The 109th annual Ocean City Baby Parade is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2018.
109th Annual Baby Parade - Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:30 a.m.
PARADE ROUTE FOR PARTICIPANTS: 6th Street to 12th Street on the Boardwalk. Bands, special guests, cars, dignitaries, etc. will travel to 14th Street.
REVIEWING STAND: At the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace
WINNERS: Each child receives a memento at 12th Street for participating in the parade. Division winners will receive their award when they complete the parade at 12th Street. You must walk the entire parade route! Bands, special guests, cars, dignitaries, etc. will travel to 14th Street!
NOTE: In the event of heavy rain, entries should still report to the Civic Center where judging will still take place. The parade will not proceed down the Boardwalk.
ENTRANTS: A child must be ten years of age or under to compete in A, B or C.
DIV A. – Children in FANCY Decorated Go-Carts, Strollers, Coaches, Kiddie cars, Express Wagons, etc, or walking.
Section 1: Up to Two Years
Section 2: Two Years Up to Six Years
Section 3: Age 6 Up to Ten Years
Note: In Division A, if there is more than one child in a wagon, coach, etc. they will be placed in the section of the oldest child.
DIV B – Children in COMIC Decorated Go-Carts, Strollers, Coaches, Kiddie cars, Express Wagons, etc, or walking. Up to 10 years.
DIV C – SMALL CHILDREN’S FLOATS – All vehicles including Express Wagons and Baby Carriages with tops or sides built or added measuring more than 3x5 feet.
PARADE INFORMATION – Division A and B will form inside the Civic Center and Division C will form outside the Civic Center, 6th Street at the Boardwalk. Division D (floats) will form on the Boardwalk at 5th Street. Judging begins at 3:45 P.M. sharp.
Division D – Floats entered by Hotels, Businesses, Organizations, etc. All floats enter Boardwalk via 5th Street Ramp and should be in line by 3:30 PM. We cannot have debris on the boardwalk and on the beaches. Floats are judged on the parade route. Providing your own music is encouraged. Interested in participating? Contact Mike at MHartman@ocnj.us
BANDS, GUEST PERFORMING GROUPS – Interested in joining the parade line up? Please contact Mike Hartman at email@example.com