Ocean City, Maryland in Spring
Everything comes to life in the spring, including the Eastern Shore of Maryland and the Atlantic resort town of Ocean City. This shoulder-season offers a range of festivals and events that help take your beach vacation to the next level.
Springtime in Ocean City, Maryland may start off a little blustery, but from late March to early June, temperatures steadily rise each month. Late March averages high temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s, while April warms up with temps in the upper 50s and May and early June offer pleasant weather with average highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s.
If you’re contemplating a visit to The Quarters in the spring, you’ll be happy to know there are so many enticing activities to look forward to. Browse our list of reasons we think you’ll love Ocean City in the spring.
1. Enjoy the Beach Without the Crowds
There’s nothing like a quiet walk on the beach to excite your senses and help you relax. When you visit Ocean City in the spring, you’ll be able to listen to the crashing waves and sounds of the seagulls, view the sparkling horizon and smell the salty sea air, all without being encumbered by crowds of people.
2. Experience Ocean City Springfest – May 7, 2020
For over 30 years, Springfest has graced the Ocean City community with plenty of fun activities, arts and crafts vendors, food, and live music to celebrate spring and usher in the upcoming summer season. Set under four huge big-top tents in the Inlet Lot along the south end of the Ocean City Boardwalk, Springfest features more than 30 food vendors and countless artisan booths for you to enjoy throughout your visit.
3. Have Fun at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
Now in its fourth decade of existence, the Ocean City St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival is an annual event that brings locals and visitors together to celebrate all things Irish. The parade typically begins at noon on the Saturday closest to St. Patrick’s Day and the route travels along Coastal Highway, from 57th Street to 45th Street. The parade is the second-largest St. Paddy’s Day parade in the state, and the festival features Irish-themed live entertainment, apparel, food, and drinks. Join the festivities at the 45th Street Shopping Center, and don’t forget to wear green!
4. See Unique Kites at the Maryland International Kite Expo
Each year in late April, spectators flock to the Ocean City shoreline to experience the annual Maryland International Kite Expo. From kite exhibitions to demonstrations to kite-flying lessons, there’s plenty to enjoy whether you’re a kite enthusiast or not. The festival features giant kite displays and welcomes some of the world’s greatest kite flyers for a weekend of fun experiences.
5. Bring the Whole Family to the Easter Art & Craft Show and Kids’ Fun Fair
If you’re thinking of visiting The Quarters around the Easter holiday, you’ll be impressed by all of the activities and events going on at the Easter Art & Craft Show and Kids’ Fun Fair. Children can take part in everything from Easter egg hunts and juggling lessons to limbo and hula hoop contests. There’s also face painting, sand art, bounce houses, swings, and a shark slide. Adults will enjoy browsing the many arts & crafts vendors that will be onsite selling their handcrafted items. This event takes place at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Easter weekend.
6. See Thousands of Cool Vehicles at the Cruisin’ OC Car Show
Arriving with the warmer temperatures of May is the 30th annual Cruisin’ Ocean City car show, which takes place in the middle of the month. In 2019, the event saw more than 3,000 classic and custom cars, hot rods, and other street machines, as well as live music performances and a beauty pageant. The event features daily parades that showcase all of the vehicles, and prizes are awarded on the final day of the show. This spring Ocean City event offers a fun time for everyone in your group!
Should I visit Ocean City during Spring?
In a word, yes! Not only do you have access to the fabulous amenities at The Quarters during your spring beach vacation, but you can also take part in one of the many spring festivals that take place every year. And even if you visit when a large event isn’t taking place, you can still enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of the shoulder-season in Ocean City. Contact us today, and let’s start building your spring beach vacation!