Country Calling Line Up Announced!

Dust off your cowboy boots and get ready to rock out at the Country Calling Music Festival this October 4th-5th! Check out the awesome line-up!

Ticket presale begins Friday 3/22 at 10 am with general sale starting at 11am if tickets remain –  sign up for presale here! Start planning your Country Calling trip today, and book your hotel. We have 12 hotels within walking or biking distance of the festival – some as close as a block away from the grounds. 

Our nearby hotels:

15 Things To Do with Kids in Ocean City, MD

Planning your family vacation and want to make sure there’s fun for the whole family – especially your kids? Look no further than Ocean City! Our beach town was named one of the top 10 best beaches in the US, and a huge reason is how family-friendly the town is! Join us as we take a look at all the things your kids can get up to while staying in OCMD.

1. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum

Enjoy rare and unusual artifacts and oddities like shrunken heads, car part sculptures and more, and also interact with fun exhibits like the Vortex Tunnel.

2. Boardwalk Arcades

Step off the boardwalk and into a world of excitement at Ocean City’s boardwalk arcades, Sportland and Marty’s Playland. From classic games to modern thrills, your kids will love the endless fun and the chance to win awesome prizes.

3. The Kite Loft

Browse a variety of kites, toys, decor and more as well as enjoy events like a Giant Kite Show and lessons.

4. Flashback Old Time Photos

Go back in time with this fun photo opportunity. Dress up as cowboys, pirates, flappers, hillbillies and more – it’s a great keepsake to remember your vacation by. Check them out here!

5. Trimper Rides

Trimper Rides at the end of the boardwalk is a beacon of classic and nostalgic family fun. Little ones can enjoy gentle thrills like train rides, water boats, fire engines and of course, the historic carousel. Or if you and your kids are adrenaline lovers, you can check out their variety of rides and roller coasters. Trimper is a must visit when on the boardwalk in OC.

6. Fishing Charters

Enjoy the fishing experience of a lifetime. Ocean City Fishing Center has a variety of boats that’ll fit whatever your needs are, and all you have to bring is the food and drinks – they’ve got everything else.

7. Jet Skis

Experience the thrill of jet skiing with your kids! Rent a jet ski for a day of excitement and unforgettable memories. We recommend Oceanside Watersports at the Oceanic Fishing Pier.  

8. Sea Rocket Adventures

Make all kinds of memories on the water. From parasailing to dolphin and sunset cruises, there’s fun for everyone when you book with Sea Rocket Adventures

9. Go-Karts

Rev up the excitement with thrilling go-kart races. Perfect for families seeking a little adrenaline on vacation. We recommend Jolly Roger’s Speedworld

10. Mini Golf

Tee up some family fun with mini-golf. There are countless mini-golf courses all over Ocean City. Whether you want to tee up with dinosaurs, vikings or pirates, or if you need an indoor course, there’s something for everyone – just pick a theme and there’s probably a course in OC to fit.

11. Bowling

Bowl a strike and make lasting memories at Ocean Lanes on 72nd Street. It’s the perfect activity for a rainy day! 

12. Jolly Roger Amusements

Enjoy a day of fun like no other. Jolly Roger has everything you can imagine from one of the best water parks in the country, to one of the largest go-kart facility on the East Coast, and even mini golf, roller coasters, rides and two ferris wheels across their two locations – one on 30th Street and the other at the Ocean City Pier.

13. Frontier Town Adventure Park

Located just outside of Ocean City, splash and slide at Frontier Town‘s water park or giddy on up to their Western Experience and enjoy a show of trick riders, gunfights, and more. It’s a one of a kind experience you don’t want to miss.

14. Our Hotels: Hilton and Holiday Inn & Suites

Unwind at our family-friendly oceanfront hotels where your kids can splash in the Kids Activity Pool featuring waterslides and more. Our hotels also feature kids activities during the summer like story time and swimming with mermaids, juggling shows and lessons by Cascading Carlos, and more. And of course, your family can always hang out on the beach playing in the sand and the surf, all without leaving the hotel.

