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Ocean City Holiday - Winterfest of Lights

Ocean City Holiday Events through New Year’s

Ocean City Holiday Events through New Year’s

Are you thinking of spending your holidays at the beach? With activities galore and no shortage of relaxation, Ocean City, Maryland presents the ideal getaway. Live music, winter lights, discounted shopping, parades, 5Ks—treat your family to a slate of Christmas and New Year’s events for an Ocean City holiday that they’ll remember.

Here’s what’s going on during Christmas and New Year’s in Ocean City.

Ocean City Christmas Events

  • Winterfest of Lights | November 15–December 31
    Ride the Boardwalk tram cars through this dazzling light display in Northside Park. Warm up with hot chocolate, get a snapshot with Santa, and explore the magical gift shop.
  • Light Up Downtown Winter Festival | November 17
    This is one Christmas event in Maryland you don’t want to miss. There’s tons to do for kids and adults alike, from crafts, carnival games, and prizes to live entertainment, vendors, and a tree lighting—and it’s all free!
  • Holiday Shoppers Fair | November 23–25
    Receive a door prize upon entry and find handmade gifts for your loved ones inside, including candles, jewelry, ceramics, and photography. This holiday event in Maryland includes face painting, too!
  • Black Friday Shopping at Tanger Outlets | November 23
    Extended hours at Tanger Outlets means more time to save big on deals in over 30 stores. Plus, Shopper Services is offering a free Tanger gift card with qualified purchases in the morning hours.
  • Ocean City Christmas Parade | December 1
    This Christmas event in Maryland is the highlight of the holiday season. Get a prime view of more than 50 school bands, horses, antique cars, and holiday floats parading down Coastal Highway.
  • Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk | December 2
    Walk or run through more than a million lights at Northside Park in the fifth annual Jingle Bell 5K. After the race, snag your shirt, snack on cookies and hot chocolate, and ride through the sparkling lights on the Winterfest Express.

Ocean City New Year’s Eve Parties

  • New Year’s Eve Celebration | December 31
    One of the best Ocean City New Year’s Eve parties around, this celebration includes live entertainment, hot chocolate, and a fireworks show among the Winterfest of Lights. Watch the ball drop with your loved ones.
  • 25th Annual Penguin Swim | January 1
    Jump in the ocean to benefit the area’s Atlantic General Hospital. This New Year’s event in Maryland features a costume contest, carnival games, activities, prizes, and more.

Enjoy all these holiday events in Maryland and find a great home away from home this Christmas and New Year’s through Vantage Vacation Rentals. Book your vacation today!

Belmont Towers

Belmont Towers: Fun Central in Ocean City

Great Location = Great Vacation


If you can turn your head, you can enjoy a great vacation in Ocean City. Without ever leaving your private balcony at Belmont Towers, you’ll find you’re already in the middle of everything. Car shows. Fireworks. Concerts. Parades. Festivals. And the aroma of Fisher’s Popcorn and Thrasher’s French Fries drifting by on the breeze – tempting you to grab a bite to eat.  Located in downtown Ocean City, right next to the world famous boardwalk, this is Ocean City’s premier location.

Luxury Condos & Townhomes


Whether you’re staying on the oceanfront side of Belmont Towers or the north and south sides facing the Bay, Inlet, and Assateague Island, you are guaranteed to have a view like no other in Ocean City.  Relax, people watch, and soak up the sun, sea air, and classic nostalgia that this town is famous for. Choose from 2- and 3-bedroom rentals with gourmet kitchens, high-end decor, and spacious open floorplans that lead out onto furnished balconies.  Upscale amenities such as Wireless Internet, jetted soaking tubs, and wet bars enhance the experience.  Feels just like home, only better.

Head down to the beach and Boardwalk to enjoy shops, restaurants, seafood, arcade games, amusement rides, and popular events throughout the year such as Cruisin’ Ocean City, Endless Summer Cruisin’, Wine on the Beach, OC Bikefest. Springfest, Sunfest, and the OC Air Show.  During the summer months, Ocean City’s Lifesaving Station Museum located at the very south end of the Boardwalk also offers free family activities daily for young and young at heart.  These range from crafts to nautical activities to learning about local history.

