SUMMER CONCERTS

 

Beach Concert

August 12, 6 p.m. North Beach, Md.

www.ci.north-beach.md.us

  

Big Bands on the Bay

Sundays, 7-9 p.m. Ocean View Beach Park, Norfolk.

www.festevents.org

  

Concerts in Muskrat Park

Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. St. Michaels, Md.

  

Friday Concert Series

Fridays, 8 p.m. Smithfield Times Gazebo, Smithfield, Va.

757-357-3288

www.visitsmithfieldisleofwight.com

  

Groovin' By the Bay

Sundays, 6-9 p.m. Buckroe Beach Park, Hampton, Va.

757-727-8311

www.hampton.gov/parks

  

Groovin' in the Park

August 27, 6-8 p.m. Deltaville Maritime Museum

804-776-7200

www.deltavillemuseum.com

  

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum Concerts

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

410-939-4800

www.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

  

Londontown Summer Concert Series

Sundays, 5-7 p.m. Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater, Md.

410-222-1919

www.historiclondontown.com

  

Military Band Concert Series

Tuesdays through August 23,  6:30-8 p.m. RIverwalk Landing, Yorktown, Va.

www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism

  

Music at Quiet Waters Park

Saturdays through Sept. 4, 6 p.m. Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis.

410-222-1777

www.friendsofquietwaterspark.org

  

Music by the River

August 13, 20, 6-8 p.m. Belle Isle State Park, Lancaster, Va.

804-462-5030

www.dcr.virginia.gov

  

Music Under the Stars

August 20, 7 p.m. Taber Park, Urbanna, Va.

804-758-2613

www.urbanna.com

  

Thursdays by the Lake

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

757-596-2222 

www.mariner.org

   

Tides and Tunes Concert Series

Thursdays through August 18, 7-8:30 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum

410-295-0104

www.amaritime.org

   

U.S. Navy Band Concerts

Tuesdays through August 9, 7 p.m. City Dock, Annapolis. 

www.usna.edu/USNABand/events.php

   

Yorktown Jamboree

Fridays 6-8 p.m. 

Watermen's Museum, Yorktown, Va. 757-887-2641;

www.watermens.org


LOG CANOE RACES

  

13th-14th 

Tred Avon Yacht Club, Oxford, Md.

  

27th-28th 

Tred Avon Yacht Club, Oxford, Md.

Sat. races at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Sun. races start at 10:30 a.m. 

410-639-2182

www.facebook.com/groups/logcanoesailors/  

 

 

3rd, 10th, 28th  

Guided Kayak Tours   
Acquaint yourself with local wildlife during guided kayak tours for beginner and intermediate paddlers.

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Grasonville, Md. 5:30-8 p.m. (1 p.m. Aug. 28)

410-827-6694 

www.bayrestoration.org

  

3rd-14th

Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Reunion    

Buyboats from around the Bay will convene in Tangier Island then tour the Bay, stopping in Cape Charles (Aug. 4-7),  Solomons (Aug. 9-10) and ending at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels August 11 to 14, where  visitors can tour the boats and learn about their history .  
www.oysterbuyboats.com/CBBAreuncruise2016.html

  

4th, 18th   

Free Kayaking   

Reserve your spot and bring a picnic for your free paddling experience along Parish Creek and the West River.

Discovery Village, Shady Side, Md. 6 p.m. 
410-867-7171

www.westrhoderiverkeeper.org

 

5th

Crabs, Crabs and more Crabs!

Touted as the world's largest crab feast, this 71st annual enormous all-you-can-eat crab smorgasboard serves up large and #1 males, along with crab soup, corn, beef barbeque sandwiches, watermelon and hot dogs. Oh, and beer. Some 2,500 of your closest neighbors are expected to attend and polish off a whopping 320-some bushels of crabs and 100 gallons of crab soup. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Annapolis, the event raises money for local community organizations. Buy your tickets early!

U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis. 5-8 p.m.

877-333-966

www.annapolisrotary.org

  

5th-6th  

Governor's Cup  

The longest and oldest overnight race on the Chesapeake starts in Annapolis and ends in St. Mary's City. 

Annapolis, Md.

240-895-3039

www.visitmaryland.org

  

5th-7th  

Suck-n-Shuck Festival   

While the oyster buyboats are in town, Cape Charles will be partying it up with a weekend-long festival including buyboat tours, lots of seafood, eating contests, live music, amusement rides, vendors, Smith Island skiff races and more.

