Concerts on the Beach, at Ocean City
Concerts on the Beach, at Ocean City (Handout art / HANDOUT)


Spring Arts and Crafts Show: Jewelry, candles, florals, nautical items and crafts, plus handmade chocolates, fudge and dip mixes. Happy eating, and decorating. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 29. Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway. Free. ococean.com



Ravens Beach Bash: Ravens off-season madness, as players, coaches and cheerleaders bring the NFL to O.C. June 2-5. Clarion Resort Fontainebleu Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway. Includes the annual Ravens Roosts Parade on Baltimore Avenue, from 19th to 26th streets, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. clarionoc.com

Mako Mania: Tournament for mako and thresher sharks and bluefish. June 3-5. Spectators can watch weigh-ins 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily. Bahia Marina, 2107 Herring Way. bahiamarina.com

OC Car & Truck Show: Interactive displays, vendors offering every kind of accessory imaginable, plus scores of the coolest cars and trucks around. Vroom! 10 a.m.-10 p.m. June 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 12. Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway. $10-$20. occarshow.com.

OC Air Show: Some of the nation's top military and civilian aerialists take to the skies over Ocean City. Includes an appearance by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. June 18-19. Visible throughout the area, but tickets to the prime viewing areas, around 16th Street and the Boardwalk, run $13-$219. Exhibits and displays open at 9 a.m. Viewing areas open at 10 a.m. both days, with the show starting at noon and ending around 4 p.m. ocairshow.com

"Brilliant Traces" A man nestled in a remote cabin in the Alaska wilderness finds himself with an unexpected houseguest: a woman who's just driven nonstop, in bridal attire, from an Arizona chapel. Presented by Brown Box Theatre. 8 p.m. June 18-20. Art League of Ocean City's Center for the Arts, 502 94th St. $26.50. artleagueofoceancity.org

Firemen's Parade: Equipment, bands and floats, part of the Maryland State Firemen's Association (MSFA) annual convention. Starts at 1 p.m. June 22. Baltimore Avenue, from 15th to 32nd streets. Free. msfa.org

Art's Alive in Ocean City, Maryland: Annual fine art show, with some 100 artists displaying and selling their work. Includes music, lunch at the Artists' Café and kids' activities. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 25-26. Northside Park, 200 125th St. Free. ococean.com

Skate Bowl Bash: Competitions, food and music. Noon-5 p.m. June 28. Free for holders of park passes, which run $60-$110 annually, $42 weekly, $12 for the day. Ocean Bowl Skate Park, 3rd Street and St. Louis Avenue. oceancitymd.gov

The Ravyns: A concert from Baltimore's own. Betya they play "Raised on the Radio." 7 p.m. July 2. Ocean City Performing Arts Center, Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 4001 Ocean Highway. $30. ocmdperformingartscenter.com

4th of July Concert & Fireworks: Music and mayhem to commemorate the 240th anniversary of American independence. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. July 4. Northside Park, 200 125th St., and on the beach at N. Division St. Free. oceancitymd.gov

O.C. Tuna Tournament: More than 100 boats, competing for $500,000 in prizes. We're talking some seriously big fish here. July 8-10. $900 to participate, but free to watch the weigh-ins, which are 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. daily. Ocean City Fishing Center, U.S. Route 50 and Inlet Isle Lane in West Ocean City. octunatournament.com

Ocean Games: Threecompetitions: "Swim Ocean City," one-, three-and nine-mile ocean swims; the "East Coast SUP CUP," four- and two-mile paddle board races; and "Beach Flight Ultimate," an ultimate Frisbee competition. 8:30 a.m. July 16. The beach, from Caroline to 145th streets. oceangamesusa.org

Jesus at the Beach Music & Ministry Festival: Christian music, drama and music. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 25-27. Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway. Free. jesusatthebeach.org


Ocean City Greek Festival: Greek food, entertainment and culture. Fustanella optional. Noon-11 p.m. July 29-30; noon-9 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 1. Free. stgeorgebythesea.org/greek-festival

Misako Ballet Company: Performances of "Underwater Palace," based on a Japanese folk tale, and "Elite Syncopation," featuring the music of Scott Joplin. 7 p.m. Aug. 4. Ocean City Performing Arts Center, Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 4001 Ocean Highway. $10-$15. ocmdperformingartscenter.com