Belmont Towers’ Exclusive Amenities


When you’re ready for a break in the action, stay home to enjoy Belmont Towers’ on-site rooftop pool, sundeck and putting green, as well as a sauna and 1,400 sq. ft. fitness center.  Best of all, Belmont Towers guests have the convenience of parking in a secure parking garage – no need to battle the crowds for hard-to-find parking spaces in Downtown Ocean City on a busy summer day.  Just park your car once when you arrive and walk everywhere you need to go.

  • Oceanfront and Ocean Block condos and townhomes – (click here for our entire inventory of Belmont Towers Vacation Rentals)
  • Rooftop Pool (open seasonally)
  • 11,000 sq. ft. Sun Deck with chairs and picnic tables
  • Rooftop Putting Green
  • Fitness Center/Sauna
  • Secure Parking Garage

Ready for a classic Ocean City experience?  Our Belmont Towers Vacation Rentals are in high demand and fill up fast. Browse VantageOceanCity.com today or speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (410) 732-2002 to find the perfect spot for your Ocean City vacation.

Vacation Time

Start Your Vacation When You Want

Flexible Vacation Options that Work for You

A lot of vacation spots only rent from Saturday-Saturday. With everyone coming and going at the same time, your vacation doesn’t exactly start out … like a vacation.

Maybe you’d like to start your vacation a little sooner and arrive on Friday. Maybe you have family activities on Saturday and can’t get away until Sunday. Or maybe you just can’t imagine leaving for vacation before you fix that dripping faucet.  That’s why many of our vacation properties offer you the option of a Friday-Friday or Sunday-Sunday vacation. After all, it’s your vacation. Shouldn’t you be the one who decides when it starts?

To enjoy the vacation you want when you want and avoid the Ocean City Saturday changeover,  simply search our website for alternate check-in dates or speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (410) 723-2002.  Or scroll down for a few of our featured properties!

Fantastic Friday-Friday Rentals

  • Acropolis 4 – 3-BR/3.5-BA/Sleeps 8 – Previously featured as a “prestigious property” in Coastal Style magazine, this opulent 3,000-SqFt oceanfront penthouse (63rd St.) has upgrades galore and is the perfect spot for watching sunrises! Step outside of the luxurious living room or master bedroom onto an extra-large oceanfront balcony. There are exquisite finishes at every turn, including “Old World-style” stone work, tumbled-travertine floor tiles, and custom Hubbardton Forge lighting – so gorgeous! Additional amenities include a private elevator, gourmet chef’s kitchen with Viking Professional Series appliances, and rooftop deck with hot tub.  Guests have direct access to the beach from over the dune crossing.

  • Belmont Towers 708 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 8 – Located along the south end of the Boardwalk (side unit), this updated condo has beautiful, south-facing views of the ocean, inlet, bay, and Assateague Island in the distance.   Guests enjoy an upgraded kitchen, flat-screen TVs, Rooftop Pool, Fitness Center, Sauna, Putting Green, and secure Parking Garage.  You are just a 1/2-block from the beach, boardwalk, rides, and restaurants – a perfect spot when visiting during Cruisin’ OC, Endless Summer Cruisin’, Springfest, Sunfest, OC Bikefest, Wine on the Beach, and more.  This unit is also available to rent for 3- or 4-night stays from Mon-Fri or Fri-Mon.

  • Sunset Island, 17 Sunset Island Dr. – 4-BR/3 Full & 2 Half-BA/Sleeps 10 – Enjoy laid-back island living in this gated bayfront resort on 67th St.  Located next door to the Corner Store and the Pond and Fountains, this spacious townhome would be a great spot for a relaxing family vacation.  Sunset Island’s Indoor/Outdoor Pools, Clubhouse, Private Bayfront Beach, Fitness Center, Restaurant, and more are less than 3 blocks away.  This unit is also available to rent for 3- or 4-night stays from Mon-Fri or Fri-Mon.

