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Full Calendar of Spring Events in Ocean City

Full Calendar of Spring Events in Ocean City


Easter falls in March this year, and that will make for a fast start to the spring calendar of family-friendly special events in Ocean City.

The fun kicks off with Market Madness on March 9 and 10 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Ocean City’s Boardwalk and Downtown Merchants Associations created the event in 2020, and it brings together all of the city’s favorite stores under one roof for two days of pre-season shopping specials.

The Music Pier will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (March 9) and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday (March 10) for the event.

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Ocean City High School to assist businesses in filling seasonal employment positions.

The Ocean City Job Fair is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Ocean City Music Pier. The event is open to everyone and the Chamber strongly encourages employers and potential employees to sign up now. Businesses can register to participate and students can register to attend by calling the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce at 609-399-1412.

The Great Egg Hunts will return to the Boardwalk from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on March 23 and March 30. The events invite families with children to stop by participating Boardwalk stores in a hunt for eggs filled with treats and prizes. Rain dates are March 24 and March 31.

Boardwalk merchants give out eggs filled with candy and toys during the Great Egg Hunt. (Photo courtesy of Ocean City)

Easter Sunday on March 31 will start with the traditional non-denominational Sunrise Service by the sea at 6:30 a.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. The Philly Keys will perform their hit Dueling Pianos Show starting at noon in front of the Music Pier, while the Easter Bunny will meet and greet children and be available for photos in an Ocean City lifeguard boat from noon to 2 p.m.

The family fun continues throughout April with the following events:

April 5-7 – Girls Weekend: Girls Weekend on downtown Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 14th Street includes shopping and dining specials all weekend, accommodation packages, wellness classes, and more. The event kicks off with a Fashion Show on Friday evening (tickets). Call 609-399-1412 for more information.

April 6-7 – OC Con Comic Book & Memorabilia Show: Sales, special guests, cosplay and more at the Ocean City Music Pier. More information at

April 6 – OC CON Super Hero Run and Super Hero Obstacle Dash: 9 a.m. start on the Boardwalk in front of the Music Pier. Registration and information at

April 13 – Doo Dah Parade: Welcome the spring season with this comedy-themed parade complete with more than 300 basset hounds. Parade starts at noon on Asbury Avenue from Sixth Street to 12th Street, and then moves up to the Boardwalk, ending at Sixth and Boardwalk.

April 20 – Sports Memorabilia Show: Sales and special guests at the Ocean City Music Pier.

April 27 – Ocean City Schools Art Showcase: See artwork on display from local Ocean City School District students and meet the artists. Event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier.

April 27-28 – Boardwalk and Downtown Merchant Table Sales: 6th Street to 14th Street on the Boardwalk and Asbury Avenue.

The Doo Dah parade features pooches in costumes in the zany event each year. (Photo courtesy of Ocean City)