The holiday weekend is just a few days away, and for us that means three days away from the office! But don’t fret, we will still be in ShoreBread mode, exploring the shore for fun activities, photo-ops, and stunning sunsets. For some of you, the three-day weekend means BBQs, family-time, late night shenanigans, pool bars and long beach days. For others, it means rolling up your sleeves and working all weekend. We know our local friends in the hospitality industry have a long, hard weekend ahead, but the good news is, with sunshine dominating the forecast, it will likely be a prosperous weekend for you as well. For those of you looking to relax and enjoy a fun weekend on the Eastern Shore, there are plenty of options!
Admittedly, there aren’t quite as many scheduled events on Memorial Day Weekend, as the weekend really speaks for itself. There’s the beach and local parks to enjoy, bars and restaurants to patronize, shopping specials and deals…the list goes on and on. Chances are, most of you have family BBQ’s, boating adventures, or crab feasts to attend, but if you’re looking for some additional fun…
Family Movie Night at Northside Park
When: Friday, May 22
Where: Northside Park, 125th Street OCMD
What: Kick-start your weekend with a free night of family fun! Northside Park presents Earth to Echo on the giant projection movie screen. Bring your blanket or beach chairs – movie starts begins after sunset (8pm) and is open to all ages. Concessions will also be available for sale.
Pocomoke 4th Friday Art Stroll
When: Friday, May 22
What: Take a stroll through Downtown Pocomoke this Friday and enjoy local artists showcasing their photography, paintings, home decor, jewelry, soaps, fabric, art, comic books and more! The evening will also include free admission to area museums, specials in downtown restaurants, a bounce house for kids, cornhole, and refreshments.
Wings & Wheels 2015
When: Saturday, May 23
Where: Bucktown Road, Cambridge
What: If you’re in or around Cambridge on Saturday, we suggest stopping by the Wings & Wheels Show. The event features a petting zoo, kids corner, helicopter rides, plane building seminars, food vendors, Bud Light beer wagon, Scales & Tales, and stunt pilot Bill Finagin.
Spring Arts & Crafts Show
When: Saturday, May 23 & Sunday, May 24
Where: Ocean City Convention Center
What: Looking to escape the sun for a few hours? Stop by the Spring Arts and Crafts Show at the Ocean City Convention Center on Saturday or Sunday from 10am until 5pm (4pm on Sunday) and enjoy vendors featuring garden accessories, jewelry, candles, florals, nautical items, homemade items, handmade chocolates and more. Admission is free!
10th Anniversary Memorial Day Cocktail Party Celebration
When: Saturday, May 23, 5pm-7pm
Where: Ocean Pines
What: The Worcester County Veterans Memorial will honor Memorial Day Saturday evening with their 10th Anniversary Cocktail Party Celebration, “Under the Tent.” Live music will be provided by Frank Nanane and the WWIIunes, along with a special appearance by featured artist Todd Crosby. Appetizers and beverages will be available along with a cash bar. Tickets/donations are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. The money raised will be used for educational programs for all 5th graders in Worcester County.
Furnace Town Strawberry Day
When: Sunday, May 24 @ 12pm
Where: Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum, Snow Hill
What: Furnace Town is celebrating the age-old tradition of Strawberry Days and Strawberry Socials with their very own Strawberry Day! Doors will open at 12pm with General Admission prices (Furnace Town Members are free) and will include strawberry tastings including chocolate-covered strawberries, strawberry salsa and strawberry lemonade. Bakers, submit your delicious goodies for the baking contest – desserts (include two copies of the recipe) will be accepted from 11am until 12:30pm. For more information, contact Furnace Town at 410-632-2032.
When: Saturday, May 23, 5pm-10pm
Where: Salisbury Zoo
What: It’s one of the biggest Zoo parties of the year, with 15 local restaurants and music by On the Edge and Test Kitchen. Get your tickets before it’s too late at www.renewthezoo.com.
Francesco Attesti in Concert
When: Sunday, May 24 @ 7pm
Where: Ocean City Center for Performing Arts
What: World class classical pianist, Francesco Attesti will be visiting Ocean City from Italy this weekend, performing Sunday evening at the Performing Arts Center on 40th Street. Tickets are $25 and $35 and are available via TicketMaster or the Convention Center Box Office.
Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival
When: Saturday, May 23, 9am-3pm
Where: Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
What: Enjoy outdoor fun in Milton this weekend with the annual Horeshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival. The refuge is located just east of Milton along the Delaware Bay. Enjoy arts and crafts, boat and canoe rides, exhibits, games, music, food, and trail walks. Many of the activities are free.
OC Beach Lights
When: Saturday, May 23 & Sunday, May 24 (9:30pm, 10pm, 10:30pm)
Where: Boardwalk in OCMD
What: Enjoy the first OC Beach Lights display of the season this weekend! Both the Saturday and Sunday shows will feature a special patriotic show, including fireworks.
Memorial Day Parade in Henry Park
When: Monday, May 25, 8am-5pm
Where: William Henry Park, Berlin
What: Berlin commemorates Memorial Day with an old-fashioned celebration at Henry Park. The event kicks off at 9am with a parade down Flower Street and continues at the park with family-friendly activities, food vendors, yard tables, games, and more. Spend the day with your family while remembering those who died while serving our country’s armed forces.