Calendar of Events
This is a calendar of events taking place on and around the Chesapeake Bay for the months of April, May, and June. The calendar includes a wide variety of events including festivals, boat races, boat shows, fishing tournaments, exhibitions, seminars and workshops.
April – June 2017March 15 - April 16 – National Cherry Blossom Festival. Since spring-like weather arrived early this year, the Cherry Blossom Festival has been rescheduled to begin five days earlier than… Washington DC.
March 30 - April 2 – Annapolis Film Festival. Films, talks, and panels at multiple venues throughout Annapolis. Weekend passes, day passes, and individual event tickets are available. Please… .
March 31 - April 8 – Light City Baltimore. Free festival with large-scale light installations, performances, music, interactive technologies, food vendors, and a children's area along the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Baltimore MD.
April 2 - April 8 – Talbot Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants offer prix fix (set price) lunches and dinners with special menus showcasing their finest dishes. Restaurants are located… .
April 6 – Cambridge Spring Fling. This event features a "Taste of Downtown" with tastings from local eateries, plus live music. Held at the Hyatt Regency… Cambridge MD.
April 7 – First Fridays in Leonardtown, MD. On the first Friday of every month, historic Leonardtown's art galleries, restaurants, cafes, gift shops, antique shops, bookstores, etc. open… Leonardtown MD.
April 9 – Havre de Grace Maritime Museum Open House. Annual open house event when the museum unveils new exhibits and programs, and recognizes volunteers, donors, and members. Free admission.… Havre de Grace Md.
April 15 – Annual Boatyard Opening Day Rockfish Fishing Tournament. Celebrate the opening of spring rockfish season by participating in the Boatyard Opening Day tournament. This is a catch and… Annapolis Maryland.
April 21 - April 23 – Bay Bridge Boat Show. Powerboat show held at Bay Bridge Marina in Stevensville, MD. Over 350 boats will be on display. The show includes… Stevensville MD.
April 21 - April 23 – Bay Bridge Boat Show. Annual boat show held at Bay Bridge Marina in Stevensville, MD. New powerboats and fishing boats, up to 75 feet… Stevensville MD.
April 22 – Oxford Day. This annual event in the waterfront town of Oxford Maryland includes a parade, dog walk, plant sale, pirates encampment, live… Oxford Maryland.
April 22 - April 29 – Virginia's Historic Garden Week. Tour historic homes and gardens throughout Virginia April 22-29. Chesapeake Bay region tours include James River Plantations, Hampton-Newport News, Northern… .
April 25 – Blessing of the Fleet at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Join the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for their annual Blessing of the Fleet on April 25th. The ceremony begins at… St. Michaels Maryland.
April 26 – North Beach Concert on the Pavilion. Free outdoor concert held at the Pavilion on the boardwalk in North Beach, Maryland. The Winstons are scheduled to perform.… North Beach MD.
April 27 - April 30 – Paint the Town, Chestertown. The annual Paint the Town event brings artists to Chestertown, Maryland for three days of painting local scenery. The paintings are… Chestertown Maryland.
April 28 - April 30 – Adkins Arboretum Plant Nursery Spring Open House & Plant Sale. Enhance your property with some beautiful native plants. Ridgely Maryland.
April 28 - April 30 – Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show. Get an early jump on the boating season with the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show in-water boat show. There will be… Annapolis MD.
April 28 – Cape Charles Blessing of the Fleet. The annual Cape Charles Blessing of the Fleet includes a ceremony followed by a harbor party with live music. 6:00… Cape Charles Va.
April 29 - April 30 – St. Michaels WineFest. Wine tastings at 10+ venues throughout the town of St. Michaels, MD. Food is available for purchase at most venues.… St Michaels MD.
April 29 – Low Country Shrimp Boil. An annual event sponsored by the Cape Charles Historical Society and held at the Cape Charles Museum. The menu includes… Cape Charles Virginia.
May 5 - May 7 – Decoy & Wildlife Art Festival. The 36th Annual Decoy & Wildlife Art Festival takes place May 5 - 7, 2017 at the Havre de Grace Middle… Havre de Grace MD.
May 5 - May 7 – Rod N Reel Pro Am Fishing Tournament. Three day sportfishing tournament out of Chesapeake Beach, MD. Daily prizes, children and ladies prizes, captain's bags, door prizes. Please… Chesapeake Beach MD.
May 5 – First Fridays in Leonardtown, MD. On the first Friday of every month, historic Leonardtown's art galleries, restaurants, cafes, gift shops, antique shops, bookstores, etc. open… Leonardtown MD.
May 6 – Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race. This fun annual event features a variety of human-powered amphibious sculptures racing on the streets and in the waters of… Baltimore MD.
May 6 - May 7 – Lower Bay Boat Show. New and pre-owned boats, plus vendor booths at Bluewater Yachting Center in Hampton, VA. Event is free and open to… Hampton VA.
May 6 – Baltimore Wine & Food Festival. The 2nd annual wine and food festival. Held at Rash Field at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. All-you-can-taste with 150 different international… Baltimore MD.
May 6 - May 7 – Spring Town Point Wine Festival. Annual wine festival held along the waterfront at Norfolk's Town Point Park. Over 200 wines from more than 30 Virginia… Norfolk VA.
