SPRING BOAT SHOWS

Apr. 15-17 

Bay Bridge Boat Show  
Bay Bridge Marina, Kent Island,
Stevensville, Md. 410-268-8828;
www.usboat.com


Apr. 22-24

Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show
and Cruisers University
Annapolis, Md. 410-268-8828;
www.usboat.com


Apr. 29-May 1

Prince William Marina Boat Show
Woodbridge, Va. 800-216-BOAT;
www.pwmarina.com

 

May 7-8  

Upper Bay Boat Show   
Anchor Marina, North East, Md.
410-287-8280;
www.anchorboat.com


May 7-8      

Deltaville Dealer Days & Boat Show
Townwide, Deltaville, Va.
www.deltavilleva.com


 

SPRING CLEANUP DAYS

Apr. 2

Project Clean Stream 
See website for details and specific 
locations. 9 a.m.-noon. 

410-377-6270 
www.cleanstream.allianceforthebay.org

  

Apr. 9

Blackwater Cleanup Day 
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, 
Cambridge, Md. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

410-901-6124

www.fws.gov/refuge/Blackwater

 

Apr. 9

Tidy Up Tilghman 
Phillips Wharf, Tilghman, Md. 9-11 a.m. 
410-886-9200

www.pwec.org

  

Apr. 16

Potomac River Cleanup

Potomac-wide; see website for details  and  specific locations. 9 a.m.-noon. 

301-292-5665

www. fergusonfoundation.org

  

Apr. 23

Betterton Beach Cleanup 
Betterton Beach, Betterton, Md. 
9 a.m.-noon. 

410-810-5948

www.kentparksandrec.org 





2nd-3rd

Safety-at-Sea Seminar  

Cruising and racing sailors alike can get top-notch instruction on offshore sailing issues. Day includes on-the-water demonstrations and a helicopter rescue. U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. 

Register at 410-269-0741

www.mtam.org

 
2nd-3rd

Fishing Fair  

Indoor and outdoor displays of new and used fishing gear, plus food, drinks and raffle prizes. Solomons Firehouse, Solomons, Md. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 

301-373-3071 

www.mssasmc.com


9th
Whitehouse Cove Open House
Check out a wide selection of boats, paddleboards and kayaks, plus food and live music.
Whitehouse Cove, Poquoson, Va. 1-5 p.m. 
757-508-2602

  

14th

Blessing of the Fleet  

Welcome the boating season with a ceremony to bless the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's fleet of historic vessels and other boats along the Miles River. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 5 p.m. 

410-745-4981

www.cbmm.org

  

15th

Tiki Bar Opening Day  

This raucous party marks the beginning of the boating season at the Tiki Bar in Solomons, Md. 

www.tikibarsolomons.com

  

15th

Blessing of the Fleet  

Ceremony and party following. Cape Charles Harbor, 6 p.m. 

www.esvatourism.org

  

16th

Boatyard Bar & Grill Spring Fishing Tournament    

Kick off rockfish season at this catch-and-release tournament to benefit local charities. After party with prizes and entertainment. Boatyard Bar & Grill, Annapolis. Weigh-in by 4:30 p.m., party 4-8 p.m. 

410-216-6206

www.boatyardbarandgrill.com

  

16th 

Partners in Command  

The Annapolis Sail and Power Squadron teaches new or inexperienced crewmembers how to assist a skipper in the safe operation of a recreational boat, and how to respond to emergencies. Bacon Sails, Annapolis. 9:30 a.m. 

410-263-4880 

www.aspsmd.org

  

16th & 23rd

Lighthouse Volunteer Work Days 
Help with maintenance and upkeep projects on the Drum Point lighthouse (4/16) and Thomas Point lighthouse (4/23). Must be U.S. Lighthouse Society Member. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

www.cheslights.org/2016-preservation-schedule/

 

16th-17th

Privateer Festival 
Get your pirate on! Pirate re-enactors, dockside ship tours and pirate ship cruises, a craft market, food, lots of live entertainment and a live "sea battle" between schooners on the water. Fells Point, Baltimore. Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

410-675-8900
www.fellspointmainstreet.org

  

16th-17th

Boating Class  Safe Boating course for Maryland boating safety certificate, taught by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, call or email for times. 

443-504-3880

safeboating2207@gmail.com

  

21st-24th 

Delmarva Birding Weekend 
Join other birding enthusiasts in this weekend full of boat trips, hikes and paddling treks across the Delmarva peninsula to  view migratory and local shorebirds, waterfowl, songbirds and raptors. 

443-614-0261

www. delmarvabirding.org

  

22nd-23rd

Working Watermen's Weekend 
The museum's official season opener starts Friday night with the Shrimp & Barbecue gala and dance. Saturday enjoy creek rides, classic workboat exhibits, a car show, the Deltaville Farmer's Market (9 a.m.-2 p.m.) and the first Groovin' in the Park concert (5-8 p.m.). Deltaville Maritime Museum, Deltaville, Va. 

804-776-7200 

www.deltavillemuseum.com

  

22nd-24th  

Ward World Wildfowl Carving Championship    

This annual carving competition and exhibition features wildfowl carvings, artwork, demonstrations, classes, lectures, auctions, children's activities and more. Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, Md. Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 9 am.-5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

410-742-4988

www.wardmuseum.org

  

22nd-24th  

Winefest at St. Michaels    

Great food and wine, cooking demonstrations, seminars and entertainment. St. Michaels, Md. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 443-205-2185

www.winefestatstmichaels.com

  

23rd

Oxford Day  

Crab races, boat rides, a dog show, a parade, demonstrations at the Cooperative Oxford Lab, children's activities, raffles, lots of food and live music mark this annual small town celebration. Oxford, Md. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., parade at 11 a.m. 

www.oxfordday.org

  

23rd-30th

Virginia's Historic Garden Week  

Discover some of Virginia's most beautiful homes, gardens and historic landmarks along the James, Rappahannock and Potomac rivers and on the Eastern Shore. Call for times and locations.

804-644-7776

www.vagardenweek.org

 

27th

Wednesday Night Racing Cruise  

Hop aboard the Schooner Woodwind to watch the first Wednesday night races in Annapolis. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

410-263-7837
www.schoonerwoodwind.com

  

April 27th-May1st

Bodacious Boardwalk Bazaar  

Over 200 vendors, artists, crafters and artisans, plus food trucks and live music. Fort Monroe, Hampton, Va. Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

www.bodaciousbazaar.com

  

30th

Low Country Shrimp Boil  Cape Charles Historical Society's annual shrimp boil also has live music and an auction. Email for tickets. Cape Charles Museum, Cape Charles, Va. 5-9 p.m.

757-331-1008

ccmuseum@hughes.net

  

April 30th-May1st

Pirates Invade Yorktown   
Visit a pirate encampment, watch cannon firing demonstrations and sing with pirates during this weekend
of pirate-themed fun. Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, Va. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

757-890-3500

www.visityorktown.org