Local Events

Lighthouse Tours

Seasonal - Sat-Sun 9 AM - 3 PM

Wildlife Tours - Make reservations at 757-336-3696

Seasonal- Sat-Sun 10 AM - Free

Game Day Mondays at the Annex - Free Game Day gatherings from 1-4pm.  For more information, visit www.chincoteagueislandarts.com


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January 18, 2019

Friday Nights at the Movies - Coal Miner's Daughter - Admission is $5.00 and the showtime is 7pm at the Island Theatre.  Visit www.chincoteagueislandarts.com for  information.           

Homeschool Program - Rocketry - students will get an overview of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility's Sounding Rocket Program Office.  Students explore Newton's laws of motion, the anatomy of a rocket and more.  This program is open to children ages 10 - 14 only.  Held at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center from 9:30am - 12pm.  Visit www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter

February 15 & 16, 2019

Death by Chocolate - A FREE 2 Day Event sponsored by the Historic Main Street Merchants - Feb 15 4-8pm and Feb 16 10am - 4pm.  Journey from business to business for the Ultimate Chocolate Lovers Scavenger Hunt!  Bring a friend and enjoy chocolate along your journey!  The prize drawings will be held on Saturday February 16th at 4pm at the Chincoteague Center.  Make a weekend of it and enjoy all that Chincoteague has to offer.  For more details, call Nicole at 757-336-3700 or visit www.chincoteaguemerchants.com.

February 16, 17, 22, 23, 2019

CITC Winter Play - Moon Over Buffalo - Presented by the Chincoteague Island Theatre Company, a comedic play that will make you LOL.  Directed by Lexi Hubb.  Doors open at 6:30 at the CCA Community Center (6309 Church Street).  Tickets on sale January 18th for $15 each.  Showtime is 7:00pm.  Visit www.chincoteagueca.org/theatre.html

March 15 & 16, 2019

Search for the Shamrocks Scavenger Hunt - For more information visit www.chincoteaguemerchants.com

April 13, 2019

Spring Indoor Yard Sale - Shop. Eat. Sell.  All under one roof at the Chincoteague Center from 8am - 1pm.  For information visit www.thechincoteaguecenter.com

April 19 & 20, 2019

Easter Decoy & Art Festival - Local and national carvers and artists exhibit and sell their work at this Chincoteague Island Tradition.  Open Friday April 19, 2019 from Noon - 6pm, Saturday April 20, 2019 from 9am - 4pm.  $4 admission each day, children under 12 free.  Visit www.chincoteaguedecoyshow.com for information.

May 4, 2019

Chincoteague Seafood Festival - A spring seafood festival celebrating its 51st year!!  Held at Tom's Cove Campground from 10am - 4pm it is an event not to be missed!!  Tickets are $45 each or reserve our Seafood Festival Package that includes 2 tickets.  For more info, visit www.chincoteaguechamber.com/events/51st-annual-chincoteague-seafood-festival

July 19 - 21st, 2019

Chincoteague Blueberry Festival - From 9am - 4:30pm each day, join us at the Chincoteague Center for the largest Fine Arts and Crafts Event on the Eastern Shore featuring family friendly entertainment, arts, crafts, blueberries, blueberries and more blueberries!!  Visit www.chincoteagueblueberryfestival.com for more information.

July 20, 2019

Southern Herd Roundup - The Saltwater Cowboys will begin rounding up the Southern Herd, into the Southern Coral, Saturday afternoon around 4:30pm.  The Southern Coral is located on Assateague, just off the road that leads to the beach and is accessible to the public.  For more info, visit www.chincoteague.com/pony_swim_guide.html

July 21, 2019

Northern Herd Roundup - The Saltwater Cowboys will begin rounding up the Northern Herd, into the Northern Corral, Sunday morning around 7:30am.  The Northern Corral is not accessible to the public during the roundup.  For more info, visit https://www.chincoteague.com/pony_swim_guide.html

July 22, 2019

Pony Beach Walk - On Monday, around 7am, the Saltwater Cowboys will move the ponies out to the beachfront then south along the Ocean, and join them with the ponies in the Southern Corral.  The Refuge will open at 5:00am.  To view the ponies walk down the beach, we recommend driving to the beachfront and parking in the recreational beach parking area.  Bring snacks, water, bug spray and cameras to enjoy this spectacular event!  Bicyclists and hikers can use Swan Cove Trail to access the beach.  For more info visit https://www.chincoteague.com/pony_swim_guide.html

July 24, 2019

94th Annual Pony SwimOn Wednesday, the Saltwater Cowboys will swim the ponies from Assateague to Chincoteague. The Ponies will swim across the Channel and come ashore on the east side of Chincoteague Island. The swim time will be announced at a closer date. After the swim, the ponies rest for 45 minutes. Then the Saltwater Cowboys will "parade" the ponies down Main Street, to the carnival grounds corral.  For more details: Visit www.chincoteague.com/pony_swim_guide.html.

July 25, 2019

Pony AuctionThe Pony Auction takes place the day after the Pony Swim, beginning at 8 am, at back of Carnival Grounds. For more details: Visit www.chincoteague.com/pony_auction.html.

July 26, 2019

Pony Swim Back - On Friday, the adult ponies will return to Assateague where they will live in the wild for another year. For more details: Visit www.chincoteague.com/pony_swim_guide.html.

October 12, 2019

Oyster Festival - Enjoy oysters - raw, steamed, fritters and single fried; clam fritters, clam chowder, shrimp cocktail, salad bar, fries and more! Island Boys will provide entertainment and beer and wine are available for purchase.  Tickets are $45 each or reserve our Oyster Festival Package that includes 2 tickets! Event is 10am - 4pm.  For more info, visit www.chincoteagueoysterfestival.com