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Events In Somerset County

February 4-9, 2018
WOODWORKING: DECOY CARVING LIKE THE OLD MASTERS (A ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM)
Address: Tawes Museum - 3 Ninth Street - Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: roadscholar.org

Join Rich Smoker, Ward Foundation World Champion, as he conducts a hands-on, decoy-carving seminar. Starting from a block of wood and using only hand tools, learn to carve, paint and finish your own bird. The class is geared to all skill levels and provides individualized instruction to every participant. For more info, visit the link.

Master Carver Rich Smoker.  Photo by Edwin Remsburg. Photo credit: Edwin Remsburg
April 21, 2018
5TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY FIELD DAY
Address: Long Centralized Athletic Facility - 30290 Sam Barnes Road - Westover, MD 21871
Phone:   410-651-4980
Website: somersetrecandparks.org
Cost: Free


Children's activities, demonstrations, food and more.


April 26-29, 2018
DELMARVA BIRDING WEEKEND
Website: delmarvabirding.org
Handicap Accessible: Limited ADA

Cost: Trips range from $15 to $85


Migration of shorebirds, waterfowl & nesting birds. Guided & self-guided tours. Advanced registration recommended. The Delmarva region possesses an extensive variety of environments including barrier islands, coastal bays, tidal wetlands, cypress swamps, upland fields and primeval forests. More bird sightings have been recorded here than in any other region of the state. The weekend combines boat trips, canoe treks and expeditions by foot. While you participate in the activities, you will be helping birds by promoting bird and habitat conservation.

Opportunities to view wildlife, both migratory and indigenous, abound in Somerset. Don't forget your binoculars and/or camera.

Tri-colored Heron by Michelle Goodridge
Tri-colored Heron in Deal Island, MD (Photo credit: Michelle Goodridge)
May 5, 2018
PRINCESS ANNE STREET FEST
Address: Downtown Princess Anne
Phone:   Dennis Williams 410-651-2118
Handicap Accessible: ADA


10 am-2 pm. Food, children's activities, kiddie train rides, martial arts demonstration, crafts & entertainment.

Grab a bite to eat and absorb the local culture at our many small and large events throughout the year.

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(Photo Credit: Patty Hancock Photography)
May 6-11, 2018
BEST OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY (A ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM)
Address: Tawes Museum - 3 Ninth Street - Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: www.roadscholar.org

Sunday – Friday. J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum/Crisfield. Discover the colorful Chesapeake Bay and its isolated islands while learning about its cultural heritage, fascinating history and coastal maritime traditions. Learn firsthand about the bay’s active seafood industry, visit seafood processing sites, and experience daily life in the small working waterfront fishing town of Crisfield. Savor local meals in a variety of restaurants featuring a variety of seafood, including crab and fish. Classes are held at the museum overlooking one of Chesapeake’s largest public marinas. For more information, visit their website.



Road Scholar:  Adventures in Lifelong Learing
May 12, 2018
SOMERSET STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
Address: 28390 Crisfield-Marion Road - Marion Station, MD 21838
Phone:   Somerset Co Arts Council 410-968-2787
Website: www.somersetmdstrawberryfestival.com
Handicap Accessible: ADA


Sat 9 am-4 pm. Live music, food, strawberries, Junior Miss, Little Miss & Mr. Strawberry will reign over the event (pageants May 4), parade, arts and crafts vendors, local strawberry history, children's activities. Somerset Fire Departments Tug-o'-war.

Strawberries waiting to be dished up at the Somerset Strawberry Festival in Marion. (Patty Hancock Photography)
Strawberries waiting to be dished up at the Somerset Strawberry Festival in Marion. (Patty Hancock Photography)
May 13-18, 2018
BEST OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY (A ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM)
Address: Tawes Museum - 3 Ninth Street - Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: www.roadscholar.org

Sunday – Friday. J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum/Crisfield. Discover the colorful Chesapeake Bay and its isolated islands while learning about its cultural heritage, fascinating history and coastal maritime traditions. Learn firsthand about the bay’s active seafood industry, visit seafood processing sites, and experience daily life in the small working waterfront fishing town of Crisfield. Savor local meals in a variety of restaurants featuring a variety of seafood, including crab and fish. Classes are held at the museum overlooking one of Chesapeake’s largest public marinas.

Road Scholar:  Adventures in Lifelong Learning
May 24 - 26, 2018
PLEIN AIR CRISFIELD
Address: Crisfield, MD 21817
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.facebook.com/crisfieldmdpleinair/
Cost: $30 entry fee


Artists participate in three days of painting in authentic, beautiful Crisfield and the surrounding areas. This is a casual, non-competitive painting event, featuring a Welcome Cocktail Party at a private, historic home, and a group nocturne. Sales of the paintings will take place at the May 26th Fourth Saturday Bay Stroll. Limit 30 artists.


