Please complete the below form to register your house for Night In Venice 2021! FAQs and Info are below, deadline to enter is Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 12 Noon.
- The optional theme will be “Honoring Our Heroes,” a salute to all those who helped us get through the last year. Participants are also welcome to continue with last year’s planned “Olympics” theme.
- Remember in order to register you must have a home/condo on the parade route.
- As a token of appreciation for decorating your property, one commemorative souvenir mug per registration and your NIV registration number may be picked up from the Welcome Center located on the First Floor of City Hall. We will begin handing out numbers and mugs starting Saturday, July 17, 2021 between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. You must pick up your number and mug by 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
- The NIV Committee and the City of Ocean City discourage decorating with balloons as they can be harmful to marine life. Decorating with balloons will impact your score and could jeopardize winning an award.
- The official parade start time is 6:00 p.m. at the Longport Bridge.
- Judging for your area will be as early as 30 minutes before the parade, starting at the North End. Look for the boat marked “Judges”. The Judges boats may pass your home several times before deciding on a winner. You must post your 2021 NIV house sign so it is visible to the Judges boat in order to be judged. Two judges will be stationed on lead boats so that those judges get to see your entry in full swing. Those scores will be combined with the scores from initial judges’ boat. The initial boat is looking at decorations and the overall impression. The judges located on the boats in the parade are looking at the energy and enthusiasm of your party in action
- Fireworks will once again return at dusk at the end of the parade!
- Awards will be announced by noon on Sunday, July 25. Prizes can be picked up starting Monday, July 26 from the City Hall Welcome Center between the hours of 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
- **VERY IMPORTANT** Please make sure that no one throws objects or shoots water from water guns at boats. Law enforcement officers will remove violators from your property. For the safety of all, please do not allow your guests to swim during the parade. Also, decorating with balloons could potentially disqualify an entry from winning prizes as balloons can be harmful to marine life.
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