D.C.-area nightlife, events and dining

Beach events in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia: Music, movies, festivals, art

John Mayer performs July 18 at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater.
John Mayer performs July 18 at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater. (Hannah Johnston/getty Images)

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Friday, May 21, 2010

May

MEMORIAL DAY ST*ARTS AND STRIPES EVENT May 29 from noon to 3 p.m. The Zany Umbrella Circus performs to celebrate the beginning of summer. Freeman Stage, 31570 Lakeview Dr., Selbyville, Del. 302-436-3015 or http://www.freemanstage.org. Free.

SPRING ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW May 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and May 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors of homemade art and sundries. Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City. 410-213-0735 or http://ococean.com. Free.

PUNGO STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL May 29-30 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. A pie-eating contest, a parade and a carnival. 1776 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. 757-721-6001 or http://www.pungostrawberryfestival.info. Parking is $5; admission, free.

THE BLESSING OF THE FLEET May 30 at 4 p.m. Ministers bless boats at the beginning of fishing season; a parade follows. Robert Reed Waterfront Park, Main and Mumford streets, Chincoteague, Va. 757-336-6861 or http://www.chincoteaguechamber.com. Free.

OCEAN CITY RESTAURANT WEEK May 30-June 6. Restaurants all over the city offer two- and three-course prix-fixe meals. Ocean City. 800-626-2326, Ext. 2, or http://www.oceancityrestaurantweek.com. $20 or $30.

June

SEASIDE CRAFT SHOW June 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A juried crafts show. The Boardwalk, Bethany Beach, Del. http://www.townofbethanybeach.com. Free.

OC CAR AND TRUCK SHOW June 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City 302-436-0183 or http://www.occarshow.com. $20, $10 children younger than 12 and seniors, children younger than 7 are free.

OC AIR SHOW June 5 and 6 from noon to 4 p.m. Airplanes demonstrate their aerobatic abilities. Boardwalk, Ocean City. 800-626-2326 or http://ocairshow.com. Free.

TASTE OF COASTAL DELAWARE June 6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. A competition among Bethany Beach's fine dining establishments. Marketplace at Sea Colony, Coastal Highway at West Way, Bethany Beach. 302-539-2100 or http://www.bethany-fenwick.org. $30 before May 31, $35 after.

REHOBOTH BEACH RESTAURANT WEEK June 6-12. Restaurants throughout town offer gourmet prix-fixe dinners. Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Del. 302-227-2772 or http://www.downtownrehoboth.com. $20-$30.

HARDEE'S LATIN FEST June 11 from 5:15 p.m. to 11 p.m. and June 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Latin music, food and dance. 24th Street and the beach, Virginia Beach. 757-425-3111 or http://www.beachstreetusa.com. Free.

CAROUSEL RESORT NIGHTLY ICE SHOWS June 14-Aug. 31 daily at 6:30 p.m. The "Next Ice Age" performs nightly with ice dancing by five professional skaters who combine athleticism and elegance in a beautifully choreographed routine set to music. Show is approximately 35 minutes long. 118th Street and the beach. Ocean City. 800-641-0011. http://www.carouselhotel.com. Free.


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