Kent Narrows Holiday Boat Parade
Parade starts at 6:30 pm, northside of Channel. Boats can be entered in 3 categories: workboat, sailboat, pleasure boat. Prizes will be awarded.
Queen Anne's County
Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic Rockfish Tournament
Thousands of recreational and professional anglers from Maine to North Carolina will be making their way to Maryland to compete for top honors and a chance at some big money in this year’s Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic, the Bay’s largest fall rockfish tournament. With over 250 boats and 1,500 anglers regularly competing, the prizes and competition is larger than ever.
Sandy Point State Park
Anne Arundel County
43rd Annual,United States Sailboat Show
October 4 - 8, 2012,
The United States Sailboat Show attracts more than 50,000 boating enthusiasts from around the world to the waterfront of historic Annapolis, Maryland. Recognized worldwide as the premier sailing showcase, this is the place to buy, sell or dream.
Annapolis City Dock and Harbor
Annapolis, Maryland 21403More info...
Harbor Day at the Docks –
a Waterfront Heritage Festival
Oct. 6, 2012
Celebrate the history and heritage of local maritime traditions, including both commercial fishing and sport fishing.
West Ocean City
Patuxent River Appreciation Days
Oct. 6-7, 2012
Boat rides, music, crafts fair, toy boat building; parade Sunday at 2pm. Free.
Calvert Marine Museum grounds
Cambridge Schooner Rendezvous
Oct. 19-21, 2012
Dockside tours. Choptank River Day sails on Schooners and tall ships with Chesapeake food and music.
Tilghman Island Day Festival
Oct. 20, 2012
Local seafood, live music, watermen contests, artisans, championship docking, oyster shucking, crab picking contests, auction.
St. Mary’s County Oyster Festival
Oct. 20-21, 2012
National shucking contest and oyster cook-off; lots of other seafood, exhibits, arts & crafts and live entertainment.
Sultana Projects’ Downrigging Weekend
Oct. 26-28, 2012
Where can you see a fleet of Tall Ships assembled in one of America’s best preserved historic seaports . . . hear lectures by some of the nation’s most respected maritime authors and environmental journalists . . . listen to performances from world-class musicians . . . and sail on some of the most beautiful sailing ships anywhere?
Chestertown, Kent County
Monster Rockfish Tournament
Oct. 26-27, 2012
The Chesapeake Bay's biggest fall open rockfish tournament.
Various towns in St. Mary’s County
Monster Rockfish Festival
Oct. 28, 2012
Rockfish cook-off and tastings, food, entertainment, artists, crafters, children's activities in a riverfront park.
Greenwell State Park
St. Mary’s County
Maritime Republic of Eastport's Tug of War
Billed as the longest International** Tug of War over water in the world , The Tug of War was originally conceived by the residents of Eastport thirteen years ago when the City of Annapolis used the excuse of a "public works project" to close the Spa Creek bridge that leads to Eastport from Annapolis.
Anne Arundel County
Celebrate the Bay oyster with live music, food, boat rides, demonstrations, and family activities.
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum