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  1. Ocean City, MD – The Town of Ocean City’s weekly Bonfires on the Beach program will begin its 2009 season on Thursday, July 9 at 9 p.m. on the beach at N. Division St. with representatives from the Ocean City Emergency Services Department as guest speakers. The event is free for the whole family to enjoy. This will be the eighth season of Ocean City’s Bonfires on the Beach. Each Thursday evening from July 9 though August 27, the town presents the bonfire program at 9 p.m. on the beach at North Division Street, just steps from the world-famous Boardwalk. Attendees are encouraged to bring beach chairs and or blankets and gather around the bonfire, where each week a different program is offered. Following the Emergency Services program on July 9 to kick on the season, the following programs are planned: July 16, National Aquarium; July 23, Ocean City Department of Tourism on the history of Ocean City and fun things to do; July 30, Ocean City Beach Patrol; August 6, Ocean City Police Department’s bike patrol, mounted police and canine unit; August 13, Ocean City Fire Department; August 20, Ocean City Fire Marshal and August 27, Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department. For more information about the Thursday evening Bonfires on the Beach program, call the Ocean City Tourism Dept. at 410-289-2931, toll free 1-800-OC-OCEAN or visit http://www.ococean.com.
  2. Whether you're looking for a classic family week at the beach, 17 outstanding golf courses, world-famous sport fishing or a weekend getaway, OC delivers everything you desire. Check out our famous boardwalk, and our ten miles of glorious free beaches. Indulge in a little outlet shopping, dine at our famous restaurants, which feature everything from famous Ocean City seafood (yes, that includes steamed crabs) to down-home cooking to haute cuisine. To see more topics and reviews of OC Click Here. Want to catch your own seafood? You've come to the right place. Ocean City offers surf fishing, sport fishing, and every year, the White Marlin Open: the world's biggest billfish tournament. Best of all, we're just a short drive on major highways around Baltimore, Washington, Wilmington, Philadelphia, and New York. Perfect for a week's vacation, a romantic weekend (even a seaside wedding), or a guys' or girls' getaway, year-round. Click here to learn more about Ocean City Maryland.
  3. August 3-7, at Harbour Island Marina in Ocean City, MD. Each year, over 300 boats vie for millions of dollars in prize money. Anglers fish for white marlin, blue marlin, tuna, dolphin, wahoo and shark. Cash prizes are also awarded for billfish releases. Named as one of Marlin Magazine's 10 best billfish tournaments, the White Marlin Open is the best bang for your buck in the billfish tournament category. The basic entry fee is $1,050 per boat, which qualifies participants for the $50,000 guaranteed prize money. Added entry skill levels are offered at every price point, ranging from $50 to $5,000. Going all-in will cost a boat $15,500 which is substantially less than other big money tournaments. With an unlimited number of anglers allowed on each boat, entry and fuel costs can be split, reducing the overall cost to each angler. Boats participating in the White Marlin Open may leave from one of four locations. Ocean City, MD, Indian River, DE, Cape May, NJ and Wachapreague, VA are all tournament-sanctioned inlets. All boats must fish within the 100-mile limit of the Ocean City, MD sea buoy, regardless of their departure inlet. All fish must be weighed at Harbour Island Marina in Ocean City, MD. One of the most unique aspects of the White Marlin Open is that anyone can win. Both experienced anglers and novices participate each year, and while it helps to have a great captain and crew, the fish do not discriminate! While the most coveted fish is the winning white marlin, large cash payouts are also made in the blue marlin and tuna categories. The White Marlin Open is not only a great sport fishing event, but is a great spectator event as well. Each year, thousands of fishing enthusiasts, families and curiosity seekers pack Harbour Island Marina to watch the nightly weigh-ins, hoping to catch a glimpse of the “million dollar marlin. Food, beverages, jewelry and official White Marlin Open gear give the weigh-ins a festival-like atmosphere that people of all ages enjoy. Weigh-ins take place nightly, Monday, August 3 through Friday, August 7, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Admission is free. While all of the anglers want to win, they also enjoy the camaraderie of the tournament and connecting with old friends. As stated in Marlin Magazine, The White Marlin Open is tough to beat. Whether you plan on going after the elusive “million dollar marlin, a state-record blue, a huge big-eye tuna, or you plan on watching from the docks, the 36th Annual White Marlin Open is not one you want to miss! The 36th Annual White Marlin Open is sponsored by: Under Armour, Churchwell’s Jewelers, Martek of MD, Phillips Seafood Restaurants, Costa del Mar, Paul Man Boats, CGI Finance, Seacrets, Miller Lite, Clarion Resort, Cyntinory Marine, Mark's Marine Insurance, Cummins Power Systems, Big Game Fishing Journal, Viking Yachts, MTU, Marlin Magazine, Fawcett Boat Supplies, BB&T, Rick Bogert Marine Art, Penn, Ritchie Howell Yachts, Power & Motor Yacht, Harrah's, Cutter Chart, Ilex Construction & Woodworking, The Island at Newlands Sound, The Maryland Fisherman's Annual and Ocean City Lures. ...More White Marlin Open Information call 410-289-9229, or visit www.whitemarlinopen.com
