Calendar of Events
This is a calendar of events taking place on and around the Chesapeake Bay for the months of July, August, and September. The calendar includes a wide variety of events including festivals, boat races, boat shows, fishing tournaments, exhibitions, seminars and workshops.
July – September 2017July 1 – Crisfield Freedom Fest. A day of fun for the whole family at Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield, Maryland. Food, music, arts & crafts, kid's… Crisfield MD. July 1 – Big Band Night at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. This is the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's Independence Day celebration event. Two vocalists will join the 18-piece Shades of Blue… St. Michaels Maryland. July 2 – 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. July 2 – Havre de Grace 4th of July Celebration. 2017 Havre de Grace, Maryland 4th of July events take place on Sunday, July 2nd and include a parade… Havre de Grace MD. July 4 – Cambridge Maryland 4th of July Fireworks. Fireworks are launched over the Choptank River. Start time is dusk (a little after 9:00 p.m.). Best viewing spots include… Cambridge MD. July 4 – Cape Charles Parade and Fireworks. Craft and food vendors are set up all day along Bay Avenue. The parade, from Bay Avenue to Mason Avenue,… Cape Charles VA. July 4 – National Mall Fourth of July Celebration. Celebrate the 4th of July on the National Mall in Washington DC. Washington DC celebrates with a parade, concert, fireworks,… Washington DC. July 4 – Solomons Island 4th of July Fireworks. The 2017 Solomons fireworks are scheduled for Tuesday, July 4 between 9:15 and 9:30 p.m. Please visit the Solomons Business… Solomons Island Maryland. July 4 – Yorktown July 4th Celebration. Yorktown's July 4th Celebration include the Yorktown Independence Day 8K run and 5K walk at York High School, and a… Yorktown VA. July 4 – Rock Hall 4th of July Parade and Festival. The annual 4th of July Parade down Rock Hall's Main Street, parade starts at 10 AM A festival follows at… Rock Hall Maryland. July 4 – Norfolk 4th of July Great American Picnic and Fireworks. Norfolk's annual Independence Day celebration takes place at the waterfront Town Point Park from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.. There… Norfolk VA. July 4 – Annapolis 4th of July Parade. Annapolis' annual 4th of July Parade with marching bands, fire engines old and new, cars and vans, and marching groups.… Annapolis MD. July 4 – Mathews County 4th of July Fireworks. Food, fun, and music begin at 6:30 p.m. at Mathews High School. Fireworks start at 9:00 p.m. Please visit the… Mathews VA. July 4 – Baltimore's 4th of July Celebration. 7:00 p.m. concert by the U.S. Navy Band Commodores at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater. Fireworks display begins at 9:30 p.m.… Baltimore MD. July 4 – Newport News 4th of July Stars in the Sky. Newport News' 4th of July Event at Victory Landing Park starts at 7:00 p.m. with free children’s rides (giant slides, moon… Newport News VA. July 4 – Annapolis 4th of July Fireworks. Firework launch from a barge in Annapolis Harbor. Start time is 9:15 p.m.. The best viewing areas include public spaces… Annapolis MD. July 4 – Chestertown 4th of July Fireworks. Chestertown’s July 4th Fireworks are launched as soon as possible after dusk, usually between 9 and 9:15 p.m.. There is… Chestertown MD. July 4 – Virginia Beach 4th of July Oceanfront Fireworks. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. and can be seen from anywhere along the boardwalk. Virginia Beach VA. July 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. July 7 – Summer Brewfest at Norfolk's Town Point Park. Event is free and open to the public. Live music provided by Brandon Bower. 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at… Norfolk VA. July 8 – Sharkfest! at Calvert Marine Museum. The museum's annual Sharkfest! event features sharks, with live shark exhibits, educational displays, a shark game show, and more. Please… Solomons MD. July 8 – DrinkMaryland. A North Beach, Maryland event featuring local craft beverages. Open air event with local wine, cider, beer, and spirits, plus… North Beach MD. July 8 – Taste of Cambridge. Taste the best of what the area has to offer across 5 crab dish categories and vote on your favorite.… Cambridge Maryland. July 21 - July 23 – Artscape. America's largest free arts festival, featuring 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits; concerts on outdoor stages;… Baltimore MD. August 4 – 72nd Annual Annapolis Rotary Crab Feast. The 72nd annual Rotary Club of Annapolis Crab Feast will be held on Friday, August 4th, 2017, from 5 to… Annapolis MD. August 4 – 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. August 5 – Upper Bay Art Festvial. Chesapeake Bay and Boating Inspired Arts & Crafts. Food Trucks, Beer, Wine. Music by Wallis & Co. Face Painting and Fun… North East MD. August 5 – Annapolis Crab Feast. This all-you-can-eat and drink feast has been going on for over 70 years. Held at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium… Annapolis MD. August 6 – 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. August 11 - August 13 – Rock Hall Pirates & Wenches Fantasy Weekend. A pirate-themed festival for buccaneers and landlubbers of all ages. Events include parties, rum tasting, a sea shanty sing-a-long and… Rock Hall Maryland. August 13 – Watermen's Appreciation Day at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Watermen’s Appreciation Day celebrates Chesapeake watermen and their heritage. The event includes a “watermen’s rodeo” boat docking contest, and live… St. Michaels Maryland. August 19 – Norfolk Latino Music Festival 2017. An evening of Latino music at Norfolk's waterfront Town Point Park. 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Free and open to… Norfolk VA. August 20 – Virginia Symphony Concert in the Park. Enjoy a free outdoor performance of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in Norfolk's waterfront Town Point Park. Open lawn seating is… Norfolk VA. August 26 - August 27 – Portsmouth Seawall Art Show. This juried art show at Portsmouth's waterfront has been happening for over 40 years now. Purchase items from the many… Portsmouth VA. September 1 – 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. September 2 – Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Charity Boat Auction. The live auction begins at 11:00 a.m. along the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's waterfront campus, where more than 90 boats—ranging… St. Michaels Maryland. September 2 - September 4 – Deal Island Annual Skipjack Races and Festival. Watch iconic Chesapeake Bay Skipjacks race off the shores of Deal Island, Maryland. The festival runs Saturday - Monday, with… Deal Island MD. September 3 – 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. September 16 - September 17 – Summer Send-Off: Blues Brews & BBQs. Cambridge, Maryland's end of summer block party, with live music, food, beverages, and more. Downtown Cambridge. Please visit the event… Cambridge Maryland. September 23 – Ribtoberfest & Southern Foodways. Southern food festival with southern-style food and beverages and a live blues band. Held at Norfolk's waterfront Town Point Park.… Norfolk VA.