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Annual Calendar of Events

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April

April 25-28  Delmarva Birding Weekend
Various locations across Delmarva
Website:  www.delmarvabirding.com
Find them on:  Facebook
Description:  Guided and self-guided tours to see migration of shorebirds, waterfowl and nesting birds.  Trips are suitable for all experience levels. Advanced registration recommended. Limited ADA.   Trips vary in price.  Please see website for details.

May

May 4  Princess Anne Street Fest
Downtown Somerset Avenue
Princess Anne, MD  21853
Phone:  410-651-2728  (Mary Misencik)
Find them on:  Facebook
Description:  10 am-2 pm.  Food vendors, pop-up shops, color guard, petting zoo, juggler, & crafts. ADA.  Free admission.  Sponsored by the Princess Anne Chamber of Commerce.

May 17-19  Maryland High School Rodeo Association State Finals
Somerset County Fair Grounds
11828 Crisfield Lane
Princess Anne, MD  21853
Phone:  410-294-3452 (Sarah Raulerson)
Website:  www.mdhsra.org
Find them on:  Facebook
Description:  5 pm Friday opening; 1 pm Sunday closing. 

May 18  6th Annual Community Field Day
Long Centralized Athletic Facility
30290 Sam Barnes Road
Westover, MD  21871
Website:  www.somersetrecandparks.org 
Find them on:  Facebook
Description:  10 am-2 pm. Long Centralized Facility, Westover.  Kids’ activities, demonstrations, and more. Rain Date: June 1.  For more information, please contact the Somerset County Recreation & Parks Department at 410-651-4980.

May 18  Somerset Strawberry Festival
Long Centralized Athletic Facility
30290 Sam Barnes Road
Westover, MD  21871
Phone:  410-968-2787 (ARTS)
Website:  somersetmdstrawberryfestival.com
Find them on:  Facebook
Description:  9 am-4 pm.  Strawberry shortcake, jams & jellies, Kids’ activities, craft vendors & live music.   ADA.  Sponsored by the Somerset County Arts Council.

May 25  Smith Island Art Festival
Smith Island Cultural Center
20846 Caleb Jones Road
Ewell, MD  21824
Phone:  410-425-3351
Website:  www.smithislandexperience.com/smith-island-art-festival.html
Find them on:  Facebook
Description:  11 am-4 pm. Smith Island Cultural Center, Ewell. Festival highlights resident Island artists and crafters, as well as work of local mainland creators. Limited ADA. Festival site is accessible. Sponsored by the Smith Island Experience and hosted by the Smith Island Center.

May 26  Soft Shell Spring Festival
Crisfield City Dock
1300 West Main Street
Crisfield, MD  21817
Phone:  410-968-2500
Toll Free:  800-782-3913
Website:  www.crisfieldevents.com
Find them on:  Facebook
Description:  Noon-4 pm. Seafood, sides, beverages. Kids' activities, arts and crafts, demonstrations, fresh crab cakes, & soft crabs. ADA. Presented by the Crisfield Lions & Lioness.

July

July 6  Freedom Fest 
Crisfield, MD  21817
Phone:  410-968-2500 or 800-782-3913
Website:  www.crisfieldevents.com/freedomfest
Description:  5-9 pm.  Independence Day Celebration. Bring a chair/blanket. Military appreciation, kids’ activities, & more. Fireworks 9 pm.  ADA.  Sponsored by Crisfield American Legion Post #16.

July 17  43rd Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake
Somers Cove Marina
715 Broadway
Crisfield, MD  21817
Phone:  410-968-2500 or 800-782-3913
Website:  www.crisfieldevents.com/clambake
Find them on:  Facebook
Description:  Noon-4 pm.  Entertainment & all-u-can-eat seafood (crabs, clams, fish, sides & beverage). Advance tickets recommended. ADA.  Tickets are $50/person.  Limited Crab Trap Tent tickets which include special seating, and other perks, are $70/person. 

July 22-28  Somerset County Fair
Somerset County Agricultural and Civic Center
11828 Crisfield Lane
Princess Anne, MD  21853
Phone:  410-651-1350
Website:  www.somersetcountyfairmd.org
Find them on:  Facebook
Description:  Exhibits, animals & judging, food, crafts, contests, kids’ activities.  ADA. 

August

August 26-September 1  72nd Annual National Hard Crab Derby & Fair
Somers Cove Marina
715 Broadway
Crisfield, MD  21817
Phone:  410-968-2500 or 800-782-3913
Website:  www.crisfieldevents.com/crabderby
Find them on:  Facebook
Description:  Crab races & picking, parade, boat docking, carnival, arts & crafts, seafood, entertainment, fireworks. ADA. Sponsored by the Crisfield Area Chamber of Commerce.  $ for some events.

