Events calendar: Ocean City

May 19, 2010


Ocean City Restaurant Week. Various locations. 800-626-2326 or May 31-June 6. Weeklong culinary event lets guests enjoy fine Ocean City cuisine at fixed prices at various, participating restaurants. Reservations are recommended. $20 for two-course meals; $30 for three-course meals.


Council of Baltimore Ravens Roosts Annual Parade. 19th Street and Baltimore Avenue to 26th Street and Baltimore Avenue. 443-618-5130 or 10 a.m. June 5. Ravens players, cheerleaders, mascots, bands and various floats join the parade, showing their support of the Baltimore Ravens. Free.

O.C. Air Show. At the beach and the boardwalk. Rehearsal day is June 4. Show begins at noon June 5-6. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds headline the show, which includes military aircraft demonstrations, low-altitude flyovers, parachute-team jumps, aerobatic performances over the beach and more. Visitors can also see interactive displays and exhibits at 16th Street and the boardwalk. Free.

O.C. Car and Truck Show. Convention Center, 40th Street and the bay. 302-436-0183 or 10 a.m.-10 p.m. June 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 6. See cool new vehicles and catch live entertainment. $10-$20.

Ocean City Shark Tournament. Ocean City Fishing Center, 12940 Inlet Isle Lane. June 17-19. It's the 30th anniversary of the competition. Participants have chances to win monetary prices in various categories. Spectators can watch weigh-ins from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day, at no charge.


Concert and Fireworks Uptown and Downtown. Northside Park, 127th Street and the bay; North Division Street and the beach. 800-626-2326 or Beginning at 8 p.m. July 4. Family activities and music at both locations. Fireworks show kicks off at 9:30 p.m. Free.

O.C. Tuna Tournament. Ocean City Fishing Center, 12940 Inlet Isle Lane. 800-322-3065 and Weigh-ins 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. July 9-10, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. July 11. Spectators are invited to watch the scales tip as fishermen bring in their catches to be weighed. Free.

Greek Festival. Convention Center, 40th Street and the bay. 410-524-0990. Noon-11 p.m. July 30-31, noon-9 p.m. Aug. 1. Savor traditional Greek foods, watch dancing, enjoy music and shop for unique goods at the festival, presented by St. George Orthodox Church. Admission fee.


White Marlin Open. Harbour Island, 14th Street and the bay. 410-289-9229 or Weigh-ins 4 p.m.-9:15 p.m. Aug. 2-6. The billfish tournament is expected to have hundreds of participants Spectators can watch weigh-ins for free. Participating boats must register.

Worcester County Fair. Byrd Park, Snow Hill. 410-632-3329 or Aug.13-14, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Aug. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Old-fashioned fun with vintage motorcycles, livestock and horse shows, dog shows, live music, food and craft vendors.


Labor Day Weekend Art and Craft Festival. Convention Center, 40th Street and the bay. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 3-5. Artists and craftsmen display and sell their unique wares. Free.

Sandcastle Home Tour. Various locations. 410-524-9433 or 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23-24. Visitors can see 10 unique and interesting Ocean City homes on this self-guided driving tour. Tickets are $25.

Sunfest. Inlet parking lot. 800-626-2326 or or Festival runs 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 23-25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 26. Live music from local and national bands and performers, family entertainment, crafts for sale, artist demonstrations, Eastern Shore fare, kids' activities and more. Headline musical performers this year are The Hubcaps (Sept. 23), Phil Vassar with Gloriana (Sept. 24), and Blood Sweat and Tears with Chuck Negron (Sept. 25). Fee for headline concerts; free admission to other events, including the Beatlemania Again concert Sept. 26.

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