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Chesapeake Bay Area Events
 
Welcome to our Chesapeake Bay area events page.  We try to keep an up to date listing of Bay area events.  If you know of any events not listed here or an event that has changed or been canceled please let us know by clicking here.
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August

Aug. 3  -  The 56th Annual Crab Fest.  Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Annapolis.  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Aug. 3 & 4  -  Governor's Cup Race. Sponsored by St. Mary's College.  Starts Friday evening at 6:00 pm off Annapolis and ends at the St. Mary's River off St. Mary's College.

Aug. 4  -  Betterton Beach Day & Parade.  10:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Sand sculpting contests, tug-o-war, volley ball, etc.

Aug. 4  -  Family Duck Fest and Cruise for Kids at HarborView Marina and Yacht Club in Baltimore.  Festival featuring children's activities, food, entertainment.  A rubber duck race to raise money for Easter Seals starts at 2:00.  11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Aug. 4 & 5  -  Thunder on the Narrows.  Noon - 5:00 pm.  Hi-Performance Hydroplanes and Jersey Skiffs racing.  Food and entertainment on the grounds of the Kent Island Yacht Club.

Aug. 4 & 5  -  Crab Days at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.  10:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Activities include crabbing demonstrations, crab races, live music and boat rides.

Aug. 5  -  Grand National Fishing Tournament sponsored by the Grand National Waterfowl Association.  Cash prize for the biggest rockfish.  Starts at Old Salty's Restaurant in Hoopers Island, Maryland.

Aug. 10  -  John W. Brown Liberty Ship Cruise.

Aug. 10 & 11  -  Upper Bay Poker Run sponsored by Jackson Marine in North East.  Meeting Friday at 7:00 pm, Run begins Saturday at 10 pm, party with barbeque, food, drink, and games begins after finish.

Aug. 10  - 12  -  75th Annual Hampton Cup Regatta.  12 pm - 6:00 pm each day.  Ten classes of hydroplane boat races.  Races are on the water between Phoebus and Fort Monroe.   Food & beverage vendors, music, and radio station give-aways.  E. Mercury Bridge at Fort Monroe.  Hampton.

Aug. 11  -  Seafood Feastival at Sailwinds Park in Cambridge, MD.  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm.  $26.00 in advance.

Aug. 11  -  Antique and Classic Boat Show and Rally at Saunders Parkway Marina.  Moneta, Virginia.  Boats, music, and food. 

Aug. 11  -  Boaters Bluegrass Festival and BBQ.  An annual event open to all boaters at Point Lookout Marina in Ridge, Maryland.

Aug. 11  -  Susquehanna River Festival and Crab Feast at Port Deposit, Maryland..  10:00 am to 11:00 pm.   Food, activities, steamed crabs, and a walking tour of Port Deposit

Aug. 11  -  Mile Marker One Poker Run sponsored by the Virginia Powerboat Club in Norfolk.  Meeting at 8:00 am, run starts at 9:00 am.  Awards banquet starts at 8:00 pm.

Aug. 11 & 12  -  Havre De Grace Seafood Festival in Tydings Park from Noon - 8:00 pm Saturday & Noon - 6:00 pm on Sunday.  Food, arts and crafts, music etc.

Aug. 11 & 12  -  Log Canoe Regatta on the Choptank River at the Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford..  Races start at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.  Sunday's race starts at 10:00 am. 

Aug. 17 & 18  -  Onancock Harborfest Waterfront Festival with food, beverages, live musical entertainment, games, exhibits, arts and crafts, a paper boat race, and canoe and kayak races.  Friday 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to Midnight.

Aug. 18  -  Party on the Bay in Rock Hall.  Great seafood, games, arts & crafts, and exhibits on Bay heritage.  11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Aug. 18 - 19  -  Log Canoe Regatta on the Choptank River sponsored by the Cambridge Yacht Club.  Saturday races start at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm.  Sunday starts at 10:00 am.

Aug. 25 - 26  -  North Beach BayFest in North Beach, Maryland.  A waterfront festival with arts & crafts, activities for kids, parades, antique cars, music, and seafood.  Saturday 12 pm to 8:30 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 6:30pm.

