Cruisin' OC

May 18-19-20-21, 2017


Show Hours:

  • Thursday 9am-5pm
  • Friday 9am-5pm
  • Saturday 9am-5pm
  • Sunday 9am-3pm


  • Inlet Parking Lot (809 South Atlantic Ave)
  • Convention Center (4001 Coastal Highway)


$10/day Thursday & Sunday
$15/day Friday & Saturday
Children under 14 are free with an adult.
(Tickets good at all locations)

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27th Annual Cruisin' Ocean City

May 18-19-20-21, 2017


Thanks to all the Car Show Enthusiasts this event has reached its maximum number of participants. Please call our office prior to May 12th or stop by the OC Convention Center to see if registrations have become available.

Get ready for one of the hottest hot rod shows on the East Coast, the 27th Annual Cruisin Ocean City, as it returns to the beachside resort town of Ocean City Maryland, May 18-19-20-21. This nationally recognized event attracts more than 3,500 customs, hot rods, street machines, classics and more from over 20 states plus Canada.

Lots of car shows and vendors will be taking place at the Convention Center Parking Lot and the Inlet Parking Lot, plus several more car shows will be taking place at various business locations in and around Ocean City.

Special Guest at this year's Cruisin, meet ERIK ESTRADA best known for his role as Officer Frank Poncherello on the classic tv show "CHiPs." Erik will be at the event Friday inside the OC Convention Center 11-4, Saturday at the Inlet 11-4 and Sunday at the Inlet 11-1 signing autographs and posing for pictures. Also joining the fun, from the hit tv show "COUNTING CARS" meet KEVIN MACK! Kevin will be at the event Friday at the Inlet 11-4 and Saturday inside the OC Convention Center 11-4 meeting and greeting fans plus talking about all the fun they have on the show.  Plus see the Flintstone Mobile Show Car Friday and Saturday, 9-5, inside the Convention Center.  Additional entertainment includes live music, BINGO, the Giant Jukebox, Seaside Jimmy, Cruisin Gold Deejay Mike Wilson and much more!

Live in Concert during Cruisin will be Under the Streetlamp, Thursday May 18th at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center (located inside the Oc Convention Center)! Show time 8pm. Under the Streetlamp, comprised of former members of the hit Broadway show Jersey Boys, delivers an electrifying evening of classics from the American Radio songbook, bringing their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to your favorite Doo Wop, Motown and old time Rock n’ Roll hits. This is a show you won't want to miss. Tickets are on sale now!

Express Auctioneers will be returning to Cruisin Ocean City Thursday, May 18th and Friday, May 19th for the OC Collector Car Auction inside the OC Convention Center. Previews beign at 9am and the live auction begins at 11am both days.  Some of the featured cars scheduled to go across the auction block include a 55 Chevy Bel Air which appeared in the recent film "Jackie," a 64 Ford F100 pick-up, a 69 Chevelle Malibu, a 72 Nova SS Yenko tribute, a 74 VW Thing and a 55 MG TF 1500.  For more information on buying or selling a vehicle please call 410-365-2759 or 386-956-0958, or visit OCCollectorCars.com.

Some of the country’s top national names will be showcasing their products in manufacturers midway at the Inlet Parking Lot including Advance Auto Parts, Amsoil, Auto Meter, Chevy Performance, Cold Case Radiators, Comp Performance, Covercraft Industries, Diamond Resorts, Flaming River, Flex Seal, Flowmaster Exhausts, GEICO, Goodmark, Grundy Insurance, Holley, K&N Filters, March Performance, Meguiar's, Miller Electric, Mothers Polish, MSD, OPTIMA Batteries, Pennzoil, QA1 Products, Radley Chevrolet, Ridetech, Ron Francis Wiring, Slide-Lok, Spectre, Speed Unlimited, Tremec, USA Lift, Wissel & Walsh Insurance and more. Plus at the OC Convenction Center there will be Treasured Motor Cars and Wears Woody along with additional vendors both inside and outside selling automotive merchandise along with arts & crafts, jewelry, t-shirts and many other specialty items. There will also be a Swap Meet Friday and Saturday inside the Convention Center.   For vendor or swap meet information please call 410-798-6304 or email Jacklyn@specialeventpro.com.

Saturday night be sure to check out the 3rd Annual Cruisin OC Pin Up Contest at the 28th Pit & Pub. The contest starts at 8:30pm. If you are interested in competing call 410-798-6304, email infoevent@specialeventpro.com or arrive at 7:30pm to sign-up. There will be cash and trophy awards plus lots of give-aways! Come cheer on your favorite and enjoy food and drink specials!

Additional Cruisin Ocean City highlights are the special Boardwalk Parades that will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Staging beings at 27th street on the boardwalk and the parades begin at 8am from North Division Street going south to the inlet.

On Sunday the Grand Finale Awards will take place at the Beachside Inlet. Before Cruisin comes to an end there will be more than 500 trophies, plaques and awards presented plus over 3,000 giveaways.

There is so much to see and do at this year's event so make sure to mark your calendars for May 18-19-20-21, 2017 and cruise on down to Ocean City Maryland for the 27th Annual Cruisin Ocean City.

Keep checking back for updates and announcements! Schedule subject to change.

For additional information email infoevent@specialeventpro.com or call 410-798-6304.

For vendor information email Jacklyn@specialeventpro.com.

Please note the town of Ocean City has implemented a new trailer parking ordinance which prohibits trailer parking on city streets from May 1st – October 31st.  Any Cruisin participants that will be parking a trailer on city streets will need a trailer parking permit.  For more information on trailer parking please click here.  When making your reservations please check with your hotel or condor to see if they provide trailer parking. For a trailer parking permit application please click here.

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