  4. July 4th at the Beach!

    Ocean City celebrates the Fourth of July Northside Park and North Division Street locations both feature free concerts and fireworks displays Ocean City, MD -- The Fourth of July will be filled with family fun in Ocean City with two great places to celebrate the holiday, both presenting free concerts and fireworks. Festivities begin at 8 p.m. with a free concert at Northside Park located at 127th Street and the bay. Rick K and the Allnighters will provide the entertainment. The spectacular fireworks display will be shot from the west side of the park at 9:30 p.m. You’ll hear the oohs and aahs throughout the park as the colorful displays light up the evening sky. Get there early to claim the best location to view the fireworks. Meanwhile, on the south end of town, you can head to Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk with its bright lights, wonderful food, family fun and more fantastic fireworks. Bring your beach chair or blanket and claim a spot on the beach at North Division Street for a free concert at 8 p.m. with Dr. K’s Motown Review. Fireworks will also fill the sky over the ocean beginning at 9:30 p.m. Parking is extremely limited at both locations. It is recommended that you take the bus. Bus service is $2 a day and runs 24 hours a day. Coming from west of town, the West Ocean City Park & Ride on Route 50 just west of the Route 50 Bridge offers free parking and $1 shuttle service to downtown. For more information about July 4th activities, call the Recreation and Parks Department at 410-250-0125 or the Ocean City Department of Tourism at 1-800-626-2326, or visit www.ococean.com or www.oceancitymd.gov. Town of Ocean City, MD News Release For immediate release Media contact: Donna Abbott June 18, 2010 Communications Manager 410-723-8609
  5. Ocean City Beach Slideshow

    I wish everyone could afford to go to the beach, but at least you can see it on this great slideshow. Just click the image to start the show.
  6. July 4th at the Beach!

    2011 -- The Fourth of July will be filled with family fun in Ocean City, Maryland with two great places to celebrate the holiday, both presenting free concerts beginning at 8 p.m. and fireworks to follow. At Northside Park, 127th Street and the bay, the Groove Train starts the evening there off with an exciting blend of music from the days of disco. The spectacular fireworks display will be shot from the west side of the park at 9:30 p.m. You’ll hear the oohs and aahs throughout the park as the colorful displays light up the evening sky. Get there early to claim the best location to view the fireworks. Meanwhile, on the south end of town, you can head to Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk with its bright lights, assortment of food, family fun and more fantastic fireworks. Bring your beach chair or blanket and claim a spot on the beach at North Division Street for a free concert at 8 p.m. with The United States Army Band Downrange. Fireworks will also fill the sky over the ocean beginning at 9:30 p.m. Parking is extremely limited at both locations. It is recommended that you take the bus. Bus service is $3 ride all day or $1 per boarding. The West Ocean City Park & Ride on Route 50 is just west of the Route 50 Bridge and offers free parking and $1 round-trip shuttle service to downtown. For more information about July 4th activities, call the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department at 410-250-0125, the Ocean City Department of Tourism at 1-800-626-2326, or visit www.ococean.com.
