April 4&5—Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival


Dates: April 4&5, 2020, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

INFORMATION FROM 2019 FESTIVAL BELOW…

The 8th annual Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival in St. Michaels, Md. now has a larger, waterfront location at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The festival takes place at CBMM on Saturday, April TBD, 2020 from 10–5 pm and Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 10–4 pm. The new venue also expands the festival—which was previously held at the Old Mill in St. Michaels—to include scenic river cruises, live music, food, and libations. The Sea Glass Festival will feature more than 70 artisans many from the local Delmarva area, and others travelling from as far away as New England—who will exhibit and sell coastal and sea-glass related jewelry, home décor, art, and more. The festival also includes educational lectures about sea glass and its history along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.

The Sea Glass Center will be exhibiting Beach Finds of the Chesapeake in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium, which explores a sampling of the different types of finds discovered by those who seek to preserve the history of our region by collecting fragments of its past. From shark teeth and other 20-million-year-old Miocene-era fossils, through Victorian doll parts and marbles, to modern plastic toys and marine debris found today, the Chesapeake Bay holds history, treasures and trash alike to be discovered by beachcombers who search its disappearing shorelines.

The Sea Glass Center is a non-profit organization preserving and presenting the historical, artistic, and cultural significance of sea glass through education. The exhibit will be on display during the festival and at CBMM through June 29, 2019.

The two-day festival ticket includes entrance to the Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival, educational lectures and documentaries, live music, all of the exhibitions and historic structures on the campus of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and is set at $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and retired military; $6 for children 6–17; $5 for CBMM members and active military (ID required); and free for member children 6–17 and all children 5 and under. Advanced admission tickets can be purchased online at web address, with tickets also sold at CBMM the day of the event.

Boat rides, food and beverages will be available for purchase, including beer, wine, and cocktails. Additional free event parking will be available at St. Michaels High School, with a complimentary shuttle service to and from CBMM running throughout the day.

For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during CBMM festivals, including the Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival. Carry-on alcohol from dock or land is prohibited.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and culture of the entire Chesapeake Bay region, and making this resource available to all. Every aspect of fulfilling this mission is driven by CBMM’s values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship, along with a commitment to providing engaging guest experiences and transformative educational programming, all while serving as a vital community partner. For more information, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.