May 26, 2018
SOFT SHELL METRIC CENTURY
Address: American Legion Post #16 - 116 Lorrie Quinn Drive - Crisfield, MD 21817
Phone:   Contact: Vinnie Sirna at 410-749-0144
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: www.salisburyjc.com
Handicap Accessible: Limited ADA


Show and go start 8-9 am. Crisfield American Legion, 116 Lorrie Quinn Drive, Crisfield. Riders have the option of following the 62.1-mile (100-kilometer) route or the 23.1-mile route. Both routes pass through some of Crisfield’s most picturesque and historic areas. SAG service and rest stops available. All participants receive T-shirts and assigned numbers. Day of registration is accepted, but Advanced Registration is encouraged.

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Cycling in Somerset is made easy, since most of the county is part of a flat tidal plain. (Patty Hancock Photography)
May 26, 2018
3rd ANNUAL SMITH ISLAND ART FESTIVAL
Address: Smith Island Cultural Center - 20846 Caleb Jones Road - Ewell, MD 21824
Phone:   410-425-3351
Website: www.smithislandexperience.com

11 am – 4 pm. Smith Island Cultural Center highlights resident Island Artists and Craft-persons, as well as the work of local mainland creators. Enjoy live music, boat building and waterman’s demonstrations, and food – including authentic Smith Island Cake. If you would like to be a participating Artist or Vendor, please visit the website for registration.


May 26, 2018
CRISFIELD 4th SATURDAY BAY STROLL - WELCOME SUMMER
Address: Crisfield City Dock - 1300 W. Main Street - Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: https://www.facebook.com/wbycradio/

4 - 7 pm. Break out the flip flops and welcome the summer in the best possible location, on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Skip the beach crowds but get all the benefit of warm bay breezes and the Bay sunsets. Food, entertainment, and fun. Plein Air participants will have paintings of the area, created during the event May 24-26, available for sale.


May 26, 2018
CRAB & CRUISE ™ - MOTOWN THROWDOWN SEASON KICK-OFF
Address: Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: http://crabandcruise.com/
Cost: $


All you can eat crabs, shrimp, ribs, wings and Smith Island cake, followed by a Motown party boat cruise? Yes, please! The Kick Off Event of the 2018 Crab & Cruise season starts with a tribute to the Motown Era!! Come wearing your best Motown fashion because there will be a $250 Crab Place gift card awarded to the best dressed. After your feast, you’ll head to the boat where DJ/MC Flea will be ready with all your Motown Era favorites from the 60's, 70's, 80's and many more!! This is one of the Can't Miss Events of the Season!!

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May 27, 2018
26th ANNUAL SOFT SHELL FESTIVAL
Address: Crisfield City Dock - 1300 W. Main Street - Crisfield, MD 21817
Phone:   Crisfield Lions & Lioness/Crisfield Area C of C 410-968-2500 or 800-782-3913
Website: www.crisfieldchamber.com
Handicap Accessible: ADA


Noon-5 pm. Seafood/sides/beverage. Kids' activities, arts and crafts, demonstrations, Watermen's Hall of Fame, fresh crab cakes & soft crabs.


June 2, 2018
CRAB & CRUISE ™ - DJ ADAM DUTCH R&B/HIP HOP PARTY (90’s Era)
Address: Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: http://crabandcruise.com

All You Can Eat Crab Feast featuring Maryland steamed crabs, shrimp, corn, BBQ ribs, meatballs, wings, hush puppies & waffle fries plus free 48 oz domestic draft beer pitchers during the feast! Finish it off with a slice of Smith Island cake, Maryland's state dessert!! After the feast, you’ll head to the party boat where DJ Adam Dutch plays all the hits from the Newer Generation of R&B and Hip Hop. Adam is known for playing your favorites like Janet Jackson, TLC, Bel Biv DeVeo, Usher, Warren G, OutKast, Jay Z, Ludacris, Destiny Child, Naughty by Nature, Mary J. Blige, Pharrell, Drake and Beyonce while adding his own special ReMix flair to this sunset cruise.

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June 3-8, 2018
BEST OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY (A ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM)
Address: Tawes Museum - 3 Ninth Street - Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: www.roadscholar.org

Sunday – Friday. J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum/Crisfield. Discover the colorful Chesapeake Bay and its isolated islands while learning about its cultural heritage, fascinating history and coastal maritime traditions. Learn firsthand about the bay’s active seafood industry, visit seafood processing sites, and experience daily life in the small working waterfront fishing town of Crisfield. Savor local meals in a variety of restaurants featuring a variety of seafood, including crab and fish. Classes are held at the museum overlooking one of Chesapeake’s largest public marinas.

Road Scholar:  Adventures in Lifelong Learning
June 16, 2018
CRAB & CRUISE ™ - DJ FLEA ULTIMATE DANCE PARTY (OLD SCHOOL R&B)
Address: Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: crabandcruise.com

All you can eat crabs, shrimp, ribs, wings and Smith Island cake, followed by an R&B Hip Hop party boat? Sounds like an Excellent Time! After you feast like King & Queens, you’ll head over to the boat where DJ/MC Flea will be on board to spread that 70s and 80s vibe playing your R&B and Hip Hop favorites. Rick James to Kool & The Gang, Teddy Pendergrass to Earth, Wind & Fire, "Rapper's Delight" to "Play that Funky Music White Boy"......something for everyone.

