2020 Harbor Day at the Docks Goes Virtual

It is with a measure of sadness, that Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) staff announce that Harbor Day at the Docks, originally scheduled for Saturday, October 17, has been cancelled. However, there will be a new virtual component to this event for 2020.

As a free, family event, the annual Harbor Day at the Docks festival attracts sponsorships and scores of residents and visitors from across the Delmarva region to the West Ocean City commercial harbor to celebrate the shore’s rich maritime heritage, as well as the sport fishing and commercial fishing industries. Based on Worcester County Health Department regulations and Maryland safety protocols for addressing the Covid-19 pandemic, the WCRP event committee chose to postpone this beloved community event until 2021 out of an abundance of caution to protect public health. 
“This decision was not easy, but we look forward to celebrating maritime culture virtually until next year’s event,” WCRP Program Manager Allen Swiger said. 
The public is invited to follow the Facebook page Harbor Day at the Docks – West Ocean City, MD for fun videos highlighting local watermen, children’s crafts, and other activities to enjoy online until everyone can gather to celebrate again in person. 
For more information about Harbor Day at the Docks and other WCRP special events, contact Swiger at 410-632-2144, ext. 2520 or aswiger@co.worcester.md.us. A full list of recreation programming can also be viewed on the WCRP website at www.worcesterrecandparks.org.