15. Summer Events

Experience the magic of Ocean City’s free summer events! Enjoy Sundaes in the Park at Northside Park on Sundays at 7pm from June 9th to September 2nd with ice cream, kids’ activities, live music (link to live music lineup), and fireworks. 

Dance the night away at the OC Beach Dance Party with local DJs playing your favorite jams at the Caroline Street Stage on Mondays in July and August at 7:30pm. 

Or grab a blanket and chairs and kick back for movie nights on the beach on 117th Street every Wednesday at 8:30pm from June 5th to August 14th. The movie schedule will be posted here.

Enjoy free concerts featuring local bands at Sunset Park on Thursdays at 7pm between July 11th and August 29th – you can check out the line up here

Ocean City isn’t just a resort destination – it’s a paradise for families. From thrilling adventures to nostalgic experiences, there’s something for kids of all ages to enjoy. Whether you’re exploring Ripley’s oddities or racing go-karts at Jolly Roger, watching gunslingers at Frontier Town, a great vacation full of fun and smiles is guaranteed. And, when it’s time to unwind and relax, our hotels, Hilton and Holiday Inn & Suites offer endless fun for your kids and relaxation for you without leaving the hotel.

So, join us and see what Ocean City has to offer!

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in Ocean City

It’s almost St. Paddy’s Day Weekend! This weekend marks the unofficial start of the season with lots of restaurants and hotels reopening for the big weekend. 

If you’re looking for somewhere to get your green on and throw back a pint, then look no further than Ocean City! From parades to live music, the town has everything you need to have an amazing weekend.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 16th 12pm

The big event of the weekend, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a beloved tradition in Ocean City that’s been around for nearly 45 years. The parade route starts on 57th Street and ends at the judging table on 45th Street. This parade is a highlight of the weekend featuring colorful and fun floats from countless local businesses and organizations, marching bands, and of course, lots and lots of green!

But the fun doesn’t stop with the parade. At the end of the parade on 45th Street is the Irish Festival, complete with live music from the Pat O’Brennan Trio, performances by Irish dancers, and plenty of green parade souvenirs, and of course, we can’t forget a variety of beers.

With free admission, it’s the perfect way to kick off your St. Paddy’s festivities.

Seacret’s Irie-ish Music Festival

March 16th 12pm

For music lovers, Seacret’s Irie-ish Music Fest promises a day and night filled with amazing live entertainment. Starting at 12pm and featuring seven bands and four DJs, including a special appearance by the Ocean City Pipes & Drums, this festival is a celebration of local talent as well as Irish culture. With so many acts, there’s something for everyone. 

Check out their page to see the festival line-up!

St. Patrick’s Day 5K

March 16th 9am

Lace up your running shoes and join the St. Patrick’s Day 5K. This race runs along the scenic Ocean City Boardwalk. Starting behind Shenanigan’s Irish Pub on 4th Street, participants will run south toward the Inlet before heading north to 16th street and finally ending at 4th Street again. 

If you want to get active before your night of partying, then sign up for the run here.

Of course, these events aren’t the only thing going on around town. Plenty of businesses will have live music and special menus to celebrate Irish culture.

Live Music Around Town

No St. Patrick’s Day weekend would be complete without plenty of live music, and Ocean City delivers that and more! Here’s a few of the many restaurants and bars with special live music and performances throughout the weekend:

Bourbon Street on the Beach

Friday 15th

  • Dave Sherman – 4pm
  • Lennon & Leftovers – 7pm

Saturday 16th

  • Chris Button – 3pm
  • Jimmy Charles Band – 8pm

Sunday 17th

  • Chris Button – 4pm

Coin’s Pub

Friday 15th

  • No More Whiskey – 8pm

Saturday 16th

  • First Class Trio – 2pm

Crawl Street Tavern

Friday 15th

  • Bill Dickson & MTT – 8pm

Saturday 16th

  • Black Dog Alley – 8pm

Sunday 17th

  • Schizophrenic Boogiemen – 3pm

Fager’s Island

Friday 15th

  • 19th Street Band – 5:30pm
  • Tranzfusion – 9:30pm

Saturday 16th

  • Band With Names – 3pm
  • Radio Hero – 9:30pm

Harpoon Hanna’s

Friday 15th

  • Dave Hawkin -s 5pm
  • Dust N’ Bones – 8pm

Saturday 16th

  • On the Edge – 1pm
  • Dave Sherman – 5pm

Sunday 17th

  • On the Edge – 1pm
  • Shortcut Sunny – 5pm

Papi’s Tacos

Friday 15th

  • Rogue Citizens Duo – 7pm

Saturday 16th

  • On the Edge – 7pm

Sunday 17th

  • One Night Stand – 4pm

Purple Moose

Friday 15th

  • Sugar Jack – 10pm

Saturday 16th

  • Sugar Jack – 10pm

Sunday 17th

  • Rogue Citizens – 2pm


Friday 15th

  • Off the Boat – 5:30pm

Saturday 16th – starting at 11am

  • Tig Tigner & Off the Boat
  • Bagpipe Appearances

Sunday 17th

  • Tig Tigner & Off the Boat
  • Bagpipe Appearances

With this weekend being centered around bar crawls and drinking, please drink responsibly. We recommend making plans to stay in Ocean City, so you are close to all the action and can enjoy the weekend to its fullest without having to drive.

Check out our hotels that are currently open and book your St. Paddy’s Weekend stay today!

Easter Weekend in Ocean City: Fun-filled Events for the Whole Family

Easter is right around the corner, so now’s the time to plan your holiday weekend. From the Easter Arts & Crafts and Kids Fun Fair to egg hunts and delightful buffets, there’s activities and events for the whole family to enjoy. Here’s a roundup of events happening Easter Weekend in Ocean City:

Easter Arts, Crafts, and Kids Fair

Kick off your Easter celebrations at Ocean City’s Easter Arts, Crafts, and Kids Fair, hosted at the convention center. Held on March 29th and 30th from 10 am to 5 pm, this fair promises two days of fun-filled activities for the whole family. Activities include coloring tables, Easter egg hunts, games like musical chairs and contests for hula hooping and limbo, face painting, juggling shows by Cascading Carlos and so much more.

Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors (60+) and students (4-18), and free for military, police, fire personnel, and kids aged 3 and under.

Berlin Spring Celebration

On March 30th, visit one of the coolest small towns in America and join the Berlin community for their Spring Celebration, featuring a charming Easter Bonnet Parade, egg hunts, and Lolipop the Clown will also be making an appearance. From 10:00am to 5:00pm, Main Street transforms into a carnival of music, games, vendors, and delicious food offerings.

OCMD Restaurants Easter Brunch

Indulge in Easter classics and seafood favorites at one of OCMD Restaurants’ Easter Brunches on March 31st from 11 am to 4 pm. Harrison’s Harbor Watch, Marlin Moon, Captain’s Table, and 32 Palm are all hosting an Easter Buffet with all your favorites, and Coral Reef is doing delicious platters! The buffets are priced at $49 for adults, $19 for children aged 6-12, and free for kids aged 5 and under, these buffets offer a scrumptious way to celebrate the holiday with family and friends.

Check out their menus here!

Easter at Trimper Rides

Visit Trimper Rides on March 30th and 31st for an egg-citing Easter Egg Hunt, a chance to snap a picture with the Easter Bunny, and check out the rides. At 12:00pm, children can participate in age-specific egg hunts followed by a free photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny at 1:30pm.

Easter Bunny at Jolly Roger at the Pier

Wrap up your Easter weekend with a visit to Jolly Roger on the Pier for a free photo with the Easter Bunny. From March 29th to 31st, capture precious moments with the Easter Bunny and receive a complimentary gift.

