Events


April 4-30–St. Michaels Walking Challenge

To keep up our spirits up during these tough times, Commissioner Dennis Glackin is spearheading a Town-wide fun event (thanks for the idea, Mary Lou McAlister) to have residents monitor how much they walk and turn it into a fun contest. The Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order encourages enjoying the outdoors and exercising while maintaining the 6’ social distancing.

The first week of the walking challenge has concluded.   Note: certain classes have been combined as there weren’t enough entries to keep things competitive.  The leaders as of Saturday, April 11 are as follows:

19-55 age group – Sherry, 8 hours
56-75 age group – Angeline, 12.25 hours
Over 75 – Deborah, 14 hours

Remember, I need your TIME spent walking. Time in minutes or hours is acceptable to submit. Steps don’t count. Next results due Saturday, April 18 at dglackin@stmichaelsmd.gov. Keep up the good work!

Here are the rules if you want to join in!

  • The contest starts Saturday April 4th, and ends at midnight on Thursday, April 30th.
  • Age groups are 5-18; 19-35; 36-55; 56-75; and over 75
  • Register with Dennis Glackin with your name, address and email address at dglackin@stmichaelsmd.gov and report the count of how many minutes you walk to him every Saturday. (Obviously, we will be operating on the Honor System.)
  • Stop and chat times during the walk should be excluded from the time walking, but are encouraged along the way (6 feet apart).
  • All walking should be outdoors, unless there is a physical reason that is not possible, then indoor walking can be counted.
  • When the stay-at-home order is lifted, we will have a Town-wide awards ceremony at Muskrat Park for the top finishers in each age category.
  • Check the At Home in St. Michaels Facebook page HERE for updates.
  • Remember…keep your social distancing.

April 4-28–Daffy-Dog Costume Contest

The St. Michaels in Bloom Daffodil Days events were cancelled, but you can STILL send us your photos to compete in our VIRTUAL Daffy-Dog Costume Contest! Dress your pooch in a daffodil theme! Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in two categories – Best Individual and Best Group. Just be creative, email us a photo of your pup(s) to stmichaelsinbloom@gmail.com by April 28th and we will post the photos on the “St. Michaels in Bloom” Facebook page and pick a winner!

April 25 to November—Farmers Market

Market

Click here to watch a video about the St. Michaels Farmers Market

Follow the Farmers Market on Facebook

When: Saturday, April 25, 2020, 8:30a-11:30a
(8:30a-9:30a reserved for most vulnerable shoppers)
Where: 204 S. Talbot Street St. Michaels MD
Market opens with special precautions

MarketWe look forward to seeing our loyal customers and supporters to celebrate a new season of fresh, locally grown and produced food.

Our vendors are all eagerly awaiting the opening of the Market season and we might even have a few new vendors in our Pop-up Tent…..come check it out.

The Market gratefully returns as an ‘essential’ business and will have COVID19 protections for you and our vendors in place.
Thanks to Windon Distilling for providing hand sanitizer that will be in use at our two hand washing stations to keep people safe while at the Market.

While social distancing will still be a necessity of our times, please do come out, safely and respectfully to re-stock your pantries and support local farmers, makers and bakers!

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
Please consider helping. To support our farmers and our community, we are working extra hard to provide appropriate safety measures. We could use helpers with market set up and to provide customer information at our market entrances, especially on opening day.

It takes a village and WE NEED YOU!
EMAIL: stmichaelsmarket@gmail.com

THE FOLLOWING EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL GOVERNOR’S ORDER IS LIFTED

Closures in St. Michaels

In a recent press conference this morning, Gov. Larry Hogan ordered the shutdown of all bars, restaurants, movie theaters and gyms in Maryland, effective at 5 p.m., to slow the spread of the coronavirus. While closing restaurants, Hogan’s order would allow drive-thru, carryout and food delivery service to continue. Please check with local restaurants to see if carry-out is an option. We encourage support of local businesses whenever possible.

With Maryland under a state of emergency, Governor Hogan had previously prohibited large gatherings and events of more than 250 people. That was in keeping with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations. But the CDC has since recommended that events with 50 or more people be canceled or postponed. Governor Hogan ordered Maryland to follow suit. The order limiting gatherings to 50 people applies to social, community, religious and recreational or sports activities. Then limited to groups of 10.

Since then the Governor has issued a Stay at Home Order. Please stay at home as much as possible and only leave home if you work in an essential service, or for food, necessary services and supplies, prescriptions and medical care.

Grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, gas stations and other essential services can remain open.

Please feel free to contact us at 410-745-9535. For a list of staff email addresses, click HERE.

For Public Works concerns, call (410) 745-5147.

In case of emergency, contact St. Michaels Police Department at 410-745-5000 or call 911.

By Authority of the Commissioners of St. Michaels

TBD–Coffee with a Cop

On hold until future notice.

Please join us at 8 a.m. on the last Friday of each month (previously the first Friday of each month) to hear from Chief Smith and special guests to discuss public safety and other citizen concerns that matter to you, our residents.

As always, please follow us on Facebook and our police blotter page located on the Town of St. Michaels website.

By Authority of the St. Michaels Police Department

TBD—Conversation with a Commissioner

On hold until further notice.

Join Commissioner Mike Bibb for coffee and discussion of current projects, ideas, and citizen concerns. Usually held on the third Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Town Office, 300 Mill Street.

May 30, 11 a.m.—St. Michaels BrewFest NEW DATE September 26

Brewfest-2014Date: NEW DATE! September 26, 2020 (Previously Saturday, May 30, 2020)
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 2020 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!

May TBD—Christ Church Spring Rummage Sale

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Dates: Sale days are May TBD

Location: Christ Church, Episcopal Parish

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!

June TBD—Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge

The National MS Society’s Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge, held June TBD, offers a picturesque cycling experience throughout Talbot County including St. Michaels 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.

June to September—Thursday Concerts in the Park

Location: Muskrat Park on Green Street
Times: June to September, 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.