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June 17 - 22, 2018
BEST OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY (A ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM)
Address: Tawes Museum - 3 Ninth Street - Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: www.roadscholar.org

Sunday – Friday. J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum/Crisfield. Discover the colorful Chesapeake Bay and its isolated islands while learning about its cultural heritage, fascinating history and coastal maritime traditions. Learn firsthand about the bay’s active seafood industry, visit seafood processing sites, and experience daily life in the small working waterfront fishing town of Crisfield. Savor local meals in a variety of restaurants featuring a variety of seafood, including crab and fish. Classes are held at the museum overlooking one of Chesapeake’s largest public marinas.

Road Scholar:  Adventures in Lifelong Learning
June 23, 2018
CRAB & CRUISE ™ - DJ ADAM DUTCH R&B/HIP HOP PARTY CRUISE (90’s ERA)
Address: Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: crabandcruise.com

All You Can Eat JUMBO Crab Feast featuring Maryland steamed crabs, shrimp, corn, BBQ ribs, meatballs, wings, hush puppies & waffle fries plus free 48 oz domestic draft beer pitchers during the feast! Finish it off with a slice of Smith Island cake, Maryland's state dessert!! After the feast, you’ll head to the party boat where DJ Adam Dutch plays the hits from the Newer Generation of R&B and Hip Hop. Adam is known for playing your favorites like Janet Jackson, TLC, Bel Biv DeVeo, Usher, Warren G, OutKast, Jay Z, Ludacris, Destiny Child, Naughty by Nature, Mary J. Blige, Pharrell, Drake and Beyonce while adding his own special ReMix flair to this sunset cruise.

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June 30, 2018
CRABPLACE.COM’S CRAB & CRUISE ™ - BACK TO THE 80’s RETRO PARTY
Address: Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: crabandcruise.com

All you can eat crabs, shrimp, ribs, wings and Smith Island cake, followed by a Retro 80's party boat? Like, Totally AWESOME!! Crab and Cruise is going back to the Era of Run DMC, The Police, PAC-Man, Madonna, The IROC-Z, Top Gun, THRILLER, LL Kool J and The Rubik's Cube!!! Come wearing your best 80's fashion because there will be a $250 Crab Place gift card awarded to the best dressed. After the feast, you’ll head to the boat where DJ/MC Flea will be ready take you back to the decade that launched the MTV Generation and the Golden Age of Hip-Hop!! Crab Place and the Eighties...Most Excellent!!

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July 7, 2018
CRAB & CRUISE ™ - DJ ADAM DUTCH R&B/HIP HOP PARTY CRUISE (90’s ERA)
Address: Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: crabandcruise.com

All You Can Eat JUMBO Crab Feast featuring Maryland steamed crabs, shrimp, corn, BBQ ribs, meatballs, wings, hush puppies & waffle fries plus free 48 oz domestic draft beer pitchers during the feast! Finish it off with a slice of Smith Island cake, The Maryland state dessert!! After the feast, you’ll head to the party boat where DJ Adam Dutch plays the hits from the Newer Generation of R&B and Hip Hop. Adam is known for playing your favorites like Janet Jackson, TLC, Bel Biv DeVeo, Usher, Warren G, OutKast, Jay Z, Ludacris, Destiny Child, Naughty by Nature, Mary J. Blige, Pharrell, Drake and Beyonce while adding his own special ReMix flair to this sunset cruise.

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July 7, 2018
FREEDOM FEST
Address: Somers Cove Marina - 715 Broadway - Crisfield, MD 21817
Phone:   Crisfield Area C of C 410-968-2500 or 800-782-3913
Website: www.crisfieldchamber.com
Handicap Accessible: ADA


5-9 pm. Independence Day Celebration. Bring a chair/blanket. Live band, kid's activities, military appreciation, food & more. Fireworks 9:00 pm.

Fireworks at the Fourth of July "FreedomFest" celebration in Crisfield.

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(Patty Hancock Photography)
July 13, 2018
CRAB & CRUISE ™ - DJ ADAM DUTCH R&B/HIP HOP PARTY CRUISE (90’s Era)
Website: crabandcruise.com

All You Can Eat JUMBO Crab Feast featuring Maryland steamed crabs, shrimp, corn, BBQ ribs, meatballs, wings, hush puppies & waffle fries plus free 48 oz domestic draft beer pitchers during the feast! Finish it off with a slice of Smith Island cake, Maryland's state dessert!! After the feast, you’ll head to the party boat where DJ Adam Dutch plays the hits from the Newer Generation of R&B and Hip Hop. Adam is known for playing your favorites like Janet Jackson, TLC, Bel Biv DeVeo, Usher, Warren G, OutKast, Jay Z, Ludacris, Destiny Child, Naughty by Nature, Mary J. Blige, Pharrell, Drake and Beyonce while adding his own special ReMix flair to this sunset cruise.