Aug. 25 - 26  -  Myers Chesapeake Heritage Regatta on the Tred Avon River.  Classic Chesapeake Bay craft including log canoes, comets, Chesapeake 20s, Penguins, and Hamptons.  Registration at 9:00 am and the races begin at 10:00 am.

Aug 31- Sept. 2  -  54th Annual National Hard Crab Derby & Fair at Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield, MD.  Crab races, beauty pageant, parade, boat racing and docking contests, crab picking contest, carnival, games, arts & crafts, fresh seafood, live entertainment and fireworks.  Fun for the whole family.

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September

Sept. 1  -  4th Annual Kent Island Cup & Maryland Outrigger Challenge on Kent Island.  First race starts at 11:30 am, second race 2:30 pm. The Luau starts at 6:00 pm.

Sept. 1  -  John W. Brown Liberty Ship Cruise.

Sept. 1 & 2  -  Challenge Hydroplane Racing in Wilmer Park, Chestertown.

Sept. 1 - 3  -  Deal Island Skipjack Races

Sept. 7 - 9  -  19th Annual Hampton Bay Days in downtown Hampton, VA.   Friday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Sunday 12 pm - 5:00 pm.  Features fun for the whole family with live music, bay activities, seafood, fireworks, educational exhibits, kid's activities, sports and water events.

Sept. 7 - 9  -  The 35th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival at Sandy Point Park.  From 11:00 am - 8:00 pm. 

Sept. 15  -  9th Annual Wye Island Regatta at Wye Landing, Wye Mills.  Starts at 8:00 am.  A race around 12.4 mile race around Wye Island.  Open to any person powered boat.

Sept. 22- 28  -  Rolex Women's Keelboat Championships

Sept. 23  -  Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race at Long Wharf in Cambridge, tsrats at 10:00 am.

Sept. 28  -  Sixth Annual Rockfish Tournament, Kent Island.  Sunrise to 3:00 pm (measuring and banquet).  Call 410-643-8530 for more information.

Sept. 28 - 30  -  15th Annual Scorchy Tawes Pro Am Fishing Tournament in Crisfield. 

Sept. 29 & 30  -  Antique and Classic Boat Show in Hampton, VA.  Starts at 10:00 am  and goes to 6:00 pm.  In-water show with land exhibits, food and live entertainment.

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October

Oct. 4 - 8  -  U.S. Sailboat Show at the Annapolis City Pier.  10:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday is VIP Day, Friday thru Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Oct. 6  -  Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels.  From 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

Oct. 6  -  Terrapin Sands Fish Fry in Crisfield, MD.

Oct. 6  -  Tangier Sound Sea Kayak Challenge, Janes Island State Park.  A three mile kayak/canoe race through Janes Island and a 15 mile outrigger canoe race in the Tangier Sound.

Oct. 11 - 14  -  U.S. Powerboat Show.  Annapolis City Dock. Starts at 10:00 am - 6:00 am Thurs, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Fri. through Sat., 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday.

Oct. 13 & 14  -  Havre De Grace Waterfront Festival 2001 at Tydings Park, and Waterfront.  9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Oct. 17 - 21  -  The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race.

Oct. 22  -  7th Annual Schooner Feast in Cape Charles Harbor.  From 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  Advance tickets required.

Oct. 27th.  -  Harbor Club Regatta.

Oct. 27th.  -  Suddenly Alone Seminar - US Naval Academy, Annapolis.  From 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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November

Nov. 2 & 3  -  Urbanna Oyster Festival.  Starts at 10:00 am.

Nov. 9 - 11  -  31st Annual Waterfowl Festival in Easton, MD.  Starts at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Friday and Saturday and 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on Sunday.

Nov. 11  -  John W. Brown Liberty Ship Cruise

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December

Dec. 1  -  Holly Days Lighted Boat Parade on the Hampto\n River.  Starts at 7:00 pm Good viewing from the downtown waterfront area.

Dec. 8  -  Eastport Yacht Club's Light Parade on Spa Creek, Severna River, and Ego Alley to the City Dock in Annapolis.  From 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Dec. 25  -  Happy Holidays from TheBayGuide.com!

Dec. 31 to Jan. 1, 2002  -  Happy New year to all!

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