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Schedule of Events

July 27 thru July 31
Island Theatre
Free showing of Misty at 11 AM. 4074 Main Street. islandtheatres.com 757-336-6109


July 27 thru 31, 2015
Book Signings - Sundial Books
Sundial Books will be having a book signings throughout the week which will include various authors and titles. Located at 4065 Main Street. For more information and signing times, please visit www.sundialbooks.net

July 27 thru Aug 1, 2015
90th Annual Chincoteague Fireman's Carnival

Gates open early and all rides and games open at 7:00 PM and close at 11:00 PM

July 30, 2015
90th Annual Pony Auction

Sponsored by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Co. The Swim & Auction are always held on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of July.  For more info call (757) 336-6161. Auction begins at 8 AM.


July 30, 2015
Tales for Tots

Chincoteague Island Library. 10am. Stories, finger play, songs, and crafts for children "almost" 3-5 years old. 4077 Main Street chincotegueislandlibrary.org

July 30, 2015
Wallops Flight Facility Night Sky Summer Series

Location:  Assateague Island 7:30pm - 10pm sites.wff.nasa.gov/wvc 757-824-1344

July 31, 2015
Friday Afternoons on the Porch - Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Join us on the Chamber porch to meet local organizations & artists, who will teach you about the history and wonder of Chincoteague & Assateague Islands through interactive demontrations.  2pm-4pm

July 31, 2015
"Paint the Marsh" Watercolor Workshop

Taught by Fine Artist, Daniel P. Turner Thomas, for beginner & intermediate levels.  5pm-8pm at YMCA.  $35 including supplies.  Ages 16 & up.  Register at 757-336-6222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

July 31, 2015
Pony Swim Back

Sponsored by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Co. Time TBA.  For more info call (757) 336-6161 or visit chincoteaguechamber.com/pony-swim

August 1, 2015
Museum of Chincoteague Island Living History Series

A showcase of wonderful storytellers sharing their knowledge about life, work and heritage on Chincoteague.  Bill Troxler "Original Songs Based on Island History" 2pm at 7125 Maddox Blvd. $3 admission fee for non-members 12 yrs and over.  For more information, visit chincoteaguemuseum.com


August 1, 2015
LAST NIGHT!! - 90th Annual Chincoteague Fireman's Carnival

Sponsored by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Co. Gates open early and all rides and games open at 7:00 PM and close at 11:00 PM.

August 3, 2015
Chincoteague Kids Fishing Day

Sponsored by Chincoteague Island Charter Boat Association and the Virginia Marine Resource Commission. 8am-noon.  Chincoteague area children ages 7-13.  Lunch provided and free gift.  Pre-register by Aug 1 at 757-990-2404 or 757-336-3528.

August 6, 2015
Summer Cinemas in the Park

Robert Reed Downtown Park.  Tonight's free movie on the big screen is Apollo 13.  Movie begins at dusk (approx. 8:30pm.)  For more information, visit chincoteagueculturalalliance.org


August 6, 2015
Tales for Tots
Chincoteague Island Library. 10am. Stories, finger play, songs, and crafts for children "almost" 3-5 years old. 4077 Main Street chincotegueislandlibrary.org

August 7, 2015
Friday Afternoons on the Porch - Delmarva Discovery Center

Join us on the Chamber porch to meet local organizations & artists, who will teach you about the history and wonder of Chincoteague & Assateague Islands through interactive demontrations.  2pm-4pm

August 8, 2015
Museum of Chincoteague Island Living History Series

A showcase of wonderful storytellers sharing their knowledge about life, work and heritage on Chincoteague.  Bill Borges "Beacons of Light Across the Water:  A History of Lighthouses" 2pm at 7125 Maddox Blvd. $3 admission fee for non-members 12 yrs and over.  For more information, visit chincoteaguemuseum.com

August 13, 2015
Wallops Flight Facility Night Sky Summer Series

Location:  Assateague Island 7:30pm - 10pm sites.wff.nasa.gov/wvc 757-824-1344

August 14, 2015
Friday Afternoons on the Porch - Chincoteague Island Library

Join us on the Chamber porch to meet local organizations & artists, who will teach you about the history and wonder of Chincoteague & Assateague Islands through interactive demontrations.  2pm-4pm

August 15, 2015
Museum of Chincoteague Island Living History Series

A showcase of wonderful storytellers sharing their knowledge about life, work and heritage on Chincoteague.  Abby Kambarn "Horse Grooming Demonstration" 2pm at 7125 Maddox Blvd. $3 admission fee for non-members 12 yrs and over.  For more information, visit chincoteaguemuseum.com


August 20, 2015
Tales for Tots
Chincoteague Island Library. 10am. Stories, finger play, songs, and crafts for children "almost" 3-5 years old. 4077 Main Street chincotegueislandlibrary.org

August 21, 2015
Friday Afternoons on the Porch - Assateague Island National Seashore

Join us on the Chamber porch to meet local organizations & artists, who will teach you about the history and wonder of Chincoteague & Assateague Islands through interactive demontrations.  2pm-4pm

August 22 2015
Museum of Chincoteague Island Living History Series

A showcase of wonderful storytellers sharing their knowledge about life, work and heritage on Chincoteague.  Myrna Cherrix "Before it was a National Wildlife Refuge:  Assateague Island History" 2pm at 7125 Maddox Blvd. $3 admission fee for non-members 12 yrs and over.  For more information, visit chincoteaguemuseum.com

