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Town of Ocean City, Maryland,
Calendar of Events 2007
*Event dates and times subject to change.
Please call 1 800-626-2326 to confirm events before
traveling long distances and making plans.
Compiled by the Department of Tourism,
Town of Ocean City, MD. 410-289-2800

January | February | March | April | May | June | July
August |September | October | November | December

EVERY MONTH

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum
South end of Boardwalk at Inlet

Historic museum offers a glimpse into Ocean City’s past with exhibits of shipwrecks & beachwear. Also mermaid displays, sands from around the world, aquarium room & Davy Jones’ locker. Unique gift shop with interesting selection of nautical gifts & books. Small admission fee. June - September, daily, 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.; May & October, daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; November & December, weekends, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. During winter months please call for hours. 410-289-4991. www.ocmuseum.org.

Art League of Ocean City Exhibit & Receptions
Art League Building, 94th St., Bayside

Continuous exhibits featuring local & regional artists, complemented by a monthly reception, held the first Friday of each month, Feb.-Oct., from 5-7 p.m. Light refreshments offered. Free & open to the public. Gallery open Tues.-Sun., 1- 4 p.m. 410-524-9433. www.artleagueofoceancity.org.

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March 2008 Ocean City Calendar of Events

March 8
Handbell Ringers Concert

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, Area III gather for their spring festival, which culminates with a concert featuring 600 handbell ringers. Registration required to participate in event, concert free and open to the public Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Linda S. Simms, 302-677-0187. www.areaiii.org.

March 8-9
Ocean City Hot Rod & Custom Car Show

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Premier indoor car show featuring exotic customs, classics, street machines & muscle cars along with special feature attractions, entertainment, vendors & more. Admission. Sat., 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Jack Hennen, 410-798-6304. www.oceancitycarshows.com.

March 14-16
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 new products & services for home & garden, complemented 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. oceanpromotions[email protected] www.oceanpromotions.info.

March 15
St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

60th St. south to 44th St.

Annual parade & festival celebrates the “wearin o’ the green.” An Ocean City tradition with over 100 entrants including marching bands, floats, law enforcement groups & more. Followed by entertainment, food & beverages at festival. Saturday. Festival, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., parade at noon. [email protected]. Buck Mann, 410-289-6156.

March 21-23
Easter Art & Craft Fair

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Over 100 exhibitors displaying unique hand-crafted items including wearable art, jewelry, lawn & garden décor, toys, florals, fine art, caricature & more. Admission includes Easter Kids Fair. Fri., 11-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mike Wicklein/Starr George. [email protected]. www.oceanpromotions.info.

March 21-23
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, sand art, dancing, games, contests & more. Admission includes art & crafts fair. Fri., 11-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Mike Wicklein/Starr George. www.oceanpromotions.info. [email protected].

March 22
Spring Celebration

Main St., Berlin

Events for adults & children alike. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, games, crafters, entertainment, food & more. Also Berlin’s Annual Pig Race day. Carol Kenney, 410-641-4775. www.berlinmdcc.org.

March 29-30
Adult Basketball Tournament

Northside Park Recreation Complex
127th St. & Bay

Perfect for those looking for a tough competition. Team entry allows you to join with friends & test your skills against others for tournament champion. Open to ages 35 +. Additional session April 11-14, open to all ages. Registration, Ron Strickler, 410-250-0125. www.ococean.com./recprograms.html.

March 30
Mid-Atlantic Symphony

Community Church at Ocean Pines, Rt. 589

Performances feature the Peabody Violin & Peabody Children’s Chorus. Admission. Sunday, 3 p.m., pre-concert discussion, 2 p.m. 888-846-8600. www.midatlanticsymphony.org.

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April 2008 Ocean City Calendar of Events

April 1-October 31
Julia A. Purnell Museum Exhibit

208 W. Main St.

New exhibit depicting religious life on the Eastern Shore. Admission. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m. Claire Otterbein, 410-632-0515. www.purnellmuseum.com. [email protected].

April 4-6
Reach the Beach All Star Internationals

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Cheerleading & dance competitions. One of the largest all star & college events in the country. Admission. Fri., 4-9 p.m.; Sat., 7:30 a.m.- 11 p.m.; Sun., 7:30 a.m.- 11 p.m. Kim Salyers, 877-322-2310. www.acdaspirit.com.

April 10
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 15th annual MD Shores Rug Hooking School. Thursday, 12 noon- 8 p.m. Janice Russell, 410-289-4110. [email protected].

