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Chesapeake Bay Week

COMING SPRING 2023: April 16-22

Compelling stories from our nation’s largest estuary are once again front and center during Maryland Public Television’s 19th annual Chesapeake Bay Week, featuring more than twenty-two hours of bay-focused programming. 

On Monday, April 17th at 8pm discover a fascinating untold history in Water’s Edge: Black Watermen of the Chesapeake. Meet unsung Marylanders who revolutionized an industry and dreamed beyond their circumstances– and those keeping the tradition alive today.  

The centuries-old story of Maryland’s founding enters a brand new chapter on Tuesday, April 18th at 8pm. Discovering the Dove follows a team of shipbuilders as they endeavor to recreate the historic Dove and learn more about the past in the process. Then, at 8:30pm, discover how Kent County’s Storied Landscape has shaped the county’s history from ancient times to the modern day. 

And on Thursday, April 20t at 8pm: if you can’t beat ‘em– eat ‘em! The latest installment of MPT’s popular Eatin’ series, Eatin’ Blue Catfish explores a delectable way to manage an invasive species. 

Check out these and other Chesapeake Bay Week listings to learn more about the Bay’s unique ecology and heritage. 

You can also stream select programs previously featured during Chesapeake Bay Week.

Preview: Chesapeake Bay Week 2023

Chesapeake Bay Week

Our 2023 Sponsors

Salisbury University
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Calvert County Tourism
Kent County Tourism
Sun Nurseries
Waterkeepers Chesapeake
Solar Energy World
MD Depat of Agriculture

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors! 
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Randy Farmer-O'Connor at (410) 581-4080 or