White Marlin Open: Last year, 308 boats entered for a total purse of $3.9 million; expect more of the same. Aug. 8-12. Spectators can watch weigh-ins for free 4 p.m.-9:15 p.m. daily. Harbour Island, 14th Street and the Bay. whitemarlinopen.com

Artists Paint O.C.: A Plein Air Event: Artists from all over the region take to the streets, beaches, pathways and Boardwalk to capture Ocean City on canvas. 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 11-14. $15-$35 to participate, free to wander and observe. artleagueofoceancity.org

Capt. Steve Harman's Poor Girls Open: A women's-only billfish release tournament (entry fees apply), but for those who don't want to fish, there are also silent auctions, 50/50 raffles, T-shirt sales and other activities, with proceeds benefiting breast cancer research. Aug. 18-20. Bahia Marina, 2107 Herring Way. bahiamarina.com

O.C. Sandfest: See what amazing things sand sculptors can do. Includes classes and demonstrations. And be sure to check out the sculptures at night, when they're illuminated. Aug. 22-28. Includes fireworks on Monday and Tuesday. On the beach, near N. Division Street. Free. specialeventpro.com/oc-sandfest

Wings and Wheels Expo: Come check out (and talk with the owners of) some very cool private aircraft, custom cars and antique military vehicles. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 3. Ocean City Municipal Airport, 12724 Airport Road. $5 (under 12 free). oceancityaviationassn.org

9/11 Parade of Brothers Motorcycle Ride: A motorcycle ride and memorial service, commemorating 9/11. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 11. Boardwalk, from 27th to N. Division streets. Free. ococean.com


O.C. Bikefest: Scores of motorbikes, tons of accessories, and concerts from Styx, Slaughter, Candlebox, Kix and Autograph. Sept. 15-18. $15-$50. Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 4001 Ocean Highway. ocbikefest.com

Sunfest: Say goodbye to summer with food, arts & crafts and music. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 22-24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 25. Inlet Parking Lot, at the southern tip of Ocean City, between the Boardwalk and the beach. Free. ococean.com

Chris Janson: The country singer-songwriter whose hits include "Buy Me a Boat" (how appropriate for O.C.) gives one of Sunfest's headline concerts. 8 p.m. Sept. 23. the Inlet Parking Lot, at the southern tip of Ocean City, between the Boardwalk and the beach. $25-$49. ticketmaster.com

Event series

O.C Beach Lights: Lasers, video and special effects projected on a 5-story-tall beach ball, plus fireworks and music. 9:30, 10 and 10:30 p.m. Sundays, May 29-Sept. 4, with special patriotic show May 28. Beach at North Division Street. Free. ocbeachlights.com

Movies on the Beach at 27th Street: 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, June 20-Aug. 5. Bring beach chair or blanket. Beach at 27th Street. Free. ococean.com

O.C. Cruzers Car Show & Music: Display of 15 older cars plus live music or DJ. Sundays: June 5, 19; July 10, 24; Aug. 7, 21; Sept. 11, 25. 2:30-6:30 p.m., with music at 3 p.m. Somerset Street Plaza near Boardwalk. Free.

Sundaes in the Park: Live music and create-your-own ice-cream sundaes. The Key West Band, July 10. Phillbilly, July 17. British Invasion, July 24. Mike Hines & The Look, July 31. Front Page News, Aug. 7. The Groove Train, Aug. 21. Jesse Garron's Tribute to Elvis, Aug. 28. The Janitors, Sept. 3. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Northside Park, 200 125th St. Free admission, but you have to pay for your sundaes. oceancitymd.gov.

Fireworks: 10 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, July 11-Aug. 30, with special display Sept. 3. South end of Boardwalk. Free. ocbeachlights.com

Concerts on the Beach: Ragdoll – A Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, July 13. Elvis tribute from Bob Lougheed & The Memphis Mafia, July 20. Rising Sun Reggae, Aug. 3. Anthony "Swamp Dog" Clark, Aug. 10. Zydeco-a-Go-Go, Aug. 17. The Beach Bumz, Aug. 24. Funk Shue, Aug. 31. 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Caroline Street Stage, on the beach just past Division Street. Free. oceancitymd.gov