April 18-20
Quota International of OC Antiques & Collectibles Show

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

An array of antiques & collectibles from jewelry, paintings, primitive, furniture & linens. Dealers from around Delmarva & the Mid-Atlantic. Admission. Fri., 5-8 p.m.; Sat., 10a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Connie Bernal, 410-430-5063. [email protected].

April 25-26
Sweet Adelines Regional Convention & Competition

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Entertaining weekend of four-part a capella harmony, sung in the barbershop style. The stage comes alive with dazzling costumes & choreographed music that spans decades of music. Admission. Fri., 5-10 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (chorus contest), Sat., 8:30 p.m.- 10 p.m. (Show of Champions). Bev Lachat, 717-790-4530. www.region19sai.org. [email protected].

April 25-27
MD International Kite Exposition

On the Beach, 1st St.- 6th St.

Come enjoy one of the largest kite festivals in the USA. Multi-level precision flying events using dual & quad line kites. Internationally known kite flyers show unique displays. Fri.-Sun., 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Jay Knerr, 410-289-7855. www.kiteloft.com.

April 25-27
Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition & Art Festival

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Carvers & visitors from across the world convene for the most prestigious competition of wildfowl art, which includes benefit auction, classes, seminars & demonstrations, & children’s activities. Over 100 exhibitors of art & supplies, folk art, ceramics, jewelry & home decorating items. 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.

April 26
Mid-Atlantic Symphony Season Finale

Community Church, Ocean Pines, Rt. 589

Orchestra performs Mozart’s “Overture to the Magic Flute,” Chopin’s “ Piano Concert No. 2 in F Minor” & “Shumann’s “ Symphony #3 in Eb Minor.” Admission. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. Andrea Barnes, 888-846-8600. www.midatlanticsymphony.org.

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May 2008 - Calendar of Events - Ocean City, Maryland

May 1-October 31
Julia A. Purnell Museum Exhibit

208 W. Main St., Snow Hill

Experience American folk art with a new display of antique quilts. Admission. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. Claire Otterbein, 410-632-0515. www.purnellmuseum.com.

May 1-4
Springfest

Inlet Parking Area

Start the summer season enjoying live entertainment including local, regional & nationally known favorites on two stages, 184 crafters in huge tents, & food vendors of every variety. Entertainment is free with the exception of ticketed evening shows which include Beatlemania Again, Thursday at 8 p.m.; Emerson Drive, Friday at 8 p.m.; Three Dog Night, Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets available at the Convention Center Box Office, Mon.- Fri., 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., ticketmaster.com. or 800-551-7328. Springfest hours, Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Accommodations & Information: 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326).

Free parking is available at the West Ocean City Park & Ride. Park free & ride shuttle bus to Springfest for $1.

May 2-3
Festivals of Music

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Music festival for middle, junior & high school instrumental & choral organizations. Instrumental & choral performances, Fri., 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Parade on Boardwalk, Sat., 9 a.m. Kathy Bird, 610-327-3050. www.festivalsofmusic.com.

May 10
Historic Church Tour

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

Visit the many historic churches in Snow Hill to learn history & architecture of the area. Saturday. Admission. Claire Otterbein, 410-632-0515. www.purnellmuseum.com.

May 10
White Marlin Festival & Crab Soup Cookoff

Somerset St. Plaza, Downtown OC

An afternoon of fun & activities, including a competitive crab soup cookoff contest, featuring local chefs, live music, community exhibits, face painting & clowns for the children. Fee to sample soups & vote for favorite. Saturday, noon- 4 p.m. 410-289-1413. www.downtownassociation.net.

May 15-18
Cruisin’ Ocean City

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay
Inlet Parking Lot

Popular car show features 3,000 hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars & more. Live entertainment, celebrity guests, special attractions, boardwalk parades, vendor midway & more. Admission. Thurs.-Sat., 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Jack Hennen, 410-798-6304. www.specialeventpro.com. [email protected].

May 16-17
Scrapbook Shopping Expo

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Come shop or crop! Vendors available to help you with all of your scrapbooking needs. This two-day event is a great time to gather with friends & preserve your memories.
Admission. Fri., 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Christine Olley, 302-841-8884. www.theoceanretreats.com.

