OC Events


This section will be updated continuously throughout the year with the best Ocean City events in 2022. 
This is a good guideline of events that will be happening around your stay.

Penguin Swim – January 1, 20022
The 28th Annual Penguin Swim is set for Saturday, January 1, 2022 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, 2022
A collection of many art forms from metals to canvas to fiber.

Seaside Boat Show – February 18 to 20, 2022
The Seaside Boat Show in Ocean City is the number one indoor boat show on the Eastern Shore.

Ocean City Film Festival – March 3-6, 2022
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 12, 2022
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 2022 – April 29, 2022 – May 1, 2022
 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 – April 30, 2022 – May 1, 2022
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 5-8, 2022

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 2022 Northeast Regional Surfing Championships –
May 13-15, 2022
Come watch the best amateur surfers in ESA’s Northeast Region that include competitors from Maryland through Maine, and the Great Lakes!

Pooch Palooza Dog Festival –
May 14, 2022
The games of the 7th Pooch Palooza return this spring! A day for the dogs to have fun; games they can participate in while their humans hang out with them. Your dogs need no special skills to be part of the fun! A family-friendly event. Including Lure Chasing, the FastFetch Cup, Tennis Ball Lottery, Delmarva Unleashed Cover Model Search, demonstrations, vendors and so much more! Benefitting local canine non-profits.

Cruisin’ Ocean City –
May 19-22, 2022

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!

OC Air Show – June 11-12, 2022
The 15th annual OC Air Show returns to Ocean City. Enjoy a spectacular show from the beach and boardwalk in Ocean City, on Saturday and Sunday.

Sundaes in the Park – June 12, 2022 – September 4, 2022

July 4th Music & Fireworks – July 4, 2022

OC Beach Dance Party –  July 11, 2022 – August 29, 2022

White Marlin Open – August 8-12, 2022

Sunfest – October 20-23, 2022

O.C.toberfest – October 28-30, 2022

Winterfest Lights – November 17, 2022 – December 31, 202
Ocean City Comic Con – December 10, 2022

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