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Fourth of July Falling on Tuesday Still Brings Crowds Out

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Crowds gather at Boardwalk in Ocean City (Photo:WBOC) Crowds gather at Boardwalk in Ocean City (Photo:WBOC)

OCEAN CITY, Md.-- The Fourth of July falls during the middle of the week this year. It's left some business owners in Ocean City wondering if crowds would be affected by the strange mid-week placement.

The crowds at the boardwalk and beach on Monday, July 3 showed no signs of people having to cut their vacation short. People took to the sand and surf to enjoy their long weekend, while others stuck to the boards.

Sisters, Riley and Carly Cannon, spent the hot summer day cooling off with some snow cones.

"We came to Ocean City to see fireworks for Fourth of July," Carly said.

They both have been coming to the beach with their family for several years.

Others welcomed the Tuesday holiday because it gave them even extra time off to enjoy themselves and relax.
"With the holiday falling on a Tuesday we actually were off Monday and Tuesday, so it made for a nice long weekend. Which made it possible for us to come down," Visitor Lisa Jones said.

Some people at Ocean City were surprised that crowds have only recently started to pick up.
"We got here Friday, and Friday and Saturday were really calm. We were surprised about that," Lexi Jones said.

But while some thought it had only started to pick up, others assured it was just as busy by the amount of traffic they sat in.
"I got caught on [Route] 90 at 2 o'clock bumper to bumper. So that took like 40 minutes instead of 15 minutes," Visitor Gary Ciany said.

Some business owners on the boardwalk were pleased with the results of the weekend, although they weren't too sure what to expect leading up to it.

"The weekend was strong, and now we got nice weather so it looks like we win twice, I mean I certainly hope so," King's Cotton Candy Stand owner, Danny King, said.

Even though the mid-week holiday may have shaken up some schedules, it isn't putting a damper on the fun being had at the shore.
 

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