Party at the Wharf

- Posted on May 16, 2018 - 03:49 PM

A Party at the Wharf will be held at Williams Wharf Landing from 5-9 p.m. Saturday in conjunction with the Tour de Chesapeake. This event is free and open to the public. Creekside Catering will be on site offering fresh seafood and more. A cash bar will be available and entertainment will be provided by Lynda Smith & the 7th Street Band. A shuttle for cyclists will be offered from THMS to Williams Wharf all evening.

The seventh annual “Art deTour,” which will showcase local artists on Main Street around the Bay School Community Arts Center, will take place all day Saturday. The Bay School will also have a wine tasting and “gallery talks” on Friday night along with highlighting its annual juried Art Show, “Art Speaks on the Bay.” The public is also welcome.

Cyclists are encouraged to ride on Sunday on their own; maps and route signage will remain available until 2 p.m. As well as staying open longer on Sunday to accommodate visitors, the Mathews Visitor Center is offering unique accommodations for the weekend. Home Hosting is a program that offers cyclists rooms in the guest cottages or homes of Mathews residents. More information can be found at visitmathews.com/lodging-in-mathews-va.

“This event isn’t just for cyclists anymore,” Greve said. “There is so much going on that is open to the public and I hope folks will visit our website to see what is available. We hope to make this a fun weekend for the cyclists and their families as well as our locals.”

For information or to register for the Tour, visit www.tourdechesapeake.org.  If you would like to help with the event, call Greve at 804-725-9685.

This year’s tour is presented by Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, as well as Bernadette La Casse of IsaBell K. Horsley Real Estate, Chesapeake Bank, and the Mathews Economic Development Authority. 

“We couldn’t do this event without these wonderful sponsors who believe in providing healthy, affordable activities for the whole family to enjoy,” event director Lynda Smith Greve said.