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Chincoteague Island Events


February 12, 2021
Death By Chocolate

Death by Chocolate is back on Friday, February 12 from 4pm - 8pm and Saturday, February 13 from 10am - 4pm. The event is sponsored by Historic Main Street Merchants. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Complete your playing card while enjoying delicious chocolate treats at each participating merchant. Playing cards can be picked up from any participating merchant during the event. The prize drawings will be done virtually on Facebook at 5pm. You must be 18 or older to be entered in the grand prize drawing. Visit us on Facebook for a complete list of participating merchants!
Grab that someone special or some friends to make a weekend of it! Come and experience all the beauty of Chincoteague Island!
Please contact Nicole at 443-614-6801 for more information or with any questions. For more details: Call 443-614-6801.
Location: Historic Main Street
Sponsor: Historic Main Street Merchants of Chincoteague


February 13, 2021
Death By Chocolate

Death by Chocolate is back on Friday, February 12 from 4pm - 8pm and Saturday, February 13 from 10am - 4pm. The event is sponsored by Historic Main Street Merchants. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Complete your playing card while enjoying delicious chocolate treats at each participating merchant. Playing cards can be picked up from any participating merchant during the event. The prize drawings will be done virtually on Facebook at 5pm. You must be 18 or older to be entered in the grand prize drawing. Visit us on Facebook for a complete list of participating merchants!
Grab that someone special or some friends to make a weekend of it! Come and experience all the beauty of Chincoteague Island!
Please contact Nicole at 443-614-6801 for more information or with any questions.


February 20, 2021
NG-15 Antares Rocket Launch

Mark your calendars for the next launch from NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Saturday, February 20, 2021 with the NG-15 Antares launch with the Cygnus spacecraft loaded with supplies and experiments to the International Space Station. The launch is currently scheduled for 12:36 p.m. EST. Launch updates can be found at www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/home.
Launch viewing information can be found at www.chincoteague.com/blog/viewing-rocket-launches but due to current COVID restrictions, the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center is closed. For more details: Visit https://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/home.
Location: Wallops Island, VA
Sponsor: NASA Wallops Flilght Facility


March 6, 2021
A Perfect Night In Dinner & Auction

The Island Community House presents A Perfect Night In Dinner & Auction on Saturday, March 6th.
Pick your delivery time: 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00pm, mark your calendar and Viola! Please note delivery is for Chincoteague Island residences only.
Scrumptious food perfectly prepared and delivered to your door at the time you select, exclusive access to an online auction full of fabulous art, jewelry, collectibles and gift baskets filled to the brim with gift certificates and collectibles only available to you and your fellow ticket holders, all while relaxing at home, sounds like the perfect night in, doesn't it? It's also for a great cause, this event is dedicated to support the activities of the Island Community House.
Menu to include: A grazing box appetizer fit for a king, full of assorted cheeses, meat, crackers and fruit followed by the main course of Sauteed Chicken with a delicate almond cream sauce over pasta, with French beans and caramelized onions. Finally, a light and airy angel food cake with fruit and cream. Reservation price for this delivered dinner is $40.
Shortly after you have reserved your time for the dinner, you will receive an email with the link for the auction. You will have several weeks to look at the items and start the bidding. But just like the magic at Cinderella's Ball, the auction ends at midnight on March 6th.
Click here to learn more and purchase your tickets.
Sponsor: The Island Community House


May 1, 2021
52nd Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival

The Chincoteague Seafood Festival is held the first Saturday in May to promote the seafood industry on Virginia's Eastern Shore. The festival offers fresh, local seafood and will include exciting offerings and signature dishes from local restaurants as well as old and new Eastern Shore favorites prepared by famous festival cooks, volunteers, and professionals. Indulge on little neck clams, a long-time festival staple, along with raw oysters and clams, clam fritters and strips, single fried oysters, fried fish, steamed shrimp, clam chowder, salad bar, grilled chicken, sweet potato fries, Boardwalk fries, hushpuppies, and cornbread. Non-alcoholic beverages are included in the ticket price with beer available for purchase.
Front Page News will provide live entertainment for everyone's listening and dancing enjoyment.
Shop to your hearts content in the Arts and Crafts tent featuring handmade creations from area artisans.
An Extravaganza Raffle is held with the winner receiving t-shirts, tickets, trays, lodging, gift certificates for meals, and much more for the following year's festival.
There will also be a variety of souvenirs available for purchase.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHINCOTEAGUE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Tom's Cove Park - 8128 Beebe Road, Chincoteague, VA 23336
Sponsor: Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce


