Ocean City, Maryland 21842

Free Family Fun. Every Day of the Week!

There’s so much to do in Ocean City, Maryland that’s free of charge. Our 10 miles of beautifully kept beach are free and open to the public from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. – no beach tags necessary! And during the summer, OC is jam-packed with free family activities like movies on the beach, concerts, even a dance party! You’ll find free events in Ocean City every day of the week, every week, throughout the summer. And of course, Ocean City, Maryland sightseeing is wonderful, and free year-round!


  • Movies on the Beach

    Families can gather for a movie right on the beach Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights all summer long – for FREE! In addition to the main event there will be music and entertainment with family friendly yard games like corn hole, ladder ball, spikeball, large connect four and more. Movies will start at approximately 8:30 p.m. or when dark. Movies will be shown on a gigantic screen on the beach. In the event of inclement weather, the movie and games will be cancelled.

    Mondays and Fridays at 27th Street Beach: June 21 – August 13

    Presented in Partnership with Alley Oops and Ropewalk

    • June 21, 25, 28
    • July 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
    • August 2, 6, 9, 13

    Wednesdays at Carousel Hotel, 118th Street Oceanfront: June 2 – August 25,

    • June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    • July 7, 14, 21, 28
    • August 4, 11, 18, 25

     

  • NEW OC Drone Shows

    Come experience Ocean City’s NEW drone shows located downtown on the beach on Thursday evenings and uptown at Northside Park on Sunday evenings following Sundaes in the Park!

    Northside Park at 9 p.m.

    • June 13, 20, 27
    • July 11, 18, 25
    • August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    • September 5

    Downtown, North Division Street Beach at 9:30 p.m.

    • July 8, 15, 22, 29
    • August 5, 12, 19
  • OC Beach Dance Party

    Join us on Thursday evenings for a beach dance party! A new DJ that hits the Caroline Street Stage where you can dance under the lights on the beach from 7:30-9:30 p.m. leading into OC’s NEW drone show starting at 9:30 p.m.

    Thursdays:

    • JULY 8, 15, 22, 29
    • AUG 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Sunset Park Party Nights

    July 1 to August 26, 7-9pm

    Enjoy a free concert while watching the sunset over the Isle of Wight Bay from the perfect location in Ocean City! Sunset Park is located along S. Division Street on the Bay, near the Coast Guard Station. 7pm to 9pm. Admission to the park is free, while beverages, including beer, are available for purchase. It is recommended that attendees bring their own seating.

    7/1/21  Eclipse (Journey Tribute)

    7/8/21  Johnny Bling (Dance Music)

    7/15/21   Saved by Zero (80’s cover band)

    7/22/21  Rising Sun Reggae Band (Reggae)

    7/29/21  Full Circle (Modern and Classic Rock)

    8/5/21   British Invasion Experience (Beatles Tribute)

    8/12/21  Academy of Music Performance ( Variety)

    8/19/21  Lauren Glick Band (Modern Pop and Rock)

    8/26/21  The Dunehounds ( Jam Band )

  • Family Beach Games

    Bring the whole family out for an evening of interactive fun! Games include sand castle contests, tug-of-war, relays, and more! This fun and free event begins on the beach at 6:30 p.m. Parents are asked to stay with their children. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.

    Tuesdays at 27th Street Beach: June 22 – August 10

    Presented in Partnership with Alley Oops and Ropewalk

    • June 22, 29
    • July 6, 13, 20, 27
    • August 3, 10

    Thursdays at Carousel Hotel, 118th Street Oceanfront: June 3 – August 26

    • June 3, 10, 17, 24
    • July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    •  August 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Sundaes in the Park

    Northside Park 127th Street and the Bay, Sunday Evenings 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

    Spend your Sunday evenings in picturesque Northside Park from 7 - 9 pm listening to your favorite live music. This is a family concert series with pizzazz! Enjoy free music ranging from country to rock, tribute bands to oldies. Each week children are offered various free activities and entertainment. The best thing about Sundaes in the Park is the ice cream, which is available for purchase! Sit back, listen to music and watch the sun set over the beautiful Assawoman Bay. Additional beverage options are available for purchase. Bring your picnic basket and beach chairs. Experience OC’s NEW drone show starting at 9pm!

    June 13– September 5

    • June 13, 20, 27
    • July 11, 18, 25
    • August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    • September 5
  • OC Museum Programs

    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 the U.S Life Saving Service and the heroic men who rescued ships in distress off the coast of Ocean City.

    Tuesday: Beach Safety

    Learn how to be safe in the surf and spell your name using semaphore. The famous Ocean City Beach Patrol is on hand with everything you need to know.

    Wednesday: Knot Tying

    Become an expert at nautical knots with help from the U.S Coast Guard Auxiliary.

    Thursday: All About Sharks

    Discover what types of sharks are found off the coast of Ocean City!

    Friday: Land Sky, & Sea

    Learn how the island was formed, what birds fly overhead, and what creatures inhabit our ocean and coastal bays.

    Saturday: Aquarium Feeding

    Discover the wildlife that inhabits our ocean and coastal bays, as you watch our aquarium animals eat their morning meal.

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    Daily Aquarium Program

    Monday-Saturday

    Time: 11:30 am

    June 1st -August 31st

    Daily Aquarium Program: Discover the wildlife that inhabits our ocean and coastal bays, as you watch our aquarium animals eat their morning meal.

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