Press team reports
OCEAN CITY – The Bayside Center at 520 Bay Ave. will be open with entertainment and family activities for the 2022 Night in Venice Boat Parade on July 23, and tickets are on sale now.
The viewing area will include a picnic area, a snack stand sponsored by Ocean City Junior Raiders Football and Cheer, face painting, a DJ, bleacher seating and live entertainment by the Uptown String Band. Ticket prices are $4 for children 12 and under and $8 for adults.
Tickets can be purchased at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling 609-399-6111 or in person at Visitor Centers across the city. Admission is limited.
The theme for this year’s Night in Venice is “Mummers: Struttin’ by the Bay”. The boat parade begins at 6 p.m. from the Ocean City-Longport Bridge. Fireworks are set off at 9 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided until the parade arrives, which will continue until the fireworks begin.
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No alcohol is allowed and no parking will be available, but free shuttle service will be available from the Ocean City Municipal Airport Remote Parking Lot, Ocean City Community Center and Shelter Road Parking Lot.
Outside the Bayside Center, grandstands will be set up at the ends of streets 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. The streets include Battersea Road, North Street, First Street, Sixth Street, Seventh Street, 11th Street, 13th Street, 15th Street, 16th Street and Tennessee Avenue.