Ocean City, Maryland Sunfest
Labor Day may mark the end of summer in some places, but Sunfest marks the transition to Fall in Ocean City, Maryland. In Ocean City, summer is a state of mind that can’t be located on a calendar or constrained to certain months. In fact, the pursuit of endless summer is a major reason why Ocean City waits until October to hold its biggest, most popular festival of the year – Sunfest.
What is Sunfest?
For more than 40 years, Sunfest has brought together musicians, local food, and people from all over the region for a 4-day celebration like no other at the beach. Sunfest features a multitude of live music acts, including headlining acts by national recording artists. Local restaurants and caterers offer fresh seafood, pit beef, BBQ, fried chicken, funnel cakes, and other local and regional fair food favorites. Vendors sell artisan products, handmade knickknacks, souvenirs, jewelry, and more great products. This year, for the first time, Sunfest will have its very own Craft Beer Garden selling beer from Burley Oak! Find it in the Inlet Parking Lot, which will be transformed into a craft beer garden serving local craft beer pints from Burley Oak Brewery. Sit in their beer garden and listen to the music as you sip your Burley Beer, all Sunfest long! Sunfest celebrates its 47th year as Ocean City’s biggest and best festival. Sunfest artists will delight your senses with their art and craft creations. Many food vendors will awaken your taste buds with delicious foods from famous Eastern Shore delicacies to pit beef, gyros, Asian cuisine, and many more. Beer and Wine are available for purchase. Enjoy free live entertainment all day long. Sunfest 2022 has something for everyone.
- When: October 19-22, 2023
- Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Rated #1 of the 100 Best Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows in the country by "Sunshine Artist Magazine – America’s Premier Art & Craft Show Magazine"
Admission and Entertainment
Admission to the four-day event is free! All entertainment is free.
Make getting to Sunfest a breeze with our convenient transportation options:
The city will be providing regular Park-n-Ride paid service for all 4 days of the Sunfest event. The cost is $3.00 for an all-day pass from the Park-n-Ride to South Division St. station, operating from 6 am to 2 am.
Ride the Boardwalk tram directly to the Sunfest grounds for only $4 per person one-way. The tram runs from 10 a.m. to midnight on Thursday, Friday & Saturday and