Ocean City, Maryland 21842

Soak up the sun, and the arts!

Ocean City, Maryland is well known for its beach and boardwalk. But it’s also become established in the arts world, with a variety of exciting, culturally rich opportunities available year-round! So take a break from the beach and enjoy our theater, music and fine arts offerings.

From our recently built 1,200-seat Performing Arts Center to the Ocean City Center for the Arts, you’ll discover the wonders being created by local and regional artists. You can also experience high-quality performances at the Brown Box Theatre Project, featuring contemporary and Shakespearean works throughout the year.

Consider planning your trip around one of the many exhibits and receptions listed below.

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Performing Arts Center

OC's premier entertainment venue. Perfect for concerts, musicals, dance performances, seminars and more. Learn more >

Center for the Arts

This gorgeous facility is your go-to destination for everything art in OC. Learn more >

Town Festivals

OC kicks off the summer season with Springfest in May, celebrates the end of summer with Sunfest and comes alive in the winter with Winterfest of Lights! Learn more >


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  • Festivals and Fairs

    Springfest

    May 6-9, 2021

      Join us for Springfest's 30th Anniversary! Springfest celebrates spring and the upcoming summer season. It is four dynamic days of delicious food, live entertainm...

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    OC Life-Saving Station Museum Programs

    June 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021

    Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum Summer Programs Programs begin at 10:00 am All programs are FREE July 4th - August 28th Monday: History of our Surfman Learn about th...

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  • Convention Center

    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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    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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  • Arts and Museums

    Artists Paint OC: Plein Air Event

    August 12-15, 2021

    This annual event draws artists from all over to paint the scenic views of OC. Watch artists at work as they set up their easels along the Boardwalk, bayside & beaches. The Qui...

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  • Arts and Museums

    ArtX

    August 21-22, 2021

    Artistic expression in Ocean City! Become immersed in unique artistic activities and other expressive opportunities. Discover a variety of artisans, from around the country as well...

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  • Festivals and Fairs

    National Folk Festival

    September 10-12, 2021

    Downtown Salisbury - MDA Great American Festival Comes to Maryland's Historic Eastern Shore Make your plans now to join us in Salisbury, Maryland, for the National Folk Festival ...

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  • Festivals and Fairs

    Sunfest

    September 30, 2021 - October 3, 2021

    The weather is beautiful and there's plenty to do at Ocean City, MD's biggest and best festival. Enjoy four fun-filled days of arts and crafts, delicious food, hayrides, kids activ...

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