Thursday, April 16, 2009

Doo Dah parade in Ocean City, NJ!


Ocean City, NJ loves to be a bit off center. And the Doo Dah Parade is one of our most fun parades! For those not familiar with Doh Dah, it is to celebrate the end of tax season. It is held the weekend after 4/15. This is the big weekend!And if you want to come and stay at Serendipity B&B it is not too late! Suite Dreams is available for the entire weekend and Ocean Breeze is available for Saturday night. Call me - 609-399-1554 or book online at So this is what happens. In keeping with the off beat, basset hounds are the stars! On Friday at 1 pm they have the Basset Hound Olympics. Can you imagine basset hounds leaping over hurdles? It does require a lot of imagination! The Doo Dah Parade starts at noon on Sturday. It is just a silly parade, something to make people laugh. There is the hobo band, the wind chime band - you can be part of that. Just bring your wind chimes! The ACUA (our reclyclers) Precision Drill team will be marching with recyling materials and the Century 21 Alliance team will have a Broom Brigade - stopping ocassionally to sweep clean the street. There are a number of other, um, unique marching entries, and then the parade has about 400-500 basset hounds ending the parade. It is a lot of fun to watch!
But -the fun does not stop with the parade. Did I mention that Bill Dana (Jose Jimenez) is the Grand Marshall? Even better is the appearance of Soupy Sales. Volunteers, sitting in the bleachers, will shove shaving cream pies into the faces of other participants. Funny? Oh yeah! Then there is a comedy show at the Music Pier Saturday night featuring Bill Dana and other comedy routines. Dessert is included in the $10 ticket price. If this sounds like fun - and you want to get into the fun - give me a call. I have 2 couples who come every year - they wouldn't miss it! And yes, Todd, I will make brownies :) The weather report for this weekend is great. It should be a great day. Check back tomorrow to hear what Ocean City is doing to celebrate Earth Day!

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1 comment:

  1. I love reading your blogs! This parade sounds like a hoot! Linda Patrick