Anime Ocean City


Check out Anime Ocean City this weekend at the convention center featuring special guests, Catherine Sutherland from Power Rangers, Steve Cardenas, and Erica Schroeder to name a few! Aside from the guests, artists and vendors, you can participate in the cosplay contest taking place on Sunday to win a cash prize and professional photoshoot or register for one of their gaming tournament’s. For the Pokemon enthusiasts, stop by tables 114 and 115 for a chance to win the exclusive Galactica City Gym Badge!

Experience Springfest in OC


Springfest will be celebrating 33 years this May! From 5/2 – 5/5, Ocean City, Maryland comes alive with their beloved tradition combining food, music, arts and entertainment for all ages.

Vibrant Music

One of the highlights of Springfest is undoubtedly the electrifying lineup of live music with their two stages and over 20 groups from around the world. From local talents to renowned artists, the music at Springfest caters to everyone. Whether you’re a fan of rock, country, pop, or jazz, you’ll find something to get your toes tapping. Just picture yourself basking in the spring sun, surrounded by the sounds of live music and crashing waves. Purchase your tickets for the headliners, The Olivia Show – A Tribute to Olivia Newton-John, Lauren Alaina, and Everclear here.

Culinary Delights

No festival is complete without an array of food options, and Springfest does not disappoint. There are some returning vendors but also some newcomers to get excited about. Gosia’s Pierogies returns with their pockets of comfort, Tailbangers brings their gourmet dog treats for all of our furry friends, and Pecan Yummies and the crepe stand serve those who need their sweet treat. Delmarva Boil and Shore Spice & Pickle Co. will be in attendance this year marking the time to try an irresistable seafood boil and zesty pickles!

Arts, Crafts, and More

In addition to its musical and culinary offerings, Springfest also showcases the creative talents of artisans and crafters from across the region. You’ll fine handmade jewelry, unique artwork, intricate woodwork, and other one-of-a-kind creations. This year there are over 200 artisans with 20 of them being new additions! Make sure to check them all out and don’t forget that you’ll have access to all that the Ocean City boardwalk has to offer as well.

OCMD Voted as One of the Best Places to Travel in June 2024

“If the name Ocean City conjures up visions of waves breaking on the shore, a classic wooden boardwalk, restaurants, and summer fun, you have a pretty good idea of what you’ll find on this Maryland barrier island with ten miles of Atlantic coastline. For more than a hundred years, Ocean City has offered visitors sunny beaches, an amusement park, games, arcades, shops, boating, fishing, and water sports. There’s nightlife, a performing arts center with live shows, shopping, and nearby Assateague Island with beaches and wildlife that includes deer and wild horses.”

Travel + Leisure


Travel + Leisure has just unveiled their top 15 destinations to visit in June 2024, and we’re thrilled to announce that Ocean City, MD has secured it’s spot alongside renowned places like Santa Barbara, California, Greece, Australia and Fiji! It’s truly surreal to see our coastal gem mentioned among such esteemed company. We invite you to experience the irresistible allure of OCMD firsthand. With our stunning beaches drawing so much attention, why not indulge in an oceanfront accommodation? Explore our page to discover a range of options for oceanfront rooms, where each morning welcomes you with the gentle rhythm of waves and every evening treats you to breathtaking sunsets, crafting an unforgettable backdrop for your summer getaway! 🌊🌅

2024 Ocean City Restaurant Week

Calling all foodies! Ocean City’s restaurant week is coming up and you’re not going to want to miss out. Twenty of Ocean City’s best will be participating including our very own 32 Palm and Coral Reef restaurants! Indulge in specially curated fixed-price menus or uncover unbeatable deals that will leave you craving for more. Whether you’re eager to savor unfamiliar flavors, discover a hidden gem, or revisit your favorite spot, Ocean City Restaurant Week promises an unforgettable dining experience and a chance to support your local restaurants! Check out their website at https://oceancityrestaurantweek.com/ for a full list of participants.

 

Coffee and Flowers with Starbucks


This Mother’s Day Starbucks on 17th street is giving you the opportunity to do something fun and unique. May 12th, 2024 there will be a pop-up flower shop event with Seraphic Blooming Co. Stop by and “Say it with Coffee and Flowers”. Bring your mother or any maternal figure in your life and enjoy some tasty brews while soaking in the smell of fresh blooms and the beach. Afterwards you can head to one of our OCMD restaurant locations for a special meal!

Eclipse Day!

From the National Weather Service – A partial solar eclipse will happen tomorrow afternoon with peak coverage between 75-85% across our area. Hopefully the clouds stay away! Remember: you should keep your eclipse glasses on for the duration of the event to view the sun. Even during peak coverage!

What a better place to view it then from your Oceanfront hotel!

OC Art League April 2024 Exhibits


It’s a new month and you know what that means, new exhibits at the Ocean City Art league! You won’t want to miss out on these pieces.

To celebrate Earth Month, there are three new exhibits. The Thaler Gallery is currently showcasing “Earth Studies,” featuring the works of Maggie Delaney Grabow, Marley Massey, and Nancy Richards West. Maggie’s art celebrates the intricacies of nature through embroidery, pyrography, and painting, focusing on native insects and their environments. Marley explores elemental activities and human-earth relationships through papermaking and natural pigments, while Nancy’s oil paintings capture the power and beauty of the ocean, emphasizing its vital role in sustaining life on Earth. Together, these artists share the importance of protecting our planet, inviting viewers to reflect on the beauty and fragility of nature during Earth Month!

Meanwhile, the Sisson Galleria presents a Juried Corporate Partner Show, honoring the Art League’s corporate supporters with a diverse array of 2D and 3D artwork by local artists. In Studio E, Carol Gentes and Angela Pierce exhibit “Nature as We See It,” featuring landscapes, birds, and animals. Carol’s detailed paintings reflect her background in biology, while Angela’s work, inspired by local landscapes, demonstrates a blend of traditional and contemporary techniques. The Spotlight Gallery showcases Collin Byrd, Elvin Hernandez, and Brad Hudson’s artwork in conjunction with the annual Manga & Anime Youth Art Show, while the Staircase Gallery features Itzel V. Aguilar’s emotionally charged paintings, reflecting her personal journey of healing and self-discovery through vibrant colors and symbolic imagery.

Visit the art league this Friday, April 5th from 5-7 PM for their free opening reception. See you guys next month!

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:

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!

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