Chesapeake City, Maryland has a variety of exciting and entertaining festivals and other special events year-round. From Canal Day in June, to the many special holiday events in November and December, there is always something fun to do in this quaint, historic town.
Chesapeake City Winterfest (December-January)
2013 marks the second anniversary of the Annual Chesapeake City Winterfest. Running from December 1st through January 3rd, this celebration includes beautifully decorated and festively lit Victorian homes, carolers in Pell Gardens, and porch-decorating competitions. The kids can even visit with Santa in his workshop in Franklin Hall—bring non-perishable food items when you come visit; they will go to the Chesapeake City Ecumenical Association. Several large lighting scenes/displays include an animated holiday dragon, Santa in a fishing boat, two Victorian figures and their royal carriage, a Christmas galleon, and a Rockfish.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Pub Crawl (March)
Complete with a parade, Chesapeake City does St. Paddy’s Day right with bagpipers, antique cars, and more. Raffles and t-shirts are typically sold onsite. The Chesapeake City Chamber of Commerce sponsors this event.
Canal Day Festival (June)
In celebration of the completion of the Chesapeake & Delaware Canals, this weekend-long event at the end of June includes bands playing nonstop tunes, and lots of specials on food and gifts from local businesses. What’s more, hundreds and hundreds of boats raft up, creating a fun party-like atmosphere all weekend long. Free shuttle service is offered by the marina to take boaters to and from the events happening on land. An outdoor tiki bar and nightclub keeps the music pumping until quite late in the evening.
Annual Ghost Walk (October)
Allow yourself to get a little spooked this Halloween with Chesapeake City’s annual Ghost Walk, running late October. Much more than a simple tour of haunted homes, this walk develops into a full-blown murder mystery performed by professional actors. Enjoy the city into the evening, but if you plan on attending this ghost walk, please don’t dawdle—tours begin at 5pm, and the last tour departs Town Hall at 9pm sharp.