Free Things to Do in Ocean City
Free Activities in Ocean City, Maryland
A trip to Ocean City is sure to be filled with endless fun. With so many things to do in Ocean City, from the beach to the bay, you may be wondering where to start. Throughout the week, especially during the summer season, you’ll find an array of activities to enjoy with the whole family. Aside from enjoying the fun of the beach, the Ocean City Department of Recreation hosts a number of free events that are perfect for all ages.
Here are some of the free activities to do when you visit Ocean City, Maryland.
Free Activities in Ocean City
OC Beach Dance Party
Tuesday evenings, get on your dancing shoes for Ocean City’s Beach Dance Party. From 7–9 p.m., a local DJ plays today’s hits and some oldies from the Caroline Street stage on the beach.
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Family Beach Olympics
Bring out your family’s inner Olympian Tuesday nights at the Family Beach Olympics on 27th Street beach. These activities, including sand sculpture contests, tug of war, relay races and more, are perfect for the whole family.
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Sunset Park Party Nights
The fun in Ocean City doesn’t stop once the sun goes down. Visit Sunset Park on Thursday evenings for a free concert during Sunset Park Party Nights. Admission is free, while beer, wine, light snacks and other beverages are available for purchase.
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Movies on the Beach
If you love the beach during the day time, you’ll love it even more at night. Lounge on a blanket or beach chair in the sand as you watch a family-friendly movie on 27th Street and 118th Street beaches. Movies begin at 8:30 p.m. and feature recent releases and classic films that the whole family will enjoy.
2019 Movies on the Beach dates for 27th Street: June 24, June 28, July 1, July 5, July 8, July 12, July 15, July 19, July 22, July 26, July 29, Aug. 2, Aug. 5, Aug. 9, Aug. 12, Aug. 16.
2019 Movies on the Beach dates for 118th Street: June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, Aug. 7, Aug. 14, Aug. 21, Aug. 28.
Sundaes in the Park
What’s better than a free concert? A free concert with ice cream. For a small fee, you can make your own ice cream sundae, then enjoy a live entertainment at Northside Park during Sundaes in the Park. The evening ends with a spectacular fireworks display.
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Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum Programs
The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum provides family programming for free, Monday–Saturday at 10 a.m. Watch feedings at the museum’s aquarium and learn about beach safety, knot tying, sharks and more. Free programs run from July 1 through Aug. 24.
Ocean City Parades
It’s always free to watch one of Ocean City’s high-energy parades, including the Baltimore Ravens Roosts Annual Parade and the Maryland State Firemen’s Parade,
Free Annual Events
Ocean City plays host to a number of events, some of which are free to attend and enjoy. Jets perform jaw-dropping flying skills during the Ocean City Air Show in June. Say “opa!” to July’s Greek Festival. Find out who wins some spectacular prizes during the weigh in of the White Marlin Open in August. Northside Park bursts with creativity during the August Art X Artistic Xpression Exposition. Watch as the sky is filled with vibrant kites during the Kite Festival in September. Celebrate the last few days of summer at Sunfest.