Super Sunday-Sunday Rentals

  • Sunset Island, 14 Shore Point Dr. – 6-BR/4.5-BA/Sleeps 12 – Gorgeous decor, comfortable furnishings, and spacious rooms make this home the perfect place for vacation memories.  Located on a quaint, tree-lined street just a few homes from the bay, this part of the island is peaceful and relaxing.  Amenities include an extra large gourmet kitchen, 7 flat-screen TVs, private garage and more.  Just a short walk from Sunset Island’s Indoor/Outdoor Pools, Clubhouse, Private Bayfront Beach, Fitness Center, and Restaurant.

  • Meridian 504W – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 10 – Located ocean block in Mid-Town Ocean City (60th St.), this luxurious condo features 2 Master Bedrooms and 2 extra large balconies with beautiful beach-to-bay views.  Enjoy upscale decor, a gourmet kitchen, and flat-screen TVs in the living room and all bedrooms.  Guests of Meridian also have the benefit of an Outdoor Pool, Fitness Center and short walk to some of the area’s best restaurants and night-life such as Fager’s Island, Seacrets and more.  This unit is also available to rent for 3- or 4-night stays from Sun-Thur or Thur-Sun.

  • Top View 2N – 3-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 7 – Stay Oceanfront in this updated condo on 43rd St.  Wake up to beautiful sunrises on the private balcony while sipping your morning coffee.  Amenities include a modern kitchen, fresh decor, big flat-screen TV, and direct access to the beach over the dune crossing. Also just a short walk from the Convention Center, Seacrets, and dozens of shops and restaurants.

With summer just around the corner, our Ocean City vacation rentals are filling up fast. Browse VantageOceanCity.com today or speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (410) 73-2002 to find the perfect spot for your Ocean City vacation.

Ocean City Boardwalk

Spring into Fun Ocean City Events

So many reasons to come to Ocean City this Spring!

If you’ve never visited Ocean City in the Spring, you don’t know what you’re missing. Beyond the beauty of the ocean and the tranquility of the beach, you’ll find music, art, food and events large and small for couples and families.  Vantage Vacation Rentals invites you to get your toes in the sand and enjoy this wonderful time of year when there are less crowds, mild temperatures, and low off-season rates.

Vantage boasts a wide variety of condos, townhomes, and houses throughout town — from North Ocean City and nearby Fenwick Island, DE to the Boardwalk Area at the southern tip of the island.  We also have rentals in West Ocean City and Ocean Pines, as well as properties that are within walking distance of all the action at the Inlet Parking Lot and Roland E. Powell Convention Center — where many of Ocean City’s most popular events are held.  Here are just a few of the great events happening between now and Memorial Day.  To find more, visit http://ococean.com/events.

February

Reach the Beach Nationals: Rec & School
February 23-25 – Dance teams compete for a national championship title.

St. Patrick’s Soccer Tournaments
Feb 23-Mar 18 – Over 170 teams will play over four weekends at the 30th annual indoor soccer tournament.

March

Home, Condo & Outdoor Show plus Art & Craft Fair
March 16-18 – Hundreds of remodeling pros, as well as artists and crafters with gift ideas.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
March 17 – Ocean City’s famous parade featuring marching units, floats, local celebrities — and yours truly, the Vantage Vacation Rentals staff (riding on our very own float this year)!  Festivities include a fun festival with food, drink and merriment.

Reach the Beach Nationals: All-Star Prep
March 24 – Dance teams compete for a national championship title.

Easter Art & Craft Show and Kids Fun Fair
March 30-31 – Art & Craft Show exhibitors will display unique handcrafted items. The fair will feature continuous activities, including a visit from Beany the Easter Bunny.

April

Reach the Beach Nationals: All-Star College
April 6-8 – Dance teams compete for a national championship title.

Komen MD Ocean City Race for the Cure
April 14 – Seventh annual walk/run to benefit local breast health programs and national research.

Spring Restaurant Week
April 15-29 – Local restaurants feature special, fixed-price menus.

Maryland International Kite Expo
April 27-29 – Three days of kite flying, exhibitions, demonstrations and children’s games on the beach.

OC Island to Island Half Marathon/5K
April 28 – Half Marathon runners will start on Assateague Island and finish their 13.1 miles at the Ocean City Inlet, while 5k runners will run on the Ocean City Boardwalk, finishing in the same location as the Half Marathon runners.

