We’ve been eying up this weekend on our calendar for well over a month now. Why you ask? Because there is SO much happening! From Friday to Sunday, we’ll be hitting the streets, the festival grounds, the beach and the boards to snap photos and attend as many events as possible, so stay tuned for plenty of fun photos from us on our website and Facebook and Instagram. In the meantime, make plans to attend a few events yourself. There’s something for all tastes this weekend on Delmarva:
21st Annual Maryland International Kite Expo
When: Friday, April 25-Sunday, April 26
Where: Boardwalk in Ocean City
What: Look to the skies, it’s the annual Kite Expo in OCMD. Held each spring on the beach in front of the Kite Loft (5th Street), the International Kite Exposition includes three days of kite flying, exhibitions, demonstrations and lessons. There’s also free children’s games and activities for the kids, with kites of all shapes and sizes on display.
Ocean City Spring Restaurant Week
When: Sunday, April 19-Sunday, May 3
Where: Participating restaurants in Ocean City
What: This is the first full weekend of Restaurant Week in OCMD. Participating restaurants will be offering deals and specials for diners – it’s the perfect excuse for a date night or night out with friends. Bon appetit!
Delmarva Birding Weekend
When: April 23-26
Where: Worcester County
What: It’s the 20th Annual Delmarva Birding Weekend! Hosted by Worcester County Tourism and various sponsors and partners, Delmarva Birding Weekend celebrates the spring migration of thousands of warblers, shorebirds, waterfowl and raptors. Enjoy boat trips, paddling treks, and expeditions by foot.
Ward World Championship Carving Competition
When: April 24-26
Where: Ocean City Convention Center
What: The annual Ward World Championship Carving Competition is one of the most prestigious competitions of contemporary wildfowl art, featuring carvers and visitors from around the world. Enjoy classes and seminars, benefit auction, demonstrations, children’s activities, world class bird carvings and more! For more information, visit www.wardmuseum.org.
Boardwalkin’ for PetsWhen: Saturday, April 25, 9am-noon
Where: Boardwalk in OCMD
What: Our favorite event of the year for a number of reasons but mostly because it is a major fundraiser for our local Worcester County Humane Society! Bring your pooch or walk a shelter dog for a morning of fun along the Boardwalk in Ocean City. Prizes will be awarded to Largest Dog, Smallest Breed, Best Dressed and Best Trick. This is the biggest fundraising event of the year for the shelter, with a $50,000 goal for 2015. Let’s help them reach it – see you all on the boards!
Saltwater Brew ‘n’ Que
When: April 24& 25, Friday (4pm to 10pm); Saturday (10am-8pm)
Where: Chincoteague Fairgrounds, Main Street
What: Chincoteague proudly presents the 1st annual Saltwater Brew ‘N’ Que professional barbeque competition and craft beer festival! The two-day event is packed with family fun, live entertainment, craft beer, and some of the best BBQ in the nation. Friday will feature the People’s Choice chicken wing contest with the BBQ competition held on Saturday. Click here for more information and stay tuned for our photos and story to follow!
Berlin Heritage Festival
When: Saturday, April 24, 11:30am-4:30pm
Where: Downtown Berlin
What: The Town of Berlin will be celebrating their rich heritage along with the 120th Anniversary of the iconic Atlantic Hotel. Expect vintage vehicles dating back to the 1800s, demonstrations, actors in period costumes, artifacts, and more! Another great excuse to get out and enjoy all that Berlin has to offer.
When: Saturday, April 25
Where: Oxford, MD
What: One of our favorite little Eastern Shore towns, Oxford, will celebrate the 21st Annual Oxford day with a parade, performances, a Dog Show and Dog Walk, food, kid-friendly activities and more!
St. Michaels WineFest
When: Satruday, April 25 & Sunday, 26, noon til 5pm
Where: throughout the town
What: Nearly 400 wines from around the globe will be showcased at the annual WineFest in St. Michaels, along with food, vendors, and the chance to speak with winemakers and experts. Explore the charming town while you’re there…we love any excuse for a day trip to St. Michaels!
Zoo Stampede 5K Run/Walk and Earth Day Celebrations at the Salisbury Zoo
When: Saturday, April 25
Where: Salisbury Zoo
What: Rain or shine, the Salisbury Zoo is set to host their annual Zoo Stampede 5K Run/Walk, starting at 9am. Participants can pre-register at VP Shoes or at the Salisbury Zoo for $20. Registration is also available the day of the race for $25. Stick around after for the Earth Day Celebration at the Zoo, from 10am until 4pm. Over 20 earth-friendly exhibitors will be at the zoo, along with concessions and activities. Call 410-548-3188 for more information.
When: Sunday, April 26, 12pm-3pm
Where: Smitty McGee’s, Rt. 54 Fenwick Island
What: It’s the best of the best, battling it out at the 9th Annual Bloody Mary Contest! Judging is open to the public (must be 21 or over) with tickets just $10 at the door. Prepare your taste buds…this event is a spicy one.