Ocean City August events

Marlin Fest 2023 Returns to Ocean City

By Chris Murphy

Check whitemarlinopen.com every evening to see who’s leading the Tournament!

August 7-11, 2023 from 11am-9pm, bring your friends and family out to Marlin Fest and the White Marlin Open. The festival celebrates the largest billfish tournament in the world, the White Marlin Open, and features a variety of events and activities for all ages.

Here are some of the things you can do at Marlin Fest:

  • Watch the White Marlin Open weigh-ins
  • Enjoy live music on the festival grounds
  • Sample local seafood
  • Take a boat ride
  • Watch the fireworks show
  • Play games and activities
  • Have fun with your family and friends

Marlin Fest is a great way to experience the best of what Ocean City has to offer. So come on down and join the fun! For more information, visit marlinfest.com

White Marlin Open: Ocean City, Maryland
White Marlin Open: Ocean City, Maryland

50th Annual White Marlin Open 2023

The White Marlin Open is a deep-sea fishing tournament held annually in Ocean City, Maryland. Long known as the “World’s Largest Billfishing Tournament,” the Open has awarded over $95 million for catches of the gamefish that migrate up the Gulf Stream each summer. The first tournament was held in 1974 and drew 57 boats, 150 anglers, and paid $20,000 in prize money. The 2022 event drew 408 boats, over 3,500 contestants, and awarded over $8.6 million dollars in prize money, including the top individual prize of $4.53 million dollars which established a new world record award for the catch of a fish!

Watch the weigh ins of the White Marlin Open being streamed on a big screen at the inlet. This family friendly beach party has something for everyone. Food & drink, entertainment, vendors, a variety of beach activities, and more. For more information visit: whitemarlinopen.com

Interested in learning about other Ocean City Fishing Tournaments?

From May to October each year, there are many fishing opportunities to enjoy for family fun or the seasoned angler. Learn more here: oceancity.guide/2023-ocean-city-fishing-tournaments