks over the ocean at North Division St. and the beach, or over Assawoman Bay at Northside Park. Entertainment begins at 8 p.m. Fireworks displays start at 9:30 p.m.

June 20-August 5 (Mondays and Fridays)
Movies on the Beach & More – 27th St. and beach

June 21-August 2 (Tuesdays)
Family Beach Olympics– North Division St. and beach

July 11-Sept. 3 (Mondays and Tuesdays)
Beach Fireworks -  Launched from North Division St. and visible up and down the beach.

July 13-August 31 (Wednesdays)
Concerts on the Beach– North Division St. and beach

July 7-August 25 (Thursdays)
Sunset Park Party Nights at South Division Street Bayside

July 10-Sept. 4 (Sundays)
Sundaes in the Park and Fireworks – Northside Park

August 8-12 - White Marlin Open
The world’s largest billfish tournament encompasses big fish and big prizes. Harbour Island, 14th St.

September 15-18 - O.C. BikeFest
The annual motorcycle event includes rallies, concerts, and lots of gear for the bike enthusiast.<br/>
September 22-25 - Sunfest
The most popular beach festival on the East Coast and Ocean City’s ultimate endless summer event features four days of national and local entertainers, arts and crafts, and Maryland food favorites.

October 9-23 - Ocean City Restaurant Week
Restaurants will offer special fixed-price, three-course dinner menus for just $30 and/or two-course menus for $20.

October 22-23 and 29-30 - O.C.toberfest
Celebrate the season with the Halloween Beach Maze, wicked witches, pirates of the sand, scary scarecrows, ghouls in the graveyard, creepy clowns, zombies and more.

November 11-January 1 - Winterfest
Board the Winterfest Express (a transformed boardwalk tram) and explore the decorations and lights at Northside Park at 127th St.

November 25-27 - Holiday shopping season at this fair full of holiday goodies, including florals, jewelry, toys and more. Children’s activities and a special visit with Santa. Convention Center, 40th St.

December 3 - Christmas Parade
This parade is a yearly holiday tradition for many Ocean City visitors. Participants include high school bands, floats, marching units and of course, Santa Claus. North Ocean City.

December 31 - New Year's Eve Fireworks
Northside Park, 125th Street: Bayside North Ocean City (91st - 146th). The Town of Ocean City hosts a New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show to ring in the new year.

To learn about places to stay, things to do and more, see An Ocean City, Maryland Visitor's Guide.

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