Winterfest of Lights in Ocean City, MD

Looking to get into the holiday spirit with a trip to Ocean City, MD? The award-winning Winterfest of Lights holiday walk-through event is sure to do the trick! Join us at the Tidelands Caribbean Hotel & Suites for your holiday getaway. Check out Winterfest of Lights starting November 18 to January 1 at Northside Park! Bring the whole family to marvel at the beautiful light displays, sip hot chocolate, shop for Christmas gifts, and take pictures with Santa. Looking for more holiday festivities in town? We’ve got you covered!

Holiday Events in OCMD

Turkey Trot Open Enjoy the 4-player scramble golf tournament on November 20th, followed by a Thanksgiving feast at Ocean City’s award-winning Eagle’s Landing Golf Course. Call the pro shop at 410-213-7277 to sign up before all the spots are filled! Holiday Shoppers Fair Who needs Black Friday shopping when you can check out the Holiday Shoppers Fair at Roland E. Powell Convention Center on November 26 to 28? Browse unique merchandise and handmade products for personal and creative gift ideas. Bring the kids for children’s activities and face painting. OC Christmas Parade The Ocean City Christmas Parade is ready for the march along Coastal Highway on Saturday, December 4, 2021. The holiday event features more than 50 participants, including high school bands, horses, antique cars, colorful holiday floats, and more. Winterfest of Lights Jingle Bell 5K Run If you love Winterfest of Lights and are looking for a fun competition, now is your time to shine with the Jingle Bell 5k Run on December 5, 2021. Check out more details here! Who says the beach is only fun in the summer? Start spreading the holiday cheer by planning your trip to Ocean City, MD, and celebrating with Tidelands Caribbean!

New Year’s Celebrations in OCMD

As the end of the year approaches, we’re ready to celebrate new beginnings. Looking for the best way to spend your New Year’s? Book your stay at Tidelands Caribbean Hotel and attend all of the exciting holiday events happening in town. Make the start of this year a memorable one with a rejuvenating beach trip soon!

Upcoming New Year’s Events

  • New Year’s Eve Fireworks If you enjoyed Winterfest of Lights, you’ll love seeing the fireworks in Northside Park. Ocean City is ready for the new year with an elaborate fireworks display at midnight on New Year’s Eve. Come hang out for a fun night of celebration, light displays, live entertainment, and hot chocolate.
  • Mayor’s New Year’s Day Concert  Kick-off 2022 at the Performing Arts Center where Mayor Rick Meehan and members of the Ocean City Council are hosting a free concert from 4 PM to 6 PM. The performance is by The Priceless Band, a Motown band from New York with exciting pieces to play for the occasion.
  • Penguin Swim On January 1st, join hundreds of penguins in the cold plunge, to support the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation. Help raise funds for the hospital to continue providing excellent quality care to our community.
  • Seacrets New Year’s Eve Bash Celebrate the New Year at Seacrets with live entertainment all night long, a champagne toast at midnight, and New Year’s Eve dinner! Reserve your seating time to enjoy a delicious three-course dinner and then party the night away until 4 AM.
Book your stay with us at the Tidelands Caribbean Hotel to be nearby all the action in a luxury oceanfront room. Whether it’s a trip for the whole family, a couple’s getaway, or a solo adventure, we’ve got you covered. Contact our reservation specialists for more information!

Winter Vacation in Ocean City, MD

We’re still a couple of months away from warm weather and summer, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have an amazing winter vacation in Ocean City, Maryland! Our beach town is fun year-round and has plenty to do to get you out of the house and keep you busy. When you stay at the Tidelands Caribbean, you’re close to all the action and attractions in Ocean City! Our ocean view rooms will give you the taste of the beach that you need even if it’s too chilly to sunbathe. Book your trip now and check out these other exciting activities to add to your itinerary.

Things to Do in the Winter in OCMD

Dining Ocean City has so many delicious restaurants and lively bars to visit when you’re in town. There’s something for everyone to choose from! Dine out for fresh seafood, farm-to-table dishes, boardwalk snacks, and so much more. Stroll on the Beach & Boardwalk The offseason is one of the best times to visit Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk. With fewer crowds, enjoy walking your dog, or biking along the fresh new boards the town has recently renovated. Catch a sunrise on the ocean or sunset on the bay during your stay. Your trip won’t be complete without it! Indoor Activities There’s plenty to do even if you’re looking to stay inside. Visit a few of the museums around town including the Ocean City Life-Saving Museum on the Boardwalk and the weird, wild, and extraordinary spot: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! If you’re looking for something competitive for your family and friends to enjoy, check out the arcade games and fun waiting at Alley Oops Midtown or Uptown locations as well as several escape rooms to take on across town. Shopping Who doesn’t love a good shopping spree? Especially if you can find really good deals! Check out the Ocean City Outlets for all of your favorite brands at a reasonable price. Then, visit local and national surf shops across town to stock up on everything you need for the beach this summer. Check out our Beach Updates for more fun activities in Ocean City, MD, and book your stay at the Tidelands Caribbean today. We’ll see you soon!

