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August 2018 Events in Salisbury, Ocean City, and Elsewhere on Delmarva

August 2018 Events in Salisbury, Ocean City, and Elsewhere on Delmarva


The Wicomico County Fair

and a Visit from a Viking Ship Highlight August’s Events

Every Day Through Aug. 25 / Summer Circus at Jolly Roger Amusement Park, 30th St. and Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Performances daily at 5:00 and 9:30 p.m.  Enjoy acrobats, jugglers, and other circus acts.
Every Night Through Sept. 2 / Ocean City’s 100 Nights of Lights, North Division St. & the Boardwalk. The nightly light display will brighten the sky from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Every 20 minutes, the lights will change to create a new effect. Free.
Mondays and Tuesdays thru Sept. 3 / Fireworks at the Beach near N. Division St., Ocean City. Show begins at approximately 10:30 p.m. Free.
This August at the Freeman Stage, 31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville, Del. This month’s entertainers and shows include Classic Albums Live: Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers, Aug. 4; An Evening with the Piano Guys, Aug. 6; O.A.R.—“Just Like Paradise” Tour, Aug. 9; Cheap Trick, Aug. 10; Silly Joe Sings, Aug. 11; An Evening with Vince Gill, Aug. 11; SOJA, Aug. 19; First State Ballet Theater, Aug. 23; Footloose (the Broadway play based on the movie) presented by Clear Space Theater Co., Aug. 24; Big Barn Puppets Present “Farmer Stu Goes Green,” Aug. 25; Michael Bolton, Aug. 31; and many others. For a complete list of performers, visit
Aug. 6 – 10 (Mon. – Fri.) / White Marlin Open, Ocean City’s Harbour Island Marina, 14th St. and the bay. World’s largest billfish tournament. More than 300 boats will vie for $2 million in prize money. Spectators can watch weigh-ins free of charge from 4 – 9 p.m. at the marina. For more info., visit
Aug. 10 (Fri.) / WWE SummerSlam Heatwave Tour at the Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury. Roman Reigns vs. Dolph Ziggler; Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens; plus Finn Balor, Constable Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley, tag team champs Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt, Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, and Ember Moon. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 – $100.
Aug. 10 – 12 (Fri. – Sun.) / “Art in Nature” Photo Contest and Festival, Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury. Free admission to most galleries. For info. on how to submit photos to the competition, visit
Aug. 11 (Sat.) / Barn Dance at Furnace Town, 3816 Old Furnace Road, Snow Hill, MD. Square dancing in a historical setting. Bring the entire family. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Tickets: Adults, $7; seniors, military, AAA, $6; children under 16, $4. Additional fees of approx. $1.30 apply.
Aug. 13 (Mon.) / U.S. Air Force Jazz Band at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center, 4001 Coastal Highway. 7 p.m. Event is free, but patrons must have tickets to enter (limit four). Obtain tickets in advance at the box office.
Aug. 17 (Fri.) / Salisbury’s Third-Friday Celebration on the Plaza. Vendors, food, and live music. This month’s theme is “Wheels.” Free. 5 – 8 p.m.
Aug. 17 – 19 (Fri.- Sun.) / Wicomico County Fair at Winterplace Park, Salisbury. Games, animals, Maryland High School Rodeo, tractor pulls, car and truck shows, home arts, auctions, music, local vendors, rides, and competitions. Times: Fri., 2 – 9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission is free. For more info., including daily schedule of events, visit
Aug. 18 (Sat.) / Comedian Tim Hawkins with Jonnie W. the Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury. 7 p.m. Tickets: $24.50 – $75.00.
Aug. 22 – 29 (Sat.) / Viking Ship Draken Visits Ocean City at Third St. and Chicago Ave. on the bay. Tour the ship from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, subject to weather. Tickets: Adults, $12; children, $6. Ship arrives on Aug. 22 at 5 p.m., and departs at 9 a.m. on Aug. 29th.

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