May 17-June 18
Salute to the Services

Townwide-Ocean City

Special discount program honoring those serving community & country. Participating hotels, motels, restaurants & attractions offer discounts during this time to military, police, EMS & fire personnel showing their credentials. Some restrictions apply. Discount information can be found on www.salutetotheservices.com. Ocean City Hotel-Motel- Restaurant Association, 800-626-2326.

May 18
International Museum Day

OC Life Saving Station Museum, South end of Boardwalk

Enjoy free admission to the museum & explore Ocean City’s best-kept secret. Interesting displays on history, the lore of the sea & more. Sunday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sandy Hurley, 410-289-4991. [email protected]. www.ocmuseum.org.

May 18
International Museum Day

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

Free admission to celebrate museums around the world. Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Claire Otterbein, 410-632-0515. www.purnellmuseum.com.

May 24-25
Spring Arts & Crafts Show

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Ocean City’s only Memorial Day craft show featuring home-made crafts, jewelry, candles, photography, crafts, florals, homemade bakery items & more. Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Janice Cropper, 410-213-0735. [email protected].

May 31
Council of Baltimore Ravens Roosts Annual Parade

19th St. & Baltimore Ave. to 28th St.

Annual parade showcasing 50 member roosts from MD, DE & PA, as they show pride for the Baltimore Ravens. Players, cheerleaders, mascots, bands. Floats & more in this two-hour parade. Featured appearance by the Pep Band of Baltimore’s Marching Ravens. Saturday, 10 a.m. Ed Young, 410-726-2416. www.councilrr.com.

May 31-June 2
Ride Across MD

Francis Scott Key Motel, & OC Area

Motorcycle ride to benefit fight against breast cancer. Ride begins in Columbia & ends in OC. Registration. Teresa Jones, 410-992-9999. www.rideacrossmaryland.org.

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June 2008 Calendar of Events for Ocean City Maryland

June 1-8
Ocean City Restaurant Week

City-Wide

Week-long culinary experience allows guests to indulge in the finest OC fare at fixed prices. Participating restaurants offer two- & three-course meals at $20 & $30, respectively. No tickets or passes required, but reservations are appreciated. OC Hotel-Motel-Restaurant-Assoc., 800-626-2326. www.oceancityrestaurantweek.com.

June 1-20
Play It Safe

Ocean City Area

High school graduates from the class of 2008 are invited to participate in fun, free activities including karaoke, beach volleyball, windsurfing, kayaking, rock climbing, midnight bowling, basketball, mini golf, laser tag, access to health & racquet club, paintball & much more. All events are alcohol & drug free, encouraging responsible fun while celebrating. As a bonus, participants of events receive wristbands entitling them to free Town of Ocean City bus transportation. Lois Twilley, 410-632-0056. www.playitsafeoceancity.com.

June 6-8
Eastern Shore Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Championship

OC Tennis Center, 61st St. & Bay

Eastern Shore men’s & women’s tennis tournament will attract some of the best players in the Mid-Atlantic region. Join this prestigious tournament as player or spectator. USTA- sanctioned tournament. Registration fee. Spectators free. Fri., 6-9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Rod Dulany, 410-524-8337. [email protected]. www.ococean.com./tennis.

June 7-8
OC Car & Truck Show

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

The biggest automotive & youth culture event at the beach with hundreds of vehicles, music, entertainment, celebrity appearances & much more. Admission. Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Brian Stoehr, 302-436-0183. www.occarshow.com. [email protected].

June 7-8
Mid-Atlantic Classic Chevy Festival

Francis Scott Key Motel, Rt. 50

Open to all 1929-72 Chevrolets. Events include boardwalk cruise & competitions for best paint, interior & engine. Sat., 1-8 p.m.; Sunday, 8:15 a.m.- 4 p.m. Keith Bowie, 302-732-3241.

June 10-11
OC Air Show

OC Beach & Boardwalk

New event features military aircraft demonstrations and flyovers, along with civilian aerobatic performances from noon to 3 p.m. each day. Interactive displays and exhibits open on the streets surrounding the show center, located near 16th Street on the Boardwalk. In conjunction with the Air Show, on Monday, June 9th, the OC Municipal Airport will host an open house, where aircraft can be viewed up close. A schedule of activities will be announced in March on www.ocairshow.com.

June 14
Village Fair

Main St., Berlin

Old time celebration includes children’s play land, craft & food vendors, entertainment, Berlin Idol contest, bathtub races & more. Saturday, 410-641-4775. www.berlinmdcc.org.

