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Ocean City Jeep Fest is simply that: A Festival of Jeeps!

Ocean City Jeep Fest is the evolution of one of the biggest and most popular Jeep events in the Mid-Atlantic held every year in Ocean City, Maryland. Live Wire Media & Events and CEO Brad Hoffman, along with his amazing team, have been the production, management, marketing, and activation team for all the Ocean City Jeep events for nearly a decade.

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Updates and details for Ocean City Jeepfest 2024 and our Event Schedule will be coming soon.

Red Jeep Rubicon going up a sand dune
Jeep Wagoneer making it's way through the beach course
Jeep riders waiting their turn through the beach dune crawl
White Jeep navigating a turn in the dune crawl

Our centerpiece is the daily Beach Crawl (we coined the phrase "the sandy carpet ride") where you watch the sun rise over the ocean, while heading north on the beach from the Pier to 30th Street. It's one of the most amazing experiences you can imagine.

Three times a day, we offer the Sand Course. This custom-built playground for your Jeep is meant to feel like a roller coaster ride on four wheels. In the shadow of the Pier amusements, adjacent to the Boardwalk, this course is designed to be user-friendly.

Our event hub is the Ocean City Convention Center at 40th Street, where you'll find a Vendor Village featuring regional, national, and international vendors, as well as live entertainment. It's a showcase for Jeep and 4x4 parts, services, and sales, headlined by our title sponsor KICKER audio. This area is open to the public during the show. Here, you also can take part in the Show & Shine, where participants show off their lovingly customized rides, from old to new, mild to wild.

The core of our event is always YOU, the Jeep owner and enthusiast.

We love to see you smile as you drive down the sand. We enjoy the laughs as you roll over the moguls of the Sand Course. We see the camaraderie at our nighttime parties hosted around Ocean City, Maryland. We watch as the Jeep clubs roll through town in their pride and joy, adorned with their nicknames.

Ocean City Jeep Fest is for everybody, young and old. It's one of the town's most family-friendly events. We pride ourselves on our history – but we strive for bigger and better things in our future. Together we'll continue to make great memories on the beautiful Ocean City sand.

Teamwork makes the dream work! Thank you as always to our Ocean City Jeep Fest support staff, volunteers, sponsors, partners, and the Town of Ocean City Staff, without whom we could not produce this event – and YOU, our loyal participants.

We take immense pride in facilitating Ocean City's annual Jeep gathering. Whether you're a new Jeep owner, or you've been around Jeeps all your life, it's a Jeep thing.

Our event is a celebration of Jeep culture, energy, and passion. That's what Ocean City Jeep Fest is all about. Enjoy the ride with us!

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Ocean City Jeep Fest Official 2024 Event Schedule

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  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2024

    Packet Pickup

    12 – 5 PM
    OC Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway

    Meet inside in the main lobby. Please present ID or registration confirmation.

  • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2024

    Packet Pickup

    10 AM – 5 PM
    OC Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway

    Meet inside in the main lobby. Please present ID or registration confirmation.

    Vendor Load-In

    10 AM - 8 PM
    OC Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway

    Front Parking lot only. Trailer parking available on-site. For more info, call or text Brad 443-366-5944.

    Vendor Party

    5 – 8 PM
    The Embers Restaurant - Courtyard area, 2305 Philadelphia Ave.

    Welcome party & meet-up for vendors! Show event badge for 10% discount. Participants also welcome.

  • THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2024

    Staging for Beach Crawl

    6:45 – 7:45 AM
    Inlet Parking Lot, 809 S. Atlantic Ave.

    Parking code provided by event staff. Must enter parking code to avoid ticket.

    Please note: to ease traffic and make event smooth for all, participants are urged to bring their own air compressor to air-up after the Beach Crawl. All Jeeps must air down to 17 PSI and lock-in 4WD.

    Beach Crawl

    7:45 – 9:15 AM
    Inlet Parking Lot, 809 S. Atlantic Ave.

    IMPORTANT: NEW ROUTE for 2023! Parade will now travel northbound, under the Pier and up the beach. Exit point will be 30th Street beach access. Changes made per Ocean City Police Department.

    KICKER Sand Course (Shift 1 of 3)

    10 AM - 12 PM
    Inlet Parking Lot, 809 S. Atlantic Ave.

    See staff on-site for parking code. Meet at north end of Inlet Lot for staging. Air down to 17 PSI and lock-in 4WD. Staff will instruct Jeeps to enter course area. Exit back into Inlet Lot when completed. Please note, bring your own air compressor to air-up.

    Packet Pickup

    10 AM – 5 PM
    OC Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway

    Meet inside in the main lobby. Please present ID or registration confirmation.

    Vendor Village

    10 AM - 5 PM
    OC Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway

    Open to vendors, participants, and the general public. Public tickets available at front gate. Featuring music by DJ Hook.

    KICKER Sand Course (Shift 2 of 3)

    12:30 – 2:30 PM
    Inlet Parking Lot, 809 S. Atlantic Ave.

    See staff on-site for parking code.

