The Ocean City Jellyfish Festival has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement, event organizers said “Now, with the current state of the recovery plan in Ocean City and Worcester County, it constricts our event to the point of not being viable. We feel the safe and responsible thing to do, then, is to cancel the Jellyfish Festival.”
Organizers said they looked taking steps to make the event safe and enjoyable while complying with public health policies and procedures but inevitably felt it was best to cancel the event.
Their statement continued “We’re grateful for the support the Ocean City community has offered, and we feel we’re doing the right thing at the right time to keep everyone safe and healthy.”
Officials say they hope for the event to return to the resort town next summer.