Events


April to December—Farmers Market

Market

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When: Saturdays starting in April 2024, from 7:30am-12:00noon

Where: 206 S. Talbot Street St. Michaels MD (between Knotty Living and Pemberton Pharmacy)

Saturday rain or shine, April 13th through December 7th. 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 30 to August 29, Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.–Summer Concerts in the Park

SMCC Concerts Series at Muskrat Park Seating photo shared by SMCC People sitting listening to music Location: Muskrat Park on Green Street
Times: May 30 through August 29, Thursday nights from 6:00-7:30 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 (SMCC) and  local businesses acknowledged at each concert. So, bring a chair or a blanket and a picnic and enjoy our beautiful waterfront park and great music! For the Music line-up this season CLICK HERE.

Please, no alcoholic beverages in Muskrat Park.
Photo: Courtesy of SMCC

April 20-21–Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival

CBMM_SeaGlass_April23_1_by_GeorgeSassDates: April 20-21, 2024, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is set to welcome the Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival back to its waterfront campus on April 20-21.

The popular festival kicks off CBMM’s slate of annual events, running 10am–5pm Saturday and 10am–4pm Sunday, with all tickets valid for admission on both days. Tickets may be purchased by clicking HERE.

This edition of the Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival will highlight more than 90 artisans and craftspeople from around the country exhibiting and selling coastal and sea-glass related jewelry, home décor, art, and more. A full listing of vendors and more information can be found at seaglassfestival.com.

Each two-day festival ticket includes entrance to the Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival, live music, programs and all the exhibitions and historic structures on the CBMM campus. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase, including beer, wine, and cocktails.

The cruise boat Patriot will offer narrated historical cruises both days at 12:30pm and 2:30pm. Guests can use the code SEAGLASS2024 during checkout at patriotcruises.com to obtain a discount (available for online purchases only).

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In addition to advanced sales online, tickets will be available at CBMM the day of the event. No single-day tickets will be sold to this rain or shine event.

Additional free event parking will be available at St. Michaels Middle/High School, with a complimentary shuttle service to and from CBMM running throughout the festival.

For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during CBMM festivals, including the Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival. Carry-on alcohol from dock or land is prohibited.

Photos by George Sass

April 27–Taste of St. Michaels Tasting Crawl

Taste of St. Michaels includes a Tasting Crawl on Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 11am – 4pm which allows participants to literally eat their way around the Town at award-winning restaurants. Each tasting venue will have tasting selections that feature food and drinks, Chesapeake Bay inspired.  Tastings can be purchased, ranging from $1-$5, at participating venues around town so as to enjoy their decadent treats. Event is rain-or shine. Sponsored by the St. Michaels Business Association. For more information visit, the event pages HERE!

May 18–St. Michaels Running Festival 2024

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Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
Location: Start at St. Michaels High School on 200 Seymour Ave. Race day info.

ONE OF THE 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, family friendly 5k run/walk, and a rockin’ after-party right on the water.

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 St. Michaels Running Festival!

For race info contact St. Michaels Running Festival.

Route 33 (Talbot Street) road closure from Trusty Street to Lincoln Avenue in Downtown St. Michaels is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2024 from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Expect periodic delays and minor stops through approximately 10:00 a.m. See the website for more specific areas affected.

May 25, 2024, 10:30 a.m. — Classic Motor Museum Memorial Day Parade

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

The CMM is proud to bring our community together in honoring the service of our military heroes by hosting the Annual Classic Motor Museum Parade which will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2024 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am! The participants will line up at Perry Cabin Park, and will head down Talbot St, pausing near Railroad Avenue for the emcee to announce the make, model, and driver of the vehicle, before continuing through the rest of town until turning left onto Seymour Avenue. The parade will end at the Classic Motor Museum at 102 E. Marengo St.

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

 

June 8, 12 noon-4 p.m.– St. Michaels Brewfest

Brewfest-2014Date:  June 8, 2024
Time: 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Locations: Throughout the town

St Michaels Brewfest logoSt. Michaels Brewfest 2024 will feature special craft selections from 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 Eastern Shore Brewing Co, Foxy’s, and The Crab Claw Restaurant. Along with great beer & ales, we’ll have live music, unique vendors, and delicious food. The VIP Package for the serious beer aficionados sells out quickly, so be sure to get your tickets early!

patriotVIP Brewcruise! Can it get any better?! You’ll board at 10:30 (next to the Crab Claw Venue), enjoy a 1 hour and 30 min cruise, talking about beers, and drinking beers only available to you.

