Ocean City Stories

Alex’s Italian Restaurant Closing in West Ocean City, MD

After 16 years of service, West Ocean City restaurant, Alex’s Italian Restaurant is closing its doors. Owner, Alex Fraschetti has decided to retire and will be serving his final customers on Thursday, December 19, 2019.  Fraschetti decided that it was time to retire to be able to spend more time wi...

Comic-Con 2019 in Ocean City!

It’s time to bring out your best costumes because Comic-Con is back in Ocean City, Maryland! Visit the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on December 14th from 9 am - 8 pm for a fun day filled with comics, cosplay, anime, art, and so much more!  Comic-Con is the perfect event to break up the monoto...

37th Annual Christmas Parade in Ocean City, Maryland!

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock down Coastal Highway in Ocean City, Maryland on December 7th for the 37th Annual Ocean City Christmas Parade! The parade begins promptly at 11:00 am from Old Landing Road and heading North to 120th Street.  Bundle up in your hats and blankets, and bring yo...

Things to Do to Celebrate the Holidays in Ocean City, Maryland!

Looking for Holiday Celebrations in Ocean City, Maryland? You’ve come to the right place! The Countdown to Christmas is on, and in Ocean City, the town is full of fun events and activities to keep the celebration going all month long! From holiday shoppers fairs to parades, check out all that...

Black Friday Deals in Ocean City

Head into Ocean City, Maryland on Black Friday for the best deals on the Eastern Shore! There’s nothing better than getting your Christmas shopping done early, well, besides maybe getting all the gifts you need at an awesome sale price! At Explore OC we love a great deal, which is why we rounded up...

Visit Ocean City for the Holiday Shoppers Fair!

Plan your vacation and head into Ocean City, MD for the 37th Annual Holiday Shoppers Fair! For just three days from November 29 through December 1, the Roland E. Powell Convention Center will transform into a shoppers paradise for eager gift buyers to get started on this year’s holiday shopping.  W...

Spend Thanksgiving 2019 in Ocean City, Maryland!

Interested in spending Thanksgiving in Ocean City, Maryland this year? You already know that at Explore OC, we love the Off-Season, which is why we’ve created a list of the best ways to celebrate your Thanksgiving in Ocean City this year!  Thanksgiving Dinner in OCMD Looking for Thanksgiving plans...

Thanksgiving in Ocean City, Maryland - 2019

Looking for Thanksgiving Specials in Ocean City, Maryland? There’s nothing worse than making your holiday plans only to find out that the place you wanted to go to is closed. Explore OC has rounded up all of the restaurants in Ocean City that will be open on Thanksgiving, and have Thanksgiving Day S...

Things to Do in Ocean City this November

The holidays are upon us and your presents is requested in Ocean City, MD. The town is filled with tons of fun holiday events and activities to keep you and your family busy right through November. Yule be sorry if you miss out, so plan your holiday vacation today and visit OCMD this November!  “We...

Off Season Specials in Ocean City!

Looking for Off-Season Specials in Ocean City, Maryland? You've come to the right place! As the temperatures drops and the cold-fronts set in, locals in Ocean City, MD are trading in their swimsuits for a sweater and are returning to their favorite restaurants to hibernate for the winter around a ta...

Visit OCMD for the 5th Annual Shore Craft Beer Fest!

Head into Ocean City, Maryland this weekend and celebrate O.C.toberfest with the 5th Annual Shore Craft Beer Fest! On October 26th from 12:30-4:30 pm at Sunset Park, enjoy unlimited tastings from 16 of your favorite breweries, live music, and more at this kid and pet-friendly event! The Shore Craft...

Ocean City Favorites to be Featured on Man v. Food

Some Ocean City favorites will be featured on Cooking Channel's Man v. Food on Tuesday, October 22, at 10pm. Be sure to tune in to see local restaurant Fish Tales's delicious jumbo lump crab cake sandwiches! Learn how they're made right here in Ocean City, Maryland, by Ms. Pat. If you've got a swee...

Explore OC's Guide to Halloween in Ocean City!

In Ocean City, Maryland we love the holidays! From October through the New Year, the town is jam-packed with tons of fun events and activities for the entire family! Check out a full list of events below and visit OCMD this October for all of your Halloween fun! Get in the swing of Halloween with t...

Check Out Paranormal Activity in OCMD!

Ghostly Greetings! Fall is in the air and Ocean City, Maryland is gearing up to celebrate one of our favorite holidays, Halloween! Join the town of Ocean City in investigating paranormal activity and chance encounters with lingering spirits that still haunt the town! Listen to stories of children sp...

Things to Do with Your Dog in Ocean City, Maryland!

If spending time with your dog is one of your favorite activities, then you’re in good company over at ExploreOC! Welcome fellow dog people! You already know that when it comes to you and your pooch, you’re better together, and planning the perfect vacation or beach getaway for your furry companion...

It's Restaurant Week in OCMD!

It’s that time of year again! While the rest of the town is busy decorating and gearing up for holiday celebrations, establishments participating in Ocean City, Maryland's Restaurant Week are prepping their kitchens and preparing their menus to serve up their best dishes at unbeatable prices!  This...

Visiting OCMD During the Off-Season

We all know to visit Ocean City, Maryland during the summer months of June through August, but what happens in a resort town during the off-season? Locals and seasoned tourists can agree that the months following summertime are some of the best times to visit OCMD. With light traffic and endless eve...

Visit OCMD for the 25th Annual Wine on the Beach!

Raise your glasses to 25 years of Wine on the Beach! Launched in 1994, Wine on the Beach has quickly become an Ocean City tradition for friends and family to gather together and learn more about Maryland wines, taste new products, and stock up on favorites before the holidays!  This year Wine on th...

Sunfest Celebrates 45 Years of Sun and Fun!

In Ocean City, Maryland, summer is just a state of mind! Locals and vacationers alike hold on to the very last bits of warm weather and sunshine as long as possible! Which is one of the reasons that the town of OC waits until the end of September to hold the largest event of the summer - Sunfest!...

Flounder Pounder is back on September 8th!

Flounder Pounder is back on September 8th in Ocean City, Maryland! Hosted at the legendary Bahia Marina, this one of a kind tournament gives beginner and expert anglers a one-day chance to test their skills and cast their hooks into the water for the big catch! Entry to the Flounder Pounder will co...

10 Things to Do in OCMD!

A visit to Ocean City, Maryland is the highlight to any summer, from the bustle of the boardwalk to the quiet walks on Assateague, every day is a new opportunity to soak up some fun in the sun! Some enjoy their vacation with a cone from the Alaska Stand, and others by dining oceanfront.  We all kno...

Give Kids the World Family Fundraiser

The Fenwick Inn and OC360 Eats + Drinks are partnering up to host three fundraising events in Ocean City, Maryland to benefit their charity; Give Kids the World. Located in Central Florida, Give Kids the World is an 84-acre nonprofit resort that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children wit...

Gluten-Free, Vegetarian and Vegan Dining in OC!

When living or vacationing in a resort town, there are two things that always go hand-in-hand; amazing views and even better food. When visiting Ocean City, Maryland you’re guaranteed to get both. However, when you have certain dietary choices or restrictions, eating out can prove to get sligh...

Explore the Best Ice Cream in Ocean City!

What’s better than a cold scoop of ice cream on a hot summer’s day? There's plenty of scorching days left until the end of summer 2019, so cool down and relax with some of the best local-approved sweet treats at the beach! Explore OC has taken the guess work out of it, and rounded up the locals to c...

25th Annual Jesus at the Beach Music & Ministry Festival

Get into the spirit with the Jesus at the Beach Music & Ministry Festival, returning for its 25th year in Ocean City from July 29-31! Celebrating 25 Years! The festival begins each day at 10am at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. Join in on the fun with three days of celebration of prais...