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Eastern Shore Sea Glass Festival returns to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

On Saturday, Nov. 20, and Sunday, Nov. 21, the Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival will return to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. The festival, now in its ninth year, takes place on CBMM’s waterfront campus from 10am–4pm Saturday and Sunday, with all tickets valid for admission on both days.

“The first festival at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum exceeded all of our expectations,” said Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival Founder and Organizer Kim Hannon. “I’m so excited about co-hosting the event with CBMM again this year and offering our guests amazing waterfront views and exhibits, plus a chance to shop from even more vendors and artists.”

The Eastern Shore Sea Glass Festival will feature more than 90 artisans featuring coastal and sea-glass related jewelry, home décor, art, and more. Each two-day festival ticket includes entrance to the Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival, live music, and all of the exhibitions and historic structures on the campus of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase, including beer, wine, and cocktails.
Vendor information and more about the festival can be found at

The festival will also feature live music both days on two stages from local musicians John Belser, Jayme Dingler, Dave Hawkins, Emma Myers, Chris Sacks, and Anne Burgess. Headlining the festival on Saturday will be Nelly’s Echo, a Baltimore-based musician who was featured on Season 3 of NBC’s The Voice.

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. Tickets will also be available at the door.

The two-day festival ticket is set at $18 for adults; $15 for seniors (65+), and college students and retired military with ID; $6 for children 6–17; and $5 for CBMM members, member’s children 6-17; and active military (with ID). Advanced admission tickets can be purchased online at, with tickets also sold at CBMM the day of the event. No single-day tickets will be sold.