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Raven Lunatics Beach Bash and Parade (5/30 – 6/1)

Ravens Beach Bash, Ocean City, MD

In Maryland, we love our Baltimore Ravens and we love “goin’ down dee ocean.” We also love parades. Every year, we put them all together for the Ravens Beach Bash and Baltimore Ravens Roost Paradein Ocean City. Now in its eighth year, this event draws Baltimore Ravens fans from far and wide, including attendees from over 50 different Ravens Roosts in Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Come show some love to the two-time Super Bowl champs and help paint Ocean City, MD, purple during three days of fanatical fun.

Thursday, May 30

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat tailgate-themed buffet

Get your Ravens celebration off to a fast start at the Beach Bash Kickoff Tailgate at the Clarion Hotel. The party goes from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Help yourself to the all-you-can-eat tailgate-themed buffet. There’s a DJ to keep you moving along with free giveaways all night. You’ll mingle with Ravens alumni players, cheerleaders, mascots and fellow fans

Friday, May 31

Rise and shine for Bacon & Beer

Rise and shine for Bacon & Beer during the live remote broadcast of the legendary 98 Rock Morning Show. Expect four hours of the unexpected with Justin, Scott and Spiegel from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Things only improve from there, as the Miller Lite Beach Bash Pub Tour gets rolling from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. You’ll make your own draught picks as shuttle buses run continuously to six participating pubs: 

  • The Greene Turtle
  • Sunset Grille
  • Hooters
  • Micky Fins
  • Crab Alley
  • Harborside Bar & Grill

Registered participants get drink specials, a T-shirt, other free swag and chances to win Ravens tickets and autographed memorabilia. Sorry kids, this event is for fans 21 and over only.

Saturday, June 1

Enjoy the purple spectacle fireworks and laser light show!

This is the big one—the Baltimore Ravens Roost Annual Parade. From 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., revelers line Baltimore Avenue (of course!) between 19th and 26th streets in the downtown area of Ocean City. Fans will be treated to a procession of bands, floats and Ravens-related participants, including alumni and cheerleaders. There may even be a Poe sighting! And then there’s the true MVPs—the 50+ member roosts showing their team spirit.

Then it’s time to step off the sidelines and into the action during the Ravens Beach Bash from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Assemble a squad and head to the beach to show off your skills in the Ravens Beach Bash Flag Football Tournament. It’s a five-on-five format for players 21 and above.

There’s plenty of fun for all ages at the Bash, with all kinds of beach games, inflatables, giveaways, player appearances and a DJ spinning tunes the whole time. After you squeeze in a quick nap, suit up and close out the weekend with Ravens Light the Beach from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Enjoy the purple spectacle featuring fireworks and a laser light show, a huge bonfire and dance parties with live music.

Find your nesting place

Wake up to a gorgeous sunrise on your private balcony.

Want to stay close to the fun for the Baltimore Ravens Beach Bash and still have plenty of room for your whole team? Huddle up with Vantage. Our all-star reservation specialists will help you score a winning property and an awesome vacation experience in Ocean City with your fellow Raven lunatics.  

We still have availability (and great rates) for several popular properties, including. Make the right call. Contact Vantage today at 410-723-2002. Or browse all available properties and book direct at www.VantageOceanCity.com. Remember, booking direct through Vantage ensures you get the lowest rates and the best selection.

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.comEasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

St. Patrick's Day dogs

Ocean City St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Activities

Break out the bagpipes and make your plans for a fun and memorable St. Patrick’s Day weekend. As one of the most festive holidays in the area, the full Ocean City St. Patrick’s Day weekend calendar of events includes everything from sports tournaments and races to parades and restaurant openings. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate the luck of the Irish with your friends and family, Ocean City has something everyone will love.

In fact, there are so many OC St. Patty’s Day events, you simply won’t be able to do them all. So we’re making it easier to plan with a map to the pot o’ gold – that is, some of the most popular events in town.

40th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival | Saturday, March 16

Ocean City St. Patricks Day Parade
Photo credit: OceanCity.com

Show your Irish pride (no matter where you’re from) and get your fix of green floats, shamrocks and outfits at the 40th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. Even the dogs who attend wear green! Be one of the thousands of people who line up along Coastal Highway to watch 100 entries from three states strut their stuff.

This is the place to be to enjoy traditional Irish marching bands and music, cheer for the most spirited floats and catch a glimpse of local Ocean City, MD, celebrities. See who the judges loved after the parade, where awards will be given out for Best Marching Band, Best Motorized Unit, Best Commercial Float and other categories.

The parade is just the beginning. The festival continues throughout the day with live music, dancing, Irish-inspired food and drinks. Treat your family to face painting and games; treat yourself to a raffle and a pint of Guinness.

St. Patrick’s Day Boardwalk 5K | Saturday, March 16 – 9:00 a.m.

St. Patrick's Day mascot

An Ocean City, MD, tradition returns with the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Boardwalk 5K. Runners of all skill levels will start on the boardwalk, take a scenic route toward the inlet and down around the pier. Since it wouldn’t quite be a St. Patrick’s Day race without an Irish pub to mark the finish line, racers wind up at Shenanigan’s Irish Pub & Grille with a free Guinness drink ticket – and possibly an awards ribbon – in hand.

Prefer to relax instead of run? The post-race shindig at Shenanigans is part of their weekend fondly known as Paddy Bash. Savor all the corned beef and cabbage you could want, along with festive drink specials and music by James Gallagher & Off the Boat, plus featured guest bands.

Pubs and grub

There are plenty of Irish pubs, bars and restaurants in Ocean City getting in on the St. Patrick’s Day action.

HarBAR crawl begins after Saturday’s parade at 2:00 p.m. and has a shuttle running between locations for maximum party efficiency. You’ll hit Ocean City hotspots like Mad Fish Bar & Grill, Micky Fins Bar & Grill, Crab Alley and Harborside Bar & Grill, all featuring DJs, live music games and more. Planning on visiting all four locations? There’s a special prize just for you! When you’re finally ready to head home, you can get a $5 Uber voucher.

Other locals’ favorites with big St. Patrick’s Day weekend party plans, live entertainment and specials include Seacrets, Pickles Pub, Harpoon Hanna’s, Cowboy Coast, Skye Bar and Dry Dock.

Here’s one to add to your itinerary: There’s a brand-new Irish establishment opening its doors for the first time on Friday, March 15. It’s Wicomico Street’s newest party bar, The Lucky Anchor. Be there for the official grand opening party on Saturday after the St. Patrick’s Day with the legendary DJ Batman.

Book your St. Patty’s day vacay now

Ocean City St. Patrick's Day

These are just a few of the exciting St. Patrick’s Day events in Ocean City, MD. If you’re ready to start planning your celebration in OC, you don’t need luck. Just contact a Vantage reservation specialist at (410) 723-2002 to book the right accommodations for your family and friends. Or browse and book direct at www.VantageOceanCity.com. Remember, booking direct through Vantage ensures you get the lowest possible rates.

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.