2017

MARCH

 25th (Saturday)

17th Annual Taste of Solomons
Taste of Solomons is a one-day, from 11:00 – 4:00pm, food festival showcasing the many wonderful places to eat in this lovely waterfront community.  Restaurants will host open houses where guests can try delicious bite-sized portions of fare or miniature-sized cocktails. For more information visit www.solomonsmaryland.com

 

APRIL

1st & 2nd (Saturday & Sunday)

MSSA – SMC 24th Annual Solomons Fishing Fair
Held at the Solomons Rescue Squad and Fire Department from 8:00am – 3:00pm, this event features 80+ Indoor and Outdoor Vendors. Featuring fishing & tackle supplies, fishing charters, new & used boats, food & drink, and door prizes.
For more information visit www.mssasmc.com

15th (Saturday)

Rockfish Opening Day
This third Saturday of April marks the opening of the Spring Rockfish Trophy season.

MAY

6th (Saturday)

Annual Antique Boat & Marine Engine Show & Solomons Maritime Festival
Calvert Marine Museum.  10am – 5pm    The event includes The Antique Boat and Marine Engine Show which features exhibits from over 30 collectors of antique and classic boats. Taste traditional foods, learn how to pick crabs and shuck oysters, enjoy live music, hear world class water fowl calling, watch model boats, talk with traditional crafts people as they demonstrate their skills. For the kids, there will be traditional games, races, toy boat building and more.
For more information, visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com

6th & 7th (Saturday & Sunday)

Annmarie Antique & Flea Faire
Held at Annmarie Garden from  9am – 4pm,   this new event promises to be a fabulous Pickers weekend.  Browse 150 indoor and outdoor booths featuring antiques & collectibles, vintage & up-cycled furniture, clothing, jewelry, flea finds, and much more. There will be demos, appraisals, food vendors, wine & beer, and activities for the kids.  For more information visit www.annmariegarden.org

20th (Saturday)

Zahniser’s Spring Gathering Day
The 2017 boating season is here! ZYC will celebrate the warm weather in usual fashion, with the opening of the Pool and Pool Bar Café’.  ZYC Slip-holders, their families, and employees are invited to join us from 2:00 – 4:00 for live music, snacks and drinks on the pool patio.  Coast Guard Courtesy Inspections will be offered throughout the day.
For more information, call the marina office at 410-326-2166, ext. 102.

JUNE

3rd (Saturday)

Annual Calvert County Green Expo & Craft Fair – Free
From 10:00 – 4:00 – Southern Maryland’s leading sustainability event. Explore more than 100 booths, learn how to lower home energy costs, harness solar power and more.  For more information, visit www.annmariegarden.org

10th (Saturday)

Southern Maryland Sailing Association Luau
ZYC & SMSA co-sponsor a hillside gathering for SMSA members and their guests.  Enjoy an afternoon of socializing, food, and music beginning at 4:00 pm.  If you are interested in joining SMSA or thinking about getting involved in racing or cruising, this is a great opportunity to stop by and meet club members.
For more information visit www.smsa.com

28th (Wednesday)

Calvert Marine Museum
PNC Waterside Pavilion is excited to announce the first performers for the 2017 summer concert series.  The Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton will perform at 7pm.
For more information, visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com

JULY

4th (Tuesday)

Solomons Fireworks
The annual Solomons fireworks display will be held on Tuesday, July 4th. Fireworks will be shot from a barge in the Patuxent River and can be enjoyed from the Riverwalk or by boat!  Music & Food Vendors.
For more information visit www.solomonsmaryland.com

8th (Saturday)

Sharkfest! at the Calvert Marine Museum from 10am – 5pm.  During Sharkfest, live sharks and Chesapeake Bay native Atlantic Sturgeon are featured in the Pavilion.  Full of hands on opportunities, the festival will include painting a shark mural, shark hat making, face painting and more.
For more information, visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com

14th (Friday)

Calvert Marine Museum
PNC Waterside Pavilion presents Thomas Rhett in concert.
For more information, visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com

14th–16th (Friday–Sunday)

