Bunk with the Beasts (week from today!)

Bunk with the Beasts

Sept. 22nd 2017 6pm-9am

You don’t have to travel across the world to take your family or scout group on an exotic vacation. Just join the Zoo with our Bunk with Beasts Camping Adventure! This overnight adventure includes a cookout, a guided tour, fun activities, animal encounters, a night hike thru the Zoo and a continental breakfast the next morning. Campers need to bring their own tents, sleeping bags and flashlights. Some tents will be available to rent at $25 a tent, first serve.

The camp out is designed for families with children ages 4 and older. The cost is $30 per person. Credit Cards are accepted. Space is limited. Call 443-944-0636 for reservations and more information.

Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Event WITH NASA!

Monday, August 21

12:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Solar Eclipse

On August 21 a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States from coast-to-coast. Join the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center to view the eclipse safely with special eclipse glasses.

Though not on the path of totality, observers on the Eastern Shore will see 81.5 % partial eclipse. The maximum eclipse will occur when the moon covers part of the sun’s disk from this location at approximately 2:46 p.m.

As an official NASA viewing location, Wallops Visitor Center will participate in the Eclipse megacast that will provide unique broadcast coverage. This live stream will ensure event participants a view of the Total Solar Eclipse in the instance that clouds block the solar viewing on the Eastern Shore. The event will also feature solar-themed movies, activities and crafts.

In addition to the main event at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center, there will also be resources at two additional satellite locations on Assateague Island National Seashore.  At these satellite locations, Toms Cove Visitor Center VA and Assateague Visitor Center MD, limited quantities of eclipse glasses and resources will be available for those who do not want to leave the beach.

The event is funded in part through the 2015 Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums, and NASA Visitor Centers (CP4SMPVC+).
Space and supplies are limited at all locations.

Sumer Surf Series

AUGUST 19-20, 2017


35th Street – Ocean City, Maryland
(K-Coast Grom Fest and All Division Points Contest)

The Eastern Surfing Association, founded in 1967, is the largest amateur surfing association in the world. Our family oriented programs promote a healthy and active lifestyle. The Delmarva District encourages participation by surfers of all ages, and all skill levels. Come out and watch these exciting athletes compete on area beaches.



AUGUST 11 – 27, 2017





Event Type: Family

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Tall Sailing Ship Tours aboard the Galeon Andulica

August 11-27 (subject to change)

Tour the authentic wooden replica of a 17th Century Spanish Galleon during its visit from Sevilla, Spain.  Walk the main decks and gun deck, interact with the crew, and learn about the vital role Galleons played as part of Spain’s West Indies Fleet in sea trade and pirate warfare over two centuries of service.  It’s a rare opportunity to experience a vital piece of maritime history.

Times: 10am to 8pm Monday thru Sunday

$12 – Adult (age 13 & over)
$6 – Child (age 5-12)
Under age 5 is free with adult ticket purchase

For more information, call 410-250-0125.


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AUGUST 9, 2017

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them


Free movies on the beach for the entire family!  Bring your beach chair or a blanket and enjoy the night beside the ocean. Every Wednesday from June 7 to August 30 at the Carousel Hotel, 118th Street, at 8:30pm. All movies are subject to change.  In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be held inside at the Carousel Hotel. For more information, call Chris Clarke at 410-250-0125.  There is also a free movie on the beach held every Monday and Friday at the 27th Street Beach thru August 11; see separate event listing.



410-289-2800 OR 800-626-2326

White Marlin Weigh-In

For Spectators

The White Marlin Open is an event that can be fun and exciting for the spectators as well as the anglers. All fish must be weighed on the official scale at Harbour Island, (14th Street and the Bay), and the weigh-ins are held there each day of the tournament from 4:00 to 9:15 PM and are open to the public free of charge. As the week goes on, the suspense builds, as potential lottery sized fortunes change hands with a tip of the scale. It’s a terrific way to spend a few exciting hours during your Ocean City vacation.

Boats can leave the inlet of their choice no earlier than 4:00am. Each boat must stop fishing by 3:30pm. If an angler still has a fish on the line at 3:30, the fish may be played until it is lost, boated, or released. Boats usually will be fishing from 2 to 4 hours off-shore, so generally the activity is heaviest from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The seas can sometime kick up and cause a slower trip back. Often an angler fighting a big tuna, or blue marlin, may be delayed. An angler fighting a blue marlin at 3:30 pm, is given an extension. Regardless of the day hooked-up, the angler has until Saturday, Aug. 13, at 12:15 AM to bring the fish to the scale.

There is no parking available at Harbour Island, but there is ample parking within a few block walk. The Presbyterian Church on 14th Street, just a block away offers parking for a small donation. Parking is also available at Holy Savior Church on 17th Street. There will also be a “Park and Ride Shuttle Service” offered from the Convention Center parking lot.