It’s technically still summer, but we are definitely starting to feel the change in the temperature and we admittedly love and embrace it. This weekend is full of fun, sunshine and yep, you guessed it… motorcycles. Get ready to hear the rumbling of engines, lines at Dumsers crowding out onto Rt. 50 and longer than normal wait times at restaurants. For 2 days, it will feel like a summer Saturday all over again as thousands upon thousands of bikers “take over OC.” However, this weekend offers more than just Harley Davidson enthusiasm, there are also bicyclists heading to the Eastern Shore for the annual Heritage Ride as well as a glorious fall evening movie night on the beach and free Shakespeare in the park. Take your pick or try and enjoy them all!
September 11th to September 14th
Each year, Ocean City and the surrounding areas welcome thousands upon thousands of motorcycle riders. Because of the beautiful weather, fun activities and breathtaking scenery, this event is wildly popular and seems to grow more and more each year. OC Bike Fest is an off-shoot of Delmarva Bike Week and takes place at the Ocean City Convention Center, Ocean City Inlet and other various supporting businesses around town. The pricing is $35.00 for the event pass and includes tons of concert admissions, stunt arenas and exhibitors. Even if you aren’t riding a motorcycle into town, the Bike Week crowd is always friendly and fun and the events are to be enjoyed by all.
ANNUAL WEST WICOMICO HERITAGE RIDE
Wicomico County is known as ‘cycling country’ because of their wide and flat roads. This bike tour’s main goal is to focus on appreciating our Eastern Shore heritage. It takes riders across 300 years of Maryland history, starting at Pemberton Historical Park- which is a plantation home built in 1741. From there you explore towns such as Whitehaven, Hebron and Quantico. During the ride, you can choose from a 32, 50 or 62 mile ride. Each ride includes rest areas and a celebration when you make it back to Pemberton Historical Park for an outdoor picnic, beer and live music. The ride starts at 7:00AM and goes until 2:30PM. (Participation costs $40.00 per rider.)
FALL MOVIE NIGHTS
If you’re looking for an early fall night you definitely won’t forget- look no further. Ocean City Recreation and Parks is pleased to announce free fall movie nights beginning this Friday! The movie this Friday will be Muppets Most Wanted at Northside Park. (Starting at 7PM.) Bring chairs!
BAYSIDE’S ART & JAZZ FESTIVAL
The only thing you need to worry about is bringing a chair; the rest is taken care of. Find the perfect grassy spot and you and your family can enjoy the talented jazz performers like Joe Baione, Cynthia Holiday and KJ Denhert on the beautiful Bayside Lawn. In addition to the great performances, you can walk around the grounds and check out art that will be on display. We love all the shows the Freeman Stage puts on and this one is sure to not disappoint! The event starts at 2PM on Saturday.
BERLIN’s 2nd FRIDAY ART STROLL
One of our favorite art centric Berlin events is back for September. The event starts at 5PM and lasts until 8PM and will be full of talent, fun and great food. (All the things Berlin is known for.) Some of the street vendors include: Clifford Brent (sculptor), Wendy Hoffman (hand painted signs), Diane & Jean (Hand crafted gel candles) and William Neidhardt (author). In addition to these talented artists, check out all of our favorite stores and restaurants on and around Main Street who will be offering specials for the stroll. The Globe will also be showcasing local photographers this month – stop in and find a new favorite!
Community Conservation Day
The Lower Shore Land Trust will hold their annual Community Conservation Day this Saturday, from 9am until 1pm. The event is aimed to honor their volunteers, but it is also open to the public. Held at Ayers Creek Adventures, the day will feature a guided kayak tour, a self-guided paddle along Ayers Creek, and lunch (crabs, fried chicken and Chesapeake Bay ice cream). For more information, contact the Land Trust at 410-641-4467.