Annual Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge
This annual event is known as one of the best regattas in the country, sponsored by Southern Maryland Sailing Association (SMSA) and Mount Gay Rum.  Captains and crew will test their skills on the Chesapeake Bay with three days of around the buoys racing.  For more information visit Screwpile’s website at www.screwpile.net

AUGUST

18th – 19th (Friday – Saturday)

2nd Annual Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival. Visit Solomons to watch as teams of 16 paddlers, a drummer & a steerperson work together to cross the finish line first.  Races begin at 9am on Saturday.  There will also be a Marketplace, Artisans, Food Vendors and Fun Activities.
For more information, visit www.solomonsdragonboatfestival.com

25th (Friday)

Calvert Marine Museum
PNC Waterside Pavilion presents The Brothers Osborne.  Nominated two times for Best Country Duo at the Grammys, the brothers grew up in Deale, Maryland and play everything from traditional country to rock and roll.
For more information, visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com

 SEPTEMBER

21st – 24th (Thursday – Sunday)

Solomons Plein Air Festival
The lovely waterfront town of Solomons, Maryland is the setting for a plein air festival! If you’ve never experienced an event of this kind, consider visiting the Island for a weekend of art and entertainment.
For more information visit www.solomonsmaryland.com

16th & 17th (Saturday – Sunday)

ArtsFest 2017 at Annmarie Gardens
This is the 24th Annual ArtsFest and is held from 10am – 5pm each day. $6 per person – Children 11 & under free. Members free. Recognized as Southern Maryland’s finest outdoor arts festival with craft vendors, entertainment, and food.
For more information visit www.annmariegarden.org

OCTOBER

7th & 8th (Saturday – Sunday)

Riverside WineFest at Sotterley 2017!
Noon – 6:00pm   Celebrate the best of Maryland Wineries.  Enjoy wine tastings, live music, local artisans, food vendors, exhibits, demonstrations, tours, children’s activities, and more!
For more information visit www.sotterley.com

7th & 8th (Saturday – Sunday)

Annual Patuxent River Appreciation Days (PRAD)
This festival is held annually on Columbus Day weekend in Solomons from 10:00am – 5:00pm. Take part in a festival intended to create awareness and recognition for the impact of the Patuxent River and the basin it flows through. Celebrate with family activities, arts & crafts fair, local food vendors, live performances and much more.
For more information visit www.pradinc.org

28th (Saturday)

Annmarie Garden – Annual Halloween in the Garden
Daytime Trick-or-Treating at Annmarie Gardens for all ages.  11:00 – 4:00.  $2.00 per person.
For more information visit www.annmariegarden.org

DECEMBER

1st & 2nd  (Friday – Saturday)

Annual Solomons Christmas Walk
Stroll along SolomonsIsland and enjoy the holiday spirit of candlelit streets, decorated homes, and local businesses.  There will be art, music, and a visit from Santa. Don’t miss the famous boat light parade Saturday at dusk.
For more information visit www.solomonsmaryland.com

9th (Saturday)

Family Plantation Christmas – Sotterley Plantation 
10am – 4pm   Visit Santa & Mrs. Claus,  Craft Vendors, Elves Mall, Sotterley Garden Guild’s Seasonal Greens & Gifts,  Horse-drawn Carriage Rides, Santa’s Secret Shop, Live Seasonal Music, and Children’s Crafts & Activities.
For more information visit www.sotterley.com

Dec 2nd – Jan 1st 2018 (Nightly)

AnnmarieGarden – Garden in Lights
Held from 6:00pm – 9:00pm nightly.  Enjoy a magical tour that takes visitors on a beautiful trip through the glittering woods as you stroll the protected path, you will be transported to a place of spectacular lights and amazing light sculptures.
For more information visit www.annmariegarden.org

Zahniser’s Yachting Center

Marina:
410-326-2166 (phone)
410-326-4099 (fax)

Dry Dock Restaurant:
410-326-4817

Quantum Sails:
410-326-2600

Previti Marine Surveys:
410-326-0866

Sail Solomons Sailing School
& Yacht Charters:

410-326-4917

Please note that all transient reservations are to be made by telephone! Thank You!

Marina email:
marina@zahnisers.com

Zahniser's Repair Yard email:
craig@zahnisers.com

US Mail & Parcel Delivery
PO Box 760
245 C Street
Solomons Island, MD 20688