Events


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.

May 11—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 – MAY 11!

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

May 13-17—Christ Church Spring Rummage Sale

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Dates: No Saturday Sale. Sale days are Thursday, May 16, 3 PM – 6 PM (this is new!) and Friday, May 17, 7 PM – 2 PM

Location: Christ Church, Episcopal Parish

This spring our community has a great opportunity to shop on Thursday from 3 PM – 7 PM for the best selection. In addition, the parking lot filled with furniture, toys, electronics, sports gear and garden items will have extended hours – Tuesday & Wednesday from 9 AM – 6 PM, then Thursday from 9 AM – 7 PM., and Friday from 7 AM -2 PM. Please spread the word of these changes to friends, family and neighbors and note your calendars so you can come and help out.

Rummage Donation Tips – Your generous donations make our Rummage Sales possible – without them we would not have anything to sell! This spring, as you are sorting through your things and deciding what to recycle, please continue to send us only your gently used items. We are going to be more selective this year with large items like furniture because if they don’t sell, we have difficulty finding homes for them. If you have questions about your planned donations, please contact Judy Sandground 703-408-1890. Remember, the net proceeds from our sales go back into our community to support charities which are assisting children, youth and the elderly and providing food, shelter and health benefits. So, please start collecting NOW!

Donation drop off days are:

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, May 13, 14 & 15 from 9 AM – 3 PM.

Sale days this year are:

Inside Etherton Hall Thursday, May 16 from 3 PM – 7 PM and Friday, May 17 from 7 AM – 2 PM

Outside sales begin on Tuesday, May 14 from 9 AM – 6 PM and continue Wednesday from 9 AM – 6 PM and then match the inside sale times for Thursday and Friday.

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.

May 19, 10 a.m.—Community Day at CBMM

52eaf788-7964-4d93-8c95-8e0c30d63bb8Dates: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Times: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, Md.
Ticket Prices/Links: Free admission and boat rides (weather permitting)!

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is thanking the regional community by hosting its free, annual Community Day on Sunday, May 19, 2019, with all festivities taking place along CBMM’s Miles River waterfront. The event includes free admission for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, free boat rides, and more.

The day’s events kick off at 9:00 a.m., when festival guests are invited to attend the Bay Hundred Covenant Churches’ tent service, and continues to 4:00 p.m.The Covenant Church service includes leaders and congregations from area churches, with participants engaging in gospel singing and prayer. Covenant Churches works to unite the Town of St. Michaels and surrounding Bay Hundred community by connecting African-American and Anglo-American churches from throughout the area.

Community Day coincides with CBMM’s 13th Maritime Model Expo, with pond demonstrations, model races, special exhibits, family activities, and more. From 11:00 a.m. to noon, guests can watch radio-controlled model skipjack races along Fogg’s Cove, sponsored by CBMM’s Model Sailing Club.Through a Bay Explorer Challenge activity, children can participate in a scavenger hunt to explore CBMM’s exhibitions and grounds. Children will also have the opportunity to build, paint, decorate, and then sail their own small model in a small pool. For $3.00, they can select and build a sailboat or rubber-band powerboat, assisted by a CBMM Model Guild member.While enjoying the festivities,

Community Day guests can climb to the top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, talk with shipwrights and apprentices engaged in wooden boatbuilding and restoration in the shipyard, and explore all of CBMM’s 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures, all situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and the St. Michaels harbor. CBMM’s waterfront campus is within walking distance to the specialty shops, restaurants, inns, and bed and breakfasts in St. Michaels’ historic district.Throughout the day, Community Day guests can take free scenic river cruises aboard a number of CBMM’s historic vessels, including the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, or get out on the water rowing or sailing aboard one of CBMM’s small craft. All boat rides are offered free of charge for this event.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and culture of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. CBMM offers free and reduced admission programs throughout the year, including its Free in February program, and as a Blue Star Museum and Museums for All participant. For more information, visit cbmm.org.

REMINDER: During CBMM festivals and special events, dogs ARE NOT permitted on Museum grounds, with the exception of certified service dogs. Leashed dogs ARE permitted on Museum grounds during regular business hours.

For more information, call 410-745-2916 or visit CBMM.

June 1, 10 a.m.—St. Luke’s UMC Strawberry Festival

strawberries-basket-2Date: June 1, 2019, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Church Lawn and the Parking Lot are adorned with beautiful crafts and lots of good food. As always the show will take place on the first Saturday of June, June 1st this year on the lawn and the parking lot of St. Luke’s U. M. C. Eastern Shore. Strawberries will be featured. Home-made Strawberry baked goods will be available for your enjoyment.

Vendor information may be obtained by contacting St. Luke’s Church at stlukeschurch21663@gmail.com or by calling 410-745-2534.

