Events This Weekend in Delaware and Maryland

January 11, 2024

Maryland's favorite summertime resort of Ocean City is in the spotlight this weekend as three big events highlight our "Weekender Blog" for the second week of January.

With the annual Delmarva Art Expo receiving top billing and two other events following suit, it's going to be a great off-season weekend to be in fabulous Ocean City, Maryland.

Back home at the Delaware beaches, we also have a few things to tell you about as we continue our journey through January with the ultimate goal of kicking off another great season on Saint Patrick's Day in a few weeks.

Keep reading for this week's featured Oldfather Group events. And have a great weekend everyone!

Delmarva Art Expo (January 13-14)

This seventh annual wintertime event will be held at the Ocean City Convention Center on Saturday, January 13, and Sunday, January 14.

Featuring handcrafted artwork from dozens of regional artisans, this two-day show is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission price is $4 per day. Learn more at

DreamFest Events (January 13-14)

The Art League of Ocean City is holding two days of themed events this weekend in advance of Martin Luther King's birthday on Monday, January 15.

Complimentary food and drinks will be served during these events, which are free and open to the public.

The two days of festivities begin on Saturday, January 13, with a special "I Have a Dream" youth art show and a presentation by artist Kevin Harris, who will be displaying paintings on glass that are representatives of African-American culture.

Other scheduled events and activities include a hip hop performance, short films, question and answer sessions, and more.

Learn more about this event at

Fire & Ice "into the Wild" Drink Competition (January 14)

The annual Bethany Beach Fire & Ice Festival will be held later this month in the resort but the official drink of the event will be determined this weekend.

Organized by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, this event involves several local restaurants competing to see who will create this year's special libation.

This event will be held at Mango's on the boardwalk and is scheduled for 12 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 14.

Learn more about this event at

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