May

Springfest
May 3-6 – Huge annual event with live music (Trace Adkins, Bret Michaels and Rolling Stones cover band Satisfaction), crafts, food and more.

Crab Soup Cook-off & Festival
May 12 – This family event includes local professional chefs competing for the title of “Best Crab Soup.” As well as live entertainment and exhibits.

Beachfest Volleyball Festival
May 12-13 – Indoor volleyball tournament that drew over 200 teams in 2017.

Cruisin’ Ocean City
May 17-20 – This popular car show, now in its 28th year, will feature over 3,400 hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars, as well as live entertainment, celebrity guests, boardwalk parades and a manufacturers’ vendor midway.  Classic 60s band Herman’s Hermits, led by Peter Noone, will make an appearance during the weekend on May 17th.

Spring Arts & Crafts Show
May 26-27 – Weekend craft show featuring arts and crafts, as well as handmade chocolates, fudge and dip mixes.

Plan your Spring getaway to Ocean City at VantageOceanCity.com.  Or give our Vacation Coordinators a call at (410) 723-2002 – we would be happy to help you find the rental that’s just right for you!

Fall in Love with the Beach

Fall in Love with Ocean City

Temperatures May Drop, but Fall Events Heat Up

Dusting off school books, raking up leaves, and enjoying football on TV – who says vacations are just for the summer? Fall is the best time of year and even better in Ocean City! Forget the traffic, skip the lines, and enjoy life at a slower pace. Ocean City offers fall vacation deals for every budget.  With off-season temperatures in the 60s-70s, the local events never stop. From food festivals to car shows to Halloween traditions, visitors will fall in love with the shore.

September

  • 9/11 Parade of Brothers Motorcycle Ride  – Join riders from across the country in a memorial boardwalk parade.
  • 9/14-17 OC Bikefest – From the Boardwalk to the Convention Center to the Inlet, Bikefest promises great times with bands, stunt bikes, vendors, food & beverages.
  • 9/21-24 43rd Annual Sunfest & Sunfest Kite Festival – Celebrate fall in style! Enjoy the four-day event full of delicious food, arts and crafts, live music, rides, activities for the kids & more.
  • 9/22-23 13th Annual Sand Castle Home Tour – Spend the day touring ten of Ocean City’s most beautiful homes for a great cause, the Art League of OC!
  • 9/29-30 22nd Annual Wine on the Beach – Treat your taste buds! Start off your stress free weekend wining on the beach.

October

  • 10/5-8 20th Annual Endless Summer Crusin’– Car enthusiasts will love this event with over 2,000 Hot Rods, Wild Customs, and Trick Trucks at the Convention Center.
  • 10/21 O.C.toberfest Howl-o-ween Pet Parade Show – Ocean City goes to dogs, cats & any other family pet! Break out your best costume and join over 140 pet and owners alike for the Howl-o-ween Pet Parade.
  • 10/21-22 & 28-29 O.C.toberfest Halloween Beach Maze – Test your navigation skills in Ocean City’s largest beach maze!
  • 10/28 Great Pumpkin Race – Take the whole family to the Great Pumpkin Race: OC Edition! Creating your finest pumpkin race car and take part in this wacky down-hill race.

November

  • 11/16 – 12/31 Winterfest of LightsHop aboard the Winterfest Express for the best tour of the one million Christmas light display. Enjoy festive music, hot chocolate, gift shops & pictures with Santa!

Plan your fall getaway to Ocean City at VantageOceanCity.com.  Or give our Vacation Coordinators a call at (410) 723-2002 – we would be happy to help you find the rental that’s just right for you!

Movies on the Beach

Fun & Free Activities in Ocean City, MD

Don’t Miss these Fun & Free Activities

With all the expenses involved in planning a vacation, it’s great to know that there are lots of fun things to do once you get to Ocean City, MD that don’t cost anything at all. In addition to our free beaches, the town of Ocean City and the surrounding area offer a variety of free activities ranging from exciting to educational. Several areas around town that you definitely don’t want to miss are our parks and piers that are great sources of recreation. Be sure to check out Northside Park located bayside on 126th St. in North Ocean City, which is home to scenic walking paths, ball fields, a huge playground, an outdoor fitness area, a fishing and crabbing pier, and hundreds of events throughout the year. If you’re staying in the downtown area, then spend an afternoon at the 3rd Street Park, which features basketball courts, ball fields, a playground, a bayfront fishing pier, and the Ocean Bowl Skate Park (small fee required). Stuck with a hot or rainy day? Ocean City also has some fun free activities of the indoor variety, such as Ocean City Center for the Arts, the Assateague Island Visitors’ Center, and the Fenwick Island Lighthouse.

