8 Free 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 free Maryland beach events in Worcester County.
Art's Alive is Ocean City's biggest and best fine art show of the year. Guests can browse through the work of 100 artists and enjoy live music. Bring your kids along as they can participate in many fun free arts activities, too. The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In Ocean City, St. George Greek Orthodox Church celebrates its cultural heritage by allowing the public to sample Greek food and buy art. Visitors enjoy live Greek folk dance performances and enter contests to win prizes up to $5,000. Free admission is available from noon to 4 p.m. ($2 per person after).
Second Friday Art Stroll
July 10, August 14
Head over to downtown Berlin on the second Friday of the month when the main street converts into an outdoor art festival. Visitors can browse through the collections of indoor and outdoor art vendors. The Art Stroll ends at 8 p.m.
Blessing of the Combines
The 17th annual Blessing of the Combines event starts at 11 a.m. on Green Street in Snow Hill with live music and activities, followed by The Parade of Combines. The summer tradition has lots of children's activities like a petting barnyard, hay rides, a tractor pull and games. The event continues late into the night with dancing under the stars until 11 pm.
Artists Paint OC Plein Air Event
Artists will take to the boardwalk, streets, harbors and marshes to paint "œen 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.
Worcester County Fair
The free fair kicks off on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Byrd Park in the heart of Snow Hill. The event will have live entertainment, craft activities, livestock exhibits and competitions, horse shows and food vendors.
Ocean City Beach Lights Spectacular
Sunday nights through Labor Day
Every Sunday night during the summer, Ocean City hosts a Beach Light Spectacular, which features lasers, lights, music, video and fireworks at three separte show times: 9:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. It's best to see the series of shows along the south end of the beach and boardwalk at North Division Street.
Summer Concert Series in Sunset Park
Local and national bands and performers like Rick Kennedy, the Tommy Edward tribute band to Rod Stewart, and The Beatles tribute band British Invasion Experinece will performing at Sunset Park in Ocean City on select Sundays through the center. In addition to music, OZ Cruzer cars will be on display at events. All of the events start at 3 p.m.