As the cold tendrils of winter loosen their grip, Ocean City, Maryland, ushers in the warmth and vibrancy of spring with its much-anticipated Springfest 2024. From May 2nd to May 5th, the Ocean City Inlet becomes a pulsating heart of celebration, marking the 33rd year of this cherished festival. Springfest isn't just an event; it's a symphony of music, a palette of flavors, and a showcase of artisan craftsmanship, all set against the backdrop of the Atlantic's shimmering horizon.

The Soundtrack of Spring

Sounds of Springfest

Springfest's stages burst with musical diversity, offering a lineup as varied as the crowd it attracts. Brace yourself for an electrifying array of live performances, featuring big names such as The Olivia Show - A Tribute to Olivia Newton-John, Lauren Alaina, and Everclear. These ticketed shows are poised to captivate attendees with nights filled with unforgettable melodies.

2024 Springfest Headliners

The Olivia Show

Show Date & Time:  May 2, 2024 at 7pm
Location:  Indoor Stage - Inlet Lot
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"The Olivia Show," a touching tribute to the legendary Olivia Newton-John, offers a journey through the iconic tunes that defined an era. It's more than a performance; it's a nostalgic trip down memory lane, inviting festival-goers to sing along and celebrate the timeless legacy of a music icon.


Lauren Alaina

Show Date & Time:  May 3, 2024 at 7pm
Location:  Indoor Stage - Inlet Lot
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Country music enthusiasts are in for a treat with Lauren Alaina gracing the stage. Known for her soul-stirring vocals and relatable lyrics, Alaina's performance is poised to be a heartfelt highlight of Springfest, resonating with fans old and new.



Show Date & Time:  May 4, 2024 at 7pm
Location:  Indoor Stage - Inlet Lot
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For those with a penchant for rock, Everclear promises an adrenaline-fueled set. With a repertoire of hits that pack a punch, their high-energy performance is sure to be a crowd-puller, inviting festival-goers to let loose and rock out by the beach.

But the musical delights of Springfest extend far beyond the ticketed shows. The festival prides itself on offering a rich tapestry of FREE PERFORMANCES that capture the spirit of community and celebration. From the rollicking tunes of Rick K Road Trip to the soulful melodies of Poole and the Gang, there's a rhythm for every mood. This year also welcomes newcomers like Atomic Light Orchestra and Petty Coat Junction "Tribute to Tom Petty", adding fresh vibes to the Springfest stage.

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A Culinary Journey

Tantalize your tastebuds at Springfest

At Springfest, the flavors are as varied and vibrant as the music. The festival's food vendors are a testament to the rich culinary tapestry that Ocean City boasts. Returning favorites and new faces alike are set to tantalize taste buds and offer a gastronomic journey that mirrors the diverse essence of Springfest.

After a year's absence, Gosia’s Pierogies returns to the festival, bringing back their much-loved variety of homemade pierogies. Their booth is a must-visit for those craving a taste of tradition and comfort.

Tailbangers Gourmet Dog Treats reminds us that Springfest is a family affair, pets included. Their gourmet dog treats ensure that even the furriest family members get to partake in the festival's delights.

For those with a sweet tooth, Pecan Yummies offers all-natural, gluten-free treats that are as wholesome as they are delicious. Meanwhile, the ever-popular crepe stand promises sweet and savory creations made to order, ensuring that every crepe is a fresh burst of flavor.

Newcomers like Delmarva Boil and Shore Spice & Pickle Co. are set to spice up the food scene with their unique offerings, from mouthwatering seafood boils to artisanal pickles and seasonings.

Artisan Alley

Springfest 2024 Vendors

Springfest is not just a feast for the senses but also a celebration of creativity and craftsmanship. With over 200 artisans, including more than 20 new additions this year, the festival's marketplace is a vibrant canvas of innovation and tradition.

First time vendor, Nuckeleberry, brings whimsical garden art that draws inspiration from nature's beauty. Each piece promises to add a touch of magic to any outdoor space.

Returning favorite Rubbermat Company showcases the sustainable transformation of recycled tires into stylish decorative welcome mats in 2024.

Mr. Willie’s Lighting, offers antique-style industrial pipe lamps that marry the charm of the past with contemporary design, illuminating spaces with their unique glow.

Seamless Connectivity

Navigating the festival is made effortless with Ocean City's thoughtful transportation arrangements. With limited downtown parking and the Inlet lot reserved for the event, attendees are encouraged to utilize the convenient Coastal Highway Beach Bus or the Park and Ride service from Route 50 in West Ocean City. For a scenic journey, the Boardwalk Tram offers picturesque rides along the beach, adding another layer of charm to the Springfest experience.

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

Embracing Ocean City

Family on Ocean City, MD boardwalk

As Springfest blooms at the Ocean City Inlet, it invites attendees to not only revel in the festival's offerings but also to immerse themselves in the wider allure of Ocean City. The iconic boardwalk, with its array of shops and eateries, stands ready to welcome festival-goers, offering a perfect complement to the Springfest experience. The rhythmic crash of the waves, the salty kiss of the ocean breeze, and the warm embrace of the community come together to create an ambiance that encapsulates the essence of spring in Ocean City.

Springfest 2024 is more than just an event; it's a place where music, food, art, and the natural beauty of Ocean City intertwine to create a tapestry of experiences that resonate with the soul. As the festival gates open, they usher in not just the promise of memorable performances and culinary delights but also the opportunity to create lasting memories with friends and family. So come, be part of this celebration, and let Springfest 2024 be the backdrop to your springtime stories.