SUMMER CONCERTS

 

Beach Concert
July 8, 6 p.m.

 North Beach, Md. 

www.ci.north-beach.md.us 

Big Band Night
July 2, 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. 

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
July 23, 6-8 p.m.
Deltaville Maritime Museum, Deltaville, Va. 
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

Music by the River
July 9, 16, 23, 6-8 p.m.

Belle Isle State Park, Lancaster, Va.

804-462-5030

www.dcr.virginia.gov

Music on the Nanticoke
July 16, 4-7 p.m.

Vienna Waterfront Park, Vienna, Md.
443-239-0813 

www.viennamd.org       

Music Under the Stars
July 16, 7 p.m.

Taber Park, Urbanna, Va. 
804-758-2613

www.urbanna.com

St. Mary's College River Concert Series
July 1, 8, 15, 22
Historic St. Mary's City, Md. 7 p.m.

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

Yorktown Jamboree 
Fridays 6-8 p.m.

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

www.watermens.org

 

 

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.

9-10 Chester River Yacht & Country Club series

16-17 Rock Hall Yacht Club series

30-31 Miles River Yacht Club Governor's Cup weekend

 

4th of July Fireworks

MARYLAND 
Annapolis, July 4, 410-263-7958

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

Cambridge, July 4, 410-228-1000 

Chesapeake Beach, July 1, 410-257-2230

Chesapeake City, July 1, 410-885-2040

Chestertown, July 4, 410-778-0500

Crisfield, June 25, 410-968-2500

Georgetown, July 4, 410-275-1200

Havre de Grace, July 3, 410-939-2100

Middle River, Eastern Yacht Club, July 2, 410-335-8219

North East, July 3, 410-287-5801

Oxford, July 3, 410-226-5269

Rock Hall, July 3, 410-778-1342

St. Michaels, July 2, 410-745-9511

Solomons, July 4, 410-326-1950

VIRGINIA

Alexandria, July 9, 703-883-4686

Cape Charles, July 4, 757-331-2304

Colonial Beach, July 4, 804-224-7181

Dumfries, Tim's Rivershore, June 25, 703-441-1375

Irvington, Tides Inn, July 4, 804-438-5000

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

Smithfield, July 3, 757-357-5959

Urbanna, July 2, 804-758-0464

Yorktown, July 4, 757-890-3500

Virginia Beach, July 4, 757-385-2990

WASHINGTON, D.C.

National Mall, July 4, 202-619-7225

  

2nd, 9th, 16th, 29th, 30th

Market Days 
Fresh local produce, seafood, cut flowers and baked goods, as well as live entertainment, local artwork and cooking demonstrations. 

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

757-890-3500

http://www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism  

 

3rd

Waterman's Day     

Watermen and women will compete in the most-patriotic workboat contest, anchor toss contest and docking contest. On land, find food, entertainment and family activities. 

Bayside Landing Park, Rock Hall, Md. Noon.
410-639-7298

http://www.rockhallmd.com  

 

3rd

Ice Cream Social     

Ice cream, friends and a concert by the Eastern Shore Community Band. 

Onancock Park, Onancock, Va. 6 p.m. 

http://www.esva.net

   

3rd-4th  

Liberty Celebration     

Celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence with historical reenactments, military exercises and demonstrations. 

Yorktown Victory Center, Yorktown, Va. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 

888-593-4682 

http://www.historyisfun.org 

       

5th, 12th, 19th, 26th  

Horn Point Lab Tours  

90-minute walking 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

http://www.umces.edu/hpl 

 

8th

Brewfest    

It's a nautical happy hour with live entertainment and more than 30 craft brews to sample. 

Downtown Norfolk, Va. 5-9 p.m. 

http://www.festevents.org  

 

8th-9th  

Nanticoke Riverfest     

It's all fun on the water with the annual "duck dash" rubber duck race, a float-in on the river, canoe and kayak races, plus a car show and dozens of artists and vendors on shore. Seaford, Del. 302-629-9173; 
http://www.nanticokeriverfest.com

   

8th-10th  

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

http://www.leukemiacup.org/va   

 

9th

USA Birthday Celebration     

Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy food, fireworks and live music by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra. Oronoco Bay Park, Alexandria, Va. 6-10 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. 

703-746-4343

http://www.visitalexandriava.com  

 

9th  

Taste of Cambridge     

Local chefs compete for top honors while celebrity judges and patrons enjoy good eats. 

Main Street, Cambridge, Md. 5-10 p.m. 

443-477-0843
http://www.cambridgemainstreet.com

  

9th  

Swim for Life     

Swimmers are invited to raise money for HIV/AIDS research during the event's 25th anniversary. 

Rolph's Wharf, Chestertown, Md. Registration 7 a.m., swim starts at 9 a.m. 

541-760-1935

http://www.swimdcac.org  

 

9th  

Jazz and Seafood Festival

Intimate, riverside setting for jazz music, scenic views and local seafood delicacies. Pre-purchase tickets. 

St. Clement's Island-Potomac River Museum, Coltons Point, Md. 3 p.m. 

301-769-2222 
http://www.co.saint-marys.md.us/recreate/museums

  

9th  

Ready, Set, Cruise Seminar         

Get briefed on cruising basics: safety, navigation, docking/anchoring and provisioning at this all-day workshop. Pre-registration required. 

Annapolis School of Seamanship, Annapolis. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

410-263-8848

  

9th

Ready, Set, Cruise Flotilla         

Add your boat to the fleet for a short cruise around the northern Bay with coaches on hand to help you practice anchoring, docking and basic navigation. (Participants must complete the Ready, Set, Cruise Seminar.) 

Flotilla starts from Annapolis and ends on the Rhode River. 

Annapolis School of Seamanship. 410-263-8848.

  

10th  

Family "Sundae" Sunday     

Bring kids to the Captain Avery Museum for a day of lawn games, picnics and, of course, refreshing ice cream sundaes! 

Shady Side, Md. 1-4 p.m. 

410-867-4486 

http://www.captainaverymuseum.org  

 

13th-14th  

Little Pirates!    

Ahoy, mateys! Kids around ages 3-6 become pirates for a day and storm the Maryland Dove. Register early. Farthing's Ordinary, St. Mary's City, Md. 10-11 a.m. 

240-895-4990

http://www.hsmcdigshistory.org  

 

14th

Marine Museum Pub Night     

Sing your heart out at the Calvert Marine Museum's free pub night-an evening of sea chanteys, spirits, and hearty cheer! Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, Md. 7-9 p.m. 

410-326-2042 
http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com

  

15th-17th  

Sea Ray Reunion     

Rendezvous with fellow Sea Ray owners at Clarks Landing Yacht Sales'  "Docktails" party, happy hour and Hawaiian Luau dinner at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Marina & Resort in Cambridge, Md. 

410-867-9550; 

http://www.clarkslandingmd.com  

 

15th-17th

Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge  

PHRF round-the-buoys action and plenty of festive parties. Headquarters at Holiday Inn Select, Solomons, Md. 
301-862-3100

http://www.screwpile.net   

 

16th  

Sultana Public Sails     

Sail the Chester River aboard the Sultana; passengers are encouraged to help raise the sails and steer. Chestertown, Md. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 2-4 p.m. 

410-778-5954

http://www.kentcounty.com   

 

16th  

Tilghman Seafood Fest     

Bring the whole family for a day filled with fun, sun and seafood! Find children's activities, games, artisans and vendors. 

Tilghman, Md. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

http://www.tilghmanmd.com  

 

16th

James River Splash and Dash     

After running a 6K trail course, runners will hitch a ride on water tubes across the James River and party onshore afterward. 

Richmond, Va. 2:30 p.m. 

804-788-8811

http://www.jrava.org  

 

16th

Race to Baltimore     

Race from the mouth of the Magothy River up the Patapsco to Tide Point, where a post-race party awaits in Baltimore Harbor. Race begins at 11 a.m. 
410-963-5934 

http://www.bcya.com  

 

16th, 30th

Thomas Point Lighthouse Tours     
Take in the scenery as you're ferried to your tour at Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse. Space is limited; book early. 

Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis. 9-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 
415-362-7255 

http://www.amaritime.org   

 

17th  

Star Spangled Banner Classic     

Why not break up the week with some beautiful Bay vistas? 

Register to race back from Baltimore by July 14. 

Details at www.rockcreekracing.org  

 

17th

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 

http://www.crabsailing.org  

 

17th-23rd  

Family Boatbuilding Week    
Build a crabbing skiff with the fam then race it at the town's fish fry and party on July 23. 

Deltaville Maritime Museum, Deltaville, Va. Sat. Skiff race and party 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

804-776-7200 
http://www.deltavillemuseum.com

  

20th   

Tawes Crab and Clam Bake

Come expecting all-you-can-eat crabs and clams, and live entertainment. Book early. 

Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, Md. Noon-4 p.m. 

410-968-2500 

http://www.crisfieldchamber.com  

 

22nd  

Tour of the Shore     

Take a guided kayak tour of beautiful Bolingbroke Creek off the Choptank River and walk surrounding wooded trails with MRC riverkeepers, educators and scientists. 

Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, Trappe, Md. 5-7:30 p.m. 

443-385-0511

http://www.midshoreriverkeeper.org  

 

23rd

North Beach Music Concert 

Enjoy music by Jocelyn Faro from 12:30-2 p.m. and Phillip Parsons from 3-5:30 p.m. Concessions provided.

North Beach, Md. 

410-257-9618

http://www.ci.north-beach.md.us.  

  

23rd-24th

Boater's Boot Camp

Spend one day in a classroom setting and two days onboard a captained vessel among small groups to learn hands-on boating from the pros. Deltaville Yachting Center, Deltaville, Va. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 
804-776-9898 

http://www.dycboat.com  

 

25th

Dinghy Poker Run     

Collect your poker hand and win prizes as you enjoy "the world's largest water park" and get wet!  

Register by July 23. 

First stop Red Eye Yacht Club, Essex, Md. 12:30 p.m. 

410-686-5399 

http://www.dinghypokerrun.org  

  

27th

Pony Swim    

"Saltwater Cowboys" will herd Assateague ponies across the channel to Chincoteague to be sold at auction. A celebratory carnival will then be held in the evening. 

Chincoteague Island, Va. 7-9 a.m. Carnival 7-11 p.m. 
757-336-6161 

http://www.chincoteaguechamber.com

   

27th-30th 

Queen of the Bay Fishing Tournament 

Bring the family to fish in open, ladies, special angler and kids divisions. Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded. 

Cape Charles, Va. Noon-7 p.m. 

http://www.fishdispatch.com  

   

28th

Mt. Harmon House Lotus Paddle     

Learn about local flora and fauna as you explore the upper Sassafras River on a kayak tour hosted by Sultana Projects. 

Earleville, Md. 9-11:30 a.m. 

410-778-5954

http://www.sultanaprojects.org  

   

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