Ocean City, Maryland 21842

Meetings and Conventions

Plan a convention with a view.

Whether you’re planning for a small conference or a large event, Ocean City, Maryland’s Roland E. Powell Convention Center can easily accommodate your needs! Our newly renovated rooms, gorgeous views and a beautiful bayfront promenade are the perfect place for trade shows, sporting events, meetings, competitions and more! And coming January 2022, you can look forward to plenty of additional exhibit space, a new 15,000-square-foot gallery overlooking the bay and additional restrooms and meeting rooms.

While you’re in Ocean City, you’ll always find something to do outside of the Convention Center. Enjoy 10 miles of free beach, our 3-mile Boardwalk, 200+ restaurants, our 17 championship golf courses and much more. Plus, with a variety of accommodation options, many also offering meeting space, Ocean City is the convenient, drive-to destination you deserve when planning your next event.

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10,000 Hotel Rooms & Thousands of Rentable Condos

200+ Restaurants

10-Mile White Sand Beach

3-Mile Boardwalk

Amenities

Convention Center Expansion

Coming January 2022, an additional 30,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 15,000-square-foot gallery overlooking the bay and additional restrooms and meeting rooms, so you’ll have even more space available for your next big event!

The Convention Center Bayfront Ballroom

The Convention Center Bayfront Ballroom offers breathtaking, panoramic bay views and Ballroom-specific climate and audio controls. With 19,126 square feet of space and 35’ ceilings, it’s the perfect space for your convention.

Variety of Hotels with Meeting Space

Throughout Ocean City, there are 30 hotels that offer meeting space — from ballrooms to boardrooms — so you don’t even have to leave the hotel to fulfill your meeting needs! The Ocean City Convention Visitors Bureau is happy to help distribute your RFP and any meeting requirements to our properties.

Hotels with Meeting Space Specs for Hotel Meeting Spaces

Centerplate Catering

The Roland E. Powell Convention Center partners with Centerplate to provide catered food of the utmost quality, whether you are hosting a meeting of 10 or serving plated meals for a banquet of 3,000. Choose from one of the existing Centerplate Catering menus to accommodate the event, or customize a menu from start to finish with the help of the Centerplate team.

Performing Arts Center

With 1,200 seats, state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment, box office, concession area and spacious dressing rooms, the Performing Arts Center is that touch of elegance you need for your next seminar, meeting or performance.

Things to Do in OCMD

Bring along the family because Ocean City offers endless fun things to do! Check out the 10 miles of free beach, explore more with the educational and sightseeing boat tours, take a stroll on the world-famous, 3-mile Boardwalk, relax with a golf outing on one of our 17 championship golf courses, cast your lines on a charter boat fishing trip, and much more!

Close Proximity to Major Cities

Ocean City is a convenient, drive-to destination for you and your group, just less than 3 hours from major Mid-Atlantic cities and 30 minutes from the Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY).


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Plan Your Next Meeting

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  • Performing Arts Center

    Mid-Atlantic Symphony: A Heroic Return

    September 26, 2021

    Showtime: 3PM Doors Open: 2:30PM Ticket price $45 TicketMaster Link:  https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/15005B0ACC363361 Concert Title: A Heroic Return The Mid...

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    WBOC's Shore Living Expo

    October 2, 2021

    Expo Celebrating Health, Wealth & Home, including Live taping of Delmarva Life Show 10AM-4PM at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center - Free Admission! Contact Stephanie ...

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    Jay Leno-- CANCELLED

    October 6-7, 2021

    This Show has been Cancelled. Tickets should be refunded at place of purchase.  Tickets purchased at the Convention Center can be refunded Mon.-Fri., 9 am to 3:30 pm...

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    Endless Summer Cruisin'

    October 7-10, 2021

    24th Annual Endless Summer Cruisin' at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center & Inlet Lot Car Show featuring Hot Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars and Trick Trucks plus vendors...

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    OC Pet Expo

    October 22-24, 2021

    Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center The O. C. Pet Expo is fun for the whole family! Pet products and services, small animal petting zoo, pet costume and "...

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    Autumn Home & Condo Show with Arts and Crafts

    October 22-24, 2021

    The Autumn Home Show is an event designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. Exhibitors will be on hand with merchandise, product d...

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  • Festivals and Fairs

    Holiday Shoppers Fair

    November 26-28, 2021

    Unique merchandise as well as handmade products, nautical, candles, photography, florals, jewelry, ceramics. Great gifts & household items. Children's activities & face painting. ...

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  • Sports

    Cheer and Dance Extreme

    December 4, 2021

    Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center  OC Christmas Open Championship Cheer and Dance Extreme is an independent event producer Tier 1 member of the USASF. The...

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    Mid-Atlantic Symphony: Holiday Joy

    December 5, 2021

    Showtime: 3PM Doors Open: 2:30PM Ticket price $50 TicketMaster link: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/15005B0ACD0B33B4 Concert Title: Holiday Joy Join the Mid-Atla...

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  • Fashion Show and luncheon with auction to benefit The American Cancer Society's programs, research, and education at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. Fashion show of ...

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    Ocean City Comic Con

    December 11, 2021

    Join us for a day of geeky fun! Grab a picture with Star Wars characters, compete in our cosplay contest, or shop a huge convention floor of vendors, independent artists, guests an...

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    Mayor's New Year's Day Concert

    January 1, 2022

    To kick off 2022, Mayor Rick Meehan and members of the Ocean City Council will host a concert at the beautiful Performing Arts Center on New Year’s Day. All residents and visitor...

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    Ocean City Blood Drive

    January 19, 2022

    Blood Bank of Delmarva is a non-profit community service organization that provides blood and blood products to 19 hospitals on the Delmarva Peninsula. More than 79,000 blood donat...

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  • Sports

    Eastern Shore Showdown

    February 5-6, 2022

    Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center 6:30 AM - 10:30 PM $25 for a two day pass Do you think you have what it takes to win the Showdown?  Sign up for this ...

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    Delmarva Wool and Fiber Expo

    March 11-13, 2022

    Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center A vendor show to promote the fiber industry through vendors, classes and appreciation of the art. Friday 11am-5pm Saturday...

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    Maryland AAU Grand Prix

    March 12-13, 2022

    Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center Looking to qualify for AAU Nationals? Come out to the AAU Grand Prix with your chance to win a bid to THE BIGGEST VOLLEYBALL EVE...

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    Mid-Atlantic Symphony: A Gloriously Radiant Finale

    April 24, 2022

    Showtime: 7PM Doors Open: 6:30PM Ticket price $50 TicketMaster link: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/15005B0ACEBD33F8 Concert Title: A Gloriously Radiant F...

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    Beachfest Volleyball Festival

    May 7-8, 2022

    Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center 6:30AM - 10:30 PM Head down to the shore for our Beachfest volleyball tournament! $25 for a two day pass This tournamen...

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    Beachfest Volleyball Festival

    May 14-15, 2022

    Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center 6:30 AM - 10:30 PM Head down to the shore for our Beachfest volleyball tournament! $25 for a two day pass This tourname...

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    Believe National Talent Competition

    July 4-8, 2022

    With professional staging and sound, knowledgeable judges, and a performance like no other, this is a dance competition you must experience to BELIEVE! Contact - 844.737.3737 or...

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