Comfort Suites Chincoteague Island
4195 Main Street
Chincoteague Island, Virginia, 23336, United States
(757) 336-3700

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June 23-24, 2017
Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival-Opening Weekend
7pm-11pm. Friday will be the opening ceremony & welcome. Food, Fun, Games, Raffles & Attractions for the Entire Family!!! For more information go to www.cvfc3.com

June 23, 2017
Chincoteague Story Telling Guild
Refreshments at 6:30pm and Story Telling starts at 7pm at the CCA Building, 6309 Church St. Free admission. The Chincoteague Storytelling Guild is a partnership of the Chincoteague Island Library, the Museum of Chincoteague Island, and the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance (CCA). CCA continues to work with the Virginia Storytelling Alliance to advance the art of storytelling in all its forms. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

June 24, 2017
Space Story Time & Craft
11am. Nasa Visitor Center. Join us for story time where we will explore various science topics including gravity, electricity, and what makes a rainbow. Approximately 30 minutes. Ages 2 - 5 years old. For more information go to http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter

June 24, 2017
Peculiar Planet
2pm. NASA's Visitor Center, Bldg J-17, Wallops Flight Facility. Have you ever wondered about other planets when looking up at the night sky? Join us for a short program to learn about one of the other planets in our solar system. Approximately 15 minutes. All Ages. Click here for more information.

June 24, 2017
CCA Annual Photo Contest Show and Reception
6309 Church Street. A photo show and reception for the 2016 winners of the 2016 Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Photo Contest. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

June 29, 2017
Movies in the Park: Tender Mercies
Free films outdoors under the starts at the Robert Reed Downtown Waterfront Park. Bring a chair or blanket. Films begin at dusk. Enjoy popcorn and cold drinks at old-fashioned prices. In case of rain, films are shown at CCA Headquarters, 6309 Church Street. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

June 30-July1, 2017
Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival
7pm-11pm. Food, Fun, Games, Raffles & Attractions for the Entire Family!!! July 4th Fireworks Celebration Saturday night at 10pm. For more information go to www.cvfc3.com

June 30, 2017
Chincoteague Story Telling Guild
Refreshments at 6:30pm and Story Telling starts at 7pm at the CCA Building, 6309 Church St. Free admission. The Chincoteague Storytelling Guild is a partnership of the Chincoteague Island Library, the Museum of Chincoteague Island, and the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance (CCA). CCA continues to work with the Virginia Storytelling Alliance to advance the art of storytelling in all its forms. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

July 1, 2017
Music At The Dock: Salisbury Community Band
7pm. Celebrate the 4th with a lively performance of patriotic songs, light classical melodies and show tunes by the Salisbury Community Band. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

July 7-8, 2017
Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival
7pm-11pm. Food, Fun, Games, Raffles & Attractions for the Entire Family!!! For more information go to www.cvfc3.com

July 8, 2017
2nd Saturday Art Stroll
5pm-8pm. Participating galleries and shops on Main Street and Maddox Boulevard offer an array of special events and Scavenger Hunt. Stop at each participating shop to get your InfoMAP marked and enter to win the monthly prize.

July 11, 2017
Tuesday Nights at the Museum: Where Island Tales Are Told
7pm. 7125 Maddox Blvd. Each Tuesday evening will feature a different speaker & topic. Learn about Crab Pots, Saltwater Cowboys, NASA Sounding Rockets, the History of VA's Eastern Shore, Tracking Peregrine Falcons, Local Shipwrecks and More!!! $4 admission for adults. Free admission for children 12 & under, active military and museum members. For more information go to ChincoteagueMuseum.com

July 13, 2017
Movies in the Park: Young Frankenstein
Free films outdoors under the starts at the Robert Reed Downtown Waterfront Park. Bring a chair or blanket. Films begin at dusk. Enjoy popcorn and cold drinks at old-fashioned prices. In case of rain, films are shown at CCA Headquarters, 6309 Church Street. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

July 14-15, 2017
Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival
7pm-11pm. Food, Fun, Games, Raffles & Attractions for the Entire Family!!! For more information go to www.cvfc3.com

July 18, 2017
Tuesday Nights at the Museum: Where Island Tales Are Told
7pm. 7125 Maddox Blvd. Each Tuesday evening will feature a different speaker & topic. Learn about Crab Pots, Saltwater Cowboys, NASA Sounding Rockets, the History of VA's Eastern Shore, Tracking Peregrine Falcons, Local Shipwrecks and More!!! $4 admission for adults. Free admission for children 12 & under, active military and museum members. For more information go to ChincoteagueMuseum.com

July 20, 2017
Introduction to Solar Science and the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
5pm-6pm. NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center. Discover interesting facts about the Sun, learn how eclipses work, and find out where and how to safely view the Great Eclipse of 2017. This lecture, presented by the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation is suitable for the novice and people with a background in astronomy and space sciences.

