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Up coming events:


SMITH ISLAND Fourth of July Weekend: July 1st and July 2nd, 2022.

Please come on out and join us for A Smith Island 4th of July Weekend Celebration full of family fun!

A weekend full of family fun here in the Island - Waterslide, Food, Fun, Games, Parade, DJ, Dancing and More!

Celebration starts Friday 7/1/22 with the scavenger hunt and kickball.

Saturday 7/2/22 starting at 6 pm we will kick off our Fourth of July Celebration - BBQ, Chicken, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Corn on the Cob, Potato Salad, Mac Salad, Cupcakes, Cookies and More!  Lots of goodies.

Parad - make sure to get those carts, bikes, wagons, cars decorated and join in the fun.  There are Prizes!

Make sure to break out the beach towels and swimsuits - a huge two-story double lane water slide to cool down!

Start practicing your Watermelon Eating skills for the Contest.

DJ Magic Steve will provide music and entertainment throughout the event and of course the dance starting at 9.

It's going to be another awesome Smith Island Event... Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!


Smith Island UMC Camp Meeting: July 31st through August 7th, 2022.


Smith Island Art Festival               June 3, 2023







If you would like to schedule group events for pre-season, summer season, and post season please call the above number.  Please leave your name and contact information, and someone will call you back.


Lunch service:  11:00 am - 4:00 pm Wednesdays - Sundays

Dinner service:  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Fridays

Looking forward to Seeing you this Summer.








Bayside Inn Carry Out, and Snow Ball Stand          (Ewell)     410-425-2771



Golf Cart rentals:         $15.00 1/2 hr,   $25.00   1 hr,   $50.00   2 1/2 hrs.

Bike rentals:                 $3.00 1/2 hr,      $5.00   1 hr.

Surry (2 person bike):  $10.00 1/2 hr,   $15.00   1 hr.



  • Harborside Grocery and Restaurant  (Ewell)  410-425-2525Harborside Restaurant and Grocery



















Gift Shops:

  • Bayside Gifts                                              (Ewell)             410-425-2771
  • A Favorite Pastime Gift Shop                     (Ewell)
  • Smith Island Quilting                                  (Ewell)



Corbin Tours       (Water Taxi)                         (Tylerton)    410-425-2124



(Bring your own or check with your place of Accommodation to see if they supply them to their guess.)





Tim's Island Adventures (sea glass proging)    (Ewell)        410-425-2165


Nature:Chesapeake Bay Foundation             (Tylerton) Martin National Wild Life Refuge       (Ewell)Bird watchingFishingStores:Smith Island Crab Meat Co-Op           (Ty 

Watermen's Tours  (Barry Bruce)                     (Ewell)        410-425-3181


        Coming to Smith Island for an extended visit take time to experience the Watermen’s life.  Barry Bruce is a lifelong watermen, his family history goes back many generations on Smith Island.  There is so much to do here, you could book a full day.  Talk with Barry about going to Pelican Island, and Tylerton were you can see a big jaw bone of a whale in the front yard of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Boat through the straights, and crooked guts of our Island were you can see several different types of wild life.  He makes a stop around the sound side were he takes 1 or 2 licks of the crab scrapes to show how crabs are caught.  He tells his history of crabbing as a child with his father up to present day.  He talks about how techniques have changed from Pad and tongs for oystering to dredging, and trout lines for crabs to scrapping.  Later he will stop at his shanty to show how crabs shed their shells.  He brings you through the straights to Capt. Daniels place, and up to Kedges Strait Light House were the Navy had their big battle of the revolutionary war.  All the away along your tour photo opportunities abound. 




Island Tours:


Crab Shanty Tours available! (Captain Mark Kitching). 410-603-1227 (Call or Text)

Short tour of a crab shedding operation. You will be able to see how the soft crab operation works. Guided tour with a lifetime Smith Island Waterman, Captain Mark Kitching, to explain the process, from catching, shedding (sloughing), to shipping. Questions about the operation, seafood industry, or life on Smith Island are welcomed! For Reservations and Pricing: Call or Text 410-603-1227.




Nature:Chesapeake Bay Foundation             (Tylerton) Martin National Wild Life Refuge       (Ewell)Bird watchingFishingStores:Smith Island Crab Meat Co-Op           (Tylerto






  • Clayton and Sons Seafood                         (Tylerton)         410-425-2549
  • Eddie Evans Seafood                                 (Ewell)             410-425-2040
  • Smith Island Bakery                                    (Ewell)             410-425-2018
  • Smith Island Crab Meat Co-Op                   (Tylerton)         410-968-1344 
  • Smith Island Oil                                           (Ewell)             410-425-2341 

 Workshops and Classes:

Jay Fleming's Photography Workshop  



Smith Island Ceramics   

Smith Island Quilting

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