It seems like vehicles just seem to take over Ocean City… motorcycles, scooters, Jeeps, VWs, and cruisers. Yes, it’s Cruisin’ Weekend in Ocean City. Antique cars, classics, and hot rods are cruising around the coast. Not one to sit along Coastal Highway and watch the cars parade by? Check out Harbor Day at the Docks in West Ocean City or visit the Chesapeake Celtic Festival in Snow Hill. Both events will have great food, amusements, and plenty of live entertainment. Check out the following event recommendations if you’re looking for things to do on the Eastern Shore this weekend:

Cruisin’ Weekend

It’s Cruisin’ Weekend in Ocean City! More than 2,000 hotrods will take to the streets over the next few days. Customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars, hot rods, and more will be showcased. Live entertainment, celebrity guests, and vendors will all meet at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on Friday, October 5th from 9 am – 5 pm. Admission to this event is $10; children under the age of 14 are free. A boardwalk car parade begins at 8 am on Saturday morning – starting at the Inlet parking lot.

Harbor Day at the Docks

This Saturday, October 6th marks the fifth Anniversary of Harbor Day – At The Docks, a notable event focusing on the Ocean City, MD area’s maritime traditions. You can expect to learn about the commercial and sport fishing industries, marine life, local seafood processing, and important safety measures while at sea from the Coast Guard. Demonstrations and hands-on activities will bring the maritime world to life on land. Harbor Day takes place in the Commercial Fishing Harbor in West Ocean City, and is a celebration of a way of life and industry instrumental to the livelihood and culture of this coastal community.  The annual event takes place at the West Ocean City Commercial Fishing Harbor and runs from 10 am to 5 pm.
For more information, read this ShoreBread piece: Harbor Day at the Docks Celebrates Maritime History.

Chesapeake Celtic Festival

This weekend, October 6th and 7th, the 23rd annual Chesapeake Celtic Festival will take place on the grounds of Historic Furnace Town in Snow Hill, MD. The event is known for its Celtic pride, traditional food, fun music, fast dancing, and fine arts and crafts. Celtic descendants from MD, PA, NJ, OH, and other nearby states will make the journey to the living heritage museum nestled inside of the Pocomoke Forest to participate in the many activities planned during the festival. Each Celtic nation will be represented at the Chesapeake Celtic Festival. Music, dancing, comedic shows, storytelling, genealogy, and reenactments will take place throughout the day and vary based on Gaelic traditions. The event takes place at Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum in Snow Hill, MD. Admission cost is as follows:  Adults / $15, Children 2 through 18 and military / $5.
For more information about the Celtic Festival, check out this ShoreBread article: Celtic Traditions on the Eastern Shore

Clear Space Theatre presents Shirley Valentine

Clear Space Theatre Company presents Shirley Valentine, live onstage this weekend. This one-woman show offers a comedic look at what could have been and what might still be. Shirley tells the tale of an English housewife who discovers a love for traveling. On Sunday, October 7th, general admission to the theatre is $30 per adult / $15 per child. Call Clear Space in advance to hold your tickets; 302-227-2270. Friday’s show begins at 7 pm. Clear Space Theatre is located on Baltimore Avenue in Rehoboth Beach, DE.
For more information about Clear Space Theatre, check out this ShoreBread article: Clear Space offers Professional Insight for Children