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Jun 07, 2012 11:24PM ● By Anonymous

Taking place on Saturday and Sunday, the Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival will give you a chance to view juried works of the region's best artists and craftsmen. Attendees will also be able to sample fine cuisine, taste some select wines, and enjoy live entertainment. Afterwards, be sure to take a walk through history along the brick-lined streets of the downtown area.

In the mood for some chicken wings? (Do I even have to ask?) Head to YMCA Camp Letts in Edgewater on Saturday. A community event benefiting Camp Letts, the Chesapeake Wingstock Festival will feature fun for the entire family, including a best wings in the Chesapeake region contest, a wing eating contest, great music by local bands and musicians, an array of artisans, and a free children's activity area.

If, however, you want to check out some fabulous homes, you're still in luck! The Eastport Home and Garden Tour is happening on Saturday, and will focus on homes and gardens located on the west side of the Eastport Peninsula, between Boucher Ave. and Spa Creek.

And for all you sailors, make sure you head to the Eastport Yacht Club, as the organization names its 2012 Outstanding Marine Wizards at its Spring Cotillion. (Yes, non-nautical folks, that is a thing. I was surprised too.) Bermuda Ocean Race crews will also be introduced, Michael Baker and the Blue Smoke Band will perform their original high-energy blue, and lots of Gosling's Rum, drinks, beer, wine, sodas, the ever-popular Cotillion Punch, and reasonably-priced fare will be served. Attendees will also get the chance to purchase some groovy Bermuda Ocean Race gear, and learn more about EYC Foundation's MAST program.

Going to be on the Shore? Don't feel left out.

Taking place through Sunday, the Kent Island Federation of Arts garden tour features ten beautiful gardens, all on the water of the Bay and its tributaries. The tour is self guided, with docents who will greet you at each garden and present their special features. Highlights include an ongoing living shoreline restoration project, a vineyard with an optional wine-tasting, and a new and revised miniature garden train layout, as well as a plethora of native plants and flowers.

But, if garden aren't your thing, you might want to head to the Queen Anne's County 4-H park on Saturday for the 31st annual Bay Music Festival. Featuring the region's best blues, rock-n-roll, rockabilly, and bluegrass,  as well as awesome raffles of handcrafted instruments, the festival is a perfect way to spend an early summer day.

And, both Cambridge and Galena are hosting their monthly second Saturday celebrations.