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Sunfest 2014!

Well, i’m not really sure where Summer went and flew off to, but if you turn around, it’s still visible in the rearview. It’s not tailgating or drafting, but it’s still there hanging on for what looks like a few more weeks hopefully. Right now it’s honking at us and flashing it’s lights trying to grab our attention. What’s that you say summer of ’14? It’s Sunfest weekend!? Oh boy, hotdoggonit, it is Sunfest Weekend! Don’t worry everyone, summer time fun is still to be had. Ocean City, Maryland does a great job of bringing us some really great events. The Fourth, Winterfest, Skateboarding’s Dew Tour, Springfest and The White Marlin Open to just name a few but there are non bigger and non as spectacular as good ol’Sunfest! And celebrating it’s fortieth year to boot!

As a people we like to hold on to things. Some may call it hoarding, some may call it collecting but whatever the case, it’s part of our instinct to become attached to things that please us. Thus, Sunfest. We all know the reality. The sun is getting lower and lower in the sky and the days are quickly becoming shorter and before long we’re wearing long john’s to bed, splitting wood and watching more TV then we probably should. So before that all happens let’s hold on to and celebrate the last bit of warm rays that the summer of ’14 gives us.

The sun gives us so much. Without it, there wouldn’t be much, and in return man has paid the ultimate price (ancient Aztec history documented 20,000/year sacrifices to the Sun so it would keep rising (thanks by the way)). And thank God we live in the age that we do. Today, we celebrate the Sun with different sacrifices. Sacrifices of delicious blue crab and delicious cuts of meat and candy apples and refreshing lemonades and freshly made funnel cakes and other once a year delicacies that Sunfest brings us. Couple that with all the vendors under the big tents that bring us things that can only be found in the Inlet parking lot of Ocean City, MD. If the food and vendors weren’t enough for the Sun, we are also offering to it a great lineup of entertainment that includes the Righteous Brothers on Thursday, Parmalee & Eric Paslay on Friday and Rick Springfield Saturday night. Plus free music and shows all day long, a fireworks display Thursday night and laser light shows Saturday night.

So although it flew by, and we may not remember it all, we had a great time in the Summer of ’14. We here at The Harrison Group hope to see you down at the Inlet parking lot this weekend to help us celebrate the wonderful power that is the Sun. For the complete list of Sunfest events and activities go here.


This upcoming Monday, is, THE BIG ONE. Before the sun begins to peak it’s rays above the horizon, before the rooster crows or the hound howls, and most likely, even before your first cup of coffee, anglers will have set out from Harbour Island, Ocean City on an adventure. An adventure for treasure. For these adventurers, like it has been for many years, the treasure they seek lies beneath the sea. But it is not gold or relics of old, it’s the creatures that live ...read more

Here in Ocean City, MD there’s quite a bit of living history. You can enjoy many of the same things today, that people enjoyed 50 and even 100 years ago. Trimper’s Carousel, Fisher’s Popcorn and swimming in the Atlantic Ocean are just a few that come to mind. One that might not come to mind on first thought, but is very much a part of Ocean City’s history, is the town’s skatepark. THE OCEAN BOWL. The Ocean Bowl’s roots run deep down on 3rd street, so deep, that ...read more

In retrospect, Ocean City, MD and the Delmarva coast was spared from the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. Especially when compared to the destruction and hardships it caused to New Jersey and New York. The ‘Frankenstorm’ that was Hurricane Sandy did destroy much of the iconic Ocean City fishing pier. However the pier will be rebuilt back to its former self in preparation of the 2013 summer.

An icon doesn’t just become one overnight. There has been a fishing pier, in ...read more

War Admiral Golf Course at Glenn Riddle

If you have not seen the historically documented movie Seabiscuit, or do not know the significance between Ocean City and the horse races then you do not understand how important Glen Riddle is to the surrounding area. Do not worry for there is still hope! As I sat down with Rob McDonald I was not expecting to get a history lesson on how famous Glen Riddle is.

McDonald has been the head pro at Glen Riddle for four years. In his prior years in the profession he ...read more

Henrys Hotel in Ocean City Md

Tucked away next to the bus station on the corner of South Division and Baltimore Ave, Henry’s Hotel was built in 1895 in a time when Ocean City was deeply segregated.

It’s astounding to think there was a time when music legends like Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Count Basie and Louis Armstrong came to Ocean City, performed in major hotel ballrooms yet were not permitted to sleep in the same hotels where they performed. Instead they stayed at Henry's Hotel. ...read more

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