Ocean City Sunfest is a Maryland favorite and one of the year's most popular events on the Boardwalk. Come to shop the arts and crafts booths, eat, enjoy music and play at Ocean City's family-friendly end-of-summer party. Shoppers can browse the stalls, the kids can take rides, and everyone can try their favorite foods at over 30 vendors. Sunfest admission is free and parking and shuttle information is on Ocean City's city website.
Get tickets at TicketMaster or the Roland E. Powell Convention Center Box Office for Sunfest's headline concerts playing at 8:00 pm each night of the festival. Acts in September 2013 include Jesse Garron, Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves, but the Saturday night Beach Boys show is sold out.
Things to Do in Ocean City
The 2013 Sunfest activities are just a start of great things to do in Ocean City. Explore the Ocean City Boardwalk, named by USA Today and The Travel Channel as one of the country's best. In the late summer evenings and a lovely place for a romantic stroll. During the day, the boardwalk provides easy access to the beach. At Trimper's Rides you can play games or go on rides to suit all ages, including America's oldest continuously operating carousel. For a taste of the country's past, the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum covers the history of the US Life-Saving Service, the precursor of the US Coast Guard.
Get out on the water: 48th Street Watersports can rent you virtually any floating watercraft, including kayaks, sailboats, jet skis, paddleboats and paddleboards. Their well-trained staff will give you excellent instructions on how to use and enjoy any of their rentals. Even if you have some experience, it is a good idea to get a refresher from their experts before heading out on the Atlantic.
A Night Out
If you're not hitting the evening concert at Sunfest, try Farger's Island Bar on 60th Street. Many say this is the most happening after-dark place in Ocean City. Farger's has good food, good bands and good drinks, all for a reasonable price. They also offer a Sunday brunch that comes highly recommended.