Night in Venice

2021 Night in Venice Results (Awards can be picked up starting at 1:00 P.M. at City Hall, 861 Asbury Avenue, on Sunday, July 25th.)


Boat Number, Name of the Boat, Family’s Name and Theme 

Best in show 25’ and over: #253, Boat Name: Shanti, Toner Family, Theme: Christmas Eve in July 

Best in show 24’ and under: #224, Boat Name: That What Sea Said, Young & Beiswinger Families, Theme: Gulls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Best Lead Boat: #208, Boat Name: Carol B, ACT Engineers, Theme: Martin & Mollie Mollusk

Best Commercial: #251, Boat Name: Salty, Mangos & More, Theme: Tropical Tiki

Best Non-profit#215, Boat Name: Reel Fun, OCTC Spotlight Performers

Best Decorated 25’ and over 

1st Place: #253, Boat Name: Shanti, Toner Family, Theme: Christmas Eve in July

2nd Place: #250, Boat Name: Diablo, DeSallis Family, Theme: USA Surf Team

3rd Place: #266, Boat Name: Mr. Reel Tour, Baehrle Family, Theme: Jersey Shore Housing Boom


Best Decorated 24’ and under 

1st Place: #230, Boat Name: Rocinante, Fekete Family, Theme: Pride of Ventnor

2nd Place: #218, Boat Name: The Shore 7, Rowe Family, Theme: Honor Our Heroes 

3rd Place: #273, Boat Name: Jimbo, Larkin Family, Theme: Olympics in Ocean City


Comic 25’ and over 

1st Place: #274, Whiteside Family, Theme: 9th Street Runway

2nd Place: #260, Boat Name: Ocean City Parasail, Richard Family, Theme: Last Sail Before the Vail

3rd Place: #257, Boat Name: Quarantine Dream, Quarantine Boat LLC, Theme: Honoring Our Heroes


Comic 24’ and under 

1st Place: #258, Boat Name: Crazy Q, Quigley Family, Theme: Heroes

2nd Place: #227, Catinella Family, Theme: Celebrating Our Veterans


Musical 24’ and under 

1st Place: #262, Boat Name: Casco, Caserta Family, Theme: Celebrating All the Different Types of People

2nd Place: #249, Boat Name: Can’t Sit Still, Cardano-Casario Family, Theme: Disco Salute to Our Heroes 

3rd Place: #272, Boat Name: The Three “C”, Lawless Family, Theme: Dancing Through Second Shift-Salute to Nurses 


Original 25’ and over 

1st Place: #271, Boat Name: Shore Bet, Mancil Family, Theme: Tribute to Essential Workers

2nd Place: #248, Elliott Family, Theme: Honoring Our Heroes

3rd Place: #237, Boat Name: Marabella, Marques Family, Theme: Local Heroes Kept Us Going and Afloat!


Original 24’ and under 

1st Place: #224, Boat Name: That What Sea Said, Young & Beiswinger Families, Theme: Gulls Just Wanna Have Fun!

2nd Place: #270, Boat Name: Brown Eyed Girls, Terry Family, Theme: Raise Your Glass to Frontline Heroes

3rd Place: #259, Boat Name: The Grateful Fred, Bornhardt Family, Theme: Olympic Line Dancing Team USA



#, Last Name, Theme

Zone 1: 

1st Place: #65, Hornyak, Love You to the Moon and Back!

2nd Place: #60, Dolaway, A Night in Greece

3rd Place: #23, Desrosiers, Take Two: Summer Olympics 2021


Zone 2: 

1st Place: #155, Gabriel, Disco made Me Do It!

2nd Place: #103, Haydinger, A Scarlet Begonia Salute to our Heroes

3rd Place: #125, Eni, OC Vice


Zone 3: 

1st Place: #16, Kelly/Fitzpatrick, Summer of Love

2nd Place: #128, Tamburri/Wolf, Super Heroes

3rd Place: #63, Barnes, Sea D. Sea


Zone 4: 

1st Place: #53, Hernandez, COVID B’ Gone

2nd Place: #91, Thornton, We Struck Gold on Pleasure Avenue

3rd Place:  #66, Bellwoar, Come Out of Your Bubble and Celebrate!


Zone 5: 

1st Place: #47, Thornton, Firefighters Save The Bay!

2nd Place: #101, O’Connell/Rearden, Streaming Thru COVID

3rd Place: #133, Lawver-Weber, OC…One in a “Melon”


Zone 6: 

1st Place: #109, Myers, Thank You Ocean City Fire Company!

2nd Place: #39, Chiumento, OC Salutes Pandemic Heroes

3rd Place: #117, Gifford, Moby Dick


Zone 7: 

1st Place: #77, Davidson, First Responders Rocked While we Rolled!

2nd Place: #81, Kyle, Blue & Gold Heroes

3rd Place: #17, Monczewski, Celebrating 50 Years of Marriage


Zone 8: 

1st Place: #136, Kolea, Jungle

2nd Place: #64, Mathern, Olympics Around the World

3rd Place: #106, Boyle, Welcome to Our Luau


Zone 9: 

1st Place: #118, Maxwell/Mallon, Roaring 20’s

2nd Place: #140, Hoffman, Night on “WEST”ern 17th Street


Zone 10: 

1st Place: #141, Sutera, Celebrating the Greatest Generation

2nd Place: #11, Heenan, Go For the Gold!

