Night in Venice 2014 will be held on Saturday, July 26th at 7:30PM.
"Night at the Oscars" will be the optional theme for NIGHT IN VENICE 2014. The theme is just a suggestion. You are free to select any theme you wish. The Night In Venice Committee began providing suggestions a few years ago when it began receiving numerous requests for decorative ideas.
To Enter the Boat or Home Competition: (please give the page a minute to fully load)
Houses and Condos will be judged after the Parade begins by one of the lead boats in the Parade. It will be marked House Judges. When you see this lead boat coming through your area you will know exactly when you are being judged and this will be the time to show your visitors in costume if this if part of your entry. Please be sure to have your 2014 NIV house registration sign posted, lit and clearly visible. The house registration signs are new this year and are meant to help the judges find your house. If you have any questions, please call 609-525-9300.
Prizes will be awarded to the best decorated boats and homes. All boat owners who enter the Parade will receive a $50 decorating card. They will also be given a photo of their boat participating in the Parade. Both boat owners and homeowners will receive a commemorative mug for entering.
Saturday, July 26th-Night In Venice Celebration:
Viewing the Parade
Grandstand seating is set up along the street ends. Seating is FREE but get there early! Tickets are also available to purchase to view the boat parade from the Bayside Center located at 5th & Bay Avenues. Admission for Children 12 & under is $3.00; Adults are $7.00. Gates open at 5pm. (Sorry no parking; use of free trolley is encouraged).
Tickets for the Bayside Center go on sale Tuesday, July 1st and are available on a first come first serve basis and go fast. Tickets may be purchsed by cash, check or charge at:
City Hall, 861 Asbury Avenue, Room 214-Monday thru Friday, 9am-4pm
Music Pier Box Office, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, 7 days a week, 9am to 9pm
There is limited bleacher seating and you may bring your own chairs and blankets.The Good Tymes Band will play from 5:45pm to 7:45pm. Children's activities include crafts, games and face painting. Gates open 5pm and the parade begins at 7:30pm.
Bring your own picnic baskets, however, NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED.
Take the FREE Shuttle
Free Parking and shuttle service will be available beginning at 5pm at the following locations:
Airport Parking Lot-25th & Bay Avenue
Soccer Field at Tennessee Avenue
Community Center-1735 Simpson Avenue
Shuttles will drop off spectators at street ends where they can watch the parade and return them to the parking lots afterward. The shuttle also drops off at the Bayside Center. The service is FREE and will be available until 11pm.
Important Traffic Information
Parking restrictions begins 12:00 midnight Friday July 25th through 12:00 midnight Saturday July 26th for the following locations: BOTH sides of Bay Avenue between 16thStreet and 24thStreet and the EAST SIDEof Bay Avenue between 14th Street and 16th Street.
The Ocean City Police Department asks for your cooperation in observing this temporary SPECIAL EVENTparking restriction. Please see that your vehicle is removed from the restricted parking area prior to 12:00 midnight, Friday July 25th. Cars remaining in the restricted area after 12:00 midnight Friday July 25th, will be subject to towing at the owners expense.
Parking regulations will be strictly enforced. Violators will be ticketed and in severe cases the vehicles will be towed if public safety is affected. This is to allow for safe passage of all pedestrian and vehicle traffic and emergency vehicle access to isolated areas of the bayfront.
· 50 feet of stop sign
· 25 feet of intersection
· 10 feet of fire hydrant(will be towed)
Park your vehicle with the flow of traffic
The City Ordinance prohibiting open alcoholic containers on the public right of way, streets and sidewalks, will be enforced. Make sure that your guests stay on your property. If traveling between locations do not have an open container of alcohol. Also underage consumption of alcohol will not be tolerated. PLEASE DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE. BE RESPONSIBLE AND MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE GETS HOME SAFELY.
Both car drivers and boat captains must refrain from drinking alcohol. The Ocean City Police force will be patrolling the streets and directing traffic. The bay will be heavily patrolled by the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Marine Police and Night In Venice volunteer patrol boats.
We understand that you will have parties with live bands, disc jockeys and other amplified music. Please be respectful of your neighbors. The City Ordinance prohibits excessive noise after 10pm. Please keep your music down to an acceptable level.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
Be aware that there will be large amounts of both pedestrian and bicycle traffic in the bayfront areas. All roads are open to motor vehicle traffic. To insure that everyone is safe obey the laws of the road and yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk.
Come out and enjoy the Night in Venice Celebration!