June 14
OceanCity.com Sandcastle Contest

Carousel Resort Hotel & Condominiums, 118th St.

Events include a professional showcase & clinic at 9:30 a.m., with contest construction 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Award ceremony at 3 p.m. “Medieval Times” will appear with “knights” in a choreographed combat exhibition. Judging by local celebrities. Proceeds benefit “Play It Safe” program. Saturday. Spectators no admission charge. Registration fees may apply. Ann McGinnis Hillyer, 410-703-1970. www.oceancity.com.

June 14
Flag Day Ceremony

Northside Park, 127th St. & Bay

Celebrate the nation’s symbol as Ocean City pauses for the pledge with a ceremony & patriotic music at the Flag Plaza. Saturday, 7 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326).

June 14-20
MD State Firemen’s Assoc. Conference & Parade

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay
Parade, Downtown OC

Annual conference with equipment & vendors. Parade, Wednesday, 1 p.m. Leonard King. www.msfa.org.

June 21
Children’s Discovery Day

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

Introduce children to the fun, learning & value of a museum. Includes art activities, scavenger hunt & more. Admission for adults, children free. Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Claire Otterbein, 410-632-0515. www.purnellmuseum.com. [email protected].

June 21-22
Art’s Alive

Northside Park, 127th St.

Fine art at the beach as over 100 artists display & sell their treasures. Enjoy relaxing music as you lunch at the “Artists’ Café,” around the picturesque lagoon. Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326).

June 28
East Coast Pullers Truck & Tractor Pull

Pocomoke Fairgrounds, Pocomoke City

Super & pro-stock tractors, a Lucas Oil-sanctioned event. Admission. Saturday, 7-11 p.m. John W. Smith, 443-614-3044. www.thegreatpocomokefair.org.

July & August Continuing Programs

Free Summer 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, & all about sharks. 410-289-4991. [email protected]. www.ocmuseum.org.

Late June –Late August
Ice Skating Shows

Carousel Resort Hotel, 118th St.

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

Art League of Ocean City Exhibit & Receptions
Art League Building, 94th St., Bayside

Continuous exhibits featuring local & regional artists, complemented by a monthly reception, held the first Friday of each month from 5-7 p.m. Light refreshments offered. Free & open to the public. Gallery open Tues-Thurs., 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Fri. - Sun., 1-4 p.m. 410-524-9433. www.artleagueofoceancity.org.

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum
South end of Boardwalk at Inlet

Historic museum offers a glimpse into Ocean City’s past with exhibits of shipwrecks & beachwear. Also mermaid displays, sands from around the world, aquarium room & Davy Jones’ locker. Unique gift shop with interesting selection of nautical gifts & books. Small admission fee. June - September, daily, 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.; May & October, daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; November & December, weekends, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 410-289-4991; www.ocmuseum.org.

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July 2008 Calendar of Events in Ocean City Maryland

July 1- August 22
Scorchy Tawes Photography Exhibit

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

Display of photography by acclaimed journalist, folklorist & local television personality, the late Scorchy Tawes. Admission. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m. Claire Otterbein, 410-632-0515. www.purnellmuseum.com. [email protected].

July 1- August 22
Jamboree in the Park

Northside Park, 127th St & the Bay

Bring the entire family for an old-fashioned Fourth with arts & crafts, delicious food, exciting live entertainment, games & children’s activities. Friday. Family fun begins at 5 p.m. Fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326).

July 4
Concert on the Beach

N. Division St. & the Beach

Free patriotic concert begins at 8 p.m., followed by fabulous fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Friday. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326).

July 4
Firecracker Mixer

OC Tennis Center, 61st St. & Bay

Holiday mixer for all abilities. Bring your patriotic spirit & start the holiday on the courts. Friday, 9-11 a.m. Sign-ups & fee required. Deadline July 3. Rod Dulany, 410-524-8337; 410-250-0125. [email protected]. www.ococean.com./tennis.

July 9
Concerts on the Beach

N. Division St. Beach

Free live entertainment each week while you relax beside the cool Atlantic on warm summer nights. Watch the moon rise over the ocean as you enjoy tribute bands & local favorites each Wednesday at 8 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair & enjoy the evening. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326).

July 10
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 (800-626-2326).

July 11-13
OC Tuna Tournament

OC Fishing Center, off Rt. 50

Sport fishing tournament with a payout of over $650,000 last year. Vendors on site & fun for all ages as weigh-ins begin each night. Fri.- Sun., 4-7:30 p.m. 410-213-1121. www.ocfishing.com.

