>> Fireworks-lovers won’t want to miss the Ocean City Beach Fireworks (10 p.m., Ocean City). The eight-minute displays are visible along the boardwalk every Monday and Tuesday.
>> Indulge your competitive side with Family Beach Olympics (6:30-8:30 p.m., Ocean City) every Tuesday through Aug. 6. Participate in free contests for building sandcastles, tug-of-war, and relays.
>> Bring the whole gang to Movies on the Beach (Mondays, Wednesday, Thursdays, and Fridays, various locations in Ocean City) for family-friendly flicks. Bring your own beach chair or blanket.
>> Snap up work in a variety of mediums by talented local artists at Arts on the Dock (Thursdays, 4-7 p.m., Ocean City).
>> The 35th Annual Sandcastle Contest (Aug. 3, 12-4 p.m., Rehoboth Beach, DE) always amazes spectators with intricate designs ranging from swamp animals to mermaids.
>> Bring your kids to the 2013 Children’s Day at Sunset Park (Aug. 4, Ocean City) for children’s games and educational activities.
>> Gearheads unite at the O.C. Cruzers Car Show and Music event (Aug. 4 & 18, 2-7 p.m., Ocean City) for this custom-car show featuring live music.
>> Experience some wholesome family fun at the 2013 Worcester County Fair (Aug. 9-11, Snow Hill) with livestock and horse shows, children’s rides and activities, live entertainment, and food and craft vendors.
>> Marvel at the thrills and spills of riding the pipeline during the Delmarva ESA Surfing Competition (Aug. 10, 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Ocean City) for youth and adults.
>> Fitness buffs might be interested in participating in the 5th Greene Turtle Lewes 5K (Aug. 18, 8:15 a.m., Lewes, DE). Did we mention there will be beer afterward?
AFTER THE FLOOD: The Ocean City Inlet was created during a particularly strong 1933 hurricane.