Ocean City calendar of events

May 23, 2004

May 29-30

Spring Arts and Crafts Show. Find handmade crafts and fine art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days, Ocean City Convention Center, 40th Street and the Bay. Free. Call 410-213-0735.

June 5

Ravens Roosts Parade. Celebration and parade in honor of the Baltimore Ravens with Ravens players, beginning at 10 a.m. at 17th Street and Baltimore Avenue, and ending at 28th Street and Baltimore Avenue. Free. Call 410-544-8200 or visit www.ococean.com.

June 5-6

Ocean City Car and Truck Show. See more than 700 sports cars, compacts, trucks, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 5 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 6, Ocean City Convention Center, 40th Street and the Bay. $15 for spectators. Call 302-436-0183 or visit www.occarshow.com .

June 5-6, July 31-Aug. 1

Sand Duels Beach Soccer. Tournament open to players ages 10 through adult. Runs 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, the beach at Dorchester Street. $225-$375 for participants; free for spectators. Visit www.asgsports.com to register or call 410-729-1100.

June 12

OceanCity.com / Parrothead Club Sandcastle Contest. Watch the contest or form a team and build a sandcastle, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., the beach in front of the Carousel Hotel, 118th Street. Rain date June 13. $10; $5 students; free for ages 12 and under; $25 team minimum. Call 866-653-5463 or visit www.oceancity.com.

June 14

Flag Day Ceremony. Patriotic ceremony, 7 p.m., the Boardwalk at North Division Street. Free. Call 410-250-0125.

June 16

Maryland Firemen's Association Parade. Marching units, fire apparatus and honor guards parade up Baltimore Avenue from the Inlet lot to 9th Street, 1 p.m. Free. Call 410-289-4346 or visit www.msfa.org.

June 19-20, July 24-25, Aug. 7-8

Toyota Pro Beach Volleyball. National men's volleyball champions compete, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 19, July 24, Aug. 7 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 20, July 25, Aug. 8, Dorchester Street and the Boardwalk. Free. Visit www.toyotaprobeach.com or call 410-605-9381.

June 21-23

Endless Summer Boogie Board Camp. Kids ages 8 and older can learn to ride the waves from pros, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. each day. Meet at Endless Summer Surf Shop, 38th Street. Must be able to swim. $89-$99. To register, call 410-250-0125.

June 21-24

Ocean Bowl Skateboard Camp. Pro Skater Matt Dove and his team teach skateboarding to those of all ages and abilities, 9 a.m.-noon each day, Skate Park, 3rd Street and St. Louis Avenue. $109-$124. Call 410-289-2695 to register or visit www.oceanbowl.com.

July 4

Jamboree in the Park. Family festival with music, arts, crafts, kids' activities, food, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; fireworks, 9:30 p.m., Northside Park, 127th Street and the Bay. Free. Call 410-250-0125.

Concert and Fireworks on the Beach. Bring a blanket or chair and catch a live concert on the beach, 8 p.m.; fireworks, 9:30 p.m., North Division Street and the Beach. Free. Call 410-250-0125.

July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Sundaes in the Park. Make your own ice cream sundae, enjoy music, kids' activities, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. daily, Northside Park, 127th Street and the Bay. Bring your own chair or blanket. Free admission; ice cream sundaes $2.50-$4. Call 410-250-0125.

July 14, 21, Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25

Concerts on the Beach. Free concerts by various entertainers, 8 p.m. daily, North Division Street and the Beach. Bring your own blanket or chair. Call 410-250-0125.

July 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26

Bonfire Hour. Gather around a bonfire on the beach and hear beach tales, 9 p.m., North Division Street and the Beach. Free. Call 410-289-2800.

Aug. 2-6

White Marlin Open. Competitors in more than 300 sportfishing boats will race off in search of white marlins, blue marlins, wahoos, dolphins, tunas and sharks. Fishing 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Weigh-ins 4 p.m.-9 p.m. each day, Harbour Island Marina, 14th Street and the Bay. Free for spectators. Entry fee for participants. Visit www.whitemarlinopen.com or call 410-289-9229 to register.

Aug. 13-16

Antiques by the Sea. Antiques from more than 60 East Coast vendors for show and sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 13-15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 16, Ocean City Convention Center, 40th Street and the Bay. $6. Call 410-289-3453.

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