Weather Updates: Fireworks and Bike Parade Set for Saturday

first_imgFireworks in Ocean City during the Gillian’s Wonderland Pier anniversary celebration in June.A rainy day and a distant hurricane combined to wash out the Fourth of July event schedule on Friday, but the fireworks and other activities have been rescheduled for Saturday, July 5.The fireworks will be launched from a barge anchored off Ninth Street. With Hurricane Arthur passing by Ocean City far out in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, city officials decided to postpone the fireworks in case surf conditions made it unsafe for the fireworks crew on the water.As it turned out, Ocean City saw head-high waves through the afternoon, but strong local winds knocked down much of the surf from the fast-moving storm.The Gardens Civic Association Bike Parade has been rescheduled to 10 a.m. Saturday. The South Ocean City Improvement Association Bike Parade is cancelled. SOCIA made the announcement Friday morning. There will be no rain date.Ocean City schedule of events for Saturday, July 5, is as follows:FIREWORKS (Moved to Saturday, July 5)A 9:30 p.m. musical fireworks display will be fired from a barge at sea off the Ocean City Music Pier (between Eighth and Ninth streets). The show will be visible from the downtown blocks of the beach and boardwalk. The popular band Tidal Wave will entertain in front of the Music Pier from 7: 30 p.m. to approximately 8:45 p.m. The band will play again after the fireworks are over.KITE FESTIVAL, YO-YOs and HULA HOOPSA Kite Festival competition on the beach near the Ocean City Music Pier will be sponsored by Air Circus with registration at 6 p.m. Entry is free. Kite awards in various categories will be presented at 7:30 p.m. At 8 p.m., there will be a yo-yo demonstration and contest followed by a hula hoop competition at 8:30 p.m.Kite categories include Most Patriotic, Largest, Smallest, Highest Flying, Best Homemade, Best Stunt Flyer, Youngest Flyer and Oldest Flyer.BIKE PARADEGardens Civic Association (Moved to Saturday, July 5): The Gardens Civic Association’s Bike Parade also starts at 10 a.m. with registration 9 a.m. at the Longport Bridge parking lot. Entry is free.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img

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