Bands in the Sand

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Philip Merrill Environmental Center   (Map)
6 Herndon Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21403

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Bands in the Sand. Our top priority is the health and safety of our volunteers, supporters, and staff. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this important fundraiser due to the COVID-19 crisis, but we are determined to continue to serve our community, partners, and mission. As a CBF supporter, your generosity will enable us to maintain progress during this challenging and unprecedented time. We need your help.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation in the amount of this year’s Bands in the Sand ticket. The funding raised by Bands in the Sand is crucial to our ability to save the Bay. Every dollar raised goes directly to our local restoration and education efforts. Your support is more important than ever.

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Bands in the Sand is a beach celebration like no other. Each year, more than 1,600 guests gather on the beach, dance barefoot in the sand, sing along to live music, enjoy local cuisine, and raise a glass to saving the Bay.

Not only is this the most fun celebration on the east coast, but it is vital to our mission. Over the past 15 years, thisevent has raised over $3 million. This funding goes direction towards our mission to Save the Bay.Your attendance and support means we can make an even bigger impact in protecting and restoring the Chesapeake Bay in years to come.

Although we are unable to hold the 2020 Bands in the Sand, we hope you will mark your calendar for the 2021 Bands in the Sand. We will be back on the beach June 2021 ready to celebrate!

2019 Event Recap

Thank you to all our sponsors, guests, volunteers, and vendors who made the 2019 Bands in the Sand such a tremendous success. More than 1,600 guests gathered on the beach and raised over $410,000 towards saving the Bay!

Bands in the Sand

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