Free Activities Every Day of the Week

No matter what days of the week you are visiting, Ocean City has you covered with fun and free activities that will get you out and about to enjoy the area and your time together.

Daily

  • Family Program at Lifesaving Station Museum – Located on the south end of the Boardwalk, the Ocean City Lifesaving Station Museum holds a different family activity every morning at 10:00 a.m. with interesting topics about marine life, history, and more.
  • 100 Nights of Lights – NEW!  Boardwalk-goers will be treated to a beautiful light display as high-powered searchlights accent the sky with color while dancing in time to music.

Sundays

  • Sundaes in the Park – Bring a blanket or beach chair to Northside Park for Live Music and Entertainment followed by fireworks while enjoying your own ice cream sundae creation (small fee for ice cream).
  • OC Cruzers Car Display (Downtown) – Cruise down memory lane at this classic car show on Somerset St. accompanied by live music or entertainment.  Owners of the vehicles will be available to mingle and educate spectators about their cars.  Held from 2:30-6:00 p.m. on 6/4, 6/18, 7/16, 8/13, 9/10 & 9/24.

Mondays

  • Movies on the Beach (27th St.) – Pull up a beach chair or blanket and enjoy a full-feature family movie on the beach.  Some of the popular movies on the Movie Schedule this summer are Frozen, Finding Dory, Moana, and more.
  • Beach Fireworks (Downtown) – Join us for a festive fireworks display along the boardwalk at 10:30 p.m. in the area of N. Division Street (July 10-Sept. 4).

Tuesdays

  • Family Beach Olympics (27th St.) – Come out for some family fun and competition on the beach, such as sand castle contests, tug-of-war, and relay races. For more info, call (410) 250-0125.
  • OC Beach Dance Party (Downtown) – Bring your dancing shoes or just relax and enjoy the show as Ocean City presents free live entertainment hosted by DJ Batman on the Caroline Street Stage.

Wednesdays

  • Movies on the Beach (118th St.) – Pull up a beach chair or blanket and enjoy a full-feature family movie on the beach.  Some of the popular movies on the Movie Schedule this summer are Back to the Future, The Secret Life of Pets, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and more.
  • Beach Fireworks (Downtown) – Join us for a festive fireworks display along the boardwalk at 10:30 p.m. in the area of N. Division Street (July 10-Sept. 4).

Thursdays

  • Sunset Park Party Nights – Enjoy free live entertainment while watching the sun set over the Isle of Wight Bay (food and beverages available for sale).

Fridays

  • Movies on the Beach (27th St.) – Pull up a beach chair or blanket and enjoy a full-feature family movie on the beach.  Some of the popular movies on the Movie Schedule this summer are Frozen, Finding Dory, Moana, and more.

All the fun, excitement, and relaxation of summer is just around the corner! If you haven’t booked your Ocean City vacation, now is the time to do it. Browse VantageOceanCity.com to find your perfect vacation rental, or speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (410) 723-2002 today.

Fourth of July

Top 4 Reasons to Celebrate July 4th at the Beach

Red, White & You | July 4th in Ocean City, MD

What could be more all-American than spending July 4th at the beach in Ocean City, MD? Recently named one of the Top 10 Travelers’ Choice Beaches in the U.S. by TripAdvisor (the only one on the list not in Florida or Hawaii), Ocean City is known for its clean beach, family-friendly atmosphere, and multitude of activities and events. Read on to find out why you need to spend your holiday here:

  1. Freedom

    Celebrate your freedom in the place that makes you feel free! There’s nothing like having the sun on your face and sand between your toes to help you appreciate the freedom we have here in the U.S.A.  Enjoy a moment of solitude as you listen to the waves and remember those who have fought for our freedom and continue to defend it today.