    Meet at north end of Inlet Lot for staging. Air down to 17 PSI and lock-in 4WD. Staff will instruct Jeeps to enter course area. Exit back into Inlet Lot when completed. Please note, bring your own air compressor.

    KICKER Sand Course (Shift 3 of 3)

    3 – 5 PM
    Inlet Parking Lot, 809 S. Atlantic Ave.

    See staff on-site for parking code.

    Meet at north end of Inlet Lot for staging. Air down to 17 PSI and lock-in 4WD. Staff will instruct Jeeps to enter course area. Exit back into Inlet Lot when completed. Please note, bring your own air compressor.

    KICKER Kickoff Deck Party

    5:30 – 8:30 PM
    Hilton Garden Inn - oceanfront deck, 2800 Coastal Highway

    Kick off the week's festivities with all your friends! Stunning fully-renovated Hilton hotel property with spectacular direct oceanfront views. Featuring live music by Blake Haley. Show your event badge for a 10% discount.

  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2024

    Staging for Beach Crawl

    6:15 – 7:45 AM
    Inlet Parking Lot, 809 S. Atlantic Ave.

    Parking code provided by event staff. Must enter parking code to avoid ticket.

    Please note: to ease traffic and make event smooth for all, participants are urged to bring their own air compressor to air-up after the Beach Crawl. All Jeeps must air down to 17 PSI and lock-in 4WD.

    Beach Crawl

    7:45 – 9:15 AM
    Inlet Parking Lot, 809 S. Atlantic Ave.

    IMPORTANT: NEW ROUTE for 2023! Parade will now travel northbound, under the Pier and up the beach. Exit point will be 30th Street beach access. Changes made per Ocean City Police Department.

    KICKER Sand Course (Shift 1 of 3)

    10 AM - 12 PM Inlet Parking Lot, 809 S. Atlantic Ave.

    See staff on-site for parking code. Meet at north end of Inlet Lot for staging. Air down to 17 PSI and lock-in 4WD. Staff will instruct Jeeps to enter course area. Exit back into Inlet Lot when completed. Please note, bring your own air compressor to air-up.

    Packet Pickup

    10 AM – 5 PM OC Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway

    Meet inside in the main lobby. Please present ID or registration confirmation.

    Vendor Village

    10 AM - 5 PM
    OC Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway

    Open to vendors, participants, and the general public. Public tickets available at front gate. Featuring music by DJ Hook.

    Show and Shine

    11 AM - 2 PM
    OC Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway

    Judged competition + awards. Must have Window Sheet to enter. All participants welcome.

    KICKER Sand Course (Shift 2 of 3)

    12:30 – 2:30 PM
    Inlet Parking Lot, 809 S. Atlantic Ave.

    See staff on-site for parking code. Meet at north end of Inlet Lot for staging. Air down to 17 PSI and lock-in 4WD. Staff will instruct Jeeps to enter course area. Exit back into Inlet Lot when completed. Please note, bring your own air compressor.

    KICKER Sand Course (Shift 3 of 3)

    3 – 5 PM
    Inlet Parking Lot, 809 S. Atlantic Ave.

    See staff on-site for parking code. Meet at north end of Inlet Lot for staging. Air down to 17 PSI and lock-in 4WD. Staff will instruct Jeeps to enter course area. Exit back into Inlet Lot when completed. Please note, bring your own air compressor.

    Kickin' It at the Harbor with KICKER

    5:30 – 8:30 PM
    Pier 23 restaurant, 12817 Harbor Road, West Ocean City

    Be amazed at the area’s newest open-concept outdoor dining space. Enjoy great food and drink over the direct waterfront at the West OC harbor. You'll love seeing all the boats come by! Featuring live music by the Fil Rhythm Band. Show your event badge for a 10% discount.

    LED Light Show

    10 – 11:30 PM
    The Green Turtle, 116 Coastal Highway

    Meet up and show off your lighting rig at the ORIGINAL Greene Turtle! Judged competition and awards. Show your event badge to get 10% off food and drink. No children inside, 21+ only.

  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2024

    Staging for Beach Crawl

    6:15 – 7:45 AM
    Inlet Parking Lot, 809 S. Atlantic Ave.

    Parking code provided by event staff. Must enter parking code to avoid ticket.

    Please note: to ease traffic and make event smooth for all, participants are urged to bring their own air compressor to air-up after the Beach Crawl. All Jeeps must air down to 17 PSI and lock-in 4WD.

    Beach Crawl

    7:45 – 9:15 AM
    Inlet Parking Lot, 809 S. Atlantic Ave.

    IMPORTANT:parade route is northbound. Staging in inlet lot by 7:10 am the parade will go under the pier head north and exit at 30st beach access.

    KICKER Sand Course (Shift 1 of 3)

    10 AM - 12 PM
    Inlet Parking Lot, 809 S. Atlantic Ave.

    See staff on-site for parking code. Meet at north end of Inlet Lot for staging. Air down to 17 PSI and lock-in 4WD. Staff will instruct Jeeps to enter course area. Exit back into Inlet Lot when completed. Please note, bring your own air compressor to air-up.