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July 14, 2018
CRAB & CRUISE ™ -  DJ FLEA OLD SCHOOL R&B ULTIMATE DANCE PARTY
Address: Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: crabandcruise.com

All you can eat crabs, shrimp, ribs, wings and Smith Island cake, followed by an R&B party boat? Sounds like an Excellent Time! After you feast like King & Queens, you’ll head over to the boat where DJ/MC Flea will be on board to spread that 70s and 80s Vibe, playing your R&B Hip Hop favorites while you enjoy a mesmerizing sunset. Rick James to Kool & The Gang, Teddy Pendergrass to Earth, Wind & Fire, "Rapper's Delight" to "Play that Funky Music White Boy"......something for everyone.

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July 18, 2018
42nd ANNUAL J. MILLARD TAWES CRAB & CLAM BAKE
Address: Somers Cove Marina - 715 Broadway Avenue - Crisfield, MD 21817
Phone:   Crisfield Area C of C 410-968-2500 or 800-782-3913
Website: www.crisfieldchamber.com
Handicap Accessible: ADA


Noon-4 pm. Entertainment & all-u-can-eat seafood (crabs/clams/fish/sides/beverage). Advance tickets recommended.

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Mugs and mallets at the J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake. Held the third Wednesday in July each year, the Clam Bake draws a large crowd and features delicious local seafood. (Ed Aigner Photography)
July 22 - 27, 2018
WOODWORKING: DECOY CARVING LIKE THE OLD MASTERS (A ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM)
Address: Tawes Museum - 3 Ninth Street - Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: roadscholar.org
Cost: $829 for the week (includes accommodations, meals, instruction and more)


Alongside master carver Rich Smoker, discover the art of decoy carving as you learn about tools, craft and paint while carving your own bird. Plus, visit museums and the Chesapeake Bay

Award winning carver, Rich Smoker, leads the Road Scholar Woodworking class.
Rich Smoker (Photo credit: Edwin Remsburg)
July 23-28, 2018
SOMERSET COUNTY FAIR
Address: Somerset County Agricultural and Civic Center - 11828 Crisfield Lane - Princess Anne, MD 21853
Phone:   Somerset County Extension Office 410-651-1350
Website: www.somersetcountyfairmd.org
Handicap Accessible: ADA


Exhibits, animals & judging, food, crafts, contests, kids' activities. Held the last week in July, the Somerset County Fair shows the best of our agricultural community.

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(Patty Hancock Photography)
July 28, 2018
CRAB & CRUISE ™ - ROCK & ROLL GOLDEN OLDIES SHOWCASE
Address: Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: crabandcruise.com

All you can eat crabs, shrimp, ribs, wings and Smith Island cake, followed by a Rock & Roll Oldies party boat? Sounds like an Excellent Time! After the feast, you’ll head over to the boat where DJ/MC Flea will be on board playing your favorite Rock & Roll Oldies showcasing all the classics. Playing the Greats like Chubby Checker, The Beach Boys, Wilson Pickett, Elvis Presley, Ritchie Valens, Bill Haley and the Comets, Ben E. King and many more!

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July 28, 2018
WHEELS ON THE WATERFRONT & 4th SATURDAY BAY STROLL
Address: Crisfield City Dock - 1300 West Main Street - Crisfield, MD 21817
Phone:   443-735-6455
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crisfield-4th-saturday-bay-strolls-tickets-41312157776?aff=es2

5 - 8 pm. Fourth Saturday and Wheels on the Waterfront team up for a WOW Luau. Ooh and ahh at over 175 of Delmarva's hottest hotrods, coolest classic cars and custom motorcycles on display in Downtown Crisfield. Leashed pets are permitted. The first 50 guests will receive tropical silk flower leis to brighten up your evening. Lots of great food, including a pig roast. At 6 pm, a Hawaiian shirt parade and contest will take place. Wear your brightest print and see if you take home the prize.

Jesse Drewer Photography
Wheels on the Waterfront is held annually in Crisfield, MD. (Photo Credit: Jesse Drewer Photography)
July 29 - August 5, 2018
SMITH ISLAND CAMP MEETING
Address: Ewell, MD 21824

August 3, 2018
CRAB & CRUISE ™ - CELEBRITY R&B HIP HOP DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA
Address: Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: crabandcruise.com

The Crab Place Team welcomes back celebrities, Chef Max and DJ LS One for this Ultimate Crab & Cruise ™ Extravaganza! All You Can Eat JUMBO Crab Feast featuring Maryland steamed crabs, shrimp, steamed corn plus Chef Max and his team bringing you their creative spin on BBQ ribs, hot wings, Crab Mac & Cheese and various other side dishes. 48 oz domestic draft beer pitchers will be served for free during the feast. Finish it off with a slice of Smith Island cake, Maryland's state dessert. After the feast, you’ll head to the party boat where DJ LS ONE ™, one of the industry's most sought after masters of the turntables will be playing his open format style that has him headlining nightclubs and events in South Beach, Miami, NYC, LA, Europe and the Caribbean. This will be a Feast to remember!