  7. Ocean City, MD -- Springfest celebrates spring and the upcoming summer season Thursday through Sunday, May 5-8, with delicious food, live entertainment, and unique arts and crafts in and around four big top tents located in the Inlet Lot at the south end of Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk. Ocean City’s 21st annual Springfest will serve up a continuous variety of musical performances on two stages throughout the event. Admission to the four-day event is free. All entertainment is free with the exception of the headline acts. On Friday, May 6 country legend George Jones stars on the Springfest stage at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $50. On Saturday, May 7, 80s sensation Richard Marx with full orchestra performs at 8 p.m. with tickets ranging from $20 to $40. Tickets are now on sale at the Convention Center Box Office. Box office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; or you can order tickets by calling TicketMaster at 800-551-7328 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. New this year, evening entertainment on Thursday, May 5 will be the first Local Band Jam, a free show featuring outstanding talent from the Ocean City area, including Kevin Poole and the Gang, Crowded Outhouse, Moodswingers with Lauren Glick, Dave Sherman, No Byscuyts and Opposite Directions. On Sunday at 3:30 p.m., a special concert by Radio Disney band Kicking Daisies and an appearance by Disney star Roshon Fegan of Camp Rock and Shake it Up! fame will fill the entertainment tent. The popular James Gallagher and Off the Boat will perform a free show at 4:30 p.m. on the outdoor stage. In between, Springfest also serves up a variety of free local and regional musical entertainment. Over 30 vendors will serve a variety of delicious food, while 180 Springfest artisans will delight with their art and craft creations. Springfest is open rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, May 5 through Saturday, May 7 and on Sunday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A special welcoming ceremony will be held on the outdoor stage on Thursday at 10 a.m. featuring Ocean City Elementary School’s OC Stars. Travel to Springfest with ease by taking the bus. Ocean City offers a ride-all-day fare, which enables you to get on and off as often as you want for $3 ride all day or $1 per boarding. Satellite parking areas are available with Park ‘N Ride bus service. Park ‘N Ride locations include the West Ocean City Park & Ride, just off Rt. 50 in West Ocean City (shuttle bus $1); Public Safety Building, 65th Street; Gold Coast Mall, 115th Street; and Northside Park, 125th Street (walk to 125th Street bus stop on Coastal Highway). Parking is free at these locations. Extra buses will be in use during the festival and will pick up passengers at any bus stop along Coastal Highway. All bus passengers will be dropped off at the Transit Center on South Division Street, just across the Boardwalk from Springfest. If you require assistance with handicapped transportation, call 410-723-1607. The Ocean City Transportation Division also offers the Springfest Express Shuttle. The town’s trolleys will offer an express shuttle (no stops) to Springfest from the Convention Center’s south parking lot on 40th St. The cost is $3, ride-all-day or $1 per boarding, same as the regular bus fare. Parking is free at the Convention Center south lot. Trolleys will depart the lot every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. until 30 minutes following the end of the evening’s last concert, Thursday through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday. The Springfest Express Shuttle offers convenient service for festival attendees traveling from the northern part of town. For more information about Springfest, call Recreation and Parks at 410-250-0125 or the Dept. of Tourism at 1-800-OC-OCEAN. You can also visit www.ococean.com or view our gallery by Clicking Here
  8. Easter Sunday Sunrise Church Service at the beach Ocean City, MD - The Ocean City Christian Ministers Association will hold the Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 12, at North Division Street and the Boardwalk. Many pastors of Ocean City's local churches will participate in this annual service, which has been held on the Boardwalk since 1965. In the event of severe weather conditions, the service will be held at the Holy Savior Catholic Church at 17th Street and Philadelphia Avenue in Ocean City. God Bless our Ocean City! contacts: Pastor Gary Steger, 410-289-1170 Pastor Terry Davis, 410-289-6573
  9. Please join us at the Princess Royale in 2011 to celebrate the New Year with a plunge in the Atlantic Ocean at 91st Street. Event day registration begins at 12:00 noon on January 1st and the swim starts at 1:00 PM. You can register for the swim on the web site. Just click on the sign up link and follow the simple instructions. You'll be ready to start fundraising on-line in minutes! And for those who prefer to raise funds “old school” with paper and pen, attached is a Sponsorship Form you can feel free to use as well. ( Download Here ) Your fundraising will enable our not-for-profit hospital to continue to provide superior quality health care for local residents and visitors. Following the swim, join us for the awards ceremony in the Princess Royale Atrium! Please contact Amy Unger (410-641-9644 or aunger@atlanticgeneral.org) with any questions.
