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


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, from the hit show "Counting Cars" meet Ryan Evans! Ryan will be at the event Friday and Saturday meeting and greeting fans plus talking about all the fun they have on the show.

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 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. For more information on buying or selling a vehicle please call 410-243-9999 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. Plus there will be additional vendors both inside and outside of the OC Convention Center 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.

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!

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 p lease check with your hotel or condor to see if they provide trailer parking.

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While Cruisin around town make sure to turn your radio to The Wave 97.1 and Cool 101.3, the Official Stations of Cruisin' Ocean City!

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Mark your calendars now!

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Cruisin' Ocean City Gallery

Cruisin' Ocean City
May 18-19-20-21, 2017
Ocean City, Maryland

This event is open to Rods, Customs and Classics 1976 and earlier.
All vehicles must be street legal with current state tags, licensed and insured (no motorcycles or scooters). No excessively loud exhaust systems. This event is limited to approximately 3,000 vehicles and sells out. The Entry Fee includes Driver, 1 Adult Passenger and Children under 14. Additional event passenger/guest passes may be purchased for $25 each in advance. (The entry fee minus processing fee is refundable with written request prior to March 1, 2016.) You do not have to be present all 4 days to be eligible for trophies, event plaques, sponsor awards or merchandise give-aways. Parades will be restricted and limited based on car count and time restrictions. Activities are subject to change. Parking is limited at all locations. The police take a very active and pro safety role in this event. You must drive responsibly and obey the laws at all times.

Hat Pins & Dash Plaques to all Participants.
Locations include Inlet Parking Lot, Convention Center, plus various other shows.

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Advance Entry Fee January 1, 2017 to April 1, 2017...$60

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The exhibitor hereby applies to this event and will at all times comply with all rules, regulations and policies of the event producers. Neither Special Event Productions, Inc., the Town of Ocean City, producers, sponsors, support personnel or anyone else connected with the presentation of this event shall be responsible or liable for any loss, injury or damage incurred. In consideration of this entry, entrant agrees to the use of their name, photo and/or vehicle photo for publicity and/or advertising. Any poor behavior, irresponsible driving and/or conduct deemed objectionable to the event's well being may result in participant being denied any further involvement in the event and/or future events. All participants are responsible for their own proper insurance. Event credentials are non-transferable without written permission of event management. Schedule/activities are subject to change.

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