The annual Miss Ocean City Pageant Parade will take place tonight (Wednesday, Aug. 10). The parade route starts on downtown Asbury Avenue at 6 p.m. The event showcases the 18 young women who will compete for the crown in Saturday’s pageant. The parade starts at Sixth Street and runs down Asbury Avenue to 14th Street. It then moves up onto the boardwalk and returns to Fifth Street. The pageant will be held at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, starting at 7 p.m. Aug. 13. Shannon Wallace, the reigning Miss Ocean City, will preside over the pageant and relinquish her crown to the new Miss Ocean City. The pageant has been sponsored for 47 years by the Ocean City Exchange Club. Tickets are $15 and are available at ocnj.us/boxoffice (starting Wednesday afternoon) or at the Music Pier Box Office. For information, call (609) 399-6111.