Tuna tournament and other weekend fun in OC

July 15, 2011|By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman | The Baltimore Sun

Bluefin, yellowfin, we're all in for the 24th annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament that begins today. Weigh-ins start at 4 p.m. at the Ocean City Fishing Center. The event is free to spectators but it can mean big money to the participants. Last year, a tuna weighing 79 pounds - the heaviest in the tournament - garnered a payout of $64,000. How's that for a day's work? The event also features food and live entertainment and continues through Sunday.If you want to watch from afar, the fish cam provides a great view of the weighing station.

Other weekend fun:

-Artists Paint OC Plein Air: More than 40 artists take to the streets, beaches and bays of Maryland’s resort town for an outdoor painting event hosted by the Art League of Ocean City. On Saturday and Sunday, artists will create fine art and then host an exhibit and sale Sunday evening, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., on Somerset Street Plaza located just off the boardwalk. One artist will be named winner of the event and receive a $1,000 prize. Second prize is $500 and third is $250.

-Free movie. Tonight's free movie on the beach is "Despicable Me." Movies start around 8:30 p.m. at 27th Street.

-Free concert. Radio Disney's Summer of Stars continues Sunday with Greyson Chance in concert on the beach at North Division Street. The event is from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., beginning with a one-hour meet and greet.

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