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30th Anniversary Cruisin Ocean City

May 20-21-22-23, 2021

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Cruisin Ocean City, as it returns to the beachside resort town of Ocean City Maryland, May 20-21-22-23, 2021. This nationally recognized event attracts more than 3,000 customs, hot rods, street machines, classics and more.

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. There will also be a special Neon and LED car show, pin-up contest and pedal car show throughout the weekend! 

Special guest at Cruisin 2021 will be Larry Wilcox, best know for his role as Officer Jon Baker on "CHiPs".  Larry will be at the Beachside Inlet Friday, May 21st from 11am-4pm and at the OC Covention Center Saturday, May 22nd, 11am-4pm. Joining the fun will be David Newbern and Mike Cotten from the hit show "Faster with Finnegan." David and Mike will be at the Beachside Inlet for one day only, Saturday, May 22nd from 11am-4pm.  Make sure to stop by and say hi!

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, Advantage Lifts, AMSOIL, Barrett-Jackson, Grundy Insurance, Hagerty Insurance, Keen, Miller, One Off Rod & Custom, OPTIMA Batteries, Pioneer Pole Building, QA1, Radley Chevrolet, Ron Francis Wiring, Summit, Sundance Vacations, Travel Smart, TREMEC, Walsh & Associates Insurance and Wilwood Brakes  plus there will be 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. For vendor and sponsor information please call 410-798-6304 or email Jacklyn@specialeventpro.com.

New this year there will be a 3 day Car Corral and Swap Meet inside the Ocean City Convention Center, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm.  Find that unique part you've been searching for or pick up a new ride to cruise just in time for the summer. For more Car Corral informaiton call 443-250-2856 or email info@cruisinclassicauctions.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.

Thursday and Friday evenings cruise down to the Inlet for a Drive-In Movie starting at 8pm.  Thursday night will feature American Graffiti and Friday night will be Smokey and the Bandit.  While the movie is free to watch you must pay for parking on Friday night.  Also be sure to grab some movie snacks from the boardwalk to enjoy!

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 so make sure to mark your calendars for May 20-21-22-23, 2021 and cruise on down to Ocean City Maryland for the 30th Anniversary 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 and sponsor information email Jacklyn@specialeventpro.com.



Please note the healthy and safety of our participants, attendees and the communities we visit are our foremost concern.  Expect to see additional health and safety measures while attending the event.  Face masks will be required at all entrance gates, inside the OC Convention Center, in vendor rows and at any time where social distancing is not possible.  



During Cruisin Ocean City the town will be designated as a Special Event Zone.  There will be reduced speed limits and increased fines.  For additional information on the Special Event Zone please visit https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/departments/police/special-event-zone-faqs/

Maryland Motor Vehicle Law and the Town of Ocean City Ordinance state that no loud noise from a vehicle may be heard at a distance of 50 feet from the vehicle at any time.

The town of Ocean City has a 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 condo to see if they provide trailer parking. For a trailer parking permit application please email infoevent@specialeventpro.com

For additional OC ordinances please click here.

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A Special Thank You to all of our Sponsors!

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Cruisin' Ocean City

May 20-21-22-23, 2021
Ocean City, Maryland

This event is open to Rods, Customs and Classics 1979 and earlier.
ALL VEHICLES MUST BE STREET LEGAL with current state tags, licensed and insured (no motorcycles or scooters). NO EXCESSIVELY LOUD EXHAUST SYSTEMSThis 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, 2019.) 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 the first 3,000.
Locations include Inlet Parking Lot, Convention Center, plus various other shows.


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*Please note, all participants will be required to show vehicle registration at check in.

Entry Fee...$80

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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.

I Agree to the Terms and Conditions above*