​The 8th annual Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival in St. Michaels, Md. will now have a larger, waterfront location at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

The festival takes place at CBMM on Saturday, April 6, 2019 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 festival has grown every year over the past seven years, and simply outgrew its previous location,” said Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival Founder and Organizer Kim Hannon. “I’m so excited about co-hosting the event with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum this year. CBMM’s 18-acre waterfront campus will offer plenty of room, amazing views and exhibits, in addition to what the festival offers.”

“We’re delighted to host the Sea Glass Festival at CBMM,” commented CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “Our numerous indoor and outdoor spaces lend themselves very well to festivals, and we have confidence that this year’s Sea Glass Festival attendees will be excited with the changes. The festival also helps introduce a potentially new visitor to CBMM’s mission and vision.”

The Sea Glass Festival will feature more than 75 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.

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; and $5 for CBMM members, member’s children 6-17; and active military (ID required). Advanced admission tickets can be purchased online here, with tickets also sold at CBMM the days of the event.  (Please note Sunday attendees will be charge the same rate as Saturday, the CBMM has a two-day admission policy.)

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 Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival is a rain or shine event.  

About the Venue

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.

Pricing for the Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival at CBMM
$5 Adults and Seniors
Family & Friends Membership Level and above can extend member pricing to TWO guests.
Free – Member children 17 and under

$15 Adults (ages 18-64)
$12 Seniors (ages 65+)
$6 Child (ages 6-17)
Free – Children 5 and under

PLEASE NOTE: The Museum Store now has an ATM.

No Dogs Allowed on CBMM property during festivals.


The 2018 Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival poster is available for purchase online here

or at Ophiuroidea 
​18" by 24"

Check out the video from the 2017 Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival shown on Outdoors Delmarva, WBOC Channel 16

Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival 

The 2017 Eastern  Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival poster is still available   

Available at Ophiuroidea 

or online here. 

​18" by 24"