Can’t-Miss Ocean City Summer Events

Summer is right around the corner and, as usual, Ocean City has a calendar full of fun family events. From fireworks to car shows to a military air show, there’s something for everyone! See the full list of events here, but be sure to check out our top 8 can’t miss summer events in Ocean City!

Spring Arts and Crafts Show

What:Craft show featuring garden accessories, jewelry, candles, florals, nautical items, wood crafts & homemade items.  Don’t miss the handmade chocolates, fudge, and dip mixes! 

When:May 28-29 at 10am

Where:Convention Center (4001 Coastal Highway)


OC Beach Lights

What:Light show featuring lasers, lights, video, fireworks, music and special effects all displayed on a 5 story tall giant beach ball. 

When:Every Sunday night Memorial Day through Labor Day, shows at 9:30pm, 10pm, and 10:30pm

Where:South end of the beach and boardwalk; best viewing area on the boardwalk at North Division Street

Ocean City Air Show

What: The 9th Annual Air Show will feature The Thunderbirds Flight Demonstration Team’s six pilots flying patriotic red, white and blue F-16s in formation and performing aerial maneuvers. 

When:June 18-19; Exhibits and displays open at 9 am, the Air Show starts at 12pm and ends around 4pm

Where:The best viewing is from the Drop Zone on the beach at 16th Street


July 4th Concert and Fireworks

What:A free concert followed by fireworks. 

When:July 4, concert at 8pm and fireworks at 9:30pm

Where:Two locations – Downtown on the beach at North Division Street and Uptown at Northside Park at 125th Street bayside


Sundaes in the Park

What:A family concert series where you can enjoy your own ice cream sundae as you listen to your musical favorites, watch the sunset over the beautiful Assawoman Bay, and enjoy children’s entertainment. The night will end with a fireworks display at 9pm. 

When:Sundays from July 10 to September 4, 7pm

Where:Northside Park at 125th Street on the bay side


Concerts on the Beach

What:Free concerts on the beach featuring tribute bands and local favorites. Bring your own blanket or chair and enjoy the music.

When:  Wednesdays from July 13 to August 31, 8pm – 9:30pm

Where: Caroline Street Stage on the boardwalk

White Marlin Open

What:The 43rd Annual White Marlin Open is the world’s largest billfish tournament! Watch the fish weigh-ins throughout the week as more than 300 boats compete for over $2 million in prize money. There’s a reason Ocean City is called the White Marlin Capital of the World! 

When:August 8-12; weigh-ins are held each day of the tournament from 4pm – 9:15pm

Where:Harbour Island, at 14th Street on the bay side


OC Sandfest

What:Watch as master champion sand sculptors transform the smooth crystal beach sand into massive works of art. You can participate in the fun with free family fun events and activities including sand sculpting demonstrations, lessons, competitions and more. 

When:Sculptors work from August 22-26; Fun events and sculptures on display August 22-28

Where:On the beach along the boardwalk from North Division Street to 4th Street