  10. Ocean City’s popular Sunfest shines on resort September 23-26 Ocean City, MD – Ocean City celebrates the start of fall with the 36th Annual Sunfest, the four-day festival filled with arts and crafts, live entertainment and delicious food all at the Inlet Lot and beach September 23-26. Admission to Sunfest is free. Rated by Sunshine Artist, “America’s Premier Show and Festival Magazine,” the number one traditional art and craft show in the nation, this year’s Sunfest will feature over 180 crafters, along with music, hayrides on the beach and a wide offering of food. Opening day of the event on Thursday, September 23 begins with a parade down the Boardwalk beginning at 9:30 a.m. at 12th Street and Phillips by the Sea and ending at the festival grounds with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Be on the lookout for Ocean City’s very own “spokesguard,” Rodney, who will make a special appearance during the opening day festivities. Live entertainment plays throughout Sunfest, with sounds sweeping the scales from country to rock and roll. This year’s headliners are The Fabulous Hubcaps, Gloriana opening for Phil Vassar, Chuck Negron, (formerly of Three Dog Night) followed by Blood, Sweat & Tears and Beatlemania Again. The Fabulous Hubcaps take the stage Thursday, September 23 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices are $5 and $10. On Friday, September 24, Gloriana will open for country star Phil Vassar. Tickets range from $20 to $49. Chuck Negron, former lead singer of Three Dog Night, will open for Blood Sweat & Tears on Saturday, September 25 at 8 p.m., with ticket prices ranging from $20 to $40. Tickets for headline acts are on sale at the box office located in the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. Box office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or you may purchase tickets by calling TicketMaster at 1-800-551-SEAT, in Baltimore/Washington call 410-481-SEAT, or visit www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be sold on site at the festival grounds during the event. Also enjoy a free performance by Beatlemania Again on Sunday, September 26 at 4:30 p.m. The Beatlemania Again show features over 35 of The Beatle’s greatest hits performed live on stage in full costume. Other free entertainment includes performances by The Diamonds, Rick K and the Alnighters, Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Saltwater Cowboys, the Phillips Ragtime Band, Sir Rod, Teenage Rust and many more. Sunfest is known for delicious Eastern Shore food, serving up everything from crab cakes to oyster fritters and much, much more. Don’t miss the Gourmet Tent featuring creamy fudge, nuts, candies and other tasty treats. A new addition this year will be a wine garden in the center of the midway. Sunfest hours are 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday. Parking is restricted at Sunfest to vendors only and attendees are urged to use one of the free parking locations and ride buses to the festival grounds. Free parking locations include the West Ocean City Park and Ride just off Route 50 in West Ocean City, where you can park for free and take an Ocean City bus to South Division Street. Shuttle bus service is $1 round-trip. In town, Ocean City offers a ride-all-day-for-$2 bus service. The Boardwalk tram also offers service daily. Visitors from the north can take advantage of the Sunfest Shuttle, which operates from the Convention Center south lot on 40th Street, where you can park for free and ride the trolley directly to the festival grounds with the $2 ride-all-day fare. For more information about Sunfest, call the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department at 410-250-0125, or visitor information toll-free at 1-800-OC-OCEAN or visit www.ococean.com or www.oceancitymd.gov.
  11. White Marlin Open set to return August 2-6 The White Marlin Open, the world’s largest billfish tournament, will hold its 37th annual event August 2-6, in Ocean City, Maryland. Over 300 boats and 2,500 anglers are expected to compete for over $2 million in prize money. Anglers participating in the White Marlin Open fish for white marlin, blue marlin, tuna, dolphin, wahoo and shark, selecting three out of five days to compete. Some highlights from last year’s event include a 93.5-pound winning white marlin worth over $900,000 and a huge state-record blue marlin that weighed a whopping 1,062 pounds. Registration fee is $1,100 per boat with no limit on the number of anglers allowed. Additional skill levels are offered and range from $50 to $5,000. A new “Winner Take All Tuna” category has been added for this year’s event. Boats participating in the White Marlin Open may leave from any inlet between Rudee Inlet, Virginia and Barnegat Inlet, NJ. All fish must be weighed at Harbour Island Marina in Ocean City, MD. There is no minimum boat size and boat slips are still available. The White Marlin Open is also a great spectator event with food, beverages, music and a variety of vendors, including official White Marlin Open apparel. Weigh-ins take place nightly from 4-9 p.m. at Harbour Island Marina on 14th Street and the bay in Ocean City. For more information, help obtaining a boat slip, or help with a make-up charter, call 410-289-9229 or visit http://www.whitemarlinopen.com.
