Cruise on down to Ocean City Maryland for the 32nd Annual Cruisin Ocean City, May 18-21, 2023.
Compiled by Chris Murphy. Article courtesy of specialeventpro.com/cruisin-ocean-city
This event will feature over 3,000 hot rods, customs, classics and trucks. While the main events will take place at the beautiful beachside Inlet Parking lot, which is located along the historic OC boardwalk, and at the Ocean City Convention Center, there will be various car shows citywide. There will also be entertainment, boardwalk parades, special guests, featured cars, live music, celebrities and more.
Scheduled to appear at Cruisin 2023 is Joe Martin and Amanda Martin from the hit show Iron Resurrection. Joe and Amanda will be at the Beachside Inlet on Friday May 19th from 11am-4pm and inside the OC Convention Center on Saturday May 20th from 11am-4pm. Also, celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the classic movie American Graffiti with the stars and cars! From the movie meet Mackenzie Phillips and Candy Clark who will be at the event Thursday and Friday inside the OC Convention Center and Saturday outside at the Beachside Inlet. Plus make sure to check out the movie show cars on display inside the OC Convention Center on Thursday and Friday.
Additional entertainment includes Deejay Seaside Jimmy, Cruisin Gold Deejay, Golden Touch Band, Music by Mook Jones and BINGO taking place on the various entertainment stages. Thursday night and Friday night there will be a drive-in movie taking place at the Inlet Parking lot. Thursday night will feature Smokey and the Bandit and Friday night will feature Jaws. Movies will start at 9pm. While the movies are free to watch make sure to pay for parking on Friday night in the Inlet. New this year will be the Inaugural Husband Calling Contest that will take place Friday afternoon at 1:30pm on the Inlet Stage. This should be an exciting event not to miss! The 8th Annual Pinup Contest will take place Friday night at 8pm at Pier 23. Cruise on over to West OC and cheer on your favorite Pinup or register to compete! Saturday afternoon make sure to cruise your pedal car down to the Inlet stage for the Pedal Car Show at 4pm. There will be lots of awards for all the future cruisers. Saturday night there will be a special neon and LED light car show at 9pm on South First Street.
Back by popular demand, The Doo Wop Project will take the stage on Thursday May 18th. In their epic show The Doo Wop Project takes audiences on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Seasons all the way to DooWopified versions of modern musicians like Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Maroon 5. Featuring stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, the Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate—and in some cases entirely reimagine—some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history! Tickets are on sale now and going fast! Click here to purchase tickets. The Doo Wop Project is sure to be an evening of legendary music you won’t want to miss!