Posted by Shorebread
| Friday, August 10, 2012
Happy weekend, Delmarva! Get ready for a fun-filled and eventful Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on the shore. The White Marlin Open is happening in Ocean City and causing quite a riot (72-pound Marlin is currently the winning fish!). The Worcester County Fair is celebrating agriculture, farming, and livestock in Snow Hill. And many other local shin-digs are happening, too. Socially Speaking, just get out and be social! Check out the list below for some ShoreBread event suggestions:
White Marlin Open
The White Marlin Open weigh-ins, the spectator portion of the tournament, take place at Harbor Island, a waterfront community of townhouses off of 14th Street that opens itself up to the masses once a year. There’s nothing quite like the crowds of people standing by the scales, just waiting for a boat to pull up, the excitement palpable. It’s a festive atmosphere full of music and food of course, and people of all ages. Hundreds of boats are docked in the marina just watching it all unfold. The final fish weigh-ins will take place on Friday from 4 – 9:15 pm. An awards ceremony is scheduled on August 11th at 4 pm. For more information, take a look at this ShoreBread article: Ocean City's Big Game, The White Marlin Open
Worcester County Fair
The Worcester County Fair is an annual event in which county locals celebrate their heritage, culture, and community by providing wholesome family fun, great entertainment, friendly competition, and educational experiences fit for the whole family. The Fair is held in Byrd Park, settled on the banks of the Pocomoke River. Admission and parking for the event are free; it is suggested that attendees park at the Snow Hill Middle School. Shuttles will pick guests up from the school and drop them off on the fair property. The event runs Friday through Sunday this weekend. For a lineup of events, check out this ShoreBread article: The Worcester County Fair
Ocean City Museum Aquarium Feeding & Kids Activities
The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum is presenting a fun, children-oriented program this weekend. On Friday afternoon, kids can learn about ocean animals. On Saturday, at 10 am, children and adults are invited to learn about local sea life and the museum’s resident critters enjoy their morning meal. The aquarium feeding program is free and held outside the museum (located at the Ocean City inlet on the boardwalk). This event is weather permitting. Call the museum, 410-289-4991, for more information.
2nd Friday Art Stroll
Head to Berlin to take part in the town’s 2nd Friday Art stroll on Friday, August 10th. Many businesses are celebrating the nice weather and offering seasonal sales, sidewalk sales, special dishes, and drinks on Friday. The Waystead Inn on Main Street is having an open house. The 2nd Friday Art Stroll begins at 5 pm and commences at 8 pm.
Art in Nature Photo Festival
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art has been collecting photographs for a few weeks. Local photographers (professional, armature, and children) have been submitting their photos to the Art in Nature Photo Contest held by the museum. The museum lobby will turn into a photography marketplace as all entries will be on display. Admission to the event is free. The Ward Museum is located on Schumaker Drive in Salisbury and the exhibit is open from 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday. For more information, visit the Ward Museum on the web
Movies on the Beach
Families in Ocean City on Saturday can sit back, relax, and watch a movie on the beach. Free movies, projected on a big-screen, take place oceanside on 27th Street in OC during the summer months. On Friday, August 10th, the movie The Muppets will be screened. Beach movies are weather-permitting and will be cancelled if bad weather occurs.Sundaes in the Park
Sundaes in the Park
Have a sundae this Sunday in Ocean City. Bring the family, a chair, or blanket and enjoy an after dinner treat. Free local and regional musical groups will perform. From 7 – 9 pm, guests can create their own ice cream sundae for a small fee. Free family concerts are offered every Sunday evening in July and August. Sundaes in the Park take place in Northside Park, 127th Street, bayside in Ocean City.
Beach Lights Spectacular
OC Beach Lights presents a Beach Lights Spectacular on Sunday, August 12th. The free laser lights show will be displayed on a giant five-story beach ball and is choreographed to music. Three shows will take place: 9:30, 10, and 10:30 pm. The show will be lighting up the beach at North Division Street in Ocean City three times every Sunday night through Labor Day Weekend.