To help offset the cost of supplies needed each year for the Northampton County School classrooms, the Virginia is for Learners campaign has been launched in conjunction with Cape Charles “Summer of LOVE” and will run through August 24.

Here’s how you can help! Purchase some of the supplies that teachers need and deposit them in one of the special Virginia is for Learners boxes located around town at Rayfield’s Pharmacy, Cape Charles Memorial Library, Brown Dog Ice Cream and Cape Charles Candy Store.

The Northampton County Education Foundation is also accepting monetary donations. Visit their website at  Click on “Donate” at the top of the page. Complete “Donor Information” and in the “Direct My Donation to:” section, select “Virginia is for Learners.”

Thank you for supporting Northampton County Public Schools!


AUGUST 16-18 LOVE & Art on Virginia’s Cape. Please join us for a Summer of LOVE art-filled weekend with special events showcased below.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Paint your LOVE. An instructor-led, adults and teens “sip and dip” painting workshop where all the participants will paint the LOVE sign landmark located at the end of Mason Ave. Cost includes all painting materials and adult and child refreshments. Registration required at The Northampton Hotel, 1 Mason Ave.
Sponsored by Cape Charles Main Street

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 – SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 LOVE is in the Air. A multi-day open air painting event culminating in a gallery and cocktail reception where participants will show their work and mingle with the community. Artists can register at This juried show with prize money will celebrate the natural beauty and diversity of Cape Charles Virginia’s Cape. Reception August 17, 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Hotel Cape Charles, all welcome.                          Sponsored by Cape Charles Main St.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 1 PM-6 PM For the LOVE of Art: ARTRocks the Inns. The porches of the inns of Cape Charles will be rocking with the talent of regional artists. The Cape Charles Bed and Breakfast Association annual ART Rocks the Inns event, a summer favorite, will be have more featured artists than ever! This art walk and house tour takes you through the inns with local artists showcasing their works on the porches. Enjoy works done in a variety of media – ­paint, sculpture, glass, jewelry, photography, food and others. BONUS -participants will be able to tour these beautifully restored historic homes.                                       Sponsored by the Cape Charles Bed and Breakfast Association

AUGUST 24, 6 PM -10 PM Show Your 80’s LOVE at the 5th Annual Bash by the Bay. The Cape Charles Summer of LOVE celebration culminates with an outdoor waterfront concert featuring the Deloreans 80’s band with food, drinks, and 80’s music LOVE! We encourage dressing up in your favorite 80’s gear! Participants who dress for the occasion will take home a Summer of Love signature treat! Ticketed event. The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek, 500 Marina Village Rd.


JULY 7 -AUG. 21 For the LOVE of Water. Soak up 50 years of LOVE at the Alyssa House Bed & Breakfast and when you tire of the beach, lounge by the pool or sit in the Jacuzzi with a glass of wine. Stay 3 nights and get $50.00 off the third night. (Holiday weekends excluded. Valid on new reservations). Alyssa House Bed and Breakfast, 530 Randolph Ave.

JULY 7 – AUG. 21 LOVE Your Stay in Cape Charles. Enjoy a summer getaway in Cape Charles with 10% off a 2-night mid-week stay at The Fig Street Inn. Valid with check-in Sunday through Wednesday. (Valid on new reservations.) Fig Street Inn, 711 Tazewell Ave.

JULY 9 -AUG. 22 Foodies LOVE our Breakfast! Savor our award-winning sweet potato ham biscuits and a cuppa’ Bay Haven Inn signature Eastern Shore Coastal Roasting coffee as you take in the charm of Cape Charles from our relaxing porch. Enjoy $50 off your 3-day Sunday-Wednesday escape. (Valid on new reservations.) Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles, 403 Tazewell Ave.

JULY 7 -AUG. 22 Cheers to 50 years of LOVE! $50.00 off a third night Sunday through Wednesday. Cheers to 50 years of LOVE at Cape Charles House Bed and Breakfast in beautiful Cape Charles! Wine down with us on the gracious wrap-around front porch around 5 PM. (Valid on new reservations.) Cape Charles House Bed and Breakfast, 645 Tazewell Ave.

JULY 7 -AUG. 24 Bay Creek LOVE Vacation. Receive a 10% discount on your vacation rental booked between July 7 and August 24. (Valid on new reservations.) Bay Creek Vacation Rentals, 3335 Stone Rd.

JULY 7 -AUGUST 22 You’ll LOVE our view. Enjoy our panoramic water view and receive a $50 discount when you book a 3 night stay Sunday­Wednesday. (Valid on new reservations.) The Northampton Hotel, 1 Mason Ave.


