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Ocean City Doo Dah Parade Set for Saturday

Ocean City Doo Dah Parade Set for Saturday


The early forecast for the weekend looks sunny and mild, and Ocean City will be ready to welcome spring and the end of tax season with the annual Doo Dah Parade on Saturday, April 13.

The Doo Dah Parade is Ocean City’s season-opening celebration of all things humorous. The procession features marching bands, floats and a brigade of hundreds of basset hounds. The parade starts at noon Saturday.

The 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.

The First Ocean City Doo Dah Parade was held on April 19, 1986. It was based on the original Doo Dah Parade, a spoof of the Rose Bowl Parade, held in Pasadena, California. Ocean City’s event is always scheduled close to Tax Day, and it serves as a way to blow off steam after filing income taxes. It’s also a great way to welcome a new season in Ocean City.

Philadelphia Flyers great Brian Propp will be the grand marshal of the parade.

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.

“I’m honored to have Brian lead our parade this year,” Mayor Jay Gillian said. “He’s a legend to all Flyers fans and a class act in every way.”

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

Bagpipers perform in the 2023 Doo Dah Parade.

Some highlights of the parade will include the Ocean City High School Marching Band, the Hobo Band, the Jersey String Band, the Woodland String Band, Crescent Shriner’s Mini Cars, the Fred Hall Orchestra and the Atlantic City Fire Department Sandpipers Band.

Dietz and Watson returns as the event sponsor.


Ocean City and producers BRE Presents and Bob Rose Productions announced another new show for the 31st anniversary of the popular Summer Concert Series at the Ocean City Music Pier this year: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone.

The show will be at 7 p.m. Monday, August 12. Tickets go on sale through at 10 a.m. Thursday (April 11). A special presale (use code BRE) will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m Wednesday (April 10).

Herman’s Hermits was part of the “British Invasion” of the 1960s and hit the top of the charts with songs like “I’m Into Something Good,” “I’m Henry the VIII, I Am,” and “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter.”

More information and ticket links on the entire Summer Concert Series lineup is available at:


All organizations, individuals and families are encouraged to participate in the annual statewide Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweeps to help keep our beaches clean and safe and to protect our coastal environment. Volunteers are sought for the cleanup from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Check in and pick up supplies at the Ocean City Music Pier before the event.

Volunteers remove trash and litter from Ocean City’s beaches and dunes during the annual spring cleanup.


April 20 – Sports Memorabilia Show: Sales and special guests at the Ocean City Music Pier.

April 27 – Ocean City Schools Art Showcase: See artwork on display from local Ocean City School District students and meet the artists. Event is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier.

April 27-28 – Boardwalk and Downtown Merchant Table Sales: 6th Street to 14th Street on the Boardwalk and Asbury Avenue.