Welcome to Cape Charles

A charming, bayside gem nestled on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Located on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, Cape Charles continues its amazing transformation, recapturing its 1880s glory days when the railroad gave birth to this post-Victorian beauty. B&Bs, a boutique hotel, and cottage/resort rentals make staying here a pleasure. Unique shops in the downtown area, a full service European day spa, and nearby guided horseback trail rides on a waterfront estate add to the offerings. Dining includes waterfront restaurants, a Viennese-inspired coffee house, Irish pub, old-fashioned soda fountain, and more. The Cape Charles Museum provides a fascinating look back in time to see how Cape Charles was formed. The Art Deco Historic Palace Theatre spotlights local, regional, and national talent. The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek, with its marina, restaurant and event venue, flanks the northern side of town, while Bay Creek Resort & Club on the southern side is home to two nationally ranked golf courses designed by golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Soak up the sun at the town’s mile-long beach or set sail on the Chesapeake Bay.

Come celebrate the 4th of July in Cape Charles

Cape Charles 4th of july parade

Cape Charles Independence Day Celebration Parade down Mason Ave.

Celebrate Independence Day in Cape Charles with a day filled with old fashioned fun,  food and festivities. The day begins with “Trash to Treasures” yard sale starting at 8:30am, and ends after dark with Fireworks along the Bay.  Have little ones who like to fish, enter them for the “Guppie Challenge”!  Parade begins at 10am and makes its way through downtown along Mason Ave and then along Bay Ave.  We have something for everyone, come and test your skills in one of our competitions, Horseshoe, Beach Volley, Corn Hole or Beautiful Baby.  Cap off the night with fireworks over the Chesapeake Bay.   Lots for everyone, so check out the full schedule of events!

 Upcoming Festivals

Harbor for the Arts

August 6 – 17, 2015

It is our pleasure to present the third annual Harbor for the Arts Festival providing free live entertainment in public spaces for all to enjoy. Performances will take place from August 7-16 at vibrant local venues like the beach, the harbor, Central Park, the marina, the library, the historic theatre and the street. You can enjoy the sounds of jazz, funk, soul, afro-fusion and more along with the sights of this beautiful town. For more information, call 757.331.2787


Location: throughout Cape Charles
Clam Slam 2015

July 31, 2015 – August 2, 2015 | event times vary

Boat docking contest, food, music, skiff races, parade and fireworks are all part of Clam Slam 2015. 3-days of fun at the Cape Charles Town Harbor.


Location: Cape Charles Town Harbor


calendar of Events

Movie Night @ the Library

July 1, 2015 - August 19, 2015 | 5:15pm

Wednesdays are Movie Night at the Cape Charles Memorial Library all summer long from July 1 through August 19. Movie starts at 5:15 pm. Children under 7...



The Guppie Challenge

July 4, 2015 | registration starts at 11 am; fishing is 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Registration: Onsite registration starts at 11 am at the Cape Charles Fishing Pier (corner of Mason & Bay Avenues). Open to all kids 15 years and...



Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2015 | events throughout day

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Cape Charles - parade, festival, yard sale, food, games and contests, and FIREWORKS!