Monday, July 15, 2013

104th Wildwoods Baby Parade set for July 31st


The Wildwood Civic Club presents the 104th Annual Wildwoods Baby Parade on Wednesday, July 31 at 6 p.m. on the Wildwoods Boardwalk. The theme of this year’s baby parade is “Love Those Wildwood(s) Days! – The Past, Present and Future.”

A beloved Wildwood tradition since 1909, participation in the Wildwoods Baby Parade is FREE and open to all children under 12 years of age. Parents can register their child in the following categories: Cutest Baby Boy, Cutest Baby Girl, Fanciest Children, Most Original Children, Best Dressed, Best Costume and Best Float.

Grand Marshalls of the 2013 Baby Parade will be the Bradshaw-Roach Family and the Scully Family who have contributed to the growth of the Wildwoods in the past and present, as well as looking to continue in the future.

 Registration will take place before the parade from 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center, located at Burk Avenue and the Boardwalk in Wildwood, where the parade line-up will take place. Judging will take place during line-up at 5 p.m. The parade will begin promptly at 6 p.m. and will proceed north up the Wildwoods Boardwalk to 16th Avenue, where prizes and awards will be announced.

Complimentary trolley service will be available throughout the parade to transport participants between from where the parade ends at 16th Street in North Wildwood back to parking areas in Wildwood. The rain date for the parade is scheduled for Thursday, August 1.

Visit the NEW Wildwood Baby Parade Facebook page for more information or go to the Events Calendar at  to download a registration form.

About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority
The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) was formed in 1993 to consolidate the tourism economy of its three founding municipalities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. The Wildwoods have won numerous travel and tourism awards, heralding the resort for its beaches, boardwalk and attractions.

The Wildwoods were selected in 2013 as the Favorite Beach by readers; and as One of America’s Top 10 U.S. Tourist Towns by families voting in FamilyFun magazine. They were also named “Best Beaches in New Jersey” in the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 Top Ten New Jersey Beaches public survey, sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Wildwoods’ beaches were also named “Best Beach for Family Vacations,” “Best Beach for Tourism,” “Best Beach for Events,” “Best Beach for Eco-Tourism” and “Best Beach for Day Trips” in the same surveys. The Wildwoods were named #1 Boardwalk in the nation by in 2012; and Smarter Travel also named the Wildwoods Boardwalk, one of “Americas Best Boardwalks.” The 2012 list of “15 Destinations on the Rise” for TripAdvisor included the Wildwoods, and voted the Wildwoods one of “Americas Top 10 Scenic Seasides of the Summer.” In addition, the Wildwoods were voted “Best Town” in the 2009 and 2011 PHL-17 Philly Hot List, Jersey Shore Edition contest; and was one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” for two years in a row.

The Tourism Authority operates the Wildwoods Convention Center and acts as the island’s destination marketing organization overseeing the development, research, planning, marketing, advertising, promotion, public and media relations encompassing the tourism, meeting and convention industry in the Wildwoods. Additionally, the Authority funds, assists with and hosts more than 180 annual special events to enhance the visitor experience and extend the tourism season, including the Beach Monster Mash Truck Races, Family Nights On The Boardwalk, Friday Night Fireworks, the New Jersey State Barbeque Championships and Anglesea Blues Festival, Classic Car Shows, the International Kite Festival, Irish and Italian Festivals and the National Marbles Tournament, among others.

For more information about the Wildwoods, contact the GWTIDA at 800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site,

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