2014 Events

January 9, 2014
Antares ORB-1 Launch
Antares ORB-1 launch target date. The launch is scheduled for 1:07 PM. Visit www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops for the most up to date info.

January 11, 2014
Chincoteague Bay Field Station Oyster Reef Restoration Project
Volunteers are needed from 1 PM- 4 PM to help Chincoteague Bay Field Station put oyster shells into bags for shoreline stabilization and for future reef-building. Event will take place in Greenbackville at the Field Station’s Franklin City Road property. Hot drinks and light refreshments will be provided throughout the afternoon. Contact Anne Armstrong at anne@cbfieldstation.org or call (757) 824-5636. For more information about the project, go to www.cbfieldstation.org/livingshore.

January 15, 2014
Chincoteague High School After Prom Party Fundraiser Pancake Supper Raiser
Sponsored by Don’s Seafood. $8 Adults, $5 Children under 10. Tickets available from CHS, H&H Pharmacy, Don’s Seafood, any committee member or at the door. 6-8 PM

January 16, 2014
Tales for Tots at Chincoteague Island Library
Stories, crafts and more for ‘almost’ 3 to 5 year olds. Parents or guardians are asked to accompany their children. 10 AM For more information, visit http://chincoteagueislandlibrary.org/

January 29, 2014
Chincoteague Bay Field Station Libations & Lectures Series
A series of fun, educational opportunities for the over 21 crowd. Each evening will feature a special drink and some great nibbles before a fascinating discussion. All events start at 5 PM with lectures starting promptly at 5:45 PM. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. The first lecture is Oysters and Old Fashioneds – Join Bo Lusk, Marine Steward with the Nature Conservancy’s Virginia Coast Reserve, for an evening of oyster appreciation. Oyster natural history, the current state of our oyster populations, and the science of shellfish management and restoration will be covered.

March 20, 2014
Chincoteague Bay Field Station Libations & Lectures Series
A series of fun, educational opportunities for the over 21 crowd. Each evening will feature a special drink and some great nibbles before a fascinating discussion. All events start at 5 PM with lectures starting promptly at 5:45 PM. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. The second lecture is Shorebirds and Seabreezes – Learn about shorbird natural history and conservation through an in depth presentation by Kevin Holcomb, Supervisory Refuge Biologist at CNWR.

April 16, 2014
Chincoteague Bay Field Station Libations & Lectures Series
A series of fun, educational opportunities for the over 21 crowd. Each evening will feature a special drink and some great nibbles before a fascinating discussion. All events start at 5 PM with lectures starting promptly at 5:45 PM. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. The third lecture is Migration and Mojitos – Explore the fascinating phenomena of migration with Chincoteague BAy Field Station’s Executive Director, Amber Parker.

April 18 & 19, 2014
*Easter Decoy & Art Festival
Local and national carvers and artists exhibit and sell their one-of-a-kind crafts. For more info, visit our Easter Decoy & Art Festival page.

April 12, 2014
Second Saturday Art Stroll
Participating galleries and shops open extended hours with special events. Visit http://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org for a list of participating shops or call (757) 336-0044.

May 3, 2014
*Chincoteague Seafood Festival
An annual Spring tradition on Chincoteague Island. All you can eat seafood and other local fare. Live music. Soft drinks and water are included in the ticket price and beer is available to purchase. Sponsored by the Chincoteague Chamber. Visit our Seafood Festival page for more info.

May 10, 2014
Second Saturday Art Stroll
Participating galleries and shops open extended hours with special events. Visit http://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org for a list of participating shops or call (757) 336-0044.

May 10, 2014
20th Annual International Migratory Bird Celebration
Held at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Workshops, walks, activities, etc. Call 757-336-6122 for more info.

June 14, 2014
Second Saturday Art Stroll
Participating galleries and shops open extended hours with special events. Visit http://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org for a list of participating shops or call (757) 336-0044.

June 27 & 28, 2014
89th Annual Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival
Rides, Food, Fun!! Carnival leads up to the world famous Pony Swim and Auction. Visit http://www.cvfc3.com/ for more info.

July 4, 2014
Old Fashioned Fireworks Display at Carnival Grounds
Celebrate Independence Day  on Chincoteague – 10:00 PM

July 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19, 25 & 6, July 28-31, 2014
89th Annual Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival
Rides, Food, Fun!! Carnival leads up to the world famous Pony Swim and Auction. Visit http://www.cvfc3.com/ for more info.

July 12, 2014
Second Saturday Art Stroll
Participating galleries and shops open extended hours with special events. Visit http://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org for a list of participating shops or call (757) 336-0044.

July 25-27, 2014
27th Annual Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival
Arts & Crafts, Food & Music at the Chincoteague Center. Call 757-894-1334 for more info.

July 30 & 31, 2014
89th Annual Pony Swim & Auction
Sponsored by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Co. The Swim & Auction are always held on the last Wednesday & Thursday of July. For more info call 757-336-6161.

August 1 & 2, 2014
89th Annual Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival
Rides, Food, Fun!! Carnival leads up to the world famous Pony Swim and Auction. Visit http://www.cvfc3.com/ for more info.

August 9, 2014
Second Saturday Art Stroll
Participating galleries and shops open extended hours with special events. Visit http://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org for a list of participating shops or call (757) 336-0044.

August 30 & 31, 2014
Chincoteague Decoy Carver’s Association Decoy Show
Local carvers display their work. Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM. For more info, contact Cinda Walls at 410-546-1635.

September 13, 2014
Second Saturday Art Stroll
Participating galleries and shops open extended hours with special events. Visit http://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org for a list of participating shops or call (757) 336-0044.

October 11, 2014
42nd Annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival
All you can eat oysters and more! Tickets sell out quickly! For more info visit our Oyster Festival page.

October 11, 2014
Second Saturday Art Stroll
Participating galleries and shops open extended hours with special events. Visit http://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org for a list of participating shops or call (757) 336-0044.

November 8, 2014
Second Saturday Art Stroll
Participating galleries and shops open extended hours with special events. Visit http://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org for a list of participating shops or call (757) 336-0044.

November 27 – 30, 2014
Assateague Island Waterfowl Weekend
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge holds Open House and offers special events and programs to mark the fall migration of waterfowl to the refuge.  Visit www.fws.gov/northeast/chinco.

November 28 & 29, 2014
28th Annual Deborah Waterfowl Show and Auction
The last decoy show of the year for Chicnoteague carvers and artists.  Come do your Christmas Shopping at the Chincoteague Combined School at 4586 Main St.

December 6, 2014
*Old-fashioned Christmas Parade
Floats, bands, Fire Companies from all around the Eastern Shore and of course a special visit from Santa.  Parade kicks off at 7:00 p.m.