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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    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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    Ocean City Comic Con

    December 11, 2021

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    Mayor's New Year's Day Concert

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    Ocean City Blood Drive

    January 19, 2022

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    Eastern Shore Showdown

    February 5-6, 2022

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    Seaside Boat Show

    February 18-20, 2022

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    Reach the Beach Nationals: Grand Nationals (Dance)

    February 26, 2022

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    Ocean City Film Festival

    March 3-6, 2022

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    Delmarva Wool and Fiber Expo

    March 11-13, 2022

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    Maryland AAU Grand Prix

    March 12-13, 2022

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    Home, Condo, & Outdoor Show plus Art and Craft Fair

    March 18-20, 2022

    Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center he HOME SHOW will display an exciting array of new products and services as well as the basic necessities for the home or condo....

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    Easter Art & Craft Show & Kids Fun Fair

    April 15-16, 2022

    Art & Craft Show: Artists and crafters displaying unique and creative handcrafted items including photography, jewelry, lawn and garden decor, wearable art, & more! East...

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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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    Beach Bash Super Cheer and Dance Nationals

    April 30, 2022 - May 1, 2022

    US Cheer is a tier-one organization providing professionally run cheer and spirit events. We focus on providing young people standards-based competitions in a fun and exciting atmo...

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    Community Health Fair

    May 2-3, 2022

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