Oct. 29- Nov. 1
Downrigging Weekend
The schooner Sultana welcomes the Bay's tall ships and historic vessels to join her in Chestertown, Md., to end the sailing season with a weekend full of dockside tours and public sails, a wooden boat show and fireworks. Chestertown, Md. 410-778-5954; www.sultanaprojects.org.

Build a Stand-up Paddleboard
In this weeklong workshop, woodworkers will construct a premium stand-up paddleboard from locally sourced cedar and poplar. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Md. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 410-745-2916; www.cbmm.org.

Urbanna Oyster Festival
Urbanna's annual bivalve fest is one of the biggest on the Bay and will feature oysters (of course), two parades, a shucking contest, arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment and wine tastings. Urbanna Va. Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 804-758-0368; www.urbannaoysterfestival.com.

Help Phillips Wharf raise funds for a new portable classroom/exhibit space at this fun family event with oysters, live music, an auction and educational exhibits. Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, Tilghman, Md. 1-4 p.m. 410-886-9200; www.pwec.org.

Don your sailing gloves and join in the annual tug-of-war across Spa Creek, pitting Annapolis against the feisty Maritime Republic of Eastport. Before and after enjoy live music, food and fun on both sides of the creek. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; tugging begins at the "crack of noon." www.themre.org.

7, 14
Market Days
The Yorktown Riverwalk Landing will be busy with shoppers stocking up on local produce, fresh seafood and baked goods, plus holiday treats and gifts. Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, Va. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 757-890-3500; www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism.

Caribbean 1500 Start and Race
Boats heading to Tortola, BVI, will depart from Portsmouth's Ocean Marine Yacht Center to rally and race south to the Caribbean. Group start is scheduled for noon on Nov. 8. 757-788-8872; www.worldcruising.com.

Gadsby's Tavern Family Day
Junior docents will lead tours through the historic tavern. Gadsby's Tavern, Alexandria, Va. 1-4 p.m. 703-746-4242; www.gadsbystavern.org.

Across the Bay 10K Bridge Run
Get your run on while enjoying the spectacular views from the deck of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge! www.bridgerace.com.

Waterfowl Festival
Over 300 artists' wildlife paintings, carvings, decoys and photography. Plus calling contests, retriever and fly-fishing demonstrations. ["Fowl Play," page 36] Easton, Md. Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 410-822-4567; www.waterfowl festival.org.

Reedville Oyster Roast
An all-you-can-eat extravaganza of oysters, bean soup, clam chowder and more. This event routinely sells out, so get your tickets early. Reedville Fishermen's Museum. Reedville, Va. 2-5 p.m. 804-453-6529; www.rfmuseum.org.

Aww Shucks! Oyster Roast
Fresh, local Rappahannock oysters are the star of this oyster roast that comes complete with fresh, local oysters, chowder, all-you-can-eat seafood, beer, raffles and live entertainment. Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, Va. 3-7 p.m. 757-595-1900; www.thevlm.org.

Second Saturday
Enjoy an evening of gallery openings and receptions, late retail shopping, live music, restaurant deals and more. Downtown Cambridge, Md. 5-9 p.m. 443-477-0843; www.cambridgemainstreet.com.

Leonid Meteor Shower
Look up to Leo the Lion in the skies overnight for a shot at some clear-sky meteor watching. www.earthsky.org.

Calvert Marine Museum Concert
Calvert Marine Museum's last concert of the season, features the Bumper Jacksons, a popular swing, blues and old-time country band. Solomons, Md. 7-9 p.m. 410-326-2042; www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Grand Illumination Parade
Kick off the holiday season in Norfolk with a grand parade, lighted floats, marching bands and Santa, and the lighting of the Norfolk and Portsmouth skylines for the holiday season. Norfolk. 7 p.m. 757-623-1757; www.downtownnorfolk.org.

Annapolis Oyster Classic
Oysters will be served grilled and on the half-shell, and paired with wines, beer and cider during this feast. Held under a heated tent, there will also be live music by Them Eastport Oyster Boys, Dublin 5 and Timmie Metz Band. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis. 3-9 p.m. www.oysterclassic.com.

Colonial Food and Feasts
See how settlers might have prepared their Thanksgiving dinners in 17th- and 18th-century Virginia. Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center, Yorktown, Va. 9 am.-5 p.m. 888-593-4682; www.historyisfun.org.

Made in Mathews Studio Tour
Artists all over Virginia's Mathews County will welcome visitors during this open-studio weekend. Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. 804-725-4229; www.madeinmathews.net.

Cape Charles Oyster Roast
Fresh, local oysters, live music and a silent auction round out this annual oyster roast to benefit the town's historical society. Cape Charles Museum, Cape Charles, Va. 5-9 p.m. 757-331-1008; www.capecharlesbythebay.com/event/oyster-roast

Toy Boatbuilding
Let the kids do the building! Calvert Marine Musuem, Solomons, Md. 2-4 p.m. 410-326-2042; www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Holiday Gift Market
A pier-walk promenade, free creek cruises, exhibits and fun for the fam round out the last Market day of the season at the Deltaville Maritime Museum. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 804-776-7200; www.deltavillemuseum.com.