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. Schedule TBA.


Movies on the Beach

27th Street - Mondays and Fridays at 8:30pm, weather permitting. 2017 Dates: June 19, 23, 26, 30; July 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31; August 4, 2017.

118th Street (Carousel Hotel) - Wednesdays at 8:30pm, weather permitting. 2017 Dates: June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017.

Additional Free Movie Nights

Sunset Park - May 12, 2017 at 8:30pm

Northside Park - May 26, 2017 at 8:30pm & Sep 9, 2017 at 7pm


Family Beach Olympics

Family Beach Olympics are held on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30pm 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. 2017 Dates: June 20, 27. July 11, 18, 25. August 1, 2017.

Family Programs

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum offers free family programs every morning at 10am. See feedings at the museum's aquarium and learn about sharks, beach safety, knot-tying, and more. 2017 dates TBA.

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July 4th Concert & Fireworks - Two Locations
N. Division Street Beach
Northside Park, 125th St. & the Bay
Free concert at 8pm followed by fireworks at 9:30pm.  

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 10pm. Fireworks will be visible along the boardwalk. 2017 dates TBA.


Concerts on the Beach

Concerts on the Beach feature music for the whole family, Wednesdays from 8pm to 9:30pm at the Caroline Street Stage on the beach. Bring your beach chairs and/or blankets and enjoy beautiful music in a beautiful setting. 2017 Dates: July 12, 19, 26; August 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017.

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Sundaes in the Park

The popular Sundaes in the Park weekly event combines a free concert with an ice cream sundae (small fee) at Northside Park on 125th Street, starting at 7pm. While parents enjoy the music, children will enjoy special entertainment just for them. The evening ends with a fireworks display at 9pm. 2017 Dates: Sundays, July 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6, 13, 20, 27; September 3, 2017.

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 7-9pm. 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.  2017 Dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017.

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