Fourth of July in Ocean City Draws Big Crowds

first_img4-71st Paige Santore, Alexandria, VA2nd Kiera Seick, Havertown, Pa3rd Charlie Mager, Ardmore, PA8 and over1st Lacey Laudadio, Berwyn, PA2nd Katherine Sean, Wilmington, DE3rd Erin Ney, Ocean City, NJFAMILY1st Cheerleading, Jamison, PA2nd The Mondels, Cherry Hill, NJ3rd The DiMarinos, West Deptford, NJGroups1st 44th Street Whistleblowers, Somerdale, NJ2nd Gallagher Family RESULTS OF SOUTH OCEAN CITY PARADE JUDGING(912 participants)3 and under1st Caden Costa, Villanova, PA2nd Declan McCluskey, Severndale Park, MD3rd Matteo Ciccarone, Spring City, PA The predicted rain never fell, and crowds enjoyed a cool and dry Fourth of July in Ocean City.The beaches, boardwalk, stores and streets were jammed on Saturday as people took advantage of the surprisingly good weather.Ocean City’s two annual Independence Day bike parades — one in the Gardens and one in the south end — went off on schedule — with families decked out in red, white and blue for the occasion.Other special events included a kite festival, yo-yo demonstration, hula hoop contest and performance by the Tidal Wave Band in front of the Ocean City Music Pier.The activities culminated in a 10 p.m. fireworks display launched from a barge off Ninth Street.See photos of the fireworks and South Ocean City Improvement Association Bike Parade in the slideshow above. Results of the parade judging are below.center_img [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”9″ gal_title=”Fourth of July 2015″]last_img read more