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August 4, 2018
CRAB & CRUISE ™ - CELEBRITY R&B HIP HOP DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA
Address: Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: crabandcruise.com

The Crab Place Team welcomes back celebrities, Chef Max and DJ LS One for this Ultimate Crab & Cruise ™ Extravaganza! All You Can Eat JUMBO Crab Feast featuring Maryland steamed crabs, shrimp,steamed corn plus Chef Max and his team bringing you their creative spin on BBQ ribs, hot wings, Crab Mac & Cheese and various other side dishes. 48 oz domestic draft beer pitchers will be served for free during the feast. Finish it off with a slice of Smith Island cake, The Maryland state dessert!! After the feast, you’ll head to the party boat where DJ LS ONE ™ , one of the industries most sought after masters of the turntables will be playing his open format style that has him headlining nightclubs and events in South Beach, Miami, NYC, LA, Europe and the Caribbean. This will be a Feast to remember!

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August 11, 2018
CRAB & CRUISE ™ - “ROCKIN’ THE BOAT” CLASSIC ROCK & ROLL PARTY
Address: Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: crabandcruise.com

All you can eat crabs, shrimp, ribs, wings and Smith Island cake, followed by a Classic Rock party boat cruise? Yes, please! After your feast, you’ll head to the boat where DJ/MC Flea will be playing all your Classic Rock favorites! Led Zeppelin, AeroSmith, Foreigner, The Eagles, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Journey, Bon Jovi, Poison, Guns & Roses, AC/DC, Boston, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bruce Springsteen....Classic Rock just the way you like it!

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August 17, 2018
CRAB & CRUISE ™ - DJ FLEA ULTIMATE DANCE PARTY (OLD SCHOOL R&B)
Address: Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: crabandcruise.com

All you can eat crabs, shrimp, ribs, wings and Smith Island cake, followed by an R&B Hip Hop party boat? Sounds like an Excellent Time! After you feast like Kings & Queens, you’ll head over to the boat where DJ/MC Flea will be on board to spread that 70s and 80s Vibe playing your R&B Hip Hop favorites while you enjoy a mesmerizing sunset. Rick James to Kool & The Gang, Teddy Pendergrass to Earth, Wind & Fire, "Rapper's Delight" to "Play that Funky Music White Boy"......something for everyone.

Crabplace.com
August 18, 2018
CRAB & CRUISE ™ - DJ ADAM DUTCH R&B HIP HOP PARTY CRUISE (90’s ERA)
Address: Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: crabandcruise.com

All You Can Eat JUMBO Crab Feast featuring Maryland steamed crabs, shrimp, corn, BBQ ribs, meatballs, wings, hush puppies & waffle fries plus free 48 oz domestic draft beer pitchers during the feast! Finish it off with a slice of Smith Island cake, Maryland's state dessert! After the feast, you’ll head to the party boat where DJ Adam Dutch plays the hits from the Newer Generation of R&B and Hip Hop. Adam is known for playing your favorites like Janet Jackson, TLC, Bel Biv DeVeo, Usher, Warren G, OutKast, Jay Z, Ludacris, Destiny Child, Naughty by Nature, Mary J. Blige, Pharrell, Drake and Beyonce while adding his own special ReMix flair to this sunset cruise.

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August 25, 2018
CRISFIELD 4th SATURDAY BAY STROLL - CARIBBEAN CHRISTMAS
Address: Crisfield City Dock - 1300 West Main Street - Crisfield, MD 21817
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/wbycradio/

Shop early for Christmas or pick up something special for yourself with items like custom made local T-shirts, homemade jellies, Chesapeake Bay photography and paintings, and unique, eclectic gifts you won't find anywhere else. Local churches and non-profits are welcome to participate with bake sales.


August 30 - September 2, 2018
71st ANNUAL NATIONAL HARD CRAB DERBY & FAIR
Address: Somers Cove Marina - 715 Broadway Avenue - Crisfield, MD 21817
Phone:   Crisfield Area C of C 410-968-2500 or 800-782-3913
Website: www.nationalhardcrabderby.com/
Handicap Accessible: ADA

Cost: $ for some events


Crab races & picking, parade, boat docking, carnival, arts & crafts, seafood, entertainment, fireworks.



Racing crabs compete at the National Hard Crab Derby.
Racing crabs compete at the National Hard Crab Derby & Fair. (Photo Credit: Patty Hancock Photography)
September 1-3, 2018
59th ANNUAL SKIPJACK RACES & FESTIVAL
Address: Deal Island Harbor - 10319 Richard Webster Road - Deal Island, MD 21821
Phone:   Deal Island/Chance Lions (Bill Sailer) 410-784-2785
Website: dealislandchancelionsclub.org
Handicap Accessible: ADA

Cost: $ for some events


Sat 4-9 pm, Sun 9 am-11:30 pm, Mon Sunrise-6:30 pm. Gospel Concert on Saturday night. Parade, dance, car show, music, food, arts & crafts. Mon Sunrise - Fishing Contest, 8 am Blessing of the fleet, Skipjack race, boat docking.



