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White Marlin Open 2021 in Ocean City, MD

The White Marlin Open is undoubtedly one of the biggest events in Ocean City, Maryland. The “White Marlin Capital of the World” hosts the world’s largest and richest billfish tournament offering millions of dollars in prize money to the competing fishermen and anglers.

Whether you’re a professional fisherman or know next to nothing about fish, the White Marlin Open is an incredible event to experience. Tournament week this year is August 2 to 6. Book your trip today to be a part of the excitement that the White Marlin Open brings to Ocean City!

First Annual Marlin Fest 

This year, the White Marlin Open is holding its first annual Marlin Fest as a new free viewing experience for spectators of the tournament. Marlin Fest will allow thousands of visitors to enjoy the same one-of-a-kind experience, but now in an additional location at 3rd Street Bayside Ballpark.

From 3 PM to 9 PM each day, families and spectators are welcome to enjoy live music and watch real-time live streams of the tournament weigh-ins at Harbour Island. Stop by vendor tents and shop for the official White Marlin Open and Marlin Fest merchandise.

Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted to spread out and view the entertainment. Want to keep your kids busy? Marlin Fest is kid-friendly with tons of fun educational experiences! And one of the best parts, the event is free of charge with no ticket or registration required. 

Don’t miss out on the awesome summer traditions in Ocean City. Book your stay at the Grand Hotel and get excited for the White Marlin Open and the first annual Marlin Fest!