FIREWORKS DISPLAYS

MARYLAND 
Annapolis
July 4, 410-263-7958

Baltimore
Inner Harbor, July 4, 410-837-4636

Cambridge
July 4, 410-228-1000

Chesapeake Beach
July 3, 410-257-2230

Chestertown
July 4, 410-778-0500

Crisfield
June 27, 410-968-2500

Georgetown
July 4, 410-275-1200

Havre de Grace
July 5, 410-939-2100

Middle River
July 4, Eastern Yacht Club
410-335-8219

North East
July 3, 410-287-5801

Oxford
July 4, 410-226-5269

Rock Hall
July 3, 410-778-1342

St. Michaels
July 4, 410-745-9511

Solomons
July 4, 410-326-1950



VIRGINIA 
Alexandria
July 11, 703-883-4686

Cape Charles
July 4, 757-331-2304

Colonial Beach
July 4, 804-224-7181

Dumfries
June 27, Tim's Rivershore
703-441-1375

Irvington
July 4, Tides Inn
804-438-5000

Mathews
July 4, 804-725-3236

Mount Vernon
July 4, 703-780-2000

Newport News
July 4, 757-926-1400

Norfolk/Portsmouth
July 4, 757-441-2345

Reedville
July 5, 804-453-6529

Urbanna
July 3, 804-758-0464

Yorktown
July 4, 757-890-3500

Virginia Beach
July 4, 757-385-2990



WASHINGTON
National Mall
July 4, 202-619-7225



LOG CANOE RACES

Sat. races at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sun. races start at 10:30 a.m. 410-639-2182.

11-12
Chester River Yacht & Country Club series

18-19
Rock Hall Yacht Club series

25-26
Miles River Yacht Club, Governor's Cup weekend

SUMMER CONCERTS

Beach Concert
July 11, 6 p.m.
North Beach, Md.
www.ci.north-beach.md.us

Big Band Night
July 4, 6 p.m.
Tolchester Beach Bandstand, St. Michaels, MD
410-745-2916; www.cbmm.org

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

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

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; 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
July 25, 6-8 p.m.
Deltaville Maritime Museum, Deltaville, VA
804-776-7200; www.deltavilleva.com

Londontown Summer Concert Series
Sundays, 5-7 p.m.
Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater, MD
410-222-1919; www.historiclondontown.com

Music by the River
July 11, 6-8 p.m.
Belle Isle State Park, Lancaster, VA
804-462-5030; www.dcr.virginia.gov

Music on the Nanticoke
July 18, 4-7 p.m.
Vienna Waterfront Park, Vienna, MD
443-239-0813; www.viennamd.org

Music Under the Stars
July 18, 7 p.m.
Taber Park, Urbanna, VA
804-758-2613; www.urbanna.com

St. Mary's College River Concert Series
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 7 p.m.
Historic St. Mary's City, Md.
240-895-2024; www.smcm.edu/events/riverconcert/concert-dates

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, 7-8:30 p.m.
Annapolis Maritime Museum
410-295-0104; www.amaritime.org

U.S. Navy Band Concerts
Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
City Dock, Annapolis
www.usna.edu


2
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Paddle
Kayak on the Miles River with naturalists from Sultana Projects, then tour the maritime museum. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Md. 9 a.m.-noon. 410-778-5954; www.sultanaprojects.org.

3
Ice Cream Social
Ice cream, friends and a concert by the Eastern Shore Community Band. Onancock Park, Onancock, Va. 6 p.m.

3
Violent Femmes Concert
Big-time 80s bands Violent Femmes, Colin Hay and Barenaked Ladies on the Last Summer on Earth tour. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, Md. 6:30 p.m. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

4
Sassafras River Boat Parade
Wild and wacky boat parade winds its way down the Sassafras River. Georgetown, Md. Parade at 5 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. 410-778-0416; www.kentcounty.com.

4-5
Liberty Celebration
Re-enacted tactical drills, military exercises and demonstrations. Yorktown Victory Center, Yorktown, Va. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 888-593-4682; www.historyisfun.org.

5, 18
Thomas Point Lighthouse Tours
A boat ride and a tour of Thomas Point Lighthouse, what could be better? Space is limited; book early. Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis. 9 and 11:30 a.m.
415-362-7255; www.uslhs.org.

5
Waterman's Day
Watermen (and women) of Rock Hall, Md., compete in the most-patriotic workboat contest, anchor toss contest and docking contest. On land: food, entertainment and family activities. Rock Hall bulkhead, Rock Hall, Md.
1 p.m. www.rockhallmd.com.

6
Horn Point Lab Tour
90-minute tours of the Horn Point Lab, a world-class research facility aiming to restore the Chesapeake Bay. Cambridge, Md. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. 410-221-8383; www.umces.edu/hpl.

8-9
Pirates!
Let the kids (aimed at the 3-6 crowd) become pirates for a day and storm the Maryland Dove. Register by June 27. Farthing's Ordinary, St. Mary's City, Md. 10-11 a.m.
240-895-4990; www.hsmcdigshistory.org.

10
Waterfront Wine Tasting
Enjoy wine and appetizers while overlooking Middle River. Docking available. Conrad's Ruth Villa, Middle River, Md. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 410-335-4468; www.conradsruthvilla.com.