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Skipjack Races (Photo Credit: Dan Harrison Photography)
Maryland's Official State Boat - the skipjack - is celebrated in Deal Island each year with the Labor Day Skipjack Races and Land Festival.
September 1, 2018
CRAB & CRUISE ™ - DJ FLEA ULTIMATE DANCE PARTY (OLD SCHOOL R&B)
Address: Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: crabandcruise.com

All you can eat crabs, shrimp, ribs, wings and Smith Island cake, followed by an R&B Hip Hop party boat? Sounds like an Excellent Time! After you feast like Kings & Queens, you’ll head over to the boat where DJMC Flea will be on board to spread that 70s and 80s vibe playing your R&B Hip Hop favorites while you enjoy a mesmerizing sunset. Rick James to Kool & The Gang, Teddy Pendergrass to Earth, Wind & Fire, "Rapper's Delight" to "Play that Funky Music White Boy"......something for everyone.

Crab and Cruise with Crabplace.com in Crisfield, Maryland.
September 8, 2018
11th ANNUAL SKIPJACK BIKE TOUR
Address: Deal Island - Chance Fire Department
10090 Deal Island Road - Deal Island, MD 21821

Phone:   (Eileen Cross) 410-784-2335
Website: www.dealislandchancevfd.com
Cost: $30 in advance; $40 day of ride


7:30 am-3 pm. Held annually on the second Saturday of September, the Skipjack Bike Tour has 15, 30 & 64 mile rides through some of the most beautiful landscapes on the Eastern Shore. T-Shirts for all riders, rest stops, EMS available, Sag Wagon. Helmets required. Sponsored by the Deal Island - Chance Volunteer Fire Company. Applications can be found at their website.


September 8, 2018
5th ANNUAL SKIPJACK RUN
Address: Deal Island Harbor, Deal Island, MD 21821
Website: www.facebook.com/SkipjackRun

Taste the salty life at the Skipjack Run to benefit local charities. Admire the Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Fleet as you cross Deal Island Bridge - it is the last commercial sail powered fishing fleet in North America and the only cohesive sailing fleet in the western hemisphere. Catch the osprey fishing for their final meals in our marsh creeks before they retire south for the winter. Cross the finish line for awesome refreshments, raffles and unique trophies. Every mile marked, multiple water stops. Held in conjunction with Deal Island Chance Volunteer Fire Company's Skipjack Bike Tour. Race day registration available.

No duplicate awards! 1st + 2nd Overall Male, 1st + 2nd Overall Female, 1st + 2nd Age Groups (19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)


September 8, 2018
CRAB & CRUISE ™ - DJ ADAM DUTCH R&B HIP HOP PARTY CRUISE (90’s ERA)
Address: Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: crabandcruise.com

All You Can Eat JUMBO Crab Feast featuring Maryland steamed crabs, shrimp, corn, BBQ ribs, meatballs, wings, hush puppies & waffle fries plus free 48 oz domestic draft beer pitchers during the feast! Finish it off with a slice of Smith Island cake, The Maryland state dessert!! After the feast, you’ll head to the party boat where DJ Adam Dutch plays the hits from the Newer Generation of R&B and Hip Hop. Adam is known for playing your favorites like Janet Jackson, TLC, Bel Biv DeVeo, Usher, Warren G, OutKast, Jay Z, Ludacris, Destiny Child, Naughty by Nature, Mary J. Blige, Pharrell, Drake and Beyonce while adding his own special ReMix flair to this sunset cruise.

Crab and Cruise with Crabplace.com in Crisfield, Maryland.
September 9-14, 2018
BEST OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY (A ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM)
Address: Tawes Museum - 3 Ninth Street - Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: www.roadscholar.org

Sunday – Friday. J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum/Crisfield. Discover the colorful Chesapeake Bay and its isolated islands while learning about its cultural heritage, fascinating history and coastal maritime traditions. Learn firsthand about the bay’s active seafood industry, visit seafood processing sites, and experience daily life in the small working waterfront fishing town of Crisfield. Savor local meals in a variety of restaurants featuring a variety of seafood, including crab and fish. Classes are held at the museum overlooking one of Chesapeake’s largest public marinas.

Road Scholar:  Adventures in Lifelong Learning
September 12, 2018
SHAKESPEARE AT THE MANSION
Address: Teackle Mansion - 11736 Mansion Street - Princess Anne, MD 28153
Phone:   For more information, please contact Somerset Choice Antiques & Books at 410-651-2238.
Website: http://www.brownboxtheatre.org/schedule.html

7:30 - 9:30 pm. Join Boston's Brown Box Theatre Project for a FREE performance Shakespeare's As You Like It. Presented by the Somerset County Historical Society.

Shakespeare's
September 15, 2018
CRAB & CRUISE ™ - DJ FLEA ULTIMATE DANCE PARTY (OLD SCHOOL R&B)
Address: Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: crabandcruise.com

All you can eat crabs, shrimp, ribs, wings and Smith Island cake, followed by an R&B Hip Hop party boat? Sounds like an Excellent Time! After you feast like King & Queens, you’ll head over to the boat where DJMC Flea will be on board to spread that 70s and 80s vibe playing your R&B Hip Hop favorites while you enjoy a mesmerizing sunset. Rick James to Kool & The Gang, Teddy Pendergrass to Earth, Wind & Fire, "Rapper's Delight" to "Play that Funky Music White Boy"......something for everyone.

