Ocean City Sunfest Festival canceled for Sunday

The Sunfest Festival returning to Ocean City, Maryland, will close early due to what officials are calling “unsafe weather conditions.”

The four-day Sunfest Festival was set to happen in Ocean City through Sunday, but the last day of the festival has been canceled.



The Sunfest Festival is going to conclude its end-of-season celebration with a beach bonfire and fireworks on Saturday at 8 p.m., with Sunday’s festivities canceled, according to an online announcement.

The Town of Ocean City said that Saturday’s musical performance and family-friendly activities will go on as scheduled until after fireworks in the evening.

“A special thanks to all of the vendors, musical performances, and visitors who have enjoyed Sunfest 2022,” the announcement said. “The turnout this season was tremendous and we look forward to an even bigger and brighter Sunfest in 2023!”

This cancellation comes after the three-day Oceans Calling Festival, scheduled for Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, was canceled due to severe weather tied to the remnants of Hurricane Ian.

Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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