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Why wait until Summer to start planning your family’s next Chincoteague adventure?! Skip the crowds and traffic, take advantage of unbelievable Off Season rates, and check out not one, but TWO of the Historic Main Street Merchants’ annual family-friendly events right here on Chincoteague Island!

Death By Chocolate

Death By Chocolate” returns February 17th and 18th! This FREE annual chocolate lover’s game puts you right in the heart of downtown Chincoteague and allows you to try a variety of delicious chocolate treats provided by local businesses! Grab that special someone in your life, and book your stay now so you don’t miss out on this family friendly event!

Death by Chocolate

Main Street Merchant’s Annual Scavenger Hunt

The Historic Main Street Merchant’s annual scavenger hunt, “Search for the Shamrocks” also will return in 2023! Slated for March 17th and 18th this year, this popular adventure tasks you with visiting various participating businesses to search for clues! Businesses will be giving out candy and other goodies as you’re searching for clues, so be sure to bring something to carry your pot of gold home in! Solve the riddle and register for a chance to win various prizes that will be awarded on Saturday, March 18th. Oh, and don’t forget your costumes! They may not be mandatory, but they sure make the event so much more fun!

Search for the Shamrocks

Seafood Festival

It’s never too early to start planning for the Seafood Festival! Come celebrate the Eastern Shore’s world famous seafood industry with us on May 6th! This event WILL sell out, and for good reason! Enjoy all-you-can-eat fresh, local seafood including clams, oysters, fish, shrimp, clam chowder, grilled chicken, a salad bar, boardwalk fries, hushpuppies, and so much more! Front Page News will provide live entertainment throughout this year’s festival!

Seafood Festival

The fun doesn’t start in the Summer here in Chincoteague! Check out our Chincoteague Island Events page or give our office a call at (757) 336-7070 for more information on any of these events. Let us help plan your family’s next getaway! All that is left now is to find that perfect Chincoteague Island Vacation Rental to comfortably stay in during your visit for these events.

St. Patrick’s Day on the Eastern Shore

St. Patrick's Day on the Eastern Shore

Looking for something different to do this St. Patty’s Day? Make it a beachy St. Patrick’s Day with a getaway to Chincoteague Island or Ocean City, Maryland! There’s something about a little Spring in the air, a little Green in your cup, and hey, aren’t we all Irish for just a few days each March?!

Search for the Shamrocks

If you’re on the Hunt for some Shamrock Fun, each year the Chincoteague Historic Main Street Merchants’ hosts ‘Search for the Shamrocks’ on March 18 and 19th! This 2 day event is the perfect way to get out and enjoy some fresh air while searching for clues to our riddle! Main Street will be filled with Leprechauns and other amusing St. Patty’s characters, so grab your playing card and visit participating merchants to pick up your clues. Businesses give out candy and other goodies as you search for your Pot of Gold ~ here at Seaside Vacations, we’re known for our Irish Punch or Irish Coffee – yum! Once complete, cross the finish line to be entered into prize drawings that include getaways, gift cards, artwork and so much more!! Costumes are optional but definitely add to the fun!! It’s a fabulous way to get to know our Little Island by the Sea, and all it has to offer!

Search for the Shamrocks Event - Chincoteague Island, VA

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

Are you a sucker for a good Parade? Then you’ll definitely want to head to OCMD for our awesome Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival on March 12th! People come from near and far for this super fun Parade with over 100 entries from 3 states. The Irish Festival follows the Parade at the 45th Shopping Center. Grab your green everything and join us for music, dance, food, and drinks! Stay in one of our Oceanfront Condos, and walk to all of the shenanigans!

St. Patrick's Day Parade - Ocean City, MD

Nature Sightseeing on the Eastern Shore

While you’re here, you’ll want to visit Assateague National Seashore and search for our famous Wild Ponies. You can visit Assateague from the Virginia side OR the Maryland side, so it’s a must regardless of which town you’re visiting! Not only do our Ponies seem to be out and about more this time of year, you’ll discover other Off-season beauty like Snow Geese, the Snowy Owl, and maybe even a Seal if you’re lucky! Learn about our history at the Visitor Center, or climb to the top of Assateague Lighthouse on the Virginia side for a View you won’t soon forget.

Assateague Island Lighthouse

Springtime at the Beach

St. Patrick’s Day is Spring’s way of announcing that Summer is on the way! Take a stroll on the Beach to take in that salty, sweet sea breeze – and bonus, the shelling is awesome this time of year thanks to a few Winter storms. Shops are still running their off-season sales, and you won’t believe the specials many Local Restaurants run this time of year. Want to do your own cooking with an Ocean View? Staying in a Chincoteague or Ocean City Vacation Rental truly lets you “Live Like a Local” – sooo much better than a hotel.

As always, our Guest Experience Specialists are here to help you plan the perfect getaway – we know all the ins and outs – we’ve got you covered! AND, all Seaside Vacations’ Guests enjoy Free Early Check-in and Late Check-out this fun-filled weekend! Make your own Luck o’the Irish this March – get lucky with a Green Beach Getaway! 

Don’t Miss These 4th of July Events on Chincoteague Island

Don’t Miss These 4th of July Events on Chincoteague Island

It’s hard to believe that the 4th of July is almost upon us and the fireworks will begin to glare. Many families love to head to the beach this week to take a family vacation and to enjoy the fellowship together. Staying in one of our Chincoteague Island vacation rentals will keep your family close to where the action is. We promise that your family will treasure this vacation compared to others. Let’s look at what some of the fun things you can do to celebrate this fun holiday.

Spend the Day at the Beach

Don’t Miss These 4th of July Events on Chincoteague Island

For many families who vacation with us, spending the day at the beach with the kids is what a family vacation is for. They want to sit back, relax and enjoy hearing the waves in the background and the kids screaming with glee. And yes, they might hear the fighting over that one sand bucket, but let’s not fret about that. Grab your beach gear, sunscreen and family and spend the whole day on the beach. Bring a picnic lunch and be sure to have that cooler full of juice boxes and waters as you enjoy your day. Make new memories on the beach with your family this 4th of July!

Annual Chincoteague Old Fashion Fireworks

Come and help us celebrate the 33rd Annual Chincoteague Old Fashion Fireworks Display on July 4th. Your family can come to the Carnival Grounds where we will be celebrating the birth of our nation together. The fireworks are sponsored by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company and the Town of Chincoteague. What as they light up the night sky with beautiful firework displays this year that you don’t want to miss. This event is free to attend, and we promise that it’s something like you’ve never seen before.

94th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival

Don’t Miss These 4th of July Events on Chincoteague Island

While this event does not happen on July 4th, we thought that you would enjoy this fun carnival that is happening from July 3, 2019 from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Here you and your family can head over to the Carnival Grounds where you can enjoy a variety of entertainment. There will be carnival food such as hot dogs, pizza or clam & oyster fritters. There will be games and rides that the family can all join in and so much more. Don’t miss this fun event while you are on vacation to the island!

While there are many other things that your family can do while you are on vacation to Chincoteague Island, these are the ones we thought you’d enjoy. If you still haven’t made your reservations for your next vacation, now is the time. We hope that your family has a wonderful and safe 4th of July!