    Packet Pickup

    10 AM – 5 PM
    OC Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway

    Meet inside in the main lobby. Please present ID or registration confirmation.

    Vendor Village

    10 AM - 5 PM
    OC Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway

    Open to vendors, participants, and the general public. Public tickets available at front gate. Featuring music by DJ Hook.

    Show and Shine

    11 AM - 2 PM
    OC Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway

    Judged competition and awards. Must have Window Sheet to enter. All participants welcome.

    KICKER Sand Course (Shift 2 of 3)

    12:30 – 2:30 PM
    Inlet Parking Lot, 809 S. Atlantic Ave.

    See staff on-site for parking code. Meet at north end of Inlet Lot for staging. Air down to 17 PSI and lock-in 4WD. Staff will instruct Jeeps to enter course area. Exit back into Inlet Lot when completed. Please note, bring your own air compressor.

    KICKER Sand Course (Shift 3 of 3)

    3 – 5 PM
    Inlet Parking Lot, 809 S. Atlantic Ave.

    See staff on-site for parking code. Meet at north end of Inlet Lot for staging. Air down to 17 PSI and lock-in 4WD. Staff will instruct Jeeps to enter course area. Exit back into Inlet Lot when completed. Please note, bring your own air compressor.

    The Great Jeep Gathering

    6 – 7:30 PM
    OC Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway

    GROUP AERIAL PHOTO! Everyone’s invited, bring all Jeeps for the biggest Jeep photoshoot around! You do not want to miss being a part of this.

    Saturday Night Special party presented by KICKER

    8:30 – 11 PM
    Bourbon Street at the Beach restaurant, 12601 Coastal Highway

    A live music venue with a killer menu! Enjoy a performance on the main stage by Shots Fired. Lots of free parking available on the back of the restaurant near Northside Park. Show your event badge for 10% off food and drink.

  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2024

    Staging for Beach Crawl

    6:15 – 7:45 AM
    Inlet Parking Lot, 809 S. Atlantic Ave.

    Parking code provided by event staff. Must enter parking code to avoid ticket.

    Please note: to ease traffic and make event smooth for all, participants are urged to bring their own air compressor to air-up after the Beach Crawl. All Jeeps must air down to 17 PSI and lock-in 4WD.

    Beach Crawl

    7:45 – 9:15 AM
    Inlet Parking Lot, 809 S. Atlantic Ave.

    IMPORTANT: NEW ROUTE for 2023! Parade will now travel northbound, under the Pier and up the beach. Exit point will be 30th Street beach access. Changes made per Ocean City Police Department.

    KICKER Sand Course (Shift 1 of 1)

    10 AM - 12 PM
    Inlet Parking Lot, 809 S. Atlantic Ave.

    See staff on-site for parking code. Meet at north end of Inlet Lot for staging. Air down to 17 PSI and lock-in 4WD. Staff will instruct Jeeps to enter course area. Exit back into Inlet Lot when completed. Please note, bring your own air compressor to air-up.

    Vendor Photo Shoot

    12 - 1 PM
    KICKER Sand Course, On the beach at Somerset Street

    Great opportunity to take marketing photos of your company's Jeep on the official Sand Course. Please note, event for vendors and sponsors only, not open to public.

    Sunday Funday Field Party

    2:30 – 5 PM
    Sinepuxent Brewing Company 8816 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin MD

    It's the official OC Jeep Fest wrap party! Hang out on the lawn at the brewery with friends! Tons of free parking available. Featuring live music by Doug Kaetz. Show your event badge to get 10% off food and drink.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the registration per vehicle or person?

When you register you register the vehicle. That registration gets you and a passenger credentials. You can buy extra wristbands for extra passengers at packet pickup.


What if I registered but I get in town too late to get my stickers and packet? 

You can go to the inlet and do your beach crawl, and get your packet when you complete your beach crawl.


Where can pickup my event packet and do you mail them out?

We do not mail them out. You can pick your event packet up at the OC Convention Center August 20th-24th  10am-5pm.


Do I need to air down my tires and bring anything?

Yes. We recommend you air down to 17 lbs. to 20 lbs. of tire pressure. We also recommend you bring a small portable compressor to air up.


Do you allow dogs?

Yes. You must have them secured in the vehicle. You can also have them walk around at the Convention center. But must be on a leash.


Where should I stay?

We recommend you find a condo or hotel that fits your needs. Across the bridge may be a little bit lower pricing. Reserve your hotel before the event to avoid last minute pricing.


Do I get deals at the after parties?

Yes. All official OC Jeep Fest events will give you a discount when you show them your badge. Look to the event program for party details.


Where do I go to stage for the Beach Crawl or Sand course?

Go to the Ocean City Inlet parking lot. Head to the north end staff will guide you to the staging area.


If I have issues with my registration or cant find it who do I contact?

Send and e mail to brad@live-wire-media.com or text 443-366-5944 Brad Hoffman, Event Director.


Can I park my trailer somewhere if I trailer my Jeep in?

Yes reach out via text to Brad at 443-366-5944 he will tell you a location that will work.


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