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in OCMD

Ocean City, MD loves any reason to party and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Tidelands Caribbean Hotel in your favorite beach town with fun festivities and events. If you haven’t heard, the St. Patrick’s Day parade is BACK and we can’t wait! Looking for other ways to spend your St. Patrick’s Day weekend? With great hotel rates and town events, you’re in luck! Check out what’s going on to have a sham-rocking good getaway.

Ocean City, MD St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Saturday before St. Patty’s Day, get decked out in green and head over to Coastal Highway at noon to watch the famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade! This year, over 100 entries will be marching, dancing, riding on floats, playing instruments, and more in this awesome procession from 60th Street to 44th Street. And that’s not all! The Irish Festival in the Street Village Parking Lot is back as well for all ages to enjoy. Starting at 11 AM, before the parade, and continuing after, check out live entertainment like music and dancing while enjoying tons of vendors, food, and beverage options.

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Scramble

Eagle’s Landing Golf Course is hosting a 4 player scramble on March 12th for all the golf lovers to enjoy a chance to win the pot of gold. The event starts at 9:30 AM and the entry fee is $60/player including the green fee, cart, lunch, and prizes. Enjoy your boardwalk hotel stay at the Tidelands Caribbean and relax after you test your luck in the competition. There’s a great time waiting for you in Ocean City, MD! Book your beachfront getaway at the Tidelands Caribbean Hotel for St. Patrick’s Day and make the most of your weekend.

Things to Do Near Tidelands Caribbean Hotel in Ocean City, MD

Looking for things to do during your stay at the Tidelands Caribbean Hotel in Ocean City, MD? You’ve picked a great spot close by to some of the best restaurants, shops, and attractions in town. If you haven’t booked your vacation yet, don’t delay and start planning your oceanfront trip! Tidelands Caribbean Hotel & Suites is located on 5th Street. Not only are you on the famous OCMD Boardwalk with oceanfront views but you also have the perfect combination of entertainment and convenience. Don’t know where to start? Check out some of the best attractions nearby!


Jolly Roger® at the Pier: In the Ocean City Inlet, Jolly Roger® at the Pier waits for you with thrilling rides, the best views of OCMD on the Giant Wheel, fun carnival games, and so much more. Check out the other Jolly Roger® Amusement Parks in town too! Ripley’s Believe It or Not!: Discover the strange, the shocking, and the beautiful with wild exhibits at Ripley’s including, visual illusions, a mirror maze, world records, and more. Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum: Visit the exhibits at the historical building and learn something new about the history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and the town of Ocean City. Located down by the Inlet, the OC Life Saving Museum also contains an aquarium of local marine life to browse.

Places to Eat

Crab Cake Factory Poolside: Walk out of your room and lounge by the outdoor poolside with tasty drinks, snacks, and the famous crab cakes. Shotti’s Point Cafe: Stop by for breakfast and lunch on the Boardwalk with delicious coffee, and breakfast burritos. Some crowd favorite signature dishes include tacos, hand-cut fries, and colossal crab cakes. Shenanigan’s Irish Pub: Right on the Boardwalk, Shenanigan’s is a lively place with indoor and outdoor seating, views of the water, and live music. Grab a bite to eat that the whole family will enjoy. De Lazy Lizard: This family-friendly oasis on 1st Street has something for everyone. De Lazy Lizard is a bayside, waterfront restaurant with delicious dining options, a large playground for kids, and an open-air tiki bar for the adults. M.R. Ducks: M.R. Ducks is a popular Ocean City bar and grill with a gazebo-style bar on the water and plenty of seating to accommodate groups. Their one-of-a-kind food includes their C. M. wangs—chicken wings with over 10 sauces to choose from.


Malibu’s Surf Shop: Check out the surfboard selection, apparel, and accessories that Malibu’s has been providing on the Boardwalk since 1986. Quiet Storm Surf Shop: Quiet Storm has the best surf brands and beach essentials at their convenient Boardwalk location, just a few blocks away from Tidelands Caribbean. Fisher’s Popcorn: Stopping by Fisher’s Popcorn is a must once you smell the sweet popcorn popping. The original location is nearby for you to enjoy a snack while you go for a stroll or shop for tubs of fresh popcorn to take home—plus, they make the perfect gift! Candy Kitchen: Homemade saltwater taffy and fudge from the beach are essential if you’re visiting Ocean City. Check out the Candy Kitchen close by on 2nd Street! Inspired yet? Check out our beach updates for more things to do near the Tidelands Caribbean and book your stay before it’s too late!

