Travel & Outdoors

Beach Bonanza

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

>> 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

>> 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?

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