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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  • Performing Arts Center

    The Nutcracker

    December 15, 2019

    Presented by Sussex Dance AcademyHosted at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center Showtime 2PM / Doors 1:30PMTickets:$20 for adults, $17 for Seniors 65 and older & Students 12 and u...

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  • Arts and Museums

    Delmarva Art Expo

    January 18-19, 2020

    Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention CenterA juried vendor show for all art mediumsSaturday 10am-5pmSunday 10am-3pmAdmission: $5/weekend or $3/dayContact Susan Childs - 443.23...

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  • Arts and Museums

    Ocean City Film Festival

    March 5-8, 2020

    The fourth annual film festival, hosted by the Art League of Ocean City, will feature 100 films by local and international filmmakers of every background and genre. Film screenin...

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  • Performing Arts Center

    The High Kings with Special Guests Dublin 5 and Gerry Timlin

    March 11, 2020

    Hosted at the Ocean City Performing Arts CenterTicket prices: $49, $44 & $39Showtime / 7PMDoors / 6:30PMTickets available online at Ticketmaster or at the Convention Center Box Off...

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    Delmarva Wool and Fiber Expo

    March 13-15, 2020

    Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention CenterA vendor show to promote fiber (whether they are wool, fiber, wood, reed, etc) and to educate about the natural fiber industry. Alon...

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  • Festivals and Fairs

    St. Patrick's Day Parade

    March 14, 2020

    Sponsored by the Delmarva Irish-American ClubSt. Patrick's Day Parade begins at 60th Street and Parades South to the 45th Street Judging Stand and into the parking lot where the Ir...

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  • On the Boardwalk

    Smithsonian Magazine Day

    April 4, 2020

    The Ocean City Life-Saving Station will be participating in Smithsonian magazine’s 16th Annual Museum Day. The museum will provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ti...

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  • Performing Arts Center

    Mid-Atlantic Symphony "Portraits of Life and Love"

    April 5, 2020

    To conclude our season, we will play Darius Milhaud’s Creation of the World, certainly, one of the most fun French Jazzy pieces in the orchestral repertoire, followed by the icon...

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  • Festivals and Fairs

    Springfest

    May 7-10, 2020

    ADMISSION TO SPRINGFEST IS FREE!Each year, Springfest brings amazing headliners to the stage - buy your tickets at the Ocean City Convention Center Box Office or online at Ticketma...

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  • Arts and Museums

    International Museum Day

    May 18, 2020

    In honor of International Museum Day, the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum will be holding an Open House from 10AM-5PM. There will be free admission for all.

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  • Performing Arts Center

    The Rat Pack Together Again

    June 6, 2020

    Showtime 7:30PM, Doors 7PMOcean City Performing Arts CenterTickets $45 & $35Tickets available online with Ticketmaster or at the Convention Center Box Office during regular busines...

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    Tides and Tempests Ocean Renaissance

    June 13-14, 2020

    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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  • Free Fun

    OC Life-Saving Museum Programs

    July 6, 2020 - August 29, 2020

    FREE Summer Programs every Monday - Saturday @ 10AMLocated near the boardwalk tram station by the museumStarting July 6, 2020 - August 29, 2020 ...

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  • Convention Center

    Jesus at the Beach - Music & Ministry Festival

    July 27-29, 2020

    The 26th Annual JESUS AT THE BEACH MUSIC & MINISTRY FESTIVAL will be on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 27, 28, & 29 2020. The Festival will begin each day at 10am until appro...

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  • Convention Center

    Greek Festival

    July 31, 2020 - August 2, 2020

    Delmarva's largest Greek Festival. 31st Annual. Free Admission 3 Days of Traditional Greek Cuisine, Greek Pastries, Live Greek Band, Dancing, Unique Vendors, "Best Odds in Town" 1...

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  • Arts and Museums

    Artists Paint OC: Plein Air Event

    August 12-16, 2020

    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 Quick D...

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  • Arts and Museums

    ArtX

    August 22-23, 2020

    Northside Park - Free AdmissionTimes - TBAOcean City’s festival focusing on artistic expression, ArtX, brings additional opportunities for creative experiences to the beach. On A...

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  • Festivals and Fairs

    National Folk Festival

    September 11-13, 2020

    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 24-27, 2020

    ADMISSION TO SUNFEST IS FREE!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, delicio...

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  • Convention Center

    Autumn Home & Condo Show with Arts and Crafts

    October 24-25, 2020

    Saturday, October 24: 10am-5pmSunday, October 25: 10:30am-4pmAutumn Home Show: Hundreds of ideas to enhance your home and life...all under one roof. Exhibitors will be displaying n...

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