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Sunfest Celebrates 45 Years in Ocean City, Maryland!

It’s September and in Ocean City, Maryland that means one thing – Sunfest time! In its 45th year, Sunfest is a staple of OCMD, bringing visitors from around the country together with locals to celebrate the town’s biggest and best festival! This year Sunfest will be held from September 19-22 and as always, admission is FREE!

Sunfest is a legendary combination of live music, great food, and awesome vendors selling artisan products, handmade goodies, jewelry, and more! Bring the kids for hayrides, inflatables on the beach, and fun kids activities! The food tent at Sunfest offers event-goers over 30 delicious food options all day long! From Eastern Shore crab cakes to gyros, fried Oreos, and many more! Satisfy your taste buds and stop in! No matter what you’re hungry for there’s always something for everyone!

Sunfest provides every element of a perfect vacation except for one- a place to stay! Book your Ocean City vacation today at the Grand Hotel & Spa, we offer on-site facilities to make your stay the most comfortable, from indoor pools, to a full-service spa and spacious meeting rooms, we cover all of your traveling needs so you can enjoy a stress-free stay with us and have some fun in OCMD!

Head to Ocean City, Maryland this September to enjoy breathtaking ocean views, warm weather, and live entertainment at Sunfest all weekend long! The music starts at 11:30 am on Thursday morning, and lasts all weekend long! All entertainment is FREE with the exception of headlining performers!

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 19

Outdoor Stage

10:15 Opening Ceremony

11:30 Glass Onion Band

1:30 The Colliders

3:30 Rick K. & The Allnighters

5:30 Front Page News

6:00 DJ Kutt

Indoor Stage

10:45 Rick K. & The Allnighters

12:30 Recreation Dancers

2:30 Mike Hines & The Look

4:30 Teenage Rust

8:00 Headliner: “Who’s Bad” the Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience

Friday, September 20

Outdoor Stage

10:15 Rick K. & The Allnighters

12:30 Jesse Garron’s Tribute to Elvis

2:30 Midnite Run

4:30 The Stickers

6:30 DJ Kutt

Indoor Stage

11:30 The Shatners

1:30 Poole & The Gang

3:30 Rick K & The Allnighters

8:00 Headliner: Granger Smith

Saturday, September 21

Outdoor Stage

10:15 Panama Rex

12:30 Bob Lougheed & The Memphis Mafia

2:30 Guys In Thin Ties

4:30 The Crawdaddies

6:00 DJ Kutt

Indoor Stage

11:30 The Stickers

1:30 Lauren Glick Band

3:30 Jaded Love

8:00 Headliner: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Sunday, September 22

Outdoor Stage

10:15 The Beach Bumz

12:00 The Dunehounds

2:00 Power Play

4:30 Beatlemania Again

Indoor Stage

11:00 Delmarva Big Band

1:00 Josh Christina Band

3:00 Vinyl Rhino