2020 Homes for the Holidays Tour
CANCELED. The Homes for the Holidays Tour is normally held on the same day as the charming old fashioned Christmas parade! Please contact Kim Dennis at 703-599-4430 for further info. Click here for the Facebook page with lots of up to the minute details.
The 2020 Holiday Tree Lighting - CANCELED
One of Chincoteague Island's most beloved events, our annual tree lighting is fun for all ages! Get there early, as it's limited to 250 people, social distancing & masks required. Featuring music, shopping, the pony drill team, and a special appearance from Santa... Let's kick off the holiday season and have some fun! Be sure to look for Seaside's Mobile Command Center - it floats and will be decorated for the event! Happening in Robert Reed Park downtown Chincoteague! Check the Facebook event page here.
Annual Chincoteague Old-fashioned Christmas Parade - CANCELED
After much consideration, the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel this year’s Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade, scheduled for Saturday, December 5th. With the new state guidelines limiting all public and private in-person gatherings to 25 individuals and with the safety of our participants, essential workers, volunteers, and staff as our highest priority, this is the best public safety decision. Even a drive-thru parade would have its risks. We know this is another disappointment, but we are already working on some other special happenings because this is still a Season of Thankfulness and we still have so much to be thankful for.
SHOP THE DOCK'S Christmas Craft Show at Don's Seafood Restaurant
Monday, December 21, 2020 from noon to 4:00pm
Children's crafts, vendors, a giveaway for customers, food, and drinks will all be available! Admission is completely free so bring your whole family! Contact Anne Clark at Lv2Jump5@gmail.com or (757)336-5715. Check the event page here.
New Year's Eve Horseshoe Drop and Costume Promenade
INFORMATION FORTHCOMING ON THIS YEAR'S EVENT.
The end of year celebration that culminates in a promenade of crazy costumes just before the countdown to midnight -- then the lighted horseshoe drops just in time to ring in the new year. To become totally immersed in the oddest of silly visual spectacles, head for the Robert Reed Downtown Waterfront Park around 10:30pm... Bring your camera to capture the spectacle, dress warmly, wear a hat and gloves for sure, and comfortable shoes so you can dance, but most importantly -- bring family and friends with you to enjoy the fun that is all Chincoteague! Sponsored by Christmas by the Sea.
New Year's Polar Plunge at Assateague Beach
Presented by Christmas by the Sea
INFORMATION FORTHCOMING ON THIS YEAR'S EVENT.
Nothing can compare to the invigorating feeling you get by plunging into the ice-cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean on January 1st! It really is an awesome experience. There will be lots of fun all around. Plungers are encouraged to dress up in the zaniest, craziest costume they can imagine! Visit chincoteaguechristmas.com for more info or download the plunge waiver here.
Death By Chocolate
Created and sponsored by the Historic Main Street Merchants
A FREE 2 DAY EVENT!
Our famous Valentine's weekend scavenger hunt! Complete your playing card while enjoying delicious chocolate treats at each participating merchant. Cross the finish line at the Chincoteague Center to have your playing card validated and entered in the grand prize drawings. We have over 35 prizes and you must be present to win. Playing cards can be picked up from any participating merchant during the event. You must be 18 or older to be entered in the grand prize drawing. Visit us on Facebook for a complete list of participating merchants! Grab that someone special or some friends and make a weekend of it! Come and experience all the beauty of Chincoteague Island! Please contact Nicole at (443)614-6801 for more information.
OTHER ISLAND EVENTS
Annual Volunteer Firemens Carnival
Rides, food, fun! Carnival to help celebrate the world famous pony swim and auction.
Annual Charity Poker Run / Block Party
Downtown fun! Sponsored by Chincoteague Police Department all proceeds benefit a childrens' charity.
Chili Chowder Cookoff and Car Show
Annual fall festival at the Chincoteague carnival grounds with food, entertainment, classic cars and more: sponsored by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. Hope to see you for all the food and festivities! Email CVFC313@yahoo.com for more info.
Chincoteague Island Farmers' Market
6309 Church St. CCA Headquarters
Wednesdays and Saturdays during the season from 9:00am - 1:00pm
Fresh produce, seafood, plants, flowers, handmade crafts, and more!
To participate, call (757)894-2512.
2nd Saturday Art Strolls
April through November participating galleries and shops have art demonstrations, music, readings, craft making, and more... For more info call the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance at (757)336-0044 or visit their website here.
Music @ the Dock * Robert Reed Waterfront Park
Sponsored by Chincoteague Cultural Alliance. A series of public concerts performed each summer in Robert Reed Park along the Waterfront in Downtown Chincoteague. The concerts are FREE and each presents a different style of music. Bring a chair or blanket and sit on the lawn or listen from your boat docked on the waterfront.
Chincoteague Island Arts Organization (CIAO) and The Island Theatre and Annex
4074 Main Street, downtown Chincoteague Island phone (757)702-2170
CLOSED FOR NOW, STAY TUNED.
CIAO was incorporated in Virginia as a non-profit cultural arts center on Chincoteague Island to share film, performing arts, education programs, and other entertainment with the island community and its visitors. They host events such as concerts, plays, performances, game days, classic film showings and more! Check their Facebook page and their website for more info!
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