Wildwoods Baby Waddle Parade

The Wildwoods to Host Annual Baby Parade Wednesday, July 31 and Baby Waddle Contest Tuesday, July 30

The Wildwoods, NJ – July 8, 2024 – The Wildwoods Baby Parade, a Wildwoods tradition since 1909, will take place Wednesday, July 31.

The event is preceded by the Wildwoods Loves Waddlers Baby Waddle Contest on Tuesday, July 30. A fun event for infants, toddlers, and spectators alike, the Wildwoods Baby Waddle will take place at 9:30 a.m. on the grassy circle in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center. This event encourages young participants of walking or crawling age to show off their speed-crawling or “waddling” techniques to win fun prizes.

The contest is open to any speed-crawling babies 15 months and younger, and any waddling toddlers 24 months and younger. The event will have two categories – The Crawl and The Waddle. Participants will be placed in the center of a colorful 45-foot-diameter circle and encouraged by their parents to crawl or waddle to the edge. The first in each category to crawl or waddle outside of the circle will be declared the winner and will receive a family of four pack to Morey’s Amusement Piers and Water Parks.

Registration for the Baby Waddle is FREE. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and available at https://bit.ly/WildwoodWaddle, closing at 4 p.m. on July 29. In-person registration takes place at 9 a.m. the day of the event. The first 40 entries will receive a special gift for participating.

On Wednesday, July 31, the Wildwood Civic Club presents the 114th Wildwoods Baby Parade, a Wildwoods tradition since 1909.

The parade will begin at the Wildwoods Convention Center at 6 p.m. and proceed 10 blocks north on the Boardwalk to Cedar Avenue. The announcements of the winners and presentation of awards, handed out by Queen Oceana and her Court, will be conducted at the Cedar Avenue Boardwalk extension across from Morey’s Piers Mariners Landing Amusement Pier immediately following the parade.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and available at https://bit.ly/WWBabyParade. Day-of registration will take place before the parade from 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. at the Wildwoods Convention Center. No entries will be accepted after 5:30 p.m. Judging will occur while participants are lined up for the parade. Line-up begins at 5:30 p.m. and the parade steps off at 6 p.m. sharp.

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 (under 12 months, undecorated stroller), Cutest Baby Girl (under 12 months, undecorated stroller), Individual Best Dressed, Best Themed Group, Small Float (decorated wagon or stroller), and Large Float. Please note, motorized or battery-operated vehicles are not permitted in the parade.

For more information about the Wildwoods Baby Waddle and Baby Parade, please call 609-729-9000.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.



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