Local Events

Sep 18 Thu
Paint Berlin Plein Art @ Town of Berlin
Sep 18 all-day
Artists and Art Loves are invited to make plans now to attend Paint Berlin, our 4th Annual Plein Art Event!
 
Artists will paint during the day at a location of his or her choosing and will be selling their artwork, and competing for cash prizes.
 
Art lovers can watch artists painting, and attend the reception, awards presentation, and wet paint sale from 1 – 4pm.
Sunfest @ Inlet Parking Area
Sep 18 all-day
 
Sunfest is Ocean City’s most popular festival and is rated #1 of the 100 Best Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows in the country by  ‘Sunshine Artist Magazine – America’s Premier Art & Craft Show Magazine’
 
Sunfest celebrates its 40th year as Ocean City’s biggest and best festival. Popular entertainers highlight four days of fall fun with arts & crafts, big-top tents, food vendors & more. All entertainment is free with the exception of evening headline acts. Sunfest artists will delight your senses with their unique designs of fine art & distinctive crafts. Try the bold taste of the Eastern Shore with fabulous food from over 30 food vendors, featuring seafood, crab cakes, fried chicken, pit beef and more. Children’s activities are available on Saturday & Sunday.
 
Located at the Inlet Parking Lot in Downtown Ocean City. Festival hours: Thursday – Saturday, 10am – 10pm and Sunday 10am - 6pm. For more information, call 800-626-2326.
 
Transportation:
1. Free parking is available at the West Ocean City Park & Ride. Park free & ride shuttle bus to Sunfest for $1. 
2. Ride the Boardwalk Tram to the Inlet for $3 each way. 
3. Express trolley shuttles will depart from the south lot of the Roland E. Powell Convention Center at 40th Street (free parking). Trolley shuttle fares: ride all day for $3 or $1 per boarding.
4. Free parking at the Public Safety Building on 65th St, Northside Park on 125th St or Municipal Lot on 100th St. Then ride the bus to Sunfest. Bus fares: ride all day for $3 or $1 per boarding.
Sunfest Kite Festival @ On the Beach; 2nd Street to 6th Street
Sep 18 all-day
Enjoy days filled with spectacular kite flying. Thousands of spectators travel to see master kite flyers from around the world showcase their aerial displays of art. Kite making workshops and Kite battles.
 
Contact:   Jay Knerr, 410-289-7855 or visit  www.kiteloft.com.
Shore Fresh Farmer’s Market @ Phillips Parking Lot
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
This market flourishes with a variety of local farmers with truck loads of fresh produce from the fields. The offerings are irresistible!
Annual Sand Castle Home Tour @ Throughout Ocean City Area
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Art League of Ocean City’s popular event features a self-guided driving tour of 10 unique Ocean City area homes. Ticketed admission. Thursday & Friday, 9:30am – 4pm. For more information, contact the Art League of Ocean City at 410-524-9433 or visit www.artleagueofoceancity.org.
Delmarva Needle Art Show & Competition @ Julia A. Purnell Museum
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

View works by needles artists from the region.  Needle art will include quilting, embroidery, counted cross-stitch, crochet, doll making, lace, applique, weaving, textile collage and fashion design.  For more information call 410-632-0515 or email purnellmuseum@ymail.com

Rick K & the Allnighters at Sunfest @ Sunfest in the Ocean City Inlet
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Let “America ’s Most Exciting Show Band”, Rick K. & The Allnighters, take you on a high speed, cross country, tour of rock’s greatest hits! Meet your tour guide, Rick K., as he leads you through the Fabulous Fifties, gets groovy with the 60’s Explosion, then hustles you into the Disco Nights of the 1970’s. The road trip hits high gear with a head on collision into the classic top forty, pop rock of the 1980′s & 90′s. Running on empty? Your tour heads for home with high octane hits of the new millennium.
Slot Tournaments @ Casino at Ocean Downs
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

1 minute slot tournament every hour from 11am – 4pm

 
All slot tournament winners will be invited to participate in a Slot Tournament Showdown in January which includes hors d’oeuvres, cake and trophies for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
 
All tournament participants receive $15 slot dollars.
Natty Beaux at Sunfest @ Sunfest in the Ocean City Inlet
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
A fun-lovin’, finger-snappin’, hoppin’ and boppin’ combo featuring musicians from some of the Mid-Atlantic region’s finest groups including Billy Coulter Band, The Junkyard Saints, Alexandria Kleztet and more. Folks just can’t sit still when they hear Natty Beaux play toe-tappin’ numbers from Louis Prima, Ray Charles, Louis Jordan, Bobby Darin, Elvis, Gene Vincent, Nat King Cole, Jerry Lee Lewis and other greats. 
 
