OceanCityHotels.com  
                                       offers the following ideas & events to help you plan
                                                 your stay at the beach all year round!

   
  Weekly Events in Ocean City, Maryland:

Afternoon Tea
Dunes Manor Hotel, 2800 Baltimore Ave.
Afternoon tea, cookies and crumpets in the lobby. Offered everyday except major holidays. 3-4 p.m.

Art League of Ocean City
Art League Building, 94th St. Bayside
Continuous exhibits featuring local and regional artists.  Monthly reception (with light refreshments) held the first Friday of each month from 5-7 p.m. Gallery open Tuesday through Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m. 410-524-9433  www.artleagueofoceancity.org

American Legion Bingo
2308 Philadelphia Ave., Thursdays at 7 p.m. 410-289-3166.

Holy Savior Church Bingo

17th St. & Coastal Hwy., Fridays at 6 p.m. 302-436-8313.


  Museums in or near Ocean City, Maryland:

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum
South End of Boardwalk at Inlet
Historic museum with exhibits of shipwrecks, beachwear, mermaid displays, sands from around the world, aquarium room and Davy Jones’ locker.  Gift shop with nautical gifts and books. Programs throughout summer. Small admission fee. June through September open daily, 11 am - 10 pm; May - October, open daily, 11 am - 4 pm; November - April, open weekends, 10 am - 4 pm 410-289-4991; www.ocmuseum.org

Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art (in Salisbury, MD)
909 South Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, Maryland 21804
Tel: 410.742.4988  /  FAX 410.742.3107
The most comprehensive collection of wildfowl carving in the world.  Explore this unique, indigenous North American art form from antique working decoys to internationally acclaimed contemporary sculpture and painting.  You can also take a class here. 
Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  www.wardmuseum.org
 
Julia A. Purnell Museum (in Snow Hill, MD, 35 minutes away)
(Open from April 1 to October 31)
208 W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD

"Worcester County in the Civil War". Exhibit depicts Worcester Countys role in the Civil War. Includes weapons, currency, uniforms & more. "A Variety of DelMarVa Vices: Drinking, Smoking and Gambling in Worcester County" Admission. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m. Claire Otterbein, 410-632-0515. www.purnellmuseum.com


  Summer Events

July and August Continuing Programs
Life-Saving Station Museum
(South end of Boardwalk
)

Gather outside the museum for fun facts & topics. A different subject each day. Monday-Saturday, 10:30 am. Topics include beach safety, aquarium feeding, knot tying, and all about sharks. 410-289-4991. Sandy@ocmuseum.org. www.ocmuseum.org.


June 28
Free Music Thursday
Somerset Plaza, between Boardwalk & Baltimore Ave.
Downtown Ocean City

Enjoy a relaxing summer evening with a free concert. A variety of music on Ocean City’s lovely pedestrian plaza. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Glenn Irwin, 410-289-7739. www.ocdc.org.

June 29
Family Fun Day
Sunset Park
S. Division St., Bayside

As part of its "Beyond the Boardwalk" series, the National Aquarium presents ocean health exhibits as well as children's activities. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

June 25-August 26
Ice Skating Shows
Carousel Resort Hotel, 118th St.

Professional ice skating shows nightly, open to the public. 6:30 p.m. 800-641-0011. www.carouselhotel.com.

Free Music Thursdays in July
Somerset Plaza, between Boardwalk & Baltimore Ave.,
Downtown Ocean City

Enjoy a relaxing summer evening with a free concert. A variety of music on Ocean City’s lovely pedestrian plaza. Thursdays in July, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in August, 6 p.m. Glenn Irwin, 410-289-7739. www.ocdc.org.

July 1- August 22
Sculpture of Glenn Linton

Julia A. Purnell Museum
208 W. Market St., Snow Hill

View an exhibit of marine life sculptures by local artist & children’s book author. Admission. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m. Claire Otterbein, 410-632-0515. www.purnellmuseum.com.

July 4
Jamboree in the Park,
Northside Park, 127th St & the Bay

Bring the entire family for clever arts & crafts, delicious food, exciting live entertainment & children’s activities. Family fun begins at 5 p.m. Fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. 