July 21-22, 2017
Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival
7pm-11pm. Food, Fun, Games, Raffles & Attractions for the Entire Family!!! For more information go to www.cvfc3.com

July 21-23, 2017
Ladies Floozie Flounder Tournament
To benefit survivors of Breast Cancer. Sponsored by Capt. Bob's Marina. For more information go to captbobsmarina.net

July 21-23, 2017
Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival
9am-4:30pm. The Chincoteague Center, 6155 Community Drive. The largest Fine Arts & Crafts Event on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Non-Stop Family-Friendly Entertainment. Blueberries, Blueberries & more Blueberries!!! For more information go to www.chincoteagueblueberryfestival.com

July 24, 2017
"Beach Walk"
Come see the famous "Beach Walk' on Assateague Island when the ponies make their way from the north corral to the south corral via "The Beach." Be there by 6am.

July 24-29, 2017
Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival
7pm-11pm. Food, Fun, Games, Raffles & Attractions for the Entire Family!!! For more information go to www.cvfc3.com

July 25, 2017
Tuesday Nights at the Museum: Where Island Tales Are Told
7pm. 7125 Maddox Blvd. Each Tuesday evening will feature a different speaker & topic. Learn about Crab Pots, Saltwater Cowboys, NASA Sounding Rockets, the History of VA's Eastern Shore, Tracking Peregrine Falcons, Local Shipwrecks and More!!! $4 admission for adults. Free admission for children 12 & under, active military and museum members. For more information go to ChincoteagueMuseum.com

July 26, 2017
World Famous Pony Swim
7am-1pm (Approx.) Come see the World Famous Chincoteague Ponies swim across the Assateague Channel. After a brief rest, the ponies will then be herded along the parade route to the Carnival Grounds.

July 27, 2017
Movies in the Park: Shawn the Sheep
Free films outdoors under the starts at the Robert Reed Downtown Waterfront Park. Bring a chair or blanket. Films begin at dusk. Enjoy popcorn and cold drinks at old-fashioned prices. In case of rain, films are shown at CCA Headquarters, 6309 Church Street. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

July 27, 2017
Pony Penning Auction
8am-12noon. Pony Penning Auction of Ponies (yearlings or younger) owned by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Co.

July 28, 2017
Chincoteague Story Telling Guild
Refreshments at 6:30pm and Story Telling starts at 7pm at the CCA Building, 6309 Church St. Free admission. The Chincoteague Storytelling Guild is a partnership of the Chincoteague Island Library, the Museum of Chincoteague Island, and the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance (CCA). CCA continues to work with the Virginia Storytelling Alliance to advance the art of storytelling in all its forms. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

July 28, 2017
Swim Back
Time TBA. Ponies return to Assateague Island.

July 29, 2017
Music At The Dock: Blue Crab Crossing
7pm. Traditional bluegrass blended with rock and country. Great instrumentalists and harmony-driven vocals. Winners of the 2011 Berlin Fiddler's Convention Band Competition. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

August 1, 2017
Tuesday Nights at the Museum: Where Island Tales Are Told
7pm. 7125 Maddox Blvd. Each Tuesday evening will feature a different speaker & topic. Learn about Crab Pots, Saltwater Cowboys, NASA Sounding Rockets, the History of VA's Eastern Shore, Tracking Peregrine Falcons, Local Shipwrecks and More!!! $4 admission for adults. Free admission for children 12 & under, active military and museum members. For more information go to ChincoteagueMuseum.com

August 8, 2017
Tuesday Nights at the Museum: Where Island Tales Are Told
7pm. 7125 Maddox Blvd. Each Tuesday evening will feature a different speaker & topic. Learn about Crab Pots, Saltwater Cowboys, NASA Sounding Rockets, the History of VA's Eastern Shore, Tracking Peregrine Falcons, Local Shipwrecks and More!!! $4 admission for adults. Free admission for children 12 & under, active military and museum members. For more information go to ChincoteagueMuseum.com

August 10, 2017
Movies in the Park: Bend It Like Beckham
Free films outdoors under the starts at the Robert Reed Downtown Waterfront Park. Bring a chair or blanket. Films begin at dusk. Enjoy popcorn and cold drinks at old-fashioned prices. In case of rain, films are shown at CCA Headquarters, 6309 Church Street. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

August 12, 2017
2nd Saturday Art Stroll
5pm-8pm. Participating galleries and shops on Main Street and Maddox Boulevard offer an array of special events and Scavenger Hunt. Stop at each participating shop to get your InfoMAP marked and enter to win the monthly prize.

