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Eastern Shore Hot Happenins' June 16-July 3 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fran Severn   
Monday, 13 June 2011 19:56


June 16

“Caribbean Cornucopia” Riverfront Concert, Custom House, Chestertown (Water & High Street), Calypso, reggae, zouk (French Caribbean dance music) Free. Bring your own chair. 410-810-7161.


June 17-18

62nd Annual Delmarva Chicken Festival, Lewes. At the Delmarva Christian High School. Annual celebration of Delmarva’s poultry industry. Lots of chicken to eat, live entertainment, home and trade show, arts & crafts, industry displays. 10-8 each day. www.delmarvachickenfestival.com


June 17-19 & June 24-26

Short Attention Span Theater; Prince Theater, Chestertown. Fantastically fun and creative event. An evening of new, original 10-minute plays (suitable for ages 15 and above). $15 adults; $5 students. 410-810-2060. www.princetheatre.org


June 17

Rock Hall Cruise Night. Relive the 60’s in and around the dock and town. 7pm. 410-639-7280. www.rockhallcruisenightsbysmilinjakes.blogspot.com


Mid-Atlantic Symphony, Freeman Stage at Bayside, Fenwick Island. 7pm. Kids free. $10. 302-436-3555. www.freemanstage.org


June 18

Chincoteague Water Heritage Festival, Robert Reed Waterside Park, 10-4. Oystering, decoy carving, crab pot making, clamming, boat building, knot tying, net making, eco-tours. www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.com

Frederick Douglass Statue Unveiling and Celebration. Easton. Weekend of commemorations, lectures, and presentations. 410-770-3751 for schedule and locations.


June 19

Kapriole! At The Mainstay, Rock Hall. Netherlands-based group performing European dance music, traditional tunes, modern music inspired by the Renaissance, world music, and festivals on flute, accordion and many other instruments. $15. Reservations recommended. 410-639-9133. www.mainstayrockhall.org


June 22-25

Trappe Family Fun Festival. Carnival rides, game booths, pit beef, crab cakes.


June 23

“Virginia’s Musical Traditions on Record” Barrier Islands Center, Machipongo. 7pm. Lecture and ‘concert’ of 78 rpm records of some of Virginia’s earliest and signature musical traditions: gospel, string band, Piedmont blues. Bring your own records to share. 757-678-5550. www.barriersislandscenter.com

Kenya Safari Acrobats, Freeman Stage, Bayside, Fenwick Island. 7pm. Gymnasts perform balancing, human pyramids, limbo, hurling through hoops, and other exciting feats. Free. 302-436-3015. www.freemanstage.org


June 24-25

“A Day in the Life of the Islands” Photo Contest. Annual event recording life in and around Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. Photos must be taken on Friday & Saturday and submitted by Saturday evening. Prizes awarded Sunday morning. $20 registration fee covers submission of two photos. Separate category for kids under 12 (no registration fee for them). Cash prizes. www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.com


June 25-26

Thunder on the Narrows, Chester, MD. Two days of high-speed racing. Hydroplanes and skiffs at 100mph. 6 classes. Doors open 10am. Races start at noon. $7; kids under 12 free. 410-643-5851. www.kentnarrowsracing.com


Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival, Lewes Historical Society, Lewes, DE. $5. 302-645-7670. www.leweshistoricalsociety.org


June 25

Great American Family Campout. Kiptopeke State Park, Virginia. 757-331-2267


Nanticoke River Jamboree; Vienna, MD. Celebrate one of the last pristine rivers on the east coast. Paddling, biking, walking, birding. Food. Native American presentations. Native plant sale. $2 per person; $5 per family. 10-5. www.nanticokeriverjamboree.com


Cardboard Boat Races, Oxford. “How long can you tread water?” Participants try to navigate waters around Oxford in homemade cardboard boats. Classes include rivalries for fire/law/Coast Guard; local merchants & businesses; funny boats; kids 5-12; teens. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics. www.cardboardboatrace.org


Tilghman Island Seafood Festival. Where else to get the freshest crabs and seafood than from the watermen themselves? 11am. 410-886-2677


July 1

First Friday, Chestertown. Monthly celebration of the arts is special in July. Many more openings, receptions, artist demonstrations, and gallery events than usual. Also coincides with the Chestertown Independence Day Celebration in the town square. 5pm-9pm.


July 2

Cape Charles Volunteer Firemen Seafood Festival. Cape Charles (Cape Harbour). 5-10pm. $40, $10 (kids 3-10). AYCE fish, clams, shrimp, BBQ, hot dogs, hamburgers. Beer for sale. Live music. Proceeds benefit fire department. www.capecharlesvfc.com 757-350-5020


Ice Cream Social and Raptor Show, Pocomoke River State Park, Snow Hill, MD. 2pm. $3 Meet at the camp store. 410-632-2566.


July 3

Kent County Waterman’s Day, Rock Hall. 1pm. Anchor toss, workboat docking contest, most patriotic workboat float. Proceeds benefit scholarship for watermen children. $1. 410-778-1127

Last Updated on Monday, 13 June 2011 19:59

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