Events


May 1-9–Taste of St. Michaels Restaurant Week & Tasting Crawl

Taste of St. Michaels includes Restaurant Week the first week in May with dining specials at participating restaurants. It kicks-off with a Tasting Crawl on Saturday, May 1st from 11am – 4pm which allows participants to literally eat their way around the Town at award-winning restaurants. Each tasting venue will have a tasting selections that feature food, drinks and everything Chesapeake Bay related. For info and tickets sold in packs of 10 for $10 HERE! Tickets are limited. Event is rain-or shine. Sponsored by the St. Michaels Business Association. For more information visit, the event pages HERE!  For a printable, self-guided tour map and sponsors, click HERE!

April 10 to November 20—Farmers Market

Market

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

Follow the Farmers Market on Facebook

When: Saturdays starting on from April 10, 2021, from 8:30am-11:30am

Where: 204 S. Talbot Street St. Michaels MD
Market opens with special precautions

Saturday rain or shine, with the first hour reserved for our most vulnerable customers. Public parking lot next to Pemberton’s. Local fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, flowers, booze, and more, all grown or made within a 60-mile radius. 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.

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

May 7, 8 a.m.–Virtual Coffee with a Cop NEW DATE!

Please join us at 8 a.m. on 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.

See the January “Coffee with a Cop!” The one where Chief Smith gets his first Covid-19 vaccination (skip to near the end : )

Join Chief Smith and officers of the St. Michaels Police Department to discuss the Town’s Mask Ordinance, as well as other law enforcement issues encountered during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will have this and future meetings virtually using Zoom. So, grab a cup of coffee and join us!

Join meeting by computer or smart phone: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3264261778
Meeting ID: 326 426 1778

Join meeting by telephone:
+1 301 715 8592 US
Meeting ID: 326 426 1778

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, 6:30 p.m.–Community Conversations on Race

Please join us for the ninth St. Michaels Community Conversation, hosted by Bay Hundred Clergy and Chief Anthony Smith of the St. Michaels Police Department via ZOOM on Wednesdays (Dates TBD.) This series of conversations, dedicated to hope, peace, and unity, brings us together as a community to try to find common ground on ways to address race-based systemic inequities and injustices that are evident in many institutions throughout our nation and in our region.

Join Zoom Meeting by computer or smart phone:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86875619249?pwd=RGltT25NMUJ6VjVhdElxbGw0blFJZz09
Meeting ID: 868 7561 9249
Passcode: 547619

Join by Phone
1 301 715 8592 US
Meeting ID: 868 7561 9249
Passcode: 547619

RECORDINGS OF PREVIOUS CONVERSATIONS
July 1 Topic: So You Want To Be An Ally? Click here to watch on FACEBOOK.
July 8 Topic: Police and Crisis Response Panel Discussion Click here to watch on ZOOM.
July 15 Topic: Health and Healthcare Disparities Click here to watch a VIDEO.
July 22 Topic: Education Disparities Click here to watch a VIDEO.
July 29 Topic: The Intersection of Race, Policing, Health and Education. Where do we go from here? Click here to watch a VIDEO.
August 5 Topic: Let’s Talk About Race. We Are Game! Are You? No Video for this session.
September 16 Topic: Vote! Vote! Vote! Click here to watch a VIDEO.
November 4 Topic: The Media and Racism Click here to watch a VIDEO.
By Authority of Chief Smith of the St. Michaels Police Department

The Commissioners of St. Michaels issue the following statement regarding the death of George Floyd

The Commissioners of St. Michaels unanimously condemn the actions of the Minneapolis Police that caused the death of one of their citizens, George Floyd. We call on police departments and public safety organizations across the country to adopt policies of inclusion, engagement and most importantly respect for its citizens.

We believe that if police departments across the country adopted the approach to public safety that has been implemented in St. Michaels, MD, this terrible result and others like it could be avoided. Our town’s public safety is led by our Chief Anthony Smith. He has spent his entire adult life in law enforcement, 25 years with the Maryland State police and 14 years with St. Michaels. He believes in and strictly enforces the concept of community policing and he is always vigilant and will not tolerate any form of racism within our police department. He and all of his officers know our residents personally. They work with our youth on a daily basis and as a result have developed a trust within the community. They run programs, such as SMYLE that is funded by the town and its residents, that engage our young people with the police. Arrest or detention is always the last resort. As a result, St. Michaels has one of the lowest records of arrest of many towns in Maryland.

