Sunfest Weekend | Sept. 24-27

Enjoy 4 days of entertainment, food, arts, crafts, vendors, hayrides & family activities in one of your favorite places at the beach! Ocean City`s annual last hurrah of summer  the popular Sunfest  comes to the downtown Inlet & Boardwalk area September 24-27. Admission is FREE, with food & crafts for sale throughout the weekend.

Gin Blossoms, Spin Doctors, Wynonna & More
Tickets can also be purchased at Ticketmaster for this year`s headlining evening performances, which include 90`s hit bands Gin Blossoms & The Spin Doctors (Sat.), country legend Wynonna Judd and The Big Noise (Fri.), and classic 60`s & 70`s singer Tony Orlando (Thurs.). A smaller outdoor stage will also feature free daytime entertainment from a variety of talented local and regional musicians, with appearances by radio personality and Ocean City fixture, DJ Batman. Click here for a detailed Sunfest schedule.

Paint the Sky at Sunfest Kite Festival
While you`re in town, stroll north along the Boardwalk to take in the colorful sights of the Sunfest Kite Festival. Sponsored by The Kite Loft, this event highlights master kite flyers from around the country as they show off their skills and flying works of art. Spectators can participate in kite-making workshops, games, and kite battles. On Saturday at 1:00 p.m., The Kite Loft will be giving away free kites to the first 100 kids between the ages of 5 and 12. Visit their website for a complete Kite Festival schedule.

Looking for More Fun Activities?
Also coinciding with Sunfest are several other fun events that visitors will love.

11th Annual Sand Castle Home Tour A self-guided driving tour of 10 of the area`s most beautiful homes, taking place Sept. 24-25 from 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (tickets are $30 through Art League of OC)

Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show Be dazzled by a huge variety of artisans & vendors showing off fine & fashion jewelry, sterling silver & wire-wrapped jewelry, beads, pearls, loose gemstones, minerals, crystals, fossils & more. Admission is $5 for adults (kids 16 & under are free) at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Sept. 25-27. More info at Treasures of the Earth.

Treasure Hunt at the Beach Dig in the sand for buried treasure in front of Park Place Jewelers on 3rd St., Sept. 26 (4 p.m.) & Sept. 27 (1 p.m.). Prizes include jewelry, diamonds, gemstones & gift certificates. Register in-person at Park Place Jewelers starting on 9/23. Free entry with $15 donation to Believe in Tomorrow Children`s Foundation.

Horse & Carriage Rides Take in the sight and sounds of downtown Ocean City on a quaint horse & carriage ride. $10/person, with kids 3 & under for free. During Sunfest, rides will begin at 1st St. & the Bay near De Lazy Lizard. Call (443) 783-1409 for more info.

Celebrate the close of a fantastic summer at Sunfest! Take advantage of off-peak rental rates & our Get a Free Night deal going on now at select homes in some of our most popular communities, such as Sunset Island, Belmont Towers, Meridian & more.