Ocean’s Calling 2023

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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! 

Upcoming Events

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Anime Ocean City

Apr 27, 2024 - Apr 28, 2024

Anime lovers rejoice, Ocean City's newest annual event returns in April!

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May 4, 2024 - May 7, 2024

Celebrate Spring and the upcoming Summer season at Springfest's 33rd Anniversary!

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Jay Leno Live at the Performing Arts Center

May 16, 2024

Jay Leno performs live at the Ocean City Convention Center on May 16th, 2024!

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33rd Annual Cruisin’ Ocean City

May 16, 2024 - May 19, 2024

A 20+ year car show that will feature over 3,000 Hot Rods, Customs, Classics, and Trucks participating in events at the OC Convention Center, Inlet Parking Lot, and various car shows throughout town.

PBR Bull Riding Ocean City

May 31, 2024 - Jun 2, 2024

Bull Riding returns to Ocean City, Maryland on May 31st!

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Ocean City Grand Prix 2024

Jun 7, 2024 - Jun 9, 2024

High speed boat racing along the Ocean City coast!

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Ocean City Jeep Week

Aug 22, 2024 - Aug 25, 2024

The biggest, most popular Jeep event in the mid-Atlantic returns to the Ocean City beaches on August 22nd!

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Ocean City Air Show 2024

Aug 24, 2024 - Aug 25, 2024

The Ocean City Air Show returns in August!

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Ocean’s Calling Music Festival

Sep 27, 2024 - Sep 29, 2024

A three day festival in partnership with musicians O.A.R. featuring over 30 performances on 3 stages, all on the classic Ocean City Boardwalk.

Country Calling Music Festival

Oct 4, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024

Country music takes over Ocean City, Maryland on October 4th and 5th, featuring over 25 artists and three different stages along the beach and boardwalk!

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Endless Summer Cruisin’

Oct 10, 2024 - Oct 13, 2024

If you miss Cruisin' OC in May, you get another chance to see more hot rod action in October!

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