The Ultimate Guide to the Ocean City Jazz Festival


The Ultimate Guide to the Ocean City Jazz Festival | Coastline Realty

Celebrating the Ocean City Jazz Festival

Step into the rhythm of history and harmony at the Ocean City Jazz Festival, a cornerstone event on the stunning Topsail Island, NC. Experience the vibrant blend of local and nationally recognized jazz talents in the picturesque North Topsail Beach.

This festival celebrates culture, history, and community spirit, organized by the Ocean City Beach Citizens Council. Perfect for jazz enthusiasts and families alike, it promises a weekend of unforgettable melodies and ocean breezes. 

Planning your visit? Make it truly memorable by staying in one of our scenic vacation rentals, where the sound of the sea complements the music of the festival.

A History of the Festival

The Ocean City Jazz Festival began in 2009 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Ocean City Community. It started with a jazz saxophonist's performance on the porch of the Ocean City Community Center, marking the inception of an annual event to honor and promote the community's history. Since then, the festival has grown, featuring nationally recognized jazz artists and attracting increased attendance each year, making it a highlight event each summer.

The Festival Today

The festival has earned national acclaim, drawing jazz lovers from across the country. The event spans the July 4th weekend, offering a mix of one and two-day passes to cater to all attendees. With performances set against the ocean's backdrop, it's an experience that resonates with attendees long after the final note has played.

The Ultimate Guide to the Ocean City Jazz Festival | Coastline Realty

Festival Essentials: What to Expect

The Ocean City Jazz Festival goes on rain or shine, hosted under a pavilion tent to ensure everyone enjoys the music. Along with the lineup of talented jazz musicians, festivalgoers can enjoy merchandise booths to browse during the weekend, go on a hike and learn, and join the VIP Bourbon Tasting. 

The festival is designed to be accessible and enjoyable for all, with service animals welcome and specific arrangements like PathMats, ADA-compliant restrooms, and golf cart transport to accommodate every attendee. Savor the flavors from a diverse selection of food trucks and indulge in alcoholic beverages, including beer, wine, and cocktails, available for purchase. Note that personal coolers and picnic baskets are not allowed.

Festival Tickets, Location, and Parking

Tickets begin at $115, and the event offers an inviting mix of smooth jazz and beach relaxation. This event is particularly family-friendly, providing free entry for children 11 and under with an adult ticket holder in attendance. With complimentary parking and a shuttle service every 15 minutes, guests can look forward to an effortless transition from parking to enjoying the festival's vibrant atmosphere and musical excellence.

A Stay to Remember with Coastline Realty

If you plan on attending the Ocean City Jazz Festival, get ready to be swept away by the melodic blend of history, culture, and music. And there's no better way to enhance your festival experience than by staying in a beautiful vacation rental from Coastline Realty.

We offer an array of vacation rentals that perfectly complement your festival journey. Each property offers stylish d├ęcor and fully equipped kitchens, and you can choose between various locations and oceanfront properties. You'll have easy access to the festival's vibrant performances and the serene beauty of Topsail Island. Check out our specials for great deals!

Immerse yourself in comfort and style with the ocean's breeze greeting you after a day of jazz and jubilation. Discover your perfect rental now, and make this festival a trip to remember.


The Ultimate Guide to the Ocean City Jazz Festival | Coastline Realty

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