Ocean City, Maryland 21842

Free Family Fun. Every Day of the Week!

There’s so much to do in Ocean City, Maryland that’s free of charge. Our 10 miles of beautifully kept beach are free and open to the public from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. – no beach tags necessary! And during the summer, OC is jam-packed with free family activities like movies on the beach, concerts, even a dance party! You’ll find free events in Ocean City every day of the week, every week, throughout the summer. And of course, Ocean City, Maryland sightseeing is wonderful, and free year-round!


  • Drive-In Movies

    FREE Event Starting June 15 - September 1

    Monday & Tuesdays Starting at 8PM

    Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center

    CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL SCHEDULE!

    While attending this event we are reminding everyone to stay inside their vehicle unless using available amenities. Portable restrooms will be available. Lawn chairs outside of a vehicle will not permitted at this event.

  • Movies on the Beach

    As we move forward with Ocean City’s free events, all partakers must adhere to State guidelines in practicing physical distancing. Attending any of these gatherings will be at your own risk. Our goal is to bring family-friendly activities back to the Town carefully and safely under fluid State Orders and Directives. With that being said, please follow modifications made to this event.

    Sit in the sand and see a great movie! 8:30 p.m.

    2020 Dates:

    Fridays: 27th Street Beach

    Beach movies on 27th Street

    • JUNE 26
    • JULY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
    • AUG 7, 14

    Wednesdays: 118th Street Beach (Carousel Hotel Beach)

    • JUNE 17, 24
    • JULY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    • AUG 5, 12, 19, 26


  • Thursday's Downtown Beach Fireworks

    As we move forward with Ocean City’s free events, all partakers must adhere to State guidelines in practicing physical distancing. Attending any of these gatherings will be at your own risk. Our goal is to bring family-friendly activities back to the Town carefully and safely under fluid State Orders and Directives.

    TALBOT STREET BEACH FIREWORKS

    If you're not already visiting the Boardwalk, join us on Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. for the fireworks!

    2020 DATES:

    • June 18, 25
    • July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    • August 6, 13, 20, 27
    • September 3

    Don't forget to join us on Labor Day for downtown beach fireworks as well!

  • OC Beach Dance Party

    As we move forward with Ocean City’s free events, all partakers must adhere to State guidelines in practicing physical distancing. Attending any of these gatherings will be at your own risk. Our goal is to bring family-friendly activities back to the Town carefully and safely under fluid State Orders and Directives.

    Each week a new DJ hits the Caroline Street Stage where you can dance under the lights on the beach from 8:30-10:30 p.m. leading into fireworks downtown!

    2020 Dates:

    Thursdays:

    • JULY 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    • AUG 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Sunset Park Party Nights

    As we move forward with Ocean City’s free events, all partakers must adhere to State guidelines in practicing physical distancing. Attending any of these gatherings will be at your own risk. Our goal is to bring family-friendly activities back to the Town carefully and safely under fluid State Orders and Directives.

    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.

    2020 DATES:

    • July 9, 16, 23, 30
    • August 6, 13, 20, 27
    • Family Beach Games

      As we move forward with Ocean City’s free events, all partakers must adhere to State guidelines in practicing physical distancing. Attending any of these gatherings will be at your own risk. Our goal is to bring family-friendly activities back to the Town carefully and safely under fluid State Orders and Directives. With that being said, please follow modifications made to this event.

      Games begin at 6:30 p.m.

      2020 Dates:

      Although the 27th Street Family Beach Games have been cancelled for this Summer season, please come see us on Thursdays at 27th Street Beach!

      Thursdays – 118th Street Beach (Carousel Hotel Beach)

      • June 18, 25
      • JULY 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
      • AUGUST 6, 13, 20, 27
    • Sundaes in the Park

      As we move forward with Ocean City’s free events, all partakers must adhere to State guidelines in practicing physical distancing. Attending any of these gatherings will be at your own risk. Our goal is to bring family-friendly activities back to the Town carefully and safely under fluid State Orders and Directives. With that being said, please follow modifications made to this event.

      VIEW FULL SCHEDULE HERE!

      Spend your Sunday evenings in picturesque Northside Park from 7-9pm listening to your favorite live music. This is a family concert series with pizzazz! Enjoy free music ranging from country to rock, tribute bands to oldies. Each week children are offered various free activities and entertainment. Sit back, listen to music and watch the sun set over the beautiful Assawoman Bay. Ice cream will be available for purchase. Bring your picnic basket and beach chairs.

      The night will end with a fireworks display at 9pm!

      2020 Dates:

      • June 21, 28
      • July 5, 12, 19, 26
      • August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
      • September 6
    • OC Museum Programs
      • FREE Summer Programs Monday - Saturday
      • Located near the boardwalk tram station by the museum
      • Starting June 29-August 22
      • Monday: 10:00 am History of our Surfmen

      Learn about the historic role performed by the United States Life-Saving Service.

      • Tuesday: 10:00 am Beach Safety

      Learn how to be safe in the surf and spell your name using semaphore. The famous Ocean City Beach Patrol is on hand with everything you need to know.

      • Thursday: 10:00 am All About Sharks

      Discover what types of sharks are found off the coast of Ocean City!

      • Friday: 10:00 am Land, Sky, & Sea

      Learn how the island was formed, what birds fly overhead, and what creatures inhabit our ocean and coastal bays.

      • Monday - Saturday: 11 am Salt Water Fishing Then & Now

      Learn about the history of sportfishing in Ocean City and gain angler tips to make your next fishing trip a success for the whole family.

      All our summer programs will take place outside of the museum.


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