  12. Watch Movies on the Beach!

    Ocean City Movies on the Beach & More 27th St. Beach Every Monday & Friday evening enjoy games & movie on the beach with our 16-foot projector. Each week a general audience movie is presented free of charge. Bring a blanket & enjoy the night beside the ocean. Games & activities begin at 7:30 p.m. Movie starts around 8:30 p.m. 800-626-2326. or Visit www.OCOcean.com
  13. Springfest at the Beach!

    Celebrate the season with a visit to Springfest 2010 This year’s four-day festival marks the event’s 20th anniversary Springfest, the four-day festival filled with live entertainment, unique arts and crafts and plenty of delicious food, takes place Thursday through Sunday, May 6-9 at Ocean City’s Inlet Lot. Welcome the season with plenty of fun for all ages in and around four festive, big top tents. Many new and unique arts and crafts will be featured among the 186 artists. Satisfy your appetite with a bounty of foods, from famous Eastern Shore delicacies to a wide assortment of ethnic offerings and tempting desserts. Feast on crab cakes, pizza, barbecue, hamburgers, hot dogs and more. Over 30 food and drink vendors will serve up their specialties. While admission to the event is free, headline shows are offered with paid admission. On Thursday, May 6, take a musical journey with Captain Fantastic playing the music of Elton John. Tickets for this fantastic show are $5 and $10. On Friday, May 7, the evening headline act features the Country Rat Pack Tour of Mark Chesnutt, Tracy Lawrence and Richie McDonald. Ticket prices range from $20 to $40. On Saturday, May 8, take a trip down Memory Lane, with the Teen Idols – Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees and Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere and The Raiders. Tickets are priced from $20 to $47. Tickets are now on sale at the Ocean City Convention Center Box Office. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; or you can order tickets by calling TicketMaster at 800-555-SEAT; in Baltimore/Washington, call 410-547-SEAT. Springfest also serves up a variety of free local and regional musical entertainment with sounds sweeping the scale from country to rock and roll. This year Springfest presents J.R. Booker, Frankie and The Pack, Sir Rod, Randy Lee Ashcraft and The Saltwater Cowboys, Rick K and The Allnighters, Mary Lou and The Untouchables, The Fabulous Greaseband, The Broadband, Shore Jazz with Holly Lane, The Janitors, The Bopcats, Jesse Garron and the Recreation Line Dancers. Added to the Springfest entertainment line-up this year are Dixie Power Trio, Woodstok Nation, Pete Gumbo and The Who Dat Band, Country Grass, Mama Jama, Queen City Funk & Soul, Oh Boy! A Tribute to Buddy Holly, and Cyrus McCormick and The Reapers. Children’s roaming entertainment includes Lollipop The Clown on Sunday. Springfest 2010 is open rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, May 6 through Saturday, May 8 and on Sunday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A special welcoming ceremony will be held on the outdoor stage on Thursday, May 6 at 10 a.m. featuring Ocean City Elementary School’s OC Stars. Since parking is restricted at Springfest to vendors only, visitors are urged to ride city buses to the festival grounds. Ocean City offers a 24-hour, ride-all-day-for-$2 service. You are encouraged to use the Park and Ride shuttle buses from the West Ocean City Park and Ride located just west of Ocean City on Route 50. Parking is free and the Park and Ride bus fare is just $1, good for all-day use. Springfest visitors also are encouraged to take advantage of the special Springfest Express Shuttle, which offers non-stop service from the Convention Center south parking lot on 40th Street directly to the festival. Parking is free and the shuttle costs $2 to ride all day. Additional park-and-ride locations with $2 bus service are: Public Safety Building at 65th St., Northside Park on 125th St. (walk to 125th St. bus stop), Ocean Plaza Mall at 94th St. and the Gold Coast Mall at 115th St. The Boardwalk tram also offers service daily. The Boardwalk tram costs $3 per person one-way and can deliver you to Springfest. For more information about Springfest 2010, call Recreation and Parks at 410-250-0125 or Ocean City Department of Tourism at 1-800-OC-OCEAN. You can also visit www.oceancitymd.gov or www.ococean.com.
