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Ocean City’s Season Kickoff: Springfest 2023

Don’t miss Ocean City’s amazing event that brings on the summer season with style, food and fun

Updated by Chris Murphy

Springfest is a FOUR DAY EVENT starting May 4-7, 2023.

Spring has been warming the air more and more every day. Each morning is a little sunnier, the sky a little bluer the birds a little cheerier. These harbingers of spring also tell us something else, summer is just around the bend. Your perfect beach vacation is coming!

But Ocean City just can’t wait! If you are a resident or frequent visitor to this 10-mile stretch of beautiful beaches, you know that the season’s official start is Springfest!

Everyone knows that Ocean City is a great vacation spot for the summer months. But maybe you’re wondering if you should attend Springfest since it’s not officially summer yet. The answer is, YES! But if you’re still dragging your feet trying to make up your mind, here are some Frequently Asked Questions about this exciting event?



What is Springfest?

Springfest is a free event that’s fun for the whole family. It’s Ocean City’s way of saying “bring on summer!” Live music, dancing, crafts and scrumptious food!

When is Springfest?

Springfest is a FOUR DAY EVENT over Mother’s Day weekend, starting May 4-7, 2023.

Where is Springfest?

Springfest will have four big top tents located at the Ocean City Inlet Lot at the south end of Ocean City’s popular boardwalk.

How much does Springfest cost?

This FREE event is FREE. No cost no catches. Though there are some ticketed events you can purchase, there are tons of outdoor and indoor entertainments that are open to the public.

Who is performing?

There are many bands coming to Springfest this year! Whatever your taste, you’ll be able to hear something you love—country, blues, Motown, rock and so much more!

Where can I stay?

There are tons of great deals happening at area hotels specifically for the Springfest weekend! CLICK HERE to find the perfect place for you and your family.

What are some fun activities to do while in OC for Springfest?

There is SO MUCH TO DO in Ocean City! Restaurants and shopping galore, and lots of fun activities. CLICK HERE to read about some fun things to do with your family while in Ocean City.

Springfest 2023

May 4-7, 2023

Ocean City Inlet Lot
Ocean City, MD