Crab and Cruise with Crabplace.com in Crisfield, Maryland
September 15, 2018
A TASTE OF SMITH ISLAND DINNER
Address: Ewell, MD 21824
Phone:   Smith Island Center 410-425-3351 or CSICA Exec. Dir. Sherri Marsh Johns 443-994-1591
Website: www.smithisland.org
Handicap Accessible: ADA

Cost: $


Boat departs Crisfield at 3:00 pm for Ewell on Smith Island. Serving food native to Smith Island. Advance ticket purchase suggested.


September 16-21, 2018
BEST OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY (A ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM)
Address: Tawes Museum - 3 Ninth Street - Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: www.roadscholar.org

Sunday – Friday. J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum/Crisfield. Discover the colorful Chesapeake Bay and its isolated islands while learning about its cultural heritage, fascinating history and coastal maritime traditions. Learn firsthand about the bay’s active seafood industry, visit seafood processing sites, and experience daily life in the small working waterfront fishing town of Crisfield. Savor local meals in a variety of restaurants featuring a variety of seafood, including crab and fish. Classes are held at the museum overlooking one of Chesapeake’s largest public marinas.

Road Scholar:  Adventures in Lifelong Learning
September 21, 2018
CRAB & CRUISE ™ - CHEF MAX R&B HIP HOP DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA
Address: Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: crabandcruise.com

The Crab Place Team welcomes back celebrities, Chef Max and DJ LS One for this Ultimate Crab & Cruise ™ Extravaganza! All You Can Eat JUMBO Crab Feast featuring Maryland steamed crabs, shrimp,steamed corn plus Chef Max and his team bringing you their creative spin on BBQ ribs, hot wings, Crab Mac & Cheese and various other side dishes. 48 oz domestic draft beer pitchers will be served for free during the feast. Finish it off with a slice of Smith Island cake, The Maryland state dessert!! After the feast, you’ll head to the party boat where DJ LS ONE ™ , one of the industries most sought after masters of the turntables will be playing his open format style that has him headlining nightclubs and events in South Beach, Miami, NYC, LA, Europe and the Caribbean. This will be a Feast to remember!

Crab and Cruise with Crabplace.com in Crisfield, Maryland.
September 22, 2018
CRAB & CRUISE ™ - CHEF MAX R&B HIP HOP DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA
Address: Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: crabandcruise.com

The Crab Place Team welcomes back celebrities, Chef Max and DJ LS One for this Ultimate Crab & Cruise ™ Extravaganza! All You Can Eat JUMBO Crab Feast featuring Maryland steamed crabs, shrimp,steamed corn plus Chef Max and his team bringing you their creative spin on BBQ ribs, hot wings, Crab Mac & Cheese and various other side dishes. 48 oz domestic draft beer pitchers will be served for free during the feast. Finish it off with a slice of Smith Island cake, The Maryland state dessert!! After the feast, you’ll head to the party boat where DJ LS ONE ™ , one of the industries most sought after masters of the turntables will be playing his open format style that has him headlining nightclubs and events in South Beach, Miami, NYC, LA, Europe and the Caribbean.

Crab and Cruise with Crabplace.com in Crisfield, Maryland.
September 23-28, 2018
BEST OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY (A ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM)
Address: Tawes Museum - 3 Ninth Street - Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: www.roadscholar.org

Sunday – Friday. J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum/Crisfield. Discover the colorful Chesapeake Bay and its isolated islands while learning about its cultural heritage, fascinating history and coastal maritime traditions. Learn firsthand about the bay’s active seafood industry, visit seafood processing sites, and experience daily life in the small working waterfront fishing town of Crisfield. Savor local meals in a variety of restaurants featuring a variety of seafood, including crab and fish. Classes are held at the museum overlooking one of Chesapeake’s largest public marinas.

Road Scholar:  Adventures in Lifelong Learning
September 29, 2018
CRAB & CRUISE™ - MOTOWN THROWDOWN SEASON GRAND FINALE
Address: Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: crabandcruise.com

All you can eat JUMBO crabs, shrimp, ribs, wings and Smith Island cake, followed by a Motown party boat cruise? Yes, please! The Grand Finale Event of the 2018 Crab & Cruise season ends with a tribute to the Motown Era!! Come wearing your best Motown fashion because there will be a $250 Crab Place gift card awarded to the best dressed. After your feast, you’ll head to the boat where DJMC Flea will be ready with all your Motown Era favorites from the 60's, 70's, 80's and many more!

Crab and Cruise from Crisfield, Maryland with Crabplace.com.
September 30 - October 5, 2018
BEST OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY (A ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM)
Address: Tawes Museum - 3 Ninth Street - Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: www.roadscholar.org

Sunday – Friday. J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum/Crisfield. Discover the colorful Chesapeake Bay and its isolated islands while learning about its cultural heritage, fascinating history and coastal maritime traditions. Learn firsthand about the bay’s active seafood industry, visit seafood processing sites, and experience daily life in the small working waterfront fishing town of Crisfield. Savor local meals in a variety of restaurants featuring a variety of seafood, including crab and fish. Classes are held at the museum overlooking one of Chesapeake’s largest public marinas.

