Ocean City April Events 2016

 

Experience the Fun of Ocean City Before the Summer Rush

 

The International Kite Exposition is just one of many exciting events happening this April! Photo Credit: The Kite Loft

The International Kite Exposition is just one of many exciting events happening in Ocean City this April!  Photo Credit: The Kite Loft

 

Summer may not have officially started, but in Ocean City, there is always something to do! April in Ocean City is free from the hustle and bustle of the busy tourist season, and it’s when things are starting to warm up. Restaurants open after their winter hibernation. Shops begin displaying fun beach wear. And there are tons of events for locals and tourists alike. If you’re debating about taking an early vacation to Ocean City, these exciting events might lure you to the Maryland coastal community.

 

32nd Annual Home, Condo & Outdoor Show With Arts and Crafts

WHEN: April 8–10
Friday from Noon–6 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sunday from 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Ocean City Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD
WEBSITE
PHONE: 410-213-8090; 410-213-8091
COST: $7/Adults; $6/Seniors

•Find ideas for decorating, remodeling, renovating and building your home
•At the craft show, find gifts and décor by artists and quality crafts people
•Participate in drawings & enter to win valuable prizes
•Get bargains from tons of vendors
•Shop for deals and receive quotes for your home needs
•See cool innovations and watch demonstrations

 

Ocean City Bridal Show

WHEN: April 10, 1–4 p.m.
WHERE: Seacrets Bar & Restaurant, 117 49th Street, Ocean City, MD
WEBSITE
PHONE: 410-289-7699
COST: $9/Online; $10 Cash/At the Door

•Plan your wedding by meeting tons of top vendors
•Free appetizer and dessert samples
•Amazing door prizes and giveaways (including a Caribbean Cruise for two)
•Exciting entertainment, dance demonstrations & a fashion expo

 

Ocean City Spring Restaurant Week

WHEN: April 17–May 1
WHERE: Participating Restaurants in Ocean City, MD
WEBSITE
PHONE: 410-289-6733

•In addition to their regular menus, restaurants offer fixed price menu options
•$10, $20, $30, or $40 fixed price that may even include dessert
•Dining ranges from casual to fine dining
•Try new foods or stick to your favorites

CLICK HERE to read more about Ocean City Restaurant Week and read about some of the participating restaurants.

 

46th Annual Ward World Championship
Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival

WHEN: April 22–24, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
WHERE: Ocean City Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD
WEBSITE
PHONE: 410-742-4988
COST: $10/Multiday pass; $8/Seniors & Students

•See the world’s best wildfowl art compete for prizes in various categories
•Seminars and classes by master carvers for any skill level
•Shop for art & photography, home décor, folk art, jewelry, sporting goods or carving and art supplies
•Watch birds of prey demonstrations
•Auctions for one-of-a-kind carvings and artwork
•Sunset cruises on the bay
•A Kid’s Corner where children have their own art to make and take home
•Hosted by the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

 

Boardwalkin’ for Pets

WHEN: April 23, 8 a.m.–noon
WHERE: Ocean City Boardwalk (Inlet to 27th Street)
WEBSITE
PHONE: 443-235-5647
COST: $25/Minimum

A walk-a-thon on the boardwalk rain or shine
Bring your pet for a day of fun
If you don’t have a dog, adopt a shelter dog for the day (make arrangements ahead of time)
All proceeds go to Ocean City area no-kill pet shelter

 

22nd Annual Maryland International Kite Exposition

WHEN: April 29–May 1
WHERE: Ocean City Boardwalk & Oceanfront (2nd to 6th Street)
WEBSITE
PHONE: 410-289-7855

•Three days of kite flying
•See some of the best kite flyers from around the world
•Incredible kites of all shapes and sizes—from massive to themed
•Amazing exhibitions and demonstrations
•Kite lessons
•Free kid’s games & activities
•Hosted by the Kite Loft

**Read more about this fun event by clicking HERE. 

 

 

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