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A Wave of Fun: Oceans Calling Festival Recap in Ocean City, Maryland

Ocean City, Maryland, a coastal gem known for its stunning beaches, vibrant boardwalk, and lively atmosphere, recently hosted the much-anticipated Oceans Calling Festival. This weekend-long event brought together music and the Ocean City community in a spectacular way. Let’s dive into the highlights and unforgettable moments from this festival that made waves along the Atlantic coast.

Day 1: The Opening Splash
The festival kicked off with a burst of energy and enthusiasm as attendees gathered at the Inlet, where the main stage was set against the backdrop of rolling waves. The first day featured a lineup of local bands, captivating the crowd with their musical talents. People lounged on the beach, soaking in the sounds, all while enjoying drinks and tasty eats.
Musical performances that stood out included Toad the Wet Sprocket, Michael Franti, Alanis Morisette and Jack Johnson. Personally my favorite was when Michael Franti joined Jack Johnson together on the Sea Bright stage.

Day 2: Some Rain and A Lot of Fun
Saturday was all about the music and not paying attention to the rain. The incredible performances didn’t stop all day long! Memorable performances included Ben Harper, Sheryl Crow, Noel Kahan and John Mayer. Another personal favorite was the
energy and excitement provide by Incubus.

Day 3: Rhythms of the Sea
The festival reached its crescendo on the final day with amazing weather and an incredible lineup of nationally renowned musicians. Headliners brought their A-game, creating an electric atmosphere that had the entire crowd dancing on the sandy shores. The sound of the waves provided the perfect natural accompaniment to the music, creating a unique sensory experience.
Weezer and the Lumineers played their hearts out to the crowd’s delight. My personal favorite wash the O.A.R. and Friends including the legendary DMC!

Community and Togetherness
Oceans Calling Festival was not just an event; it was a gathering of like-minded individuals who shared a passion for music, good times, and the ocean.

Riding the Waves of Excitement
The Oceans Calling Festival in Ocean City, Maryland, was a resounding success, bringing together music, friends, food, drinks and community in a celebration of Ocean City. As the festival ended, the waves of enthusiasm, appreciation, and hope continued to ripple out into the world, as we all can’t wait for Oceans Calling 2024!

We have many great options for hotel rooms within walking and biking distances to the festival. Make sure to book your room for 2024! 

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Exploring the Natural Beauty of Northside Park in Ocean City, Maryland

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October Events in Ocean City, Maryland

As October rolls in, Ocean City is gearing up for a month of exciting events that promise something for everyone. From classic car shows and live music to Halloween festivities and beer festivals, there’s no shortage of entertainment and things to do. Let’s dive into the thrilling lineup of October events in Ocean City!

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With Oceans Calling under two weeks away, we wanted to give you a run down of all the information from parking, to food, and more, here is all the information you’ll need to plan your festival experience!

General Info

  • Doors open at 12pm every day with performances starting at 12:30.
  • Festival entrances are at North and South Division Street.
  • The box office is located at 5 Baltimore Ave.
  • You can buy your merch outside of the festival grounds at a pop up between 1st and 2nd streets ...read more
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    With only a few days until September, we are looking forward to what the fall months are going to bring - and one of those things is some of the best events of the year!

    Wine on the Beach (9/8-9)
    Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just want to do some taste testing, the Wine on the Beach Festival is a great place to try the best wines, beers, and food Maryland has to offer. Also, while you’re there, browse vendor tents selling gorgeous art and handmade products and jam to ...read more

    Ocean City, Maryland, is renowned for its stunning beaches, lively boardwalk, and a plethora of exciting attractions. Among these, Jolly Roger Amusements stands out as a beacon of fun and adventure. At the heart of this amusement park lies a thrilling water ride known as “Splash Mountain.” With its nautical theme and captivating twists, Splash Mountain promises an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the enchanting world of Splash ...read more

    Every August for 18 years, the Art League of Ocean City hosts “Artists Paint OC”. For five days, 50 artists paint famous local scenes at perfect times of the day. Discover your own masterpiece and meet the artist who painted it.

    Schedule of Events: August 9-13: 50 artists paint around Ocean City & Assateague Island

    Saturday August 12, 5-7pm: Wet Paint Sale & Festival, Ocean City Center for the Arts. Collect just-painted original artwork of iconic local scenes. Free! Live music. ...read more

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    With our stunning beaches and gorgeous bayside views, Ocean City is picture perfect place with vistas ready for capturing and sharing with friends, family, and the world, but while the beaches might be a tried and true location for your vacation selfies, sometimes, it’s fun to spice up the feed with something a little different. If you are looking for some unique spots to grab some pictures for your vacation highlight reel, look no further than this guide!

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    Recently featured in the Ocean City Today newspaper, we’re proud support the Maryland Coastal Bays Program with new educational signage about horseshoe crabs at the Oceanic Motel. Pictured are members of the Coastal Bays team and Oceanic’s General Manager Nicole Bowen. To read the full article, click here - https://www.oceancitytoday.com/lifestyle/maryland-coastal-bays-horseshoe-crab-survey-done/article_372cc114-219c-11ee-bf15-43e7b7d79ca8.html

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