Free Summer Activities in Ocean City, MD

Child on beach surfing on a boogie board

The best fun is free fun and Ocean City, Maryland has plenty of free summer activities perfect for your entire family! Find out what’s coming up and be sure to join us for a beach-tastic time.

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OCMD Family-Friendly Events

  • Giant Kite Show & Free Sport Kite Lessons

5th Street in Front of the Kite Loft

Every day (weather permitting) from May 14 to October 2, 2022, come down to the beach on 5th Street to see a sky full of giant kites flying in the wind. Bring your kids from 6 PM to 9 PM for a free sports kite lesson!

  • Kids Crafts & Free Guided Gallery Tour

The Art League of Ocean City

Do something different this vacation and check out the galleries at the Art League of Ocean City. Bring your kiddos to the courtyard for free fun, arts, and crafts available on Saturday mornings at 11 AM. Then, on Sundays at 1 PM come explore the artwork in the gallery during a free guided tour perfect for the whole family.

  • Beach Movies & Yard Games

27th St. Beach: Mondays and Fridays

Carousel Hotel: Wednesdays (11700 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD)

Not sure what to do when the sun goes down? Still want to hang out on the sand? Come back to the beach to watch a movie and play some yard games! There will be family-friendly movies starting at dusk shown on a giant screen for everyone to see. If your crew isn’t interested in a movie, there are plenty of family-friendly yard games like corn hole, ladder ball, spike ball, and more! Weather permitting, join us every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Check out the full movie lineup here!

  • OC Life-Saving Station Museum Daily Programs

OC Life-Saving Museum: 813 S Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD

Monday through Saturday the Ocean City Life-Saving Station is offering free programs for kids. Each day the Museum provides new nautical knowledge and adventures like swimming with an OC lifeguard and feeding the aquarium animals. View the daily programs here!

  • OC Library Programs

Worcester County Library – Ocean City Branch: 10003 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD

The Worcester County Library has tons of programs perfect for all ages during the summer! Kids can learn a new skill, read with friends, discover new books, make arts & crafts, and tons more. There are even activities for teens and adults like knitting clubs, book clubs, and trivia, to name a few.  Browse the list of classes and events to see what’s going on when you’re in town.

  • Family Beach Games

27th St. Beach

Carousel Hotel: 11700 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD

Bring your family for an exciting evening of interactive beach games including sand castle contests, tug-of-war, relays, and many more! Join us Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 6:30 PM on the beach. Parents are asked to stay with their children throughout the night.

  • Sundaes in the Park & Fireworks

Northside Park: 200 125th St, Ocean City, MD

Do you love live music? Enjoy Northside Park every Sunday from 7-9 PM while the sun sets for a free live show from a different band every week! There are activities for your kids to do during the show and ice cream available for purchase. Stay after the show to gaze at a beautiful fireworks display. Check out the local live music acts!

  • July 4th Music & Fireworks

Division Street

Northside Park

Celebrate our Nation’s birthday with friends and family at one of Ocean City’s annual 4th of July fireworks shows! Go downtown on the beach at N. Division Street or uptown at Northside Park. Both shows start at 9:30 PM.

  • Sunset Park Party Nights

Sunset Park: 700 S Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD

Need more live music? Visit Sunset Park every Thursday night starting July 7th and lasting until August 25th. Bring something comfortable to sit on and enjoy the music while taking in the sunset over the Isle of Wight Bay. There’s free parking and beverages including beer, are available for purchase. See the music line-up.

  • OC Beach Dance Party

Caroline Street Stage: 2 N Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD

If you love to dance, come to Ocean City’s Caroline Street Stage every Monday from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM! Local DJs will be there to give you an interactive show perfect for all ages. The Beach Dance Party starts July 11 and lasts until August 29.

  • Drone Show on the Beach

Dorchester St., Ocean City, MD

Come see Ocean City’s newest addition to our lineup of entertainment—a magical drone show on the beach! Mondays after the beach party, head to the beach at Dorchester Street to see the sky light up with drones starting at 9:30 PM.

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