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!
New this summer, Ocean City debuts 100 Nights of Lights beginning Memorial Day weekend and running nightly through Labor Day from 9pm to 11pm. This new lighting attraction features high-powered searchlights that will accent the sky and surrounding area around N. Division Street and the Boardwalk. Searchlights will move and sway, creating a dance of light to musical selections played through boardwalk speakers. The lights change into a variety of colors, bathing the surrounding beach scape and boardwalk in vibrant colors.
27th Street - Mondays and Fridays at 8:30pm, weather permitting. June 26, 30; July 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31; August 4, 7, 11
118th Street (Carousel Hotel) - Wednesdays at 8:30pm, weather permitting. June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Additional Free Movie Nights
Sunset Park - May 12 at 8:30pm
Northside Park - May 26 at 8:30pm
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. June 27. July 11, 18, 25. August 1, 8.
Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum offers free family programs Monday thru Saturday at 10am. See feedings at the museum's aquarium and learn about sharks, beach safety, knot-tying, and more. July 3 to August 26 (except July 4).
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. Time TBA. Fireworks will be visible along the boardwalk. July 10 to September 4.
Dance the evening away with live entertainment hosted by DJ Batman every Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm at Ocean City’s Caroline Street Stage on the beach! Grab your beach chair, blanket and friends and head downtown for an evening of interactive entertainment. A full schedule of guest performances and themes will be available soon. Come early to get a prime spot on the beach to enjoy the music and dance in the sand. July 11 to August 29 (except August 1).
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. Sundays, June 18; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6, 13, 20, 27; September 3.
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 7pm to 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. July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.