Chincoteague Island Events

It’s easy to find reasons to celebrate on amazing Chincoteague Island! Our little slice of heaven hosts everything from our famous Pony Swim to our one-of-a-kind Oyster Festival, and you’re always invited to join in the festivities. Check out these upcoming events on C.I. for 2022 and get ready to have some fun! Need help planning your getaway around an event? Give us a call - we’re always here to help, and no one knows our Island better than we do! Find your perfect vacation home and get ready to make some amazing memories.

Chincoteague Oyster Festival

Location Tom's Cove Park Time Starts: 10:00 AM ‐ Ends: 4:00 PM
The Chincoteague Oyster Festival is held each year to promote the seafood industry on the peninsula and mark the arrival of the oyster season! Raw and steamed oysters, clam chowder, shrimp cocktail, hot dogs, boardwalk fries, hush puppies, beverages, and a salad bar will be on the menu, with beer available to purchase!   A festival favorite for over 25 years, Island Boy will provide live music entertainment! This event typically sells out before the festival day, so its never too early to begin planning for your visit! Be sure to stop by the Seaside Vacations tent to say hello! ...

Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade

Location Chincoteague, Virginia Time Starts: 6:00 PM
Visit Chincoteague and celebrate an annual Christmas tradition, the Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade! The parade route begins at the intersection of Main St. and Maddox Blvd, and continues down Main St. to the old fire house! Attendees can expect to see enchanting floats, bands, marching units, decorated boats, fire trucks from various fire departments across the Eastern Shore, equestrian teams, classic cars, and of course, Santa Claus!...

New Years Day - Polar Pony Plunge

Location On the Beach! - Assateague Island, VA Time Starts: 1:22pm ‐ Ends: 5:00 PM
*Surf’s Up! Hang Ten, Catch a Wave, or Take a Dip, … whatever floats your boat. *Dress up, dress silly, or wear mittens and a scarf, just be the first on the first! Nothing can compare to the invigorating feeling you get by plunging into the ice-cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean! It really is an awesome experience. There will be lots of fun all around. Plungers are encouraged to dress up in the zaniest, craziest costume they can come up with! If you decide to plunge, you'll need to read and sign the Plunge Waiver and Release Form. There is NO fee to enter the water. CLICK HERE to download ENTRY FORM & details... All participants must read form thoroughly and sign to enter....