If you are driving from outside of Ocean City, parking options are available at the West Ocean City Park and Ride and at both the Ocean City Convention Center Parking Lot and the 100th Street Municipal Parking Lot. There will be Public Transportation available to and from the festival from these locations. ADA parking is available at all municipal parking lots. Be advised there are no parking options for the festival from N. Division Street south to the inlet.
Addresses for the lots listed above are as follows:
West Ocean City Park and Ride 12848 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, MD 21842
Ocean City Convention Center Parking Lot 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
100th Street Municipal Parking Lot 10267 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
Public Transportation is available on both the Ocean City’s Beach Bus that travels north and southbound along Coastal Highway and the West Ocean City Shuttle to and from the West Ocean City Park and Ride. All Ocean City municipal buses are ADA accessible.
The Ride-All-Day pass costs $4 and allows you to ride from 6 a.m. until 2 a.m. on the Beach Bus and 11 a.m. until 12 a.m. on the West Ocean City Shuttle. Please remember that exact cash fare is required - credit card payments are NOT accepted.
For the festival, the Beach Bus is running an express route with a reduced set of stops. Please see route map for available locations.
When leaving the festival in the evening, concertgoers can walk to Baltimore Avenue to catch the Beach Bus (for northbound access). Northbound buses will be staged on Baltimore Avenue between Worcester Street and Talbot Street.
West Ocean City Shuttle
The West Ocean City shuttle will transport to and from the West Ocean City Park and Ride lot (12848 Ocean Gateway) and the festival.
When leaving the festival, patrons traveling west to the West Ocean City Park and Ride can take a bus from the South End Transit Station (South Division Street) directly to the West Ocean City Park and Ride Lot.
ADA DROP OFF & PICK UP
ADA drop off and pick up is available at 1 N. Division St (east of Baltimore Ave.).
WALKING OR BIKING TO THE FESTIVAL
Walking and/or biking to the festival is strongly encouraged. The walk from the North End of the Boardwalk (27th Street) to the North Entrance is approximately a 2 mile walk, taking around 40 minutes. Please remember to walk smart, use crosswalks, and wait for the pedestrian signal. Bike Parking will be available on the beach between 1st and 2nd St. Please remember to bring your own bike locks to secure your bicycle(s)!
Walking/Biking Times - Southbound to the Main Entrance
From 40th St, 55 min walk, or 13 min bike ride
From 30th St, 45 min walk, or 10 min bike ride
From 20th St, 30 min walk, or 8 min bike ride
From 10th St, 15 min walk, or 5 min bike ride
Walking/Biking Times - Eastbound to the Main Entrance
From West Ocean City Park and Ride, 20 min walk, or 8 min bike ride
Some hotels may be running a courtesy shuttle from your hotel to the festival area. Be sure to check with your hotel for service hours. If provided, hotels will drop/pick up their guests at Somerset Street, approximately two blocks from the venue. Please note these shuttles are different from the Beach Bus.
RIDE SHARE / TAXI / GENERAL DROP OFF & PICK UP
The official passenger drop-off and pick-up location for Oceans Calling is located at 409 Baltimore Ave. The walk from the Ride Share lot to the festival grounds is approximately 10 minutes. Please keep in mind that ride share demand will be very high after the festival concludes each night with a limited number of drivers. Consider leaving early or taking a stroll along the boardwalk until the rush is over.
Also remember, areas south of N. Division Street will be closed to vehicular traffic, so ride shares, taxis, and friends won’t be able to pick you up near the festival site. It will be best to walk north to 4th St along the Boardwalk and use the crosswalk to cross Baltimore Ave. to the Ride Share lot.