We believe that all police should interact with citizens and visitors at a personal level and that treating everyone with dignity can co-exist with law enforcement.

By Authority of Commissioners of St. Michaels

TBD, 8:30 a.m.—Conversation with a Commissioner

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 Boy Scout Cabin at 407 St. Mary’s Sq.

July 3, 10:30 a.m.—Classic Motor Museum Pre-Independence Day Parade

A 1929 Model A Roadster leads the was among the favorites at the Classic Motor Museum parade in St. Michaels.

The CMM is excited to announce the Annual Classic Motor MuseumThanksgiving Parade will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2021 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am! The participants will lined up at Perry Cabin Park, and will head down Talbot St, pausing for the emcee to announce the make, model and driver of the vehicle, through the rest of town, and ending the parade at the Museum at 102 E Marengo Ave. Where Cars & Coffee will be held, along with refreshments available for a small donation.

There is a cap on registrations, so be sure to get registered today HERE!!!

For information about events and programs of the Classic Motot museum, visit www.classicmotormuseum.org.

August 10, 5-8 p.m.—National Night Out


National Night Out
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 from 5-8 p.m. Walk at 8:15 p.m.
Bay Hundred Community Pool next to St. Michaels Elementary School
This event is FREE

America is vaccinating, beginning to open up, and National Night Out is on.

St. Michaels & Bay Hundred is joining communities across the USA to participate in the 2021 National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. The 3rd Annual St. Michaels & Bay Hundred National Night Out celebration will be held at the Bay Hundred Pool next to St. Michaels Elementary School.

The event details are coming together based on the Covid-19 pandemic situation, but we are hoping to hold and event that is open to the public…with free hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, beverages and cake, swimming, games, prizes, music by a local DJ, safety demonstrations, resource tables, visits from Maryland Food Bank, emergency personnel, exhibits and much more. Food will be served at 5:30 p.m. Free swimming for all at the Community pool is from 6-8 p.m. Guest speakers including members of law enforcement and community leaders will start at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a cake cutting. At 8:15 p.m., all participants will take a lighted walk through the streets of St. Michaels as a show of community. Residents are asked to turn on porch lights as a show of support. For more information, call 410-745-9535.

Watch a VIDEO about National Night Out HERE.

Schedule
5 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
5:30 p.m. Pool opens to the public
7 p.m. Speakers
8 p.m. Pool Closes
8:30 p.m. Free light sticks for all to walk through the community

August 21–St. Michaels Running Festival

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Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Start at St. Michaels Middle High School on Seymour Ave. Race day info.

FLATTEST, FASTEST 13.1 IN THE MID-ATLANTIC!

The St. Michaels Running Festival has been one of the premier destination races in the Mid-Atlantic since the inaugural event in 2012. Based in one of the oldest waterfront towns on the Chesapeake, runners will be treated to gorgeous water views, small-town hospitality, great SWAG, a quick mile past charming main street shops for the half-marathon, 10K run/walk, family friendly 5k, and a rockin’ after-party right on the water. 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 many, many local organizations!

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 8th St. Michaels Running Festival!

For race info contact St. Michaels Running Festival.

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Autofest 2020

When: Saturday, September 26, 2020, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Classic Motor Museum, 102 E. Marengo St. St. Michaels, MD

The Classic Motor Museum is happy to announce the third annual AutoFest! AutoFest is free to attend and there will be something for everyone including:

  • Classic car show (30 vehicle cap, pre-registration strongly suggested)
  • Antique American LaFrance firetruck on site for wonderful photo ops
  • Discounted CMM Membership Booth (one day only!)
  • Cars & Coffee with Blue Heron Coffee Roasters
  • Sit down discussion with former Ford Mustang designer, John Aiken
  • Sheriff Gamble’s team for Talbot Goes Purple
  • Silent Auction with great local items as well as car related items!
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Food truck
  • Live Music from the legendary Kenny Haddaway!
    …and much more!

To register for the car show, click here.

Admission to AutoFest is free, and admission to the Exhibit Barn is $15/couple, $10/single, $5/Student, Under 6 free

**PARKING WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE ST MICHAELS SCHOOL LOT – ONLY CAR SHOW VEHICLES CAN PARK ON THE MUSEUM LAWN**
(Directions: From the High School lot, it is a 2 block walk. Seymour Ave to New Lane to Marengo St)

**Please note that masks or facial covering must be worn while on the museum campus when social distancing cannot be observed**

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EventPhotoMini_Carpenter street halloweenAnnual Fall into St. Michaels has fun for all ages!

