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New Starting time 5 p.m.


Ocean City’s 104th Annual Baby Parade, the longest consecutively run in the nation, is set for Thursday, Aug. 8th.  The colorful event begins at a new starting time 5 p.m. Parade route is from 6th to 12th Sts. on the Boardwalk.


OceanCity leads the world in holding the most Baby Parades. No other community or organization has held 100 parades, let alone 104. The parade competition is open to children from infants to ten years of age. Parents may register at the Music Pier Information Center, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The Center is open every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 5 p.m.

Divisions include children in fancy or comic decorated Go-Carts, Strollers, Coaches, Express Wagons, etc. or walking. There is also a Small Children’s Float Division. Local businesses also enter commercial floats.

Entry fee is $5 per child. All children receive a commemorative trophy for being in the parade. Prizes are awarded to the best entries in each division.

The Ocean City Baby Parade was founded by Leo Bamberger and his committee. Bamberger, a photo engraver, was one of the organizers of Labor Day.

Musical groups that will be featured in the event include the Interboro High School of Pennsylvania Marching Band, the Pitman Hobo Band, The Atlantic City Bagpipers, The Fred Hall Dixieland Band, the Hype Guards, an Award Winning Youth Color Guard with music and marchers and the Ed Coles Entertainers. For information, call 609-525-9300.