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As you step outside your door in the early morning, there is a familiar sensation that overcomes you. Leaves crinkle at your footstep, the evocative scent of a faint campfire and the feeling of a chill that brings you comfort. Aimless strolls on the beach are nothing but a solitary vacation to ease the mind. At that moment, Ocean City and its locals know that autumn season is no longer creeping, but fully in session and tends to stick around for a while.

Indulge in all the fall festivities you have been craving to do this year by attending the Ocean City Octoberfest. Happening from Oct. 22 - Oct. 24, Octoberfest brings you a plethora of activities that are welcoming to people of all ages. Kick-off the event that is happening the entire weekend — the Beach Maze. Especially welcoming to kids, walk through a maze with skeletons, witches and scarecrows that will bring the right amount of spook to your Halloween season.

Bring your furry friends along to the annual Octoberfest Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade on Oct. 23. Right on the boardwalk, come show off your pet’s festive look and/or cheer for your favorite contestant! Right after, join in on the happenings at the inlet with the Octoberfest Drive & Disguise / Trunk or Treat. Sponsored by the Ocean City Jeep Club, grab your favorite candy treats from each car that’ll be creatively dressed up for the occasion. This event is perfect for families, or if you just want to feel the youthful excitement of trick or treating again. Does live music, delicious food and local beer sound like an ideal Saturday afternoon to you? Hit up the Shore Craft Beer Festival that same day, happening from 1:30-4:30 down at Ocean City’s scenic Sunset Park. All ages are welcome but must be 21+ with a valid ID to purchase a beer-drinking ticket. End your Saturday evening with a drive-in movie at the inlet, showing the iconic family-friendly Halloween film ‘Casper’. Only costing $3, this experience will end your fun-filled Octoberfest weekend on a nostalgic note.

Kick on your running/walking shoes and join the town in the annual Seaside 10K and 5K Halloween Run happening on Oct. 30. This isn’t just a normal race. Show up in your most outrageous costume to add a dash of spirit. Rain or shine, the race will run on the boardwalk all the way up to 69th street. Get your blood pumpin’ and most of all … get spooked.

Easing into the time of year when the chill turns to cold and the smell of pine and roasting chestnuts lingers through the air, winter arrives and so do the festivities up to the holiday season. Happening for almost two months, the annual Winterfest of Lights held from Nov. 18 - Jan 2 in the Northside Park will have you strolling through a winter wonderland. Enjoy a steamy cup of hot chocolate while taking a walk through whimsical paths of vibrant lights and also featuring a 50 ft Christmas Tree. The Ocean City Christmas Parade will be passing by in the northern part of town on Dec. 4 at 11 am. Come together and experience the holiday season with the community of Ocean City featuring local high school bands, antique cars, spirited holiday floats and horses!

The end of 2021 brings a sense of unity to this smaller, local community of Ocean City. Spend your weekends this fall/winter season with events that will amplify your holiday enthusiasm.




Campfire on the beach

September closes the door on the lively summer season Ocean City offers, but October rings in a solitary, blissful time of year known by the locals as ‘Second Season’. Where the soft sandy beaches are quiet and sweeping, Ocean City still ensures an experience during the Fall that will fulfill your need for a beach getaway. Relish in a refreshing dip in the sparkling cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the wide-open beaches that have been warming up all year for you. ‘Second ...read more

Sand Sculpture

One whiff of that salty sea breeze, and all of a sudden, the warm days as a kid splashing around in the ocean and building sandcastles on the shore comes rushing back to you. There you are, filling up buckets with sand and running back and forth with water to aid in the creation of your masterpiece. Sculpting extravagant sandcastles is a childhood dream. How many towers could you build up? OH, and do not forget the mote!
But who says sandcastles are just for kids! Randy Hofman is a ...read more

Planning your vacation to the beach has been a long time in the making. You’ve got the car packed, the playlist queued and you are ready to get a little Mud on the Tires out on the open road. Cruising into town, you smell the sweet aroma of the salty ocean breeze.

Vacation mode: Crushin’ It.

After soaking up the sun, Working on a Tan, it’s time to find your Southern Comfort Zone at the beach and create those special Little Moments you’ll never forget. Who’s ready to Start ...read more

live laugh learn

Thinking of a fall vacation to OCMD? Please visit: https://livelaughlearnoc.com

Maryland’s favorite beach destination, Ocean City, Maryland, is beginning to slow down from the busy summer season into the meandering warm days and crisp evenings that welcome late summertime and early Fall. It’s a wonderful time to wander the uncrowded beach in search of the perfect shell, go for a swim while the ocean waters are still at their warmest, or take a bike ride on the wide open 3-mile ...read more

Fall in Ocean City, Maryland.

Take a good look at the above photo, the one of people enjoying the beach and ocean. The sun and the sand. That picture was taken in late October and those folks are doing the same things as they would in the summer just with more space to move around. If year’s past give us any indication, we are in for another beautiful Indian Summer. Indian Summer you ask, never heard of it? Simply the best way to describe it is ‘ahhhh.’  You would be surprised at the amount of opinions and ...read more

Travelers love to travel, that’s why they do it. They also love a clean comfortable stay with their loved ones. It’s part of the whole travel experience. To be able to enjoy a region and it’s attractions while experiencing the comforts of home with the luxuries and wonder that a hotel property provides. And that includes everything from crisp pillow cases to an inviting lobby to a clean private oceanfront balcony to the accommodating in house restaurant to the manicured guarded ...read more

With everyone spending more time at home we thought we’d share recipes from some of our restaurants most popular dishes. This week’s entry into the cookbook is from Marlin Moon’s Chef Gary Beach’s own sister’s recipe: ‘Sista’s Shrimp & Grits.’ We’re sensing a family theme here : )

Also in the cookbook is Harrison’s Harbor Watch’s Clams Casino, Gary Beach’s (of Marlin Moon) ‘Mom’s Shrimp’ and The Caribbean Pool Bar’s Banana Cabana (think rum). Please check back to catch all the ...read more

coloring book

With schools being closed and all of us staying closer to home we thought we would create a coloring book for children (or kids at heart) to have fun with. Thank you and please everyone be safe. You can download the book here: Coloring Book

The cherubic winged infant pulls a love arrow from the quiver and draws back the bow, ready and aimed at you. But you’re gone and no longer in the crosshairs because you don’t need to wait for the cupid’s arrow to strike to come to your senses.

As far as big romantic gestures go, cards, chocolate, and flowers are certainly very common ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Not to lessen the sentimental value those things (who doesn’t love chocolate and flowers?), but getting to watch ...read more

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