Chesapeake Bay Events
April 5, 2013 - 6th Annual Blessing of the Fleet. 5:30pm, Cape Charles Town Harbor. Cape Charles, VA
April 13, 2013. Rock and Roast Fundraiser. An annual fundraiser for the Box of Rain Foundation, which teaches youths how to sail. Oyster roast, oyster shooters, grilled chicken, shrimp and veggie kabobs, and slow roasted meats. Live music, live and silent auctions and more. Held at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. Annapolis, MD.
April 18 - 21, 2013. Bay Bridge Boat Show. Held at the Bay Bridge Marina at the eastern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Kent Island, MD.
April 25 - 28, 2013. Delvarva Birding Weekend. Birding trips and programs scheduled throughout the Delmarva peninsula.
April 25 - 28, 2013. Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show. Held at Annapolis City Dock and Harbor. Annapolis, MD.
April 27 - 28, 2013 - St. Michaels WineFest. A streetscape festival of food and wine. more info. St. Michaels, MD.
April 27, 2013. Eastern Shore of Virginia Historic House and Garden Tour. This year's homes are Eyre Hall, Oak Grove, Old Castle, Picketts Harbor Beach House, and Pleasant Prospect.
May 3 -4, 2013. Reedville Fishing Derby. What used to be known as the Reedville Bluefish Derby has been revamped and is now a two day, single-species, Rockfish tournament. Reedville, VA.
May 3 - 5, 2013. Annual Decoy & Wildlife Art Festival. At the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum. Carvers and wildlife artists, retriever dog demonstrations, live and silent auctions. Havre de Grace, MD.
May 3 - 5, 2013 Rod N Reel Captain's Association Annual Pro-Am Fishing Tournament. Many categories, with over 85 chances to win. Chesapeake Beach, Md.
May 3 - 5, 2013. Championship on the Chesapeake. The World's Largest Striped Bass Tournament.
May 3 - 5, 2013. War of 1812 Attack on Havre de Grace Reenactment. Drills, exhibits, lectures, Ft. McHenry flag ceremony. Lock House Grounds. Havre de Grace, MD.
May 4, 2013. Crabby Blues Festival. Fresh crabs, live music, arts show and food vendors. At Cape Charles Central Park. Cape Charles, VA.
May 4, 2013. Solomons Maritime Festival. Celebrate Southern Maryland traditions, including oystering and waterfowl calling. Includes the museum's annual antique boat and engine show. Retriever demonstrations, boat rides, and more. At the Calvert Marine Museum.
May 4 & 5, 2013. Naptown barBayq & Music Festival. Barbeque competition and live music at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds. Annapolis area
May 5, 2013. 7th Annual ATT&T Spring Town Point Wine Festival. Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk. Norfolk, VA.
May 18, 2013. Havre de Grace Secret Garden Tour. Visit gardens large and small in historic Havre de Grace. This event is a fundraiser for the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum. Noon to 5:00pm. Havre de Grace, MD.
May 18, 2013. The Urbanna Cup. See tiny "Cocktail Class" wooden motorboat races. Smith Island Crab Skiff demonstration races too. Urbanna, VA
May 18, 2013. Tour de Cure. Fundraising bike ride for the American Diabetes Association. Routes for all experience levels, from 10 miles to 100 miles, travel through Talbot County, Maryland. Easton, MD.
May 18, 2013. The Elf Classic 2013. A race for classic sailing Yachts. St. Michaels, MD.
May 18 - 19, 2013. Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival. Music, crafter village, and a wide variety of food and drink at Sandy Point State Park. Headliners for 2013 include Bonnie Raitt and Eric Burdon and the Animals. Annapolis, MD.
May 18 - 19, 2013. Maritime Model Expo. See radio-controlled steamboat models operate in a large temporary pond and radio-controled sailboats sail along the museum's waterfront. Model boats of many types will be displayed and demonstrated. St. Michaels, MD.
May 24 - 26, 2013 The Chestertown Tea Party Festival. Annual reenactment of Chestertown's version of the Boston tea party. A big festival weekend, with lots of events and activities. Chestertown, MD.
May 25, 2013. Annual Tappahannock Rotary Croaker Fishing Tournament. Tappahannock, VA
May 25, 2013. Groovin' in the Park. The Deltaville Maritime Museum's summer concert series. Gail McGehee and the Nocturnes. 6:00 to 8:00pm. Deltaville, VA.
May 25, 2013. Soft Shell Metric Century. Bicyclists have a choice of a 62.1 mile (100- kilometer) or 23.1 mile ride through the area surrounding Crisfield. Day of registrations accepted. Show-and-go start from 8:00 - 9:00am. American Legion Post #16/Crisfield.
