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

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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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  • Convention Center

    Town of Ocean City Job Fair

    April 17, 2021

    Coast through summer with a job at the beach! The Town of Ocean City is hosting a job fair on April 17, 2021 at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. 10AM - 2PM The followi...

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

    April 23-25, 2021

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

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  • Sports

    Beachfest Volleyball Festival

    May 8-16, 2021

    Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention CenterCome join us on the shore for Beachfest 2021!Originating in Ocean City, MD with 40 teams in 2011, Beachfest has exploded in populari...

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  • Performing Arts Center

    Jay Leno - POSTPONED

    May 20-21, 2021

    In an overabundance of caution, Jay Leno is once again postponing his Spring 2021 schedule. This decision will impact the three shows scheduled for May 20th & 21st, at the Perform...

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    Cruisin' Ocean City

    May 20-23, 2021

    30th Annual Cruisin' Ocean City at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center & Inlet LotCar Show featuring Hot Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars and classics plus vendors, music, celebrities...

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    Mox Nox (or Soon Comes the Night) - CANCELLED

    May 28-29, 2021

    This performance has been cancelled.Refunds can be given at the place of purchase.

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    Battle at the Beach & Boardwalk II

    June 5-6, 2021

    Youth Basketball Tournament hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center One of the most popular events on the East Coast, has SOLD OUT for the last 8 years, 45 teams were t...

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    Tides and Tempests Ocean Renaissance

    June 12-13, 2021

    Join the crew! for a fantasy filled weekend of amazing sea themed characters from mythology, history and literature. Meet and mingle with the magical denizens from many worlds of i...

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    Starpower National Championship

    July 18-22, 2021

    World championship competition for dancers who qualified at regionals held across the U.S. Starpower is the stage where performers of all ages and levels, across the globe show the...

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    Jesus at the Beach - Music & Ministry Festival

    July 26-28, 2021

    The 27th Annual JESUS AT THE BEACH MUSIC & MINISTRY FESTIVAL will be on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 26, 27, & 28 2021. The Festival will begin each day at 10am unt...

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    OC Jeep Week

    August 26-29, 2021

    Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center & Ocean City Area Visit https://www.oceancityjeepweek.com/ for event information.For registration assistance, please contact:Brad ...

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    OC Bikefest

    September 15-19, 2021

    Visit https://ocbikefest.com/ for event details.

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  • Performing Arts Center

    Jay Leno

    October 6-7, 2021

    Hosted at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center October 6, 2021: 8pmOctober 7, 2021: 7pm & 9:30pm Ticket Prices $75 & $65Available at the Convention Center Box Office or Ticketma...

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    Endless Summer Cruisin'

    October 7-10, 2021

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

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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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  • Performing Arts Center

    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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