Crisfield Events

Save The Date!

Coming up next: Christmas Parade

Friday, December 4th
Christmas Parade, 6:30 PM
Main Street

Saturday, December 5th
Tea with Mrs. Clause - for children - 11:00 AM

Admission: $10

Snacks, stories, coloring, games, and more.
Approximately two hours.

For more information call the Crisfield Area Chamber of Commerce 410-968-2500

Welcome to Crisfield

Maryland's Southernmost Town on the Eastern Shore

Crisfield is a small bayside town with old Victorians, massive oak trees, boat harbors and crab shanties. Families can trace their ancestors back three or more centuries. Visitors sometimes feel they have stepped back into the 1950's.

The community's slow paced lifestyle, rich with family, friends and natural beauty, makes Crisfield a great place to call home. Crisfielders have much to celebrate, from freedom and seafood, especially the Maryland Blue crab, to a rich maritime heritage.

Every summer the town hosts two massive events, each bringing in thousands of visitors, the Clam Bake, a Maryland political institution, and the Crab Derby, which focuses the nation's attention on the Governor's Cup crab race.

In addition to annual events there are many local attractions, including the remarkable Tangier and Smith Islands, Somers Cove Marina, Janes Island State Park, and the J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum which offers walking tours, films and exhibits as well as Dock Day on the Bay, its own waterfront heritage festival.

2015 Schedule of Events
68th Annual Hard Crab Derby
September 4, 5, 6th
Somers Cove Marina
Huk Performance Fishing Red Trout Tournament $100 per angler
September 18 - 20, 2015
Somers Cove Marina
graphic representing a poster
Dock Day on the Bay Free
September 26th, 12 noon - 4 pm
Somers Cove Marina
Crisfield Outdoor Expo Postponed
Outdoor Expo has been postponed until May 2016 due to the storm coming in this weekend.
Halloween Parade & Party Free
October 24th, 1:00 pm
Meet at City Hall parking lot at 1:00 pm. for parade. Then walk to Somers Cove Marina for party.
Trick or Treat
October 31st, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McTavish Market Free
November 14, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Crisfield Fire Hall. Lots of great vendors, come do your Christmas shopping!
Christmas Parade Free
December 4th, 6:30 pm Now accepting entries. Call 410-968-2500
Main Street
Tea with Mrs. Claus $10
For children
December 5th, 11 am Cost is $10 per child/person at Tawes Library, Asbury Ave.
2016 Schedule of Events
Strawberry Festival 2016 Free
May 13 & 14, Marion
For more info call Somerset County Arts Council 410-968-2787
Soft Shell Spring Fair 2016 Free
May 29th, 12 noon - 4 pm
Crisfield City Dock. Fresh fried soft crabs and homemade crab cakes, entertainment, arts & crafts and lots more!
Hosted by Lions/Lioness
40th Annual J. M. Tawes Crab & Clam Bake ~~ All-u-can-eat seafood $45
July 20th, 12 noon - 4 pm
Wheels on the Waterfront Free
Date to be announced
Downtown Crisfield, near City Dock

"The City of Crisfield, with a population of about 2,700, is synonymous with the blue crab. Self proclaimed as the "Crab Capital of the World," the city has the crab symbol emblazoned on its water towers, street signs, newspaper, town website and even on the Crisfield Police patch (along with a fish and oyster). For more than 300 years, Crisfield has been a waterman's town and the blue crab a symbol of prosperity. Even today, the city's dependence on the Bay's bounty is evident in the waterfront seafood processing plants, seafood distributors, seafood restaurants and work boats that leave Crisfield harbor six days a week."

Mindie Burgoyne