The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek, Cape Charles, Va. Fri. Noon-10:30 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.  

www.esvatourism.org

  

6th

Fish, Fowl & Folk Festival     

Seafood, entertainment, crafters and demonstrations along the waterfront. 

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; 
www.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

 

6th

Beach Party on  the Square   

Party it up in Leonardtown with family entertainment, music, sand volleyball, contests, games, the annual Running of the Balls, and boat demos at the Wharf. Leonardtown, Md. 4-9 p.m. 301-475-9791 

www.leonardtown.somd.com

  

6th

Betterton Day   

Bring the whole family for rides, live music, crafts, food and vendors on Betterton Beach! Betterton, Md. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., parade at 10:30 a.m.

410-348-5678
www.townofbetterton.com/Betterton_Day.html

  

6th

Kids Fishing Tournament   

Let the kids take a turn at this fishing tournament.

Leesylvania State Park, Leesylvania, Va. 9-11 a.m.

703-730-8205

www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/lee.shtml

  

6th   

Cardboard Boat Regatta   

The Williamsburg Jaycees host this fun and funky cardboard boat regatta at the Watermen's Museum in Yorktown, Va. Build your boats beforehand and race along for exciting awards, or just go and watch the fun!

Racing  starts at 10 a.m.

757-243-6695  

www.williamsburgjaycees.org

 

6th   

Trumpy Yacht Building Exhibition 

Explore the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's new exhibit and trace the construction of the distinctive Trumpy wooden boats.

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Md. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 
410-745-2916

www.cbmm.org

  

6th, 14th, 20th, 27th  

Market Days   

Kick off your Saturday mornings on the riverwalk with local goods, live entertainment and artwork.

Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, Va. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

757-890-3500 

www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism

 

6th-7th

Hampton Cup Regatta   
Watch these powerful hydroplanes fly atop the water at the oldest continuously run motorsport event in America! Enjoy food vendors and a car show 
on shore as well.

Hampton, Va. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 
www.hamptoncupregatta.com

  

6th-7th  

Build Your Own SUP Paddle 

Create your custom SUP paddle at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's woodworking workshop.

St. Michael's, Md. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 
410-745-4941

www.cbmm.org

  

12th-13th  

EVP Beach Volleyball World Championships   

EVP is the largest beach volleyball tour in the U.S. with over 18 events and 5,000 athletes competing.

Paradise Ocean Club, Fort Monroe, Va. 
www.evptour.com

  

12th-14th  

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 rum tasting and chantey sing-a-long.

Rock Hall, Md. Call for specific events and times.

410-935-3491

www.rockhallpirates.com

  

13th, 27th  

Crab and Cruise   

An all-you-can-eat crab feast, a three-hour cruise (with an optional dance party on the upper deck) and an after party at the tiki bar. Book early.

Crisfield, Md. 6:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

www.crabplace.com/crabandcruise/options.asp

   

13th

Cocktail Class National Championships  
The best of the best compete in this miniature powerboat race.

Rock Hall Yacht Club, Rock Hall, Md.

www.groupspaces.com/ccwbra

  

13th  

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 

www.calvertmarinemuseum.com

  

13th  

Seafood Feast-I-Val  

Come for a rain or shine all-you-can-eat seafood extravaganza plus live music, crafters and vendors.

Sailwinds Park, Cambridge, Md. 1-6 p.m. 
410-228-1211

www.seafoodfeastival.com

  

13th  

Irvington Crab Festival   

The Steamboat Era Museum hosts this summer crab fest that comes complete with crabs, live entertainment and fun events for the family. Purchase tickets early, the event sells out quickly.

Irvington Town Commons, Irvington, Va. 4 p.m.

804-438-6888

www.steamboateramuseum.org

   

13th   

"Bay Bash" Family Fishing Tournament

For more info visit our website: www.IngramBayMarina.com

Ingram Bay Marina

804-580-7292

  

13th-14th  

Cape Charles Cup   

Race from Little Creek to Cape Charles on Saturday, then back across the Bay to Buckroe on Sunday.

Bay Point Marina, Norfolk, Va.

757-348-7921
www.broadbaysailing.org

  

13th-14th  

Boater's Boot Camp   

Two-day hands-on boating training course with seasoned pros. Spend one day in an indoor seminar and two days onboard an instructor vessel among small groups.