August 31-September 2  60th Annual Skipjack Races & Festival
Deal Island Harbor
Ralph Abbott Road
Deal Island, MD  21821
Website:  www.dealislandchancelionsclub.org/skipjack-festival
Find them on:  Facebook
Description:  Parade, dance, car show, music, food, arts & crafts, Skipjack race. ADA. For more information, please call Bill Sailer of the Deal Island-Chance Lions at 410-784-2785.

September

September 7  12th Annual Skipjack Bike Tour
Deal Island - Chance Fire Department
10090 Deal Island Road
Deal Island, MD  21821
Phone:  410-784-2335 (Eileen Cross)
Website:  www.dealislandchancevfd.com
Find them on:  Facebook
Description:  7:30 am-3 pm.  Rides  of 15, 30 & 64 miles through some of the most beautiful landscapes on the Eastern Shore. T-Shirts for all riders, rest stops, EMS available, Sag Wagon. Helmets required. Sponsored by the Deal Island - Chance Volunteer Fire Company. Applications can be found at their website.

September 7  6th Annual Skipjack Run
Deal Island Harbor
Ralph Abbott Road
Deal Island, MD  21821
Find them on:  Facebook
Description:  7:30 am-3 pm.  Multiple Distance Races, T-shirts, & Awards. Advanced registration is recommended and race day registration available.   Free George's Beach Bum Kids’ Run (shoes required) at 10 am.  Taste the salty life at the Skipjack Run to benefit local charities. Admire the Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Fleet as you cross Deal Island Bridge - it is the last commercial sail powered fishing fleet in North America.  Catch the osprey fishing for their final meals in our marsh creeks before they retire south for the winter. Cross the finish line for awesome refreshments, raffles and unique trophies. Every mile marked, multiple water stops. Held in conjunction with Deal Island Chance Volunteer Fire Company's Skipjack Bike Tour. Race day registration available.

September 13  Brown Box Theatre presents Shakespeare's Measure for Measure
J. Millard Tawes  Historical Museum
3 Ninth Street
Crisfield, MD  21817
Phone:  410-968-2501 (Museum)
Website:  brownboxtheatre.org
Find them on:  Facebook
Description:  7:30 pm.   Bring your own chair/blanket.  Food and drinks are available for purchase.   Sponsored by the Crisfield Heritage Foundation.

September 14  “A Taste of Smith Island” Dinner
Boat departs Somers Cove Marina
715 Broadway
Crisfield, MD  21817
Website:  www.smithisland.org
Find them on:  Facebook
Description:  3 pm.  Boat leaves Crisfield for Ewell. Cruise followed by dinner featuring Smith Island specialties. Advance tickets suggested. Limited ADA. For more information, please call the Crisfield-Smith Island Cultural Alliance at 410-425-3351.  $

September 18  Brown Box Theatre presents Shakespeare's Measure for Measure
Teackle Mansion
11736 Mansion Street
Princess Anne, MD  21853
Phone:  410-651-2338 (Historical Society)
Website:  brownboxtheatre.org
Find them on:  Facebook
Description:  7:30 pm. Teackle Mansion,Bring your lawn chair/blanket.  Food and drinks available for purchase. Sponsored by the Somerset County Historical Society at 410-651-2238.

October

October 31  Princess Anne Halloween Festival
Manokin River Park
11840 Somerset Avenue
Princess Anne, MD  21853
Phone:  410-651-1818
Website:  www.townofprincessanne.com
Description:  5-9 pm.  Manokin River Park, Princess Anne.  Trunk or Treat, haunted jail, games & activities, free food, and live music.  Hosted by the Town of Princess Anne and Princess Anne Main Street.  For more information, please call the Town Office at 410-651-1818.

December

December 6 & 7 Christmas in Crisfield
Various locations
Crisfield, MD  21817
Phone:  410-968-2500 or 800-782-3913
Website:  www.crisfieldevents.com
Description:  Friday night Parade, “Crabpot” Christmas Tree Lighting, Tea With Mrs. Claus, and more.  ADA.  $ for some events

December 7  Christmas in Princess Anne
Downtown Somerset Avenue
Princess Anne, MD  21853
Description:  Parade, tree lighting, special holiday shopping incentives in downtown.  Home Tour and Reception at the Teackle Mansion.  Limited ADA.  $ for some events

December 31  New Year's Eve Festivities
Downtown Somerset Avenue
Princess Anne, MD  21853
Find them on:  Facebook
Description:  9 pm-1 am.  Ring in the New Year at the Muskrat Dive in Princess Anne or the Oyster Drop in Crisfield.  Music, dancing, food & beverages.  ADA.  Free admission.  Sponsored by Main Street Princess Anne.

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