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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

RAMPS. In roughly two weeks the Ocean City beaches will be full of these things. Concrete ramps, wooden ramps, steel ramps, vert ramps, kicker ramps, spine ramps, natural moving water ramps (waves) and every other kinda ramp in between. We can rest assure that Evel Knievel will be smiling down on Ocean City during Dew Tour weekend. No, Evel didn’t invent the ramp, or the wheel, but he was the first to cast the spell of RADICAL upon these simple machines. What he ...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

Who doesn’t like a delicious ripened tomato grown in your own backyard? Sounds good, and there are so many ways to enjoy these summertime treats. Perhaps you’d like to slice it up and place it between two warm slices of toast with a little bit of mayo? A classic Eastern Shore ‘mater sammich.’ This is how self proclaimed ‘tomato nut’ Jim Hudson most enjoys a delicious ripe tomato. It would be wise to trust his seasoned tomato taste, as owner of Luke’s Premier ...read more

As winter fades and spring comes more and more into the picture there seems to be a common theme around here in Ocean City. GOOD RIDDANCE! Good riddance to the cold, the ice, the snow, the early nights and spending money on heating bills! Who likes spending money on heating bills!? Ain’t nobody got time for that. But! There is hope, believe it or not, even though its snowing outside right this minute, there is hope! SPRING! Ahh, glorious Spring. All the great ...read more

Wanted, Famous Families of the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites

WANTED: Famous Families of The Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites

REWARD: A complimentary stay, $50 Voucher to Hemmingways Restaurant, Coral Reef T-Shirt and 2 free drink vouchers

The Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites is looking for your BEST family photo. Kudos if you find a photo that is actually taken in Ocean City, Maryland at our hotel or the nearby Ocean City Boardwalk, but not mandatory. This contest is for our loyal guests, we want to give back to you for all the ...read more

Under Armour outlet at Ocean City outlet mall

With so many beach days spent in Ocean City, it's easy to find yourself needing an afternoon out of the sun and into the stores!

Ranging from high end fashions at South Moon Under in Ocean City on 81st street to the best of beach and surf essentials for the whole family at Quiet Storm on North Division street on the boardwalk, shopping in Ocean City is easy breezy.

The Tanger brand of outlet stores has relaunched itself at the West Ocean City outlet mall. They ...read more

Black Diamond Jet Team soaring over the Ocean City crowd.

I know we've posted a lot about the Airshow but these photos are too nice not to share!

See more pics by Chris Willey on Facebook from the 2012 OC Air Show last weekend.

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds landing at NASA Wallops for the OC AIR Show which starts TOMORROW!

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