The flagship event supporting crafts and makers is back for its 32nd year! Springfest will return to the Ocean City, MD Inlet, May 4 to May 7. This four-day celebration is spectacular and widely anticipated by visitors and residents alike. This year, enjoy musical performances by Shadows of the 60's, Collective Soul, Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives and many more. Full of food, art and great entertainment, it is a must-have experience when visiting Ocean City in the springtime.

Here are some one-of-a-kind items and things to watch out for as we get ready for Springfest 2023.

"Shadows of the 60's" A Tribute to Motown's Super Groups

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Springfest Entertainment

Shadows of the 60s pays tribute to the tremendous legacy of Motown’s Super Groups, in a salute to the legendary stars of Motown such as The Supremes, The Four Tops and Temptations.

In this highly interactive and visually stunning production, SHADOWS OF THE 60’S perform the hits that span several decades. Featuring top industry musicians and singers dressed in exquisitely designed costumes and dazzling choreography, Shadows Of the 60’s present the music of Motown with the intensity of the original recorded performances.

Each singer and musician was chosen because they embody the spirit, style and excitement of the original artists in concert. Close your eyes and you will hear the magic of Motown, open them and you will see and feel the raw “front row” experience of attending a live Motown concert, circa 1964. The evening is capped off with a jaw dropping grand finale featuring the music of Motown’s Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Marvelettes, Junior Walker & The Allstars, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Contours and more! Shadows Of The 60’s,” is truly a concert for everyone!

Shadow's of the 60's is a Ticketed Event. Click here to purchase tickets.

Artistry & Craftsmanship Showcase

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Springfest Jewelry Vendors

Springfest brings together exceptional artisans and exhibitors from coast to coast. Our 4-day festival will feature works of art and fine crafts presented by more than 200 artists. A wide variety of handmade art will be available in many mediums, including clothing, textiles, glass, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, pottery, specialty foods, and wood.

T.C. Studios

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TC Studio

T.C. Studio's paint sessions at the festival grounds offer an excellent chance for art enthusiasts of every level to unleash their creativity, with all the necessary supplies and instructions provided, while enjoying live music.

Jolly Roger Amusement Park

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Jolly Roger on the Pier

Ahoy there, me hearties! Jolly Roger Amusements is giving families a chance to plunder some serious booty this Springfest, with $5 off Day or Night time armbands on the Pier, BOGO off Treasure & Jungle Golf at 30th Street, and even $10 off a 2-hr armband at Speedworld! It's a deal so good, you'll be walking the plank if you miss it!

Get Your Grub On

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Couple eating at Springfest in Ocean City

Springfest in Ocean City, Maryland is not just about the music and entertainment but also about the delicious food. With a variety of food vendors and trucks, there is something to satisfy every palate. From classic festival food like funnel cakes and corn dogs to fresh seafood and local specialties, there is no shortage of options to choose from. Visitors can indulge in mouth-watering crab cakes, steamed shrimp, and lobster rolls, as well as traditional Maryland-style Old Bay seasoned fries. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available, including fresh fruit smoothies, grilled vegetables, and falafel wraps. And let's not forget about the sweet treats, such as hand-dipped ice cream, cotton candy, and homemade fudge. With such a wide variety of delicious food to choose from, Springfest is a foodie's paradise that promises to satisfy even the most discerning taste buds.

Collective Soul

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Collective Soul, the multi-platinum selling rock band, is set to bring their signature sound to Springfest in Ocean City, Maryland. With hits like "Shine," "The World I Know," and "December," Collective Soul has become a staple of 90s and early 2000s rock music. Their electrifying live performances have earned them a loyal fanbase, and their appearance at Springfest is sure to be a highlight of the event. Known for their high-energy shows and powerful vocals, Collective Soul will undoubtedly have the crowd singing and dancing along to their classic hits as well as their newer material. Springfest attendees can look forward to an unforgettable night of rock music from one of the genre's most iconic bands.

Collective Soul is a Ticketed Event.  Click here to purchase tickets.


Mayor's Family Bike Ride

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Mayors Bike Ride

Families can join the Mayor on a bike ride along the boardwalk, celebrating bike month and enjoying scenic views of the shore.  The ride is suitable for all ages and skill levels, and is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with family and friends while enjoying the beautiful coastal scenery.

Trimpers Rides

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Trimper Rides

Hold onto your hats and grab your friends, Trimper Rides is opening during Springfest with a wild deal: a $30 unlimited ride pass from May 4th to May 7th, 2023!

Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives

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Marty Stuart

Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives are set to take the stage at Springfest in Ocean City, Maryland on Saturday, May 6, bringing their unique blend of country, rock, and bluegrass to the event. With five Grammy Awards and over 20 studio albums under his belt, Marty Stuart has cemented his place as one of the most influential country music artists of our time. Backed by his band, the Fabulous Superlatives, Stuart's live performances are known for their energy, authenticity, and musical virtuosity. Fans can expect to hear classics like "Hillbilly Rock," "Tempted," and "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'," as well as newer material from his latest album, "Way Out West." Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives are sure to deliver a show that will have the audience on their feet, dancing and singing along to their infectious music.

Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives is a Ticketed Event. Click here to purchase tickets.

Free Music All Day

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Springfest in Ocean City, MD

Springfest boasts 2 live stages with enticing bands.  Over 20 groups from across the globe showcase many musical styles from rock, country, fusion and R&B.  All performances are free.

Official Event Merchandise

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While at Springfest, be sure to visit the Official Event Merchandise Tent located just inside the Main Entrance. Don’t forget your official Springfest tee! Youth and adult sizes through 4XL are available.


The Beach Bus: Ocean City Public Transportation

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Ocean City Bus

Due to limited parking in the downtown area and no parking in the Inlet lot throughout the event, the Town of Ocean City will provide Springfest transportation. The Coastal Highway Beach Bus will be operating for only $3 all day boarding. Take advantage of the town’s park and ride location on Route 50 in West Ocean City. Park your car for free and ride the shuttle to Springfest for $3 all day boarding. For more information about transportation, call 410-723-7606.

Boardwalk Trams Schedule
Coastal Highway Beach Bus Schedule
Express Beach Bus Shuttle Schedule

Well, there you have it folks, just a few of the reasons to greet the warmer weather with us at Springfest's 32nd Anniversary! It's four days full of tasty treats, lively music and awesome handmade crafts. Come to Inlet Lot - right off Ocean City's iconic Boardwalk - for a fun-filled celebration like no other this spring season.

Find the perfect place to stay and book your Springfest weekend now!