OC Doo Dah

Penelope, of Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, joins fellow hounds Saturday at the annual Doo Dah Parade down Asbury Avenue. in Ocean City.

MATTHEW STRABUK / For the Press

OCEAN CITY — Erik Estrada will trade his motorcycle seat for a seat of honor April 14 as grand marshal of the annual madcap Doo Dah Parade.

Estrada, known for his role as heartthrob California Highway Patrol Officer Frank “Ponch” Poncharello on the classic TV series “CHiPs,” also will emcee the Mr. Mature America pageant that night. He will conduct on-stage interviews with contestants during the fifth annual event.

The pageant is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. To sign up as a contestant, go to ocnj.us/mrmature.

The Doo Dah Parade, which starts at noon, will feature marching bands, floats and more than 500 basset hounds. A “pie-asco” invites people to smoosh their friends with pies at the end of the procession. To participate in the parade, visit ocnj.us/Doo-Dah-Parade.

Also Tuesday, the city announced more acts for its summer concert series. The Indigo Girls will perform July 9, the Bacon Brothers will come to town Aug. 6 and singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will play Aug. 13. To purchase tickets, go to ticketmaster.com.

— Maxwell Reil

Never miss breaking news as it happens! Sign up now to receive alerts delivered to your inbox.

Contact: 609-272-7258

mreil@pressofac.com

Twitter @acpressmaxreil

I’ve written for multiple publications including Levittown Now, Passyunk Post, Philadelphia Neighborhoods,Temple News and JUMP Magazine. I’ve covered arts, entertainment, business, music, sports and local government. Experienced in videography.

Recommended for you

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.