8 Events in Ocean City You Won’t Want to Miss

Ocean City is a beautiful beach town on the coast of Maryland. Known for its “Cleanest Beach in America” campaign, you might think beach bumming is the height of fun in this east coast location, but you would be missing out on so much! In this list, we’ll review eight events in Ocean City that you will not want to miss.


Elvis Festival

This three-day event in Ocean City celebrates The King of Rock n’ Roll, Elvis Presley. The show features the best tribute entertainers in the world in Las-Vegas style headline shows, plus an invitation only championship competition for the World’s Best Elvis Tribute Artist. Then, you don’t want to miss the after-hours parties, especially the Spooktacular Halloween Ball.



This four-day festival celebrates spring and the coming summer. Major headliners are booked for live musical entertainment. The culinary offerings are vast, with over 30 food vendors and a variety of ethnic food. Finally, there is a unique arts and crafts market that takes up four big tops tents.


O.C.Toberfest Great Pumpkin Race

The Great Pumpkin Race encourages people to bring their own pumpkin race car to compete in a silly side-by-side down hill race. Create your own racer, or just go to watch!


Sunfest Kite Festival

World renowned kite flyers come from around the globe to showcase their skills in aerial displays at this four-day festival. Attend as a spectator or get hands on with kite-making workshops and flying lessons.


Ocean City Restaurant Week

This event is perfect for the foodie in you. Establishments across the city create fixed price menus to give people the opportunity to try their cuisine at affordable prices. Prices range from $10 to $40 per person, and typically include at least an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Embrace your inner gourmand and spend the week trying all the different culinary experiences Ocean City has to offer.



The fun doesn’t stop in Ocean City during the winter. This holiday celebration packs a ton of winter spirit into one place. Shop for gifts at the Holiday Shopper’s Fair. Tour the Winterfest of Lights with over a million holiday lights and hundreds of animated displays. Drink hot chocolate in the Winterfest Village. Board the Winterfest Express, which takes you on a magical mile-long journey to fairy tale themed exhibits.


Ocean City Bike Week

You don’t have to be a biker to enjoy this event in Ocean City. OC Bikefest is the largest motorcycle rally on the east coast, and people do come to show off their rides, but there is fun to be had for everyone. The event features concerts with major label bands such as Stone Temple Pilots, ZZ Top, and Cheap Trick. Proceeds also benefit the local volunteer fire department, United Way, and the American Cancer Society.


Ocean City Air Show

Look to the skies for this aerial performance by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels featuring the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Watch in awe as these professionals perform in formations, stunts, and daring dives. VIP Penthouse seating gets you up close and personal with the aircraft, and includes narration for the show, a hot catered lunch, and beverages all day long.


Ocean City is full of year-round entertainment. If you’re having a hard time picking just one event to attend, maybe you should become a local, and browse our new homes for sale in Ocean City.


This city is just one of the places our new home builders create beautiful homes. See even more great recommendations on our blog, Your Home.



Contributed to Your Home blog by Elliott Rowzen

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Published 11.13.19

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