From snow to rain to sunshine, this week has been an unpredictable one as far as the weather is concerned, but the next few days are looking promising with mild temperatures and sunny skies (fingers crossed of course). As we shake the snow off our boots, we are ready to hit the weekend with full force with some fantastic events and local happenings on Delmarva. For the weekend warriors looking to unwind with a few craft beers or a couple glasses of wine, consider attending the Grand Wine Tasting at Liquid Assets or the Love on Tap Festival at Seacrets. Oyster lovers, it’s only fitting that you stop by Brew River in Salisbury for their ‘Oysters are for Lovers’ event…and while you’re in Salisbury, why not enjoy a little 3rd Friday action downtown. Knitters and fiber enthusiasts, the Delmarva Wool and Fiber Expo awaits you in uptown Ocean City. All of that and more:

3rd Friday…Winter Style!

When: Friday, February 19, 5pm-8pm

Where: Downtown Salisbury Plaza

What: It may be a little too chilly yet for 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a winter edition of the monthly celebration to enjoy. This 3rd Friday, Mayor Jake Day and the City of Salisbury will be hosting the “Downtown Master Plan Unveiling” at the Tony Weeg Photography Studio. The plan has been a work in progress between the city, its residents, and the University of Maryland’s School of Architecture. The community-driven master plan will be on display for public viewing and focuses on the future of Downtown Salisbury. The evening will also include art shows at local galleries, live music at the Downtown bars and restaurants, and plenty of dining and shopping deals. For more details, visit www.3rdFridaysby.com.

Oysters are for Lovers!

When: Friday, February 19, 6pm-9pm

Where: Brew River, Salisbury

What: Nothing pairs quite as nicely as oysters and beer, which is why Brew River is combining the two for their Oyster are for Lovers event this Friday from 6pm until 9pm. Admission is FREE and features live entertainment by Dylan Bryan & Troy Grove and $.50 Chincoteague oysters on the half shell paired with Flying Dog’s Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout.

WeHeartSBY Awards Banquet

When: Thursday, February 18, 6pm-8pm

Where: Headquarters Live, Salisbury

What: The WeHeartSBy awards aim to celebrate the individuals, businesses, and organizations whose efforts benefit and improve the City of Salisbury. Nominees were selected (and winners determined) by local voters. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 or for $20 at the door.

Delmarva Wool and Fiber Expo

When: Friday, February 19-Sunday, February 21

Where: Elks Lodge, 138th Street, Ocean City

What: Ocean City welcomes the 3rd Annual Wool & Fiber Expo this weekend, with an array of vendors set to come together at the Elks Lodge on 138th Street to educate and promote the natural fiber industry. Wool, fabric, wood, reed, yarn and other fiber varieties will be sold along with products such as custom knitting kits, clothing, ceramics, and bags. Classes are also available throughout the weekend, including: Dyeing and Color Wheel, All Wool Dryer Balls, Beginning Knitting-Scarf, Knitted Washcloth, Fairy Socks, Knitted Hat, and Crocheted Jewelry. Class pricing is additional, but general admission is $3 for the day and $5 for the weekend. Hours are 11-6 on Friday, 10-6 on Saturday, and 10-3 on Sunday. For more information, visit www.woolandfiber.com.

Shore Craft Beer Fest: Love on Tap

When: Saturday, February 20, 1-4pm

Where: Seacrets, Ocean City

What: ShoreCraftBeer.com and Seacrets are teaming up this Saturday for a celebration of local craft beer and live music. The event, which will be held from 1pm until 4pm this Saturday at Seacrets, is part of the month-long Febrewary celebration of Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month. Sample over 20 different local craft beers while talking with local brewery representatives. Live music will be performed by Whiskeyhickon Boys. Admission is $25 in advance, $35 at the door; what’s more, the first 500 people will receive a commemorative pint glass.

Grand Wine Tasting

When: Saturday, February 20th, 12pm-4pm

Where: Liquid Assets, Ocean City

What: Liquid Assets is gearing up for one of their biggest events of the year, the annual Grand Wine Tasting! It’s the 10th year for the event, which aims to showcase L.A.’s premier wine vendors with stations featuring wines from around the world. Don’t worry beer lovers, they’ve got you covered too with the local beer garden.

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