Beach Concert

August 12, 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 27, 6-8 p.m. Deltaville Maritime Museum



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

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


Music at Quiet Waters Park

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



Music by the River

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



Music Under the Stars

August 20, 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 through August 18, 7-8:30 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum



U.S. Navy Band Concerts

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


Yorktown Jamboree

Fridays 6-8 p.m. 

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




Tred Avon Yacht Club, Oxford, Md.



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. 




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)




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 .


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. 



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.




Governor's Cup  

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

Annapolis, Md.




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.



Fish, Fowl & Folk Festival     

Seafood, entertainment, crafters and demonstrations along the waterfront. 

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



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



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.




Kids Fishing Tournament   

Let the kids take a turn at this fishing tournament.

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




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.




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. 


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.




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.



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. 



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.



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.



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.



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

Rock Hall Yacht Club, Rock Hall, Md.



Lighthouse Adventure Cruise   

All-day charter trip to visit northern Bay lighthouses. Registration required.

Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, Md. 7:45 a.m.




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. 



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.




"Bay Bash" Family Fishing Tournament

For more info visit our website:

Ingram Bay Marina




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.




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.




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.




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. 



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



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.



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.




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


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;



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.




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;



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.




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.




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.




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.




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.




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.



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



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.;



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. 



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.