Free Activities

FREE ACTIVITIES

FOR ALL AGES

INSIDE FREE ACTIVITIES

Located inside of the Northside Park Gymnasium

 

DRAWING INSTRUCTION

This special FREE workshop focuses on exploring contour drawing techniques and creating the illusion of form using shading technique of blending.

Saturday 1:00 – 3:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am – 12 pm
 

STAIN GLASS ACTIVITY

Design your own version of stain glass art with tissue paper.

Saturday 1 - 6:00 pm and Sunday11:00 am - 3:00 pm
 

KITE BUILDING

Create your very own kite to fly while you are in Ocean City!

Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 - 2:00 pm

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ART LEAGUE POSTER DISPLAY

Art Adventure Camp poster display: See posters created by 2021 Art Adventure Camp students (ages 6-14) exploring the theme of anti-littering.

 

OUTSIDE FREE ACTIVITIES

Located throughout Northside Park

 

CHALK ART CONTEST

Transform a square of pavement into a work of art. Fun for all ages. Judging and awards at the end of each day. Prize goes to the best overall artwork. - passes to Splash Mountain

Chalk available or bring your own!

Saturday 12:00 -7:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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GEOCACHING

Find boxes hidden throughout the park.  Decode the secret message for a prize from the wheel

Saturday 12-7:00 pm, Sunday 9am-3:00 pm

 

AUTHOR’S ROW

Meet local authors and illustrators, with books available for sale and signing.

Located in the “Local Artists Area” Saturday and Sunday

 

BANDANA FABRIC ART

Express yourself by creating your own original piece of wearable art!

Field #1 Saturday 12 – 4:00 pm and   Sunday 9am – 3:00 pm

 

FRISBEE ART

Grab some color markers and color a Frisbee with cool abstract designs, then watch them come to life as they take off into the air with friends and family! This activity is free and available to patrons during scheduled hours while supplies last

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Saturday 3-5:00 pm, 6:00- 7:30 pm  and Sunday 1 – 3:00 pm

 

TRANSPARENT ART IN THE TREES

Add your own creativity to the Art in The Trees display

Saturday12 - 3 pm and 4 - 8:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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PARTY CUP ART

Be a part of creating this colorful public art display made entirely out of Party Cups!

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Saturday 12:00 - 3:00 pm, 5:00 - 7:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

 

YOUTH PLEIN AIR EVENT

Sign out a painting kit and pick a spot around the lagoon to paint the beautiful scenery. Bring your painting back for a picture to put on social media. Prizes awarded. Saturday 12:00 - 7:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

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MURAL MAZE

A wood maze, gridded into individual sections, many of which are pre-sketched/outlined, that are ready to be painted. With the guidance of a professional muralist/creative coach, artists of all ages and abilities will be able to have their hand in a piece of art that's larger than they are! While each section is distinctly unique, the entire piece can be seen as a whole picture.  Saturday 12:00 - 8:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

 

WALKING ART EXPERIENCE

Experience art in a new sense - in a living and breathing form! "Walking Art" consists of human, walking art pieces - each containing body painting, to create unified compositions. While there will be one to two "walkers" on display throughout the event, there will also be the option for guests to be transformed into a piece of walking art themselves, with the option of partaking in a small piece of artistic expression (wearing an original painting on their arm), or becoming a more involved piece. Saturday 12 - 8:00 pm and Sunday 9 am - 3:00pm
 

SALISBURY UNIVERSITY SCULPTURE WALK

Enjoy an open-air exhibition featuring sculptures by the Salisbury University Sculpture Department. See artwork inspired by the warmth and celebratory aspects of late summer, the beach and Ocean City, the ephemeral nature of these experiences and the passage of time as it affects us all. Viewable during festival hours

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SAND SCULPTURE

A Specially Designed Sand Sculpture by Artist Randy Hofman for ArtX.

Viewable during festival hours

 

QUICK PAINT CONTEST

Quick Paint Competition: Watch artists paint against the clock around the picturesque Northside Park followed by outdoor judging and wet paint sale (1-3pm). View and collect original artwork fresh off the easel. Awards sponsored by the Town of Ocean City.

Sunday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Wet Paint Sale 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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FREE BIG YARD GAMES ON FIELD #1

Ultimate Twister

Giant Toppling Tower Games

Giant Bubble Wands and supplies

Giant Checker Sets

Large Snakes and Ladders Game

Giant Connect Four Games

Giant Kick Croquet

Standard Croquet

And MANY MORE