July 13
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 family concert series offered every Sunday evening in July & August from 6-8 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326).

July 16
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 (800-626-2326).

July 17
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 (800-626-2326).

July 20-25
Starpower National Talent Competition

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

World competition for all dancers who qualified at one of 37 regionals held across the United States. Activities take place from 8 a.m. to approx. 8 p.m. each day. www.starpowertalent.com.

July 20
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 family entertainment each Sunday in July & August , offered from 6-8 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326).

July 23
Concerts on the Beach

N. Division St. Beach

Weekly Wednesday concerts provide free live entertainment while you relax beside the ocean. Tribute bands & local favorites entertain each week at 8 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair & enjoy the evening. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326).

July 24
Bonfire Hour

N. Division St. Beach

Learn interesting facts about your favorite beach town while you enjoy the bonfire. A different speaker each week. Thursdays at 9 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326).

July 25-27
Greek Festival

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Take a trip to Greece without paying the airfare! Enjoy delicious authentic cuisine & pastries, live music & dance performances. Vendors selling Greek music, books, paintings and more. Come join our Big Fat Greek family! Admission. Fri. & Sat., noon-11 p.m.; Sun., noon-9 p.m. Norma Lewis, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 410-524-0990.

July 27
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. A great family evening each Sunday, 6-8 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326).

July 28-30
Jesus at the Beach Music & Ministry Festival

Convention Center & N. Division St. Beach

Christian praise, drama, dance, music & worship. Baptism in the ocean on Wednesday. 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.

July 31
Bonfire Hour

N. Division St. Beach

Relax on the beach beside the bonfire! Each week a different speaker tells interesting facts or behind-the-scenes stories about your favorite beach town. Thursdays at 9 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326).

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August 2008 Calendar of Events for Ocean City Maryland

August 2
Blessing of the Combines

Downtown, Snow Hill

Celebration of local farming & rural life with petting barnyard, live entertainment, arts & crafts, parade of combines & tractors. Saturday. 1-4 p.m.; car show begins at 11 a.m. Becky Payne, 410-632-3838.

August 2-3
OC Custom Car & Bike Celebrity Show

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

One of the super shows of Ocean City automotive events. The best in custom vehicles, top name celebrity appearances, entertainment & more. Admission. Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Brian Stoehr, 302-436-0183. www.occarshow.com.

August 3
Sundaes in the Park

Northside Park, 127th St. & Bay

Watch the sunset over beautiful Assawoman Bay as you enjoy free family entertainment each Sunday evening in August. Bring the family, a chair or blanket & enjoy local & regional musical groups. Create your own ice cream sundae for a small fee. A great family evening each Sunday, 6-8 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326).

August 4-8
White Marlin Open

Harbour Island, 14th St. & Bay

World’s largest billfish tournament. Come watch fish weigh-ins Mon.-Fri., 4-9 p.m. Prizes for catching white marlin, blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, dolphin & shark. Over 400 boats participated last year for $3.5 million in prize money. Registration for boats, spectators see weigh-ins free of charge. Jim Motsko, 410-289-9229. www.whitemarlinopen.com.

August 6
Concerts on the Beach

N. Division St. Beach

Free live entertainment every Wednesday while you relax beside the cool Atlantic. Tribute bands & local favorites entertain each week at 8 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair & enjoy the evening. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326).

August 7
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 (800-626-2326).

August 8-10
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 & girls & is part of the MD Grand Prix. USTA- sanctioned tournament. Registration fee. Spectators free. Fri., 6-9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Rod Dulany, 410-524-8337; 410-250-0125. [email protected].

August 8-10
Worcester County Fair

Byrd Park, Snow Hill

Old-fashioned fun with livestock, horse show, arts & crafts, rides, food, games, 4-H activities, river cruises & more. Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Earl Ludy. www.worcestercountyfair.com. [email protected].

August 8-11
Antiques-by-the-Sea

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

64th annual antique show, one of the oldest on the Eastern Shore, 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 9
Kids Crab Round-up

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

Morning of fun & learning about blue claw crabs & their environment. All necessary equipment is provided. A small prize for all children who participate. For children 12 years & under accompanied by an adult. Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Bob Gilmore, Ocean City Parrotheads, [email protected].

August 10
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. A great family evening offered each Sunday, 6-8 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326).

