Once a year for the past 19 years, when the frigid waters of the Chesapeake are at their coldest, a unique breed of creature migrates to the Maryland shore to engage in a strange and glorious ritual. They are called Plungers, their event is PlungeFest and it’s a Maryland tradition. Raising awareness and charitable donations for Special Olympics Maryland, these unique creatures dive into the icy bay and celebrate the occasion the only way they know how—by freezing their buns off.

We invite you to discover the abundance of life in the Chesapeake Bay in person at PlungeFest 2015. Expeditions are sure to illuminate and inspire you, and perhaps even convert you into your own unique species of Plunger. So, come join us for this Maryland tradition of supporting a special cause in a special way.