Ocean City Stories

Charming Coastal Towns to Visit Near OCMD

Ocean City, Maryland has ample entertainment, restaurant, and outdoor activity options, but there’s also plenty to explore just outside the city! Interesting beach towns, quaint downtowns, and National and State Parks surround OCMD.  Plan a day trip to get to know the areas surrounding...

Best Captions for OCMD Beach Day Posts

If you’re lucky enough to be spending a day in Ocean City, Maryland, make the memories on your phone last with the best captions for your summer 2024 posts. Check out our list of our favorite captions to add to your OCMD beach day posts on Facebook or Insta! Social Media Caption Ideas for B...

Sites to Explore the History of Ocean City, MD

The Ocean City, Maryland that we know today, with its countless family-friendly entertainment options, amusement and water parks, and miles of boardwalk, was not how the beach town began. You’ll get a whole new understanding of the roots, industry, and realities of OCMD. Learn more about how t...

Best Place for an Ice Cream Sundae in OCMD

There is something nostalgic about indulging in an ice cream sundae after a long day enjoying the sun, sand, and attractions in Ocean City, Maryland. With so many delectable ice cream establishments in and around OCMD, how do you choose? Use our guide below to find the best places for an ice cream s...

Hidden Gems for Shopping in OCMD

Want to shop where the locals go in Ocean City, Maryland? Next time you’re in town, check out these hidden gems in OCMD and take home all types of wonders you wouldn’t expect!  Ocean City, Maryland’s Best Kept Shopping Secrets The Boardwalk and the Outlets offer plenty t...

Spring Restaurant Specials in Ocean City, MD

Aren’t you ready to get out of the house?! Ocean City, Maryland has so much to explore and enjoy during the spring months. Great, off-season deals and warming temperatures make these OCMD spots must-eats!  28th St. Pit-N-Pub Daily specials and happy hour. Coins Pub and Restaurant...

St. Patrick’s Day in Ocean City, MD 2024

St. Patrick’s Day in Ocean City, MD is not an event that is taken lightly by locals and visitors! Our beach town is the pot of gold at the end of your St. Paddy's Day rainbow as you enjoy activities like parading in green and pub-hopping with lucky drink specials. Grab your fellow leprecha...

2023 Oceans Calling Music Festival

The Oceans Calling music festival is a unique new event that we can’t wait to experience this weekend in Ocean City, MD! Get excited about the power of your favorite music with the thrill of being in our favorite beach town, right next to the ocean. We’re anticipating huge crowds approxi...

Best Ways to Watch the 2023 White Marlin Open

The famous tournament has begun! Anglers, fishing enthusiasts, families, and friends have traveled from near and far to participate in the 50th annual White Marlin Open. The event is unlike any other in Ocean City, MD and we can’t wait for what the week brings! How are you staying up to date o...

OC Air Show 2023

The OC Air Show 2023 is once again taking to the skies, captivating spectators with its breathtaking aerobatic displays, powerful military demonstrations, and a celebration of aviation excellence. This annual event, on the shores of Ocean City, Maryland, brings aviation enthusiasts and families to w...

Springfest 2023 in Ocean City, MD

Springfest in Ocean City, MD is one of the most anticipated events of the year. This annual event is a celebration of the arrival of warmer weather and the start of the tourist season in the town. The four-day festival is filled with live music, delicious food, and unique vendors all together at Oce...

Anime Ocean City: A Celebration of Japanese Pop Culture by the Beach

Attention all anime fans! It's time to pack your bags and head to the shore because your favorite beach town is hosting the new Anime Ocean City event! This annual event celebrates all things Japanese pop culture with a beachy twist. From anime and manga to cosplay and gaming, there's someth...

Ocean City, MD Comic-Con 2022

Get ready for a day full of all your favorite fictional characters, games, movies, anime, and so much more! Ocean City Comic-Con 2022 is on Saturday, December 10th from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. Bring all of your friends and family with admission costs of o...

2022 Holiday Events in Ocean City, MD

The most wonderful time of the year is here and your favorite holiday events are coming up in Ocean City, MD! Explore OC has all of the jolly details and will be on the scene to bring you the Explore Experience about what the festivities are really like in town. Are your holiday traditions on thi...

2022 Endless Summer Cruisin’ in Ocean City, MD

Are you ready to cruise? Ocean City, MD will be celebrating the 25th Annual Endless Summer Cruisin’ event from October 6th to 9th, 2022. Explore OC is ready to join in on all the festivities and bring you everything you need to know about the event. Check out the full schedule of events to pla...

Canceled: Oceans Calling Festival in Ocean City, MD

A wave of music is taking Ocean City, MD by storm with the Oceans Calling Music Festival taking place this weekend! The three-day festival begins Friday, September 30th, and continues through October 2nd. With headliners like Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, The Lumineers, and Alanis Morissette, yo...

BikeFest in Ocean City, MD

The 2022 OC BikeFest in Ocean City, MD has begun! September 14th to 18th is full of roaring excitement with events making up the largest motorcycle rally on the east coast. Ride to the beach for events like live entertainment, a boardwalk parade, vendors, and more. Explore OC is here to keep you up...

White Marlin Open 2022 in Ocean City, MD

The world’s largest and richest billfish tournament is back for its 49th year! The White Marlin Open in Ocean City, MD is one of the biggest events annually bringing thousands of bill fishermen, anglers, and spectators to our beach town. The 2022 tournament will take place from August 8th to 1...

2022 Jellyfish Festival & Professional Bull Riding in OCMD

Are you ready for the biggest party on the beach in Ocean City, MD? The 2022 Jellyfish Festival is back in town and ready for a rockin’ weekend. Plus, professional bull riding will be taking place at the Inlet for the first time EVER in OCMD. Beat the crowds at the beach and celebrate the star...

Things to Do in Ocean City MD This Weekend

At Explore OC, we are ready for summer in Ocean City, MD and this weekend hosts a few annual kick-off events that signal summer is here! Plus, a ton of our favorite restaurants and places to visit around town have opened up for the season. If you’re in town or visiting soon, check out the u...

Ocean City MD Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week is finally back in Ocean City, MD! Starting April 3 and continuing until April 16, 2022, participating restaurants will be offering great deals, sharing exclusive menu items, and more. At Explore OC, we can’t wait to visit our favorite restaurants, find new ones, and enjoy some...

Ocean City HMRA Trade Expo

The Ocean City Spring Trade Expo presented by the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association is BACK at the Convention Center for its 48th year on March 6 & 7, 2022. The annual trade show brings together hospitality buyers and sellers to help businesses make connections, explore new ideas, an...

Celebrate New Year’s in Ocean City, Maryland

There’s no better place to celebrate the New Year than Ocean City, Maryland! The town is ramping up for tons of exciting events and activities to say goodbye to 2021 and welcome 2022. Stay in town for a New Year’s celebration to remember at your favorite OCMD hotel. Want to know what&...

Where to Find Santa in Ocean City, MD

Santa! I know him! And you can too after these holiday events where he will be making an appearance. You don’t want to miss your chance to get a picture—maybe an ‘elfie—with Mr. Claus himself and his friends while they’re in town. Explore OC has scoped out his itiner...

Winterfest of Lights is Back in Ocean City, MD

You read that right! Winterfest of Lights, the popular family-friendly holiday event is back in Ocean City, MD. At Explore OC, we love all of our beach town’s events but this is definitely one of our favorites. That’s why we’re making sure to share everything you need to know about...