Annual Events

SharkfestSHARKFEST!

July 9, 2022
Second Saturday in July
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Advance ticketing recommended

Celebrate all things shark, all day, at CMM! Live sharks will be featured in the Corbin Pavilion for viewing. Learn fascinating ‘sharktoids’, examine evidence of prehistoric sharks, and take a picture in the life-size jaws of a Megalodon shark. Food and drink will be for sale on site. Complimentary museum passes will not be honored and strollers are not allowed in the museum for SHARKFEST. Museum admission applies; members are FREE.


PRADPatuxent River Appreciation Day (PRAD)

October 8, 2022
Columbus Day Weekend
10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  FREE

Patuxent River Appreciation Day (PRAD) is an annual festival which creates awareness, recognition, and promotion of the economic, social, recreational, cultural and historical impact of the tributaries and environs of the Patuxent River and the basin through which it flows.

Join us for lots of music, food, makers of home spun goods, a petting zoo, boat rides, toy boat building, pony rides, displays and activities celebrating the river – all the fun goings-on you have come to expect! There will also be new happenings and an evening 'river party' to top off the event in style from 5 – 7:30 PM, featuring live music by Wylder and Robbie Boothe.

For more information, visit the PRAD page of our website.


DPLHXmasWalkSolomons Christmas Walk

December 3, 2022
First Saturday night in December
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. FREE

The Calvert Marine Museum invites you to enjoy the beauty of Solomons Island during the Solomons Christmas Walk, an annual event sponsored by the Solomons Business Association.

Enjoy musical entertainment, Santa, the Otter mascot, holiday crafts, and shopping in the Museum Store. Santa's Coffee House will be open with complimentary hot tea, coffee, cocoa, and holiday cookies. Museum members will save 20% off in the Museum Store all weekend!

For more information on the Solomons Christmas Walk, please contact Sherry Reid at 410-326-2042 x. 19, or Sherry.Reid@calvertcountymd.gov. For information about the weekend’s events visit the Solomons Christmas Walk website.


OtterMania!Ottermania

Saturday, March 25, 2023
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Help us celebrate our favorite museum mammal – the North American river otter! Learn otterly terrific facts at learning stations throughout the museum and make an otter craft. Join our otter mascot outside at the Corbin Nature Pavilion to learn his favorite dance, “The Swim”. Don’t forget to visit Chumley, Calvert, and Chessie Grace along the way! All activities included with museum admission. Admission applies; members are FREE.

Celebrate all things shark, all day, at CMM! Live sharks will be featured in the Corbin Pavilion for viewing. Learn fascinating ‘sharktoids’, examine evidence of prehistoric sharks, and take a picture in the life-size jaws of a Megalodon shark. Food and drink will be for sale on site. Complimentary museum passes will not be honored and strollers are not allowed in the museum for SHARKFEST. Museum admission applies; members are FREE.


2019 Solomons Maritime FestivalSolomons Maritime Festival

May 6, 2023
First Saturday in May
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE

The event includes the Antique Boat and Marine Engine Show which features exhibits from collectors of antique and classic boats, and vintage marine outboard and inboard engines. Learn how to make traditional stuffed ham, watch demonstrations on how to shuck oysters like the pros, enjoy local music, see Chesapeake Bay retrievers in action, watch model boats skim the waters of the boat basin, and talk with traditional crafts people as they demonstrate their skills. Free 30-minute cruises on the Wm. B. Tennison. For the kids, there will be toy boat building and more. 

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors:
Calvert County Waterman's Association
Calvert Marina, LLC
Community Bank of the Chesapeake
Patuxent Small Craft Guild
Washburn's Boat Yard



Drum Pt Light 09-01-09 9360Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

Rescheduled for September 2023

Lighthouse lovers are invited to take the challenge and visit ten lighthouses in two days during the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Visit the Chesapeake Chapter United States Lighthouse Society web page for directions and complete details.

For more information about the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge, contact Karen Rosage at 410-437-0741 or email challenge@cheslights.org.