2020 List of Events

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Crisfield: Heart of the Chesapeake




From May to December In and Around Crisfield


Crisfielders have much to celebrate, from freedom and seafood, especially the Maryland Blue crab, to a rich maritime heritage.


Every summer the Crisfield Chamber of Commerce  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.

There are many local attractions, including Tangier and Smith Islands, Somers Cove Marina, Janes Island State Park, and the J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum.


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2020 Schedule of Events

1st Annual Spring Yard Sale & yART Sale Free

April 4th - 9 am - 3 pm - Community Wide

For more information & locations click here


Hangin Out Art Show Free

Fri, May 15th 6 pm - 10 pm, Sat, May 18 - noon to 8 pm
Corbin Studio & Gallery, 4 E Main St

For more information see CrisfieldArts.org

2nd Annual Crisfield Triathlon   Registration fee varies

Sunday, May 31st, 8am - noon

Crisfield American Legion Post #16

For Competition information  visit the website 

4th Saturday Bay Stroll Free

Saturday, May 23, 4 pm - 7 pm

Crisfield City Dock

For more information see CrisfieldArts.org

(4th Saturday of Every Month)

27th Annual Soft Shell Festival Free

Sunday, May 24, 12 noon - 4 pm

Crisfield City Dock

Fresh fried soft crabs and homemade crab cakes, entertainment,

arts & crafts and lots more!

Hosted by Crisfield Lions & Lioness-Lions Clubs

4th of July Firework Display

Friday, July 3 @ 9 pm

Somers Cove Marina

Hosted by the American Legion 410-968-2415

42nd Annual J. M. Tawes Crab & Clam Bake  

Wednesday, July 15, 12 noon - 4 pm

Somers Cove Marina

All-you-can-eat seafood


Wheels on the Waterfront Free

July 25th, 5 pm - 8 pm 

Downtown Crisfield, near City Dock

Smokin on the Dock of the Bay

Crisfield American Legion Post #16

More details here

71st Annual Hard Crab Derby Various Admissions

Monday August 31 - Sunday, September 6 

Somers Cove Marina

For complete information visit the website

Halloween Parade & Party Free

Saturday, October 31st 12:00 pm

Meet at City Hall parking lot at 12:00 pm for the parade

Then walk to Somers Cove Marina for Trunk & Treat, Music,

Crafts and More!

*Sponsored by the Crisfield Chamber of Commerce*

Trick or Treat

Saturday, October 31st, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Christmas Parade Free

Friday, December 4th, 6:30 pm

Main Street


Christmas in Crisfield Free

Miracle on Tenth Street

Saturday, December 5th, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Tenth Street, Crisfield

Lighting of the Crab Pot Christmas Tree, Vendors

and Pictures with Santa @ 5:00 p.m.

4th Saturday Bay Strolls Free

2020 4th Saturday Bay Stroll Schedule:

May 23rd @ City Dock 4pm-7pm 

June 27th in Historic District 4pm-7pm

July 25th @ City Dock 4pm-7pm

Aug. 22nd @ City Dock 4pm-7pm

Sept. 26th @ City Dock 4pm-7pm

Oct. 24th in Historic District 4pm-7pm

"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