Doo Dah Parade



The parade — Ocean City’s annual tribute to humor — marks the opening of an uninterrupted season of specials events that stretches throughout  the year.
The procession features marching bands, floats, a grand marshal and a brigade of more than 500 basset hounds. The traditional finale at the end of the parade route at the Ocean City Music Pier includes a “Pie-asco,” in which everybody is invited to smoosh their friends with shaving-cream pies.
This year’s event starts at noon Saturday, April 8, 2017. The parade route starts at Sixth Street and travels downtown Asbury Avenue to 12th Street, then turns to the Boardwalk at 12th Street and finishes at the Ocean City Music Pier (Boardwalk between Eighth and Ninth streets). 
TV icon Regis Philbin will be grand marshal for this year's parade. Later on the same night, Philbin will host the annual Mr. Mature America Pageant at the Ocean City Music Pier.
Online entriess for new parade participants are now closed. Anyone still wishing walk with a basset hound or pooch should check in with the Tri-State Basset Hound League on the grounds of the Tabernacle. They should check in by 11:30 a.m.
Any individuals or groups without a float or vehicle can still join the parade by reporting to the parking lot on the corner of 6th and Asbury.