July 4
Concert on the Beach

N. Division St. & the Beach

Free patriotic concert begins at 8 p.m. featuring the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” followed by fabulous fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

July 4
Firecracker Mixer

OC Tennis Center, 61st St. & Bay

Start the holiday morning in a true tennis mixer where you get to play everyone. From 9-11 a.m. Sign-ups & fee required. Deadline July 3. Rod Dulany, 410-524-8337; 410-250-0125. rdulany@ococean.com.

July 11
Concerts on the Beach

N. Division St. Beach

Free live entertainment each week while you relax beside the cool Atlantic on warm summer nights. Tribute bands & local favorites entertain each Wednesday at 8 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair & enjoy the evening. 800-OC-OCEAN.

July 12
Bonfire Hour

N. Division St. Beach

Sit beside the bonfire & learn interesting facts, history & fun things to do in Ocean City. A different speaker each week. Thursdays at 9 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN. 410-289-2800.

July 12-15
OC Tuna Tournament

OC Fishing Center, off Rt. 50

Largest tuna tournament on the East Coast. Weigh-ins Thurs., 3-7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., from 4-7:30 p.m.; Sun., 4-7 p.m. 410-213-1121. www.oceancitytunatournament.com.

July 12-15
Paint Out

Somerset Plaza & OC area

Four days of artists creating sights and scenes of the Ocean City area culminate in a show and sale at Somerset Plaza on Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 410-524-9433. www.artleagueofoceancity.org.

July 13-15
OC Jr. Futures Series

OC Tennis Center, 61st St. & Bay

USTA sanctioned tournament for boys & girls 12,14,16 & 18. For juniors ranked below 20 in the state of MD. Deadline July 6. Another series July 27-29. Rod Dulany, 410-524-8337; 410-250-0125. rdulany@ococean.com.

July 15
Sundaes in the Park

Northside Park, 127th St. & Bay

Bring the family, a chair or blanket & enjoy free local & regional musical groups. Create your own ice cream sundae for a small fee. Free children’s activities each week. A great family evening each Sunday, 6-8pm.

July 18
Concerts on the Beach

N. Division St. Beach

Free live entertainment each week while you relax beside the cool Atlantic on warm summer nights. Tribute bands & local favorites entertain each Wednesday at 8 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair & enjoy the evening.

July 19
Bonfire Hour

N. Division St. Beach

Sit beside the bonfire & learn interesting facts, history & fun things to do in Ocean City. A different speaker each week. Thursdays at 9 p.m.  410-289-2800.

July 22
Sundaes in the Park

Northside Park, 127th St. & Bay

Bring the family, a chair or blanket & enjoy free local & regional musical groups. Create your own ice cream sundae for a small fee. Free children’s activities each week. A great family evening each Sunday, 6-8 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN.

July 25
Concerts on the Beach

N. Division St. Beach

Free live entertainment each week while you relax beside the cool Atlantic on warm summer nights. Tribute bands & local favorites entertain each Wednesday at 8 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair & enjoy the evening.

July 26
Bonfire Hour

N. Division St. Beach

Sit beside the bonfire & learn interesting facts, history & fun things to do in Ocean City. A different speaker each week. Thursdays at 9 p.m. 410-289-2800.

July 27-29
Greek Festival

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Join the fun & be Greek for the day! Enjoy delicious authentic cuisine & pastries, as well as traditional folk dancing. Imports, gifts & a cash raffle. Admission. Fri. & Sat., noon-11 p.m.; Sun., noon-9 p.m. Norma Lewis, 410-524-0990. Stgeorge@beachin.net.

July 29
Sundaes in the Park

Northside Park, 127th St. & Bay

Bring the family, a chair or blanket & enjoy free local & regional musical groups. Create your own ice cream sundae for a small fee. Free children’s activities each week. A great family evening each Sunday, 6-8 p.m.

July 30-August 1
Jesus at the Beach Music & Ministry Festival

Convention Center & N. Division St. Beach

Praise, drama & worship music. No program or main speakers, just a time of worship & ministry. Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Convention Center; 7-10 p.m. on the beach. Dick or Gary, 410-289-1296. www.jesusatthebeach.org.

