10 of the Best Summer Events in Worcester County

When summer officially kicks off in June, you'll want your calendar filled with the best Maryland beach events happening in Worcester County in June, July and August. The best part? Most of the area art festivals, fairs and music events are free. Celebrate summer at these Maryland beach events in Worcester County.

OC MD Film FesitvalJune 8 - 11, 2017
OC Center for the Arts
502 94th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842
Join us for the inaugural OC Film Festival, showcasing 138 films from regional and international filmmakers in a variety of genres. See short subjects, feature-length films, student and professional work, and also internationally produced films. In addition to the films, the Festival includes workshops geared towards current and future filmmakers.

June 16-17
Cypress Park - Pocomoke City, Maryland
An Eastern Shore family tradition. We are adding new events this year and returning old favorites such as the Pocomoke Raft Race and Tug-O-War. Food, live music, games and rides.

June 17, 3017Return To Goat Island Paddle Festival
New this year! The town of Snow Hill and Walk on Water are hosting a stand-up paddleboarding race event for two days in June, with a variety of race lengths for people of all ages and skill levels. Shorter races take place on Saturday, including a kids' race (one lap around Goat Island), a 3-mile race and 6-mile race. Sunday features the 17-mile endurance race. Vendors, food and live music will take place at a park overlooking the Pocomoke River, and awards will be given out during the event.

After you see the custom cars and trucks at the convention center, make your way to the beach to view the exciting Ocean City Air Show. See U.S. Navy Blue Angels in action, as well as Breitling jets and F-22s. Treat yourself with a ticket to the VIP rooftop viewing area to get a 27-degree view of the action in the sky and on the beach below.
OC Air Show

June 24-25
Art's  AliveNorthside Park - 125th Street - Ocean City, Maryland
Ocean City's biggest and best fine arts show. What could be better than fine art at the beach? How about fine art for sale around a beautiful lagoon in a picturesque park with expansive bay views. Visit 100 artists as they sell their works, lunch at the Artists' Café and enjoy live music while your children enjoy free art activities. Art's Alive is the art show that has something for everyone. Art's Alive will take place outdoors rain or shine

June 23-25, 2017
Worcester County FairByrd Park - Snow Hill, Maryland 21863
Are you interested in a traditional country fair in a picturesque setting? Then the Worcester County Fair is for you! It's fun for the whole family, offering a variety of activities and entertainment, as well as hosting various craft, education and food vendors that will stimulate the imagination and please the senses. Admission and parking are free. Handicapped parking is available on the grounds and all others will be parked at Snow Hill Middle School and shuttled to the grounds by bus.

7. Fourth of July Celebrations
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Bathtub RacesJuly 7, 2017
Downtown Berlin, Maryland
Join Us for the 28th Annual Bathtub Parade followed by the races. The friendly, yet competitive race is open to anyone who wants to compete. Jesse Turner of Berlin Shoe Box retired his tub in 2011 after winning 7 times. Who will get this year's illustrious “Winner Takes All” trophy?

Berlin Peach FestivalAugust 5, 2017
Calvin B. Taylor House Museum - 208 N. Main Street, Berlin
Celebration of our peach heritage at the Taylor House Museum featuring pie-baking and pie-making contests, music, craft demonstrations, games and vendors of handcrafted items and food.

Blessing of the CombinesAugust 9, 2017
Downtown Snow Hill, Maryland
Festivities begin on Green Street at 10:00 am with music and street activities followed by the Parade of Combines. Children can visit a variety of animals at the Petting Barnyard; then hop aboard a wagon for the hay ride. There will be a Children’s Barnyard of activities, and the popular Children’s Tractor Pull as well as a Scales and Tales presentation from the Pocomoke River State Park and lots of old fashioned children's activities and games.

Artists Paint OC Plein Air EventAugust 9-13, 2017
The Art League of Ocean City - 502 94th Street - Ocean City, Maryland 21842
Artists and art lovers will love this event. Artists will take to Ocean City's boardwalk, streets, harbors and marshes to paint "en plein air," the technique of painting outdoors in nature. The weekend event includes plein air painting, a wet paint sale, quick draw competition and an opening reception.