We all know to visit Ocean City, Maryland during the summer months of June through August, but what happens in a resort town during the off-season? Locals and seasoned tourists can agree that the months following summertime are some of the best times to visit OCMD. With light traffic and endless events and activities- how do you spend your time in Ocean City after the summer season is over?
Festivals and Events!
Ocean City, Maryland is filled with unique festivals and events all year round! Check out Wine on the Beach on September 27th-28th to celebrate 25 years of live music, unique artisan vendors, delicious food, and local vineyards and breweries! If hot rods and custom classics are more your speed, Endless Summer Crusin’ is back from October 10th-13th for its 22nd year in OCMD! Or, celebrate OCtoberfest in Ocean City on October 26th at the Shore Craft Beer Fest! Enjoy 16 breweries, 40+ beers, unlimited tastings, live music and more! Don’t miss out on December 14th! The legendary Comic Con is returning to Ocean City, dress up and bring the kids to this exciting event hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center!
Live music in OCMD doesn’t stop when the weather cools down! In fact, there are still plenty of restaurants open that feature live music just for the off-season! Visit Seacrets Jamaica USA every weekend through the New Year for live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night until November, and Friday and Saturday night in December! Nick’s House of Ribs also launches their Feelin’ Good Friday Solo Sessions throughout the off-season! Or visit OC’s famous Beach Barrels on 133rd Street and grab one of their amazing hoagies and a local draft while listening to live music every Friday and Saturday night!
Celebrate the Holidays
No matter which holiday is your favorite, Ocean City, Maryland has you covered in celebrating in style! Bring your favorite pooch out to the OC Boardwalk on October 19th for the OCtoberfest Howl-O-Ween Parade! Join over 100 pets and their owners that come dressed in their best costumes to parade the boardwalk! Or visit the beach and wander the sands of the OCtoberfest Halloween Beach Maze, coming back this year bigger and better than ever on October 26th-27th! Visit us in December for the OC Winterfest of Lights and ride through 58-acres of animated displays on the Winterfest Express and visit Santa at the end of the ride from November 21st through December 31st!
Locals and tourists can agree that aside from all of the exciting activities going on around town, one of the best parts of the off-season is the amazing food and drink specials at favorite local restaurants! Visit Pizza Tugos Taproom for their all-you-can-eat NFL specials! Available during any game of the season, Pizza Tugos is offering all-you-can-eat cheese pizza and wings for just $10.99 and $2 Lite and Yuengling drafts, too! If you’re in the mood for a delicious lunch, Sunset Grille has you covered with $7.99 lunches Monday-Thursday from 11am until 2:30pm! Stay up to date with all off-season specials by checking out our complete list of Today's Specials or try one of our Super Deals for amazing deals all year long!
Serene Beach Days
Although we love all the exciting events, unbeatable deals, and year-round live entertainment that Ocean City, Maryland has to offer, the best part of visiting Ocean City in the off-season is taking in and appreciating the natural beauty of the OC beach without the hectic congestion of summertime. Watch a beautiful sunset and listen to the waves crash down as you take a walk along the beach, cruise the boardwalk on your bike, or have a beach bonfire on Assateague Island.
Really the list could go on and on as to why we love to visit Ocean City during the off-season months, but you’ll just have to visit this resort town to see for yourself why the off-season is locals’ favorite time of the year