JULY 6 – 13 Take Your LOVE Home in Glass. In recognition of the Cape Charles “Summer of Love,” Bay View Engraving is creating a special engraved bottle to commemorate the event. Choose from a limited edition, custom engraved beer or wine bottle offered, just for you, at a discount price. BayView Engraving & Art Glass Studio,309 Mason Ave.

SATURDAYS, JULY 6 – AUG. 24 Show your LOVE Saturdays. Share a selfie in front of the love sign on our Facebook page @MAFXCC and receive 10% off your purchase. Mason Avenue Furniture Exchange, 211 Mason Ave.

JULY 6 – AUG. 24 50 Views of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Celebrate 50 Years of Love with 50 extraordinary views of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Special offerings daily. At Altitude Gallery, 245 Mason Ave.

JULY 6 -AUG. 24 For the LOVE of Fishin’. This summer we join Virginia is for Lovers in celebrating 50 years! Bailey’s Bait & Tackle will celebrate 50 years of being in business on June 22nd! We plan to celebrate all summer long, so stop in and take a trip down memory lane with us as we party like its 1969! Wish us a Happy 50th Anniversary and receive a commemorative bumper sticker. Bailey’s Bait & Tackle, 327 Mason Ave.

JULY 6 – AUG. 24 Take Home a Heart to Remember. We are offering a wide selection of fine sterling silver love/heart jewelry and other love/heart items. Stop by to select a special Love item as a lasting memory of the ‘Summer of LOVE!’ Buoy 56, 228 Mason Ave.

JULY 6 -AUG. 24 LOVE Comes In Pairs. Drizzles would love to help you pair a specialty oil & vinegar to create the perfect compliment for a delicious salad or entree. Stop in for a free tasting and love what you discover! Your taste buds will love it too! Drizzles, 16 Strawberry St.
JULY 6 -AUG. 24 Celebrate Virginia is for lovers with FLAIR. Free Gift with Purchase. Flair, 219 Mason Ave.

JULY6 -AUG. 24 LOVE is in the Air Bridal Sale. LOVE is in the air at Moonrise Jewelry! Enjoy $50 off any Bridal or Anniversary purchase of $200 or more, including custom-designed rings and wedding jewelry by Madison Jewelers & our bridal party accessories, handcrafted in Cape Charles. Moonrise Jewelry, 245 Mason Ave.

JULY 6 -AUG. 24 Cape Charles is for Book Lovers! We have shown our love for our original Pure Oil Gas Station by converting it into Peach Street Books, stop in and check it out during the Summer of LOVE and receive 10% off any book in stock with “Love” in the title. Peach Street Books, 401 Mason Ave.

JULY 6 -AUG. 24 Open Studio Days. Let your love light shine with jewelry by local artist Liz Watson. When the flag is out, the studio is open! Register for weekly notifications at and follow us (@letyoursoulshineon. Receive a free “Love Light” Bracelet with every purchase of$50 or more. Soul Shine Jewelry, 712A Randolph Ave.

JULY 6 -AUG. 24 Spread the LOVE. Show your hearts to local not for profit, Fear 2 Freedom, who assist sexual abuse victims locally by purchasing sticker “heart” products for a 10% discount and a further 10% going to F2F. Watch for our culminating event with music & local artist heart painting auction at (a)VOIAJER for weekly details. LOVE IS ALL WE NEED. Voiajer, 234 Mason Ave.

JULY 9 – AUG. 21 Summer Lovin’ Wednesdays at Periwinkles! Love themed contests, promotions, giveaways and more every Wednesday between July 9-August 21st! Get in the groove by following (@periwinklesva and (@periwinklescapecharles for weekly details! Periwinkles Boutique, 215 Mason Ave.

JULY 12 & AUG. 17, 2 PM – 6 PM Show LOCAL Art Some Love. Come join in the love and meet the creators of our local artisan items! Enter to win a raffle prize from one of our local artists. Seagrass Floral & Apothecary, 235 Mason Ave.

JULY 18 – AUG. 18 Painting of CAPE CHARLES LOVEBIRDS. Visit the Ellen Moore Gallery to get your raffle tickets for the Lovebird painting benefiting the Northampton Schools student school supplies. Tickets are $1.00 or 6 for $5.00 and winner need not be present to win. Ellen Moore Gallery, 233 Mason Ave.

JULY 19 – 11 AM – 4 PM Lots of LOVE at Love Letters. Please join us for #selfieswithscout, merchandise sales, and festive giveaways!
Love Letters, 213 Mason Ave.

JULY 22 – JULY 28 Who Doesn’t LOVE Cake? What’s a birthday without cake? Stop by to enjoy a slice of Bourbon Birthday Cake in honor of our 50th Year of love!!!! Table & Tonic, 233 Mason Ave.

