Music Festivals

Fall often brings local events and festivals that are deeply rooted in the community's culture. This year's fall festivals come with some big names in music that will bring nostalgia feels and modern sounds for all ages.

Ride over to the Ocean City Bike Festival - The largest motorcycle rally on the East Coast is bringing even larger bands. Thursday September 14 features Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Billy Idol. Friday September 15, The Struts and Shinedown. Saturday September 16 will rock the beach with Lynyrd Skynryd and ZZ Top. Tickets still available, ear plugs sold seperately. 

Ocean City's First Annual Ocean's Calling Music Festival - A three day festival in partnership with Maryland musicians O.A.R. featuring over 30 performances on 3 stages, all on the classic Ocean City Boardwalk. Top headliners include John Mayer, Weezer, Alanis Morissette, Jack Johnson, Jimmy Eat World, Dirty Heads and many more!

Sunfest is one of the largest outdoor festivals in the region, boasting four-day of arts, crafts, and food. Two 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. Featured this year are Spin Doctors and Ballyhoo! . Two up and coming bands to check out are Treehouse and Signal Fire. For all the Morrissey fans, check out Girlfriend in a Coma, a tribute band to the Smiths. 


Fall Beer & Wine-ery

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Wine on the Beach

There's an unparalleled Ocean City charm in embracing authentic events that tantalize our senses and connect us with nature and tradition. But it's not just about the food.

Shell Shocked Beer and Oyster Festival  is a hub of energy and camaraderie. Locals and visitors alike gather at Fager's Island in November for their annual event. The Oyster Festival is a celebration of culinary expertise and coastal culture and vibing music. Tickets sell out so fast, there's two weekends to explore this event.

Glasses clink as wine enthusiasts and casual sippers toast to life's pleasures at the annual Wine on the Beach. Maryland Wineries, craft vendors and fine artists, and improved access to the oceanfront festival combine to make the upcoming fall classic the best by far. Bold reds, crisp whites, and delicate rosés  are sure to leave you with fall memories as timeless as the tides.

"Located just 7 miles away from the hustle and bustle of the beautiful Ocean City beach and boardwalk. You will feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you enter the peace and tranquility of the Mariner House and Windmill Creek Vineyard". Enjoy the changing of seasons while listening to Live Music on the Lawn by local artists and sipping authentic Eastern Shore made wines.

Authentic Events

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Fall Beach

New events are zooming into town this fall that you don't want to miss. 

Immerse yourself in a world of knowledge with workshops on optimizing your outdoor space, RV maintenance tips, and the essentials for getting into vacation mode. Experience BMX bike stunt performances and bayside cruises for added excitement. The OCRV & Van Lifestyle show celebrates the outdoors, adventure travel, and the active lifestyle.  Head to the Roland E Powell Convention Center for a curated gathering showcasing a wide array of motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, custom van builds, conversion kits, truck campers, tiny homes, houseboats, and so much more. 

Complete your foot tour of Maryland with the BRAND NEW Ocean City Running Festival! This event will feature scenic routes all of which include the OC Boardwalk with some courses taking you to Assateague State Park. Be treated in typical Corrigan Sports style with a race distance for everyone and a finish line party that allows you to properly celebrate your bucket list accomplishments. From 5k to full marathon, there's a race for all levels. See you at the finish line!

Performing Arts

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Getting ready for a season of performing arts in the fall can be a wonderful way to immerse yourself in culture, creativity, and entertainment. Fall into your theater seats and get ready to be amazing by these wonderful shows, coming to the Performing Arts Center


Broadway's Rock of Age's Band - Oct 13 - The Electrifying Band from the original Broadway smash hit

Rocky Horror Picture Show - Oct 25 - The 48TH ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR TOUR!

STOMP! - Nov 1 - the endlessly inventive show that blends dance, music and theatrical performance in one electrifying rhythm.

Rumors of Fleetwood Mac - Nov 8 - "A stunning and incredibly accurate snapshot of the World’s first Super Group”


Restaurant Exploration

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Dining becomes more intimate and enjoyable when the crowds thin out. You can explore local eateries at your leisure, try new dishes, and even get to know the chefs and staff. Fall is a great time to explore Ocean City's local restaurants without the summer crowds. Try seafood shacks and restaurants that may have special fall menus featuring seasonal ingredients. 

The new Tide Room at the ASHORE will be sure to shock your senses. A new beautiful upscale dining over looking the Atlantic Ocean is sure to be a new local favorite. 

The WEDGE Restaurant and Bar overlooking the Jetty at the Inlet as been a wonderful new addition to Ocean City. 

The Fenwick Inn has entered the chat - with their newly renovated Vista Rooftop Dining, the view excels over any other.