June 1, 11 a.m.—St. Michaels BrewFest

Brewfest-2014Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ticket Prices/Links:
General Admission $38.50 per person – Click here for tickets!
VIP Ticket/Cruise $100 per person – Click here for tickets!
Designated Drivers $5 – available at the door!
Locations: Throughout the town

StMike2016St. Michaels Brewfest 2019 will feature over 100 beers including one-off’s, seasonals, collaborations and casks from local, regional & national breweries. More to come…cheers! This will all take place at three locations within easy walking distance in the heart of St Michael’s, MD…the Old Mill behind Eastern Shore Brewing Co, Foxy’s and Town Dock, and The Crab Claw Restaurant. Along with great beer & ales, we’ll have live music and delicious food. Last year was a sellout, this year we’re adding a VIP Package, so be sure to get your tickets early!

patriotVIP Beer Cruise! Can it get any better?! Tickets are $100, you’ll board at 10:30 (next to the Crab Claw Venue), enjoy a 1 hour and 15 min cruise, talking about beers, and drinking beers only available to you. Disembark at 11:45 p.m. and directly enter the event at the Crab Claw venue. No check-in lines, let the day begin! {Due to the nature of this venue, there will be no Designated Driver tickets available or allowed.}

Brewery List so far:

Dogfish Head Brewery – BBC – 16 Mile Brewery – Tall Tales Brewery – Eastern Shore Brewing Co – Real Ale Revival – 3rd Wave Brewing Co – Troegs Brewing Co – Devils Backbone Brewing Co. – Victory Brewing Co – Flying Dog – Port City Brewing Co. – Yards – Duclaw – Terrapin – Southern Tier – Brewers Art – Burley Oak – Lagunitas – Union Craft Brewery – DC Brau – Allagash – and that’s just to start with….

For more information visit the BrewFest website!

June 14-15—CBMM Antique & Classic Boat Festival & the Arts at Navy Point

18992671425_c8f2ee549a_oDates:Friday & Saturday, Father’s Day Weekend, June 14 & 15, 2019
Fri. 11am – 5pm; Sat., 10 am-5 pm
Please note: The public is now invited to the festival on Friday & Saturday only. Participants may continue through Sunday.
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, Md.
Ticket Prices:
Individual Admission, Friday & Saturday – Good for Two Days!
• $5 per person for CBMM Member Adults ages 18+ (CBMM Members at the Family & Friends level and above receive the $5 discounted admission for up to two adult guests.)
• $18.00 Adults
• $15.00 Seniors 65+ & students with ID
• $6.00 Kids 6-17
• Children ages 5 and under are free and CBMM Members ages 17 and under are free

VIEW EVENT PHOTOS HERE!

Wooden and fiberglass classics, vintage racers, and other antique and Chesapeake Bay-related boats are coming to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum June 14-16, 2019 for the 32nd annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival and the Arts at Navy Point in St. Michaels, Md. Hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, this Father’s Day weekend event brings a sense of nostalgia to the Miles River and CBMM’s docks and campus, drawing some of the area’s finest classic boats, nautical and maritime treasures, entertainment, food, and libations to this waterfront festival.

CBMM_ACBF18_ArtsNavyPoint“With a juried competition among entrants for best restored and preserved boats, this festival attracts the best of the best when it comes to classic and antique boats,” commented ACBS-Chesapeake Bay Chapter Festival Chairman Bob Hamilton. “Add CBMM’s beautiful waterfront, plus family activities, boat rides, and great food and drinks, and this makes a nice day for everyone to enjoy.”

The show attracts the finest runabouts to yachts, including race boats, work boats, launches, hydroplanes, and utilities. Chris-Craft, Trumpy, Gar Wood, Donzi, and Lyman are among some of the boats represented.

CBMM_ACBF18_2Along with the mid-Atlantic’s largest gathering of antique and classic boats, the festival’s signature Arts at Navy Point pavilion brings more than 70 juried fine artists, craftspeople, and vendors offering nautical and maritime-themed items for boat and home.

Workshops and seminars, building demonstrations, family activities, and a nautical flea market will be available throughout the weekend, along with a selection of regional and grilled foods, music, and a waterside bar and deck for libations and other drinks. Times and information on all seminars will be announced at a later date and will be in the Festival program given out at the event.

Along the Fogg’s Landing side of CBMM’s campus, the festival’s Field of Dreams features an array of restorable classic boats and motors, along with other items in a nautical flea market sale.

CBMM_ACBF18_6Festival hours are Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Father’s Day, Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The festival includes two-day admission to all of CBMM’s special and permanent exhibitions, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, where guests can climb to the top for views of the Miles River and St. Michaels harbor. The event is $5 for CBMM adult members, or $18 for adults; $15 for seniors and students with ID; and $6 for children 6-17.

Scenic river cruises aboard CBMM’s 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle will be offered throughout the festival, with boat rides and food an additional cost. For safety reasons, non-service dogs are prohibited at CBMM festivals. Festival parking for all three days and a Saturday shuttle service are free, with CBMM a short walk to specialty shops, restaurants, inns, bed & breakfasts, and other attractions in St. Michaels’ historic district. For information about the Antique & Classic Boat Society’s Chesapeake Bay Chapter, visit chesapeakebayacbs.org.

REMINDER: During CBMM festivals and special events, dogs are not permitted on CBMM grounds, with the exception of certified service dogs. Leashed dogs are permitted on CBMM grounds during non-festival days.

For more information, call 410-745-2916 or visit CBMM.

June to August—Thursday Concerts in the Park

Location: Muskrat Park on Green Street
Times: June to August, Thursday nights from 6:30-8 p.m.

If it’s summer it’s Summer Concerts in Muskrat Park. These free Thursday night concerts are sponsored by the St. Michaels Community Center. So, bring a chair or a blanket and a picnic and enjoy our beautiful waterfront park and great music!

Please, no alcoholic beverages in Muskrat Park.

June TBD—Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge

The National MS Society’s Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge, held June TBD, offers a picturesque cycling experience for participants of all levels and abilities. It features a variety of route options winding through the flat and rural Eastern Shore of Maryland. The two-day event starts and finishes each day at the Talbot County Community Center in Easton, MD. Be sure to stick around for some festivities after you finish the ride!

Your participation will drive MS research forward faster, and deliver services to those who face the challenges of MS every day so they can live their best lives.

For more information visit the event WEBSITE.