It’s the last few days of winter, which means we’re gearing up for all that spring has to offer! But first, we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, enjoying the last indoor 3rd Friday of the year in Downtown Salisbury, and getting ready for Easter with the Assateague Bunny Hop! As we look forward to the next few weeks and months on Delmarva, there is A LOT going on, so be ready for all of your favorite spring festivals, events, and more. Until then…Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day

When: Thursday, March 17


What: While many of you celebrated St. Patrick’s Day this past weekend, the actual holiday is still to come…which means more celebrations! Locally, you can expect bars and restaurants to be featuring specials and plenty of green beer. There’s too many to list of course, but here’s a few to get you on your way:

Shenanigans: This Ocean City Boardwalk Irish pub and grille will culminate their Paddy Day Bash with plenty of live music, Irish grub, and drink specials. For those of you interested in starting your day off on the right foot, there will also be a ‘Luck of the Irish’ yoga class at Shenanigans from 9:30am until 10:30am. The all levels class will be by Dawn from YogaVibez and will include plenty of Irish-inspired music and luck.

Lighthouse Sound: If you’re craving corned beef & cabbage, Lighthouse Sound will be serving up the St. Patrick’s Day specialties all day along with ice cold green beers.

Burley Oak: Green beer seems to be the staple of St. Patrick’s Day, but if you are a craft beer connoisseur, you won’t be satisfied with just any old green beer, which is why we suggest stopping in Burley Oak in Berlin for a green Sorry Chicky. The Berliner Weisse is mixed with Woodruff Syrup, a naturally green honey-like syrup that is traditionally used in Germany to make sweet and sour (and green) beers.

The Irish Penny Pub & Grille: In Salisbury, you can test your luck and try to win a FREE trip for two to Ireland at the Irish Penny! Raffle tickets are $10 and proceeds go to The Fruitland Falcons Sports Organization. The drawing will be held on St. Patrick’s Day at 8pm but you don’t have to be present to win. Also available tomorrow at The Irish Penny is live music, including Gus ‘The Bardic’ Troubador, The Delmarva Emerald Society Pipes & Drums, and Ray Holiday & Phil Portier. And since it’s an Irish pub, there’s already traditional Irish food and drink to enjoy.

High Stakes: For some St. Patrick’s Day fun in Fenwick, stop by High Stakes for $2 Shamrock Juice, $3 Guinness Bottles, $4 Jameson Whiskey, $5 Irish Car Bombs, $3.17 ham, cabbage and potatoes plate, and $6 corned beef & cabbage egg rolls.

The Cottage Cafe Restaurant & Pub: The Cottage Cafe is featuring plenty of food and drink specials on St. Patrick’s Day, including Irish onion soup made with Guinness, corned beef & cabbage served with potatoes, and short rib shepherds pie. For drink specials, there’s $4 Guinness pints, $2 green Coors Light pints, $3 16-ounce aluminum Bud Lights, $4 Kilbeggan Irish Coffee, and $6 Kilbeggan Irish Slammers.

The Pond: The Pond will kick off their weekend with three full days of live entertainment, including the Irish/Celtic John Byrne Band on Friday at 10pm. Food specials will run all weekend-long as well with corned beef & cabbage, Reuben, and Reuben sliders.

3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury

When: Friday, March 18

Where: Downtown Salisbury

What: With spring just a few days away, that means that this is the LAST indoor 3rd Friday event! There is still plenty of fun to be had indoors though, with dining and shopping specials featured in local shops, bars, and restaurants. There’s also Arts on SWAC Street: A 3rd Friday Arts Mini Mall. Hosted by the Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council, The Luck of the Arts will be held in the loft space above Season’s Best Antiques from 5-8pm. The event will also include green refreshments, Irish kids crafts, and local artisans, as well as music by Ted Nichols & Drums Around the World and the Mardela Middle and High School Band.

Assateague Bunny Hop

When: Saturday, March 19, 1pm

Where: Assateague Island, Rackliffe House

What: Hop down the bunny trail at Assateague State Park as your little ones search for eggs hidden at the Rackliffe Plantation House (located across from the state park marina). Egg hunts will take place in different age groups, including Tiny Tots, Little Tykes, and Bunny Hoppers (grouped by age). There will also be raffles and a guessing game with drawings held at the end of the event. The Assateague Bunny Hop is FREE and targeted towards children ages 10 and under.

Art of the Belly

When: March 17-20

Where: Carousel Resort Hotel

What: Maryland’s largest belly dance festival returns to OCMD this weekend with three days of workshops, shoes, vendors and more. Shows and workshops are held Friday, Saturday and Sunday – for a full schedule visit

Empty Bowl Dinner

When: Saturday, March 19, 5-8pm

Where: OC Center for the Arts

What: This Saturday’s Empty Bowl Dinner will be held at the OC Center for the Arts from 5-8pm. $20 gets you a delicious meal of soup, breads and desserts, all donated by local restaurants. You will also go home with one of the handmade ceramic bowls, to serve as a reminder of all of the empty bowls around the world. The evening will also include a cash bar, Chinese auctions, live music by Phil Knight, and of course, the chance to view the artwork throughout the OC Center for the Arts. All proceeds will benefit Diakonia and the Art League of Ocean City.

First Day of Spring!

When: Sunday, March 20

What: Finally! The first day of spring! What are we looking forward to about spring?!? Lots of course, take a look here.