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Chesapeake Bay Area Events - 2002
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January

Jan. 10  -  Patrick O'Brian: A Life Revealed.  Lecture on Dan King's latest book.  Mariner's Museum.

Jan. 19  -  Winter Lights: A Celebration of Chesapeake Bay Lighthouses.  Lighthouse book authors and lighthouse displays. Calvert Marine Museum.

Jan. 19- 27  -  The Chesapeake Bay Boat Show.  At the Baltimore Convention Center. 

Jan. 22 - 27  -  Building Your Own Eastport Pram.  Chesapeake Light Craft.

Jan. 26 - 27  -  Decoy Carving Workshop.  Two day workshop designed for beginner and intermediate carvers.  Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

Jan. 28  -  Savor The Bay.  The Lighthouse Inn Restaurant, 410-326-7491.  Includes a scientific lecture, culinary instructions and a four course meal.


February

Feb. 1 - 3  -  28th Annual East Coast Commercial Fishermen's and Aquaculture Trade Exposition at the Ocean City Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland.

Feb. 2  -  Fishing Flea Market.  Fishing equipment, raffles, and door prizes.  Solomons Fire and Rescue Station.

Feb. 2 - 10  -  47th Annual Eastern Sports, Boat, Camping, Travel & Outdoor Show in Harrisburg PA.  The Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show is the largest consumer event of its kind in North America.  800-511-8376

Feb. 9  -  1st Annual Sportfishing Seminar.  Half day seminar on Chesapeake Bay fishing.  Reedville Fisherman's Museum

Feb. 16  -  Chesapeake Bay "Plunge" at the Cape Charles Beach to benefit the Eastern Shore Habitat for Humanity.  Bonfire and lunch will follow.  757.442.4687

Feb. 16 - 17  -  Pasadena Sportfishing's 9th Annual Fishing & Boating Flea Market Show at Earleigh Heights Fire Hall 

Feb. 20  -  Grasses for the Masses Training Workshop.  Horn Point Laboratory.  A Chesapeake Bay Foundation workshop on how to grow underwater grasses in your home for transplant in local Bay tributary.

Feb.23 - 24  -  14th Annual Solomons Sportfishing Show and Seminar.  Hosted by the Solomons Charter Captains Association at the Holiday Inn Select.

Feb. 24  -  Voices of the Chesapeake Bay.  Barnes and Nobles in Annapolis from 2-4 p.m.  A lesson in science, civics, nature and fun!  410-956-0902 

Feb. 27  -  Savor the Bay.  DiGiovannis Resturantin Solomons.  Includes a scientific lecture, culinary instructions, and a four course meal.   Call 410-326-7491 for reservations.


March

March 14, 16, 21, 23, 28  -  Grasses for the Masses Training Workshop.  Phillip Merrill Environmental Center.  A Chesapeake Bay Foundation workshop on how to grow underwater grasses in your home for transplant in local Bay tributary.

March 27  -  Savor the Bay.  The Maryland Way Restaurant.  Includes a scientific lecture, culinary instructions, and a four course meal.  410-326-7491.


April

April 6, 14  -  Grasses for the Masses Training Workshop.  A Chesapeake Bay Foundation workshop on how to grow underwater grasses in your home for transplant in local Bay tributary.

April 11 - 14  -  Canton Boat Show & Fishing Expo.  At Baltimore Marine Center @ Lighthouse Point.

April 17 - 28  -  The Volvo Ocean Race.  The boats will arrive in Baltimore or April 17.   They sail to Annapolis on the 26 and the race restarts on the 28.

April 17 - 26  -  Baltimore Waterfront Festival.

April 19  -  Bull & Oyster Roast.  Welcome the Skipjacks with an all you can eat buffet, cash bar, raffles, auction, and music.  Come and support the Skipjacks.  Reservations suggested, call 410-393-4078 or 800-406-0766

April 20  -  Skipjacks Celebrate Earth Day.  Hutchins Park in Havre de Grace.  Skipjacks and Bay related activities.

April 20 & 21  -  Living history in the Drum Point Lighthouse.  Meet the Lighthouse Keeper & His Wife.

April 27  -  April Fools Kayak and Canoe Races.  Races on Mill Creek in downtown Hampton.