10-11
Nanticoke Riverfest
Canoe and kayak races, the "duck dash" rubber duck race, a float-in on the river, live entertainment, a treasure hunt and a carnival. Seaford, Del.
302-629-9173; www.nanticokeriverfest.com.

10-12
Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta
PHRF, classic-yacht and cruising-class racing. Gala at the museum to follow. Deltaville Maritime Museum, Deltaville, Va. 804-774-2268; www.leukemiacup.org/va.

11, 18, 25
Market Days
Fresh local produce, seafood and baked goods, plus live entertainment and local artwork. Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, Va. 8 a.m.-noon. 757-890-3500; www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism.

11
Birthday Bash
Food and live music by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, including a performance of the 1812 Overture. Oronoco Bay Park, Alexandria, Va. 7-10 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. 703-746-4343; www.visitalexandriava.com.

11
Taste of Cambridge
Local chefs compete for top honors while patrons enjoy good eats and a street festival and professional crab-picking contest. Main Street, Cambridge, Md. 5-10 p.m. 443-477-0843; www.cambridgemainstreet.com.

11
Chesapeake Stand Up Challenge
Sup around a three- or six-mile course off the Eastport peninsula then enjoy shoreside demos, mini-lessons and an after-party. Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis. 7 a.m.-
1 p.m. 410-934-4220; www.eastofmauiboardshop.com.

11
James River Splash and Dash
After running a 5K trail course, runners will hand-paddle across the river on inner tubes and party onshore afterward. Preregistration required. Richmond, Va.
2:30 p.m. 804-788-8811; www.jrava.org.

11
Swim for Life
Swim to raise money for HIV/AIDS research. Rolph's Wharf, Chestertown, Md. Registration 7 a.m., swim starts at 9 a.m. 541-760-1935; www.swimdcac.org.

11
Jazz and Seafood Festival
Intimate, riverside setting for jazz music and local seafood. Advance ticket sales only. St. Clement's Island-Potomac River Museum, Coltons Point, Md. Noon-9 p.m. 301-769-2222; www.co.saint-marys.md.us/recreate/museums.

12-18
Family Boatbuilding Week
Build a wooden crabbing skiff then race it at the town's fish fry and party on July 18. Deltaville Maritime Museum, Deltaville, Va. Sat. Skiff race and party 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 804-776-7200; deltavillemuseum.com.

15
Tawes Crab and Clam Bake
All-you-can-eat crabs and clams, plus live entertainment. Limited to 6,000 people and regularly sells out. Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, Md. Noon-4 p.m. 410-968-2500; www.crisfieldchamber.com.

17-19
Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge
PHRF round-the-buoys action and lots of festive parties. Headquarters at Holiday Inn Select, Solomons, Md. www.screwpile.net.

18
Race to Baltimore
PHRF race from the mouth of the Magothy River up the Patapsco to Tide Point, where a post-race party awaits. Benefits Downtown Sailing Center. Race begins at
11 a.m. 410-963-5934; www.bcya.com.

19
Star Spangled Banner Classic
You've raced to Baltimore, why not race back? Details at www.rockcreekracing.org.

19
Sail Free Sunday
Disabled individuals and their families and friends sail free with Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (C.R.A.B.) Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 410-266-5722; www.crabsailing.org.

19
Rocking on the River
Huge party on Middle River with live music and a tug-of-war. Conrads Ruth Villa, Middle River, Md. 11 a.m.-
5:30 p.m. 410-335-6450; www.conradsvilla.com.

25
Dinghy Poker Run
Get wet and crazy, collect your poker hand, win prizes. Register by July 18. First stop Red Eye Yacht Club, Essex, Md. www.dinghypokerrun.org.

25-26
Cambridge Classic
Hydroplane Regatta Ultra-fast hydroplanes and Jersey skiffs race in the American Powerboat Association's World Championships. Great Marsh Park, Cambridge, Md.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. 410-228-1000; www.cpbra.com.

29-30
Pony Swim
Assateague ponies will be led across the channel to Chincoteague to be sold at auction. Swim will start at slack tide, sometime between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Carnival 7-11 p.m. 757-336-6161; www.chincoteaguechamber.com.

31
Folk Concert
Chesapeake songs and stories with Captain Andrew McCown and Warren Parks Harding. Let this folk duo from Chestertown regale you with simple songs about the Bay.Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Md. 6 p.m. 410-745-2916; www.cbmm.org.

Jul. 31-Aug. 1
Governor's Cup Yacht Race
Overnight to St. Mary's City, Md., from Annapolis, the Potomac from Dahlgren, Va., or Mobjack Bay to a giant all-day post-race party on Saturday. Friday, race starts at 2:55 p.m.; Sat. live music starts at 10 a.m.
240-895-3039; www.smcm.edu/govcup.

Jul. 31-Aug. 2
Cape Charles Clam Slam
Big Bayside party with a boat docking contest, live music, food and craft vendors, plus a parade and fireworks on Saturday. Cape Charles Harbor, Cape Charles, Va. Fri.-Sun.; 4 p.m. 757-331-2357; capecharles.org.