AUGUST is the Sunday of summer. You know you still have a whole month of sun, fun, long days and long nights, warm outdoor showers, sunscreen, beach games and the like. But there is an undercurrent of the change to come in a few short weeks. Take a minute, a deep breath or two, and remember, we do still have 31 glorious days. Here’s the scoop around the island, what’s in, what’s out, what’s new, and events to attend.
NEW WAYS TO EAT, SHOP, STAY, AND PLAY
Gail’s Salads has expanded to become Gail’s Market. They now serve smoothies like the Going Nutty Nanas, Going Berries, and Going Green, on-the-go parfaits, and snack bites as well as salads and wraps. They are located at 701 East 4th Street.
Sunrise Cafe is now serving dinner. Their new dinner menu offers fun choices like empanadas, buffalo chicken salad, chicken tacos, crab quesadillas, chicken cutlet sandwiches, filet mignon, and forbidden chocolate cake.
Henna/ Hair Wrap Heaven has opened at 712 Boardwalk. They also offer toys, accessories, and beach goods.
A Sand Sculpting Contest will be held on August 4 at the 6th Street beach. This contest is open to sculptors and families of all ages.
The 21st Art of Surfing Festival will take place August 4, 5, and 6 at the Music Pier. It gives festival goers a chance to enjoy music, pick up some new art and surfboards, and meet artists.
The 59th Annual Boardwalk Art Show will be held August 5, 6, and 7 along the Ocean City Boardwalk.
The Pamper Scamper will give tiny tots a chance to show off their crawling skills at the 6th Street beach on August 9 at 8:30am.
Small children will roll down the Boardwalk in decorated wagons, strollers, and floats during the 112th Annual Baby Parade on August 11 at 10:30am.
A new Miss Ocean City will be crowned on August 13 at 7pm at the Ocean City Music Pier. She will be on hand to help crown Little Miss Ocean City on August 19 and Junior Miss Ocean City on August 20, also held at the Music Pier.
Speaking of pageants, a new Miss Crustacean (yes, there is a hermit crab pageant) will be crowned on August 17 at 5:30pm at the 6th Street beach. Hermit Crab Races will follow immediately afterwards. Find the full events schedule at
Find this and more in the August issue of Ocean City Magazine