While the onset of the holiday season means food, family and fun, the passing of the festivities leaves us keenly awaiting warmer weather from our snow-covered houses. Fill the period between post-holiday blues and that first robin sighting by pre-booking your next spring vacation. Visiting Ocean City will have those cold months fly by, as the city is alive with events from May all the way into late October. Check out this great guide to some of the must-attend 2017 events.
Springfest celebrates arrival of spring and the upcoming summer season. Join us under the four huge big-top tents located in the Inlet Lot at the south end of Ocean City's famous Boardwalk, for a little fun in the sun at one of Maryland's top Spring events. Find out more here
Get ready for one of the hottest hot rod shows on the East Coast, the 27th Annual Cruisin Ocean City, as it returns to the beachside resort town of Ocean City Maryland, May 18-19-20-21. This nationally recognized event attracts more than 3,500 customs, hot rods, street machines, classics and more from over 20 states plus Canada. Find out more here
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. Find out more here
The mission of the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach. The Blue Angels are based at Forrest Sherman Field at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. The squadron spends January through March training at Naval Air Facility El Centro, California for their winter training preparing for the show season. Find out more here
July 4th concert & fireworks 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. Find out more here
It's the World's Largest Billfish Tournament Â—held in the White Marlin Capital of the World. Every year, the stakes are high with over $1.18 million awarded in 2015 for the biggest white marlin. Prizes are also awarded for the largest blue marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi (dolphin fish), wahoo and shark. Find out more here
OC Jeep Week participants, sponsors and our dedicated staff are already making major plans for what is growing into one the East Coast's best and largest Jeep events. Our participants are working on their Jeeps, making travel plans, and registering early for the many events within OC Jeep Week. On Facebook the entire Jeep community are constantly sharing their plans with friends. OC Jeep Week has developed into a true family event. We truly appreciate each and everyone of you. Find out more here
Each September, as the sun sets on another summer of excitement, Ocean City, Maryland pays tribute to those who believe 2 wheels are greater than 4 through the annual celebration known as OC Bikefest, or Ocean City Bike Week. Riding a motorcycle isn't just a hobby, it's a way of life for many and Ocean City Bike Week celebrates the lifestyle each fall. Coinciding simultaneously with the annual Delmarva Bike Week, which brings upwards of 150,000 bikers to the lower Eastern Shore, and is Ocean City Bike Week is designed to bring many of those bikers to the beach for a final summer blowout. Find out more here
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. Find out more here
Welcome to the 22nd annual Wine Fest at the beach featuring wineries from the East Coast of the United States. Micro-Brewed Beers, Delmarva Cuisine, Quality Arts and Crafts, and Local & Regional Live Music will be focal points of this year's event. Find out more here
For the 19th year Endless Summer Cruisin brought thousands of car enthusiasts to Ocean City Maryland for the four day automotive event. From wild customs, to cool classics, trick trucks and more, all could be seen cruisin the streets as well as participating in car shows at the Inlet, Convention Center and various satellite shows throughout the city including Embers/Blu Crabhouse, Hooters Restaurant, Gold Coast Mall, Marina Deck, Phillips Seafood House, Phillips Crab House, Ropewalk OC, Seacrets, Tanger Outlets and more. Find out more here
We are located on the Boardwalk at 13th Street, meaning the shore, dining, shops, games and rides are all just a short walk away. Named "one of the ten best boardwalks in America" by National Geographic, the Ocean City Boardwalk is home to over 100 games, rides and amusements, including the oldest continuously operating carousel in America. After working up an appetite, grab a bucket of french fries from the world famous Thrasher's. Or, you could soak up the sun on the 10-mile long pristine Ocean City beach. Whatever floats your boat, the Beach Plaza Hotel in Ocean City, MD is your gateway to it all!