August 2
Bonfire Hour

N. Division St. Beach

The cozy bonfire awaits as you learn interesting facts, history & fun things to do in Ocean City. A different speaker each week. Thursdays at 9 p.m. 410-289-2800.

August 4
Blessing of the Combines

Downtown, Snow Hill

Celebration of local farming & rural life with petting barnyard, live entertainment, antique farm equipment, arts & crafts, parade of combines & tractors. Saturday. 1-4 p.m. Becky Payne, 410-632-1334.

August 4-5
OC Car Shows-Celebrity Car Show

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

One of the super shows of Ocean City automotive events. A melting pot of the hottest vehicles from trucks, exotics, suv’s , bikes, classics & more. Top entertainment, celebrity appearances. Admission. Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Brian Stoehr, 302-436-0183. www.occarshow.com.

August 5
Sundaes in the Park

Northside Park, 127th St. & Bay

Bring the family, a chair or blanket & enjoy free local & regional musical groups. Create your own ice cream sundae for a small fee. Free children’s activities each week. A great family evening each Sunday, 6-8 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN.

August 6-10
White Marlin Open

Harbour Island, 14th St. & Bay

World’s largest billfish tournament. Come watch fish weigh-ins or compete for prize money. Prizes for catching white marlin, blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, dolphin & shark. Over 300 boats participated last year. Registration for boats, spectators see weigh-ins free of charge. Mon.-Fri., 4-9:15 p.m. Jim Motsko, 410-289-9229. www.whitemarlinopen.com.

August 8
Concerts on the Beach

N. Division St. Beach

Free live entertainment continues on hot August nights while you relax beside the cool Atlantic. Tribute bands & local favorites entertain each Wednesday at 8 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair & enjoy the evening.

August 9
Bonfire Hour

N. Division St. Beach

The cozy bonfire awaits as you learn interesting facts, history & fun things to do in Ocean City. A different speaker each week. Thursdays at 9 p.m.  410-289-2800.

August 10-12
Ocean City Junior Open

OC Tennis Center, 61st St. & Bay

Junior players from throughout the Mid-Atlantic compete in one of the top events on the Eastern Shore. This event is open to boys and girls & is part of the MD Grand Prix. USTA sanctioned tournament. Entry deadline August 3. Rod Dulany, 410-524-8337; 410-250-0125. rdulany@ococean.com.

August 10-12
Worcester County Fair

Byrd Park, Snow Hill

Old-fashioned fun with livestock, horse show, arts & crafts, rides, food, games & more. Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Earl Ludy. www.worcestercountyfair.com.

August 10-13
Antiques-by-the-Sea

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

The oldest continually running antique show on the Eastern Shore, this Ocean City tradition features exhibits by scores of area antique vendors. Admission. Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Mon., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Kristel Sheesley, 410-289-3453. www.stpaulsbythesea.org.

August 11
Kiddie Crab Round-up

Lagoon Dock, Northside Park, 125th St. & Bay

Morning of fun & learning about blue claw crabs & their environment. For children 12 years & under accompanied by an adult. Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Bob Gilmore, Ocean City Parrotheads, opbobgil@aol.com. www.ocphc.com.

August 12
Sundaes in the Park

Northside Park, 127th St. & Bay

Bring the family, a chair or blanket & enjoy free local & regional musical groups. Create your own ice cream sundae for a small fee. Free children’s activities each week. A great family evening each Sunday, 6-8 p.m.

August 13
Women’s Tennis Flings

OC Tennis Center, 61st St. & Bay

A fun tennis mixer with other challenging on and off court activities. The morning ends with a relaxing potluck lunch at the tennis courts. Great way to meet others and get involved in summer activities at the Tennis Center. Mon., 9:30 a.m.- noon. Rod Dulany, 410-524-8337; 410-250-0125. rdulany@ococean.com.

August 15
Concerts on the Beach

N. Division St. Beach

Free live entertainment continues on hot August nights while you relax beside the cool Atlantic. Tribute bands & local favorites entertain each Wednesday at 8 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair & enjoy the evening. 800-OC-OCEAN.