Spring Events Coming Up in OCMD

Spring is here and at the Tideland’s Caribbean Hotel, it’s one of our favorite times to be in Ocean City, MD! Book your stay early and beat the crowds to these summer kick-off activities. Warm weather is here to stay and the beach is calling your name! Check out the annual events that you don’t want to miss and plan your family getaway to attend your favorite ones.

Maryland International Kite Festival

Ocean City and The Kite Loft host the International Kite Festival along the beach and Boardwalk with majestic kites flying through the sky! From April 29 to May 1, 2022, the FREE event is a paradise for kite lovers and tons of fun for anyone who’s passing by. Check out the exhibitions and demonstrations like stunt and power kite lessons or watch some of the best kite flyers in the world work their magic.

Springfest 2022

The 31st annual Springfest is coming up as a celebration of spring and the upcoming summer season! Experience four days of fun from May 5 to 8 with live entertainment, Eastern Shore cuisine, local vendors, and family-friendly activities. Admission is free with the exception of headlining performances. Rain or shine, come on out Thursday to Saturday from 10 AM to 8 PM and Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Cruisin’ Ocean City

Cruisin’ Ocean City is an incredible annual car show that you car lovers do not want to miss! Come see thousands of hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, and more at Roland E. Powell Convention Center and the Inlet Lot. Stay entertained throughout the day with vendors from all over, live music, celebrity guests, and Boardwalk parades. Check out the different passes here! Besides these exciting events, there are plenty of other nearby attractions your family will love when you stay at the Tideland’s Caribbean Hotel. Book your stay today and get ready for the best kickoff of summer!

Date Night in Ocean City, MD

Planning a date night during your trip to Ocean City, MD? When you book your stay at the Tidelands Caribbean, you’ll be surrounded by plenty of great attractions and activities to enjoy. Plan out a romantic evening with your significant other and have a blast. With so many things to do in OCMD, we helped narrow down an itinerary for a fun date night in town. And guess what? Everything is within walking distance of your room!

OCMD Boardwalk Date Night

Dinner at Guido’s Burritos Take a romantic stroll on the Boardwalk a few streets down to reach Guido’s Burritos near 1st St. This Boardwalk restaurant faces the ocean with delicious Mexican cuisine you’re sure to love. Enjoy original burrito creations AND choose your drink from a menu with over 100 tequilas. Ride the Giant Wheel Want the best views of Ocean City? Jolly Roger at the Pier houses the iconic Giant Wheel at the end of the Boardwalk. Walk down the boards for a gentle ride around the wheel, taking in the breathtaking sights. As a bonus, jump on around sunset to see the sun painting the sky over the bay before it disappears. Play Carnival Games Whether you’re working together to win the big prize, or challenging one another to see who’s the champion. The variety of games at Jolly Roger will keep you busy and having a blast. Create long-lasting memories and win a prize to keep as a memento from your fun Boardwalk date. Finish the Night With a Sweet Treat End the night by stopping by the original Dumser’s Dairyland location on the Boardwalk. The homemade ice cream can’t be beat! Order a cone, sundae, Italian ice, thick milkshake, and more. Does this sound like a good time? Book your stay at the Tideland’s Caribbean today and you could be having this fun date night before you know it!

Free Things to Do This Summer in Ocean City, MD

You don’t have to break the bank on your summer vacation to Ocean City, MD! With all of the free things to do close by to the Tidelands Caribbean Hotel, the whole family will have a blast and make long-lasting memories. For the creative, energetic, laid back, or competitive, there’s a variety of family-friendly activities for all visitors of Ocean City to participate in for FREE. Book your stay with the Tidelands Caribbean and check out how you can spend your vacation!

Family Fun Events at the Beach


If you and your family love listening to live music then you’ll love these weekly events that happen all summer long! Be introduced to local talent and hear them perform while you relax by the water.
  • Sundaes in the Park: Enjoy live music, ice cream for purchase, and fireworks afterward at Northside Park starting at 7 PM on Sundays.
  • Sunset Park Party Nights: Attend another free concert Thursday nights throughout the summer while watching the sunset over the Isle of Wight Bay from Sunset Park.
  • American Idol Star Jay Copeland Performance: See Delmarva’s American Idol star perform for free at Northside Park on July 5th at 8 PM!

On the Beach

If you’re trying to spend as much time in the sand as possible, we do not blame you! The whole family will have a great time attending these beach events throughout the week.
  • Beach Movies & Yard Games: Cozy up on the beach, Wednesday and Friday nights to watch a family-friendly movie or play yard games, starting at dusk.
  • Family Beach Games: Bring out your competitive side to play interactive games on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM.
  • OC Beach Dance Party: Who says you can’t party on a Monday? These all-ages dance parties will take place on the beach at Ocean City’s Caroline Street Stage from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
  • Drone Shows: Downtown on the beach on Monday nights, watch the sky light up with an extravagant drone show.

