This morning was a chilly 50 degrees when we reluctantly crawled out of bed… BRRR! Down here on the Eastern Shore it doesn’t take long for the weather to take a sharp turn. Weren’t we just lying out on the beach last weekend? Fortunately for us, with the chilly weather comes fall related activities and they are plentiful this weekend. Some of the best folk musicians are heading to America’s Coolest Small Town for one of our favorite festivals to date, and one the most popular beach events of the season is setting up as we speak at the inlet with kites set to fly over the boardwalk all weekend long for your viewing pleasure! Is it Friday yet?!
Sunfest is hailed as the unofficial end of the summer season for Ocean City and marked as one of our favorite fall events. When the weather works in our favor, Sunfest can bring just as many people as a busy summer weekend in July. In addition to the massive white tents selling any craft you can imagine and a stellar lineup of concert performances, Sunfest offers some of our favorite fair-style foods (ahem, fried goodies galore!). You can’t beat the atmosphere, especially with a view of the Atlantic Ocean in your background.
(SUNFEST KITE FESTIVAL)
To top off the fun, Sunfest also includes an annual Kite Festival, located on the beach between 2nd and 6th Streets courtesy of the Kite Loft. Thousands of spectators will enjoy kite making workshops, kite battles, demonstrations, aerial displays and more.
This beloved event is a serious favorite of locals all across Delmarva. The Berlin Fiddler’s Convention has taken place on Berlin’s Main Street for almost 22 years. Bluegrass musicians from across the country descend upon Downtown Berlin to battle it out for prizes in a variety of competitions. The event is free and officially kicks off at 7PM Friday night with a live performance from last year’s winners, The Wood Pickers. In addition to the amazing music, there will be food vendors, Hotel Atlantic’s famous orange crushes and tons of fun to be had!
Paint Berlin – 5th Annual Plein Air Event
Artists will take to the streets of Berlin again this weekend for the 5th Annual Plein Air Event! Artist can be seen painting at a location of their choosing and will have unique opportunity to network, exhibit and sell their artwork while competing for cash prizes. Visitors are invited to watch the artists in action, as well as to attend the Wet Paint sale and exhibit on Saturday from 1-4pm at the Worcester County Arts Council Gallery. It sure is a terrific weekend to be in Berlin!
Sand Castle Home Tour
The Art League of Ocean City has planned another wonderful event for our community. The 10th Anniversary Sand Castle Home Tour takes off this Thursday, Sept. 18th and Friday, Sept. 19th starting at 9:30AM until 4PM. This is a self-guided tour that will feature 11 homes starting in North Ocean City going all the way to Saddle Creek. It features some of the area’s most beautiful homes for a once in a life time opportunity. Tickets are $30 each and include a tour book with detailed information on all the homes, driving directions, and special offers by tour sponsors and advertisers. The book serves as the entrance ticket to the 11 homes on the tour.
Salisbury Zoo’s 3rd Friday 60th Anniversary Party
Join the zoo on Main Street in Salisbury’s Downtown Plaza for the kickoff of their 60th year anniversary party. The educational zoo assistants will be there with animals, history to share, giveaways and much more.
Skate Deck Art Show
Part of the 3rd Friday Art Stoll in Downtown Salisbury, the Skate Deck Art Show is 100 percent geared towards raising money for the Salisbury Skatepark Project. Many of your favorite local artists have joined in the cause, turning skate decks into works of art that are to be displayed and auctioned in a silent auction. Immediately following the art show is a Punk and Hardcore show at the W.O.R.K paced in the Parker Place featuring Prone to Violence, The Floaters, and the East Lincoln Dusters.
Lewes 3rd Annual Oktoberfest
The Lewes Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring their 3rd Annual Oktoberfest this Friday. The event will take place on Market Street and will begin promptly at 4PM to 6:30PM. The entertainment is plentiful with costumed Bavarian-style dancers, a 10-piece German Oompah Band, and the Happy Wanderers.
Summer Sendoff Event
Cambridge knows how to throw a party! Beginning at 5PM on Main Street there with be a summer sendoff event with the theme of “Brews, Blues and BBQ.” There will be live entertainment, vendors, food from local restaurants and unique craft beer from local breweries. This is an event you don’t want to miss.