For the last 97 years the historic Pony Swim has taken place the last Wednesday of every July.
Tuesday morning provides viewers the opportunity to see ponies move to the holding corral up Assateague up the beach before Wednesday's swim. Visitors can also attend the Volunteer Fireman's Carnival throughout the week and the Foal Auction on Thursday. Friday provides a second opportunity to see the ponies swim back to their home on Assateague.
Reservations to view the event from Randy’s boat can be made up to one (1) year in advance for this unique opportunity. The Swim takes place rain or shine; boat seating is limited.
Sadly, the Pony Swim for the past two years, 2020 and 2021 were cancelled due to the Coronavirus.
Wallops Island Rocket Launches
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility
is the host to periodic rocket and weather satellite launches which can be seen
from the waters of Chincoteague Channel.