Want to know what events you don’t want to miss in OCMD? Well here is your unofficial guide to the best events in Ocean City, MD! Concerts, parades, shopping vendors, exhibitions you name it, Ocean City hosts it! With that being said, let the Carousel Hotel Group host and help you plan your vacation this summer.
The Carousel Hotel Group has over 7 hotel locations for you to choose from that are in prime locations for all the events going on in Ocean City. You’ll be close to all the action and won’t miss a beat. Here are some of Ocean City’s most popular events!
St. Patrick’s Day
Irish everyone could come to Ocean City, MD for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade This parade is always in the second week of March, the Saturday prior to St. Patricks Day so you can plan accordingly. The festival at the 45th Street shopping center brings groups from all over to celebrate. Local restaurants and other attractions also love to be a part of the fun and celebrate! Wear your green and be prepared for a long, fun-filled day.
When it’s Springfest you know warm weather is upon us! Springfest is located in the Inlet Lot of the boardwalk and is a four-day event you can’t miss. There are tons of vendors with unique handmade crafts, live music, and delicious food. So come hungry and ready to shop the shore’s most creative pieces you won’t find anywhere else! The fun typically starts on the first weekend of May.
If you love Hot Rods, Customs Muscle Cars, and Classics, Cruisers Weekend is the event for you! This annual car show takes place all over Ocean City. Uptown, downtown, and everywhere in between, you’re able to see cars that you can only dream about. The Convention Center is flooded with cars, live music, vendors, and so much more for you to enjoy. This event typically happens in May and kicks off right in time for summer.
OC Air Show
The annual OC Air Show returns every June for an action-packed weekend full of high-flying planes. With VIP seating you’re able to see the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and other skillful performers from the AirDotShow Live Tour. The prime viewing spots are on the boardwalk or anywhere on the beach.
Fourth of July
We know everyone in the USA is celebrating the fourth of July, but not like Ocean City does. July 4th is a huge deal in OCMD. With fireworks and celebrations all over you won’t know where to begin! Fireworks typically take place in two locations, downtown on the beach at N. Division Street and uptown at Northside Park.
White Marlin Open
The White Marlin Open is another huge event in Ocean City, MD and this year they will be celebrating their 50th anniversary! It is known as the world’s largest bill fishing tournament, and this gives fishermen and their teams the opportunity to win millions in prize money. Families and spectators come from all over to watch and participate! The weigh-ins take place on 15th street but the festivities don’t stop there. The whole town is full of things to do that revolve around White Marlin Open like Marlin Fest in the Inlet Lot. This event takes place in the first few weeks of August as the summer begins to wind down.
Summer isn’t done yet! Calling the Jeep community and Jeep lovers for a week full of celebrating and collaborating with people from all over who share a love for Jeeps. Sand courses, beach crawls, and exhibition shows are what you can expect when you come to OCMD for the OC Jeep Week event. It is at the end of August, the perfect end to summer!
OC Bike Fest
Summer may come to an end but the events don’t stop. Bikers from all over the country are encouraged to make the trip to Ocean City and enjoy a weekend full of fun and live entertainment! Bands, vendors, food, stunt shows, and more will be at the Convention Center when you come to OCMD for bike week. This event is a fun one in Ocean City, MD and locals look forward to it every year.
As warm weather starts to dwindle down so do the crowds in town—except for Sunfest! Sunfest is the perfect transition event to get us excited for the fall and off-season in Ocean City, MD, similar to Springfest with vendors, delicious food, and unique crafts you won’t be able to find anywhere else. The event is hosted at the Inlet parking lot and is something to look forward to in the middle of October.
Winterfest of Lights
This holiday event has been going on in OCMD for over 20 years! This walk-through trail lets you admire hundreds of holiday light displays, get a picture with Santa, and stay warm drinking some hot chocolate. This is the perfect event to get you into the holiday spirit, so bring the kids and dress warmly. The annual event starts at the end of November and is over at the end of December with plenty of time for you to visit.
Are you ready to plan your vacation in Ocean City, MD for these events? When you stay with the Carousel Hotel Group you’ll have seven properties to choose from, close by to whichever event you plan on attending. Book your stay today!