Things to Know
Some helpful tips as you plan your visit to one of CBMM’s exciting festivals.
Tickets are available for purchase online in advance or at our Welcome Center and Museum Store the day of the event.
Pets are not permitted during special events and festivals, with the exception of certified service animals.
Carry-on alcohol on our campus and docks is strictly prohibited unless otherwise noted.
Cash and cards are accepted at the door for admission and by many festival vendors. There is an ATM located in CBMM’s Museum Store.
CBMM welcomes your personal photos and videos – be sure to tag us on social media! Commercial content and drone usage is prohibited without prior approval.
Most of CBMM’s festivals are held rain or shine. In the case of extreme weather, updates can be found on our social media channels.
Upcoming Festivals and Events
CBMM hosts festivals and special events throughout the year. See below to learn more.
UPDATE JULY 1: The weather appears to be holding up. The event will take place July 1 as planned. Should the weather take a turn for the worse, we will […]
Watermen’s Appreciation Day is CBMM’s annual celebration of the men and women who make their living on the Chesapeake Bay and their heritage, featuring a boat docking contest, steamed crabs […]
The live auction begins at 11am along CBMM’s waterfront campus, where boats will be auctioned off to the highest bidders.
Thank you to those who joined us for 2023’s Boating Party: Rosie in Wonderland. Please visit Flickr for some sights from the event. We look forward to seeing everyone again […]
CBMM hosts Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XL on Friday-Sunday, Oct. 6-8, welcoming one of the nation’s largest gatherings of small boat enthusiasts and unique watercraft back to its waterfront campus. […]
Get ready to sip, slurp, and savor at the Chesapeake Bay’s favorite fall festival! The event features live music, retriever demonstrations, oysters, and more.
The Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival returns for the holiday season and brings artisans and craftspeople who will exhibit and sell coastal and sea-glass related jewelry, home […]
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 […]
Wooden and fiberglass classics, vintage racers, and other antique boats return to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum from June 16-18 for the 35th Antique & Classic Boat Festival and Coastal Arts […]