Spring in Ocean City: Event Season Kicks Off

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With spring in full swing now, we are looking forward to a full slate of events to kick off the 2023 season! From fan conventions to aerial stunts and performances, the events this spring are sure to bring a lot of excitement to Ocean City.

Anime Ocean City

Rep your favorite anime characters at Ocean City’s first anime convention April 29th and 30th! Whether you are a casual fan or a certified otaku, this event has something for everyone. There will be panels, activities, contests and more during the two day event, all culminating in a cosplay parade at the end of the day on Sunday. For more information, check out animeoceancity.com.
It’s coming quick so make sure you have your hotel and tickets! Our hotels, >Doubletree, >Hilton, >Quality Inn Oceanfront, and >Holiday Inn Oceanfront are conveniently located less than two miles from the convention center.

OC Bridal Show

Wedding planning can be stressful but it doesn’t have to be. Enjoy a girl’s weekend and sip cocktails all while preparing for your upcoming nuptials. The event features top local wedding vendors as well as a fun fashion show showcasing the latest in bridal fashion; it’s your one-stop-shop for everything wedding related.
You can gather information on local venues, bridal shops, florists, hair and makeup artists and more. Check out all the featured vendors for the April 30th event here, and get your tickets here.


Spring into the season with one of Ocean City’s biggest events. Returning for its 32nd year on May 4th, Springfest is an OC tradition. The festival brings thousands to the Inlet to check out the vendors, food, music all while enjoying the warmer weather.
From the music to the food and vendors and many more activities, it’s fun for the whole family, and it’s a great time to spend the weekend in Ocean City before the season starts! Check out our boardwalk hotels, Plim PlazaHarrison HallCourtyard by MarriottQuality Inn BoardwalkHoliday Inn & SuitesFlagship Oceanfront, and Dunes Suites for a convenient boardwalk location for the weekend.

Cruisin’ OC Car Show

This semi-annual car show is a blast from the past with hundreds of classic cars cruising around town! The event starts on May 18th with a parade down the boardwalk, giving our boardwalk hotels a front row seat to the festivities. You can see cars all the way back to Model T’s to the modern sports cars like Lambroginis. No matter your taste in cars, there’s something for everyone. In addition to the boardwalk parade, there are carshows all over town, the main ones being at the Inlet and convention center.
But the main car shows and boardwalk parades aren’t the only attractions. There are specialty car shows for pedal cars and an after-dark neon lights car show, and also, automotive vendors showcasing new products as well as the Annual Pin-Up contest and live music.

For more information, check out the event website .

OC Air Show

Keep your eyes on the sky June 10th-11th! The US Air Force Thunderbirds and others return to perform their thrilling aerobatics as they take to the skies of Ocean City, Maryland once again. This event is set up from 13th to 17th Street giving spectators the best views of the incredible stunts and performances.
The event offers several different viewing experiences from the premium VIP Penthouse to the “Sandboxes” on the beach. Whether you are an aerial enthusiast or not, this event is a must see! Check out ocairshow.com for more details.
Our very own, Quality Inn Boardwalk is the host hotel for the event, but several of our other hotels offer the perfect locations for viewing the show without even leaving your room. Check out Harrison HallCourtyard by Marriott, and Holiday Inn & Suites for those perfect air show views!

Spring in Ocean City is already one of the best times of the year to visit because of the warmer weather and limited crowds, but these events add even more appeal to a perfect spring getaway!

Check out our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on OC events.

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!

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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