  14. The 30th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival marches in Ocean City on Saturday, March 13. Sponsored by the Delmarva Irish-American Club, founded in 1981, this Ocean City tradition has grown to become Maryland's second largest St. Patrick's Day Parade and the weekend has become a seasonal kick-off for many local businesses. Ocean City's St. Patrick's Day Parade includes pipe and drum bands, including the Chesapeake Caladonia Pipe and Drum Band and the Ocean City Pipe Band, several area high school marching bands led by the Stephen Decatur High School Marching Band and numerous St. Patty's Day floats. Trophies will be awarded for best marching band, best commercial float, best non-commercial float, best motorized unit, best adult marching unit, best youth marching unit, special committee award and best overall entry in the parade. The procession begins at 12 noon at 61st Street and marches south on Coastal Highway to the 45th Street Shopping Center, where the reviewing and judges stand will be located. The 45th Street Shopping Center will be once again be transformed into a magical Irish Festival complete with live Irish entertainment, dancers, face painting, Irish apparel and plenty of food and drink. Music will be provided by "Off the Boat Band" featuring James Gallagher. The free-admission festival begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. The Delmarva Irish-American Club was founded in 1980. The first membership drive resulted in 75 members; today the membership totals more than 300 and is open to anyone who is Irish, or Irish descent or just likes things Irish. The club has awarded over $250,000 for scholarships to local students from the proceeds of previous parades. 45th Street starting at 10:00 AM and the St. Patrick's Day Parade starting at 12:00 Noon For more information CLICK HERE or contact The Delmarva Irish-American Club P.O. Box 4033 Ocean City, Maryland 21843 or The Ocean City Department of Tourism 4001 Coastal Highway Ocean City, Maryland 21842 1 800-626-2326
  15. FREE BEACH CONCERT

    All aboard for a fun, free evening of entertainment. Ocean City’s Labor Day weekend will feature a free Concert on the Beach at 8 p.m., Saturday, September 5 at N. Division Street, with entertainment by the Groove Train performing an exciting blend of music from the days of Disco. Bring your beach chairs and or blankets, then sit back and enjoy an evening on the beach, just steps from the Ocean City Boardwalk. For more information about the free Labor Day weekend Concert on the Beach, call the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department at 410-250-0125 or visit www.ococean.com.
  16. Ocean City celebrates the start of the fall season with four fantastic days of food, arts and crafts and live music when Sunfest 2009 shines on the resort’s Inlet lot, Thursday through Sunday, September 24-27. Ocean City’s most popular festival, this year marks the 35th annual Sunfest. With over 180 crafters, live entertainment, hayrides on the beach and delicious food in and around four big-top tents, there is something for everyone to enjoy at this event. Sunfest opens with a parade on the Boardwalk beginning at 9:30 a.m. at 12th St. at Phillips By The Sea and ending at the Sunfest grounds with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24. The fun continues throughout the day and all weekend. This year’s headliners are the Village People performing at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 with ticket prices from $10 to $20. Country music’s Little Big Town performs at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, with tickets prices from $20 to $35. Rick Springfield will entertain at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, with ticket prices offered from $20 to $50. Admission to the four-day festival is free. Tickets for headline acts are on sale at the box office located in the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or you may order tickets by calling TicketMaster at 1-800-551-SEAT. On Sunday afternoon enjoy a free oldies reunion on the outdoor stage with The Pixie Three and The Avalons (formerly Sh-Boom). Also, enjoy free performances throughout Sunfest by Quiet Fire, Poole & The Gang, Teenage Rust, Sir Rod, the Recreation Line Dancers, Rick K and the Allnighters, Phillips Ragtime Band, Mary Lou and the Untouchables, J.R.Booker, Frankie and the Pack, Jesse Garron’s Tribute to Elvis, N.O.M.A.D., Georgia Lea and Stone Cold Country and the Subway Show Band. New to the Sunfest stage will be Jason Mitchell, Lady “A,” Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings, Joe Baione Quartet and the Reagan Years. Sunfest also serves up plenty of delicious food. Sunfest visitors will enjoy everything from crab cakes to oyster fritters, Philly cheese steaks to Greek gyros and BBQ. The Gourmet Tent is a must try, featuring fudge, nuts, candies and delicious treats. Also, this year at Sunfest will be 12 demonstrating artists who will dazzle you as they create their artistic designs right before your eyes. Sunfest hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday. Parking is restricted at Sunfest to vendors only and visitors are urged to use one of the park and ride locations and ride buses to the festival grounds. Park and ride locations include the West Ocean City Park and Ride just off Route 50 in West Ocean City, where you can park for free and take an Ocean City bus to S. Division St. Shuttle bus service from the West Ocean City Park and Ride to downtown is $1. In town, Ocean City offers a ride-all-day-for-$2 bus service. The Boardwalk tram also offers service daily. Also, this year the Sunfest Shuttle will operate from the Convention Center south lot on 40th St, where you can park for free and ride the trolley direct to the festival grounds, under the $2 ride-all-day fare For more information about Sunfest, call the Ocean City Department of Recreation and Parks at 410-250-0125 or visitor information toll-free at 1-800-OC-OCEAN, or visit www.ococean.com.