August 16
Bonfire Hour

N. Division St. Beach

The cozy bonfire awaits as you learn interesting facts, history & fun things to do in Ocean City. A different speaker each week. Thursdays at 9 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN. 410-289-2800.

August 19
Sundaes in the Park

Northside Park, 127th St & Bay

Bring the family, a chair or blanket & enjoy free local & regional musical groups. Create your own ice cream sundae for a small fee. Free children’s activities each week. A great family evening each Sunday, 6-8 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN.

August 22
Concerts on the Beach

N. Division St. Beach

Free live entertainment continues on hot August nights while you relax beside the cool Atlantic. Tribute bands & local favorites entertain each Wednesday at 8 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair & enjoy the evening. 800-OC-OCEAN.

August 22-25
Great Pocomoke Fair

8th & Broad St., Pocomoke City

Livestock activities, rides, talent show, fireworks, harness horse race, bingo & more. Admission. www.thegreatpocomokefair.org.

August 23
Bonfire Hour

N. Division St. Beach

The cozy bonfire awaits as you learn interesting facts, history & fun things to do in Ocean City. A different speaker each week. Thursdays at 9 p.m.  410-289-2800.

August 25
Baltimore Boxing

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Boxing returns to Ocean City! Tickets at 800-551-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Convention Center Box Office Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

August 26
Sundaes in the Park

Northside Park, 127th St. & Bay

Bring the family, a chair or blanket & enjoy free local & regional musical groups. Create your own ice cream sundae for a small fee. Free children’s activities each week. A great family evening each Sunday, 6-8 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN.

August 29
Concerts on the Beach

N. Division St. Beach

Free live entertainment continues on hot August nights while you relax beside the cool Atlantic. Tribute bands & local favorites entertain each Wednesday at 8 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair & enjoy the evening. 800-OC-OCEAN.

August 31-September 2
Labor Day Weekend Art & Crafts Festival

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

An unusual mix of hand-crafted wares, including original oils & watercolors, stained glass, ceramics, candles & and other unusual gift and household items. A unique shopping experience. Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Ahastings@go-signs.com.

September 1-2
Labor Day Weekend Concerts

N. Division St. Beach

Enjoy free concerts on the beach. Bring a blanket or chair & enjoy the holiday weekend beside the ocean. 800-OC-OCEAN.

September 1-October 31
Delmarva Needle Art Show & Competition

Julia A. Purnell Museum, 208 W. Market St.
Snow Hill

Popular exhibit of regional needle art including quilts, embroidery & more. Cast your vote for the viewers’ choice award. Admission. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m. Claire Otterbein, 410-632-0515. www.purnellmuseum.com.

September 13-16
Delmarva Bike Week

Ocean Downs Racetrack/ Ocean City Area

More than 100,000 motorcycle enthusiasts attend this event with major concerts, celebrity bike builders, thrill shows, games, contests & more. Over 170 vendors from regional & national companies. Thurs.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Bruce Bennett, 410-629-1560. www.delmarvabikeweek.com.

September 14-16
Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

14k, sterling jewelry, pearls, beads, loose stones, remounts, repairs & more. Admission. Fri., noon-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Barbara Haney, 804-746-7663.

September 20-21
Sandcastle Home Tour

Ocean City Area

Ten unique Ocean City area homes on display in this third annual event. Tickets required. 410-524-9433. www.artleagueofoceancity.org.

September 20-23
Sunfest,
Ocean City’s biggest festival, Inlet Lot

 Fine art, distinctive crafts, performers on two stages & a variety of food vendors including gourmet delights. Fall children’s activities include pumpkin decorating & scarecrow making. Evening headline entertainers require ticket, available on Ticketmaster.com ; 800-551-7328 or Convention Center Box Office Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunfest hours, Thurs.- Sat., 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Headline ticketed entertainment includes:
Thurs., The Hubcaps; Fri., Josh Gracin & Heartland; Sat., Wayne Newton.
Tickets go on sale Feb. 26.

(Ride the bus to Sunfest by using satellite parking or West Ocean City Park & Ride. The shuttle from Park & Ride is only $1 all day & parking is free.).

