Upcoming Festivals in Ocean City

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Ocean City, Maryland, is the place to be in 2022 – with fun and exciting events every month, providing entertainment for all ages. Keep reading to learn more about Ocean City events and festivals, so you don’t miss out!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ocean City by attending the annual parade, beginning at Noon on March 12. This rain or shine event also includes an Irish Festival that starts at 11 am in the 45th Street Village Parking Lot. Sponsored by the Delmarva Irish-American Club, the parade and festival is a must-see event for those seeking a fun place to celebrate!

31st Annual Spring Cruisin’

More than 3,000 custom cars, hot rods, street machines, classics, and more participate in this popular event on May 19, 20, 21, and 22. Special appearances and boardwalk parades are just part of the fun. While most of the events occur in the boardwalk Inlet Lot and the Ocean City Convention Center, there are additional events throughout the city. Learn more about the 31st Annual Spring Cruisin’ by visiting the event website.


Ocean City welcomes spring and the upcoming summer season with Springfest, May 5 – May 8. A variety of musical performances, unique arts and crafts, delicious food, and more await your discovery at this free event.

2022 Ocean City Air Show

All eyes are on the Ocean City sky from June 11-June 12. The show’s center is on the beach between 15th and 17th Streets. Scheduled to perform are the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Visit the Ocean City Air Show website for more information and ticketed viewing options.

Beachfest Volleyball Tournaments

Enjoy watching intense volleyball players battle it out for a win in Ocean City, May 7- May 8 and May 14 – May 15. Two-day passes are available. Spectators can learn more here, while participants can visit the Beachfest Volleyball Tournaments website.

Jeep Week

Maryland welcomes Jeep lovers from August 25-August 28 for Ocean City Jeep Week. An estimated 300 Jeeps descend upon Ocean City per day for fun and fellowship with other Jeep owners. The morning beach crawl is a particularly entertaining part of the festivities, like the Jeep parade; described as a sandy carpet ride, this parade is a must for Jeep enthusiasts.

Ocean City Sunfest

“Sunshine Artist Magazine” ranked Ocean City Sunfest number one out of 100 Best Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows in the country. Discover why October 20-October 23 at this free event. Art and craft creations, food vendors, and live musical entertainment await you. Entertainment is free, except for the headline acts. Beer and wine are available for purchase.

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Ocean City is awaiting your discovery – start plannin now to enjoy a long weekend getaway in this popular Maryland beach city. Whether you come for an event or festival, unwind on the beach, or anything else, relaxing is easy with Princess Bayside Beach Hotel.

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