Bands in the Sand


Chesapeake Bay Foundation

5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Philip Merrill Environmental Center   (Map)
6 Herndon Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21403

Mark your calendar for our next Bands in the Sand, Saturday, June 10, 2023.

Tickets will go on sale in spring of 2023. Sign up for CBF emails to ensure you get the latest event updates.

Bands in the Sand is the party of the year, and you won’t want to miss it! Each summer 1,600 guests gather on the beach, dance the night away, and raise a drink to a saved Bay. Not only is it the most fun event of the summer, but it is vital to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s mission to save the Bay. With support from our guests and sponsors, this event has raised over $3.5 million in support of our education and restoration efforts. Help us continue to raise this essential funding and make lasting memories on the beach!

Tickets will go on sale in early spring. For the latest news and event updates, sign up for CBF emails. Sponsorship opportunities are available but limited. Please contact Jessica Rubino at for more information.

We hope to see you on the beach this June!

2022 Bands in the Sand Recap

For the first time ever, this event raised over $500,000 towards CBF’s education and restoration work. This was not possible without the hundreds of guests who help make this event so memorable. The record-breaking night showed why Bands in the Sand has become such a beloved annual tradition. The money raised through the festivities help support the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and our efforts to achieve clean water and a healthy environment for everyone living in the Bay’s watershed. Bands in the Sand helps fuel all CBF’s work, including efforts over the next year, such as:

Couldn't attend but would like to support CBF? Make a donation today.

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Posted by Chesapeake Bay Foundation on Monday, June 13, 2022

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