First Free Friday takes place the first Friday of March, April, June, August, September and during the Christmas Walk in 2017. The museum is open and free to the public from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. There are always docents in every gallery, and frequently local performers will entertain. All performances are either free or on a donation basis, and are family friendly. Check the calendar for specific listings.
Dates in 2017
August 4: Chesapeake Swing Band plays on the PNC Stage from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic supper, and dancing shoes. Drum Point Lighthouse will be open and free cruises on the Wm. B. Tennison.
September 1: Navy Band Sea Chanters perform on the PNC Stage from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, picnic supper, and your dancing shoes. Drum Point Lighthouse will be open and free cruises on the Wm. B. Tennison.
From June – September, the Drum Point Lighthouse is open. Free 30 minute cruises on the Wm. B. Tennison are available June and August sponsored by Community Bank of the Chesapeake and the Waterside Concert Series.
In December, the Christmas Walk coincides with First Free Friday and the museum is open from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., both Friday and Saturday, the first full weekend in December.