Free Family Fun Just For Your Family

Ocean City is the perfect family resort, with 10 miles of beautifully kept ocean beach that's fun for kids and adults, any time of year. Our free beaches are open to the public from 6am to 10pm, so your family has plenty of quality time to spend swimming, sunning, surfing, fishing and much more. And during the summer, OC is jam-packed with family-friendly activities like concerts, seaside movie nights and our Beach Olympics. Six nights a week, every week. And they''re absolutely free the way it should be!

If you want the perfect vacation to unwind with your family and have some exciting, free fun, Ocean City is the place to be. So grab your sandals and go!

OC Beach Lights

OC Beach Lights  features a five-story inflatable sphere with visual laser, lighting, special effects, video and audio production with visibility along the boardwalk. Each show is approximately 8 minutes in length. Sundays at 9:30 p.m., 10 p.m., and 10:30 p.m.  Special Patriotic Shows on Saturday May 28, 2016.
2016 Dates: May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24. 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28; September 4


Free Movies on the Beach

27th Street Mondays and Fridays at 8:30 p.m., weather permitting. 2016 Dates: June 20, 24, 27; July 1, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29; August 1, 5.

Carousel Hotel on 118th Street on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., weather permitting. 2016 Dates: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.



Family Beach Olympics

Family Beach Olympics are held on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the 27th Street beach. Events include sand castle contests, tug-of-war, relay games and more. Children must be accompanied by parents or guardians. 2016 Dates: June 21, 28. July 5, 12, 19, 26. August 2. 

Free Family Programs

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum offers Free Family Programs every morning at 10 a.m. See feedings at the museum's aquarium and learn about sharks, beach safety and knot-tying. July 5 to August 27, 2016.

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Beach Fireworks

Come join us for Beach Fireworks on Mondays and Tuesdays at N. Division Street! Each show is approximately 8 minutes in length and begins at 10:00 p.m. Fireworks will be visible along the boardwalk. 2016 Dates: July 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26. August 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30. Special Patriotic Show September 3.

Free Concerts on the Beach

Concerts feature music for the whole family, Wednesdays from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Caroline Street Stage on the beach. Bring your beach chairs and/or blankets, and enjoy beautiful music in a beautiful setting. 2016 Dates: July 13, 20; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.


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Sundaes in the Park & Fireworks

The popular Sundaes in the Park weekly event combines a free concert with an ice cream sundae at Northside Park, 125th Street, starting at 7 p.m. While parents enjoy the music, children will enjoy special entertainment just for them. The evening ends with a fireworks display at 9 p.m. 2016 Dates: Sundays, July 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28; September 4.

Sunset Park Party Nights

Watch the sun set over the Isle of Wight Bay from the perfect location in Ocean City! Sunset Park Party Nights are held on Thursdays from 7 p.m. and runs to approx. 9 p.m. Sunset Park is located on S. Division Street on the bay. Admission to the park is free, while beverages, including beer, are available for purchase. It is recommended that attendees bring their own seating.  2016 Dates: July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25.

For a complete list of free events and activities happening in OC all summer long, check out the
 Free Fun page or our list of 100 FREE things to do in Ocean City

For more information about any of these free events, call 1-800-OC-OCEAN