Road Scholar:  Adventures in Lifelong Learning
October 6, 2018
28th ANNUAL SEAGULL CENTURY
Website: www.seagullcentury.org

Held annually on the first weekend of October, the Seagull Century Bike Ride is Delmarva's premiere cycling event. The ride starts and finishes at Salisbury University. Various bicycle shops, clubs and other vendors will be available throughout the weekend. Routes traverse the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland through Wicomico, Somerset, and Worcester Counties.

Seagull Century logo
October 7-12, 2018
BEST OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY (A ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM)
Address: Tawes Museum - 3 Ninth Street - Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: www.roadscholar.org

Sunday – Friday. J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum/Crisfield. Discover the colorful Chesapeake Bay and its isolated islands while learning about its cultural heritage, fascinating history and coastal maritime traditions. Learn firsthand about the bay’s active seafood industry, visit seafood processing sites, and experience daily life in the small working waterfront fishing town of Crisfield. Savor local meals in a variety of restaurants featuring a variety of seafood, including crab and fish. Classes are held at the museum overlooking one of Chesapeake’s largest public marinas.

Road Scholar:  Adventures in Lifelong Learning
October 14-19, 2017
BEST OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY (A ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM)
Address: Tawes Museum - 3 Ninth Street - Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: www.roadscholar.org

Sunday – Friday. J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum/Crisfield. Discover the colorful Chesapeake Bay and its isolated islands while learning about its cultural heritage, fascinating history and coastal maritime traditions. Learn firsthand about the bay’s active seafood industry, visit seafood processing sites, and experience daily life in the small working waterfront fishing town of Crisfield. Savor local meals in a variety of restaurants featuring a variety of seafood, including crab and fish. Classes are held at the museum overlooking one of Chesapeake’s largest public marinas.

Road Scholar: Adventures in Lifelong Learning
December 1, 2018
CHRISTMAS IN PRINCESS ANNE EVENTS
Address: Downtown Princess Anne
Phone:   Princess Anne C of C (Sharon Harris) 410-651-2961
Website: www.somersetcountyhistoricalsociety.org
Handicap Accessible: ADA

Cost: $ for some events


Princess Anne Christmas Parade featuring local high school and university bands, floats and marching groups from local organizations and civic groups following a route along Somerset Avenue. If you’d like to be a part of the parade contact the Princess Anne Chamber of Commerce (Sharon Harris) 410-651-0422.
Olde Princess Anne Days Christmas Tour featuring period homes decorated for the holidays. Tickets are available at Somerset Choice Antiques. Contact them at 410-651-2238.
Teackle Mansion Candlelight Reception and Dinner. Limited tickets available. For more info, contact Somerset Choice Antiques at 410-651-2238.


Princess Anne Christmas Parade.
Princess Anne Christmas Parade is followed by Breakfast with Santa at the Firehouse. (Photo credit: Ed Aigner)
December 2 - 7, 2018
WOODWORKING: DECOY CARVING LIKE THE OLD MASTERS (A ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM)
Address: Tawes Museum - 3 Ninth Street - Crisfield, MD 21817
Website: roadscholar.org

Alongside master carver Rich Smoker, discover the art of decoy carving as you learn about tools, craft and paint while carving your own bird. Plus, visit museums and the Chesapeake Bay.

Award winning carver, Rich Smoker, leads the Road Scholar Woodowrking class.
December 7, 2018
CRISFIELD CHRISTMAS PARADE
Address: Main Street - Crisfield, MD 21817
Phone:   410-968-2500 or 800-782-3913
Email: info @crisfieldchamber.com

6:30 pm. Main Street, Crisfield. Bands, floats, and more. After the parade, stop by Santa’s House next to City Hall for FREE photos with Santa by the Somerset County Library.


December 8, 2018
TEA WITH MRS. CLAUS
Address: J. Millard Tawes Homeplace - 25 Asbury Ave - Crisfield, MD 21817
Phone:   For more information, contact the Crisfield Area Chamber of Commerce at 410-968-2500 or 800-782-3913
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Holiday attire encouraged. Settle in for tea and snacks with Mrs. Claus. After refreshments are done, she will read a holiday themed book. Great for both boys and girls and their parents. One seating at 11 am.

Have tea with Mrs. Claus in Crisfield. Photo credit: Patty Hancock Photography
December 31, 2018
THE MIDNIGHT MUSKRAT DIVE
Address: Somerset Avenue - Downtown Princess Anne, MD
Website: www.facebook.com/MidnightMuskratDive

9 pm – 1 am. Ring in 2019 in downtown Princess Anne with Marshall P. Muskrat, contests, live music, food & spirits, and fun. Downtown merchants & vendors will be open.

Join Marshall Muskrat for his Midnight Dive into the New Year!