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Halloween Festivities on Maryland’s Coast

The summer season may be over but Worcester County and Maryland’s Coast come alive during the fall with small-town Halloween festivities. Whether you live locally or you’re visiting in the off-season, there’s still so much to enjoy.... READ MORE
From weekly local events to yearly large-scale celebrations, it’s always festival season in Worcester County, Md. SpringFest brings local, regional and national entertainment to the area in an annual celebration of the spring-to-summer trans... READ MORE
Are you ready to cruise? Ocean City, MD will be celebrating the 25th Annual Endless Summer Cruisin’ event from October 6th to 9th, 2022. Explore OC is ready to join in on all the festivities and bring you everything you need to know about the e... READ MORE
A wave of music is taking Ocean City, MD by storm with the Oceans Calling Music Festival taking place this weekend! The three-day festival begins Friday, September 30th, and continues through October 2nd. With headliners like Dave Matthews & Tim... READ MORE
The best time of year to visit Ocean City, MD is right now—the end of summer and the beginning of fall! Now, to be fair, we don’t think there’s ever a wrong time to be in Ocean City, MD but these months can be incredible. On Marylan... READ MORE

Go Coastal: Maryland’s Coast App

Isn’t it time to go coastal? Our new app for Maryland’s Coast is going to completely transform the way you explore and experience the shore! Shopping, dining, hiking, biking, watersports, museums, events—you name it, it’s on t... READ MORE

BikeFest in Ocean City, MD

The 2022 OC BikeFest in Ocean City, MD has begun! September 14th to 18th is full of roaring excitement with events making up the largest motorcycle rally on the east coast. Ride to the beach for events like live entertainment, a boardwalk parade, ven... READ MORE

Local Farmers Markets on Maryland’s Coast

One of our favorite parts of summer has to be the local farmer’s markets on Maryland’s Coast. We are so lucky to be surrounded by fresh, local produce, and so many talented vendors and producers. The local farmer’s markets have beco... READ MORE

Top 5 Things To Do Before Summer Ends

We’re into the month of August and that means the school season is right around the corner. Before the summer comes to an end, we want you to make the most out of the remaining weeks. Spend time with your family or even go on a solo trip by you... READ MORE

White Marlin Open 2022 in Ocean City, MD

The world’s largest and richest billfish tournament is back for its 49th year! The White Marlin Open in Ocean City, MD is one of the biggest events annually bringing thousands of bill fishermen, anglers, and spectators to our beach town. The 20... READ MORE

Free Summer Events in Ocean City, MD

Are you looking for free summer events during your vacation to Ocean City, Maryland? Whether you’re looking for a laid-back evening, or want the kids to run off some energy before bedtime, there’s plenty to do for all ages without breakin... READ MORE

4th of July Fireworks on Maryland’s Coast

The 4th of July is coming up quickly and summer vacations are in full swing. Independence Day is a great time to be on Maryland’s Coast with exciting festivities and fireworks in all of our awesome local towns. Looking for plans for the 4th... READ MORE

Ocean City MD 2022 Summer Giveaway

Summer is here! With all the fun we've had so far, Maryland’s Coast is excited to offer this 2022 Ocean City, MD summer giveaway to win the ultimate Ocean City vacation!  Whether you’ve been coming to our beach town all your l... READ MORE
Are you ready for the biggest party on the beach in Ocean City, MD? The 2022 Jellyfish Festival is back in town and ready for a rockin’ weekend. Plus, professional bull riding will be taking place at the Inlet for the first time EVER in OCMD. B... READ MORE
Worcester County on Maryland’s Coast is filled with rich African American history. Even on a vacation, there’s always time to learn about the historical significance of the buildings you pass by and the land that you’re walking on.&... READ MORE

Things to Do in Ocean City MD This Weekend

At Explore OC, we are ready for summer in Ocean City, MD and this weekend hosts a few annual kick-off events that signal summer is here! Plus, a ton of our favorite restaurants and places to visit around town have opened up for the season. If you&... READ MORE
Snow Hill, MD (April 29, 2022) – Maryland’s Coast Tourism and Economic Development (MCTED) invites those seeking rewarding career opportunities to participate in the Hospitality & Tourism Virtual Job Fair this Wednesday, May 4, 2022,... READ MORE

Outdoor Activities on Maryland’s Coast

Maryland’s Coast is fun year-round, but the peak season has to be spring and summer! We’re so excited about all of the outdoor activities that Worcester County has to offer. We promise—you’ll never be bored! National Travel an... READ MORE

Ocean City MD Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week is finally back in Ocean City, MD! Starting April 3 and continuing until April 16, 2022, participating restaurants will be offering great deals, sharing exclusive menu items, and more. At Explore OC, we can’t wait to visit our f... READ MORE

April Events in Worcester County, MD

As the weather gets warmer and we start approaching the start of summer on Maryland’s Coast, there are events popping up all over town! Enjoy a spring trip this April to Ocean City, Berlin, Pocomoke, or anywhere else in Worcester County, MD.... READ MORE

Ocean City HMRA Trade Expo

The Ocean City Spring Trade Expo presented by the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association is BACK at the Convention Center for its 48th year on March 6 & 7, 2022. The annual trade show brings together hospitality buyers and sellers to help... READ MORE

Hidden Gems on Maryland’s Coast

If you’ve explored Maryland’s Coast you already know how much this beach town has to offer. We love all of the waterways, trails, towns, shops, and more. But there are some places that you can only define as hidden gems and we want to sha... READ MORE
There’s no better place to celebrate the New Year than Ocean City, Maryland! The town is ramping up for tons of exciting events and activities to say goodbye to 2021 and welcome 2022. Stay in town for a New Year’s celebration to remember... READ MORE

Winter Wellness in Worcester County

As we get deeper into the winter, don’t let those cold January blues take over. Start off 2022 with a winter wellness trip to Worcester County, MD! A change of scenery works wonders during these gloomy, cold months and there’s no better p... READ MORE