OC Events


This section will be updated continuously throughout the year with the best Ocean City events in 2024. 
This is a good guideline of events that will be happening around your stay.

Penguin Swim – January 1, 2024
The 28th Annual Penguin Swim is set for Saturday, January 1, 2024 and will take place once again on the beach at The Princess Royale Oceanfront Hotel at 91st Street & the Ocean in Ocean City, Maryland! Get ready to dunk your penguin tail in the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean to support our community’s Healthcare Heroes!

Delmarva Art Expo – January 15/16, 2024
A collection of many art forms from metals to canvas to fiber.

Seaside Boat Show – February 18 to 20, 2024
The Seaside Boat Show in Ocean City is the number one indoor boat show on the Eastern Shore.

Ocean City Film Festival – March 7-10, 2024
Watch 100+ independent films from all over the world. Featuring in-person screenings in local theaters and special events all weekend long. Plus, virtual access to the film catalog available exclusively to all-access passholders.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival – March 16, 2024
Over 100 entries from 3 states in the parade. Irish Festival following the parade at the 45th St. Shopping Center. Music, dance, food & drinks!

Maryland International Kite Festival 2024 – April 26, 2024 – April 28, 2024
 The Kite Loft welcome you to come and fly on the beautiful beaches along our famous boardwalk. The Maryland International Kite Exposition will feature three days of kite flying on the beaches of Ocean City, Maryland. Throughout the festival there will be exhibitions and demonstrations including stunt and power kite lessons, Giant kite displays and much more! The festival will showcase some of the best kite flyers from around the world. Kites of all shapes and sizes will be on display. On behalf of The Town of Ocean City and The Kite Loft we welcome everyone to join in the festivities. Bring your family for several days of good old fashion kite flying.

Beach Bash Super Cheer and Dance Nationals – May 11, 2024 – May 12, 2024
US Cheer is a tier-one organization providing professionally run cheer and spirit events. We focus on providing young people standards-based competitions in a fun and exciting atmosphere.

Springfest – May 2-5, 2024

Springfest celebrates spring and the upcoming summer season. It is four dynamic days of delicious food, live entertainment and unique arts and crafts. Springfest is located in the Inlet Lot at the south end of Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk. Admission is FREE.

ESA 2024 Northeast Regional Surfing Championships –
May 10-13, 2024
Come watch the best amateur surfers in ESA’s Northeast Region that include competitors from Maryland through Maine, and the Great Lakes!

Cruisin’ Ocean City –
May 15 to May 19 2024

31st Annual Cruisin’ Ocean City at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center & Inlet Lot. Car Show featuring Hot Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars and classics plus vendors, music, celebrities, entertainment and more!

Sundaes in the Park – June 9, 2024 – September 4, 2024

July 4th Music & Fireworks – July 4, 2024

OC Air Show – August 24 -25 2024
The 16th annual OC Air Show returns to Ocean City. Enjoy a spectacular show from the beach and boardwalk in Ocean City, on Saturday and Sunday.

OC Beach Dance Party –  July 8, 2024 – August 26, 2024

White Marlin Open – August 5-9, 2024
Join us for the World’s Largest Billfish Tournament in Ocean City, MD. Experience the annual tradition of the White Marlin Open.

Sunfest – October 20-23, 2024

O.C.toberfest – October 28-30, 2024

Winterfest Lights – November 17, 2024 – December 31, 2024
 Take a walking tour through thousands of sparkling holiday lights and many animated light displays located along paved park paths. Sip hot chocolate, take a photo with Santa, try a family craft, and visit our gift shop. Watch for photo opportunities, including several interactive displays. Come see the 50-foot Christmas tree put on a show for you and soak up all of the holiday spirit at Winterfest of Lights.

Ocean City Comic Con – December 14-15, 2024
Join us for a weekend full of comics, guests, panels, screenings, cosplay, video game tournaments, and so much more right here on the shore!

More events can be seen at https://www.ococean.com/events