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Chesapeake Bay Week

COMING SPRING 2024: April 21-27

An entertaining and provocative celebration of our nation’s largest estuary, two decades in the making, premieres April 21st-27th. Maryland Public Television’s 20th annual Chesapeake Bay Week features more than 22 hours of Bay-focused programming, with even more compelling content available for streaming through the PBS app.     

On Monday, April 22nd at 8pm exalt in the beauty and elegance of Maryland’s iconic sailing log canoes in Racing Rivals: Log Canoes of Chesapeake Bay. Meet the sailors and  enthusiasts keeping this centuries-old Eastern Shore tradition alive through exhilarating weekend regattas. 

Some of the world’s most knowledgeable experts and advocates gather to discuss the future of the Chesapeake Bay in front of a live studio audience on Tuesday, April 23rd at 8pm for TheChesapeake Bay Summit 2024: Course Correction. The conversation, moderated by noted environmental journalist Frank Sesno, examines a new direction in Bay cleanup efforts.     

And explore the history, culture, art, and science surrounding the Chesapeake oyster in A Passion for Oysters on Wednesday, April 24th at 7:30pm

Explore the Chesapeake Bay’s unique history and heritage through these listings and more– all carefully curated just for you to celebrate twenty years of Chesapeake Bay Week! 

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Our 2024 Sponsors

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Salisbury University
Harry Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology
Solar Energy World
Maryland Tourism Dorchester County
Sun Nurseries
Maryland Energy Administration
Kent County Tourism
Freedom Car
AA Watershed
MD Depat of Agriculture

Thank you to our 2024 sponsors! 
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Terri Carpenter at 410-581-4302 or