August 15, 2017
Tuesday Nights at the Museum: Where Island Tales Are Told
7pm. 7125 Maddox Blvd. Each Tuesday evening will feature a different speaker & topic. Learn about Crab Pots, Saltwater Cowboys, NASA Sounding Rockets, the History of VA's Eastern Shore, Tracking Peregrine Falcons, Local Shipwrecks and More!!! $4 admission for adults. Free admission for children 12 & under, active military and museum members. For more information go to ChincoteagueMuseum.com

August 21, 2017
Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
12pm-4:30pm. NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center. A total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States from coast-to-coast. Join the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center to view the eclipse safely with special eclipse glasses. Though not on the path of totality, observers on the Eastern Shore will see 81.5 % partial eclipse. The maximum eclipse will occur when the moon covers part of the sun’s disk from this location at approximately 2:46 p.m. As an official NASA viewing location, Wallops Visitor Center will participate in the Eclipse megacast that will provide unique broadcast coverage. This live stream will ensure event participants a view of the Total Solar Eclipse in the instance that clouds block the solar viewing on the Eastern Shore. The event will also feature solar-themed movies, activities and crafts. In addition to the main event at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center, there will also be resources at two additional satellite locations on Assateague Island National Seashore. At these satellite locations, Toms Cove Visitor Center VA and Assateague Visitor Center MD, limited quantities of eclipse glasses and resources will be available for those who do not want to leave the beach.

August 22, 2017
Tuesday Nights at the Museum: Where Island Tales Are Told
7pm. 7125 Maddox Blvd. Each Tuesday evening will feature a different speaker & topic. Learn about Crab Pots, Saltwater Cowboys, NASA Sounding Rockets, the History of VA's Eastern Shore, Tracking Peregrine Falcons, Local Shipwrecks and More!!! $4 admission for adults. Free admission for children 12 & under, active military and museum members. For more information go to ChincoteagueMuseum.com

August 24, 2017
Movies in the Park: Defending Your Life
Free films outdoors under the starts at the Robert Reed Downtown Waterfront Park. Bring a chair or blanket. Films begin at dusk. Enjoy popcorn and cold drinks at old-fashioned prices. In case of rain, films are shown at CCA Headquarters, 6309 Church Street. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

August 25, 2017
Chincoteague Story Telling Guild
Refreshments at 6:30pm and Story Telling starts at 7pm at the CCA Building, 6309 Church St. Free admission. The Chincoteague Storytelling Guild is a partnership of the Chincoteague Island Library, the Museum of Chincoteague Island, and the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance (CCA). CCA continues to work with the Virginia Storytelling Alliance to advance the art of storytelling in all its forms. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

August 26, 2017
Music At The Dock: CAISO Steeldrum Band
7pm. The Caribbean American International Steel Orchestra is the hottest steel drum band in the DC area, playing festive music that draws from Calypso, Soca, Reggae and Latin Jazz. Their Music at the Dock concert has been so popular that a C.A.I.S.O. Steeldrum Band concert is becoming an annual event! For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

August 29, 2017
Tuesday Nights at the Museum: Where Island Tales Are Told
7pm. 7125 Maddox Blvd. Each Tuesday evening will feature a different speaker & topic. Learn about Crab Pots, Saltwater Cowboys, NASA Sounding Rockets, the History of VA's Eastern Shore, Tracking Peregrine Falcons, Local Shipwrecks and More!!! $4 admission for adults. Free admission for children 12 & under, active military and museum members. For more information go to ChincoteagueMuseum.com

September 2-3, 2017
Chincoteague Decoy Carvers' & Artists' Assoc Decoy Show
LABOR DAY WEEKEND - Saturday 9 to 5 and Sunday 10 to 4 -- Decoy carving, fine art, jewelry, photography, paintings.. Over 25 great exhibitors showcase some of the finest waterfowl carvings and wildlife art from the area. Meet the carvers and artists. Participate in the many raffles to be held. Most exhibits are for sale! Plus most of the proceeds will be donated back into the community to worthy causes such as the Island Library, the Scouts and the Scholarship Fund, just to name a few! Admission $3.00 (12 and under are free) 2 day pass $5.00... Lunch will also available for purchase... SEE YOU THERE! For more information, please call 410-546-1635

September 3, 2017
Shakespear in the Park
7:30pm. Robert Reed Downtown Waterfront Park. Co-sponsored by CCA and CIAO and performed by the Brown Box Theatre Project. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

September 9, 2017
2nd Saturday Art Stroll
5pm-8pm. Participating galleries and shops on Main Street and Maddox Boulevard offer an array of special events and Scavenger Hunt. Stop at each participating shop to get your InfoMAP marked and enter to win the monthly prize

September 9, 2017
13th Annual Chincoteague Island Police Dept Ride for Kids Poker Run
Make plans to attend! You can register the day of the event, so no worries! We hope to see you on September 9th! Police escorted ride, plus auction, block party and live entertainment! It's going to be a blast!!! For more information, please call 757-336-3115.