Deltaville Yachting Center, Deltaville, Va. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

804-776-9898 

www.dycboat.com

  

14th

Family "Sundae" Sunday   

Bring kids of all ages to Captain Avery Museum for a day of lawn games, picnics and,  of course, refreshing ice cream sundaes!   Admission is free.  

Shady Side, Md. 1-4 p.m.

410-867-4486
www.captainaverymuseum.org

  

14th  

Watermen's Appreciation Day   

Celebrate the Bay's watermen with a "watermen's rodeo" docking contest, steamed crabs, boat rides, family activities and more.

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Md. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 
410-745-2916

www.cbmm.org

  

17th-18th  

Boater Safety Course  

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. Certificates last for life. Registration required.

St. Michaels, Md. 410-745-4941 

www.cbmm.org

 

18th

Tour the Shore Kayak Series   

Paddle the meandering inlets along Wye Island, hike through old trails and learn about the history of the river with the Mid-shore Riverkeepers.

Queenstown, Md. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

443-385-0511

www.midshoreriverkeeper.org

     

20th, 27th  

Thomas Point Lighthouse Tours   
Enjoy Bay views as a boat ferries you to your tour of Thomas Point Lighthouse. Space is limited, book early.

Annapolis Maritime Museum. 9 and 11:30 a.m.

415-362-7255 

www.amaritime.org

   

20th   

Cruising the ICW Seminar

Join CBM pro cruisers Jody Argo Schroath and Tom Hale, who will discuss preparations, provisioning, budgeting and navigation of the ICW. The Loft at Herrington Harbour North, Traceys Landing, Md. 9 a.m.-noon. Register with Gretchen@ChesapeakeBayMagazine.com.


20th  

Dee of St. Mary's  Sail   

Looking for a new way to experience the Patuxent River? Reserve a two-hour public sail aboard the historic skipjack  Dee of St. Mary's.

Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, Md. 2:30-4:30 p.m. 410-326-2042; 
www.calvertmarinemuseum.com

   

20th

C.R.A.B. Benefit Regatta   

Register for the 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

www.boatyardbarandgrill.com

   

20th

Blues & Wine Festival   

Enjoy exceptional blues musicians from the tri-state area, a wine tasting, waterfront strolls and local merchants.

Eastern Yacht Club, Baltimore, Md.

Wine tasting 1-7 p.m. Entertainment 1-10 p.m. 703-481-6525;
www.easternsbaysidefestival.com

  

20th

Tropical Dance Party   

Wear your favorite Hawaiian outfit, or come as you are to enjoy some music, games, swimming and family fun.

Point Lookout Marina, Scotland, Md. 3-7 p.m.

301-872-5000

www.pointlookoutmarina.com

  

21st

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

www.crabsailing.org

  

21st

Summer Concert Series 

Picnic on the lawn or under the shade of the pavilion while enjoying live music by Susan Greenbaum.

Reedville Fishermen's Museum, Reedville, Va. 6-8 p.m.

804-453-6529 

www.rfmuseum.org

   

24th

Marine Museum Pub Night   

Check out the Calvert Marine Museum's free pub night for an evening of singer Myron Peterson's sea chanteys, spirits and hearty cheer!

Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, Md. 7-9 p.m.

410-326-2042 
www.calvertmarinemuseum.com

  

26th-28th  

Rock the Bay Poker Run   

Collect your hand to win prizes and bragging rights. Who will be the next Champion of the Chesapeake?

Headquarters at the Nauti-Goose Saloon, North East, Md.

905-844-8218 

www.pokerrunsamerica.com

   

27th

Recovering Warrior Sailing Regatta     
The folks at C.R.A.B. sailing will host this regatta to get recovering soldiers and sailors out on the water for a run race.

Annapolis. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 

www.crabsailing.org

  

27th

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  www.leukemiacup.org/nca

  

27th

Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival   
Bring family and friends for an "all-you-care-to-taste" extravaganza. You'll find over 50 craft beers and wines to pair with your crab feast. 

National Harbor, Md. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5-9 p.m.; 

www.mdcrabfest.com

  

27th-28th  

Seawall Art Show   

Showcases fine arts and crafts on the waterfront, plus live music. 

Portsmouth, Va., waterfront. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 
757-393-8983

www.seawallartshow.org

  

28th

Free SUP Lesson     

Join the gang at the West/Rhode Riverkeeper site for a free beginner SUP lesson (a small donation is suggested).

Discovery Village, Shady Side, Md. 

410-867-7171

ww.westrhoderiverkeeper.org