October Events in Ocean City, MD: Fun-filled Festivities Await!

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As October rolls in, Ocean City is gearing up for a month of exciting events that promise something for everyone. From classic car shows and live music to Halloween festivities and beer festivals, there’s no shortage of entertainment and things to do. Let’s dive into the thrilling lineup of October events in Ocean City!

Endless Summer Cruisin’ (October 4th-8th)

Get ready for the 26th Annual Endless Summer Cruisin in Ocean City, Maryland, from October 4th to 8th, 2023. This event is a paradise for car enthusiasts, with car shows and vendors at various locations, including the OC Convention Center Parking Lot and Inlet Parking Lot. Special guest Priscilla Barnes, known for her role in Three’s Company, will be there, as well as Kevin “Kevdogg” Schiele from Bitchin’ Rides. Enjoy live music and don’t miss “The Greatest Piano Men” Broadway-style show that celebrates iconic ‘piano men’ like Stevie Wonder, Elton John, and more. Plus, check out boardwalk parades for added fun.

For more info and tickets/passes, check out the event page.

OCRV & Van Lifestyle Show (October 12th-15th)

Discover the ultimate RV adventure at the OCRV & Van Lifestyle Show in Ocean City, MD, from October 12 to 15, 2023. This event at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center offers an exciting and educational experience for RV enthusiasts. Explore a diverse range of motorhomes, custom van builds, tiny homes, and more. Attend workshops on outdoor space optimization and RV maintenance, and for some added fun, enjoy BMX bike stunts and scenic bayside cruises. Shop for the latest adventure gear and try cutting-edge equipment, and immerse yourself in expert-led seminars. Don’t miss this unforgettable event for family-friendly travel and exploration.

Broadway’s Rock of Ages Band(October 13th)

Experience the electrifying Broadway’s Rock of Ages Band on October 13th. Comprised of rock star musicians and lead singers from the original cast of the Tony Award-nominated musical, this band delivers a thrilling concert. They’re dedicated to recreating ‘80s rock hits with authenticity, performing songs by iconic bands like Bon Jovi, Foreigner, Journey, and more. These musicians have even played with some of the original artists. The lead singers, renowned Broadway stars, elevate the show with their exceptional vocals. Witness the energy, excitement, and nostalgia of ‘80s rock brought to life on stage.

Get your tickets to the performance here.

Harbor Day at the Docks: A Maritime Heritage Festival (October 14th)

Explore maritime heritage at the harborside festival along Sunset Avenue in West Ocean City Commercial Harbor. This event pays homage to the area’s rich history and vibrant fishing industries. Enjoy seafood cooking demos, crab picking contests, fish cleaning showcases, and exhibits highlighting local fishermen and nautical artisans. Dive into educational displays, savor delicious food, and check out the free kids’ activities. The festivities start at 10 am with a traditional Blessing of the Fleet ceremony. Don’t miss live performances by the Trinidad & Tobago Baltimore Steel Orchestra from 10am-12pm and Randy Lee Ashcraft & the Saltwater Cowboys from 1-3pm. It’s a day of maritime celebration and family fun!

Bronco Beach Bash (October 14th-15th)

Join the Bronco Beach Bash at Ocean City’s Inlet Parking Lot. The main event boasts a Show & Shine competition for Bronco owners to showcase their rides. Watch the Bronco Beach Cruise parade along the beach, commencing at sunrise and ending at 30th Street. For thrill-seekers, the custom-built Sand Course offers three shifts of obstacle fun right on the beach. The event runs from 10 am to 5 pm on both October 14th and 15th. Plus, don’t miss the exclusive Broncos After Dark social events around Ocean City on Friday and Saturday evenings. It’s a weekend of Bronco excitement!

For tickets, check out broncobeachbash.com.

Sunfest (October 19th-22nd)

Ocean City’s iconic Sunfest is back for its 48th year, promising an unforgettable experience. This festival combines art, crafts, and delicious food, featuring talented artisans, artists and food vendors offering everything from Eastern Shore specialties to a variety of flavors like pit beef, gyros, and Asian cuisine. Beer and wine are available for purchase to complement your food. With free live entertainment throughout the day, Sunfest 2023 ensures there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The best part? Admission to this four-day extravaganza is entirely free, making it a must-attend event for all seeking a taste of Ocean City.

OCtoberfest (October 19th-22nd)

Get ready for a spooktacular time at Ocean City’s OCtoberfest from October 19th to 22nd. The festivities kick off with a Halloween Beach Maze running from Thursday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, and on Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm. Don’t miss the Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade on the 21st at 1 pm, where furry friends flaunt their costumes. On the 22nd, join the excitement with the Great Pumpkin Race at 1 pm, followed by Drive in Disguise and Trunk or Treat (times to be announced). It’s a weekend of frightful fun and family-friendly activities to celebrate the Halloween spirit by the beach.

Shore Craft Beer’s OCtoberfest (October 28th)

Prepare for an unforgettable beer festival at Shore Craft Beer’s OCtoberfest on October 28th. This event located in Sunset Park boasts 15+ local craft breweries offering UNLIMITED tastings of over 40 beer styles, meads, and seltzers. Groove to live music and explore a wide range of vendors. Satisfy your taste buds with delectable offerings from local food trucks. The first 1500 attendees will receive commemorative pints. VIPs enjoy 4 hours of fun, while GAs get 3 hours. This family and pet-friendly fest promises a day of great beer, music, and outdoor enjoyment.

For tickets, check out shorecraftbeerfest.com.

Seacret’s Halloween Party & Costume Contest (October 29th)

Prepare for a Halloween party like no other, but only if you dare! Show off your most spectacular costume at Seacrets for a chance to win a thrilling trip for two to Jamaica. There are also cash prizes for the second and third-place winners, so bring your A-game. Judges will be on the lookout, so make sure to arrive early to secure your spot in the competition. The night promises a lineup of electrifying live entertainment, including Full Circle at 5 pm, Crash The Party at 9 pm, and Kono Nation with DJ Cruz at 10 pm. Get ready for a hauntingly good time!

For more details about this spook-tacular party, check out seacrets.com.

October in Ocean City, Maryland, promises a thrilling lineup of events, ensuring a memorable experience for visitors and locals alike. Whether you’re a car aficionado, music lover, or simply looking to embrace the festive spirit of the season, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Don’t miss out on the fun this October in Ocean City!

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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