April 28  -  Chesapeake Bay Bridge Walk.


May

May 1  -  X-Crab-A-Ganza.  Live entertainment, Chesapeake Artique, Arts and Antiques of the Chesapeake Bay  Crabs may be purchased individually or by the dozen.

May 3 - 5  -  Rod 'n' Reel Pro-Am Fishing Tournament.

May 3 - 5  -  21st Annual Decoy and Wildlife Art Festival.  Havre de Grace Decoy Museum.  Decoy carvers, wildlife artists, auctions, and carving competitions.

May 4  -  Family Discovery Day.  Annual spring open house at the Calvert Marine Museum with music and special activities.

May 4 - 5  -  Chesapeake Antique Marine Engine Show.  Calvert Marine Museum.

May 4 - 5  -  Solomons Island Spring Launch.  Island-wide kick off to Solomons recreational season.

May 11  -  International Migratory Bird Day.  Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge offers tours of fisherman's island, refuge bird walks, canoe trips, and children and family activities.  Kiptopeake, VA.

May 11  -  Downtown Hampton Boat Show.  Over 20 dealers showing the hottest boats of the season.

May 12  -  Mother's Day Cruise.  A special evening cruise in honor of mothers.

May 13 - 18  -  Building Your Own Chesapeake 17.  Chesapeake Light Craft.

May 17 - 19  -  Mid Atlantic Maritime Arts Festival.  Art sale and demonstration, plus live music, boat rides, and food.

May 25 - 26  -  Chestertown Tea Party Festival.  Lots to do for the entire family.

May 31 -  June 1  -  Blackbeard Festival.  Pirate themed activities on the Hampton waterfront.  Hampton.


June

June 1  -  14th Annual Clean the Bay Day

June 1  -  Water Sightseeing Excursion. 1 PM to 3 PM at South Chesapeake Cityat the municipal Wharf.  12 years ago the authentic workboat Miss Clare started operation.  To celebrate  a special trip to Turkey Point Lighthouse is planned.

June 7 - 9  -  25th Annual Norfolk Harborfest.  Music, ships, fun, and fireworks.  Town Point park, downtown waterfront.

June 8  -  Applaud the Sun Party.  At Cape Charles Town Harbor.  Beer, band, dancing, food, sunset.

June 13  -  Bay Breeze Summer Concert.  Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum.

June 15 & 16  -  Maritime FestivalHavre de Grace Maritime Museum.  Demonstrations, workshops, classic boat show, music, and children's activities.

June 29  -  Canal Day.  Chesapeake City street fair, food, bands, and vendors.


July

July 3  -  Family Day on the Bay.  Fireworks celebration at Rod 'n' Reel Marina in Chesapeake Beach.

July 3  -  Forth of July Celebration, Independence Day Fireworks in Chespaeake Beach, North East, and Rock Hall

July 4  -  Forth of July Celebration, Independence Day Fireworks in Annapolis, Baltimore, Cambridge, Chestertown, Georgetown, and Solomon's Island.  Check your local papers for more information.

July 4  -  Fireworks Cruise.  8:00pm.  A special cruise aboard the Wm. B. Tennison.  Leaves from Calvert Marine Museum.

July 5  -  Forth of July Celebration, Independence Day Fireworks in Kent Narrows and Oxford

July 6  -  Forth of July Celebration, Independence Day Fireworks in Crisfield, Havre de Grace, Middle River, St. Mary's River, and St. Michaels.

July 11  -  Bay Breeze Summer Concert.  Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum.

July 16 - 18  -  76th Annual Hampton Cup Regatta.  Nine classes of hydroplane boat races at a festival with food and music.

July 21 - 23  -  Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge 2002.  10th annual regatta.

June 22  -  Tilghman Island Seafood Festival.  Seafood, music, crafts, and fireman's parade.

July 26 - 28  -  2002 Crownline Chesapeake Bay Bash at Tome's Landing Marina in Port Deposit Maryland.  Karaoke, Poker Cruise, Pig Roast, Music by The Mason-Dixon Band. Send email to jackt@epix.net for more info, or visit Crownline.com Owner's Forum.

July 27  -  4th Annual Eastern Shore of Virginia Blue Crab Music Festival.  Held in Cape Charles Central Park.