Summer Programs

There’s always time to learn or try something new! There’s a variety of interactive classes, arts and crafts, daily programs, and activities happening all over town for all members of your group to participate in.
  • Sport Kite Lessons: If you see the giant kites in front of the Kite Loft it will be hard to resist joining the free sport kite lessons offered from 6 to 9 PM.
  • Art League of OC Tour & Crafts: Explore beautiful artwork and the featured galleries with a guided tour on Sundays, and arts & crafts for the kids in the courtyard on Saturdays.
  • OC Life-Saving Station Museum Programs: Do something new every day with the free daily programs throughout the summer that teach about the history of OCMD and nautical knowledge.
  • OC Library Programs: From kids’ summer reading to tween parties and adult knitting or book clubs, the variety of programs at the Ocean City library has something for everyone to enjoy this summer.
With all there is to do in town, hurry and book your Ocean City vacation today at Tidelands Caribbean for the best, most affordable accommodations for your family!

Upcoming August Events in OCMD

It’s that time of year again for your favorite annual OCMD events this August. Are you coming to town for big events like the White Marlin Open or Jeep Week? There’s a lot of fun to look forward to and we’ve got space for you at the Tidelands Caribbean HotelBook your stay with us for the most affordable and convenient location for the festivities.

Things to Do in August in Ocean City, MD

White Marlin Open: The world’s largest billfish tournament is back for its 49th year! The White Marlin Open will be from August 8th to 12th, bringing thousands of anglers, bill fishermen, and spectators to the marina to try and win millions of dollars. Try your luck or sit by and watch the weigh-ins throughout the week. All ages of anglers are welcome to participate and there are several fishing categories to compete in. Marlin Fest: Ocean City’s Marlin Fest is the best place to watch the weigh-ins! Sit on the beach at the inlet and view a big screen live streaming the boats coming in. While you wait to see what the boats have reeled in, enjoy live music, vendors, food, drinks, and more. What’s even better is the close proximity to the Tidelands Caribbean Hotel. Walk just a few blocks and you’re there! ArtX Festival: The Art League of Ocean City and the Town of Ocean City bring ArtX to Northside Park every year. The community event is free to attend from August 20th to 21st. Browse and shop with local vendors, check out the awesome artwork, and enjoy workshops for adults and kids. We love seeing local art showcased! OC Jeep Week: Jeep lovers are back in town from August 25th to 28th for Ocean City’s Jeep Week and everyone is welcome to stay at the Tidelands Caribbean! Come visit for an ultimate Jeep and beach vacation with parades, vendors, beach crawls, and more. Book your stay at the Tidelands Caribbean Hotel for the best, most affordable accommodations around, no matter what your itinerary looks like! Contact us today for more information and check out our beach updates for more to do while you’re in town.

Last-Minute Summer Vacation in Ocean City, MD

Book your last-minute summer vacation in Ocean City, MD with the great rates at Tidelands Caribbean Hotel! Before the kids head back to school and the warm weather disappears, spend your time at the beach and make memories you won’t forget. There are plenty of reasons to book at the end of the summer and we’ll tell you why! Our 5th Street location is still ready to host more guests all season long with the perfect mix of affordable accommodations and convenient entertainment close by.

3 Reasons to Book an End of Summer Vacation

1. Perfect Ocean Temperature The Ocean City beach sea temperatures always reach their warmest in early to mid-August. The average temperature around this time of year falls anywhere from 72 °F to 78 °F. This is the perfect water temperature to cool off on a hot day but not be too cold that you need a wetsuit. We wait all year to splash around in the ocean, so don’t miss out on your chance! Remember to wear sunscreen for UV protection and to be mindful of when lifeguards are on duty to help keep you safe. 2. Fewer Crowds It’s no secret that our beach town can get pretty busy in the heat of the summer and we don’t mind that too much, but it is a breath of fresh air when the crowds begin to thin! No more long lines for boardwalk fries or amusement rides, less traffic on the bridge, more space to spread out on the beach, and available rooms at the Tidelands Caribbean Hotel. What more could you ask for? 3. Long-Lasting Memories Whether you’re taking a trip with family, friends, or by yourself, the beach always brings quality, long-lasting memories to cherish. Give the kids a fun trip to share about when they head back to school and soak in the last warm sunny days before fall weather. Hold on to the memories until you can come back next year and do it all over again! What are you waiting for? Book your stay with the Tidelands Caribbean Hotel for your last-minute summer vacation and enjoy! Contact us today for more information.

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From June through the end of August, guests can enjoy the perks of the Carousel Advantage! Treat yourself and your family to any and all of the following FREE events:

  • Family Photo Night (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)
  • Movies on the Beach (Wednesdays)
  • Nightly Ice Shows
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