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 by the dozen, live music, family activities, and more.


Watermen’s Appreciation Day
Date/Time: Sunday, Aug. 11, 10am-5pm

The history and culture of the Chesapeake revolves around communities connected to the water. Join local author and emcee Brent Lewis, as well as a panel of local watermen, for a lively evening of stories of the past and present drawn from lives spent on the water harvesting from the Bay.  

This event is generously sponsored by the Upper Shore Regional Folklife Center.


Watermen’s Story Swap
Date/Time: Thursday, Jan. 11, 5:30pm
Location: Van Lennep Auditorium
Cost: Suggested ticket price of $8 per participant