August

Aug. 3  -  Applaud the Sun Harbor Party.  At Cape Charles Town Harbor.  Beer, band, dancing, food.

Aug. 3 - 4  -  Crab Days.  Steamed crabs, crab cakes, and crab soup, plus live music, demonstrations, boats rides, and a children's activities tent.  At the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

Aug 5 - 9  -  White Marlin Open in Ocean City Maryland 

Aug. 8  -  Bay Breeze Summer Concert.  Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum.

Aug. 9 - 11  -  Cradle of the Invasion.  Calvert Marine Museum commemorates the Solomons Naval Amphibious Training base's role in WWII.

Aug. 10 - 11  -  22nd Annual Havre de Grace Seafood Festival.  Tydings Park.  A family event with the Upper Chesapeake Bay Crabcake Challenge, entertainment, and a silent auction.

Aug. 10 - 11  -  Wm. B. Tennison Excursion.  A special WWII tour from Calvert Marine Museum.

Aug. 25 - 26  -  Bay Fest.  North Beach, MD.

Aug. 31  -  Applaud the Sun Harbor Party.  At Cape Charles Town Harbor.  Beer, band, dancing, food.

Aug. 31 - Sept. 1  -  Solomons Island Festival.  Calvert Marine Museum hosts art, antiques, crafts, collectibles, flea market, wine festival, and waterman's seafood festival.

Aug. 31 - Sept. 2  -  Deal Island Skipjack Races.


September

Sept. 6 - 8  -  Hampton Bay Days.  This festival pays tribute to the Chesapeake Bay with music, bay activities, exhibits, and art show, and water events.

Sept 10 - 12  -  2002 Cruiser's Reunion at Anchorage Marina in Baltimore, Click here for more information.

Sept. 12  -  Bay Breeze Summer Concert.  Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum.

Sept. 20  -  Wm. B. Tennison Excursion.  Special 1812 tour.  Departs from the Calvert Marine Museum.

Sept. 21  -  Fort to Fort Open Swim.  Three mile swim from Fort Wool to Fort Monroe.

Sept. 21 - 22  -  Antique and Classic Boat Show.  Downtown Hampton Waterfront.

Sept. 26 - 29  -  Rock Hall Fall Fest 2002 at the Main Street and Sharp Street Pier in Rock Hall.

Sept. 28  -  "Save Navy Point" Meeting - Preserve this waterfront openspace in St. Michaels.

Sept. 28  -  10th Annual Solomons Island Biathalon.  Benefits graduate student research on the Chesapeake Bay.


October

Oct. 5  -  Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival.  Hundreds of amateur and professional boat builders bring their kayaks, canoes and skiffs.  At the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

Oct. 7 - 12  -  Building Your Own Annapolis Wherry.  Chesapeake Light Craft.

Oct. 10 - 14  -  33rd Annual Sailboat Show at the Annapolis City and Harbor.

Oct. 17 - 20  -  31st Annual Powerboat Show at the Annapolis City and Harbor.

Oct. 12  -  Seven Seas Cruising Association Annual Annapolis Gathering at Port Annapolis Marina.

Oct 12 - 13  -  Patuxent River Appreciation Days Festival.  At the Calvert Marine Museum.  Boat rides, seafood cooking demonstrations, and children's activities.

Oct. 14 - 19  -  Building Your Own Mill Creek 13 Kayak.  Chesapeake Light Craft.

Oct. 19  -  Tilghman Day.  Boat races and docking contests, crab picking and oyster shucking contests, exhibits and lots of food.

Oct. 21  -  Schooner Feast.  At Cape Charles Harbor.  Band, dancing, and dinner to welcome tall ships from the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race.  Advance tickets required.


November

Nov. 1 - 2  -  Urbanna Oyster Festival.  Food, parade, crafts, oyster shucking contest.  www.urbannaoysterfestival.com

Nov. 5  -  Oyster Fest.  Dine on raw, steamed, and fried oysters.  Learn oyster shucking, tonging, and nippering techniques.  Music, boat rides, and children's activity tent.

Nov. 8 - 10  -  32nd Annual Waterfowl Festival.

Nov. 9  -  Oyster Roast.  Reedville Fisherman's Museum


December

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