May 26, 2013. Soft Shell Spring Fair. At Crisfield City Dock. Soft shell and crab cake sandwiches, entertainment, vendors. Crisfield, MD.
May 31 - June 1, 2013. Leukemia Cup Regatta. Annapolis fundraising regatta. There's a gala and crew party. Annapolis, MD.
May 31 - June 2, 2013. Blackbeard Festival. Hampton's annual pirate-themed event. There's entertainment, a Pirates' Ball, and fun for the kids. Hampton, VA.
May 31 - 2, 2013. Blackbeard Pirate Festival. Take a trip back in time to 1718's Hampton. Live entertainment, pirate camp, sea battles, fireworks, and family-oriented fun. Hampton, VA.
June 1 - 2, 2013. Bike MS: Virginia's Ocean to Bay Ride. Rides of varying lengths on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
June 1, 2013. Virginia's Clean the Bay Day. Join one of the volunteer efforts to clean up the Bay's shorelines.
June 1, 2013. Liberty Ship Cruise. Take a voyage aboard the historic Liberty Ship John W. Brown. Enjoy a cruise on the Patapsco River with re-enactments and military fly-bys. Baltimore, MD.
June 1, 2013. Lees and Independence Family Fun Festival at Stratford Hall. An event for the whole family. 4:40 - 8:30pm. Northern Neck, near Montross, VA.
June 2 - 17, 2013. Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival. Performances scheduled throughout the Eastern Shore area.
June 2, 2013. First Sunday Arts Festival. A portion of historic West Street above State Circle closes from Noon to 5:00 and becomes a festival of music, dance, arts, art, and crafts. Annapolis, MD.
June 6 - 8, 2013. Norfolk Harborfest. 37th annual waterfront festival in downtown Norfolk. Norfolk's biggest annual waterfront festival. Norfolk, VA.
June 7 - 8, 2013. Portsmouth Seawall Music Festival. Free local and regional musical entertainment. North Landing. Portsmouth, VA
June 8, 2013. Upper Chesapeake Hospice Regatta. Evening begins with sailboat race, followed by dinner, auctions, entertainment and dancing. Havre de Grace, MD.
June 9, 2013. Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. In this long-distance swim, swimmers take off from Sandy Point State park and 4.4 miles, crossing under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to finish at Hemingway's on the Eastern Shore. Annapolis, MD.
June 9, 2013. Ladies Rockfish Tournament. Men can captain or mate, but only ladies can fish. Fishing is from 6:00am to 1:30pm. Awards and party follow. Harrison's Chesapeake House. Tilghman Island, MD.
June 9, 2013. Ironman Eagleman Triathlon. Swim-Bike-Run endurance event and qualifier for the Ironman World Championship. Cambridge, MD.
JUne 12 - June 15, 2013. Cypress Festival. Visit by the Skipjack Hilda M. Willing, rides, games, arts and crafts, entertainment. Pocomoke, MD.
June 14 - 16, 2013. Tall Ships Cape Charles. Sailing vessels visit Cape Charles Harbor. Cape Charles, VA.
June 14 - 16, 2013. Anitique & Classic Boat Festival. This popular and long-running festival at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum features over 100 antique and classic boats. There will also be boat building demonstrations, maritime artists and craftsmen, and a nautical fleamarket.
June 15, 2013. Rivahfest. Tappahannock's annual celebration of the Rappahannock "Rivah" with a parade, maritime demonstrations, antique boat show, the Taste of Tappahannock, and a rubber ducky race. Tappahannock, VA.
June 22, 2013. Oxford Carboard Boat Race. Come see the fun as folks race in boats made of cardboard. Oxford, MD
June 22, 2013. Eastport-a-Rockin' 26 local bands on 3 stages. Lots of good food and beverages available. Vendors, arts and crafts, and a kids area too. Held at Second Street and Back Creek in Eastport, Annapolis, MD.
June 22, 2013. Summer Sailstice. Get out and sail for this global celebration of sailing held on the weekend closest to the summer solstice.
June 22, 2012. Summertime Blues Festival. An outdoor music festival at the Steppingstone Museum, featuring local, regional, and national blues acts. 2:00pm to 8:00pm. Havre de Grace, MD.June 22 -23, 2013. Thunder on the Narrows. Hydroplane boat racing. Kent Island Yacht Club. Exit 41 off Route 50. Gates open at 10:00. Kent Island, MD.
June 28 - 30, 2013. Hampton Jazz Festival. Hampton's annual music festival featuring top blues, soul, pop, and jazz performers. Hampton, VA.
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