September 20-23
Sunfest Kite Festival

On the Beach between N. Division St. & 7th St.

Enjoy four days filled with spectacular kite flying. Children’s workshop, kite battles & the East Coast’s premier sport kite competition. Master kite flyers from around the world showcase their aerial displays of art. Thurs.-Sun., 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Jay Knerr, 410-289-7855. www.kiteloft.com.

September 21-23
Berlin Fiddlers Convention

Main St., Berlin

Annual event begins Friday evening with a free concert, continues through the acoustic music competition on Saturday and ends with Sunday morning Bluegrass Gospel Jam. Also crafters & food. Fri., 7-10 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sun., 9 a.m.- noon. www.berlinmdcc.org.

September 22
OC Classics Karate Tournament

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

National Karate Tournament of Champions. Over 150 NASKA national divisions, eight youth and adult under black belt grand champions to be awarded. Cash awards. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. Admission. 410-430-1648. www.oceancityclassics.com

 

  2007 Fall Events

September 28-29
Winefest on the Beach

Inlet Parking Lot

Wine samplings, arts & crafts, live entertainment & food. Admission. Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Chris Noke. 410-280-3306. www.winefest.com.

October 4-7
10th Annual Endless Summer Cruisin’

Inlet Parking Lot

Car show features 1500 hot rods, customs, muscle cars, classics & more. Live entertainment, commercial vendors, boardwalk parades & special attractions. Admission. Thurs.-Sun., 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Jack Hennen, 410-798-6304. www.specialeventpro.com.

October 5
Family Campfire on the Beach

130th St. on the Beach

Bring your family for a night of fun with a good old-fashioned campfire. Entertainment storytelling, music and refreshments. S’mores and hot chocolate offered. Bring your beach blankets, warm clothes and the whole family for a night out on the beach. 6 p.m. 410-250-0125.

October 5-7
Oktoberfest

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Eat, drink & be merry with schnitzels, wursts & barrels of bier. Three full days of continuous entertainment including Jolly Joe & the Bavarians, the Pennsylvania Villagers, Enzian Volkstanzgruppe Dancers & more. Admission. Fri.& Sat., 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Mike Wicklein/Starr George. www.oceanpromotions.info. oceanpromotions@beachin.net.

October 5-7
Oktoberfest Art & Craft Fair

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Oktoberfest in the traditional German style is complemented by over 100 exhibitors displaying holiday items, gifts, fine art & more. Admission. Fri., 11 a.m.– 6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. –6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mike Wicklein/Starr George. www.oceanpromotions.info. oceanpromotions@beachin.net.

October 6-7
Chesapeake Celtic Festival

Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum
Snow Hill

Border Collies, music & dance on three performance areas, pipe bands, clan booths, lectures, Celtic marketplace & food court. Admission. Sat. & Sun., 11a.m.-5:30 p.m. Kathy Fisher, 410-632-2032. www.celticfest.net.

October 6-7
Fly-In

OC Municipal Airport

Annual Fly-In offers fun for the whole family. Display aircraft include restored vintage planes along with aircraft from the MD National Guard, United States Air Force, United States Coast Guard, United States Marine Corps & MD State Police. Educational presentations, demonstrations, food, music & the FAA wings program. Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN.

October 6-7
MD State Numismatic Assoc. Coin Show

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Over 70 dealers offer gold, silver, U.S. and foreign coins, jewelry, medals and more. Educational exhibits and club meetings. Free admission. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. 443-623-7025. www.coinshows.com.

October 13-14
Free State Corvette Club Weekend

Inlet Parking Lot

21st gathering of Corvette enthusiasts. Car shows & road rallies. Boardwalk parade Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Car show, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 410-590-5630. www.freestatecorvette.com.

October 20
Fiber Art Fashion Show

Nassawango Country Club, Snow Hill

Fashion show features work in regional textile & fiber artists. Includes all-inclusive luncheon. Proceeds benefit museum. Noon. Ticket required. Claire Otterbein, 410-632-0515. www.purnellmuseum.com.

