Family-Friendly Fun in Ocean City, MD

Family laying on the beach

Make the most of your summer vacation with Hileman’s guide to family-friendly fun in Ocean City, MD.

June 21 marked the first day of summer, and those of us at Hileman Real Estate couldn’t be more excited to break in the summer season. Once you’ve arrived at your property rental and dropped your bags, gather the gang with a game plan. Check out Hileman’s guide to amazing events and family-friendly excursions in Ocean City, MD!

Beach Lights

Amp up your evening at the beach with a stunning, free oceanside attraction that’s fun for the entire family. This nightly lighting attraction features high-powered searchlights that accent the sky and surrounding area around N. Division Street and the Boardwalk. Watch in awe as spotlights move and sway, creating a dancing display of light to musical selections played through boardwalk speakers. The lights change into a variety of colors, bathing the beachscape and boardwalk in vibrant colors. Every night until September 3, from 9 pm to 11 pm, catch these special 3-minute displays at 9:00 pm, 9:20 pm, 9:40 pm, 10:00 pm, 10:20 pm, 10:40 pm, and 11:00 pm.

Sundaes in the Park

After a busy Sunday on the beach and Boardwalk, wind down with an evening in Northside Park. Enjoy live performances and free activities to keep the kiddies content! Musical variations include everything from rock to country to classics. Sit back and relax in the sunshine or take a sunset stroll by the Assawoman Bay. Pack a picnic and indulge in an ice cream delight! End the evening with a free fireworks display at 9pm. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside the complex. Every Sunday night, 7 – 9 pm, 125th Street on the bay.

Entertainment Schedule:

June 24 – Glass Onion Band (rock & roll dance)
July 1 – OH BOY! (A tribute to Buddy Holly)
July 8 – Kick It Out (Heart tribute show)
July 15 – The Stickers (country rock)
July 22 – Guys in Thin Ties (80’s)
July 29 – Mike Hines & The Look (high energy dance)
August 5 – The Janitors (music for happy feet)
August 12 – Front Page News (rock)
August 19 – Jesse Garron’s Tribute to Elvis
August 26 – Ragdoll (Frankie Valli tribute)
September 2 – Triple Trail Turn (modern country)

Free Movies on the Beach

Why pay for the hustle and bustle of a crowded movie theater when you can cuddle up or stretch out on a sandy beach?! Catch classics and free movies on the beach all summer long.

Bring a big blanket, beach chair and all your favorite goodies, because this event really is a treat! Every Monday and Friday at the 27th Street beach and every Wednesday at the Carousel Hotel at 117th Street at 8:30pm until August 29,2018. All movies are subject to change. In the event of inclement weather, the movie may be held inside at the Carousel Hotel but cancelled at 27th Street. For more information, call Chris Clarke at 410-250-0125.

Movie Schedule:

June 25 – Chitty Bang Bang – 27th Street
June 27 – Paddington 2 – Carousel Hotel, 117th Street
June 29 – Storks – 27th Street
July 2 – Beauty and the Beast (2017) – 27th Street
July 6 – The Lion King – 27th Street
July 9 – Despicable Me 3 – 27th Street
July 11 – The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature – Carousel Hotel, 117th Street
July 13 – The Incredibles – 27th Street
July 16 – Cars 3 – 27th Street
July 18 – CoCo – Carousel Hotel, 117th Street
July 20 – Wreck It Ralph – 27th Street
July 23 – The Emoji Movie – 27th Street
July 25 – The Lego Ninjago Movie – Carousel Hotel, 117th Street
July 27 – Paddington 2 – 27th Street
July 30 – A Bug’s Life – 27th Street
August 1 – Leap – Carousel Hotel, 117th Street
August 3 – Wall-E – 27th Street
August 6 – Wonder – 27th Street
August 8 – Justice League – Carousel Hotel, 117th Street
August 10 – Big Hero 6 – 27th Street
August 13 – Sherlock Gnomes – 27th Street
August 15 – Cars 3 – Carousel Hotel, 117th Street
August 17 – CoCo – 27th Street
August 22 – Moana – Carousel Hotel, 117th Street
August 29 – Wonder Woman (2017) – Carousel Hotel, 117th Street

Sunset Horse & Carriage Rides

Get carried away at 1st Street bayside, next to De Lazy Lizard, every evening through September 3, 2018. Surprise the family with a bayside sunset horse and carriage ride they’ll never forget. Available Monday to Thursday from Jun 25 to September 3, 2018. Approximately one-mile loop (15 blocks) along the bay. $10 per person. Kids 3 years and under ride free. For reservations or more information, call Randy Davis at 443-783-1409.

Family Beach Olympics

Embrace the spirit of competition and take your team to the beach for Family Beach Olympics! All skill levels welcome. Free activities include sand castle contests, tug-of-war, relay games and more! Tuesdays from June 26 to August 14 at 27th Street Beach from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. For more information, call Denise Ortega at 410-250-0125.