Plans for the 66th annual edition of Ocean City’s premier summer event, Night in Venice, are in the works, and registration for participating boats and waterfront homes is now open. The parade this year starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020.
This year’s theme – “The Olympics: Go for the Gold” – will be a nod to the Olympic Games. The theme is entirely optional but offers a chance to pay tribute to more than 120 years of competition among athletes from more than 200 nations. The 2020 Summer Games will run July 24 through Aug. 9 in Tokyo.
The boat parade and decorated home contest are a highlight of the season in Ocean City. Thousands of spectators line the bay, and thousands more attend private parties at homes along the route from the Ocean City-Longport Bridge to Tennessee Avenue. A fireworks display caps off the bayfront festivities at dusk after the parade.
Boat owners receive a complimentary photo of their boat in the parade and a commemorative mug. Entries for boats and homes will be
taken through the online forms below or by calling 609-399-6111.
Night in Venice needs safety patrol boats to keep our parade route safe. Please contact Event Coordinator Michael Hartman at 609-525-9284 if you’re an owner willing to enter your boat to host dignitaries, special guests or other entries (but don’t have the time to decorate).