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Upcoming Ocean City Events Near Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort

Ocean City is filled with special events and ongoing activities, especially throughout the summer months. Whether you are coming to Maryland for a specific event or are looking for things to do during your family vacation once the beach closes for the night, something is going on nearly every night throughout the summer. Staying at Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort makes it easy to be within a short walk or drive of many of the area’s most popular things to do, including special events that are unique to our area, as well as enjoy our pool and other amenities once you are ready to head back for the night. Here are several upcoming Ocean City events to suit every taste!

Battle at the Beach and Boardwalk

If you’re looking to add a bit of competitive fun to your trip, this basketball competition is one of the East Coast’s most popular summer events. No matter your skill level, this friendly competition on June 4-5 is a great way to kick off the summer. Hundreds of teams from nine states compete in various categories to advance in their brackets, and each team is guaranteed at least three games. Events are held at the Ocean City Convention Center and Northside Park throughout the weekend.

OC Air Show

Strolling along the Boardwalk is even more fun, with planes flying overhead. This beachfront air show allows you to enjoy intricate formations from the most beautiful place in Ocean City. While the Boardwalk is just a short walk away, you can also view the Air Show from your ocean-view balcony. This year’s show will take place on June 11-12.

Enjoy Free Movies on the Beach

Ocean City’s miles of beaches are one of the area’s top attractions, and you can enjoy free movies while listening to the waves all summer. Family-friendly movies will be shown on a giant screen every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at dusk between June 1 and August 17 (weather

permitting). Free yard games, music, and other entertainment will also be available. Although specific movies may change throughout the summer and games may vary from week to week, the current schedule can be found here.

Play Free Beach Games

If you are not planning to be in town long enough to spend an evening watching a movie but still want to get in on the fun of sandcastle contests, relay races, and other beach games, similar games to what you might find at Ocean City’s summer movie nights are also available on their own every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 6:30 pm.

Taste Sundaes in the Park

Although plenty of ice cream is available on the Boardwalk throughout the week, this Sunday tradition gives you the chance to enjoy sundaes and live music in Northside Park. Weekly concerts of various genres run from 7-9 pm, and children’s activities and post-concert fireworks are available most weeks.

Watch Drone Shows on the Beach

This unique event takes light shows to a new level. Ocean City’s drone shows lights up the sky with light formations like you have never seen before each Monday from July 11-August 29. Shows begin at 9:30 pm.

No matter what type of activities you are interested in, Ocean City has something you will enjoy happening this summer. Whether you are coming to town for a few days to attend a specific event or will be spending several weeks here and want to experience how locals enjoy the summer, choosing Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort makes it easy to stay close to both beachfront favorites and events that are a bit further into Ocean City. When you are ready to enjoy some downtime, our pool, tropical atrium, upcoming bar, proximity to the beach, and other amenities make it easy to relax and enjoy everything the area offers.

Ocean Renaissance – Tides & Tempests

July 29- 31 features one of the most fun times in Ocean City, MD. The Ocean Renaissance Tides & Tempest event is Ocean City’s premier International Seaside Fantasy Convention. Come dressed as your favorite characters and get in on the fun with your friends and family as you walk the boardwalk, take in the ocean air, and escape to a time of wonder and joy with elves, knights, castles, dragons, and more! Don’t forget to sign up for the Walk the Plank Fashion Show and stop by the Bizarre Bazaar for clothing, accessories, art, and more from your favorite renaissance merchants.


Bikefest is the largest motorcycle rally on the east coast and Ocean City, MD’s premier event. It takes place just after Labor Day, from September 13-18. Musical acts include Disturbed, Travis Tritt, The Zac Brown Band, and more! The event benefits local non-profits and brings together bikers from all around the world. Join in the action and see the best bikes on the road. Check the event website for more information on tickets, musical acts, events, prizes, and everything else Bikefest.

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