Next Exit Shore Guide (Week of Aug. 14-Aug. 20)

 Pop music legend Dionne Warwick, shown here accepting the 2013 Soul Train Legend award, will perform at Revel's Ovation Hall on Friday night. (Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)

Pop music legend Dionne Warwick, shown here accepting the 2013 Soul Train Legend award, will perform at Revel's Ovation Hall on Friday night. (Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)

A colorful experience is in store for those heading to Wildwood this week.

The Raging Waters Water Park at Morey’s Pier will be awash in bright yellow this Sunday as thousands of rubber ducks are set afloat in United Way’s annual Rubber Ducky Regatta.

Over more than 20 years the event has raised $540,000 for health and human service programs in Cape May County.

Winning ducks will be awarded with prizes such as a Wildwoods vacation, $500 ShopRite gift card, two custom cruiser bicycles, season passes to Morey’s Pier, flat screen television and more. Entry into the race is $5 and includes a souvenir rubber duck. Free to spectators. Sunday, August 17, 6:30 p.m. – Morey’s Piers Mariner’s Landing, Wildwood.

Perhaps you’ve succumbed to passing allure of a temporary tattoo on the boardwalk as a memento of good times down the shore. For a more lasting reminder, visit the Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash.

The three-day event returns to the Wildwoods Convention Center this weekend, providing opportunity to explore the pain and permanence of real ink. There will be plenty of tattoo art on exhibit and more than 150 national tattoo artists, including celebrity ink masters. The brave can also get in on live tattooing.

On Saturday, at 7 p.m. ink painted ladies will strut their stuff in the event’s swimsuit contest. Live entertainment will feature the Lucky Daredevil Thrillshow, Titano Strongman and human suspension acts. Special guests include Butch Patrick (classic television’s Eddie Munster) and tattoo legend, Philadelphia Eddie. Tickets cost $20 for a day pass and $40 for a weekend pass. Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16, noon to 11 p.m.; Sunday, August 17, noon to 6 p.m. – Wildwoods Convention Center, Wildwood.

Atlantic City

Joke all you may about her Psychic Friends, but deep down inside you know the way to San Jose begins and ends with Dionne Warwick’s voice. The legendary, Grammy-winning vocalist will be singing hits old and new (her latest album, Feels So Good, was released on July 1) at Revel’s Ovation Hall on Friday. Tickets range from $45 to $75. Friday, August 15, 8 p.m. – Revel Casino, Atlantic City.

Ocean City

Ocean City will hold its 105th annual Baby Parade on Thursday evening. The parade will proceed from 6th and Boardwalk to 12th and Boardwalk at 5 p.m.. Kiddies can enter into one of three divisions: Fancy, Comic or Small floats. Each division is further divided into three age groups: Under two years of age, ages two to six years-old, ages six to 10 years-old. Judging begins at 3:45 p.m. and winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in front of the Music Pier following the parade.

Parents may register their children up to 10 years old as contestants in the parade at the Ocean City Information Center. Registration closes on August 12 at 5 p.m. Thursday, August 14, 5 p.m. – 6th and Boardwalk, Ocean City.

Beach Haven

Chocolate lovers will have ample opportunity to indulge their sweet tooth at the All Things Chocolate fair in Beach Haven on Thursday. Long Beach Island eateries will offer deliciously tempting tastings and homemade desserts. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years. Thursday, August 14, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Long Beach Island Historical Museum, Beach Haven.

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