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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Maryland On The Cheap: Inexpensive Events in Ocean City

Ocean City, Maryland is among the leading resort towns on the east coast. It features a busy boardwalk, a close to 10-mile long beach and loads of family-fun activities including an ice-skating rink and amusement parks. Whether you are out for a family getaway or a weekend with friends, Ocean City has you covered. And if you are traveling on a budget, here are some inexpensive or free fun activities that you can find exhilarating as well as gratifying.

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Family Beach Olympics
Family beach Olympics take place on Tuesdays between 6.30 pm and 8:30 pm at the 27th street beach. There are a wide range of events including tug-of-war, sand castle contests, and relay games. Children must be in their parents’ company.
Free Family Programs
There are family programs each day at 10 a.m., offered free of charge courtesy of Ocean City Life-Saving Station. You can see fish feeding at museum’s aquarium as well as learn about sharks, knot-tying and beach safety.
Sundaes in the Park
A weekly event, Sundaes in The Park encompasses a free concert and an ice cream Sunday. It takes place at Northside Park, from 7 p.m. While adults enjoy music, children have their special entertainment. The event ends at 9 p.m. with a fireworks display.

Ocean City Beach and the Boardwalk
Ocean City Beach is credited with being among the cleanest beaches in the area, offering a wide selection of activities like sunning, swimming, kayaking, fishing, etc. The Boardwalk is the beach’s central feature. Also called the Atlantic Avenue, the Boardwalk is home to several eateries, amusement parks, retail stores and nightlife destinations.
Beach Volley Ball
You can grab a partner and go ball playing at Dorchester Beach Volleyball Park. There are about ten public courts where you can enjoy volleyball during the summer daytime hours. There are several other public nets scattered across the beach.
Kite Festival
You can also treat your family to a four-day long spectacular kite-flying festival. Thousands of fans travel to see refined kite flyers from across the globe displaying their aerial artistry. There are also kite-making workshops as well as kite battles.
Sunset Park Party Nights
Sunset Park provides the perfect view of the sun as it goes down over the Isle of Wight Bay. You can watch the sunset as you enjoy a free concert that runs between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm. While entrance to the park is free, beverages are available for purchase. You are advised to bring your own seating.
Visit the Ocean City Centre for the Arts
The Ocean City Centre for the Arts is the destination for everything art in Ocean City. It houses the Non-profit Art League of Ocean City. Its newly constructed bayside facility comprises an expansive two storey gallery, classrooms, art library, a pottery studio, as well as five operational artist studios. There is usually a monthly display of new artworks, of both regional and local artists, at the gallery.
For the safety of everyone, cyclists must observe the set regulations and schedules. You can enjoy biking throughout Ocean City at any time of the year, but with restricted time periods on the Boardwalk over the summer season.

You will never run out of things to do in Maryland. The ocean is not the only place to have fun. There is a wide selection of parks, play fields, as well as sports venues providing everything from serene picnic areas to world-class tennis courts. Your dog can also enjoy at the dog’s park.

If you've ever been to Maryland, what were your favorite things to do there?

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