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What's Heppenin' on the Eastern Shore June 1-15 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fran Severn   
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 19:38

June 2-7

Tall ship Kalmar Kyckel visits Cape Charles. Free tours, 2 ½ hour sails ($60/adults; $40 under 17), on the recreated 17th century Dutch vessel, the state boat of Delaware. www.kalmarkyckel.org


June 3: First Friday, Chestertown/Easton. Shops, galleries open late. Artist receptions. Specials at shops and restaurants. 5-9 pm.

Art League of Ocean City. Monthly reception and show at the gallery, 94th Street, OC. 410-524-9433.


June 4-5

Ocean to Bay Bike Ride for MS. Begins and ends in Cape Charles. Over 600 riders through the back roads and towns of the Virginia Shore. Free shuttle from host hotels. 757-490-9627. www.bikevax.nationalmssociety.org


June 4

Music in the Park. EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH THE SUMMER. Fountain Park, Chestertown. 7-8:30 pm. Bring something to sit on and enjoy the concert. Rain location: Emmanuel Episcopal Chuch.


Patuxent Partners. High lonesome Bluegrass from a popular duo. Prince Theater. 8pm. $10. www.princetheatre.org


Fishing Derby, Martinak State Park. 9-12. Fishing, arts & crafts, lunch, refreshements. $5 registration. 410-479-8120


Grape Blossom Festival, Layton’s Chance Winery, Vienna. MD. Enjoy wines from 4 of the Eastern Shore’s wineries: Layton’s Chance, Bordeleau, Costa Ventosa, Fenwick Wine Cellar. Live music, food by the Rescue Fire Company of Cambridge. $20. www.laytonschance.com


14th Annual Wings and Wheels for Sight, Bay Bridge Airport, Stevensville. 10-4. Antique and classic cars, motorcycles, airplanes, and helicopters. Model rocket display, remote control airplanes. Airplane and helicopter rides. $10 per carload admission. Proceeds benefit sight-related charities. 410-604-1141


22nd Annual Strawberry Festival and Craft Show, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Easton. 10-5. 410-745-2534.


Clean the Bay, various locations throughout the Virginia Eastern Shore. Clean the beaches and trails of trash, cigarette butts, plastic bags, soda cans, and other debris. 9-12. Bags and gloves provided at some locations. Kiptopeke State Park contact 757-331-2267. Other locations: www.cdf.org


Old West Festival, Chincoteague. Robert Reed Waterfront Park. 10-5. Live music, best dressed cowboy/cowgirl contest. Western reenactments. 757-336-6271,


June 5-11

Rehoboth Restaurant Week. Twenty restaurants on Delaware’s Culinary Coast offering $25 7 $30 prix-fixe meals. List of restaurants at www.downtownrehoboth.com. 302-227-2772


June 5-19

26th Annual Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival. 13 events, 17 artists, 6 concerts, 5 artist recitals, 2 rehearsals open to the public. In Easton and other mid-Shore locations. 410-819-0380. www.chesapeakechambermusic.org


Ocean City Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants offer fixed price meals. For a list of restaurants, www.oceancityrestaurantweek.com. 410-289-6733.


June 6-7

Creepy Crawlers Program, Chesapeake Environmental Center, Grasonville. Program for kids 1-5 years old held the first Monday and Tuesday of the month. 10-11:15am. Activities include story time, walk, craft, live animals, scavenger hunt, snack. Kid must be accompanied by an adult. $5 registration per child. 410-827-6694. www.bayrestoration.org


June 9

Thursdays at the Park, Millstream Park, Centreville. 7-9pm. Enjoy a variety of music each week. Bring a lawn chair. 410-758-2520.


June 10-12

MD Watermen’s Association Rockfish Tournament. Head out with the fleet or just watch the daily weigh-in at 4 pm. (Probably lots of rockfish specials at the local restaurants, too.) Top prize: $10K. Rock Hall. www.marylandwatermen.com


Paddle Clash 2011 – Games on the Eastern Shore. Martinak State Park, Denton. Weekend of wet fun, starting with games on Friday night (bring glow-sticks). Saturday is paddle races, ball games on the water, skill games for paddlers. $15 registration includes a community dinner, but not camping fees. 410-820-1668. Camping info: 1-888-432-2267.


June 10

Cruise In and Outdoor Movie, Denton. Classic cars on Market Street, DJ spinning classic oldies, then an outdoor movie. Fittingly, it’s The Gumball Rally. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and munchies. 6-10pm. 410-479-1545.


2nd Saturday art stroll, Onancock. 5-9 pm. Galleries, stores, open late. Special events.


June 11-12

“Gardens by the Sea” Tour, Stevensville. 10-4. Self-guided tour of waterfront gardens on Kent Island and surrounding area. Docents are at each garden, plein air artists and live music at some locations. $20 for both days. Tickets at Kent Island Federation of Arts or on-line. 410-643-7424. www.kifa.us


June 11

Second Saturday, Cambridge, Rehoboth Beach, Chincoteague. 5-9pm. Stores and galleries open late. Special events, artist receptions.


30th Annual Bay Music Festival, Centreville, Queen Anne’s 4-H Park. 2-10pm. Blues, rock & roll, Bluegrass, rockabilly. $25 at the gate, $19 in advance. Ticket locations and performer list at www.baymusicfestival.com


Sundaes at Sunset, Layton’s Chance Winery, Vienna. Enjoy a scoop with a dollop of Joes Cool Red (chocolate for the kids). www.laytonschance.com


Wicomico County Geocaches Dash, Pemberton Park, Salisbury, 8-5. Hi-tech scavenger hunt using hand-held GPS. Find 22 ‘caches.’ Prizes, awards. Free. Intro ‘course’ at 8 am at Pemberton Park. 410-548-4914. Crab feast party afterward. Charge for that.


Quilt & Art Festival. Cadbury at Lewes. 10-4. Handcraft works: photography, watercolors, wood working, pottery, jewelry, fabric art, and many beautiful quilts. 302-644-7998. www.cadbury.org/foundation


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