Events


December 14, 2-4 p.m.— Santa’s Secret Workshop at the Y

CELEBRATE THE SEASON AT THE Y! Friday, December 14; 5-7 pm

We’re turning the YMCA into a winter wonderland with gifts galore! Bring the kiddos to the Y where they can “shop” for a gift for their loved ones. All children will be able to pick out a gift and our elves will gladly wrap and bag the presents so there’s no peeking. While here, they can sit on Santa’s lap and take a picture with the big guy. We’ll also be offering cookies and cocoa to kids of all ages!

This FREE event is open to the ENTIRE COMMUNITY…so call the YMCA today to reserve your spot. We’ll see your family on December 14th!

ST MICHAELS FAMILY YMCA
A Branch of the YMCA of the Chesapeake
1013 S Talbot Street, St Michaels MD 21663
410.745.5963 www.ymcachesapeake.org

January 12—Second Saturday “Art Night Out”

Gravely Art Patrons at SMAL exhibitSt. Michaels Second Saturday “Art Night Out” In Fall of 2016, St. Michaels launched their monthly Second Saturday “Art Night Out” celebrations. Take a walking tour of St. Michaels’ six fine art galleries that are all centrally located on Talbot Street.

SECOND SATURDAY EVENTS – JANUARY 12!

LOVE ART AND ST. MICHAELS?! Check out our Facebook Page “St. Michaels – Art Lives Here”

February 14—Valentine’s Day

St. Michaels Xf V-day 300x600Winter is a very romantic time in St. Michaels! Cozy inns, elegant and relaxed dining, wonderful shops (many with lovely jewelry, hint, hint.)
Valentine’s day is Tuesday, February 14th
Watch a Winter Romance video here!

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Here are some of the things they are saying about us:

“My day to day life is very stressful and I don’t really have a lot of time to relax. I finally got a weekend off and my boyfriend surprised me with a romantic weekend getaway to St. Michaels. The owners were extremely nice and helpful. They gave us the best tips for our weekend and were very accommodating. We had room 1 on the first floor. It was cozy with a king size bed, very comfortable, and nice little fireplace for the evening. We did not have a tv in our room which was absolutely amazing for getting away. However, there was a tv in the lounge area with dvd’s, plenty of books to read and complimentary coffee, hot tea, cider, hot chocolate, and little pastries. Each morning we awoke to the amazing smells coming from the kitchen and warm voices for conversation. The food was incredible. Fresh ingredients all prepared each morning. I really appreciate the care they put into everything. They shared stories about the history of the town and we always had an abundance of conversation. The town was quaint and beautiful with a lot of neat little stores and excellent cuisine. Weather was great with a slight breeze from the water. We will definitely be back.”

“My choice for a weekend winter escape! No Crowds! Shopping, Cafés, Museums, Pubs & Saloons, all with no crowds! ENJOY!”

March 17—St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration

Shopping CartEvery year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron Saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.

St. Michaels is joining the St. Patrick’s Day celebration with special events all weekend. The annual Carpenter Street Saloon shopping cart races are held every year on St. Patrick’s Day at Midnight. Proceeds benefit the St. Michaels and Tilghman Fire Departments.

The Blackthorn Irish Pub will have their annual event with live music and Bag Pipers.

Participating businesses will have specials all weekend long.

Buy a personalized shamrock to adorn the street! $50 each to support the St. Michaels Police Department “S.M.Y.L.E” Program (St. Michaels Youth Law Enforcement) which is a great program which educates kids about law enforcement.

March 30&31—Daffodil Festival Weekend

2nd Annual Daffodil Festival Parade
Join us for our fabulous floral festival parade! Design a float or just be a fan! Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m. on Talbot Street! Look for exciting details for the 2019 event on the DAFFODIL FESTIVAL WEBSITE as they come in!

Daffodil Tailgate Picnic
Get creative! Prizes awarded at the end of the parade for the best daffodil decorated hat!
…after Parade Tailgate Picnic in Hollis Park
Join with friends, neighbors, and visitors for a Tailgate Picnic in Hollis Park where judging for the parade and hat contest will take place. Bring your own picnic!

Winning House, Winning Street in town with a Daffodil-inspired theme will vie for the decorating contest.

Historic Daffodil Tour
Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Meet at the St. Michaels Museum. $5 per person. Free admission to the museum.

Daffodil Festival Hat
Be the first to wear our new Daffodil Festival Hat. Get yours today at Long & Foster Real Estate office at 109 S. Talbot Street in St. Michaels. Only $20 each!

Business Window Contest
Winning Business Windows in town with a Daffodil-inspired theme will vie for the coveted window decorating contest. Buy daffodils to decorate your window!

Daffy-Dog Costume Contest
Dress your pooch in a Daffodil theme! Sunday, March 31 at 11:30 a.m. in Muskrat Park on Willow Street
Daffodil Decorating Contest

Sunday Daffodil Lunches
Participating restaurants will offer special Daffodil inspired lunches on Sunday.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email at stmichaelsinbloom@gmail.com.

Want to participate? Visit the ST. MICHAELS IN BLOOM WEBSITE! St. Michaels In Bloom is a newly formed community organization dedicated to the beautification of St. Michaels. Consisting solely of volunteers, St. Michaels in Bloom works to create a welcoming and vibrant landscape for our town through the planting colorful flowers, plants, and trees throughout our business and community districts. Part of the national organization, America in Bloom, whose vision is to have localities across the US participate in community beautification projects, the goal of St. Michaels in Bloom is to see our community bloom in many ways.

