Going to the Boat Festival at Chesapeake Bay is a great way to celebrate Father’s Day!
Hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, this Father’s Day weekend event brings a sense of nostalgia to the Miles River and CBMM’s docks and campus, drawing some of the area’s finest classic boats, nautical and maritime treasures, entertainment, and food to this waterfront festival.

“With a juried competition among entrants for best restored and preserved boats, this festival attracts the best of the best when it comes to classic and antique boats,” commented ACBS-Chesapeake Bay Chapter Festival Chairman Bob Hamilton. “Add CBMM’s beautiful waterfront, plus family activities, boat rides, great food and a rum bar, and this makes a nice day for everyone to enjoy.”
The festival includes two-day admission to all of CBMM’s special and permanent exhibitions, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, where guests can climb to the top for views of the Miles River and St. Michaels harbor. The event is $5 for CBMM adult members or $18 for adults; $15 for seniors and students with ID; and $6 for children 6-17.
Wooden and fiberglass classics, vintage racers, and other antique and Chesapeake Bay-related boats are coming to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum June 15-17 for the 31st Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival and the Arts at Navy Point in St. Michaels, Maryland.

The show attracts the finest runabouts to yachts, including race boats, work boats, launches, hydroplanes, and utilities. Chris-Craft, Trumpy, Gar Wood, Donzi, and Lyman are among some of the boats represented. 
This year’s show will be featuring ski boats and water skiing memorabilia with some of the earliest ski boats manufactured scheduled to be on display.

This water skiing theme compliments the CBMM’s largest permanent At Play on the Bay exhibit housed in a two-story exhibition building on campus which includes a 30-foot Owens cruiser as well as over 400 historical artifacts, photographs and video footage.
In addition, over 1,000 toy outboard motors from the Toy Outboard Model Group are expected to be on display.  The Toy Outboard Model Group will be holding their annual meeting during our show and their incredible variety of motors is truly impressive.

Along with the Mid-Atlantic’s largest gathering of antique and classic boats, the festival’s signature Arts at Navy Point pavilion brings more than 70 juried fine artists, craftspeople, and vendors offering nautical and maritime-themed items for boat and home.
Festival hours are Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Father’s Day, Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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