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Market Downtown - Fridays  -  Cheriton
(1/13/2017 - 12/30/2017)
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Cheriton Market brings together local artistisans to showcase their talents of jewlrey, crafts and handmade clothing in downtown Cheriton and at The Local. Many gift ideas await you here from local artisans as well as Chef Jason Van Marter's delectable creations.

Come and be amazed with Chef Jason's fresh local oyster dish each Friday night!  

321-284-5312

21229 South Bayside Rd
23316


Location :: Cheriton

Time :: 5 PM      - 7 PM
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Flatfoot Dancing - Live Appalachian Music  -  Cape Charles
(1/13/2017 - 12/31/2017)
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Flatfoot Dancing Every 2nd Friday at the Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio. Bring the whole family for a romping good time.

Not sure what Flatfoot Dancing is? Well, Bill McGlothlin is here to show you how. Using the toes, heel, and ball of the foot to strike and slide across the floor, flat-footing is a percussive dance style that articulates the rhythms of mountain fiddle and banjo music. Come make old-time music with your feet while you move to the rhythm of live Appalachian music played by skilled performers and Eastern Shore fixtures: Allen Philpot, Jeff Madson, Sheila Sheppard, Scott Wade, Dan Crockett and Jeff Gray.

 "The music just goes in your ear, down through your soul, and comes out through your feet.’’

Free Admission. Everyone Welcome. 
Complimentary Refreshments/Cash Bar
757-331-4327

https://www.facebook.com/lemontreecapecharles/

301 Mason Ave.

Attention: There is no Flatfooting April 14th in observance of Good Friday.


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 PM      - 8PM
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Music - Open Mic Night - on Third Fridays  -  Cape Charles
(1/20/2017 - 12/31/2017)
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Musicians, singers/songwriters, comedians, poets, performance artists, storytellers...if you want to showcase your talent, we've got a stage and a warm, receptive audience. Throw in refreshments and a cash bar, free admission and everyone welcome and we are in for a memorable evening!

First come sign up sheet at 6pm.
757-331-4327 
https://www.facebook.com/lemontreecapecharles/

301 Mason Ave.
23310


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 PM      - 8PM
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Poetry Salon – Every 1st Thursday  -  Cape Charles
(7/6/2017 - 12/7/2017)

Create, recite and listen with The Bard of Machipongo, Ken Sutton during this amazing poetry salon at the Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio.

CONTACT INFO
(757)-331-4327

WEBSITE
www.LemonTree.Gallery

ADDRESS
301 Mason Ave, 23310

COST
Free

DATE
Thursday, July 6

TIME
12:30 pm -2 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 12:30 pm      - 2 pm
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Live Music - First Wednesday Open Mike Night  -  Nassawadox
(9/6/2017 - 12/6/2017)
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The Great Machipongo Clam Shack is the place to be every first Wednesday of the month to enjoy musicians, poets and entertainers! 

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3800

WEBSITE
www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com

ADDRESS
Route 13, 6468 Lankford Highway, 23413

COST
Event free, food & drink for purchase

DATES
First Wednesdays of each month

TIME
6 pm - 10 pm


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6 pm      - 10 pm
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Third Thursday Open Mike Poetry/Storytelling Night  -  Nassawadox
(9/21/2017 - 12/21/2017)
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Ken Sutton hosts local wordsmiths and story weavers at The Great Machipongo Clam Shack.  Come out and listen or share your poems and stories.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3800

WEBSITE
www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com

ADDRESS
Route 13, 6468 Lankford Highway, 23413

COST
Event free, food & drink for purchase

DATES
Third Thursday of every month

TIME
6 pm - 8 pm


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6 pm      - 8 pm
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Exhibit and Lecture - Architecture & Change: Preserving the Eastern Shore  -  Onancock
(9/29/2017 - 12/9/2017)
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This new exhibit at Ker Place explores the architecture and stories that make Eastern Shore homes unique, based on the photography of a mid-20th century physician.  Also learn about the history of Sears kit homes on the Shore at a lecture and book signing with author Rosemary Thornton.