August 13
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 (800-626-2326).

August 14
Bonfire Hour

N. Division St. Beach

Every week a different speaker. Learn fun things about Ocean City, behind the scenes stories, some history & more. Sit back & enjoy the bonfire on the beach! Thursdays at 9 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326).

August 17
Sundaes in the Park

Northside Park, 127th St & Bay

Every Sunday evening in August bring the family, a chair or blanket & enjoy free local & regional musical groups. Create your own ice cream sundae for a small fee. Sunday, 6-8 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326).

August 20
Concerts on the Beach

N. Division St. Beach

Free live entertainment on a hot August night 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 (800-626-2326).

August 21-23
Great Pocomoke Fair

Broad St., Pocomoke City

Exhibits, entertainment, food, kids games, antique tractor pull, carnival rides. Horse show, harness racing & fireworks on Saturday. Admission. Thurs.& Fri., 5-10 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m.- 11 p.m. John W. Smith, www.thegreatpocomokefair.org.

August 21
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 (800-626-2326).

August 24
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. A great family evening each Sunday, 6-8 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326).

August 28
Bonfire Hour

N. Division St. Beach

Every week a different speaker tells fun facts, things to do or behind-the-scenes glimpses of your favorite summer place. Thursday, 9 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326).

August 29-31
Labor Day Weekend Art & Crafts Festival

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

A unique shopping experience with arts & crafters displaying pottery, garden accessories, glass art, woodworking, candles & more. Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. [email protected].

August 30-31
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. Sat. & Sun., 8 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326).

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September 2008 Calendar of Events in Ocean City Maryland

September 2-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. Admission. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m. Claire Otterbein, 410-632-0515. www.purnellmuseum.com.

September 11-14
Delmarva Bike Week

Ocean Downs Racetrack/ Ocean City Area

Motorcycle industry leaders gather with more than 200 vendors & 100,000 motorcycle enthusiasts for four days of rides, fun, games, contests & free concerts. Thurs.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Bruce Bennett. www.delmarvabikeweek.com.

September 12-14
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 18-19
Sandcastle Home Tour

Ocean City Area

Unique Ocean City area homes on display in this popular annual event. Thurs.& Fri. Tickets required. 410-524-9433. www.artleagueofoceancity.org.

September 18-21
Sunfest

Inlet Lot

Ocean City’s biggest & best festival. Fine art, distinctive crafts, performers on two stages & a variety of food vendors including gourmet delights & Eastern Shore specialties. Fall children’s activities include pumpkin decorating, hayrides & inflatables on the beach. Try your luck at the Adler’s Treasure Hunt. Free continuous entertainment with the exception of ticketed evening headline entertainers. Tickets 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. Accommodations & Information: 800-OC-OCEAN. (800-626-2326).

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 19-21
Sunfest Kite Festival

On the Beach, 1st St. – 6th St.

Bring the family & let your spirits soar! Enjoy three days filled with spectacular kite flying. Thousands of spectators travel to see master kite flyers from around the world showcase their aerial displays of art. Fri.-Sun., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Jay Knerr, 410-289-7855. www.kiteloft.com.

September 19-21
Berlin Fiddlers Convention

Main St., Berlin

Annual event begins Friday evening with a free concert, continues through the acoustic music competition on Saturday & ends with Sunday morning Bluegrass Gospel Jam. Also crafters & food. 410-641-4775. www.berlinmdcc.org.

September 26-27
Winefest on the Beach

Inlet Parking Lot

Wineries from across the Mid-Atlantic region. Arts & crafts, Chesapeake cuisine, live music, microbeers. Admission. Fri. & Sat., noon.-7 p.m. Chris Noke. www.winefest.com.

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October 2008 Calendar of Events

October 3
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 & refreshments. S’mores & hot chocolate offered. Bring your beach blankets, warm clothes & the whole family for a night out on the beach. Friday. Kim Kinsey,410-250-0125.

October 4
Mid-Atlantic Symphony

Community Church at Ocean Pines, Rt. 589

Opening concert to begin exciting 2008-09 season. Admission. Saturday. Concert begins 7:30 p.m.; pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. Andrea Barnes, 888-846-8600. www.midatlanticsymphony.org.

October 4
Free State Corvette Weekend

Inlet Parking Lot

A weekend of corvette enthusiasts with proceeds from event going to Maryland charities. Car Show at 9 a.m. Saturday followed by boardwalk parade later in the day. Last year over 700 cars participated in the weekend. 410-590-5630. www.freestatecorvette.com.