October 27
Julia A. Purnell’s Birthday Party

Julia A. Purnell Museum, 208 W. Market St.
Snow Hill

Free admission & refreshments, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Claire Otterbein, 410-632-0515. www.purnellmuseum.com.

October 27
Seaside 10 Mile and 5k Run

Ocean City

Runners from around the country enjoy this fall run through Ocean City. Complete the 10-mile race or the 5K Fun Run. Race headquarters is the Inlet Lot. Both races begin at 9 a.m. 410-250-0125. 800-OC-OCEAN.

October 27
Swing for Youth Golf Open

Eagle’s Landing Golf Course

Four-player Florida scramble with best two balls out of four. Benefits OC Recreation Boosters, which earmark all funds for youth recreation programs. Bob Croll, 800-283-3846. Rcroll@ococean.com.

October 28
Halloween Spook-out Party

Northside Park Complex, 125th St. & Bay

Participants of all ages can have a howling good time with events that include carnival games, arts & crafts, hayrides, snacks & much more. Costume contests scheduled throughout the event. Sun., 1-3 p.m. 410-250-0125.

November 2
Starving Artist Supper

Art League Building, 94th St. Bayside

Annual supper presented by the Art League of Ocean City. Soups, desserts & bread. Admission. Friday, 4-7 p.m. 410-524-9433. www.artleagueofoceancity.org.

November 3-4
Fallfest of Fine Art

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Juried show features fine art painters, sculptors & mixed media high crafts. Admission. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Donald A. Hastings, 410-524-9177. www.donaldsduckshoppe.com.

November 3-4
Christmas Craft Expo

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Juried arts & crafts show. Great opportunity to pick up that gift for the special person. Admission. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Donald A. Hastings, 410-524-9177. www.donaldsduckshoppe.com.

November 15-January 1, 2008
Winterfest of Lights

Townwide, Inlet lot and Northside Park, 127th St.

Dazzling lights on cold winter nights put everyone in a holiday mood. Ocean City’s award-winning light displays begin with the tunnel of lights at the Inlet where you find the beach filled with lights boasting a nautical theme. Travel the avenues of Ocean City to see the old-fashioned lighted wreaths, then it’s on to Northside Park to see hundreds of animated lighted displays. Browse Yukon Cornelius’ gift shop for a special gift, have a photo taken with Santa & enjoy hot chocolate in the heated, decorated tent while you wait to board the Winterfest Express to tour the lights. Small fee to ride tram. Sun.-Thurs., 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5:30-10:30 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN.

November 15-December 31
Carousel Winter Wonderland

Carousel Resort Hotel, 118th St.

Dazzling holiday decorations, indoor ice skating rink open to the public. Admission to the ice skating rink includes skates. Mon.- Fri., 4-9 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 800-641-0011. www.carouselhotel.com.

November 18
Turkey Trot

Eagle’s Landing Golf Course

One of the last chances for a great golf tournament before cold weather. Four-player scramble for adults, includes a turkey feast after play. Bob Croll. 800-283-3846.

November 23-25
Holiday Shopper’s Fair

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Shopping extravaganza with quality crafts, photography, florals, wrought iron, jewelry, Nascar items, toys & more. Door prizes, children’s activities & a non-shoppers lounge. Admission. Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Janice Cropper, 410-723-8605. Jcropper@ococean.com.  Holiday Shopper's Fair Fact Sheet and Application

December 1, 2007 January 1, 2008
Winterfest of Lights

Townwide, Inlet lot and Northside Park, 127th St.

Dazzling lights to put everyone in a holiday mood. Tour the tunnel of lights at the Inlet where you find the beach filled with lights boasting a nautical theme. Along the avenues of Ocean City, see old-fashioned lighted wreaths. At Northside Park, see hundreds of animated lighted displays. Browse Yukon Cornelius’ gift shop for a special gift, have a photo taken with Santa & enjoy hot chocolate in the heated, decorated tent while you wait to board the Winterfest Express to tour the lights. Ocean City has won awards of distinction for this striking display including the American Bus Association Top 100 Events & America Online’s City Guide Second in the country! Small fee to ride tram. Sun.-Thurs., 5:30-9:30 p.m; Fri.-Sat., 5:30-10:30p.m.

