The collective sigh of relief that will be resonating throughout the Eastern Shore won’t hit until about Thursday when the rain that’s been well overdue (just not all at once) finally breaks. Since just about everyone is itching to get outside we’d recommend the OC Recreation and Parks Family Fun Night Bonfire
On the beach at 130th Street on Friday Oct. 7 from 6-8 p.m., the bonfire will be one of a dwindling stack of outdoor activities being offered anywhere. It’s clearly time to put away the bathing suits and suntan lotion, but it’s not too late to enjoy the beach. Pre-registration is requested, but tickets will be available at the bonfire. There’s a small admission charge of $2 per child, $4 per adult and a discount rate of $15 for families of six or more.
Included in that charge are s’mores and hot chocolate as well as storytelling and music.
A minimum of 20 people are required for the event to take place, according to the town of Ocean City, so bring a couple friends to enjoy the bonfire.
The forecasted high on Friday is 68, so expect the temperatures to have dipped by the start of the event. Bonfires on their own pretty much provide two things: light and heat, but it probably won’t be so much that a thick beach blanket or a warm coat won’t be necessary – for the little ones, especially.
Aching as most of us are to actually get outside after a few weeks’ worth of soaking rain — that the shore needed no doubt — any excuse for some outdoor fun is welcome. A beach bonfire is as good as an excuse as we need to be active and spend some quality time outside.