June 25, 2021
95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Rides, games, food, and live entertainment. Fun for the whole family! Oyster fritters, clam fritters, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pony fries, funnel cakes, and much more. Bingo, raffles, and rides for all ages. The perfect way to end a summer day.
The 95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival will run each of the following dates from 7pm-11pm: June 25 - 26, July 2 - 3 (fireworks July 3 at 10pm), July 9 - 10, July 16 - 17, July 23 - 24, July 26 - 31.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds - 3648 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


June 26, 2021
95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Rides, games, food, and live entertainment. Fun for the whole family! Oyster fritters, clam fritters, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pony fries, funnel cakes, and much more. Bingo, raffles, and rides for all ages. The perfect way to end a summer day.
The 95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival will run each of the following dates from 7pm-11pm: June 25 - 26, July 2 - 3 (fireworks July 3 at 10pm), July 9 - 10, July 16 - 17, July 23 - 24, July 26 - 31.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds - 3648 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


July 2, 2021
95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Rides, games, food, and live entertainment. Fun for the whole family! Oyster fritters, clam fritters, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pony fries, funnel cakes, and much more. Bingo, raffles, and rides for all ages. The perfect way to end a summer day.
The 95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival will run each of the following dates from 7pm-11pm: June 25 - 26, July 2 - 3 (fireworks July 3 at 10pm), July 9 - 10, July 16 - 17, July 23 - 24, July 26 - 31.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds - 3648 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


July 3, 2021
Independence Day Fireworks Celebration

Fireworks will take place at 10pm from the carnival grounds.
Time: 10:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds - 3648 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


July 3, 2021
95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Rides, games, food, and live entertainment. Fun for the whole family! Oyster fritters, clam fritters, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pony fries, funnel cakes, and much more. Bingo, raffles, and rides for all ages. The perfect way to end a summer day.
The 95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival will run each of the following dates from 7pm-11pm: June 25 - 26, July 2 - 3 (fireworks July 3 at 10pm), July 9 - 10, July 16 - 17, July 23 - 24, July 26 - 31.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds - 3648 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


July 9, 2021
95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Rides, games, food, and live entertainment. Fun for the whole family! Oyster fritters, clam fritters, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pony fries, funnel cakes, and much more. Bingo, raffles, and rides for all ages. The perfect way to end a summer day.
The 95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival will run each of the following dates from 7pm-11pm: June 25 - 26, July 2 - 3 (fireworks July 3 at 10pm), July 9 - 10, July 16 - 17, July 23 - 24, July 26 - 31.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds - 3648 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


July 10, 2021
95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Rides, games, food, and live entertainment. Fun for the whole family! Oyster fritters, clam fritters, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pony fries, funnel cakes, and much more. Bingo, raffles, and rides for all ages. The perfect way to end a summer day.
The 95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival will run each of the following dates from 7pm-11pm: June 25 - 26, July 2 - 3 (fireworks July 3 at 10pm), July 9 - 10, July 16 - 17, July 23 - 24, July 26 - 31.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds - 3648 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


July 16, 2021
95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Rides, games, food, and live entertainment. Fun for the whole family! Oyster fritters, clam fritters, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pony fries, funnel cakes, and much more. Bingo, raffles, and rides for all ages. The perfect way to end a summer day.
The 95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival will run each of the following dates from 7pm-11pm: June 25 - 26, July 2 - 3 (fireworks July 3 at 10pm), July 9 - 10, July 16 - 17, July 23 - 24, July 26 - 31.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds - 3648 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