  2. Fireworks

    Bring a chair or a blanket and you’ve got the best seat in the house for fireworks in Ocean City, MD. Fireworks displays will be held at several locations around town on July 4th. Visitors staying in the downtown area will be dazzled all along the Boardwalk as fireworks light up the night in the area of North Division Street at 9:30 p.m. If you’re staying in North Ocean City, then Northside Park (126th St.) is the place to be. This scenic 58-acre recreation area has plenty of grassy areas to view fireworks over the bay. In mid-town Ocean City, Seacrets will have its own fireworks display at approximately 9 p.m. Relax in the sand with a drink in your hand as live music plays across multiple stages and fireworks are shot from a barge on the bay. Guests staying in Ocean Pines can also watch fireworks on July 3rd at 9:15 p.m. at nearby Berlin Falls Park in quaint Berlin, MD. This classic event also features activities and vendors across the street at the Burley Oak Brewing Company.

  3. Festivities

    The Ocean City area keeps the party going all day long with fun entertainment and activities. Start the day at 8 a.m. in Ocean Pines at the Freedom 5K, a family-friendly race around Veterans Memorial Park to benefit “Athletes Serving Athletes.” After the race, participants can stay for the Ocean Pines July 4th Celebration from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with waterslides, carnival games, and concessions. Assateague Island State Park will join in the fun with a 4th of July Bike Parade from the Ranger Station to the Nature Center, followed hot dogs and prizes for the best bike decorations (call 410-641-2918 for info). Finally, guests can finish the day with free live entertainment taking place prior to the Ocean City fireworks displays at 8:00 p.m. The Northside Park celebration will feature “Mike Hines and The Look” (high energy pop, hip hop, R & B, Motown and more), while the downtown celebration on N. Division St. will feature “Triple Rail Turn” (modern country).

  4. Food

    What’s a birthday party without the food? Ocean City offers ten miles of restaurants, from fine dining to casual cuisine. For some fresh Eastern Shore crabs, stop by Hooper’s Crab House in West Ocean City for a classic crab-picking experience or a bushel of crabs to eat at home. If you’re looking for a fun and family-friendly island atmosphere, check out Fishtales in the downtown area of Ocean City (21st St. and the bay) for delicious appetizers, entrees and drinks. At 1:00 p.m., Fishtales will also host contestants competing for $1,500 and the title of “Top Dog” at their annual Hot Dog eating contest. When it comes to nightlife, check out Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill’s Red-White-Blue themed party at 10:00 p.m. on 54th St.

The 4th of July is only five short weeks away and our vacation rentals are filling up fast! If you haven’t booked your Ocean City vacation, now is the time to do it. Visit VantageOceanCity.com or give us a call at (410) 723-2002 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot.

Ocean City Fireworks

Ocean City Events About to Heat Up

Don’t Miss These Ocean City Events!

Time to put away the snow boots and break out your flip-flops! Spring has returned to Ocean City, MD, bringing with it some glorious, unseasonably warm weather with quite a few days in the 80s and 90s. There is a happy buzz around town as the beach, Boardwalk, and all your favorite hot spots come back to life. Just like the temperature, Ocean City events are starting to heat up, as well. From car fests to art shows, visitors will be able to enjoy all of their favorite annual events in addition to some exciting new ones.

May

  • 5/4-7 Springfest – Kick off the season at this festival of music, food, crafts, and fun family activities.
  • 5/14 Mother’s Day Winecation *NEW! – Treat mom to an afternoon of wine tasting at Sunset Park while supporting several worthy causes.
  • 5/18-21 Cruisin’ Ocean City – Come out for some high-octane fun as over 3,500 hot rods, street machines, and classic cars cruise into town for this popular car show.
  • 5/27-9/4 100 Nights of Lights *NEW! – Introducing Ocean City’s new lighting attraction with high-powered lights that will dance and sway across the sky to musical selections.
  • 5/27-28 Spring Arts and Crafts Show – Stop by the Convention Center during Memorial Day Weekend to browse beautiful handmade items, such as jewelry, wooden crafts, candles, and home décor.

