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Posted: July 14, 2020

Are you looking for things to do in Ocean City, MD this summer? Last month, the Town of Ocean City received approval from the Worcester County Health Department to add some new events to the summer lineup! Book your summer stay at the Clarion Resort and be in the heart of the action at our recently renovated, luxury, oceanfront hotel with oceanview rooms! 

Check out all the special events happening this summer, and book your beach vacation today

Free Events in OCMD

Beach Dance Parties: Dance the night away every Thursday night in OCMD! Sway to the rhythm and don’t forget to pack your dancing shoes because OC Beach Dance Parties are returning to the Caroline Street Stage, every Thursday in July and August, from 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm. 

Sundaes in the Park: Enjoy live music, sweet ice cream, and cold beverages at Sundaes in the Park! Held each Sunday through September 6, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Admission to Sundaes in the Park is FREE, just remember to bring a picnic blanket or beach chairs to lounge on, and stick around for the free fireworks at 9:00 pm. 

Sunset Park Party Nights: Check into your weekend vacation early to check out Sunset Park Party Nights, a new joint project hosted by the Town of Ocean City and the Ocean City Development Corporation (OCDC). This event is held every Thursday night through the end of August on South Division Street and the Bay, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. 

Admission to Sunset Park Party Nights is FREE and food and beverages will be available for purchase. It is recommended that you bring your own seating. On August 27 it has been confirmed that there will be a food truck present, and craft beers will be available on July 16 and August 27. 

White Marlin Open

The White Marlin Open announced that it plans to hold the 47th annual event as scheduled. The tournament begins on August 3 and will run through August 7. Participants will follow government guidelines on social distancing procedures and crowd limits. Held at the Harbour Island Marina, the tournament runs for five days with different fishing categories such as white marlin, blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, shark, swordfish, and dolphin. 


Returning to Northside Park on August 22 and 23 is ArtX! Celebrating its third year, ArtX is taking over and inspiring creativity, promoting art and culture in a variety of different ways! Enjoy interactive activities and on-site workshops to hone your skills with the experts, with live music to keep you on your feet and moving! Gourmet vendors, food trucks, beer, and wine will also be on-site to enjoy. 

Please remember that throughout all of these exciting events, safety measures such as physical distancing, as well as state and local mandates will be in place. 

Ready to make your own Ocean City memories? Now is the perfect time to save money when you book your beach vacation to OCMD. Get our lowest guaranteed rate at the Clarion when you book stays of three nights or more with our Save Now, Stay Later package!