2021 List of Events

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2021 Events:


COVID-19 precautions will be taken at each event.  

Crisfield: Heart of the Chesapeake

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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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Thank you!

  2021 Schedule of Events 


All events will have Covid-19 safety guidelines to follow.  

1st Annual Spring Yard Sale & yART Sale Free


For more information see  https://www.crisfieldarts.org/crisfield-events

2nd Annual Crisfield Triathlon   Registration fee varies

Crisfield American Legion Post #16

For Competition information....  

4th Saturday Bay Stroll Free

Saturday, May 22nd

Saturday, June 26th

Crisfield City Dock 

For more information see 

(4th Saturday of Every Month)

27th Annual Soft Shell Festival Free

Sunday, May 30th

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  

Stars & Stripes Festival - City Dock

Saturday, July 3rd @ 9 pm

Somers Cove Marina

Hosted by the American Legion 410-968-2415

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

Wednesday, October 13th 

Somers Cove Marina

12 Noon - 4 p.m.


Wheels on the Waterfront

Date: Saturday, July 24th 

12 Noon - 4 p.m.

Downtown Crisfield, near City Dock

72nd Annual Hard Crab Derby Various Admissions

Thursday, September 2nd - Sunday, September 5th 

Somers Cove Marina

For complete information visit the website

Halloween Parade & Party Free

DATE: Saturday, October 23rd 

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Meet at Somers Cove Marina parking lot at 4:00 pm (near museum) for the parade...parade will end at City Dock for Trunk & Treat, Music,

Crafts and More!

Music on the Little Annemessex

Smitty & On the Edge

Saturday, October 23rd 

City Dock

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Trick or Treat

Saturday, October 30th

4:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Christmas Parade Free

Date: Friday, December 3rd 

6 p.m.

Main Street


Christmas in Crisfield Free

Miracle on Tenth Street


Tenth Street, Crisfield

Lighting of the Crab Pot Christmas Tree, Vendors

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

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4th Saturday Bay Strolls Free

2021 4th Saturday Bay Stroll Schedule:


May 22nd @ City Dock 4pm-7pm

June 26th @ City Dock 4pm-7pm

July 24th@ City Dock 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

"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