Dine Stay and Play United

Summer on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland is not just about sun-soaked beaches—it’s also about giving back to the community through the “Dine, Stay & Play United” initiative. Hosted by the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore (UWLES), this event blends the best of local hospitality with community spirit, supporting vital programs in the area.

What is “Dine, Stay & Play United”?

“Dine, Stay & Play United” is a community-driven event that runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The initiative partners with local restaurants, hotels, and entertainment venues across Ocean City and Worcester County. Each participating business pledges to donate a portion of their sales from designated menu items or services to UWLES. Since its inception in 2016, the program has raised over $322,000 for local causes, impacting more than 150,000 residents annually​ (UWLES)​​ (UWLES)​.

Participating Establishments

The event features a diverse array of partners, each offering unique ways to contribute while enjoying the best of what the region has to offer. Here are some of our locations participating this year:

  • 32 Palm
  • Atrium Cafe & Bar
  • Coral Reef Restaurant & Bar
  • Deep End Pool Bar
  • Harrison’s Harbor Watch
  • MaNana Mode
  • Marlin Moon Restaurant
  • The Original Pool Bar & Grill
  • Papi’s Tacos Ocean City
  • Sand Shark Pool Bar
  • The Wedge

How to Participate

  1. Choose Your Experience: Visit participating restaurants, book a stay at a partner hotel, or enjoy activities at local entertainment venues.
  2. Make a Purchase: Look for special menu items or promotional packages marked for the “Dine, Stay & Play United” initiative.
  3. Feel Good: Know that a portion of your spending is helping support neighbors in your community.

So, as you plan your summer adventures, consider how you can dine, stay, and play with a purpose!

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