Experience ALL the FUN of 4th of July in Ocean City Maryland

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Ocean City is the place to be for celebrating the birthday of our amazing nation! If you’re looking for ways to commemorate this day, don’t worry we’ve got you covered!. We have all the events to make sure you never forget this special day!


Northside Park on 125th St. and the Beach at North Division St. will be having Free concerts for everyone! The music and fun will begin at 8:00pm in both locations. All you need to bring is your beach chairs and blankets so you can kick back and enjoy the sun, music, and this national holiday!


Beginning at 9:30 pm at both Northside Park on 125th St. and the Beach at North Division St. is Ocean City’s spectacular firework display! If you plan on going to the concerts just hang around until the fireworks start! You also don’t have to be at these locations to experience the fireworks, as long as your in Ocean City you’ll be able to see the beautiful show from anywhere that’s outside!

Restaurant/Bar Events


Seacrets will be having an all day party on 49th St. with drinks, food, and live bands! Watch Seacrets’ special fireworks beginning at 9:30 p.m., or come in the morning and plan to stay all day for all the bands and DJ’s they’ve got playing!

Fish Tales

Thursday July 4th at 1:00pm go checkout the Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest! There will be 20 participants chowing down on as many hot dogs as they can within 10 minutes. The winner will receive a cash prize! The contest is open to anyone 18 years of age and older, who qualify, and to qualify as a potential contestant you must donate $5 and eat 5 hot dogs as fast as you can. If your more of a watcher than don’t worry, because anyone can come eat and drink while watching this crazy spectacle. Stick around and enjoy the Fish Tales atmosphere after the contest. You’ll be able to see the fireworks from their outdoor beach seating!

Shenanigans Irish Pub

From 9:00pm-1:00am James Gallagher & Off the Boat will be performing to celebrate this amazing holiday! Shenanigans will be serving drinks and food during the day and into the night. You will also be able to see Ocean City’s miraculous fireworks from their outside seating. You can get the best of both worlds!

Cowboy Coast

Check out Ocean City’s only country bar that includes, Ocean City’s only mechanical bull and Cowboy’s Roadhouse with hand cut texas steaks, fresh seafood and yummy BBQ! They will also be hosting music by Fuel! Tickets are $15.00 and doors will open at 4:00pm! Live Music will start at 9:00pm! Click for more info on Cowboy Coast

Guidos Burritos

4th of July in OC at 9:00pm Guidos Burritos will be having one of their famous Bombs Away Thursday’s! There will be a ton of dancing on the bar, good music, and of course inexpensive drinks! If you’re looking to dance and have fun, you won’t want to miss out on music by DJ RobCee. The bar will also be having drinks specials that include, $3.00 bombs, beers, and tequila!!!

Other ways to Celebrate the Ocean City way

Crab Feast

Ocean City is known for our crabs and old bay, so instead of a barbeque, buy some crabs from one of our local seafood restaurants, and enjoy! There’s no better way to celebrate then by eating crabs the Maryland way, steamed in water, beer, vinegar, and then drenched in yummy spices, like old bay. If you’re looking for the perfect place to buy a bushel checkout our “Have A Crab Feast In Ocean City, MD” blog that outlines the best go to spots. It includes places such as Crabs To-Go, The Crab Bag, Belly Busters, On the Bay Seafood, and Victoria’s Seafood.

Beach Day

Pack up all your beach gear, snacks, and sunglasses, because there’s no perfect way to celebrate July 4th than soaking up the sun in the sand! Hangout at the beach all day and swim in the ocean for you vacation celebration! Bring a sweatshirt and warm clothes so you don’t have to even leave your beach day spot to enjoy the fireworks!

Head to the Ballpark

On July 4th at 6:05 PM our local minor league team, the Delmarva Shorebirds, will be taking on Hagerstown. The Perdue Stadium is located at 6400 Hobbs Rd, Salisbury, MD, and is a short ride from Ocean City, MD! You can pre-purchase tickets online or buy them once you get there. There will also be snacks, drinks, and apparel available to purchase at the stadium! Make sure to stick around for the end of the game for the spectacular fireworks show that will celebrate our national holiday! https://www.milb.com/delmarva

Shop ‘til you Drop

Head to the Ocean City outlets in West Ocean City, and checkout all the amazing stores and places to eat! They have numerous stores for you to get that festive 4th of July outfit or just to add on to your closet! American Eagle Outfitters, Gap Outlet, Nike Outlet, Adidas Outlet, Marshalls, Crocs, and Chico’s are a few of the stores that our outlets have to offer!

Run in the Sun

The 8th Annual Freedom 5k on July 4th at 8:00AM will start and end at the South Ocean Pines Veterans memorials. The race and timing will be ran by OC Tri-Running and is routed through the beautiful Ocean Pines. Participants are encouraged to dress up in their best USA gear to show your pride! Did I mention the best-dressed gets a prize?! There will also be prizes given out for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for each division! You can pre-register for $25.00 or register the day of for $35.00. Register online at www.raceentry.com, in person at the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department, or by phone at 410-641-7052. Pre-registration pick-up will be held on July 3, 4-6pm.