Thunder on the Narrows
June 22-23, 2013
Kent Narrow Racing Association stages its annual display of up-close and personal racing action that is fun for the whole family.
Kent Island Yacht Club
Queen Anne's County
Ocean City Tuna Tournament
July 12-14, 2013
Fish for big cash prizes for largest tuna, most pound caught and other entries. Enjoy a week of fun and competition. And you don't need to fish to join in on the fun. Come on down to the docks and watch the excitement as the fish come in and get weighed. We feature live entertainment, delicious food, cold drinks, tight lines and good times.
Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge
July 21-23, 2013
30th annual Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge regatta - a regional sailboat regatta drawing over 120 boats (and their crews and enthusiastic supporters) each year from across the country. The event features three days of round-the-buoys racing and three nights of rip-roaring parties. A point-to-point race from Annapolis to Solomons on Friday night, July 19th, brings many of the fleet contenders to town.
Cambridge Classic Powerboat Regatta
July 26-28, 2013
This is the oldest active race in the country. Check out the thrills 'n spills on the Choptank River at the American Powerboat Association-sanctioned world class of inboard hydroplane and flat-bottom boats race on July 26-28. The action will happen at Great Marsh Park in Cambridge, near Somerset Avenue and Hambrooks Boulevard. Free admission to watch the races! The Cambridge Classic has been an integral part of city and county heritage for many years. Sponsored by the Cambridge Power Boat Regatta Association. It'll be a weekend full of excitement.
Great Marsh Park
Watermen Heritage Tours
Through September 1, 2013
Going out on the Bay with an experienced waterman is a one of a kind experience. These tours range from crabbing adventures with trotlines and crab pots, to scenic kayak tours, to photography trips, sunset sails and traditional skipjack charters. Each tour allows participants to see a unique aspect of what it is like to live and work on the waters of the Chesapeake.
Annapolis Harbor & U.S. Naval Academy Cruise
Through September 2, 2013
Step aboard Harbor Queen for a narrated cruise of historic Annapolis Harbor and the banks of the U.S. Naval Academy. Enjoy getting on the water and catching a glimpse of the Bay Bridges. This 40-minute cruise is the perfect introduction to Annapolis and fun for the whole family. Departs every hour.
53rd ANNUAL SKIPJACK RACE & FESTIVAL
August 31 - September 2, 2013
"THE" skipjack race! Music, car show, boat docking, vendors. Home to still active commercial skipjacks.
Maryland Bassmaster Weekend Series
September 7, 2013
The Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Fishing tournament comes back to Smallwood State Park, where master anglers will compete in their Weekend Series.
Smallwood State Park
Calvert County Watermen's Festival
September 22, 2013
The Festival is perhaps best known for our Boat Docking Contest, during which work boats and charter boats compete within their divisions for cash, prizes and trophies. Never a dull moment, this is a spectacular event to watch! Live entertainment will be provided by Deanna Dove
Dock Day On The Bay
September 28, 2013
Honoring Eastern Shore Maritime Heritage. Commercial, sport fishing and historic boats. Fresh Maryland Seafood; crab pot making, fish cleaning and seafood cooking demonstrations; children's activities, local seafood packers and maritime arts & crafts.
Nanticoke River Jamboree
October 5, 2013
The Nanticoke River Jamboree is an annual event held at Handsell, a National Register Site, near Vienna in Dorchester County. A celebration of the history and pristine environment of the river, the Jamboree features a yearly theme through re-enactments, exhibits, entertainment and family events. This year's inspiration is Harriet Tuman's "Waterway to Freedom."
North Beach Bay Harvestfest
October 5, 2013
Featuring music by Sarah Grey and Sam Grow, pig and duck races, children’s events, vendors, food, and family friendly fun!
Blessing of the Fleet
October 5-6, 2013
This two day event boasts traditional Southern Maryland seafood, local artists and crafters, tours of the Maryland Dove, and ferry trips to St. Clement's Island and Blackistone Lighthouse. With children's events, a family-friendly parade, fireworks on Saturday, Reptile World on Sunday, and a whole lot of history, it is a weekend not to be missed!
St. Mary's County
Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival
October 5-6, 2013
Sailing skiffs, rowing shells, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, prams, and one-of-a-kind boats will be on display and in the water throughout this family-oriented event. Boat owners hailing from all over the country will also be available to share their knowledge and boating experiences with visitors.
44th Annual,United States Sailboat Show
Oct 10-14, 2013
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
Rock Hall FallFest
October 12, 2013
Celebrate the Oyster! Fallfest will bring you the usual wonderful mix of music which has made this Rock Hall Festival a toe-tappin, hip swingin’, up-front-and-personal family festival, on Main Street in Rock Hall. Stop by the Eastern Neck NWR outreach booth
Patuxent River Appreciation Days
Oct 12-13, 2013
Boat rides, music, crafts fair, toy boat building; parade Sunday at 2pm. Free.
Calvert Marine Museum grounds
Tilghman Island Day Festival
Oct 19, 2013
Local seafood, live music, watermen contests, artisans, championship docking, oyster shucking, crab picking contests, auction.
St. Mary’s County Oyster Festival
Oct 19-20, 2013
National shucking contest and oyster cook-off; lots of other seafood, exhibits, arts & crafts and live entertainment.