June

  • 6/10-11 OC Car & Truck Show – Car enthusiasts will love this event of cool custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. Enjoy live entertainment, vendors, kids’ activities, and more at the Convention Center.
  • 6/17-18 OC Air Show – Don’t miss this adrenaline-inducing weekend of aerial feats by military and civilian performers, such as the famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels, F-22 Raptor, and Geico Skytypers.
  • 6/18-21 MD State Firemen’s Association Convention – Attend four days of exhibits, seminars, and training opportunities that culminate in a parade (Wednesday, June 21st) celebrating 125 years of emergency service in Maryland.
  • 6/18 Father’s Day Fatherhood Beer Festival *NEW! – Take dad for an afternoon of ales, lagers, stouts, pilsners, and more at this beer-tasting event held at Sunset Park.
  • 6/24-25 Art’s Alive – Stroll around the lagoon at Northside Park to see (and buy) beautiful artwork displayed by over 100 artists. Enjoy food, live music, and free kids’ activities.

July

  • 7/4 July 4th Fireworks – Ring in America’s birthday in the nation’s best beach town. Ocean City will hold a free concert at 8:00 p.m. followed by fireworks at the Boardwalk and Northside Park.
  • 7/10-9/4 Beach Fireworks – Come out for a festive display of fireworks that will light up the sky every Monday and Tuesday night in the downtown Boardwalk area.
  • 7/14-16 OC Tuna Tournament – Over 100 boats will vie for over $500,000 in cash at the world’s largest tuna tournament. Stop by the docks to watch the boats come in for weigh-ins and enjoy some food and live entertainment.
  • 7/28-31 Greek Festival – The Convention Center will be transformed into a celebration of all things Greek, including delicious food, authentic dancing, and vendors displaying jewelry, art, and more.

August

  • 8/7-11 White Marlin Open – One of Ocean City’s claims to fame! Come watch all the excitement at Harbour Island Marina as over 300 boats compete at the world’s largest billfish tournament.
  • 8/9-13 Artists Paint OC: A Plein Air Event – Sponsored by the Art League of Ocean City, this creative event attracts artists from all over to set up their easels and paint scenic views of the area.
  • 8/19 Wings and Wheels Expo – Held at the Ocean City Airport, this annual event displays a variety of private aircraft, custom cars, and antique military vehicles.
  • 8/23 Beach Boys Concert – Join one of America’s most iconic musical groups – The Beach Boys – for some “good vibrations” at the beautiful new OC Performing Arts Center.
  • 8/24-27 OC Jeep Week – Experience Jeep culture at this family fun event that features vendors, entertainment, kids’ activities, off-road courses, vintage Jeep displays, and a 250-Jeep “beach crawl” along the sand.

Vantage properties are filling up quickly during these popular Ocean City events, so now is the best time to book! Browse VantageOceanCity.com or give us a call at (410) 723-2002 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot.

Ocean City Restaurant Week

Ocean City Restaurant Week | April 23-May 7

Eat Your Way Through Ocean City

Mark your calendars for Ocean City Restaurant Week happening April 23rd – May 7th. Let Ocean City wine and dine you during this week of delectable culinary experiences that range from casual to fine dining. Satisfy your taste buds by venturing out to try some new cuisine, as well as finding comfort in your old favorites. Oysters, crabs, Italian cuisine, fried chicken, you name it – Ocean City has it. In addition to their regular menus, participating restaurants offer special fixed price menu options in the amounts of $10, $20, $30, or $40. This delicious week is very popular, so we highly recommend making reservations in advance. Below are just a few of the remarkable restaurants participating in Ocean City Restaurant Week (with more restaurants being added as the event gets closer):

Ocean City Restaurant Week Events


Bloody Mary Contest (April 23rd) – Join us in celebrating the best Bloody Marys around! From 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., party it up with Ocean 98.1 FM radio at Seacrets Jamaica, USA. Donate $10 and receive a chance to vote on the Best Overall Bloody Mary, the Spiciest Bloody Mary, and Best Presentation. Guests must be at least 21 years old to attend.