October 4-5
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 9-12
11th Annual Endless Summer Cruisin’

Inlet Parking Lot

Hot rod car show features more than 1,500 customs, muscle cars, classics & more. Live entertainment, vendor midway, boardwalk parades & special attractions. Admission. Thurs.-Sat., 9 a.m. -5 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Jack Hennen, 410-798-6304. www.ococeancitycarshows.com.

October 10-12
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 includes craft show. Fri. 11:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.- 11:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Mike Wicklein/Starr George. www.oceanpromotions.info. [email protected].

October 10-12
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 includes Oktoberfest. Fri., 11:30 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. [email protected].

October 11
Fiberfest

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

Annual textile festival includes vendors with handcrafted items, exhibits, children’s activities, animals & more. Festival & museum admission free. Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Claire Otterbein, 410-632-0515. www.purnellmuseum.com.

October 25
Seaside 10 Mile & 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. Come dressed for Halloween & compete for special awards. Saturday. Both races begin at 9 a.m. 410-250-0125. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326).

October 25
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. Saturday. For information, Eagles Landing, 410-213-7277. www.eagleslandinggolf.com.

October 26
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. Sunday. Entrance fee is one single wrapped bag of candy per child. Kim Kinsey, 410-250-0125. www.ococean.com/seandfe.html.

October 28
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.

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November 2008 Calendar of Events in Ocean City Maryland

November 1-2
Ultimate Muscle Car & Truck Show

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Two-day celebration featuring big motor muscle cars along with tricked out trucks, celebrity guests & live entertainment. Admission. Sat., 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Jack Hennen, 410-798-6304. www.oceancitycarshows.com.

November 8-9
Fallfest of Fine Arts

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. [email protected]

November 8-9
Christmas Craft Expo

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Themed Christmas craft show features juried artists & fine crafters. Admission includes Fallfest of Fine Art. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Donald A. Hastings, 410-524-9177. [email protected].

November 16
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. Sunday. For information, Eagles Landing, 410-213-7277. www.eagleslandinggolf.com.

November 20-January 1, 2009
Winterfest of Lights

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

Take a drive through the Tunnel of Lights at Ocean City’s Inlet to enjoy the nautical displays of holiday lights. Ocean City is your favorite holiday place for taking in all the sights. 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. Relax in the heated tent to sip hot chocolate or browse Yukon Cornelius’ gift shop for a special gift & have a photo taken with Santa. Then board the Winterfest Express to tour the lights, including the themed exhibits of the Twelve Days of Christmas & your favorite fairy tales. Small fee to ride tram. Sun.-Thurs., 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5:30-10:30 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN. (800-626-2326) 410-250-0125.

November 20-December 29
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 28-30
Holiday Shopper’s Fair

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Unique holiday shopping experience. Quality crafts, photography, florals, soaps, jewelry, Nascar items, toys & more. 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. 800-OC-OCEAN. (800-626-2326). Download the Holiday Shopper's Fair Fact Sheet and Application.

November 28
Fall Arts Night

Downtown Berlin

Unique evening of art as shops & galleries offer free admission, showcasing local artists work. Friday, 6- 9 p.m. 410-641-4775. www.berlinmdcc.org.

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December 2008 Calendar of Events - Ocean City Maryland

December 1 -January 1, 2009
Winterfest of Lights

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

Dazzling lights on cold winter nights 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. 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, 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. Small fee to ride tram. Sun.-Thurs., 5:30-9:30 p.m; Fri.-Sat., 5:30-10:30 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326). 410-250-0125.

December 6
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 6
Mid-Atlantic Symphony

Community Church at Ocean Pines, Rt. 589

Begin the holiday season with a festive concert, favorite carols of the season. Admission. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Andrea Barnes, 888-846-8600. www.midatlanticsymphony.org.

December 6
Christmas Parade

Coastal Hwy., Ocean City

Floats, bands & marching units highlight this annual holiday tradition. Saturday, 11 a.m. Parade route to be announced. Presented by the Gold Coast Mall Merchants Association, 410-524-9000. [email protected].

December 6-31
Victorian Christmas

Berlin

Month-long celebrations include life-sized story book window displays, horse & carriage rides, house tours, concerts, parade.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 Wednesday night. Call your favorite spot or 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326) for general information.

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. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326).

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