AUGUST 3, 10 & 17 Feel the LOVE (@destination23310. Enjoy 15% off all 23310 Tee Shirts and Sweatshirts. Destination 23310, 307 Mason Ave.

AUGUST 6, 5 PM – 8 PM We LOVE “Cape Chuck” Happy Hour. Help us celebrate our love for Cape Charles with an evening happy hour with special promotions and tasty beverages. Come see how we live “life on the half shell”. Chuckletown Productions, 237 Mason Ave.

AUGUST 9 – 11 What Goes Better Together than LOVE & Chocolate? If you love the Cape Charles LOVE sign, you will really love it wrapped around a dark chocolate candy bar! And, for one weekend only, we are offering this candy bar at a sale price. Please stop by to get your love on with this delicious chocolate bar! Cape Charles Candy Company, 300 Mason Ave, Unit E


TUESDAYS, 6:30 – 7:30 PM, JULY 9 – AUG. 20 LOVE Your Body & Soul. Show your body and soul some LOVE and join us on Cape Charles Beach -Madison Avenue entrance for Slow Flow Yoga & Meditation – No experience necessary. Community Donation Accepted. Bay Life Yoga

JULY 6 -AUG. 24 Show your body some LOVE. Virginia is for Lovers may be turning 50 but there is no reason to feel old! A spa treatment is the perfect way to revive your body and soul. Come in and treat yourself. Mention LOVE and receive a $10 discount on your pedicure/manicure combination. Breezes Wellness Spa & Boutique, 7 Strawberry St.

JULY 12 & 26 + AUG. 9 & 23, 8:00 PM FREE Movies at The Historic Palace Theatre. (See detailed information, this brochure.) 305 Mason Ave.


JULY 6-AUG. 24 Young House Love Shares Their LOVE for Cape Charles. When it comes to fun local activities and delicious eats, Sherry & John Petersik of the blog Young House Love have you covered! For a list of the family friendly things to do (and eat!) that they absolutely LOVE, go to:

JULY 6-AUG. 24 Virginia is for Learners. Who better to LOVE than our student learners? Help them have a successful start to the school year by making a donation to our “back to school” drive. Drop off sites, priority needs and opportunity for a monetary donation provided online: Cape Charles Main St.

JULY 6 -AUG. 24 All You Need is LOVE and a Good Book. Celebrate the LOVE of Literature over the years. As a special treat, we will also celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, we’ll have free and fun activities for all ages on August 8 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Cape Charles Memorial Library, 201 Mason Ave.

JULY 6- AUG. 24 Nurture your LOVE of Local History. All ages love train cars! Visit the Cape Charles Museum to experience historic train cars that once supported the livelihood of our town. Also, see an operational diesel generator engine and enlightening historical displays. Pick up local tourist information. Cape Charles Museum, 814 Randolph Ave.

JULY 9-AUG. 22, 12 PM – 4 PM LOVE Where You LIVE. Our LOVE for Cape Charles is heartfelt, so this summer we will be sharing what we LOVE about Cape Charles. Stop in for your free catalog & coffee mug commemorating our amazing LOVE sign (while supplies last). There is no doubt that you too will fall in LOVE with our great town …. but beware, many come as visitors and leave as residents because we LOVE where we LIVE. Blue Heron Realty Co., 113 Mason Ave.


JULY 6 -AUG. 24 Virginia is for Buskey Cider Lovers Raffle. Snap a picture of yourself at the Cape Charles LOVE sign and present it to the cashier at time of purchase for your chance to win a Buskey Cider gift card and other prizes! Buskey Cider on the Bay, 109 Mason Ave.

JULY 6 -AUG. 24 Summer of LOVE Special. A half dozen local oysters on the half shell and 2 glasses of champagne for $20. The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek, 500 Marina Village Rd.

AUGUST 10-24 The Spirit of Love. Come toast Virgina is for Lovers 50th birthday with the CCD Signature “Memory Lane” cocktail. Join us to feel the spirit of the celebration. Cape Charles Distillery, 12 Strawberry St.

JULY 6 -AUG. 24 For the LOVE of Ice Cream. There is always room for ice cream! Help Virginia is for Lovers celebrate its 50th birthday with our handcrafted ice cream made in small batches for those dog days on the bay. Cape Charles Summer of LOVE merchandise available. Brown Dog Ice Cream, 203 Mason Ave.