Phil Perdue “The Piano Man” (April 27th-28th) – Enjoy a fine dining experience with Phil Perdue “The Piano Man” on the grand piano at the Captain’s Table Restaurant. This venue is located in the Courtyard Marriott on 15th St. along the beautiful Ocean City Boardwalk. They have a great bar selection, and you must try the crab cakes! Guests will be treated to live music from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Don’t forget the missing ingredient for your Ocean City Restaurant Week getaway: a fantastic vacation rental at low, off-season rates. Give us a call at (410) 723-2002 to speak with a Vacation Coordinators or browse VantageOceanCity.com today!

Cruisin' Ocean City

Cruisin’ Ocean City Rolls in May 18th-21st

The 27th Annual Cruisin’ Ocean City

Calling all car enthusiasts! One of Ocean City’s most popular spring events is just around the corner, and you don’t want to miss it. The Cruisin’ Ocean City car show event will be held May 18th-21st, with an exciting lineup of attractions, vendors, awards, and entertainment taking place at the Ocean City Inlet and Roland E. Powell Convention Center. Various local businesses in and around Ocean City will join in with their own car shows and events, as well, creating a high-octane atmosphere of fun.

Boardwalk Parades Thursday-Saturday

The highlight of the weekend, of course, is the cars! Over 3,500 hot rods, customs, street machines and classic cars will descend upon the area with chrome polished and engines revving. Be sure to check out the car parades on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings on the Boardwalk. Staging begins at 7:00 AM on 27th Street, with parades starting at 8:00 AM and running south to the Inlet. You’ll think you’ve traveled back in time as cars and trucks of all styles and time periods cruise on by.

Special Guests and Live Entertainment

This year’s special guests include Erik Estrada of classic TV show “CHiPs” and Ryan Evans of the hit TV show “Counting Cars,” who will both be signing autographs and greeting fans throughout the weekend. For guests visiting on Thursday night, there will also be a live performance at the Convention Center by musical guests “Under the Streetlamp.” Comprised of former members of the hit Broadway show Jersey Boys, this group will dazzle the crowd with a night of sweet harmonies as they perform everyone’s favorite Doo Wop, Motown, and old time Rock ‘n’ Roll hits.

Best Places to Stay When Cruisin’

If you’re looking to be right where the action is for Cruisin’ Ocean City, Vantage Vacation Rentals offers a variety of vacation rentals within walking distance of the Inlet and Convention Center. Guests who are bringing their own classic cars to the event will be glad to know that we also have a number of homes with private garages to keep your “baby” safe during the weekend.

  • Belmont Towers 607 – 3-BR/2.5-BA/Sleeps 10 – Watch car parades right from your private balcony. This luxurious condo offers beautiful north-facing views of the beach and boardwalk, and is just 2 blocks from the Inlet (Dorchester St.).
  • Nowalk to the Inlet A – 4-BR/2.5-BA/Sleeps 10 – Stay in the heart of Downtown Ocean City just 2.5 blocks from the Boardwalk and Inlet area.  This lovely condo was recently updated with flat-screen TVs and newly-remodeled kitchen.  Park your car once when you arrive and then walk everywhere you need to go! (Dorchester St.).
  • Bradley on the Bay 132G – 1-BR/1-BA/Sleeps 6 – Conveniently located just a block from the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, this bayfront condo is well-equipped and features a bayfront dock area (38th St.).
  • Makai 106 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Enjoy a relaxing getaway in this lovely bayfront condo with beautiful bay views, indoor pool solarium, and easy access to the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, located just one block away (41st St.).
  • Sunset Island 8 Beach Walk Lane – 4-BR/2.5-BA/Sleeps 10 – Just a short drive from the Convention Center and Downtown area, this spacious four-story townhome features a private garage and is located in a gated bayside community with an indoor pool (67th St.).
  • Sunset Island 15 Fountain Dr. W. – 5-BR/4.5-BA/Sleeps 12 – Located within a gated bayside community with indoor pool, this exquisite four-story townhome has a private garage and beautiful views of the pond and fountains from the upper deck (67th St.).

Vantage properties are filling up quickly for Cruisin’ Ocean City, so now is the best time to book! Browse VantageOceanCity.com or give us a call at (410) 723-2002 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot. Visit the Cruisin’ Ocean City website for more details about this popular event weekend.