The Beachcombing Center Exhibit Launch Event

Knapps Narrows Inn, Tilghman Island 

 Friday, April 3rd 6pm -8 pm

Join us as we celebrate the launch event for the temporary exhibit space of The Beachcombing Center located at Knapp's Narrows Marina Inn until we secure our permanent location. Friday, April 3 from 6-8 on the eve of the Eastern Shore Sea Glass Festival we will celebrate with elegant hors doeuvres, beer and wine (we encourage you to stop by the wine tasting at the nearby Tilghman Island Country Store at 5 pm on your way!). Silent auction will be held with sea glass and ocean arts items from around the country and we will have music and guest speaker Dr. Beachcomb will give a brief presentation and book signing!  Purchase tickets here.

Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival 

​The 9th annual Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival in St. Michaels, Md. will return to the waterfront location at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and will take place at CBMM on Saturday, April 4, 2020 and Sunday, April 5, 2020.

 The Sea Glass Festival will feature more than 90 artisans, many from the local Delmarva area, and others travelling from as far away as Hawaii, who will exhibit and sell coastal and sea-glass related jewelry, home décor, art, and more.  The festival also includes two days of educational lectures by renowned experts, Photographer Jay Fleming, discussing his photography along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and Deacon Ritterbush aka "Dr. Beachcomb" and Mary McCarthy presenting exciting lectures about sea glass and its history.
The festival will feature live music both days on two stages from local musicians, John Belser, Jayme Dingler, Dave Hawkins, Emma Myers, Chris Sacks and headlining on Saturday on the Navy Point Bandstand will be Annapolis based musicians, Pressing Strings.

The two-day festival ticket includes entrance to the Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival, live music, all of the exhibitions and historic structures on the campus of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.   

Carry-on alcohol from dock or land is prohibited.

No Non-Service Dogs Allowed on CBMM property during festivals.
The Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival is a rain or shine event.   

Purchase Tickets HERE.

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 or call 410-745-2916.

​​PLEASE NOTE: The Museum Store now has an ATM. 

Special Lodging Rates


Patriot Cruises will have special rate for festival goers, $10/per person (normally $26.50/pp) throughout the festival weekend.   
Pre-purchase through their website in advance to reserve your spot, they sold out last year!   

Use Coupon Code Sea Glass when checking out! 

Purchase rides here.

International Beachcombing Conference 2020 

Annapolis, Maryland

International Beachcombing Conference 2020 is a

7-day, 6-night beachcombing conference, held in Annapolis, MD. from Monday, March 23 through Sunday, March 29, 2020.

Between the Welcome Reception and the Farewell Brunch are 5 days of lectures and Power Point presentations; sea glass and coastal arts bazaar & workshops; films; raffles and swap table; museum visits, boat tours and beachcombing, beachcombing and more beachcombing throughout the coastal Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic region.

Want more information or register?

Go to the International Beachcombing Conference website here.

​​​Tilghman Island

Knapps Narrows Marina & Inn

6176 Tilghman Island Road  Tilghman, MD 21671


20% off rooms   Use code SEAGLASS20 

Black Walnut Point Inn

4417 Black Walnut Point Road, Tilghman Island, MD 21671
(410) 886-2452

No special code needed! Reduced rates available

Wylder Hotel

​21551 Chesapeake House Drive, Tilghman, MD 21671

10% off best available rates online 7 day cancellation policy and a complimentary bottle of "Sea Glass" wine. 

Mention Sea Glass Festival 

St. Michaels Area

St. Michaels Inn
1228 S. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, Maryland 21663
15% off rooms Use Code SEA GLASS

Wades Point Inn

10090 Wades Point Rd, McDaniel, MD 21647


5% off Spring rate in the Victorian Summer Wing Rooms Mention (or type in notes) Sea Glass Festival 

George Brooks Inn

24500 Rolles Range Road, St. Michaels, MD 21663

(410) 745-8381

Book direct and call for best rates! 


Holiday Inn Express

8561 Ocean Gateway Easton, MD 21601


$124 plus taxes 

Use link or call and mention Sea Glass