CONTACT INFO
757-787-8012
marketing@shorehistory.org

ADDRESS
69 Market Street, 23417

COST
Exhibit, free for Eastern Shore Virginia Historical Society members, $5 not-yet members
Reception free Friday, September 29

DATES
Exhibit, Friday Setptember 29 - Saturday, December 9
Opening reception, Friday, September 29
Lecture, Sears kit homes, Friday, October 20

TIMES
Varies, see website


Location :: Onancock
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Art Show - Sundays  -  Chincoteague Island
(10/1/2017 - 12/31/2017)

Enjoy art shows every Sunday at the Kitchen Gallery, Chincoteague Cultural Alliance.

CONTACT INFO
757-336-6117

WEBSITE
www.ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

ADDRESS
6309 Church Street, 23336

COST
Free

DATES
Sundays, though the year

TIME
3 pm – 5 pm


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 3 pm      - 5 pm
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Tours - Fisherman Island  -  Cape Charles
(10/7/2017 - 12/30/2017)
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Visitors to the island can expect to see remnants of military structures, a plethora of migrating and resident birds, and of course a spectacular view of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Fisherman Island is recognized by the National Audubon Society as an "important birding area" of the Virginia Barrier Island System. 

CONTACT INFO
757-331-3425 or 757-331-2760
https://m.facebook.com/Eastern-Shore-of-VA-and-Fisherman-Island-NWR-125552347521619/

WEBSITE
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Eastern_Shore_of_Virginia/wildlife_and_habitat/index.html 

ADDRESS
5003 Hallett Circle, 23310

COST
Free

DATES
Saturdays, October 7 - December 30

TIMES
Varies, call for information


Location :: Cape Charles
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Art - Second Fridays  -  Onancock
(10/13/2017 - 12/8/2017)

Visit historic Onancock during Second Fridays for extended shopping hours in local art galleries and specialty shops, wine tasting, and great restaurant deals.

CONTACT INFO
757-710-6353

WEBSITE
www.onancock.org/Events

ADDRESS
Various locations on Market Street, 23417

COST
Free

DATES
Fridays, October 13, November 10, December 8

TIME
5 pm – 8 pm


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 5 pm      - 8 pm
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Art – Winter Exhibition  -  Cape Charles
(11/3/2017 - 2/25/2018)
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 The Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio presents winter themed award-winning porcelain and two-dimensional art. The opening reception includes live music by Dennis Kelley with complimentary refreshments and a cash bar.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-4327

WEBSITE
www.LemonTree.Gallery

ADDRESS
301 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
Free

DATES
Friday, November 3 – Sunday, February 25

TIMES
November 3 – Opening Reception – 6 pm – 8 pm
Exhibition - Daily – 10 am – 5 pm


Location :: Cape Charles
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Waterfowl Weekend - National Wildlife Refuge  -  Chincoteague Island
(11/23/2017 - 11/26/2017)

Enjoy the sights and sounds of migration on the 7 mile Service Road from 12 pm - 2 pm during this special event on Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

757-336-6122
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Chincoteague/
8231 Beach Road

23336

 


Location :: Chincoteague Island
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Holidays - Festive Fridays  -  Cape Charles
(11/24/2017 - 12/22/2017)
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Enjoy five nights of free, family-friendly festivities during the holiday season in the downtown Cape Charles. Celebrate small-town charm featuring live entertainment, horse drawn carriage rides, luminaries, Santa & Mrs. Claus, kids’ activities, caroling, classic Christmas movies at the historic Palace Theater, and extended hours and specials at shops and restaurants.

CONTACT INFO
703-216-5206

WEBSITE
https://www.facebook.com/festivefridayscapecharles/  

ADDRESS
Mason Ave & downtown area, 23310

COST
Free, items & food for purchase

DATES
Fridays, November 24, December 1, 8, 15, 22

TIME
5 pm – 8 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 5 pm      - 8 pm
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Culinary & Art - Winter Oyster & Wine Weekend  -  Machipongo
(11/24/2017 - 11/26/2017)
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Enjoy fresh shucked oysters and a glass of wine at Chatham Vineyards during the Artisan Guild Open Studio Tour.

CONTACT INFO
https://www.facebook.com/Chatham-Vineyards-99377131891/ 

WEBSITE
http://www.chathamvineyards.net/ 
https://esvaartisansguild.org/studio-tour 

ADDRESS
9232 Chatham Rd, 23405

COST
$15

DATES
Friday, November 24 - Sunday, November 26

TIME
10 am – 5 pm


Location :: Machipongo

Time :: 10 am      - 5 pm
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Holidays - Open House  -  Chincoteague Island
(11/27/2017 - 12/3/2017)
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The Museum of Chincoteague Island presents talented artisans, kids’ activities, and refreshments during their holiday open house days.

CONTACT INFO
757-336-6117

WEBSITE
www.ChincoteagueMuseum.com

ADDRESS
7125 Maddox Boulevard, 23336

COST
$4

DATES
Monday, November 27 – Wednesday, November 29
Friday, December 1 – Sunday, December 3

TIMES
11 am – 5 pm 


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 11 am      - 5 pm
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Live Music – The Chair Place Players  -  Belle Haven
(12/1/2017)
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Eastern Shore’s Own presents The Chair Place Players performing bluegrass, country, traditional blues, oldies, folk, gospel, classic rock, and British invasion tunes.  Cash bar and refreshments available.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3226

WEBSITE
www.ESOArtsCenter.org

ADDRESS
15293 King Street, 23306

COST
$10

DATE
Friday, December 1

TIME
7:30 pm


Location :: Belle Haven

Time :: 7:30 pm    
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Live Music – Scott Wade & Melinda McPeek  -  Cheriton
(12/1/2017)

Listen to music performed by Scott Wade and Linda McPeek, at The Local with food by Chef Jason.   

CONTACT INFO
321-284-5312
www.facebook.com/followthefoodhmi

ADDRESS
21229 S. Bayside Road, 23316

COST
Food for sale, free music

DATE
Friday, December 1

TIME
6 pm – 8 pm, music
5 pm – 9 pm, food available


Location :: Cheriton

Time :: 6 pm      - 8 pm
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Lecture – Just Another Assassination in Africa  -  Melfa
(12/1/2017)
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The Science and Philosophy seminar, held in the lecture hall of the Eastern Shore Community College, presents Roy Lock, who lived and worked in Africa, as he describes the true story of a notorious political assassination in Kenya in the 1970’s.

CONTACT INFO
757-710-3001

WEBSITE
www.SciPhi.org

ADDRESS
29300 Lankford Highway, 23410

COST
Free

DATE
Friday, December 1

TIME 
12:30 pm – 2 pm 


Location :: Melfa

Time :: 12:30 pm      - 2 pm
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Live Music - First Fridays  -  Cape Charles
(12/1/2017 - 4/6/2018)
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Enjoy live music and food and drink specials at The Oyster Farm Seafood Eatery. 

CONTACT INFO
757-331-8660

WEBSITE
http://www.theoysterfarmatkingscreek.com/ 

ADDRESS
500 Marina Village, 23310

COST
Free event, food & drink for purchase

DATES
Fridays, December 1 - April 6

TIME
6 pm - 8:30 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 pm      - 8:30 pm
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Live Music - The Lowlanders  -  Nassawadox
(12/1/2017)
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Join David Kohut and Eric White for a night of lively Irish tunes, Celtic acoustics, bluegrass, and their own specialty "Dunegrass" at The Great Machipongo Clam Shack.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3800

WEBSITE
www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com

ADDRESS
Route 13, 6468 Lankford Highway, 23413

COST
Event free, food & drink for purchase

DATE
Friday, December 1

TIME
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6:30 pm      - 8:30 pm
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Holidays - Russian Tea  -  Cape Charles
(12/1/2017 - 12/29/2017)
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Join Father Frost and Snow Maiden for a cup of Russian tea and a sweet treat at Dacha Tea.