July 17, 2021
95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Rides, games, food, and live entertainment. Fun for the whole family! Oyster fritters, clam fritters, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pony fries, funnel cakes, and much more. Bingo, raffles, and rides for all ages. The perfect way to end a summer day.
The 95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival will run each of the following dates from 7pm-11pm: June 25 - 26, July 2 - 3 (fireworks July 3 at 10pm), July 9 - 10, July 16 - 17, July 23 - 24, July 26 - 31.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds - 3648 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


July 23, 2021
95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Rides, games, food, and live entertainment. Fun for the whole family! Oyster fritters, clam fritters, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pony fries, funnel cakes, and much more. Bingo, raffles, and rides for all ages. The perfect way to end a summer day.
The 95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival will run each of the following dates from 7pm-11pm: June 25 - 26, July 2 - 3 (fireworks July 3 at 10pm), July 9 - 10, July 16 - 17, July 23 - 24, July 26 - 31.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds - 3648 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


July 24, 2021
South Herd Roundup

On Saturday afternoon, beginning at about 4:30pm, the Saltwater Cowboys will round up the southern herd of ponies into the south corral. The round up usually takes about two hours. The south corral is located on Assateague, just off the road that leads to the beach, in front of the Woodland Trail parking lot. The south corral is accessible to the public.
Park in the Woodland Trail parking lot, or along the beach road. If you park in the Woodland Trail parking lot, please note that once the gates are open for the ponies to enter the corral, your vehicle will not be able to leave the parking lot until all the ponies are in the corral and the gates are closed.
The ponies will remain in the south corral until Wednesday morning, when they will swim to Chincoteague Island.
Click here to view the Woodland Trail Parking Lot on Google Maps
VISIT THE OFFICIAL 2021 PONY SWIM GUIDE FOR DETAILS
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Assateague Island
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


July 24, 2021
95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Rides, games, food, and live entertainment. Fun for the whole family! Oyster fritters, clam fritters, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pony fries, funnel cakes, and much more. Bingo, raffles, and rides for all ages. The perfect way to end a summer day.
The 95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival will run each of the following dates from 7pm-11pm: June 25 - 26, July 2 - 3 (fireworks July 3 at 10pm), July 9 - 10, July 16 - 17, July 23 - 24, July 26 - 31.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds - 3648 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


July 25, 2021
Northern Herd Roundup

About 100 adult ponies and their foals reside a little further north on the Assateague Island, and will be herded into the North Corral Sunday morning beginning at about 6 am. THE NORTH CORRAL IS NOT ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC DURING THE ROUNDUP.
After the round up is complete, and the ponies are safely in the corral, it is possible to access the North Corral to view the ponies but it will require about a 3 mile hike (one-way) or combination of 2 mile bike ride plus 1 mile hike. The North Corral is located several miles up the "Service Road".
VISIT THE OFFICIAL 2021 PONY SWIM GUIDE FOR DETAILS
Time: 6 AM
Location: Assateague Island
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


July 26, 2021
Pony Beach Walk

On Monday, at day break, the Saltwater Cowboys will move the ponies from the Northern Corral out to the beachfront then south along the Atlantic Ocean, and join them with the ponies in the Southern Corral.
The Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge will open at 5:00am on this day. 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 special event.
Bicyclists and hikers can use Swan Cove Trail to access the beach.
VISIT THE OFFICIAL 2021 PONY SWIM GUIDE FOR DETAILS
Time: 5:00 AM
Location: Assateague Island
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


July 26, 2021
95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Rides, games, food, and live entertainment. Fun for the whole family! Oyster fritters, clam fritters, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pony fries, funnel cakes, and much more. Bingo, raffles, and rides for all ages. The perfect way to end a summer day.
The 95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival will run each of the following dates from 7pm-11pm: June 25 - 26, July 2 - 3 (fireworks July 3 at 10pm), July 9 - 10, July 16 - 17, July 23 - 24, July 26 - 31.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds - 3648 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


