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Chesapeake maritime festival returns in May

The Calvert Marine Museum will hold its 10th annual Solomons Maritime Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 2.

The Calvert Marine Museum will hold its 10th annual Solomons Maritime Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 2.

Admission is free to the event that features antique boats and marine engines, master maritime carvers, crafts and cooking demonstrations, traditional music and boat rides.

Southern Maryland traditions are celebrated with traditional food, crab-picking and oyster-shucking lessons, gospel music, Chesapeake Bay retriever demonstrations, and craftsman demonstrations.

The Antique Boat and Marine Engine Show, now in its 15th year, is a major component of the festival. Enthusiasts from across the country will again set-up camp in the parking lot to show off their vintage boats and engines.

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