White Marlin Open 2021

Posted On: 8/2/21

Are you excited about one of the most popular events in Ocean City, MD? In the “White Marlin Capital of the World” the White Marlin Open has taken place for 47 years now. It’s the world’s largest and richest billfish tournament! The annual competition has presented over $71 million in prize money to competing fishermen and anglers of all skill levels.

The White Marlin Open brings energy and excitement to our beach town that you don’t want to miss! The countdown is ON and we can’t wait to see the hundreds of boats, thousands of anglers, and tens of thousands of spectators. At Explore OC, we have all you need to know about this year’s tournament.

First Annual Marlin Fest

Marlin Fest is a new additional event added to the White Marlin Open for spectators to enjoy! The event will be held each day of the White Marlin Open, August 2 through 6, from 3 PM to 9 PM at 3rd Street Bayside Ballfield. 

Families and spectators are encouraged to attend the FREE event to enjoy live music and watch real-time live streams of the tournament weigh-ins taking place at Harbour Island. Stop by vendor tents and shop for the official White Marlin Open and Marlin Fest merchandise.

Bring lawn chairs and blankets to spread out and view the entertainment! Food and beverages are available for purchase so you can spend the whole day keeping track of the tournament. Marlin Fest is kid-friendly with tons of fun educational experiences available. 

Embrace the old and new traditions of Ocean City! Check out the schedule for the White Marlin Open, and come on out to celebrate the festivities at Marlin Fest. 


Stay connected with Explore OC on Facebook and Instagram for on-the-scenes coverage of events and more Ocean City fun to be had. We can’t wait to see you there!

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