August 27, 2015
Summer Cinemas in the Park

Robert Reed Downtown Park.  Tonight's free movie on the big screen is Moonstruck.  Movie begins at dusk (approx. 8:30pm.)  For more information, visit chincoteagueculturalalliance.org

August 27, 2015
Wallops Flight Facility Night Sky Summer Series

Location:  Assateague Island 7:30pm - 10pm sites.wff.nasa.gov/wvc 757-824-1344

August 27, 2015
Free Tennis Lessons

Veteran's Memorial Park, East Side Drive.  Adults (16+) 9am-10am, Youth (6-15) 10:15am-11:15am.  To register or for more information contact Richard Werksman 757-336-3241 or Rick Willis 757-894-4068 or go email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

August 28, 2015
Friday Afternoons on the Porch - Knitting Group

Join us on the Chamber porch to meet local organizations & artists, who will teach you about the history and wonder of Chincoteague & Assateague Islands through interactive demontrations.  2pm-4pm

August 29, 2015
Museum of Chincoteague Island Living History Series

A showcase of wonderful storytellers sharing their knowledge about life, work and heritage on Chincoteague.  Public Archeology Dig with the Fairfield Foundation.  Sponsored by Tidewater Virginia Historical Society.  The dig site will be confirmed soon, but we already know it's going to be an outstanding educational opportunity. This dig, led by professional archaeologists from the Fairfield Foundation and sponsored by the Tidewater Historical Society, will allow volunteers with no prior experience to learn about and participate in real archaeological excavation. Excavators of all ages are welcome, and there is no charge for this activity. Please call ahead to reserve your spot for this particular event.  Please call 757-336-6117 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spot for this fun, free activity.  For more information, visit chincoteaguemuseum.com

September 4, 2015
Friday Afternoons on the Porch - Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

Join us on the Chamber porch to meet local organizations & artists, who will teach you about the history and wonder of Chincoteague & Assateague Islands through interactive demontrations.  2pm-4pm

September 5-6, 2015
Chincoteague Decoy Carver's Association Decoy Show

Local carvers display their work. Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. Contact Cinda Walls at (410) 546-1635 for more info.

September 10-12, 2015
Chincoteague Island Plein Air Event

Applications will be made online this year on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Applications will be available on June 1, 2015.  For more information, call 757-336-0044 or visit chincoteagueculturalalliance.org

September 12, 2015
Chincoteague Police 11th Annual Poker Run for Kids

Bikes leave 11am from Stingray's in Cape Charles, VA and end at Don's Seafood, Chincoteague, VA.  $35 per person.  Includes poker hand, t-shirt, pin, door prize ticket and food.  For more information, please call 757-336-3155.


September 26, 2015
Chili Chowder Cook-Off and Car Show

Sponsored by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Co.
Event held at the Chincoteague carnival grounds.

September 28, 2015
Total Lunar Eclipse

Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center
Time to be determined.


October 10, 2015
*43rd Annual Oyster Festival
Come enjoy a day full of oysters, oysters, oysters!  Oysters on the half shell, steamed, single fried & fritters, clam chowder, clam fritters, salad bar, french fries, hush puppies, hot dogs, soda, water, & more!  Noon-4PM. Tom's Cove Park - 8128 Beebe Road. $40 per person (ages 5 & up).  Live entertainment by Island Boy.  For more information or to purchase tickets. visit chincoteaguechamber.com/events/oyster-festival, visit the Chamber office or call 757-336-6161.

October 11-17, 2015
Earth Science Week

Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center.  Themes Change Daily


October 24, 2015
Natural Dyeing Workshop
Chincoteague Bay Field Station.  9am - 3pm.  For thousands of years before the discovery of chemical dyes, people used the flowers, roots, nuts and berries of plants to produce colors for fiber and textiles.  Come and learn several modern techniques for this ancient art.  Participants will dye fibers using traditional and local plant sources.  Tuition is $55/person (includes lunch).  To register call (757) 824-5636 or visit Chincoteague Bay Field Station online.


October 24, 2015
Native American Tools & Flint Knapping Workshop
Chincoteague Bay Field Station.  9am - 3pm.  Take a voyage back in time and learn the ancient skill of stone tool making.  Working with glass and flint, class participants will focus on the proper form and early stages of reduction, which include percussion flaking and bi-facing.  Tools and materials will be provided and each student will receive a flint knapping tool kit to take home.  Tuition is $125/person (includes lunch).  To register call (757) 824-5636 or visit Chincoteague Bay Field Station online.


November 6, 2015
History of Wallops - 70 Years Panel Discussion

Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center.  5pm - 6:30pm

November 7, 2015
YMCA of Chincoteague - Annual Chin-Dig

For more information, call 757-336-6266

November 18, 2015
Astronomy Night - Leoniods Meteor Shower

Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center.  Time to be determined.

November 20, 2015
History of Wallops - 70 Years Panel Discussion

Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center.  5pm - 6:30pm

November 26-29, 2015
Assateague Island Watefowl Weekend

Chincotague National Wildlife Refuge Open House with special events and programs. (757) 336-6161.

November 27 & 28, 2015
29th Annual Deborah Waterfowl Show/Auction

Carvers and artists display for competition and sale. Contact Jean Clark at (757) 336-3478 for more info.


December 5, 2015
*Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade

Floats, bands, fire companies form all around the Eastern Shore & a special visit from Santa. 7 pm.



* Denotes Chamber-sponsored events.

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Office Hours:
Mon.-Sat. 9AM - 4:30PM

6733 Maddox Blvd.
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

Main Office: (757) 336-6161
info@chincoteaguechamber.com

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