Spring is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than by attending Springfest in Ocean City, MD.  It’s a carefree and fun-filled event that promises to make your springtime memorable.  With lively music, mouth-watering food, and a lively atmosphere, you’ll be swept away in the festive vibe. 

The flagship event supporting crafts and makers is back for its 32st year! Every year, thousands of visitors from across the country gather along the shore to celebrate the arrival of spring with music, food, and fun.  Springfest returns to the Ocean City, MD Inlet, May 4 to May 7. If you’re wondering whether you should attend Springfest in Ocean City, MD, here are some reasons why you should:

Crowd at Springfest

Live Music & Entertainment

This year’s event features an exciting lineup of talented musicians and artists, including Shadows of the 60s, a Tribute to Motown’s Super Groups, Collective Soul, and Marty Stewart and his Fabulous Superlatives.

Shadows of the 60s will transport you back to the golden era of Motown with their authentic tribute to the legendary Supremes, Temptations and The Four Tops.  Their performance promises to be an unforgettable experience for all Motown lovers.

Collective Soul brings their own band of rock to the Springfest stage.  With their catchy melodies and powerful vocals, they’re sure to get the crowd pumped up and singing along to their hits like “Shine” and “The World I Know.”

Marty Stewart and his Fabulous Superlatives round out the headlining acts with their unique blend of traditional country and rockabilly music.  Their performance promises to be a toe-tapping good time, with songs that will have you dancing in your seat.

2023 Springfest Headliners

NEW VIP SECTION FOR 2023: For those who want to enhance their experience even further, the VIP ticket option sounds like a great way to enjoy the event with some extra perks. Private restrooms and complimentary beer, wine, and spirits by Brown-Forman and Hoop Tea and lite fare, along with an exclusive view of the stage and backstage action, are sure to make the event even more memorable.  When purchasing VIP tickets, look for the “General Admission Tickets” when purchasing.
Purchase Tickets

In addition to these amazing headliners, there are also plenty of other talented musicians and artists performing throughout the weekend.  Enjoy sounds from Lucas Hoge, Sam Grow, Kittyback and more.  So come on out, grab a cold drink, and get ready to be entertained by some of the best music around.
View Springfest 2023 Lineup

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in Style at Springfest

This year Springfest is introducing a special Cinco De Mayo celebration.   Start off by sipping on Clubtails Sunny Margaritas, Modelo and Corona - the perfect way to get your taste buds tingling.  And when hunger strikes, head on over to Fryday Concessions for their mouthwatering Taco Salads - a fresh and healthy option for festival-goers.  And if you’re craving something more traditional, be sure to check out Philly Pretzle Factory, which serves up fresh and delicious soft pretzles in a variety of flavors.

But the party doesn’t stop there – get ready to dance your Friday afternoon away to the sounds of Gringo Jingo “The Ultimate Santana Tribute”.  Their infectious rhythms and high-energy performance will have you moving and grooving all afternoon long. So, gather your friends and family, put on your straw beach hat, and get ready to party!

Unique Shopping Opportunities

Gourmet Fudge
One of the most exciting things about this year’s Springfest is the addition of over 50 new vendors, including Katherine Kiss, Original Glass Worx, and Sea Maiden’s Trove.  With over 200 artisans and vendors, you can expect a wide variety of styles and products to choose from.  Whether you’re looking for a statement piece to liven up your home, a new accessory to complete your outfit, or a special gift for someone you love, you’re sure to find something unique and special to take home.

Specialty Cocktails & Craft Beers

Looking for something special to quench your thirst at Springfest 2023?  Whether you’re in the mood for a refreshing Clubtails Sunny Margarita, a zesty Coastal Cocktails Orange Crush, or a classic Southern Style (bourbon based) drink, there’s sure to be a cocktail that will hit the spot.  These specialty cocktails are the perfect way to indulge in something new and exciting while enjoying all the carefree fun of the festival. 

And, if you’re a beer lover, you won’t be disappointed either.  Springfest 2023 will be featuring a variety of craft beers from some of the best breweries around, including favorites like EVO, Dogfish and Fat Tire.  But don’t worry if craft beers aren’t your thing – Springfest will also have a selection of classic beers and wine for you to enjoy.

Springfest Weekend Family-Fun Activities & Discounts

Looking for a creative way to enjoy the music at Springfest 2023?  Look no further than T.C. Studio’s paint sessions located right on festival grounds!  This is a fantastic opportunity for art lovers of all ages and skill lovers to explore their creativity and let their imagination run wild while enjoying the festival’s live music.  No experience needed to participate in the paint sessions – T.C. Studios will provide all the necessary supplies and instruction.  All you need to bring is your imagination and a willingness to have fun!

But the fun doesn’t stop there - Jolly Roger Amusements is offering some great discounts for families during Springfest.  Families can get $5 off Day or Night time armbands at Jolly Roger Amusements on the Pier, BOGO off Treasure & Jungle Golf at 30th Street and $10 off a 2-hr armband at Speedworld.

And if that’s not enough, Trimper Rides is offering $30 unlimited daily ride passes during Springfest, so be sure to check them out as well.

Scenic Ocean Views

Ocean City, MD is a beautiful beach town with stunning ocean views.  Springfest is held right on the beach, so you can enjoy the sun, sand, and sea while you soak up the festival atmosphere.  You can take a stroll along the boardwalk, watch the waves, and enjoy the fresh salt air.

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.

OC Public Transportation

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

So, pack your bags, grab your friends, and get ready to soak up the sun, sand, and the carefree fun of Springfest in Ocean City, MD.  With all these exciting activities and discounts available, Springfest 2023 is the perfect place for families to come together and create lifelong memories.  Mark your calendars and get ready for a fun-filled weekend of music, art, and endless entertainment!