  17. 2009 Ocean City, MD White Marlin Open

    Leaderboard - 8/3/2009 White Marlin 08/03 True Grit Palm Beach, FL Daniel C Deer St. Michaels, MD 67.5 lbs. $1,565,000.00 Tuna 08/03 Shadowfax Annapolis, MD Doug Salter Chester, MD 249.0 lbs. $170,000.00 08/03 Foolish Pleasures Mason Neck, VA Ed Gross Hampstead, MD 207.5 lbs. $61,000.00 08/03 Risky Business John Lavell Philadelphia, PA 152.5 lbs. $25,000.00 Dolphin 08/03 Two Days West Ocean City, MD Gerard W Wittstadt Elkton, MD 37.0 lbs. $13,500.00 08/03 No Worries Wilmington, DE Steve Fleming Lewes, DE 32.0 lbs. $3,000.00 08/03 Out of Bounds Indian River, DE Steven D Magdeberger Baltimore, MD 31.5 lbs. $2,000.00
  18. 2009 Ocean City, MD White Marlin Open

    Prepping for the 2009 Tournament The skies are blue and the breezes are warm here at Harbour Island, just two days before lines go in the water at the 2009 White Marlin Open. This year, the 36-year old world's largest billfishing tournament is expecting more than three hundred boats to compete for millions of dollars of prize money. Boats from up and down the eastern seaboard are registering for added entry levels, hoping to catch the big white. There is one more day of late registration tomorrow, and the Captain's Meeting here on the dock at 7 p.m. Spectators are already planning to watch the boats go past the Ocean City sea buoy early on Monday morning. Stay tuned for the latest tournament information all week!
  19. Ocean City, MD – The Town of Ocean City’s popular Sundaes in the Park family concert series kicks off its 2009 season on Sunday, July 12, with the Jimmy Buffett tribute group the Key West Band from 6 to 8 p.m. at Northside Park, 127th St. bayside. Admission is free. While the music plays, Mike Rose Magic will entertain children. Cool off and make your own ice cream sundae for a small fee. Then sit back and enjoy the music in the beautiful setting of Northside Park. Sundaes in the Park is the weekly family concert series presented by the Ocean City Department of Recreation and Parks Special Events Division. Each week the park is filled with the music of live entertainment along with special entertainment just for children. Following the July 12 kick-off, the 2009 schedule is: July 19, Rising Sun Reggae and Uncle Pete with Kids; July 26, J.R. Booker and Cascading Carlos; August 2, The Adrian Duke Projek and Lollipop the Clown; August 9, Queen City Funk & Soul and Mike Rose Magic; August 16, Jesse Garron’s Tribute to Elvis and Scales and Tales and August 23, Mary Lou & the Untouchables and John Donaldson “Magic-N-Fun.” More information can be obtained by calling 410-250-0125. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved into the Northside Park gymnasium. Weather information line is 410-250-2124.
  20. Ocean City celebrates the Fourth of July with double the fun, all for free! Northside Park and North Division Street locations both feature concerts and fireworks displays Ocean City, MD -- The Fourth of July will be filled with family fun in Ocean City with two great places to celebrate the holiday, both presenting free concerts and fireworks. Festivities begin at 8 p.m. with a free concert at Northside Park located at 127th Street and the bay. Dr. K’s Motown Review will entertain the crowd. The spectacular fireworks display will be shot from the west side of the park at 9:30 p.m. You’ll hear the oohs and aahs throughout the park as the colorful displays light up the evening sky. Get there early to claim the best location to view the fireworks. Those who prefer to spend the Fourth of July on the south end of town can enjoy Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk with its bright lights, wonderful food and family fun. Bring your beach chair or blanket and claim a spot on the beach at North Division Street for a free concert at 8 p.m. Rick K and the Allnighters will provide the holiday entertainment. Fabulous fireworks will also fill the sky over the ocean beginning at 9:30 p.m. Parking is limited at both the north and south fireworks locations. It is recommended that you take the bus. Bus service is $2 a day and runs 24 hours a day. The West Ocean City Park & Ride on Route 50 is just west of the Route 50 Bridge and offers free parking and $1 shuttle service to downtown. For more information about July 4th activities, call the Recreation and Parks Department at 410-250-0125, the Ocean City Department of Tourism at 1-800-626-2326, or visit www.ococean.com.
