Friends of Crisfield - Roundtable meeting: will be held Monday, March 10th at 6 p.m. location to be announced.
General membership luncheon - Thurs., March 13th - 12 noon, upstairs at the Tawes Museum. Lunch will be catered by Waterman's Inn, cost is $10 per person. Members are welcome to bring a guest. Must rsvp, 410-968-2500.
Next Social Media Seminar: Wed., March 19th - upstairs at the Tawes Museum - 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Must rsvp, FREE to attend!
Teacher of the Year - we are looking for small gift to give our Somerset County Teacher of the year and the finalist. If you would like to donate something from your business, a monetary donation, a gift card, etc., please call the office at 410-968-2500.
May 9 & 10 –Fri. & Sat.- Strawberry Festival – “downtown” Marion Arts/crafts, fresh local seafood, live entertainment, beauty contest, main st. parade. For more info, call the host - Somerset County Arts Council at 410-968-2787
May 25 - Soft Shell Spring Fair - 12 noon – 5 pm, fresh local seafood, arts & crafts, Waterman’s Hall of Fame Awards, Live Entertainment, at Crisfield City Dock, Free Admission
July 5th - Saturday - Freedom Fest – hosted by American Legion, held on their grounds – Brick Kiln Rd., Crisfield. Started at 5 p.m. – food, arts/crafts, live music, military color guards, patriotic music, military photo’s slide show, family oriented day. Beach will be open all day with games for the kids. Fireworks to follow, 9:15 p.m.
July 16th – Wed., the 38th Annual J. M. Tawes Crab & Clam Bake 12:00 – 4:00 pm -ALL YOU CAN EAT steamed crabs, clams (steamed, raw bar & fried) fresh fried fish, sweet potato fries, onion rings, french-fries, corn on the cob, watermelon, pepsi, beer & water. NO coolers allowed $40.00 – all-you-can-eat!
July 26th – Saturday - Wheels on the Waterfront 5:00 -8:00 pm. Car Show – downtown Crisfield, near City Dock. Free!
August, 29, 30, 31 - 67th Annual Hard Crab Derby Grounds open from: Friday, 6 pm-10:00 p.m.; Sat. noon-10:00 p.m.; Sunday-noon-10:00 p.m. @ Somers Cove Marina. Crab Races, Crab Cooking Contest, Crab Picking contest, Parade, Skiff Races, Boat Docking Contest, Crafts, Carnival, Games, Swim Meet, Entertainment, fresh seafood & more!
Sept. 27th – Dock Day on the Bay – Saturday 12:00 – 4 pm – Somers Cove Marina – free admission Honoring Crisfield’s and the Eastern Shore’s heritage: Workboats, seafood cooking demonstrations, fishing displays, maritime arts/crafts, blessing of the fleet, live entertainment/music, entertainment for children, lot of great food – and its FREE!
October 25 – Halloween Parade & Party – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – parade begins. Then party afterwards in the Somers Cove Marina
December 5 - Friday -Christmas Parade – 6:30 pm. – Main St.
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Crisfield Chamber of Commerce Mission
Created to work for the best interest of our community; to identify and serve the needs of businesses; to increase the prosperity and encourage the growth of existing businesses; to foster the establishment of new tax paying businesses; to provide representation in governmental affairs; to work with educational, cultural, civic and service organizations.
"Heart of the Chesapeake" - Produced by the Crisfield Chamber of Commerce
For over thirty years, the Chamber has been instrumental in promoting the benefits, attractions and peaceful lifestyle of this quiet, waterfront town in Somerset County. Working with the community, the Chamber has brought forth Nationally recognized events such as the J. Millard Tawes Clam Bake and National Hard Crab Derby.
Known by many as "The Crab Capital of the World", Crisfield has its roots in the seafood industry and harvesting the treasures of the Chesapeake Bay. The work ethic, talent and ingenuity of the Waterman, seafood producers, farmers, craftsman and the families who built the City of Crisfield, continues today though the workforce and business owners of Crisfield and the surrounding areas.
The City of Crisfield is growing fast. For years it has been a popular destination for travelers and visitors, who want to experience the culture of a waterman`s town, and the natural beauty of Maryland`s Lower Eastern Shore.
Now Crisfield is becoming a place where families want to live - to raise their children - to retire or simply enjoy the peaceful lifestyle year round.
As Crisfield grows the businesses are growing. New businesses are forming and established businesses are relocating to the area. The Crisfield Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes them and hopes to assist in their continued success.