There’s a lot happening on the Eastern Shore in 2024! Come see what all the excitement is about!

Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival
Date: Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21

The Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival brings artisans and craftspeople who will exhibit and sell coastal and sea-glass related jewelry, home décor, art, and more. The popular festival runs 10am–5pm Saturday and 10am–4pm Sunday, with all tickets valid for admission on both days.

Each ticket includes entrance to the Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival, live music, and all of the exhibitions and historic structures on the campus of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Vendor information and more about the festival can be found at Food and beverages will be available for purchase, including beer, wine, and cocktails.

Chesapeake Fire and Ice Festival

FEBRUARY 16 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Larger-than-life sculptures made of solid ice will be on display throughout the historic downtown. Activities will include live demonstrations of ice carvings, live music, and a free outdoor ice skating rink. This year’s line-up also features Cascading Carlos, who will be juggling fire and other props Friday evening in Thompson Park.  There is no charge to enjoy the sculptures or enjoy the performances and all venues are accessible.


Ironman Triathlon in September: Be part of one of the world’s most grueling endurance events which takes place  in neighboring Dorchester County. This triathlon challenges participants from all over the world by making it through 140.6 miles all in one day: A 2.4 mile swim in the Choptank River, a 112-mile bike ride around Dorchester County, and a 26.2-mile run which all takes place in Cambridge. The half marathon Eagleman takes place in June. We are proud to host athletes from around the world for both events.

Skipjack Nathan Sails
Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester offers public sails on the Choptank River aboard an authentic oystering vessel (Maryland’s state boat!) most Saturdays, starting May 13
Riverboat Cruises
Choptank Riverboats offers lunch or dinner, crab feast, murder mystery, and sightseeing cruises from May 14 through mid-October.
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