Ocean City Stories

Fall Golfing in OCMD

Fall is a wonderful time to head out to the golf course as much as you can before winter sets in. In Ocean City, MD, golfing is a popular activity with the many beautiful golf courses nearby. In the fall, golfing on these pristine courses is taken to a new level as the leaves change to vibrant color...

O.C.toberfest 2021 in Ocean City, MD

One of the biggest Halloween events is BACK in Ocean City, MD! That’s right - O.C.toberfest kicks off with festivities on October 22nd and lasts through the 25th. Explore OC is ready to embrace the spooky season and we’re excited to creep it real all weekend long. With a variety of ev...

October Events in Ocean City, MD

Did you think the fun was over in the summer? Think again! October is officially here, and Ocean City, MD, has events all month long for visitors and locals alike to enjoy.  Car lovers, marathon runners, history buffs, and pets especially want to tune into the plans that our beach town has...

Things to Do With Dogs in OCMD

Fall is the best time of year for dogs to join in on deserving vacations. It’s a ruff world out there, and we could all use some time relaxing by the beach. Looking for things to do in Ocean City, MD, with dogs? Fur-tunately, Explore OC has the best doggy days planned out. From October 1st...

Sunfest Weekend in Ocean City, MD

Are you ready for Sunfest this weekend in Ocean City, MD? Just because it’s officially fall, that doesn’t mean that our beach town stops celebrating the warm weather and sunny days for as long as possible! Sunfest weekend is here and you don’t want to miss out on the fun at the tow...

Fall Weekend Getaways on the Eastern Shore of MD

The fall season is one of the best times of the year to visit Maryland’s Coast. Plan a fall weekend getaway on the Eastern Shore of Maryland for a relaxing and refreshing escape from home.  Explore the shore and the assortment of adventures to be had nearby your favorite towns like Oce...

Ocean City Bikefest 2021

Are you ready for the largest motorcycle rally on the East Coast?! Get ready to rock at Ocean City Bikefest’s 10th anniversary with events and live music starting Wednesday, September 15.  We’re rolling into one of the biggest and best events of the season with five days of non-s...

National Folk Festival in Salisbury

Just a short drive down Route 50 from Ocean City, and you’re in Salisbury, MD, the Capital of the Eastern Shore where the National Folk Festival will be hosted for the third year in a row! This year will be the 80th annual National Folk Festival event, and the last year it will be hosted on Ma...

Ocean City Jellyfish Festival 2021

Are you ready for the upcoming Jellyfish Festival in Ocean City, MD? Make your 2021 Labor Day weekend a memorable one at the ultimate beach music festival! Enjoy two days and two nights of fun in the sand for all ages and walks of life. Summer’s not over yet, and here at Explore OC, we&rsqu...

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum is the preservation of the 1891 building that was once used as a base for the U.S Life Saving Service, which later became the U.S. Coast Guard, on the corner of Caroline Street. The surfmen stationed at the Ocean City station were well respected and an in...

Ocean City Jeep Week is Back!

Yup, you read that right! Jeep Week is back in Ocean City, Maryland for a week of awesome Jeep lovers’ events. Get ready for beach crawls, show & shine, sand courses, and Jeep jam where you can participate or sit back and marvel at the cars.  Experience the ultimat...

ArtX Returns to Ocean City, MD

Artistic Xpression is in the air this weekend as ArtX returns to Ocean City, Maryland! The premier art festival is being held at Northside Park on Saturday, August 21 from 12 to 8 PM and Sunday, August 22 from 9 AM to 3 PM. Come experience artistic activities and opportunities to express yourself...

Best Happy Hour in Ocean City, MD

Ocean City, Maryland has the best drinks, restaurants, and bars on the Eastern Shore. If you’re in town enjoying the beach and fun times with friends, Explore OC has got the ultimate list of Happy Hour spots for you to try! Whether it’s beer, wine, cocktails, or a classic Maryland cru...

Free Events in Ocean City, MD

Your beach vacation doesn’t have to be pricey! The town of Ocean City, Maryland loves its visitors and holds many free events for everyone to enjoy. Summer’s not over yet and we’re dedicated to making the most of it! Ocean City events are family-friendly and take place throughou...

Litter Free OC - Help Keep Our Town Clean!

With over eight million visitors coming to Ocean City, Maryland each year, Litter Free OC is here to promote ways to help keep our town clean! As Mayor Meehan of Ocean City says, “Our town is surrounded by natural beauty and we would like to keep it that way.” At Explore OC, we’re sharing the Town...

White Marlin Open 2021

Are you excited about one of the most popular events in Ocean City, MD? In the “White Marlin Capital of the World” the White Marlin Open has taken place for 47 years now. It’s the world’s largest and richest billfish tournament! The annual competition has presented over $71 m...

Introducing “The Buzzed Word”

What began as a pairing of Mickie Meinhardt’s favorite things, has been transformed into a magical place for wine and book lovers. The Buzzed Word is a bookstore, natural wine store, and wine bar, located on 11805 Coastal Highway, Unit C, Ocean City, MD. The Buzzed Word is officially open a...

Things to Do on the Water Near OCMD

Are you looking for things to do on the water near Ocean City, Maryland? Lucky for you, on Maryland’s Coast, the possibilities are endless with beautiful beaches, bays, and rivers wherever you go! Visit Maryland’s Coast loves being out on the water and we have some of the best activit...

Museums Near Ocean City, MD

Looking to get the most out of your visit to Ocean City, MD? On Maryland’s Coast, we don’t just have beautiful beaches, amazing wildlife, lively small towns, and delicious food and drink. We also have rich history captured in local museums to share with the community and all who come to...

Fishing on Maryland’s Coast

Maryland’s coast is a prime spot for all different types of fishing! With bodies of water including the Atlantic Ocean, Assawoman Bay, Isle of Wight Bay, Sinepuxent Bay, Chincoteague Bay, the Pocomoke River, and more, there are endless opportunities- and species, to fish.  If you&rsquo...

4th of July in Ocean City, MD

Are you ready for the Fourth of July in Ocean City, MD? What better way to celebrate than a weekend at the beach! At Explore OC, we have all the 4th of July festivities covered. Plan your Independence Day celebration with fun local events and firework displays in our lively beach town. Firewor...

Top 5 Day Trips Near Ocean City, MD

Ocean City, MD is a top tourist town on the Eastern Shore but have you ever explored what the nearby towns have to offer? On Maryland’s Coast, we have the top 5 day trips that you’ll want to explore with your family the next time you’re in town. Start planning today with our det...

Ocean City, MD Live Cams

We’ve all been there, sitting at home or working on a gorgeous sunny day wishing we were at the beach. At Explore OC, we have just the thing to help! With our Ocean City, Maryland live cams, you’ll never have to miss out on beautiful sunny beach days again! Hopefully, you’re cou...

Ocean City, MD Air Show Weekend 2021

  Get excited for the 14th anniversary of the OC Air Show! At Explore OC, we love Air Show weekend and this year is no exception! June 19 and 20, the AirDotShow Live Tour is visiting our beach town as its fourth stop of six destinations it’s visiting this summer.  We have every...

Day Trips Close to OCMD

Snow Hill, MD-- Planning a day trip during your stay in Ocean City, MD? Snow Hill is a popular town on Maryland’s Coast that will not disappoint! From local shops, outdoor adventures, specialty food, and drinks, Snow Hill will become your go-to spot next time you’re looking for a geta...