Berlin is historically charming & artistically alive offering an eclectic, lively, diverse district featuring a variety of live music venues, glass blowing, and art galleries.
About this A&E District
Downtown Berlin is a thriving and diverse community designated both as a Maryland Main Street Community and an Arts and Entertainment District located just 8 miles from Ocean City and Assateague National Seashore.
Named the BEST SMALL Town for Shopping by USA Today in both 2018 and 2020. Berlin was also a Top 10 Great American Main Street, twice!
Our downtown boasts over 60 retail shops, galleries, antiques 15+ dining establishments, live music venues, coffee shops, bakeries, butcher and local seafood market, sweets, antiques and more.
The Arts are alive in Berlin with galleries featuring local art, functional art and handmade crafts.
During the warmer months, 2nd Fridays in Berlin feature outdoor live music and many shops and galleries are open late. Nearly all of our downtown shops and even restaurants feature art from local artists on display and for sale. You can watch glass blowing at Jeff Auxer's Studio and Beach Memories who create glass jewelry right in there shop. Functional art is a big part of Berlin's economy. Many artists use local resources, such as fallen trees, to create furniture, decor and even guitars at the Harvest Guitar Shop.
Berlin is also home to the Worcester County Arts Council.
Looking for something to do? Berlin has more than 40 events per year! You can find live music at The Globe, The Atlantic Hotel, Sisters Wine Bar and on the corner of Pitts and Main Street every Friday May through September!
History is everywhere with 47 structures on the National Historic Register. The Taylor House Museum is the local archive for all things historic in Berlin.
Our Welcome Center located at 14 S. Main Street, is home to a large public mural displaying the history of Berlin and features a 24/7 vestibule full of information. One of our volunteers is there to help you Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and 11am-3pm on Saturdays.
Come visit Berlin and join us for a quiet journey back in time where we are Historically Charming & Artistically Alive.