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Celebrating Halloween in Ocean City, MD

Glowing carved pumpkin next to the lounger on the beach at night

In Ocean City, MD, our October events are giving the town pumpkin to talk about. Our beach town likes to creep it real with the biggest and best Halloween festivities throughout the month. This year is going to be the best OCtober yet – we can feel it in our bones!

Ready for some skele-fun for all ages? Check out what’s brewing over the next couple of weeks. 

October Events in OCMD


OCtoberfest is one of the most popular events of the year! Which of these festivities is your cup of pumpkin spice?

  • 7th annual autumn Shore Craft Beer Fest, OCtoberfest – Oct. 23
  • O.C.toberfest Beach Maze – Oct. 22-24
  • Drive & Disguise/Trunk or Treat – Oct. 23
  • Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade – Oct. 23
  • Drive-In Movie: Casper – Oct. 23
  • The Great Pumpkin Race – Oct. 24
  • Big Toys on the Boardwalk – Oct. 24

Ocean City Ghost Walks

Did you know that there are guided ghost tours through Ocean City? It’s the perfect way to lift your spirits during these gloomy fall days! The 1.7 mile walking tour stops by sites along the Boardwalk and Baltimore Avenue that have haunting tales associated with them. BOO-k yours here!

Seaside 10 Mile/5K Halloween Run

On October 30th, get ready to run for your lives from zombies, ghosts, vampires… princesses, candy corn, and movie characters…? The 10 mile run and 5K Halloween Bash invites all runners to wear their best Halloween costumes as they run around town. Sign up here to skele-run and escape our skele-puns!

Halloween Spook Out

Bring the little ghouls to the family fun Halloween Spook Out event in Northside Park on October 24th! Enjoy carnival games, arts & crafts, hayrides, and of course – candy.

You already know that we’re missing you all terribly at Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill, but we hope you have a spook-tacular Halloween with eerie-sistable costumes and events that are sure to be a howling good time. Follow along with The Good Life posts to stay up to date with everything you need to know about visiting Ocean City, MD. It’s time to get this party startled!