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Beach Bonanza

If you find yourself “downy ocean” this month, here are some ways to have fun in the sun, sand, and surf.

By Chelsea Duff - August 2013

How to Have Fun in the Sun at the Beach

If you find yourself “downy ocean” this month, here are some ways to have fun in the sun, sand, and surf.

By Chelsea Duff - August 2013

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>> Fireworks-lovers won’t want to miss the Ocean City Beach Fireworks (10 p.m., Ocean City). The eight-minute displays are visible along the boardwalk every Monday and Tuesday.

>> Indulge your competitive side with Family Beach Olympics (6:30-8:30 p.m., Ocean City) every Tuesday through Aug. 6. Participate in free contests for building sandcastles, tug-of-war, and relays.

>> Bring the whole gang to Movies on the Beach (Mondays, Wednesday, Thursdays, and Fridays, various locations in Ocean City) for family-friendly flicks. Bring your own beach chair or blanket.

>> Snap up work in a variety of mediums by talented local artists at Arts on the Dock (Thursdays, 4-7 p.m., Ocean City).

>> The 35th Annual Sandcastle Contest (Aug. 3, 12-4 p.m., Rehoboth Beach, DE) always amazes spectators with intricate designs ranging from swamp animals to mermaids.

>> Bring your kids to the 2013 Children’s Day at Sunset Park (Aug. 4, Ocean City) for children’s games and educational activities.

>> Gearheads unite at the O.C. Cruzers Car Show and Music event (Aug. 4 & 18, 2-7 p.m., Ocean City) for this custom-car show featuring live music.

>> Experience some wholesome family fun at the 2013 Worcester County Fair (Aug. 9-11, Snow Hill) with livestock and horse shows, children’s rides and activities, live entertainment, and food and craft vendors.

>> Marvel at the thrills and spills of riding the pipeline during the Delmarva ESA Surfing Competition (Aug. 10, 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Ocean City) for youth and adults.

>> Fitness buffs might be interested in participating in the 5th Greene Turtle Lewes 5K (Aug. 18, 8:15 a.m., Lewes, DE). Did we mention there will be beer afterward?

For more information, visit ococean.com or delmarvabeachguide.com.

AFTER THE FLOOD: The Ocean City Inlet was created during a particularly strong 1933 hurricane.





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