CONTACT INFO
703-340-9037

ADDRESS
439 Mason Ave, 23310

COST
Event free, food & drink for purchase

DATES
Fridays, December 1 - December 29

TIME
5 pm - 8 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 5 pm      - 8 pm
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Holidays - Kid and Family Fun  -  Cape Charles
(12/1/2017)
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Enjoy this fun filled holiday time making crafts, writing letters to Santa, playing games and listening to special story times.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-1300 

ADDRESS
201 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
Free

DATE
Friday, December 1

TIME
6 pm - 7:30 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 pm      - 7:30 pm
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Holidays – Live Music – Jim Newsom  -  Cape Charles
(12/1/2017)
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The Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio presents Jim Newsom, a diversely talented musician, as part of Festive Fridays with complimentary refreshments and cash bar.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-4327

WEBSITE
www.LemonTree.Gallery

ADDRESS
301 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
Free

DATE
Friday, December 1

TIME
6 pm – 8 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 pm      - 8 pm
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Holidays - Parade  -  Chincoteague Island
(12/2/2017)
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Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade!

Festivities begin at 6:30pm with the invocation and town lighting in front of the Chincoteague Island Library followed by the parade 7pm.  Festivities continue at the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Fire House with Santa and refreshments served by the Kiwanis Club of Chincoteague.

Inclement weather date Friday, December 8.

Free
757-336-6161
www.chincoteaguechamber.com
Main Street
23336



Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 6:30 pm    
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Holidays - Santa Coming to Town by Fire Truck  -  Eastern Shore
(12/2/2017)
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Come on out and visit with Santa and his elves at the old Santa train stops as local fire trucks help him on his long journey to the North Pole!

CONTACT INFO
(757) 331-3259

ADDRESS
Train stops Cape Charles, Cheriton, Exmore, Onley, Parksley
Call for street addresses

COST
Free

DATE
Saturday, December 2

TIMES
8:30 am, Cape Charles
10 am, Cheriton
12:30 pm, Exmore
3 pm, Onley
3 pm, Parksley


Location :: Eastern Shore
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Live Music – Corn Funk Revue  -  Cape Charles
(12/2/2017)

The Corn Funk Revue plays blues, rock & roll, originals and holiday tunes at Vintage 209.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-2433

ADDRESS
209 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
Donations welcome

DATE
Saturday, December 2

TIME
7 pm – 10 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 7 pm       - 10 pm
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Holidays – Homes for the Holidays Tour  -  Chincoteague Island
(12/2/2017)
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Visit 12 homes, inns, hotels, studios, and pop up shops decorated for the season on this self-guided tour beginning at the Annex.  Shop local arts and crafts with lunch available from Poseidon’s Pantry. 

CONTACT INFO
https://www.facebook.com/homesfortheholidaystour/
703-599-4430

ADDRESS
4074 Main Street, 23336

COST
$20 tickets available from Hollyhocks or Sundial Books on Main Street

DATE
Saturday, December 2

TIME
11 am – 4 pm


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 11 am      - 4 pm
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Live Music - Dee Ervin  -  Nassawadox
(12/2/2017)
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Enjoy a night of great contemporary music with Dee and her guitar.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3800

WEBSITE
www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com

ADDRESS
Route 13, 6468 Lankford Highway, 23413

COST
Event free, food & drink for purchase

DATE
Saturday, December 2

TIME
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6:30 pm      - 8:30 pm
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Holidays - Community Christmas Concert  -  Cheriton
(12/2/2017)
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Enjoy the sounds of Christmas with a combined community choir at Cheriton United Methodist Church.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-3084

ADDRESS
21309 South Bayside Rd, 23310

COST
Free

DATE
Saturday, December 2

TIME
4 pm


Location :: Cheriton

Time :: 4 pm    
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Holidays - Grand Illumination & Lighted Golf Cart Parade  -  Cape Charles
(12/2/2017)
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Enjoy the lighted golf cart parade and the grand illumination against the beautiful night sky in Cape Charles Central Park.

CONTACT INFO
https://www.facebook.com/Cape-Charles-Citizens-for-Central-Park-459887687410478/ 
lightedgolftcartparade@gmail.com

ADDRESS
217 Peach Street, 23310

COST
Free

DATE
Saturday, December 2

TIMES
5:30 pm, lighted golf cart parade
6 pm, ceremony


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 5:30 pm    
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