Celebrate all things maritime during Harbor Day at the Docks October 19

Celebrate all things maritime during Harbor Day at the Docks. This free, family-friendly festival will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the West Ocean City commercial harbor. Bring your family and friends and get set for a day of all things maritime.

The Maritime Heritage Festival of Harbor Day at the Docks will take place along Sunset Avenue in the West Ocean City Commercial Harbor. A complimentary shuttle service will be available for convenient parking from the West Ocean City Park N’ Ride.

The event is being hosted by Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) in partnership with Worcester County Tourism, the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association, Greater Ocean City, Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Fish In OC, Martin Fish Company, and many other individuals and businesses.

“This event originally ran between the years of 2008 to 2012,” WCRP Marketing Program Manager Brianna Dix said. “It was loved by the community and visitors. We’re glad to bring it back to life to educate visitors about the rich culture of the harbor, and provide a fun environment for all who attend.”

Entertainment, education, and history are on tap for the day. There will be lobster banding and knot tying by local fishermen, fish cleaning demonstrations, a crab eating contest, creative activities for children, live music by Feel Free and Diamond Alley, poster and t-shirt sales, a vendor tent full of local businesses and community organizations, and a touch tank with various marine life for youth to explore. There will also be food and drinks available for purchase. The festivities will culminate with the Blessing of the Fleet at 5:00 p.m. You won’t want to miss it.

Be part of making Harbor Day at the Docks a spectacular event. Sponsorship opportunities and vendor space are available. For more information visit www.harbordayoc.com, visit the social media pages @harbordayoc, or contact Brianna Dix at 410-632-2144 x2514 or bdix@co.worcester.md.us.