How to Enjoy Cruisin’ Ocean City 2020 to the Fullest

It’s about to get loud around here. The 30th Annual Cruisin’ Ocean City Car Show rumbles into town from May 14 to 17 for four legendary days of full-throttle fun. Gearheads from all over the country and beyond will bring and admire more than 3,000 hot rods, classic cars, street machines, and custom trucks to the area for Cruisin’ Ocean City 2020. Will you join us for all of the excitement? We sure hope so! 

Read on to learn all about this must-see spring event and check out our free Travel Guide to discover more upcoming festivals that you don’t want to miss. We even included some of our favorite restaurants, shops, and activities that you should try while you’re in Ocean City, Maryland.

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Get in Gear for Cruisin’ Ocean City 2020 | May 14 to 17

For many people, Cruisin’ Ocean City is an annual tradition. It’s a chance to reunite with old friends and talk shop with people who share their passion. The entire town of Ocean City transforms into a car lover’s paradise, with spectacular vehicles as far as the eye can see and car shows and special events happening all over the area. A large portion of the action takes place at the OC Convention Center Parking Lot and the Inlet Parking Lot.

Watch the Boardwalk Parades

One of the best things to do during Cruisin’ Ocean City, MD, in 2020 is to sit back and marvel at the Boardwalk Parades. The Ocean City Boardwalk turns into a showcase where proud car owners show off their rides during these daily parades. They are among the most popular events of the weekend, and they draw big crowds on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings starting at 8 a.m. The cars roll out of North Division Street downtown and proceed to the Inlet Parking Lot, where the parade ends and the afternoon activities begin.

Browse Vendors

The leading brands in the car business will also be on hand offering their latest innovations and favorite products during the Manufacturers Midway at the Inlet Parking Lot. Meanwhile, the Convention Center will host various vendors inside and out, selling all kinds of merchandise, as well as a swap meet for those of you looking to make fun trades and find great deals.

See Celebrities

Cars aren’t the only big attractions during Cruisin’ Ocean City this year. Make sure you save time — and purchase the necessary tickets — to see Jay Leno live at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center as well as Aaron Kaufman from Shifting Gears and Jerry Mathers from Leave It to Beaver at the Inlet and OC Convention Center.

Attend the Grand Finale Awards Ceremony

You never want to miss the finale of a festival, especially when it’s the Grand Finale Awards ceremony at Cruisin Ocean City 2020! Check it out on Sunday to see who wins coveted trophies as well as over 3,000 giveaways.

Unwind in a Comfortable Vacation Rental Nearby

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Are you ready to put the pedal to the metal in your planning process? We’re here to make sure it all goes smoothly with an incredible collection of Ocean City vacation rentals, spectacular deals, and remarkable customer service. Many of our properties even provide convenient parking spaces for those of you looking to bring your own vehicle to the event.

What are you waiting for? Browse our list of rental properties now and prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience at Cruisin’ Ocean City this May!

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