June isn’t exactly starting off on the right foot with this abysmal weather, but on the upside, our garden is looking better than ever after all of this rain! The weekend forecast is looking bright…and just in time for some Delmarvalous weekend happenings. Berlin’s Mayor is facing off against the Mayor of Pocomoke in the annual High Heel Race, followed by the Blues Bash on Saturday. Saturday also marks National Trails Day, along with a Yappy Hour at Brew River in Salisbury. In Ocean City, grab a spot on the beach at 36th Street to enjoy the annual Longboard Team Challenge in front of Castle in the Sand. Round out your weekend by attending a terrific cause in Salisbury for a local boy battling a rare form of cancer. All that and more, right this way…
Pink High Heel Race
When: Friday, June 5, 6pm
Where: Main Street, Berlin
What: It’s time again for the annual High Heel Race in Berlin, MD! This year’s race includes some added excitement, as Berlin Mayor Gee Williams faces off against Pocomoke City Mayor Bruce Morrison…in high heels of course. The day will also include a Health Fair at the Berlin Visitor’s Center, hosted by Atlantic General Hospital (3pm-7pm), as well as Integrative Health Providers including reflexology, acupuncture, massage and essential oils at Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services.
Blues and Jazz Bash
When: Saturday, June 6, noon-5pm
Where: Downtown Berlin
What: The Berlin Chamber presents the 8th Annual Jazz and Blues Bash on Main Street in Berlin. The event promises to be another fun-filled, family-friendly affair in America’s Coolest Small Town, with artists such as Chris English, The Larks, The Shrapnels and Bryan Russo, and the Tragic Figures. Food, craft vendors, and the Burley Oak beer truck will also be on the scene. Admission is free!
National Trails Day: Hike, Cleanup & Paddle
When: Saturday, June 6, 9am-7pm
Where: Pocomoke River State Park
What: Celebrate National Trails Day with a hike though one of our favorite local parks – Pocomoke River State Park! Pitch in while you’re there and participate in the park’s cleanup, starting at 9am. Stick around for the evening paddle at 7pm along the scenic Pocomoke River!
Dashing Divas through Downtown
When: Saturday, June 6, 1pm-5pm
Where: Downtown Salisbury
What: Head to Downtown Salisbury for an afternoon of racing, wine, and fun…all to benefit the Women’s Fund from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. The event includes a Downtown 5K Dash though Downtown Salisbury, a Wine Trail Walking Tour of local establishments, and a Plaza Expo featuring local vendors on display with products and services for women.
Movies at the Beach – Carousel
When: Wednesdays, all summer long, 8:30pm
Where: Beach at The Carousel Hotel
What: Once summer rolls around, we love hitting the beach in Ocean City for FREE movie nights! There are several options, including movies on the beach at The Carousel. This month’s lineup includes Blended (June 3), Big Hero 6 (June 10), Muppets Most Wanted (June 17) and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (June 24). For the complete list of movies on the beach this summer (including at 27th Street) click here.
OC Beach Lights
When: Sundays, all summer long, 9:30pm, 10pm, and 10:30pm
Where: Ocean City Boardwalk
What: The OC Beach Lights debuted over Memorial Day Weekend, with two patriotic lights shows along the beach. The spectacular continues all summer long with a visual laser, lighting and special effects show that is visible along the boardwalk in OCMD. Each show is approximately 8 minutes in length and free to viewers.
Longboard Team Challenge
When: Friday June 5 through Sunday, June 7
Where: Beach at 36th-38th Street in OCMD
What: 16 teams of 5 will compete in the three-day surfing event. Fun for participants and spectators, the event also includes giveaways and kids activities on the beach.
Yappy Hour at Brew River
When: Saturday, June 6, 2pm-6pm
Where: Brew River, Salisbury, MD
What: What’s better than happy hour with friends? Happy hour with your four-legged friend of course! Brew River is hosting Yappy Hour to benefit the Humane Society of Wicomico County. Your $5 donation at the door gets your pooch a homemade dog treat. The event also includes red carpet photos, complimentary water bowls, and happy hour drink specials.
4th Annual Kickin’ Wing Fling: Hot Wing Cook Off
When: Sunday, June 7, 1pm-4pm
Where: Pickles Pub, Ocean City, MD
What: Ocean City Happy Hours hosts the 4th Annual Kickin’ Wing Fling at Pickles Pub to benefit the Worcester County Humane Society. Pickles is the reigning champ – come enjoy a sampling of Ocean City’s wings and cast your vote for the next champion. $10 at the door gets you wings from 15 bars and restaurants in Ocean City.
Picnic Fundraiser: Caring of the Kaelin’s Community Picnic
When: Sunday, June 7, 3-6pm
Where: Delmarva Evangelistic Church, 407 Gordy Road, Salisbury, MD
What: This Sunday, the community will band together in an effort to help one extremely deserving local boy and his family. 10-year-old Cameron Kaelin has been battling a rare form of bone cancer after being diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma last November. Cameron has endured many rounds of chemotherapy and surgeries and is scheduled for more rounds of chemo. In an effort to help raise money for his uncovered medical costs, Salisbury Christian School’s Interact Club will host a “Caring for the Kaelin’s Community Picnic” this Sunday. The event will feature live entertainment by Alex & Shiloh, as well as family-centered activities including volleyball, cornhole, face painting and a bounce house. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets are $10 per person or $35 per family. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Salisbury Christian School or from the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore.