Beach Concert
August 8, 6 p.m.
North Beach, Md.

Big Bands on the Bay
Sundays, 7-9 p.m.
Ocean View Beach Park, Norfolk.

Concerts in Muskrat Park
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
St. Michaels, Md.

Friday Concert Series
Fridays, 8 p.m.
Smithfield Times Gazebo, Smithfield, Va.

Groovin' By the Bay
Sundays, 6-9 p.m.
Buckroe Beach Park, Hampton, Va.

Groovin' in the Park
August 22, 6-8 p.m.
Deltaville Maritime Museum, Deltaville, Va.

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum Concerts
Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.
Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, Havre de Grace, Md.

Londontown Summer Concert Series
Sundays, 5-7 p.m.
Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater, Md.

Military Band Concert Series
Aug. 11, 18, 25, 6:30-8 p.m.
RIverwalk Landing, Yorktown, Va.

Music at Quiet Waters Park
Saturdays through August 29, 6 p.m.
Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, Md.

Music by the River
Aug. 8, 15, 6-8 p.m.
Belle Isle State Park, Lancaster, Va.

Music Under the Stars
Aug. 15, 7 p.m.
Taber Park, Urbanna, Va.

Thursdays by the Lake
Thursdays, 6-10 p.m.
Mariners' Museum Park, Newport News, Va.

Tides and Tunes Concert Series
Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
Annapolis Maritime Museum

U.S. Navy Band Concert
Aug. 4, 7 p.m.
City Dock, Annapolis, Md.

Waterfront Wine Tasting
Wine and appetizers with a view. Docking available. Conrad's Ruth Villa, Middle River, Md. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 410-335-4468;

Betterton Appreciation Day
Family friendly party with swimming, contests, arts-and-crafts vendors and a parade. Betterton Town Park, Betterton, Md. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., parade at 10:30 a.m. 410-348-5678;

Kids Fishing Tournament
Let the kids take a turn at this fishing tournament. Leesylvania State Park, Leesylvania, Va. 9-11 a.m.

1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Market Days
Saturday mornings on the riverwalk are rife with local goods, live entertainment and artwork. Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, Va. 8 a.m.-noon. 757-890-3500;

1, 16, 29
Thomas Point Lighthouse Tours
Enjoy a boat ride and a tour of the 1875 Thomas Point Lighthouse. Space is limited, book early. Annapolis Maritime Museum. 9 and 11:30 a.m. 415-362-7255;

5, 30
Guided Kayak Tours
Guided kayak tours for beginner and intermediate paddlers. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Grasonville, Md. 410-827-6694;

6, 20
Free Kayaking
Free kayaking along Parish Creek and the West River. Discovery Village, Shady Side, Md. 5 p.m. 410-867-7171;

Annapolis Rotary Crab Feast
A monster crab feast with auctions, a raffle and bake sale. U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis.
5-8 p.m. 410-626-9888;

Havre de Grace Seafood Festival
Full weekend of local seafood, crafts vendors and entertainment. Tydings Memorial Park, Havre de Grace, Md. Fri. 3-8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-
6 p.m. 410-939-1525;

Pirates & Wenches Fantasy Weekend
A weekend of swashbuckling fun including a dinghy poker run, a decorated dinghy contest and race, a buccaneer ball, a beach party, a pub crawl and chantey sings. Rock Hall, Md. Call for specific events and times.

Lighthouse Adventure Cruise
All-day charter trip to visit northern Bay lighthouses. Registration required. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, Md. 7:45 a.m. 410-326-2042;

Cambridge Second Saturday
Gallery events, late shopping hours, special dining deals and live entertainment. Cambridge, Md. 5-9 p.m.

Seafood Feast-I-Val
All-you-can-eat seafood extravaganza plus live music, a car show and crafts vendors. Sailwinds Park, Cambridge, Md. 1-6 p.m. 410-228-1211;

8, 15
Crab and Cruise
An all-you-can-eat crab feast, a three-hour cruise and an after party at the tiki bar. Crisfield, Md.

8-9; 22-23
Log Canoe Races
The Bay's log canoe fleet will race twice in August. Both at the Tred Avon Yacht Club, Oxford, Md. Sat.
10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. 410-226-5629;

Watermen's Appreciation Day
Celebrate the Bay's watermen with a "watermen's rodeo" docking contest, an all-you-can eat crab feast, live music, a silent auction, kids rowing contest and more. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Md. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., docking contest at 11 a.m. 410-745-2916;

Boater Safety Program
Adults and children (12 and up) are welcome to participate in a two-evening program that teaches the basics of operating a vessel in Maryland waterways. Registration required. St. Michaels, Md. 410-745-4941;

Tropical Dance Party
Live music, family fun, food, games and swimming. Point Lookout Marina, Scotland, Md. 3-7 p.m.

Sunset Cruise
Volunteer captains will take seriously ill kids and their families out for a sunset cruise and movie on the water. BaltimoreBoating Center. 717-461-6521;

Cape Charles Cup
Cruisers and racers alike will race from Little Creek in Norfolk to Cape Charles on Saturday, then back on Sunday. While in Cape Charles, there will be plenty of post-race fun with a huge party at the Oyster Farm.

Family Pirate Palooza
It's the Hysterically Correct Pirate Show, where kids can learn to talk, work and sing like a real pirate through song. Watermen's Museum, Yorktown, Va. 6-8 p.m. 757-887-2641;

Tangier Island Homecoming Festival
Island-wide celebration featuring food, music and dancing, helicopter tours of the island and carnival rides. Tangier, Va. 6 p.m.-midnight. 757-891-2438;

Rock the Bay Poker Run
Limited to 100 boats and fills up fast! The weekend also boasts cash prizes, meals and a huge finale party. Headquarters at the Nauti-Goose Saloon, 905-844-8218;

Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival
The name says it all, folks . . . crabs and beer! National Harbor, Md. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5-9 p.m.;

C.R.A.B. Benefit Regatta
Pursuit regatta to benefit Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (C.R.A.B.). Benefit party after open to the public. Race at 11 a.m.; party to follow at the Eastport Yacht Club, 4-8 p.m., Annapolis. 410-626-0273;

Seawall Art Show
Juried art show with the works of nearly 100 artists, plus crafts vendors and live music. Portsmouth, Va., waterfront. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 757-393-8983;

C.R.A.B. Free Sail
Disabled individuals and their families are welcome to sail on the C.R.A.B. fleet for free. Annapolis Yacht Club Annex, Annapolis. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 410-266-5722;

Leukemia Cup Poker Run
Stops along the upper Potomac. The event will start and end at the Old Dominion Boat Club in Alexandria. Register online at