Our community project, currently underway, will be the 2018 Daffodil Festival scheduled for next April which included the planting of over 20,000 daffodils in the Fall of 2017 throughout the town of St. Michaels. Festivities are designed to encourage visitors and to benefit residents and businesses alike. St. Michaels Community groups, merchants, and residents show support through the display of daffodils and through participation in our Daffodil Festival Events.

Planned activities include a Daffodil Weekend Parade, Daffy-Dog Costume Pageant, Daffodil Garden Tours and More!

April 6-7—Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival

Dates: April 6-7, 2019, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Ophiuroidea and the Old Mill District located at 609 S. Talbot St.

Watch a video about the Sea Glass Festival Here!

The Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Art Festival will showcase over 30 artisans from all over the East Coast. Festival Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite sea glass and pottery shards to learn more about their pieces with fellow beachcombers.

The St. Michaels Winery will feature tastings of their Maryland made wines. Stop by their tent or join them in their tasting room next to Ophiuroidea.

As an added bonus, retail shops throughout town will also feature their favorite sea glass artisans all weekend long, a list of participating shops and galleries can be found on the festival website.

The festival will feature acoustic music by local Eastern Shore area musicians.

For tickets and a list of participating artisans, musicians, parking and general information, please visit www.seaglassfestival.com

For more information Contact Us or visit our Facebook page.

April 7-13—Restaurant Week

10th Year for Talbot Restaurant Week!

The annual event, sponsored by the Talbot County Office of Tourism and the Talbot County Tourism Board, will be held April 7-13, 2019. Participating restaurants offer prix fix lunches and dinners, many with special menus designed to showcase their finest dishes.

“During Restaurant Week, we shine the spotlight on our many talented chefs and restaurateurs,” says Tourism Director Cassandra Vanhooser. “We’re blessed to have many of the region’s finest dining establishments located right here in Talbot County, and we think that’s something to celebrate.”

“Restaurant Week is a wonderful opportunity for diners to try new restaurants or revisit favorites,” Vanhooser says. “We encourage people to make their reservations now and join us in supporting our local restaurants and food businesses.”

For more information about Restaurant Week, contact the Talbot County Tourism Office at 410-770-8000 or visit the Restaurant Week website.

April 27 & 28—WineFest at St. Michaels

Date: Friday, VIP evening events. Saturday & Sunday, April 27 & 28, 2019 from Noon-5 p.m.
Locations: Throughout the town

Visit the WineFest website for information and tickets!

Join us at Maryland’s premiere wine event, featuring over 400 wines from around the globe. Now in its 11th year, WineFest is a streetscape event held throughout the town of St. Michaels. Wine tastings, great food, retail specials, and much more. Wine aficionados will experience hundreds of highly-rated U.S., international, and Maryland wines. Each wine venue will be retailing wine at special WineFest discount pricing. Some of these wines are in very limited supply and in some cases only available at Winefest!

Two VIP tasting venues will be available for tasting premium wines often not available in Maryland. One VIP venue will be on the Patriot Cruise Boat where you will taste fine wines while cruising the Miles River. The other VIP venue will be at the Old Brick Inn. At the conclusion of your two great VIP tasting experiences, all of the wines you have tasted will be available for purchase at the Old Brick Inn.

All attendees will be able to “Walk throughout St. Michaels” using a WineFest map as their guide or ride the shuttle buses provided by WineFest.

April TBD—Christ Church Spring Rummage Sale

Rummage Sale Fall 2014-8303Dates: Friday and Saturday, April TBD, 2018 (Donations accepted Mon-Wed)
Location: Christ Church, Episcopal Parish

Donate your lightly used clothing, jewelry, books and household items for this semi-annual event to raise funds for the local charitable organizations. We have incredible bargains on spring/summer clothing for women, men and children, shoes, kitchenware, linens, jewelry, books, artwork, toys and furniture–and don’t miss our Ladies’ Boutique. See you there! www.christstmichaels.org

May 18—St. Michaels Running Festival

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Date: Saturday, May 8, 2019
Location: Start at St. Michaels Middle High School on Seymour Ave. Race day info.

The St. Michaels Running Festival, now in its 8th year, is one of the premier destination races in the Mid-Atlantic. Based in one of the oldest waterfront towns on the Chesapeake, runners will be treated to gorgeous water views, a quick mile past charming main street shops for the half-marathon, family friendly 5k, and a rockin’ after-party in downtown St. Michaels. In addition to offering the flattest, fastest USATF half marathon in the region, runners get a generous package including race shirt, finisher medal or pin, complimentary refreshment, handmade finish line treats, and so much more. This year also includes a 1k Kids Fun Run for children ages 12 and younger. All children will receive a very cool finisher’s medal, race bib and finish line food/drink! Registration fees are $20. This is a great way for kids to be a part of the event and start learning about their own physical fitness. The run benefits the St. Michaels Community Center, St. Michaels YMCA, Talbot Goes Purple, Talbot Humane Society and many more! Set up a fundraising campaign for any charity of your choice! Prior to the race, come to our expo on Friday for insights from the experts, personalized stride analysis and great SWAG provided by our great sponsors. This event is family friendly so whether you want to set a new PR or come out and take it easy as a family or group, you’re sure to have a wonderful time at the 7th St. Michaels Running Festival! For race info contact St. Michaels Running Festival.