This Weekend in Ocean City: Flower Show, Farmers Market, Fireworks, 5K

The Ocean City Flower Show will celebrate its 50th anniversary from Friday to Sunday (June 7 to June 9) at the Ocean City Music Pier. The annual show is presented by the Garden Club of Ocean City and features floral creations and displays from enthusiasts of all ages.

Awards are given in a variety of categories for artistic design and horticulture. This year’s theme is “Celebrating 50 Years in Flowers.” The event also features a small sales pavilion.

The public is invited to check out the beautiful displays. Show hours are 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free (donations to the Garden Club are optional).

  • The popular weekly Farmers Market on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle opens for the 2024 season on June 5 and returns every Wednesday through early September. Locally grown produce and specialties, along with crafters set up on the 500 block of Asbury Avenue, will be available 8 a.m. to noon every week.
  • A fireworks display will be launched from the beach at Fifth Street at 9 p.m. Thursday (June 6) to celebrate the 93rd anniversary of Gillian’s amusements on the Ocean City Boardwalk.
  • The Emergency Responder 5-Kilometer Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, June 8, and registration remains open. Formerly known as the “Cop Chase,” the event now honors all first responders and moves to a new location near the Ocean City Intermediate School. The race starts and finishes at 18th Street and Haven Avenue at 8:30 a.m. with a flat out-and-back course along the Haven Avenue bike route. The event also includes a one-mile walk/run (8 a.m.) and kids’ challenges (50-meter and 100-meter dashes, 400-meter obstacle course) at 9 a.m. Online registration and further information are available at