Cape May to Host 85th Annual Baby Parade, Aug. 4

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CAPE MAY – Don’t miss the most adorable parade in the Nation’s Oldest Seashore Resort. The 85th Annual Cape May Baby Parade scheduled for Aug. 4 steps off at 11 a.m. from Congress Street and Beach Avenue. Grand Marshal, Miss New Jersey 2017, Kaitlyn Schoeffel will lead the procession down Beach Avenue from Congress Street to Howard Street where the parade ends.

Participants are invited into Cape May Convention Hall immediately following the parade for the awards ceremony conducted by Grand Marshal, Miss New Jersey 2017, Kaitlyn Schoeffel, Mayor Clarence F. Lear III, Queen Maysea Kaitlyn Ryleigh Flynn and Miss Cape May County Madison Kennelly. Trophies will be awarded in five separate categories: Pretty Baby, Decorated Baby Carriage, Children Walking in Fancy Dress, Children Walking in Comic Dress and Decorated on Wheels. There will also be awards for Best Float (motorized or pulled) and Best Overall Entry.

Registration is free to all participants 12 years of age or younger. Registration and judging will be held at Congress Street and Beach Avenue beginning at 10 a.m. Pre-registration will be accepted until Thursday, Aug. 3 at 4:30 p.m. To register, please call the Office of Civic Affairs at (609) 884-9565 or email at You can also register in person at Cape May Convention Hall located at 714 Beach Ave., Cape May.

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