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Summer Activities for Free in Ocean City, MD

When you visit Ocean City, Maryland this summer, plenty of free family-friendly activities are available all summer long! Rain or shine, we promise to keep you entertained. Finding a hotel near all the action can be a challenge, but the Grand Hotel is conveniently located on the historic Ocean City Boardwalk and provides spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. 

The Grand Hotel amenities are appealing to all ages and our concierge services can help point you in the right direction for restaurants, recreation, and more! Wondering what activities are available? We’ll tell you! 

Free Family Fun in OCMD 

1. Free Summer Programs 

Within walking distance from the Grand Hotel, the OC Life-Saving Station Museum provides free summer programs that are available thru August 25, 2023. The museum is located at the end of the Boardwalk near the inlet. These programs begin at 10:00 am and last about 30 minutes recurring weekly every day except Sunday. Activities include learning the history of our surfmen, beach safety, knot tying, types of sharks, land formation, and aquarium feeding!

2. Sunset Park Party Nights 

The Grand Hotel is several blocks from Sunset Park which hosts a free concert every Thursday night from 7:00-9:00 pm. This event is free fun for all ages! Come dance the night away as the sun sets and support local artists as they jam out on stage!

3. Sundaes in the Park & Fireworks 

Spend your Sunday evening listening to live music in the picturesque Northside Park from 7:00-9:00 pm. The best thing about Sundaes in the Park is the delicious ice cream! Cold ice cream and beverages are available for purchase at this free event. We invite families to sit back and enjoy the music and fireworks during this weekly night of entertainment!

4. Fireworks Along the Boardwalk

Get a front-row seat at the Grand Hotel when fireworks launch every Monday at 9:30 pm on the boardwalk. Gather with friends and family to witness these vibrant colors illuminating the sky during this captivating show! Complete your Ocean City Experience with fireworks along the Boardwalk and create memories that will last a lifetime. 

5. Movies on the Beach

Enjoy an unforgettable summer experience with free movies on the beach! Sit back for a movie on the big screen with waves crashing in the background. This event is open to all ages and admission is free! Snuggle up with your blanket, bring a chair, and get cozy as we project family-friendly films and beloved classics on 27th Street.

6. OC Beach Dance Party

Join the OC Beach Dance Party that occurs every Monday from 7:30-9:30 pm. This event is free and everyone is invited to dance the evening away! Enjoy music by local DJs at Ocean City’s Caroline Street Stage on the beach by the Boardwalk. Come bust a move with your friends and family when you visit OCMD! 


Book your stay at the Grand Hotel and be a part of all the action! Create the ultimate vacation experience with all the fun free events Ocean City has to offer.