Earlier this week, we revisited our Summer Bucket List in an effort to refocus on the present and enjoy every last minute of summer. The kids may be gearing up for the first day of school, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to enjoy across Delmarva in the meantime as summer winds down. The next week offers a little something for everyone, with kids activities, summer concerts, classic car shows, cooking classes and more. Make the most of your weekend by getting outdoors to explore the shore!
An Island Tail
When: Friday, August 21, 10-11am
Where: Assateague Island National Seashore
What: Join Kelly Taylor, Science Communicator at Assateague Island National Park as she unlocks the mysteries of the island’s favorite locals…the ponies! The event aims to educate locals and visitors on the ponies, including where they came from, why you shouldn’t pet the wild horses, and where you can spot the new foals.
3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury – Dog Days of Summer
When: Friday, August 21, 5-8pm
Where: Downtown Salisbury Plaza
What: This month’s 3rd Friday theme is the Dog Days of Summer, which means plenty of doggy activities and demonstrations, as well as handmade items for your furry companion. The Salisbury Kennel Club will be showcasing the Agility Dogs, along with a ‘dog and me’ meditative labyrinth hosted by St. Albans Episcopal Church. Kids can get a doggy-makeover with face painting along with other crafts and games along the plaza. For the full list, visit 3rdfriday.com.
12th Annual Bargain Bargains on Broadkill
When: Saturday, August 22
Where: Milton Memorial Park
What: Over 50 arts and crafts vendors will congregate in the park this Saturday, selling jewelry, goodies, food and more. Also available is the Great Duck Race, which will include cash prizes for the top 25 winners.
Berlin Back to School Celebration
When: Saturday, August 22, 12-4pm
Where: William Henry Park, Berlin
What: The Next Level Group and the Berlin Police Department will host a Back to School Celebration this Saturday afternoon with fun, food and music. Children will receive new book bags and school supplies on a first come, first serve basis. This is a FREE event so bring the kids out for an afternoon of fun.
Children’s Beach House Annual BBQ
When: Saturday, August 22, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Children’s Beach House, Rehoboth
What: Spend your Saturday night supporting a terrific cause – the Children’s Beach House has been assisting children with special needs since 1937, creating a rich history of helping children and their families reach their highest potential. The Annual Beach Barbecue includes dinner on the beach, wine, beer, entertainment and dancing. This year’s theme is “An Evening of Motown.” For tickets, click here.
Scarab – The Journey Experience
When: Saturday, August 22, 8pm
Where: Ocean City Performing Arts Center
What: The Journey Tribute Band hits the stage in OCMD this weekend with a one-time show at 8pm Saturday evening. Tickets are just $15 and can be purchased at the Visitors Center on 40th Street or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-551-SEAT.
Diary of a Reptile
When: Sunday, August 23, 10-11am
Where: Delmarva Discovery Center
What: Perfect Sunday morning activity for the kids! Diary of a Reptile includes an in depth look at the turtles, snakes and other reptiles that live on the Delmarva Peninsula.
When: Sunday, August 23, 3-5pm
Where: Culture Authentic Eatery
What: Enjoy samples of three dishes and one complimentary craft cocktail as you learn creative kitchen tips from Chef Travis Wright. Limited seating is available (tickets are $25), just call 410-213-1006 to reserve your spot.
OC Cruzers Show & Music
When: Sunday, August 23 2:30-6pm (music starts at 3pm)
Where: Somerset Plaza, Ocean City
What: Take a stroll along Somerset Plaza this Sunday afternoon and check out 15 vehicles on display along Somerset Street Plaza courtesy of the Ocean City Cruzers. The owners will be available to educate spectators on their classic cars. This week, Troy Mawyer will be providing live entertainment. This is a FREE event.
Free Deck Tour of the Kalmar Nyckel
When: Sunday, August 23, 11am-1pm
Where: Cape May-Lewes Ferry
What: Join the crew for a deck tour of the Kalmar Nyckel! Crew members will inform guests about the ship and it’s history. Kids will get a chance to ring the ship’s bell, march around the capstan, and steer the ship using the whipstaff. The Tall Ship of Delaware is a re-creation of the 17th century Dutch Pinnace and is currently docked at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal public pier. For public sail reservations, visit www.kalmarnyckel.org.
When: August 24-30
OC Sandfest starts Monday, returning for its second year. Last year yielded an amazing collection of massive sand sculptures, so we are eager to see what’s in store this year. Watch as master champion sand sculptors work their magic all week long along the boardwalk from N. Division Street to 4th Street.