Don’t miss out on these egg-ceptional Easter events in Ocean City, where fun and festivities abound for the whole family!

Ocean City Named One of Best Beaches in the USA by TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor just unveiled their list of the World’s Best Beaches for 2024, and it probably comes as no surprise to anyone who lives in or has visited Ocean City, but our amazing coastal town was ranked number 10 on the United States list!

And this ranking isn’t just some arbitrary thing – it’s based on user reviews. With over 4300 reviews, Ocean City was rated 4.5 out of 5 stars with beaches like Waikiki and Fort Lauderdale ranking lower. 

Reviewers highlighted Ocean City’s family friendliness, beautiful wide beaches, the amazing lifeguards, the food scene, and of course, our iconic boardwalk.

Whether it’s building sandcastles with the family, soaking up the sun, or indulging in fresh seafood, Ocean City continues to be a top destination for travelers far and wide.

Check out the list here!

Celebrate Easter in Ocean City!

As Easter approaches, OCMD Restaurants is gearing up to celebrate in style with a variety of delicious dining options from platters to buffets, and Captain’s Table, Marlin Moon, 32 Palm, Coral Reef and Harrison’s Harbor Watch are pulling out all the stops with enticing menus tailored to satisfy every taste. Let’s take a tour of our restaurants’ Easter offerings!

Captain’s Table Easter Buffet

At Captain’s Table, their Easter Buffet is a feast fit for a king. For just $49 for adults, $19 for children 6-12, and free for 5 and under, indulge in their Easter Buffet, featuring a variety of cold and hot appetizers, delicious entrees, and irresistible desserts.

From Blue Crab Deviled Eggs to Garlic & Rosemary Grilled Lamb Tips, and of course the classics like Honey Roasted Ham, an Easter spent at Captain’s Table is sure to be a delicious one.

To make reservations, call (410) 289-7192 or visit!

Marlin Moon’s Easter Buffet

Marlin Moon invites you to savor Easter with the classics as well as the seafood Ocean City is known for. Dive into a seafood feast featuring Oysters, Shrimp Cocktail, and Seafood Newberg, or indulge in selections from hot and cold stations like Maryland Crab Soup or Strawberries & Cream French Toast.

After eating your fill, you can treat yourself to something from the Dessert Station like Hot Peach Cobbler and Mini Cheesecakes. With a selection like this, Marlin Moon promises an Easter brunch to remember.

Their buffet menu is available from 11am-4pm and is priced at $49 for adults, $19 for children 6-12, and free for 5 and under. To make reservations, call (410) 289-1201 or visit

32 Palm’s Easter Buffet

If you’re looking for the perfect Easter brunch option, look no further than 32 Palm! Their Easter buffet offers build-your-own Omelette and French Toast stations – from savory meats to sweet toppings, the possibilities are endless. 

Or you can just indulge in classics like Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Herb Honey Ham or Turkey Breast, and don’t forget to save room for the tantalizing dessert offerings like Peanut Butter Mousse, Apple Brown Betty, and more!

Treat yourself to this buffet for $49 for adults, $19 for children ages 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. This menu is available from 11am-4pm. To make reservations, call (410) 289-2525 or visit!

Coral Reef’s Easter Platters

Indulge in your Easter favorites with Coral Reef’s delicious platters. Whether you’re craving the savory sweetness of Honey Glazed Ham, the decadence of Handcarved Prime Rib, or the classic taste of Roasted Turkey Breast, they’ve got your covered! Each platter comes with delicious sides and desserts like minestrone soup, garlic redskin mashed potatoes, peach cobbler, and so much more! 

Menu is available from 11am to 4pm (or until sold out). To make reservations, call (410) 289-2612 or visit!

