The 108th annual Ocean City Baby Parade is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: Print entry form (and return by mail with entry fee to Community Services Department, Attn: Baby Parade, 861 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226) or visit the Welcome Center on the ground floor of City Hall at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue. Registration deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 8. Entry fee $5 per child (Commercial "Division D" exempt).
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: Participation trophies will be given out at the end of the parade route with specialty awards and overall awards being announced after the parade. Entries must walk the entire parade route to receive a participation trophy and to be considered for an award.
NOTE: In the event of heavy rain, entries should report to the Civic Center, where judging will still take place. The parade will not proceed down the Boardwalk.
BANDS, GUEST PERFORMING GROUPS – Interested in joining the parade line up? Please contact Mike Hartman at email@example.com
2017 GRAND MARSHALS:
Genevieve Goings and Constantine “DC” Abramson, the stars of Disney Junior’s “Choo Choo Soul,” are entering their 11th year of entertaining pre-schoolers and parents worldwide. Born from the mind of a Silicon Valley video game developer, Choo Choo Soul began as a hip-hop/soul children’s album of music that “won’t drive parents crazy.” The album caught fire and the brand was acquired by Disney and developed into a live-action television interstitial paired with animation in 2006 that encouraged young viewers to get up and dance to their funky, urban sound. Choo Choo Soul began touring the country in 2007 and has performed for thousands of children in over 100 cities across the globe.
Goings and Abramson will be grand marshals of the 2017 baby parade at 5 p.m., and Choo Choo Soul will be doing a show at the Music Pier at 10:30 a.m. on the same day, Thursday, August 10, 2017. Ticket prices are $20 orchestra and $18 solarium. Tickets are now on sale at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, at 609-399-6111 or at any city welcome center (City Hall, Music Pier, Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the causeway).
The Live incarnation of Choo Choo Soul finds Genevieve, the soulful & hip singing train conductor, and DC, the beatboxing, breakdancing engineer on stage engaging children in sing-alongs, dance routines and lots of crowd participation as they perform the hits as seen on Disney Junior.