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

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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

    Sinatra's "That's Life" Concert

    October 20, 2019

    You’ll never get a chance to see Frank Sinatra, or even Frank Sinatra Jr., perform in concert, but some people say that Tony Sands is the next best thing. Atlantic City Reviews o...

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  • Convention Center

    Autumn Home & Condo Show with Arts and Crafts

    October 26-27, 2019

    Saturday, October 26: 10am-5pmSunday, October 27: 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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  • Arts and Museums

    First Friday Opening Reception for November Exhibits

    November 1, 2019

    Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Open to the public. Free Admission.5PM - 7PM at the OC Ce...

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  • Performing Arts Center

    We Will Rock You - The Queen Musical

    November 8, 2019

    Showtime 8PM / Doors open at 7:30PMTickets: $55, $65 & $75 Click Here for Tickets or Visit the Ocean City Convention Center Box Office“The Show is Live, dangerous and more than a...

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  • Arts and Museums

    Life-Saving Museum Holiday Open House

    December 1, 2019

    Join us for our Holiday open House on Sunday, December 1st. The Museum will be open from 10:00 am -5:00 pm with FREE admission.

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  • Arts and Museums

    Holiday Artisan Fair

    December 6-7, 2019

    Friday - 5pm to 7pm Saturday - 11am to 4pmJoin us for this special showcase by local artisans in time for the holidays! Browse through a variety of unique, handmade items includi...

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  • Arts and Museums

    First Friday Opening Reception for December Exhibits

    December 6, 2019

    Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Open to the public. Free Admission.5PM - 7PM at the OC Cen...

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  • Ring in the Season with a festive selection of Holiday music highlighting music from the big band orchestras. Our Holiday concert will feature celebrated bass-baritone Kevin Short,...

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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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    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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  • 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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  • Convention Center

    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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