Frankie & the Pack at Sunfest @ Sunfest in the Ocean City Inlet
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Talented musicians who cover the Great American Song Book and the Artists who brought these tunes to life.
Natty Beaux at Sunfest @ Sunfest in the Ocean City Inlet
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
A fun-lovin’, finger-snappin’, hoppin’ and boppin’ combo featuring musicians from some of the Mid-Atlantic region’s finest groups including Billy Coulter Band, The Junkyard Saints, Alexandria Kleztet and more. Folks just can’t sit still when they hear Natty Beaux play toe-tappin’ numbers from Louis Prima, Ray Charles, Louis Jordan, Bobby Darin, Elvis, Gene Vincent, Nat King Cole, Jerry Lee Lewis and other greats. 
 
Rick K & the Allnighters at Sunfest @ Sunfest in the Ocean City Inlet
3:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Let “America ’s Most Exciting Show Band”, Rick K. & The Allnighters, take you on a high speed, cross country, tour of rock’s greatest hits! Meet your tour guide, Rick K., as he leads you through the Fabulous Fifties, gets groovy with the 60’s Explosion, then hustles you into the Disco Nights of the 1970’s. The road trip hits high gear with a head on collision into the classic top forty, pop rock of the 1980′s & 90′s. Running on empty? Your tour heads for home with high octane hits of the new millennium.
Kevin Poole & Joe Mama at Coconuts @ Coconuts Beach Bar & Grill
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This duo is well-known for their repertoire of songs, covering everything from Otis Redding, to Steve Miller, to Led Zeppelin. The two have even been known to break out some K.C. & the Sunshine Band.
 
Frankie & the Pack at Sunfest @ Sunfest in the Ocean City Inlet
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Talented musicians who cover the Great American Song Book and the Artists who brought these tunes to life.
Teenage Rust at Sunfest @ Sunfest in the Ocean City Inlet
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Ocean City’s Teenage Rust plays great covers to get you moving.
 
Thursday Night Bingo @ The Blue Ox
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us each Thursday for BINGO with prizes!

Jesse Garron’s Tribute to Elvis at Sunfest @ Sunfest in the Ocean City Inlet
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Acclaimed as the ‘closest thing to the King’, Jesse possesses the voice, looks and charisma that made Elvis a superstar. His Vegas-style rendition is a consistent fan favorite that draws audiences in from the minute he walks on stage and leaves them standing at the end of the performance. Jesse sings the songs that cross three generations of rock, pop, gospel and oldies music so his act has universal appeal. He is a natural front-man, interacting with the crowd at all times and signing autographs after the show.
 
Brews for Boobs @ various locations
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Brews for Boobs will be holding its weekly Thursday night fundraising events – an eight-week stretch of events to be exact – at each of the local breweries, from Ocean City to Delmar.
 
The event officially kicks off Thursday, September 11th at 7:00PM at Backshore Brewing on the boardwalk. Brews for Boobs is happening all September and October long, with weekly trips to different breweries to benefit the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” foundation:
 
9/11 Backshore Brewing- OC, MD
9/18 Fin City- OC, MD
9/25 Assawoman Bay- OC, MD
10/2 De Lazy Lizard- OC, MD
10/9 Tall Tales- Parsonsburg, MD
10/16 3rd Wave Brewing Company- Delmar, DE
10/23 OC Brewing Company- OC, MD
10/30 Burley Oak- Berlin, MD
Trivia with DJ Bigler at Hooters @ Hooters of West Ocean City
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 If you like trivia and great prizes you need to check out Hooters of West Ocean City’s Trivia with DJ Bigler!

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