December 1
Victorian Christmas Celebration

Julia A. Purnell Museum, 208 W. Market St.
Snow Hill

Attend an old-fashioned holiday party with Victorian music, decorations & refreshments. Admission. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Claire Otterbein, 410-632-0515. www.purnellmuseum.com.

December 1
Ocean City Christmas Parade

125th St. to 115th St., Coastal Hwy.

Professionally judged parade with bands, floats, marching units, antique cars & more. Saturday, 11a.m.- 2 p.m. Sponsored by Gold Coast Mall Merchants Assoc. 410-524-9000. Honijarvis@cs.com.

December 2
Holiday Open House

OC Life Saving Station Museum
South End of Boardwalk at Inlet

Enjoy this historic Ocean City site, see the displays & do all your shopping in the unique gift shop. Sunday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. 410-289-4991. www.ocmuseum.org.

December 8
Early Eastern Shore Christmas

Museums of Worcester County

The 10 museums of Worcester County each display Christmas traditions of times past. Each facility features a different display. Self-guided tours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. www.octhebeach.com/museum.

December 8-29
Victorian Christmas

Berlin

Month-long celebrations include animated window displays, horse & carriage rides, breakfast with Santa, concerts, parade, house tours, Victorian fashion show & teas. Santa visits weekends at the Atlantic Hotel. Fee for some events. Most are free to the public. 410-641-4775. www.berlinmdcc.org

December 31
New Year’s Eve

Townwide celebrations at your favorite hotel or restaurant

Enjoy ringing in the new year at your favorite summer place. Many Ocean City hotels, clubs & restaurants offer special packages or menus for this special night.

December 31
New Year’s Eve Bus Rides

Town of Ocean City

The Town of Ocean City offers free bus services for New Year’s Eve from 6 a.m. New Year’s Eve to 6 a.m. New Year’s Day.

 

  2008 Events

January 19-20
Nautical & Wildlife Art Festival

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Shore’s premier nautical & wildlife fine art presentation. Painters, artists & sculptors from 15 states. Admission. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Donald A. Hastings, 410-524-9177. www.donaldsduckshoppe.com.

January 19-20
North American Craft Show

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Shore’s largest juried craft exposition. Admission. Sat., 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Donald A. Hastings, 410-524-9177. www.donaldsduckshoppe.com


February  Ocean City Hot Rod and Custom Car Show

Premier custom car show featuring some of the finest hot rods in the region along with commercial vendors, live entertainment, special attractions & more. Fri., 4-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Jack Hennen, 410-798-6304. www.specialeventpro.com

February Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra Mid-Season Concert
Community Church at Ocean Pines, Rt. 589

Warm up with great music by Copeland & Bartok. Featuring Andrew Balio of the BSO playing Haydn’s “Trumpet Concerto.” Finale: Beethoven’s Symphony #3, the “Eroica.” Admission. Sunday, 3 p.m. Pre-concert lecture, 2 p.m. Andrea Barnes, 888-846-8600. www.midatlanticsymphony.org


February Seaside Boat Show

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Eastern Shores largest boat show with accessories, crafts, & more.
The boat show that works for children. Admission. Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Charlie Dorman, 410-632-3676.  www.ocboatshow.com


February  Reach the Beach Cheer & Dance Open National Championships
Convention Center
, 40th St. & Bay

Over 200 of the best recreation & school cheerleading & dance teams competing to win the title of National Champion. Largest national championship on the East Coast. Admission. Fri., 5 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.- 9:30 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m. 9:30 p.m. American Dance & Cheer Academy, 877-322-2310. www.reach-the-beach.com


February
 
Basket Bingo
15th St. Firehouse

Benefits OC Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.
Raffles, silent auction and Chinese auction. Doors open at 6 p.m. Begins at 7 p.m. Tickets in advance or at the door. Jessie Cropper, 410-251-7224.

 

March  St. Patricks Indoor Soccer Tournaments
Northside Park, 125th St. & Bay

Over 100 teams over the three weekends will attend this growing tournament for all ages. Registration, OC Recreation & Parks, 410-250-0125.


