Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, and Somerset County, MD, has events all weekend long to celebrate! All of our towns have something special planned, so you can take your pick of family fun while remembering what this holiday is all about.
Check out some of the events below!
Events on May 26, 2023
Corbin Studio & Gallery - 4 East Main Street, Crisfield
From 5 PM to 8 PM, stop by the Corbin Studio & Gallery for their featured artist reception. If you can’t make it that day, don’t worry! It will last through June 13th.
Chesapeake Ghost Walk - Teackle Mansion, Princess Anne
Explore the eerie and unseen history of Princess Anne with the Chesapeake Ghost Walk tour. All persons over 12 are welcome to join starting at 7:30 PM. Book your tickets here and get ready to experience the Eastern Shore’s haunted history!
Events on May 27, 2023
Monthly Breakfast - Deal Island-Chance Fire Company
Spend time with the community at Deal Island Chance Fire Company’s monthly breakfast from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy traditional breakfast fares like bacon and eggs plus french toast and pancakes.
Rehobeth Ruritan Chicken BBQ - Green Hill Church of Brethren, Westover
Speaking of food—on the same day as the Deal Island breakfast, Green Hill Church of Brethren in Westover is hosting their popular Rehobeth Ruritan Chicken BBQ from 9:30 AM to 1 PM. Pick up a half chicken and a roll for only $9. Make sure to get there early before they run out!
Live Entertainment: Mark Nelson Band - Goose Creek Pit & Pub
Goose Creek Pit & Pub at Rumbley Marina is the perfect Saturday night spot to enjoy live music from Mark Nelson Band. The bar and kitchen are open from 11 AM until 11 PM.
Motown Crab & Cruise - The Crab Place, Crisfield
A Motown theme, all-you-can-eat crabs, and a cruise? You can’t beat that! Dress to impress for this 2-and-a-half-hour cruise and popular event in Crisfield that everyone is sure to love. Enjoy the crab feast with menu items like hush puppies, bbq, mac and cheese, and Smith Island Cake—of course! Then, set sail at sunset to Tangier Island for spectacular sunset views. The cruise includes a complimentary raw oyster bar and sodas/water, and alcohol is BYOB. Dance the night away on the upper deck with a DJ and emcee too! The cruise is for patrons 21 and up. Buy your Crab & Cruise tickets here!
Events on May 28, 2023
Soft Shell Festival & Waterman’s Hall of Fame - Crisfield City Dock
The annual event is sponsored by the Crisfield Lions & Crisfield Lioness-Lions Clubs. Starting at 12:30 PM, come to the Crisfield City Dock for vendors, live music from Going Coast Band, and plenty of drinks and food. The delicious options include soft shell and crab cake sandwiches. During the festival is the tradition of selecting lifelong watermen from Crisfield, Smith Island, and Tangier Island to honor with the Waterman’s Hall of Fame ceremony.
Events on May 29, 2023
Memorial Day Ceremony - Veteran’s Cemetery on Somerset Avenue
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, honors military personnel who died in service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. In Crisfield, the Stanley Cochran American Legion Post #16 will celebrate Memorial Day at the Veteran’s Cemetery on Somerset Avenue. The event will include a guest speaker, a presentation of the colors, the playing of taps, and an in-memorium reading of the names of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. The Post’s Ladies Auxiliary will be serving lunch at the Legion on Lorrie Quinn Sr. Drive after the event.
We have a full weekend of events planned for you in Somerset County, MD! Whether you’re local or visiting, all are welcome. We can’t wait to see everyone around town!