3rd Place: #32, Larkin, Gillian’s Island


Zone 11: 

1st Place: #142, Ruh, OC Toes in the Sand-Country Beach Concert for Heroes

2nd Place: #95, O’Flynn, Space Jam

3rd Place TIE: #110, Huber, OHANA-Means Family in Hawaiian & #107, Tolbert, Super Heroes Honoring Healthcare Heroes


Zone 12: 

1st Place: #146, Votta, Don’t Worry, Beach Happy!

2nd Place: #55, Cassidy, Team USA

3rd Place: #144, Hill, Olympics


Zone 13: 

1st Place: 111, Coluzzi, Parade of Heroes

2nd Place: #120 Van Stone, God Bless Our Heroes

3rd Place: #145, Rafetto, Under Construction


Zone 14 (Best Condo/Commercial): 

1st Place: #148, Harbor House Condos, Go For the Gold…Harbor House Strong!

2nd Place: #36, Bay Club Condos, Olympics…Let the Games Begin! 

3rd Place: #68, Bay Village Condos, It’s a Happy New year in Ocean City!

Guide to 2021 Ocean City Night in Venice


When is Night in Venice?

The parade starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2021.


Where does the parade route begin and end?

The boat parade begins near the Ocean City-Longport toll bridge and travels along the bayside to Tennessee Avenue, looping in and out of lagoons along the way. 


Where can I watch the parade?

To view the Night In Venice boat parade, grandstands will be set up at street ends along the bay from Battersea Road to 16th Street and also at Tennessee Avenue. These are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Streets include: Battersea Rd., North Street, First Street, Sixth Street, Seventh Street, 11th  Street, 13th  Street, 15th Street, 16th Street and Tennessee Avenue.

The Bayside Center, 520 Bay Avenue, will be open with a picnic area, barbecued food for sale (to benefit the Junior Raiders football and cheerleading squads) and bleacher seating plus DJ entertainment. Tickets are on sale, $4 for children (12-and-under) and $8 for adults. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with DJ entertainment playing from then until the first boats in the parade arrive at about 6:15 p.m. The DJ will resume after the parade and play until the fireworks start at approximately 9 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by cash, check or charge at: City Hall, 861 Asbury Avenue, any day 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. No alcohol is permitted, and no parking is available. Tickets are also available online at Don’t wait to purchase tickets as this event sells out. 


What does it cost?

The parade is free to watch at all locations except the Bayside Center.


Where can I park?

Free parking and shuttle service will run starting at 4 p.m. Parking will be available at:

  • Ocean City Municipal Airport: 25th Street and Bay Avenue
  • Soccer Field at Tennessee Avenue: Off Shelter Road
  • Ocean City 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 10 p.m.


Parking restrictions begin at midnight Friday (July 23) through midnight Saturday (July 24) for the following locations:

  • Both sides of Bay Avenue between 16th Street and 24th Street
  • The east side of Bay Avenue between 14th Street and 16th Street.
  • West 16th Street, West 17th Street and West 18th Street will have parking restrictions in place.

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 all areas of the bayfront.


Can I watch from the Ninth Street Bridge?

All pedestrians and bicyclists should use the Shared Use Bike Path and stay to the south side shoulder for viewing. No persons will be allowed to bring chairs for seating onto the bridge. At no time will persons block the free movement of the Shared Use Bike Path. No open alcoholic beverages are permitted on the bridge at any time. Persons are not permitted to walk along the bridge with motor vehicle traffic. Ocean City Police will be present monitoring the bridge while the parade is in progress for assistance.

What is the Night in Venice theme?

The event's theme is "Honoring Our Heroes." Boats and houses are encouraged to pay tribute to all of the health care workers, first responders, essential employees and others who helped us get through the year. Participants may also use last year’s planned “Olympics” theme. These themes are optional.

When and where are the fireworks?

Night in Venice will include a fireworks display launched after the parade from a barge in the bay north of the Ninth Street Bridge, roughly off Third Street. The display should be best viewed from street ends or the bayfront between the Ocean City-Longport toll bridge and 16th Street.


Who participates?

Anyone with a boat or anyone with a house along the bayfront parade route can participate by decorating their boat or home. Judges pick winners among boats, homes and condominium complexes.


How do I participate?

You can register your boat or house online at


How can I see results of the contest?

Results will be announced on and by noon Sunday, July 25, and awards can be picked up starting at 1 p.m. July 25 from the City Hall Welcome Center.


Are paddleboards and kayaks part of the parade?

For safety reasons, paddleboards and kayaks are not part of the Night in Venice parade.


Who sponsors Night in Venice?

ACME Markets is the presenting sponsor. Look for some of ACME’s essential workers to be part of this year’s parade.


Will there be a grand marshal?

Dr. Christopher Lucasti, Dr. Charles Roche, Dr. Gary Raab, Dr. Jason Chew and Dr. Jeanne Rowe (who will not be able to attend) will be among the honored “Heroes” in this year’s parade.