Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival 

The Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival Holiday Edition will be held Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 10am - 4pm and our 14th Annual Spring Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival which will be held Saturday, April 20th and Sunday April 21, 2024 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.

A fun-filled tradition since 2010, the Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival highlights artisans and craftspeople who come from near and far to exhibit and sell coastal and sea-glass related jewelry, home décor, art, and more.   This Holiday Edition is expected to showcase more than 65 exhibitors and puts an emphasis on festive arts and crafts heading into the holiday season.  

Festival guests will enter campus through CBMM’s new Welcome Center, getting a first look at the new building overlooking Fogg’s Cove and the chance to shop in the new Museum Store inside.

(Please note that the Welcome Center’s exhibition spaces are not yet open to the public.)
“I'm so excited to have the new CBMM Welcome Center open in time for the Holiday Edition!” festival founder and organizer Kim Hannon said. “This will allow us to expand the festival across campus with two stages of live music and even more opportunity for guests to enjoy all that CBMM has to offer.”

Each ticket includes entrance to the Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival, live music, and all the exhibitions and historic structures on the CBMM campus. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase, including craft beer and specialty cocktails. There will be live music on both sides of campus, with stages on both the historic Tolchester Beach Bandstand and Fogg’s Landing.

Richard LaMotte, “Pure Sea Glass” author and sea glass expert, and Mary McCarthy, sea glass expert, will be available for shard identification throughout the day. 

Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the gate the day of the festival. Additional free event parking will be available at St. Michaels Middle/High School, with a complimentary shuttle service to and from CBMM running throughout the day.

Food and drinks are available for an additional cost, with carry-on alcohol prohibited. For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during CBMM festivals, including the Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival.

View list of artisans and vendors here.

We are not accepting any more vendors for the 2023 festival. thank you.​​

Festival Music Line Up

Fogg's Landing Stage

Joe Hickey 10am - 12:30pm

Jayme D 1pm - 4pm

Tolchester Bandstand

Chris Sacks Band 10am - 12:30pm

Dave Hawkins 1pm - 4pm