July 27, 2021
Pony Vet Checks

All of the Ponies will be checked by a vet and can be viewed by the public in the South Corral on Assateague. Park in the Woodland Trail Parking Lot, or along the beach road, to access the South Corral.
Click here to view the Woodland Trail Parking Lot on Google Maps
VISIT THE OFFICIAL 2021 PONY SWIM GUIDE FOR DETAILS
Location: Assateague Island
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


July 27, 2021
95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Rides, games, food, and live entertainment. Fun for the whole family! Oyster fritters, clam fritters, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pony fries, funnel cakes, and much more. Bingo, raffles, and rides for all ages. The perfect way to end a summer day.
The 95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival will run each of the following dates from 7pm-11pm: June 25 - 26, July 2 - 3 (fireworks July 3 at 10pm), July 9 - 10, July 16 - 17, July 23 - 24, July 26 - 31.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds - 3648 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


July 28, 2021
96th Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim

On Wednesday, at "slack tide", the Saltwater Cowboys will swim the ponies from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island. The Ponies will swim across the Assateague Channel and come ashore on the east side of Chincoteague Island.
The main public viewing area is Veterans Memorial Park - 7427 Memorial Park Dr, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK ON GOOGLE MAPS
VISIT THE OFFICIAL 2021 PONY SWIM GUIDE FOR DETAILS
Location: Veterans Memorial Park - 7427 Memorial Park Dr, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


July 28, 2021
95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Rides, games, food, and live entertainment. Fun for the whole family! Oyster fritters, clam fritters, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pony fries, funnel cakes, and much more. Bingo, raffles, and rides for all ages. The perfect way to end a summer day.
The 95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival will run each of the following dates from 7pm-11pm: June 25 - 26, July 2 - 3 (fireworks July 3 at 10pm), July 9 - 10, July 16 - 17, July 23 - 24, July 26 - 31.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds - 3648 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


July 29, 2021
Chincoteague Pony Auction

The auction begins at 8 am. The auction is typically very crowded. We suggest you get there early to get a spot.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CARNIVAL GROUNDS ON GOOGLE MAPS
VISIT THE OFFICIAL 2021 PONY SWIM GUIDE FOR DETAILS
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds - 3648 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


July 29, 2021
95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Rides, games, food, and live entertainment. Fun for the whole family! Oyster fritters, clam fritters, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pony fries, funnel cakes, and much more. Bingo, raffles, and rides for all ages. The perfect way to end a summer day.
The 95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival will run each of the following dates from 7pm-11pm: June 25 - 26, July 2 - 3 (fireworks July 3 at 10pm), July 9 - 10, July 16 - 17, July 23 - 24, July 26 - 31.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds - 3648 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


July 30, 2021
Ponies Swim Back to Assateague

On Friday, at slack tide, the adult ponies will make the return swim to Assateague Island where they will live in the wild for another year.
Location: Veterans Memorial Park - 7427 Memorial Park Dr, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


July 30, 2021
95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Rides, games, food, and live entertainment. Fun for the whole family! Oyster fritters, clam fritters, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pony fries, funnel cakes, and much more. Bingo, raffles, and rides for all ages. The perfect way to end a summer day.
The 95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival will run each of the following dates from 7pm-11pm: June 25 - 26, July 2 - 3 (fireworks July 3 at 10pm), July 9 - 10, July 16 - 17, July 23 - 24, July 26 - 31.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds - 3648 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


July 31, 2021
95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Rides, games, food, and live entertainment. Fun for the whole family! Oyster fritters, clam fritters, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pony fries, funnel cakes, and much more. Bingo, raffles, and rides for all ages. The perfect way to end a summer day.
The 95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival will run each of the following dates from 7pm-11pm: June 25 - 26, July 2 - 3 (fireworks July 3 at 10pm), July 9 - 10, July 16 - 17, July 23 - 24, July 26 - 31.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds - 3648 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company

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