Harrison’s Harbor Watch’s Easter Buffet

At Harbor Watch, their Easter Brunch is a celebration of land and sea. From Spiced Shrimp Cocktail to Prime Rib Au Jus, treat yourself to your Easter classics and seafood favorites. While you dig into the classics like ham, turkey, or mashed potatoes, indulge in your favorite seafood dishes like Salmon Oscar, Crab Imperial, and more! With an array of appetizers, soups, entrees, and desserts, Harbor Watch ensures a memorable Easter dining experience for the whole family.

The buffet is available from 11am-4pm. It’s priced at $49 for adults, $19 for children 6-12, and free for 5 and under. To make reservations, call (410) 289-5121 or email!

In Ocean City, Easter is not just a holiday; it’s an experience. With a diverse range of dining options showcasing the best of land and sea, we invite you to gather with loved ones and indulge in an unforgettable feast. Whether you’re craving traditional favorites or innovative creations and seafood dishes, our restaurants have something for everyone this Easter. 

2024 Oceans Calling Lineup Announced

The Oceans Calling 2024 lineup was just announced today! Tickets go on sale on Thursday 2/29 at 10am. Sign up for presale and get your tickets here!

Start planning your Oceans Calling trip today – we have 12 hotels within walking or biking distance of the festival – some as close as a block away from the grounds. 

Our nearby hotels:

March Events in Ocean City

As the winter chill begins to fade away, Ocean City comes alive with a variety of events to suit every taste. Here’s what’s happening in Ocean City this month:

1. Art League First Friday (March 1)

Kick off the month with a celebration of local art at the Art League First Friday event. Meet talented artists, explore new exhibits, and enjoy complimentary refreshments. With a diverse range of artwork on display, there’s something for everyone to appreciate.

2. Trade Expo (March 3-4)

Calling all hospitality professionals! Don’t miss the annual Ocean City Trade Expo, where buyers and sellers come together to network, discover new products, and support Ocean City’s thriving hospitality industry.

3. OC Film Festival (March 7-10)

Lights, camera, action! Dive into the world of independent cinema at the 8th annual OC Film Festival. With screenings of 100 films, live commentary by John Waters on “Hairspray,” and ample opportunities to mingle with filmmakers, this event promises four days of cinematic magic. Plus, take advantage of special discounted rates on oceanfront rooms for the ultimate film lover’s getaway.

4. St. Patty’s Day Parade (March 16)

Don your green attire and join the festivities at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, sponsored by the Delmarva Irish-American Club. Starting at 60th Street and parading south to the 45th Street Judging Stand, the parade culminates in an Irish Festival featuring live music, Irish dancers, beer, and souvenirs.

5. The Simon & Garfunkel Story (March 18)

Relive the timeless music of Simon & Garfunkel in this immersive concert-style theater show. From their iconic hits to the story behind their legendary partnership, this performance is sure to captivate audiences of all ages. Get your tickets here!

6. Spring Pack Walk (March 23)

Join K9 Heeling for a scenic walk from the Inlet Parking Lot to 2nd St. This dog-friendly event promotes leash manners, socialization, and beachside fun for our furry friends. Plus, your ticket donation goes to support the Worcester County Humane Society. Register for the event here!

7. Home & Condo Show with Arts & Crafts / Kids Easter Fun Fair (March 29-30)

Get inspired for spring with the Home and Condo Show, where you’ll discover the latest trends in decorating, remodeling, and more. Meanwhile, the Arts and Crafts Fair offers a treasure trove of handcrafted gifts and accessories. Don’t miss out on the Kids Easter Fun Fair activities, including games, contests, and even a visit from Beanny the Easter Bunny!

Whether you’re a film buff, music enthusiast, or simply looking to embrace the spirit of spring, Ocean City has something special in store for you this March. Book your stay with OCMD Hotels and get ready to experience the best of the beach and beyond!

14 Date Night Ideas in Ocean City, Maryland

Looking to spice up your date nights in Ocean City? Whether you’re a local searching for fresh date night ideas or a visitor eager to explore the charm of our coastal town, you’re in for a treat! Ocean City offers a variety of fun experiences perfect for couples seeking romance and adventure. From strolls along the boardwalk and seafood dinners to playing mini golf or enjoying the boardwalk arcades, Ocean City is the perfect backdrop for unforgettable moments with your special someone. Join us as we dive into a curated list of date night ideas guaranteed to ignite the spark and create lasting memories in Ocean City.

1. Mini Golf

Ocean City boasts all kinds of outdoor mini golf during the season, but there are two great indoor mini golf courses by Old Pro Golf on 68th and 136th, so no matter the weather you can enjoy some friendly competition with your date.

2. Arcade Fun

Channel your inner child and challenge each other to classic arcade games along the boardwalk. The boardwalk features two extensive arcades – Sportland and Marty’s Playland! Make sure to check their hours because they have different hours depending on the time of year.

3. Ax Throwing

For an adventurous twist, try your hand at ax throwing. It’s a unique and thrilling experience that will surely get your adrenaline pumping and maybe even vent some stress. Ocean City has two great ax throwing places: one in West Ocean City, OC Battle Axe, and the other, OC Axe on 23rd Street in the Embers complex.

4. Bowling

Keep the fun rolling with a night of bowling at Ocean Lanes on 72nd Street. It’s a classic date night activity with a competitive edge.

5. Paint Night

Get creative together at OC Paint Experience. Choose from painting your pet, one of their gallery pieces, or even paint your partner for a memorable and artistic date.

6. Art Classes

Explore your artistic side together at an Art League class. From watercolor and pottery to drawing and jewelry making, there’s something for every couple to enjoy. Check out the selection of classes at

7. Trivia Night

Put your heads together and test your knowledge at a trivia night. Several restaurants and venues in town do off-season trivia nights – Taphouse Tavern, Harpoon Hanna’s, and Ocean Downs, just to name a few.

8. Karaoke

Let loose and serenade each other with your favorite tunes at The Sandbar on 33rd Street. It’s a great way to bond over your favorite music and have a blast together.

9. Escape Room

Put your problem-solving skills to the test with an escape room challenge. Whether you’re in downtown, midtown, or uptown, Captive Ocean City and Escapomania have plenty of great themed options inspired by pirates, witches, and even Dracula, so you’re sure to find something that fits you and your dates’ interests.

10. Ocean Downs Casino

Feeling lucky? Spend a glamorous evening trying your hand at gambling at Ocean Downs Casino off of Route 50. 

11. Catch a Show

The Ocean City Performing Arts Center has a great lineup of upcoming events from theatre productions and musicals to live game shows and stand up comedians and even a symphony orchestra. Catching one of their shows is a fun and unique way to spend an evening.

12. Watch a Movie

Cozy up together and enjoy a movie night at one of Ocean City’s theaters that feature luxurious recliners: Flagship Cinemas in West Ocean City or Fox Gold Coast Theater on 113 Street. It’s a classic date night option that never disappoints.

13. Ice Skating

Embrace the winter season by going ice skating together at the Carousel Hotel. It’s a romantic and playful way to spend time together on the ice.

14. Bonfire on the Beach

End your date night with a romantic bonfire on the beach. Snuggle up together under the stars and enjoy the sound of the waves crashing nearby. Make sure to get a permit before setting up! You can apply at

Bonus Idea 

Balcony Dinner

For the ultimate date night, treat your special someone to a romantic getaway complete with dinner on your private balcony overlooking the ocean. We’ve got plenty of oceanfront accommodations perfect for any budget. But if you want to take it the next level, check out our hotels with in-house restaurants (Hilton, Doubletree, Holiday Inn & Suites, and Courtyard) and get your food delivered right to your room!

No matter which activity you choose, these date night ideas are guaranteed to make your time in Ocean City unforgettable. So grab your special someone and get ready for a night of romance and adventure in our charming coastal town.

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