Events & Activities:
Fall into St. Michaels scheduled for the weekend of October 17-18, 2020
St. Michaels, Maryland

The change of the season brings excitement and vibrant color to the Town of St. Michaels, as residents and businesses celebrate their annual harvest festival “Fall into St. Michaels”.

pirate scarecrowThe Fall into St. Michaels festivities begin with the town-wide scarecrow contest on Saturday, October 10. Participating area businesses are competing in the Second Annual St. Michaels Scarecrow Contest, where each sponsoring business will have the chance to win first place in one of the following three categories: Traditional, Whimsical or Humorous and will seek the coveted People’s Choice award. Walk along the streets of St. Michaels, where you’ll find the scarecrows displayed in front of participating businesses and hung along the telephone poles on Talbot Street. Visitors can vote for the People’s Choice award online. The People’s Choice winner will be announced on Monday and can be seen on the “Visit St. Michaels” Facebook page and www.stmichaelsmd.org.

kimThe following weekend, the Fall into St. Michaels festivities go into full swing on Saturday with the start of the Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest held at the St. Michaels Community Center early Saturday morning. Participating businesses sponsor the pumpkins, which are carved by experienced and novice carvers alike, each striving for the top spot in one of the four pumpkin categories. The pumpkins are judged from 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. and then will remain on display until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. thru 2:00pm on Sunday.

pieThe Bay Hundred’s Annual Pumpkin Pie Competition will be held during the Pumpkin Carving Contest at the St. Michaels Community Center. The Pumpkin Pie Competition is open to professionals, home bakers and children. Each group will be judged on traditional or creative creations. Cash prizes will be awarded to top three winners in each category, and of course, bragging rights and a plaque go to the winners. Each contestant must submit 2-3 pies of the same recipe. The St. Michaels Community Center will be selling pieces and whole pies of those entered. Judging will begin at 10:00 am and sales will begin at 11:00am. Proceeds of the bake sale will benefit the programs and activities of the St. Michaels Community Center. Please contact Trish at the SMCC 410-745-6073 for more information or to register as an entrant. The St. Michaels Community Center is located on the corner of Railroad Street and Fremont Street.

Jack Russell RacesEvery year, dog owners from all over Maryland join the residents of St. Michaels, this year on the lawn at the St. Michaels Inn, for the annual Jack Russell Races. This year’s races are on Sunday, October 21st and will begin at 11:00 am. Registration is available online on the event Facebook Page and at 10 a.m. that morning at the event. The proceeds from the benefit will go to the St. Michaels Community Food Pantry and Pet Pantries of Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester Counties. The races will be broken down into categories: Jack Russell, Dachshund Dash and the famous “So Your Dog Thinks He’s a Jack” race. All dogs are welcome at the event, big or small, racing or not, to mingle with other dog lovers in Talbot County. Dogs under 25 pounds are welcome to race. The event will be held, rain or shine! Refreshments, including Coffee & Donuts and a Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar, will be available on-site. There will be live raffles of items from area restaurants and retailers between races! No Dog? No Problem- Fun for humans, too!

The St. Michaels Museum at St. Mary’s Square will offer one of their signature walking tours. The walking tour is $10 per person and also includes admission to the museum. Please visit the museum’s website for more information and to reserve your space: www.stmichaelsmuseum.org

Lastly, as a way to give back during the harvest months, the St. Michaels Business Association is combining their “Fall into St. Michaels” festivities with their Second Annual Food Drive for the St. Michaels Food Pantry. The St. Michaels Food Pantry, which is housed in Christ Church, is supported through individual food and financial contributions as well as donations from area businesses and organizations. It serves Talbot County residents requiring food assistance. A satellite program on Tilghman Island operates out of the Tilghman United Methodist Church. The St. Michaels Food Pantry also provides complete Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners to those in need. “Many members of our community struggle with providing healthy, nutritious food for their families. We hope our first annual food drive is the first of many to come that will help fill the shelves of the St. Michaels Food Pantry and help Talbot County residents in need.” said Kim Hannon, Secretary of the St. Michaels Business Association. While the St. Michaels Food Pantry appreciates every single food donation, they strive to offer a variety of food items that help balance nutritional intake, especially important to children, seniors, those with health challenges and those with culturally diverse diets. Drop off your donation items at the St. Michaels Community Center on Railroad Ave. during the hours of the Pumpkin Carving & Pie Baking contest.

Shop. Eat. Play. Stay – Visit St. Michaels www.stmichaelsmd.org or call 410.745.0411.