JULY 6 -AUG. 24 Melting Hearts. We have added passion fruit to our long list of flavors this season, and we created a special flavor combo that we think you’ll LOVE! Come try a “Melting Heart”, and discover why Virginia is for shave ice lovers too! Peach Beach Shave Ice Shack, 15 Peach Street

JULY 6 -AUG. 24 Caught in Shanty LOVE. We will be showing our Shanty LOVE all summer so be sure to stop in to check out our “Selfie LOVE Wall”. Grab a beverage, strike a pose, snap a selfie, post and tag #caughtinshantylove The Shanty, 33 Marina Rd.

JULY 6- AUG 24 Summer of Love Items to LOVE. Surprise your little ones with a kid’s meal served on a free “Summer of Love frisbee.  Treat yourself to a “Summer of Love” cozy for only $1 during the “Summer of Love” event.  And always enjoy our delicious menu, tasty drinks, great customer service, and friendly patrons!  Kelly’s Gingernut Pub, 113 Mason Ave

THURSDAYS-SUNDAYS, JULY 7-AUG. 24 You will LOVE our View. On the front porch of the historic The Northampton Hotel, enjoy delicious food and beverages with a spectacular view of the harbor, Chesapeake Bay and Cape Charles’ very own LOVE sign not to mention a spectacular sunset! Snap a selfie with the LOVE sign as your backdrop and post/tag #sharewhatyoulove and receive 10% off of one item in our gift shop. The Northampton Hotel Cafe, 1 Mason Ave.

TUESDAYS, JULY 9 – AUG. 20 Wine Lover Tuesdays. Roses are red, violets are blue, a wine bottle costs less, with dinner for two! Stop by Ambro­gia Caffe & Enoteca every Tuesday between 12-Spm to enjoy this offer. Ambrogia Gaffe & Enoteca, 321 Mason Ave.

TUESDAYS, 3-6 PM, JULY 9 – AUG. 20 LOVE Our Locally Grown & Created! Love our fresh local produce, honey, seafood, pastured meats, chef-prepared meals, handcrafted artisan products and more! Visit us on the grounds of the Cape Charles Museum and be sure to stop by the Information Table to pick up your free ‘Summer of Love’ wristband! Cape Charles Farmers Market, 814 Randolph Ave.

WEDNESDAYS, JULY 11 – AUG. 22 For the LOVE of Pie. Get into the vibe at Deadrise Pies every Wednesday this summer! You will LOVE our weekly special: Specialty LOVE pie and a bottle of Rose for $29.99 #valovepie Deadrise Pies, 425 Mason Ave.

THURSDAYS, 5 – 6:30 PM, JULY 11 -AUG. 22 You’ll LOVE our Veggies! Stop by the New Roots Youth Garden Farm Stand on Thursdays for delicious veggies and a garden tour with one of our youth gardeners. We know you will LOVE our garden! New Roots Youth Garden, 50 Fig St.

Thursdays, 8:00 – 10:30 AM, JULY 11 – AUG 22  Lovin’ Doesn’t Waffle on the Waffles! Visit our 1950’s vintage soda fountain every Thursday morning during the “Summer of Love” and, at 50% off, dive into our delicious waffles with all the toppings.  Be sure not to waffle on the waffles!  Rayfields Pharmacy, 2 Fig Street

JULY 19, 10 AM – 2 PM For the LOVE of LemonAid. Put the squeeze on childhood cancer during the 4th annual Cape Charles LemondAid stand. In memory of Tate Annon, the Hubbard family (and friends) will be set up near the LOVE sign selling tasty, ice-cold lemonade. 100% of the proceeds go directly to families of children undergoing cancer treatment at CHKD. Come on out and support us!

JULY 23 – 28, 8 AM – 3 PM Love the Sweet Taste of Virginia. A special Virginia cookie treat is in store for the Summer of Love. Filled with fresh strawberry jam from the Eastern Shore and baked daily here in Cape Charles, this cookie is sure to be a hit! Coastal Baking Co., 555 Mason Ave.

JULY 6 -AUG. 24 Groove on the LOVE Lager. Cape Charles Brewery will offer a limited edition of their “Summer of Love Lager,” available as a 4 pack. Check out the groovy label and be sure to buy an extra one as a collector’s item! Cape Charles Brewing Company, 2198 Stone Rd.

JULY 6 -AUG. 24 Savor the LOVE of Food. This summer enjoy a fabulous meal and a stunning 19th hole view at the Coach House Tavern restaurant in scenic Bay Creek. Make sure you save room to enjoy our Summer of Love dessert! The Coach House Tavern, 1 Clubhouse Way

JULY 6 -AUG. 24 Taste the LOVE at The Bakery on Mason. Follow your nose to the smells and delicious tastes at the Bakery on Mason. There is no doubt you will fall in LOVE with all of these goodies. Stay tuned for Summer of Love specials! The Bakery on Mason, 236 Mason Ave.