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Doo Dah Parade


The Parade is Rain or Shine!

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 basset hounds.  This year’s event starts at noon Saturday, April 13, 2024. 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 on the boardwalk at Sixth Street.  

Ocean City announced that Philadelphia Flyers great Brian Propp will be the grand marshal of the Doo Dah Parade on April 13.

Propp surpassed 400 goals, 1,000 games and 1,000 points in a 15-season National Hockey League career. He is a member of the Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame and is third on the team’s all-time scoring list with 850 career points as a Flyer. Propp played in five Stanley Cup championships and five NHL all-star games. He went on to become a sports broadcaster, entrepreneur, business relationship and development guru and a philanthropist in the community.

The 37th annual Doo Dah Parade will start at noon on Saturday, April 13, with Propp leading the way. The Doo Dah Parade was born in Ocean City in 1986 as an event to celebrate the end of income-tax season. Over the years, it has become a highlight of the spring calendar of events. The procession features marching bands, floats and a brigade of hundreds of basset hounds. 

 The route has always been the same. The parade begins at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue, proceeds to 12th and Asbury, turns east to the Boardwalk and concludes on the Boardwalk at Sixth Street. It is the only city parade held in both the downtown and the boardwalk districts. 

 Propp will be available for free autographs and pictures at the Ocean City Music Pier for an hour after the parade.

Please email for more information. 

Registration for the parade is now closed!

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