One of the most exciting four-day festivals of the year is fast approaching here in Ocean City, Maryland: the annual Springfest, located along the famous Ocean City Boardwalk. Thousands gather every spring along the Atlantic Ocean’s edge to enjoy free live music, unique eats, and eclectic shopping. Springfest is one of the only free music festivals in Maryland, making it a popular, can’t miss event every year. Visitors are encouraged to pop in and out of the festival to enjoy both the live entertainment and the lively Ocean City Boardwalk. For those still looking for overnight accommodations during the festival, Central Reservations has the largest collection of Ocean City vacation rentals in the area, all of which are charming and affordable.
The only live entertainment that costs money at Springfest are the three headliners: Almost Queen, LeAnn Rimes, and Night Ranger. As if Queen wasn’t big enough, the 2018 fan-favorite film Bohemian Rhapsody reaffirmed the allure of this four-piece British rock band. In recent years, original members Brian May and Roger Taylor have toured with American Idol star Adam Lambert, but Almost Queen is the next best thing. Almost Queen has been selling out venues for years thanks to their unique combination of on-stage charisma, musical abilities, and custom design. LeAnn Rimes, meanwhile, has been charming audiences since “Blue” landed in 1996 when she was just 14 years old. Rimes now has 11 studio albums under her belt with hopefully many to come! Night Ranger will be joined on stage by special guests The Reagan Years. Night Ranger is a classic 1980s rock band, and despite several hiatuses, these rockers continue to create new, fan-pleasing music. The Reagan Years is a 1980s tribute band, which will effectively warm the crowd up for the eventual headliner, Night Ranger!
As always, Springfest is packed with free live entertainment including dance troupes, DJs, choirs, tribute bands, cover bands, and local musicians. Here’s a sneak peek at this year’s free entertainment. You’ll notice an Elvis Presley tribute, several sets from “America’s most exciting show band,” Rick K. & The Allnighters, and Vertigo Red, one of the premier 1980s retro cover bands in Maryland.
The Boardwalk, The Food, and The Art
We urge visitors to stroll down the Ocean City Boardwalk for shopping and snacking. Some of the most popular stops include Fisher’s Pop Corn, Dumser’s Dairyland, and Thrasher’s French Fries. There will also be approximately 30 food vendors within the festival grounds serving a wide range of unique eats – our guests always gush about the crab soup bread bowl! You’ll also have the opportunity to peruse through several art and antique dealers inside the grounds. There are dozens of award-winning restaurants along the Ocean City Boardwalk, so you shouldn’t have an issue finding delicious, fresh seafood.
Charming Ocean City Vacation Rentals
Central Reservations has an extensive collection of beautifully-appointed Ocean City vacation rentals, all of which are within a short cab ride of Springfest! Whether you’re looking for a grand, ocean-view condo or an affordable retro suite that’s five feet from warm sand, you’ll find exactly what you’re searching for here at Central Reservations. We’re conveniently located near the best restaurants, attractions, and things to do in Ocean City, MD. To learn more about our wide selection of Ocean City condos, please give us a call at 1-877-736-8621, or simply visit us online!