March
Ocean City Job Fair
Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Area businesses interview and hire for the summer season. Interested potential employees are encouraged to attend this event for a great start towards summer employment. Saturday, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. OC Chamber of Commerce, 888-626-3386.


March
Quota International of Ocean City Antique & Collectibles Show
Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Antique estate jewelry, furniture, glassware, toys, linens, clothing & more. Requested donation. Fri., 5-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Honey Jarvis, 410-524-9000.


March
 St. Patricks Day Parade
Festival at 45th St. Village
Parade begins at 61st St.

Annual parade & festival celebrates the wearin o the green.An Ocean City tradition. Saturday. Festival, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., with live Irish entertainment, Irish apparel, dancers, face painting, food and drink. Parade at noon begins at 61st St. and travels south to 45th. Buck Mann, 410-289-6156. Mannatoc@aol.com


March
Home Condo & Garden Show & Art & Craft Fair
Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Fresh ideas on decorating, remodeling, accessorizing or building your home all under one roof. Over 200 exhibitors display products & services for home & garden, complimented by artists showcasing their most creative crafts & gift items. Admission. Fri., noon-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Mike Wicklein/Starr George, 410-524-7020 www.oceanpromotions.info


March
Mariner String Quartet
Community Church at Ocean Pines, Rt. 589

Great classics mixed with pop. Movements & songs from Gershwin, Mozart, Porter, Brahms, Bernstein, Beethoven & others in a delightful potpourri. Admission. Sunday, 3 p.m. Andrea Barnes, 888-846-8600. www.midatlanticsymphony.org


March / April

Reach the Beach All Star & College Cheerleading Open National Championships
Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

All star & college cheerleading teams compete to win national champion. Competition draws teams from across the eastern United States.
Admission. Fri., 5-9:30 p.m.; Sat., 7:30 a.m.- 9:30 p.m.; Sun., 7:30 a.m.- 9:30 p.m.
American Cheer & Dance Academy, 877-322-2310.  www.reach-the-beach.com

 
April
Hooked Rug Exhibit
Dunes Manor Hotel, 28th St. & Baltimore Ave.

Traditional hand-hooked rug exhibit featuring an extensive variety of rugs, wall hangings, pictures & more in primitive or tapestry style. Exhibit held during the 13th annual MD Shores Rug Hooking School. Thursday, 12 noon- 8 p.m. Janice Russell, 410-289-4110. Ocrug@aol.com


April
Easter Kids Fair
Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Continuous events, activities & entertainment including Beanny the Easter Bunny, egg hunts, coloring tables, magic & puppet shows, clowns, contests & more. Admission. Fri., 1-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Mike Wicklein/Starr George, 410-524-7020. www.oceanpromotions.info


April  Spring Celebration

Main St., Berlin

Events for children & adults. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, games, live entertainment, pig races & more. www.berlinmdcc.org  410-641-4775. 

April  Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra Season Finale
Community Church, Ocean Pines, Rt 589

Orchestra performs Saint-Saens: cello concerto with MSO principal cellist Adam Gonzales. The finale is the beautiful Brahms symphony #2. Admission. Sunday, 3 p.m. Pre-concert lecture, 2 p.m. Andrea Barnes, 888-846-8600. www.midatlanticsymphony.org


April 
MD International Kite Festival and Exposition
5th St. & Boardwalk to N. Division St.

Kite competition consisting of multi-level precision flying events and international kite flyers.  Fri.-Sun., 9 a.m.- 10 p.m. Jay Knerr, 410-289-7855.


April  Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition
Convention Center
, 40th St. & Bay
.

Over 1,600 carvings & sculptures by competitors from around the world. Vendors sell art, jewelry, carvings & supplies. Benefit auction Saturday, 3 p.m. Seminars and childrens activities all weekend. Admission. Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Helen Ragan, Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, 410-742-4988, ext. 106. www.wardmuseum.org

May Springfest 
Inlet Parking Lot

4 days of live entertainment including local and regional favorites on two stages. Over 180 crafters in two big-top arts and crafts tents, gourmet and commercial vendors, as well as more than 30 food vendors.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 4 through 6, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 7, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.