September 9, 2017
14th Annual Plein Air Art Show
6pm-9pm. More than 50 fine artists from the Mid-Atlantic and beyond to paint "en plein air" (French for painting outdoors) on Chincoteague and Assateague the week before. On Saturday evening, at the United Methodist Church Social Hall on Church Street, you can see what they've created at a Show and Sale that is free to the public. Come early, as the best pieces sell quickly. A portion of the artwork sold benefits CCA.

September 29, 2017
Chincoteague Story Telling Guild
Refreshments at 6:30pm and Story Telling starts at 7pm at the CCA Building, 6309 Church St. Free admission. The Chincoteague Storytelling Guild is a partnership of the Chincoteague Island Library, the Museum of Chincoteague Island, and the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance (CCA). CCA continues to work with the Virginia Storytelling Alliance to advance the art of storytelling in all its forms.

September 30, 2017
Chili Chowder Cook-off and Car Show
Sponsored by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company

18th Annual Chili Chowder Cook-off - Chincoteague Island Carnival Grounds. Free Admission. LIve Music. Arts & Crafts Vendors. Great Food. Raffles. Family Fun. Little Miss Chili Pepper and Mr. Hot Stuff Competition and more. 11 AM - 5 PM. Food service beginning at Noon. Call 757-894-8771 or visit cvfc3.com for more information and event applications.

4th Annual Car Show - Chincoteague Island Carnival Grounds. Registration 10 AM - Noon. Trophies awarded at 3 PM. $10 registration fee benefits new CVFC Fire House. First 50 registrations receive a commemorative dash plaque. Trophies for Best In Show, Fire Company's Choice, Mayor's Choice, and Top 30 People's Choice. For more information, visit facebook.com/ChiliChowderCookoffCarShow/

October 7, 2017
45th Annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival
10am-4pm. Tom's Cove Park, 8128 Beebe Rd. Tickets are $45 per person (Children under 5 are FREE)
Gates open at 10am.......Seafood is served from Noon until 4pm. Wristbands will be removed upon exiting festival grounds between the hours of noon - 4pm. Eat all you want, but please do not remove food from the festival grounds. We thank you for cooperation in making this a wonderful festival!!! To purchase tickets visit the Chamber office, call 757-336-6161.

October 14, 2017
2nd Saturday Art Stroll
5pm-8pm. Participating galleries and shops on Main Street and Maddox Boulevard offer an array of special events and Scavenger Hunt. Stop at each participating shop to get your InfoMAP marked and enter to win the monthly prize.

October 27, 2017
Chincoteague Story Telling Guild
Refreshments at 6:30pm and Story Telling starts at 7pm at the CCA Building, 6309 Church St. Free admission. The Chincoteague Storytelling Guild is a partnership of the Chincoteague Island Library, the Museum of Chincoteague Island, and the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance (CCA). CCA continues to work with the Virginia Storytelling Alliance to advance the art of storytelling in all its forms. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

November 3-4, 2017
Chincoteague Story Telling Festival
With nationally known storytellers from Virginia. The Chincoteague Storytelling Guild is a partnership of the Chincoteague Island Library, the Museum of Chincoteague Island, and the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance (CCA). CCA continues to work with the Virginia Storytelling Alliance to advance the art of storytelling in all its forms. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

November 11, 2017
2nd Saturday Art Stroll
5pm-8pm. Participating galleries and shops on Main Street and Maddox Boulevard offer an array of special events and Scavenger Hunt. Stop at each participating shop to get your InfoMAP marked and enter to win the monthly prize.

November 23-26, 2017
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Waterfowl Week
Fall heralds the return of thousands of snow geese from their northern tundra breeding grounds to the milder climate of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge for the winter. With the geese come a variety of ducks and swans as well as flocks of visitors who celebrate Thanksgiving weekend in this special place. For more information, please call 757-336-6122 or visit https://www.fws.gov/nwrs

November 24, 2017
Chincoteague Story Telling Guild
Refreshments at 6:30pm and Story Telling starts at 7pm at the CCA Building, 6309 Church St. Free admission. The Chincoteague Storytelling Guild is a partnership of the Chincoteague Island Library, the Museum of Chincoteague Island, and the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance (CCA). CCA continues to work with the Virginia Storytelling Alliance to advance the art of storytelling in all its forms. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

November 25, 2017
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
For more information, please call 484-995-6001

November 25, 2017
3rd Annual Holly Day Market & Wildlife Art Show
Opens at 9am. 6309 Church Street. 2 Buildings, Over 80 Vendors.

December 2, 2017
Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade
Floats, bands, fire companies from all around the Eastern Shore & a special visit from Santa. 7 pm. Main Street.



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