Springfest in Ocean City, MD is one of the most anticipated events of the year. This annual event is a celebration of the arrival of warmer weather and the start of the tourist season in the town. The four-day festival is filled with live music, delicious food, and unique vendors all together at Ocean City’s Inlet. Explore what Springfest is all about and why it's a must-see event in our beach town!
First, let's talk about what you can expect during this long weekend of fun. The festival takes place on the Inlet Parking Lot, located at the southern end of the Ocean City Boardwalk. The location is transformed to feature multiple stages for live music performances, food and drink vendors, and rows and rows of artisans selling a wide variety of handmade crafts and one-of-a-kind items. The festival is open to all ages, making it the perfect family-friendly event.
OCMD Springfest Attractions
One of the main attractions of Springfest is the live music, of course. The festival features a lineup of national and regional performers, covering a wide range of music genres, including rock, country, blues, and more. The 2023 headliners taking the stage include Shadows of the 60’s A Tribute to Motown’s Super Groups, Collective Soul, and Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives.
In addition to the live music, Springfest is also known for its diverse food and drink options. The festival offers a wide variety of food vendors, serving up everything from classic festival food like funnel cakes and soft pretzels to more gourmet cuisine. Whether you're in the mood for crepes, BBQ, or baked goods, you'll be able to find it at Springfest.
Springfest is also an excellent opportunity to browse and shop from a wide range of vendors who travel near and far to showcase their products. The festival features over 200 artisan vendors selling handmade crafts, jewelry, photography, pottery, you name it—they’ve probably got it. Visitors can also purchase official Springfest merchandise with this year’s new design to commemorate their trip.
Springfest is a must-attend event in Ocean City, MD. Whether you're a local or a visitor, Springfest offers something for everyone. The festival's lively atmosphere, diverse entertainment, and delicious food make it a favorite among visitors and locals alike.
If you're looking for a fun-filled event to kick off the spring season, then Springfest in Ocean City, MD, is the place to be. There's never a dull moment at this festival! Stay tuned to see live footage from the event with Explore OC on Facebook and Instagram. Plus, check back after Springfest for the Explore Experience to see what the festival was really like!
For the first time in what feels like forever, the entire Springfest weekend had fantastic, sunny weather! If the crowded Boardwalk and line for Thrasher’s French Fries were any indications of the festival’s turnout, you know it was a good weekend.
As you first walked in, the roar of Jolly Roger’s roller coaster was overhead and the Giant Wheel was the perfect spot to see all the action. This year’s Springfest merchandise was on display with a cool new design. Plus, the new Town of Ocean City logo and slogan were showcased throughout the festival banners and stage backgrounds.
The music was fantastic as always with DJs, bands, and solo artists of all genres taking the stage. Many people enjoyed the sunshine with lawn chairs and benches lining the parking lot for a good view of the music.
The food selection featured Springfest favorites like crepes, wraps, bbq, corndogs, funnel cakes, and more. Plus vendors sold kettle corn and roasted nuts for a delicious treat to take home.
Many of the same familiar faces came to town again as vendors but we also welcomed a variety of new vendors selling their unique merchandise.
Overall, the 2023 Springfest gets a 10 out of 10 from us at Explore OC!