Posted: July 22, 2019
As the fireworks fizzle out, so comes the beginning to the end of what seemed to be an endless summer. But, before you pack up your sand toys, and put your beach towels away, there are still plenty of exciting events happening around town as we enjoy the final weeks of our favorite season.
White Marlin Open
For 46 years, the White Marlin Open has been held in Ocean City, Maryland, “The White Marlin Capital of the World.” The deep-sea fishing tournament is the world’s largest and richest billfish tournament, and anglers have won millions in prize money, including last year’s top winner who won $1.6 million dollars.
Every year, spectators flock to the inlet to cheer on the boats as they head out to sea in search of the “big catch.” In the evening, thousands more gather at Harbor Island Marina on 14th street to view the weigh-ins. For the anglers, it’s the thrill of a lifetime, and the fans are excited as ever, as they cheer on and watch the fates change with the tip of the scale.
The White Marlin Open held August 5-9th, early registration is over, but there’s still time to register your boat here.
OC Jeep Week
The East Coast’s premiere “Jeeple People” event of the summer is expanding and raising the bar in 2019. Set your alarms in the morning to watch the infamous Beach Crawl, where 300 Jeeps will start on the sand at 7 am, at 29th street beach Thursday through Sunday, “The Jeeps are the stars, and the beach is their red carpet!”
Following the Beach Crawl, head north of the pier to watch, or participate, in Jeep Jam – a brand new obstacle course designed and built to challenge all Jeeps, with an Off-Road Course located just a short drive away in Pittsville, MD. The hub of all the action is Ocean City’s iconic Roland E. Powell Convention Center, which is located directly on the bay at 40th street.
Held August 22-25th, register your jeep here to participate in new obstacles, new trails, and enjoy plenty of food, beverages, and entertainment.
Stay in Ocean City
If you’re traveling to Ocean City for the White Marlin Open, Jeep Week, or any other exciting events around town, book your stay at the Clarion Resort Oceanfront Hotel!
Save on the fun and combat the back-to-school blues by taking advantage of the Clarion Resort Oceanfront Hotels’ Family Fling Package. Every night until September 1, 2019, the Clarion is offering three nights’ deluxe ocean view accommodations, 4 passes to Jolly Rogers Splash Mountain Water Park, 4 passes to Old Pro miniature golf, and a $150 meal credit per room valid at any of the Clarions’ food and beverage outlets.