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September 2018 Events in Salisbury, Ocean City, Berlin, and Elsewhere on Delmarva Salisbury Hosts the National Folk Festival

September 2018 Events in Salisbury, Ocean City, Berlin, and Elsewhere on Delmarva


Salisbury Hosts the National Folk Festival

Sept. 1 – 3 (Sat. – Mon.) / Last call for Ocean City’s100 Nights of Lights,” North Division St. & the Boardwalk. Lasers, lights, and music, with lighting effects changing every 20 minutes. Free. 9 – 11 p.m.
Sept. 1 – 3 (Sat. – Mon.) / Skipjack Races and Festival at Deal Island Harbor. Events begin with an outdoor concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday featuring Island Boys, The Sons of Thunder, and Reunion Quartet. Free with “love offerings” accepted. Sunday’s events include a church service at 9:30 a.m., a car show, a parade at 1 p.m., and live music (Rock Creek Band at 3 p.m. and Front Page News at 7 p.m.) Admission: free until 5 p.m.; $5 after 5 p.m. Monday’s skipjack race begins 9:30 a.m. (Admission: $10) Following the race, watch the Chesapeake Cowboys’ boat-docking contest at 2 p.m. and hear music from the High Chaparral Band from 3 to 5 p.m. Bring lawn chairs to concerts. Complete schedule of events at
Sept. 7 – 9  (Fri. – Sun.) / National Folk Festival, downtown Salisbury. Musicians, singers, and dancers will appear on multiple stages. Plus, a special family area will feature interactive games and other entertainment for young children. Parking and admission to all events is free. For parking info., visit For event info., visit
Sept. 8 (Sat.) / Andy Irons: Kissed by God, a documentary film about one of the world’s great surfers. Presented at the Freeman Stage, 31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville, Del. 7:30 p.m. Free admission, but bring your own chair. Note: “This is not a film about surfing, but about a person who lived life to its fullest at the top of his industry, but did so facing insurmountable internal challenges.” The film contains strong language and deals, in part, with Mr. Irons’ addiction to opioids. Admission is free, but register your intention to attend at
Sept. 8 (Sat.) / Md. State Surfing Championships, 35th St., Ocean City. 8:00 a.m.- 5 p.m. Entry registration closes on Sept. 6. (See competitive divisions at For other info., contact Jeff Phillips at 410-430-9149 or visit
Sept. 13 – 15 (Thurs. – Sat.) / Kids’ Consignment Sale at the Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury. This event provides a safe, clean, organized marketplace for local families to sell and purchase high-quality, new or gently used children’s items. Savvy parents have been selling and shopping with Coastal Kids for 10 years. Free admission. Times: Thursday, 5 – 8 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Event details: Families interested in selling should visit
Sept. 13 – 16 (Thurs. – Sun.) / Ocean City Bikefest. Concerts, stunt shows, bike builders, vendors, food, and beverages at the Boardwalk, the O.C. Convention Center, and the Inlet. Admission: $45 per day; $75 for weekend event pass. Visit for details and for locations of specific events.
Sept. 16 (Sun.) / The Gypsy Kings at the Freeman Stage, 31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville, Del. Tickets: $55 – $85. (This performance will offer limited premium assigned-seating tickets and general-admission tickets.) If you choose general admission, please bring your own chair. Children age 12 & under may enter this section free of charge.
Sept. 21 (Fri.) / Salisbury’s Third-Friday Celebration on the Plaza. Vendors, food, and live music. This month’s theme is “Time Warp.” Free. 5 – 8 p.m. This month’s event also celebrates the signing of the U.S. Constitution.
Sept. 20 -22 (Thurs. – Sat.) / Riverside Carnival at St. Francis de Sales Church, 535 Riverside Dr., Salisbury. Rides, food, live music, and a 50/50 raffle. Admission is free. 5 – 10 p.m. Wristband for unlimited rides: $14.75 until Sept. 14 at 5 p.m.; after carnival begins, $20. For more info., or to purchase tickets on line, visit
Sept. 20 -23 (Thurs. – Sun.) / Ocean City Sunfest at the Inlet. Arts and crafts vendors, food, kids’ activities and musical headliners, including Forever Tina, “The World’s Number-1 Tina Turner Review” (Thursday, 8 p.m., $10) and The Cadillac Three (Friday at 8 p.m., $25 – $35) For a complete list of performers, visit Admission to Sunfest is free, and most concert performances are free.
Sept. 21 – 23 (Fri. – Sun.) / Berlin Fiddlers’ Convention, Berlin, Md. Music fills the air with music competitions. Plus, food and craft vendors and a beer garden. Free admission and parking.Times: Fri., 7 – 10 p.m.; Sat., 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun., noon – 3 p.m.
Sept. 22 (Sat.) / Comedy Hypnotist Marshal Manlove (dinner show) at the Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury. Get ready to laugh as Marshal reveals the amazing powers of he human mind. (See videos from Manlove’s shows at Show includes dinner, served from 5 – 6:45 p.m.. Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets: $40.00. Purchase by Thurs., Sept. 20, at 4 p.m.
Sept. 28 & 29 (Fri. & Sat.) / “Wine on the Beach” Festival (Winefest), Ocean City Inlet.

Featuring many examples of east coast wine and micro-brewed beer; Delmarva cuisine; quality arts and crafts; and live music. Times: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tickets for one-day admission: $33.70 if purchased on line; $35 at the event.

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