With spring in full swing now, we are looking forward to a full slate of events to kick off the 2023 season! From fan conventions to aerial stunts and performances, the events this spring are sure to bring a lot of excitement to Ocean City.
Rep your favorite anime characters at Ocean City’s first anime convention April 29th and 30th! Whether you are a casual fan or a certified otaku, this event has something for everyone. There will be panels, activities, contests and more during the two day event, all culminating in a cosplay parade at the end of the day on Sunday. For more information, check out animeoceancity.com.
It’s coming quick so make sure you have your hotel and tickets! Our hotels, >Doubletree, >Hilton, >Quality Inn Oceanfront, and >Holiday Inn Oceanfront are conveniently located less than two miles from the convention center.
Wedding planning can be stressful but it doesn’t have to be. Enjoy a girl’s weekend and sip cocktails all while preparing for your upcoming nuptials. The event features top local wedding vendors as well as a fun fashion show showcasing the latest in bridal fashion; it’s your one-stop-shop for everything wedding related.
You can gather information on local venues, bridal shops, florists, hair and makeup artists and more. Check out all the featured vendors for the April 30th event here, and get your tickets here.
Spring into the season with one of Ocean City’s biggest events. Returning for its 32nd year on May 4th, Springfest is an OC tradition. The festival brings thousands to the Inlet to check out the vendors, food, music all while enjoying the warmer weather.
From the music to the food and vendors and many more activities, it’s fun for the whole family, and it’s a great time to spend the weekend in Ocean City before the season starts! Check out our boardwalk hotels, Plim Plaza, Harrison Hall, Courtyard by Marriott, Quality Inn Boardwalk, Holiday Inn & Suites, Flagship Oceanfront, and Dunes Suites for a convenient boardwalk location for the weekend.
This semi-annual car show is a blast from the past with hundreds of classic cars cruising around town! The event starts on May 18th with a parade down the boardwalk, giving our boardwalk hotels a front row seat to the festivities. You can see cars all the way back to Model T’s to the modern sports cars like Lambroginis. No matter your taste in cars, there’s something for everyone. In addition to the boardwalk parade, there are carshows all over town, the main ones being at the Inlet and convention center.
But the main car shows and boardwalk parades aren’t the only attractions. There are specialty car shows for pedal cars and an after-dark neon lights car show, and also, automotive vendors showcasing new products as well as the Annual Pin-Up contest and live music.
For more information, check out the event website .
Keep your eyes on the sky June 10th-11th! The US Air Force Thunderbirds and others return to perform their thrilling aerobatics as they take to the skies of Ocean City, Maryland once again. This event is set up from 13th to 17th Street giving spectators the best views of the incredible stunts and performances.
The event offers several different viewing experiences from the premium VIP Penthouse to the “Sandboxes” on the beach. Whether you are an aerial enthusiast or not, this event is a must see! Check out ocairshow.com for more details.
Our very own, Quality Inn Boardwalk is the host hotel for the event, but several of our other hotels offer the perfect locations for viewing the show without even leaving your room. Check out Harrison Hall, Courtyard by Marriott, and Holiday Inn & Suites for those perfect air show views!
Spring in Ocean City is already one of the best times of the year to visit because of the warmer weather and limited crowds, but these events add even more appeal to a perfect spring getaway!
Check out our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on OC events.
Good news, travelers! Dunes Suites and Dunes Court on 27th Street have joined our growing OCMD Hotels family.
For those not in the know, the Dunes Suites and Dunes Court were two of three properties previously owned and operated as part of the Dunes Manor portfolio. Built in 1987, the Dunes Manor has remained an iconic part of the Ocean City skyline for over 30 years. The Manor and its two sister properties, Dunes Suites and Dunes Court, have welcomed countless guests over the ...read more
As summer travel plans are being made and vacationers begin booking their trips to OC, there are a few important things everyone should know about Ocean City, Maryland, whether you’ve stayed before or this is your first time visiting our coastal town!
If you ask someone familiar with Ocean City or a local for an address, they’ll likely say something like, “It’s on 17th Street.” People who visit or live in Ocean City will often ...read more
Most people come to Ocean City for fun in the sun on the beach and boardwalk. But did you know Ocean City’s food scene is exploding with fun and fresh flavors? Just a few short years ago, while full of delicious seafood restaurants, Ocean City Maryland wasn’t particularly known for their food, but both the old and newly established restaurants are shaking it up and changing the dining scene in our resort town.
Located in Courtyard Marriott on 15th Street, ...read more
As the song goes, Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year,” and Ocean City is no exception. Nothing can quite beat waking up in a comfy hotel bed and then spending the day enjoying the beach, good eats, and festive treats. Christmas is a unique time in Ocean City as much of the town is quiet because it’s the middle of the off-season; however, despite the quiet, the town comes alive with Christmas cheer and festive traditions.
It may be the off-season when much of Ocean City shuts down, but this time of year the town comes alive with colorful light displays, Christmas events, and great holiday specials!
1. Winterfest of Lights
The Winterfest of Lights in Northside Park has become a Christmas tradition for locals and tourists alike. In fact, 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of Winterfest! Hundreds of lights displays are placed across the park for visitors to walk through and enjoy. It’s fun for the whole ...read more
With the year coming to a close and Thanksgiving in just under a week, we wanted to reflect and share our gratitude for the many things that make Ocean City one of a kind.
1. Atlantic Hotel
Before most of the businesses we know and love today, there was the Atlantic Hotel. The first hotel of its kind on this once empty barrier island, the Atlantic is where it all started for Ocean City. We are incredibly grateful for their investment that paved the way for our resort town to ...read more
Thanksgiving is fast approaching which means many people are planning their holiday weekend. Ocean City and neighboring towns offer so many fun and festive activities and traditions to spice up your Thanksgiving Weekend.
With the holiday now becoming nearly synonymous with Black Friday, we see thousands of people flock to the stores after their Thanksgiving feasts to shop for Christmas and take advantage of once-a-year discounts. Of course, Ocean City is no stranger to the hustle ...read more
With the building of the Atlantic Hotel in 1875, Ocean City has seen millions and millions of tourists come and go. The town has a rich history, and much like any historical town, the oldest buildings have become legend with ghost stories and hauntings.
Ocean City Life Saving Station
Built in 1878, the Ocean City Life Saving Station has seen many sailors pulled from wreckages in the icy cold Atlantic. Unfortunately, some of these sailors never saw land even after being saved, ...read more
It’s not unusual for Ocean City, MD to see a few hurricanes this time of year which usually cause beach erosion, forever changing our shoreline; however, the changes are generally small and imperceptible or fixed by the beach replenishment. Nonetheless, one storm in 1933 altered the geography and the town’s fate from a small fishing town that entertained a few visitors to the bustling resort town we know today that welcomes up to 8 million tourists yearly.
When the Atlantic Hotel ...read more
Visitors and participants will be flocking to Ocean City for this inaugural, unique rodeo beach event!
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be returning to headline in Ocean City!
Independence Day celebrations evoke nostalgic images of neighborhood celebrations and laid back fun!
Live music every Thursday night in July and August at Sunset Park in Ocean City Maryland by the Oceanic Motel.