May 13 – Kiwanis Boat Auction and Nautical Flea Market. Annual boat auction and nautical flea market. A list of boats to be auctioned it available at the event website.… Lancaster VA.
May 13 – Deltaville Seafood Festival. Deltaville's annual seafood festival, with seafood, live music, boat show, and more. Please visit the event website for details. Deltaville Va.
May 13 – Bay Day at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. Fun for the whole family, with free demonstrations, kids activities, live music, artisans, and more. Please visit the event website for… Tilghman Island MD.
May 19 - May 26 – United States Naval Academy Commissioning Week. Graduation week at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. The Blue Angels perform a flight demonstration on May 23 beginning at… Annapolis Maryland.
May 20 – St. Michaels Running Festival. Billed as the "flattest, fastest 13.1 in the Mid-Atlantic." This event includes a half marathon as well as several shorter… St Michaels MD.
May 20 – The Preakness. Baltimore hosts the second race in horse racing's triple crown with the Preakness at Pimlico Race Course. The race is… Baltimore Maryland.
May 20 - May 21 – Virginia Beer Festival. Annual event held at Norfolk's waterfront Town Point Park. Featuring over 150 beers and ciders from regional and international breweries,… Norfolk VA.
May 26 - May 28 – Chestertown Tea Party. This long-standing annual festival commemorates Chestertown's colonial resistance to British rule with a weekend of events. There's a street festival… Chestertown MD.
May 26 - May 27 – Chillin' on the Choptank. Two day event at Sailwinds Park in Cambridge, Maryland. Wine and beer tastings, oysters and other regional fare, and live… Cambridge MD.
May 27 - May 28 – Brew at the Zoo. Enjoy the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and unlimited beer samplings at this annual fundraiser event. Saturday and Sunday on Memorial… Baltimore MD.
May 29 – Annapolis Memorial Day Parade. The parade starts at 10:00 a.m.. The parade follows the traditional route on West Street, goes around Church Circle, down… Annapolis MD.
June 1 – Annapolis Greek Festival. Continuous live Greek music, traditional Greek dance performances, and authentic Greek foods, wines, and deserts. Held at Sts. Constantine &… Annapolis Maryland.
June 2 - June 4 – Blackbeard Festival. Hampton's annual pirate-themed festival. There's a big Pirates Ball Friday evening, then two days of events on the weekend. Held… Hampton VA.
June 2 – First Fridays in Leonardtown, MD. On the first Friday of every month, historic Leonardtown's art galleries, restaurants, cafes, gift shops, antique shops, bookstores, etc. open… Leonardtown MD.
June 3 – St. Michaels Brew Fest. Over 100 beers and live music at three locations in St. Michaels, MD. Please visit the event website for details… St Michaels MD.
June 3 – Wings & Wheels at Cambridge-Dorchester Airport. Enjoy a day of cars, trucks, bikes, and planes on Saturday, June 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m at… Cambridge MD.
June 4 – Annapolis First Sunday Arts Festival. Monthly arts fest held in Annapolis, Maryland's Arts District, an the first blocks of Calvert Street and West Street in… Annapolis MD.
June 9 - June 11 – Norfolk Harborfest. Norfolk's long-standing annual waterfront festival. Held at Town Point Park. The event is free and open to the public. Tall… Norfolk VA.
June 9 – North Beach Free Concert at the Pavilion. Free outdoor concert held at the Pavilion on the boardwalk in North Beach, Maryland. Bamboo Chicken Band is scheduled to… North Beach MD.
June 10 - June 11 – HonFest Bawlmer. Annual street festival in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood, celebrating Baltimore's working women, particularly those who wore the beehive do's of the… Baltimore MD.
June 10 - June 11 – Pirate Fest Weekend. The Lock House Museum in Havre de Grace, Maryland hosts this annual Pirate-themed event that includes a pub crawl, Pirate… Havre de Grace MD.
June 10 – 2017 Dragon Boat Festival at North Beach, MD. Teams race dragon boats off the shores of North Beach in this fundraiser event for End Hunger in Calvert County.… North Beach MD.
June 10 – Bands in the Sand. Fundraiser event for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Food, drinks, and live music on the beach at the Philip Merrill Environmental… Annapolis MD.
June 16 - June 18 – CBMM Antique and Classic Boat Festival. See classic wooden boats, vintage race boats, and other antique and Chesapeake Bay-related boats at this annual festival held at… St. Michaels Maryland.
June 17 – RivahFest. Tappahannock Virginia's celebration of the Rappahannock River. Live music, "RivahFest Idol" competition, vendors, food, beer garden, children's rides. Visit the… Tappahannock VA.
June 17 – Eastport-a-Rockin'. Eastport's annual music festival features live local music on four stages, food vendors, and a variety of non-profit exhibits, items for… Annapolis MD.
June 17 – Baltimore Wine Fest. Over 140 wines from around the world, plus gourmet food from local eateries. Held at Canton Waterfront Park. Live music, chef’s… Baltimore MD.
June 23 - June 25 – Bayou Boogaloo Music & Cajun Food Festival. Annual Cajun music and food festival held in Norfolk's waterfront Town Point Park. Two stages of music, Arts Market of… Norfolk VA.
June 24 – Gwynn's Island Festival. Live music, Arts and Crafts, Food Vendors at the Gwynn’s Island Civic Center grounds + 5K/8K Kukini Run. $12 Chicken… Gwynn VA.