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GRAND OPENING: Crisfield Maritime Center featuring Somers Cove Canvas - Wed., April 30, 2014
Location: 952 W. Main St. (corner of 10th & Main) Crisfield, MD. Casual dress. Must rsvp - 410-968-2500
10:00 a.m. - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
10:00 - 3 pm - Open House
5:00-8 pm - Business After Hours

Welcome new businesses and new members:

Main Street Flowers - 323 W. Main St., Crisfield - opening April 28, 2014

Crisfield Maritime Center- Somers Cove Canvas  952 W. Main St., Crisfield - Opening April 30, 2014

Water's Edge Restaurant - 1108 W. Main St., Crisfield  (at City Dock) - opening date to be announced  

Please go support our new businesses!!!                                


Ministerial Association will be hosting the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast on Thurs., May 1, 2014 at the Crisfield Church of God. Tickets are $15 per person and must be ordered in advance. Call for 410-968-0995 for tickets.

American Cruise Lines - starting May 5, 2014 will be coming back into Crisfield at our brand new City Dock. We are looking for volunteers to "meet & greet" the visitors as they come off the ship. If interested, please contact the chamber office at 410-968-2500.

Board of Director's - next meeting - Thurs., May 8th - 5 pm - Chamber office 906 W. Main St. All members welcome!

Somerset County Outstanding Citizens of the Year - congratulations to Jane Riggin & Donnie Price. This honor comes from the Delmarva Council of Boy Scouts of America. The ceremony will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Princess Anne Civic Center starting at 6 pm. Thank you Jane & Donnie for all you have done for our community!!

Tawes Museum will be hosting their grand re-opening on Friday, May 30th - from 4 pm - 7 pm at the museum on 9th St., Crisfield. Admission is FREE.

Chamber membership luncheon - Thurs., June 12th - 12 noon - location to be announced. All Chamber members are welcome and please bring a guest. Must rsvp for the lunch at 410-968-2500.


(updated 4/18/14)


 2014 Events

 May 9 & 10 –Fri. & Sat.- Strawberry Festival – “downtown” Marion Arts/crafts, fresh local seafood, live entertainment, beauty contest, main st. parade.  For more info, call the host - Somerset County Arts Council at 410-968-2787

May 25 - Soft Shell Spring Fair -  Hosted by the Crisfield Lions/Lioness Club - 12 noon – 5 pm, fresh local seafood, arts & crafts, Waterman’s Hall of Fame Awards, Live Entertainment, at Crisfield City Dock, Free Admission

July 5th  - Saturday  - Freedom Fest – hosted by American Legion, held at Crisfield City Dock, end of Rt. 413. Crisfield. 5 pm-9 pm – food, arts/crafts, live music, military color guards, patriotic music, military photo’s slide show, family oriented day.  Fireworks to follow, 9:15 p.m.

July 16th  – Wed.,  the 38th  Annual J. M. Tawes Crab & Clam Bake  12:00 – 4:00 pm -ALL YOU CAN EAT steamed crabs, clams (steamed, raw bar & fried) fresh fried fish, sweet potato fries, onion rings, french-fries, corn on the cob, watermelon, pepsi, beer & water. NO coolers allowed  $40.00 – all-you-can-eat!

 July 26th – Saturday - Wheels on the Waterfront  5:00 -8:00 pm. Car Show – downtown Crisfield, near City Dock.   Free!

 August, 29, 30, 31 -  67th Annual Hard Crab Derby    Grounds open from:  Friday, 6 pm-10:00 p.m.; Sat. noon-10:00 p.m.; Sunday-noon-10:00 p.m. @ Somers Cove Marina. Crab Races, Crab Cooking Contest, Crab Picking contest, Parade, Skiff Races, Boat Docking Contest, Crafts, Carnival, Games, Swim Meet, Entertainment, fresh seafood & more! 

Sept. 27th – Dock Day on the Bay – Saturday  12:00 – 4 pm – Somers Cove Marina – free admission  Honoring Crisfield’s and the Eastern Shore’s heritage: Workboats, seafood cooking demonstrations, fishing displays, maritime arts/crafts, blessing of the fleet, live entertainment/music, entertainment for children, lot of great food – and its FREE!

October 25 – Halloween Parade & Party – Saturday  11:00 a.m. – parade begins.  Then party afterwards in the Somers Cove Marina

December 5  - Friday  -Christmas Parade – 6:30 pm. – Main St.


Crisfield Chamber of Commerce Mission

Created to work for the best interest of our community; to identify and serve the needs of businesses; to increase the prosperity and encourage the growth of existing businesses; to foster the establishment of new tax paying businesses; to provide representation in governmental affairs; to work with educational, cultural, civic and service organizations.

"Heart of the Chesapeake" - Produced by the Crisfield Chamber of Commerce

For over thirty years, the Chamber has been instrumental in promoting the benefits, attractions and peaceful lifestyle of this quiet, waterfront town in Somerset County. Working with the community, the Chamber has brought forth Nationally recognized events such as the J. Millard Tawes Clam Bake and National Hard Crab Derby.

Known by many as "The Crab Capital of the World", Crisfield has its roots in the seafood industry and harvesting the treasures of the Chesapeake Bay. The work ethic, talent and ingenuity of the Waterman, seafood producers, farmers, craftsman and the families who built the City of Crisfield, continues today though the workforce and business owners of Crisfield and the surrounding areas.

The City of Crisfield is growing fast. For years it has been a popular destination for travelers and visitors, who want to experience the culture of a waterman`s town, and the natural beauty of Maryland`s Lower Eastern Shore.

Now Crisfield is becoming a place where families want to live - to raise their children - to retire or simply enjoy the peaceful lifestyle year round.

As Crisfield grows the businesses are growing. New businesses are forming and established businesses are relocating to the area. The Crisfield Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes them and hopes to assist in their continued success.

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