July 4, 410-263-7958
Inner Harbor, July 4, 410-837-4636
July 4, 410-228-1000
July 3, Rod 'N' Reel Restaurant
July 4, 410-778-0500
July 5, 410-968-2500
July 4, 410-275-1200
Havre de Grace
July 5, 410-939-2100
Herrington Harbour South
July 3, 301-855-8435
July 5, Eastern Yacht Club
July 3, 410-287-5801
July 3, 410-226-5269
July 3, 410-778-1342
July 5, 410-745-9511
July 4, 410-326-1950
St. Mary's River/Carthagena Cr.
July 4, Dennis Point Marina
July 12, 703-883-4686
July 4, 757-331-2304
July 4, 804-224-7181
June 28, Tim's Rivershore
July 4, Tides Inn
July 4, 804-725-3236
July 4, 757-926-1400
July 4, 757-441-2345
July 5, 804-453-6529
July 4, 804-758-0464
July 4, 757-890-3500
July 4, 757-385-2990
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.
Chester River Yacht & Country Club series
Rock Hall Yacht Club series
Miles River Yacht Club Governor's Cup weekend
Annapolis Maritime Museum Summer Concerts
Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis
Big Band Night
July 5, 7 p.m.
Tolchester Beach Bandstand, St. Michaels, MD
Big Bands on the Bay
Sundays, 7-9 p.m.
Ocean View Beach Park, Norfolk, VA
Havre de Grace Maritime Museum Concerts
Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.
Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, Havre de Grace, MD
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
July 26, 6-8 p.m.
Deltaville Maritime Museum, Deltaville, VA
Londontown Summer Concert Series
Sundays, 5-7 p.m.
Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater, MD
Music on the Nanticoke
July 19, 4-7 p.m.
Vienna Waterfront Park, Vienna, MD
Music Under the Stars
July 19, 7 p.m.
Taber Park, Urbanna, VA
July 12, 6 p.m.
North Beach, MD
St. Mary's College River Concert Series
July 4, 11, 18, 25, 7 p.m.
Historic St. Mary's City, MD
U.S. Navy Band Concerts
Tuesdays through August 13, 7 p.m.
City Dock, Annapolis
Sassafras River Boat Parade
Watch the wild and wacky boat parade (or decorate your own) as it parties and parades its way down the Sassafras River. Then stick around for fireworks at dusk. Georgetown, Md. Parade begins at 5 p.m. 410-725-1200; www.kentcounty.com
Fourth of July Great American Picnic
This giant family picnic comes complete with entertainment by local armed forces bands, children's games and more, followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Town Point Park, Norfolk. 5-10 p.m.; www.festevents.org
Honor the founding of our nation at the Yorktown Victory Center, with 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, 12, 19, 26
Stroll Yorktown's Riverwalk Landing and stock up on fresh local produce, seafood and baked goods, while enjoying live entertainment and local artwork. Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, Va. 8 a.m.-noon. 757-890-3500; www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism
Thomas Point Lighthouse Tours
Enjoy a boat ride and a tour of Thomas Point Lighthouse. Space is limited, so book early. Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis. 9 and 11:30 a.m. 415-362-7255; www.uslhs.org
Celebrate the watermen (and women) of Rock Hall, Md., with a celebration that includes a most-patriotic workboat contest, anchor toss contest, docking contest, entertainment and family activities. Rock Hall bulkhead, Rock Hall, Md. 1 p.m.;www.rockhallmd.com
Waterfront Wine Tasting
Enjoy a glass of refreshing summer wine and some 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
This annual summer festival features 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. See schedule of events online.
Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta
This hugely popular annual regatta features two days of PHRF, classic-yacht and cruising-class racing and ends with a gala complete with dinner and live entertainment and a chance to see the special John Barber exhibit at the museum. Deltaville Maritime Museum, Deltaville, Va. Call for specific events and times. 804-673-5690; www.leukemiacup.org/va
Pirates will take over Havre de Grace, Md., during this weekend of swashbuckling fun, complete with a pirate encampment and gala, live entertainment, pub crawl and more. Lock House Museum, Havre de Grace, Md.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 410-939-5780; www.thelockhousemuseum.org
Alexandria, Va., celebrates its own birthday in conjunction with America's. A night of food and live music by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, including a performance of the 1812 Overture. Fireworks will start at dusk. Oronoco Bay Park, Alexandria, Va. 7:30-10 p.m. 703-746-4343; www.visitalexandriava.com
Taste of Cambridge
Cambridge's spotlight crab cook-off features local chefs competing for top honors while patrons enjoy the good eats and a fun street festival. There will also be a professional crab-picking contest, live entertainment, family activities and more. Main Street, Cambridge, Md. 5-10 p.m. 443-477-0843; www.cambridgemainstreet.com
Chesapeake Stand Up Challenge
Grab your stand-up paddleboards and make your way to Annapolis Harbor to race in either a three- or six-mile course, or just enjoy demos, mini-lessons and a fun after-party with live music, awards and food. Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis. Races start 9:30 a.m.; demos 12:30-3 p.m. 410-934-4220; www.eastofmauiboardshop.com; register at www.paddleguru.com
Jazz and Seafood Festival
Spend a day on St. Clements Island enjoying jazz and Southern Maryland seafood in an intimate, riverside setting, all while raising money for the St. Clements Island and Piney Point museums. Advance ticket sales only. St. Clements Island-Potomac River Museum, Colton's Point, Md. Noon-9 p.m. 301-769-2222; www.co.saint-marys.md.us/recreate/museums
Swim for Life
Swim a one-, two-, three-, four- or five-mile course 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
Family Boatbuilding Week
Spend a week together with the family building a wooden crabbing skiff then race it at the town's fish fry and party on July 19 (see below). Deltaville Maritime Museum, Deltaville, Va. Sat. Skiff race and party
10 a.m.-4 p.m. 804-776-7200; deltavillemuseum.com
Tawes Crab Feast
This annual all-you-can-eat crab feast also boasts clams, fish, corn on the cob and live entertainment. It is limited to 6,000 people and regularly sells out, so get tickets early! Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, Md.
Noon-4 p.m. 410-968-2500; www.crisfieldchamber.com
Safe Boating Course
This two-day course will help new boaters obtain their Maryland boating safety certificate. Advance registration required. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Md. 410-745-4941; www.cbmm.org
Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge
Solomons, Md., will be awash with racers this weekend for round-the-buoys action and lots of festive parties. Also this year, a strictly cruising class is offered. Headquarters at Holiday Inn Select, Solomons, Md. www.screwpile.net
Get out on the water with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's boatbuilders. Visitors will have access to the Museum's wooden sailing or rowing skiffs. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Md.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. 410-745-4980; www.cbmm.org
Charm City Fishing Tournament
This inaugural rockfish tournament is sponsored by Baltimore Marine Centers at Lighthouse Point and features a $5,000 prize to the top rockfish, plus fun prizes like best-dressed captain and youngest angler . . . and of course ends with an awards party afterward. Baltimore Marine Center at Lighthouse Point, Baltimore. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 410-675-8888; www.baltimoremarinecenters.com
Suddenly in Command
Who will take over the wheel if the captain of your boat falls overboard or gets hurt? If you're a frequent passenger, this three-hour safety and boat-handling course is designed for people not usually at the helm, and to give students the skills to get a boat back to the dock safely. Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, Havre de Grace, Md. 9 a.m.-noon. 443-504-3880; www.hdgmaritimemuseum.org
This cruise aboard the Calvert Marine Museum's Wm. B. Tennison will visit St. Leonard's Creek-the site of the largest on-water battle in Maryland's history-while experts and authors Dr. Ralph Eshelman and Don Shomette discuss the battle and Joshua Barney's standoff with the British. Reservations required. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, Md. 5-8 p.m. 410-326-2042; www.calvertmarinemuseum.com