Crisfield Events

Save The Date!

Coming up next: Strawberry Festival

Saturday, May 14th
"Downtown" Marion

Admission: Free

For information, call the Somerset County Arts Council

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.

2016 Schedule of Events
Strawberry Festival Free
Saturday, May 14, Marion
For more info call Somerset County Arts Council 410-968-2787
24th Annual Soft Shell Spring Fair Free
Sunday, 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
Freedom Fest Free
Saturday, July 2nd, 5 pm - 9 pm
Location to be announced. Food, arts & crafts, military color guards, games for kids, family oriented day. Fireworks to follow, 9:15 p.m.
Hosted by the American Legion (410-968-2415)
40th Annual J. M. Tawes Crab & Clam Bake $45
July 20th, 12 noon - 4 pm
All-u-can-eat seafood
Wheels on the Waterfront Free
July 30th, 5 pm - 8 pm
Downtown Crisfield, near City Dock
69th Annual Hard Crab Derby
September 2, 3, 4th with Crab Races Sat., 3rd and Boat Docking, Sunday, 4th
Somers Cove Marina
Dock Day on the Bay Free
September - date TBA, 12 noon - 4 pm
Somers Cove Marina
Halloween Parade & Party Free
Saturday, October 29th, 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
Monday, October 31st, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Christmas Parade Free
Friday, December 2nd, 6:30 pm
Main Street
Tea with Mrs. Claus $10
For children
Saturday,December 3rd, 11 am Cost is $10 per child/person at Tawes Library, Asbury Ave.

"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