It’s the last full weekend in July and with a fantastic weather forecast ahead of us we plan on spending every minute of it outside. Our recent trip to Walk on Water has us on a paddle boarding frenzy, and our love affair with Assateague has kept us beach bound practically every weekend this summer, but there are plenty of events happening that are not to be overlooked! Take a look at a few of the events we’ve uncovered this weekend, get outside, and enjoy all that summer on the shore has to offer!

4th Friday at the Zoo

When: Friday, July 24, 4:30-7pm

Where: Salisbury Zoo

What: We love that the Zoo has been offering a monthly excursion into the life at the zoo after-hours, complete with animal enrichment and educational animal encounters. This month, Eva Whipple from Soul Yoga will be at the zoo hosting a free yoga session!

Nightmare on Poplar

When: Saturday, July 25, 5pm

Where: RAR Brewing, Cambridge, MD

What: The fine folks over at RAR Brewing in Cambridge are adding their own special twist to the Christmas in July celebrations, with costumes, live music, specials, and of course plenty of beer. Think A Nightmare Before Christmas.

Hilltop Day in the Park Festival

When: Saturday, July 25, 11am-8pm

Where: Byrd Park, Snow Hill, MD

What: It’s the 5th year for Snow Hill’s Hilltop Day in the Park Celebration, which includes a day of fun with family and friends enjoying great food and live music. Expect local talent, DJ WIZ, a moon bounce, pony rides, free book bags for children, raffles, giveaways and more.

Chincoteague Blueberry Festival

When: July 24, 25, 26; 9am-4:30pm

Where: Chincoteague Center, Chincoteague Island

What: Chincoteague celebrates one of summer’s most bountiful fruit with their annual blueberry festival. The three-day affair is held every year on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday prior to the Chincoteague Pony Sim. The three-day festival is also one of the largest fine arts & crafts events on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Expects LOTS of blueberries and an extra helping of small town fun.

OC Beach Patrol Crew Competition

When: Saturday, July 25

Where: Beach at North Division Street, OCMD

What: This free event is a perfect chance to grab your family and enjoy a few hours of competitive fun on the beach featuring the Ocean City Beach Patrol. Beach Patrol teams will compete against each other while demonstrating their life guarding and water skills.

Clamming for a Cure & Kayak Races at Fish Tales

When: Sunday, July 26

Where: Fish Tales, Ocean City, MD

What: Each year, Ocean City bar and restaurant staff turn out for the annual kayak race and clam relay at Fish Tales for a chance to nab the title, the trophy, and up to $1500 in cash and prizes. Not up for the races? Grab a drink or lunch from the bar and head down to the docks to watch the competition.