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 2020 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 Decoy Carvers and Artists Association Decoy Show

    Chincoteague High School | Starts: 10:00 AM | Ends: 4:00 PM

    30th Annual Chincoteague Island Decoy & Arts Festival.  Featuring decoy carvers, artists, and antiques.  

    For more information call John or Cinda Walls at 410-546-1635 or 410-726-4049.

  • Annual Poker Run for the Kids Chincoteague Police Dept

    Starts: All Day

    For more information call 757-336-3155 or visit the Event Page on fb@cpdpokerrun.   


  • Plein Air Art Show & Sale - CCA

    Chincoteague Community Center | Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM

    Held at 6155 Community Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336.  Sponsored by the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance.  Free and Open to the Public. Refreshments will be served. Plenty of Free Parking.  Each year, the 2nd week of Septemb...
  • 21st Annual Chili Chowder Cook-Off & Car Show

    Chincoteague Carnival Grounds | Starts: 11:00 AM | Ends: 5:00 PM

    Chili Chowder Cook-off: Chincoteague Island Carnival Grounds, 3648 Main Street. 11am – 5pm. Free Admission. Live Music. Arts & Crafts Vendors. Great Food. Raffles. Family Fun. Food service beginning at Noon. Call 757-894-8771 or visit ...
  • 5th Annual Cork & Craft Festival

    Chincoteague Island KOA | Starts: 12:00 PM | Ends: 5:00 PM

    Join us and the Special Olympics of Virginia for the 5th Annual Cork & Craft Beer and Wine festival on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from noon to 5 p.m. at Chincoteague Island KOA Resort, 6742 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-3111.   Sip on a varie...
  • Fee Free Day-Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

    Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge | Starts: 6:00 AM | Ends: 8:00 PM

    In observance of National Public Lands Day, the entrance fee is waived. 


  • 48th Annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival

    Tom's Cove Park | Starts: 10:00 AM | Ends: 4:00 PM

    The Chincoteague Oyster Festival is held to promote the seafood industry and mark the arrival of the oyster season. Come and enjoy oysters—raw, steamed, fritters, and single fried; clam fritters, clam chowder, shrimp cocktail, salad b...
  • CCA Holly Day Market & Wildlife Art Gallery

    CCA Building on Church Street | Starts: 9:00 AM | Ends: 3:00 PM

    Holly Day Market & Wildlife Art Gallery, 6309 Church Street.  Enjoy DECOYS and WILDLIFE ART in the Activities Center. PLUS arts, crafts, jewelry, antiques, holiday decor and more, inside and outside the CCA Community Center for the Arts...
  • Holiday Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Downtown Main Street | Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 6:00 PM

    To learn more visit ChincoteagueMerchants.com 


  • 41th Annual Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade

    Main Street | Starts: 7:00 PM

    Visit beautiful Chincoteague Island and celebrate an annual Christmas tradition – the Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade!  The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with an invocation in front of the Chincoteague Island Library followed by...
  • New Years Eve-Pony Island Horseshoe Drop and Costume Promenade

    Downtown Robert Reed Park | Starts: 10:45 PM | Ends: 12:00 AM

    Join us for New Year’s Eve! Held at the Robert Reed Downtown Park.    The Pony Island Horseshoe Drop is an end of year celebration that culminates in a promenade of crazy costumes just before the countdown to the stroke of midnight.&...
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