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Top 11 Can’t-Miss Spring Events

Posted January 21, 2020

You’re in for a real treat when you visit Maryland’s coast this spring. The area will be teeming with fun events the whole family will enjoy like festivals, restaurant week, paddleboard racing and more. View this guide to start planning your trip.

Ocean City Film Festival March 5-8
The fourth annual film festival, hosted by the Ocean City Center for the Arts, will feature 100 films by local, regional and international filmmakers of every background and genre.

Berlin Spring Celebration April 18
Usher in the spring season in downtown Berlin for this kid-friendly event. Activities include themed games and crafts, a moon bounce, face-painting, story time, breakfast with Peter Rabbit, live music and concluding with a mad-hatter parade.

Ocean City Restaurant Week April 19- May 3
In addition to their regular menu, participating Restaurant Week establishments throughout Ocean City offer special Restaurant Week fixed price menu options. They may offer a $10, $20, $30, or $40 fixed menu. Dining options range from the clean and simple to fine dining.

The chance to try new food or dine at your favorites for a great price is so popular that we highly recommend making a reservation in advance. Don’t miss out on Ocean City Restaurant Week!

Delmarva Birding Weekend April 23-26
The 2020 Delmarva Birding Weekend invites hundreds of nature enthusiasts to the shore April 23-26 to enjoy the full complement of mid-Atlantic birds as the region welcomes warblers, tanagers, and other spring migrants and prepares to say goodbye to its loons, falcons, and waterfowl as they head northward. All trips are guided.

Reggae Play Day May 1
Ocean 98.1 and Berlin Main Street bring local Reggae bands to perform in downtown Berlin with food, beer, wine and tons of fun! 5-9pm.

Crab Soup Festival May 2
This outdoor festival on Somerset Plaza in downtown Ocean City features crab soup tastings from local restaurants, and we know how to do crab soup here! Live performances, crafts and other activities make this a great event for the whole family.

Berlin Jazz & Blues, Wine & Brews May 9
Enjoy two live stages of musical performances, great food, shopping and art while sipping local brews and domestic and international wines from 10 wineries.

OC Springfest May 7-10
Celebrate spring and the upcoming summer with national headliners like Blues Traveler, The Hubcaps and Jimmie Allen. Visit the big top tents for hundreds of craft vendors and food.

OC Air Show June 13-14
This year promises to host another fabulous line-up of military and civilian performers and headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Viewing takes place along the beach and boardwalk from the inlet to 28th street.

Berlin Bathtub Races June 19
Join us for the 31st annual Bathtub Races. This event is a hoot! It starts with a parade down Main Street then the races begin. This friendly, yet competitive race is open to anyone who wants to compete. Businesses are strongly encouraged to participate.

Return to Goat Island Paddle Sports Festival June 20
Paddle Second Chance will join forces with Walk on Water on SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2020 and host the next Return to Goat Island Paddle Sports Festival benefiting Operation Second Chance, the LARGEST paddleboard, kayak and surf ski race in the Delmarva region.

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