April 20-21–Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival

CBMM_SeaGlass_April23_1_by_GeorgeSassDates: April 20-21, 2024, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is set to welcome the Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival back to its waterfront campus on April 20-21.

The popular festival kicks off CBMM’s slate of annual events, running 10am–5pm Saturday and 10am–4pm Sunday, with all tickets valid for admission on both days. Tickets may be purchased by clicking HERE.

This edition of the Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival will highlight more than 90 artisans and craftspeople from around the country exhibiting and selling coastal and sea-glass related jewelry, home décor, art, and more. A full listing of vendors and more information can be found at seaglassfestival.com.

Each two-day festival ticket includes entrance to the Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival, live music, programs and all the exhibitions and historic structures on the CBMM campus. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase, including beer, wine, and cocktails.

The cruise boat Patriot will offer narrated historical cruises both days at 12:30pm and 2:30pm. Guests can use the code SEAGLASS2024 during checkout at patriotcruises.com to obtain a discount (available for online purchases only).


In addition to advanced sales online, tickets will be available at CBMM the day of the event. No single-day tickets will be sold to this rain or shine event.

Additional free event parking will be available at St. Michaels Middle/High School, with a complimentary shuttle service to and from CBMM running throughout the festival.

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

Photos by George Sass