  21. Ocean City, MD -- Families looking for an enjoyable morning activity in Ocean City can head to the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum. Nestled on the Boardwalk by the Inlet, the museum offers free programs six mornings a week starting on Monday, July 6 and running through August 29, with topics ranging from knot tying to “All About Sharks.” At 10:30 a.m. each day except Sundays, chairs are set up in front of the famous shark display at the southern end of the Boardwalk where all are welcome to enjoy the entertaining and educational shows. On Mondays the Ocean City Beach Patrol takes the spotlight and demonstrates the newest techniques in lifesaving. Along with teaching beach safety and advising guests on beach law, the beach patrol displays various pieces of equipment used on the beach. From the iconic red buoy that has saved countless lives to the official beach patrol jet ski, learn about the tools and techniques the beach patrol uses to safeguard the surf. Learn more at htttp://www.ococean.com
  22. The question is: Will Tony Hawk show up for a surprise visit at the Ocean City Maryland SKATEBOARDING BEACHFEST PRO-AM AND GAME OF SKATE competition this weekend? Learn more about this event by CLICKING HERE
  23. OC Sunshine House

    Check out this ancient Ocean City Sunshine House badge pin from the early 80's that I saw on another site. Are you Stoked, or what?
  24. OC Sunshine House

    Here is an original Ocean City Sunshine House t-shirt from 1982.
  25. Special Event Productions, Inc. 410-798-6305 FAX P.O. Box 616 infoevent@aol.com Mayo MD 21106 www.oceancitybeachfest.com 410-798-6304 JUNE 19 - 21 2009 Come celebrate the Beach active lifestyle June 19-20-21 at the premiere Ocean City Beachfest. This is the exciting youth and family festival Ocean City Maryland has been waiting for! It all starts at Beachfest Village, the headquarters for the event, in the Ocean City Convention Center located at 40th street bayside. Beachfest Village will feature a freestyle BMX Stunt and Skateboard Show, the Mid-Atlantic Indo Board Challenge, the Surfboard Evolution Display, Celebrity Athletes, Product Demos, Vendor Village, Game of Skate and much more! Saturday at Beachfest Village will showcase the Skip Dixxon Battle of the Bands. Some of the top bands have traveled from all over the East Coast to compete for the title Best of the Beach including Arizona Lives, Blake Haley Band, Fat Daddy Has Been, Coal, Sinners Saints, Split Five and more. Come vote for your favorite band. Then it’s off to checkout some of the hottest jammin active sports in America with a Pro-Am Surfing and Bodyboarding Contest on the Beach at 37th Street on Saturday, Pro-Am Skateboard Contest at the Ocean Bowl on 3rd Street Saturday at 12 noon, a 5 Mile Race on the Boardwalk beginning at North Division Street Saturday starting at 7am, and a Sprint Triathlon beginning on Assateague Beach Sunday morning at 7:30am. Also, you won’t want to miss the Family Fun Run/Walk on the Beach beginning at 4th Street 8pm Friday evening. This Family Fun Run/Walk is free, however, for anyone who makes a donation to the American Cancer Society they will receive a Beachfest Souvenir while supplies last. So much stuff to do, so many events to be a part of! Live the active lifestyle at the 2009 Ocean City Beachfest June 19-20-21. Beachfest Village hours at the Convention Center are Friday 4pm to 10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. General admission is $10, students and seniors are $8 and children under 5 are free. You may also purchase a weekend pass good for all 3 days that comes with a souvenir lanyard for $15. Be sure to checkout the website for all the details, www.oceancitybeachfest.com or call 410-798-6304 or email infoevent@aol.com. To register to compete in the surf, skate or bodyboard event please call 443-497-3671. To register to run in the 5 Miler race you may call 443-497-4324 or registrations will be taken prior to the start of the race Saturday starting at 6:30am at North Division Street on the Boardwalk. OC Beachfest, Do it or View it, the choice is yours! During Beachfest, meet Rodney the Lifeguard, the star of the Ocean City Department of Tourism’s new advertising campaign. Rodney will be at the surf contest at the 37th Street beach at 2 p.m. on Saturday, and again at the Beachfest Village at the convention center 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Condensed BEACHFEST Schedule Friday 4pm-10pm Beachfest Village 40th St 8pm Family Fun Run/Walk 4th Boardwalk Saturday 7am 5 Mile Race N. Division St 8am-5pm Surf/Bodyboard Event 37th St 11am-10pm Beachfest Village 40th St 12noon Skate Competition 3rd St 3pm-10pm Battle of the Bands 40th St 7:30pm Game of Skate 40th St Sunday 7:30am Sprint Triathlon Assateague Is 11am-5pm Beachfest Village 40th St Subject to change due to weather or any other unforeseen circumstances
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