 

 

“Non Beer Lovers” will find a multitude of specialty shops, restaurants, museums and picturesque parks and water views to explore throughout Town!

For more information visit the BrewFest website!

June TBD, 2024—CBMM Antique & Classic Boat Festival and Coastal Arts Fair back to CBMM

CBMM 2023 Antique and Classic Boat Festival Coastal Arts Fair photo taken by George SassDates: Friday & Saturday, Father’s Day Weekend, June TBD, 2024
Fri. 10am – 5pm; Sat., 10 am-5 pm: Sunday, 10 am-3 pm. Entrance included with CBMM general admission – tickets valid for two consecutive days.
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, Md.
Ticket Prices and Advanced Tickets: cbmm.org/antiqueandclassic

VIEW EVENT PHOTOS HERE!

Wooden and fiberglass classics, vintage racers, and other antique boats return to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum from June TBD for the 35th Antique & Classic Boat Festival and Coastal Arts Fair.

Hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, this Father’s Day weekend tradition is one of the largest classic boat shows in the Mid-Atlantic region and annually brings a sense of nostalgia to the Miles River and CBMM’s waterfront campus.

The festival runs from 10am-5pm on Friday and Saturday and 10am-3pm on Sunday. For advance tickets and more information, visit cbmm.org/antiqueandclassic.

In addition to the wide range of vessels on display representing a multitude of makers and eras, the Antique & Classic Boat Festival is accompanied by a juried Coastal Arts Fair showcasing vendors whose products, services, and art represent boats, the water, and coastal life.

Driven by the Antique & Classic Boat Society – Chesapeake Bay Chapter’s mission of continuing the legacy of these venerable vessels through preservation, restoration and education, the festival will feature a lineup of 10 seminars on Friday and Saturday highlighting experts, historians, and authors. Other festival highlights include a Field of Dreams for those looking to buy, boat rides, a nautical flea market, and a children’s scavenger hunt, as well as a DJ spinning classic tunes.

This three-day celebration of the past, present, and future of antique and classic boating invites guests to take a step back in time.

Builders represented at the festival typically include Chris-Craft, Lyman, Gar Wood, Elco, Thompson, Trumpy, Owens, Egg Harbor, and other great classic marques. Owners of boats in all phases of restoration in the following classes are expected to participate, as part of a varied collection featuring historic (up to 1918), antique (1919-1942), classic (1943-1975), late classic (1976-1997), and contemporary (any wooden boat built within the last 25 years) examples.

This year’s festival highlights the theme of “Show Us Your First Love,” inviting boat owners to display their boats and share stories about what first launched them on their lifelong love of classic and antique boats.

Two-day admission to the Antique & Classic Boat Festival is $19 for adults; $16 for seniors (65+), college students with ID, and retired military with ID; $7 for active military with ID, CBMM members, and children 6–17; and free for children 5 and younger.

In addition to advanced sales online for Friday/Saturday and Saturday/Sunday, tickets will be available at CBMM throughout the festival. No single-day tickets will be sold to this rain or shine event.

Additional free event parking for Saturday’s festivities will be available at St. Michaels Middle/High School, with a complimentary shuttle service to and from CBMM.

REMINDER: For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during CBMM festivals, including the Antique & Classic Boat Festival and Coastal Arts Fair. Carry-on alcohol from dock or land is prohibited.

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

July TBD, 2024, 7-10pm – Big Band Night

In celebration of Independence Day, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum on the Miles River in St. Michaels, Md. welcomes The Shades of Blue Orchestra for a live performance at its Saturday, July TBD, Big Band Night. The St. Michaels fireworks are scheduled to launch after dusk that evening, with CBMM’s waterfront campus a great venue from which guests can enjoy the fireworks. The rain date for the concert and fireworks is Sunday, July TBD.

The orchestra is set to begin at 7pm, with the public invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets for an evening of music, dancing, and fireworks along the Miles River. Food, ice cream, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase during the event, which is generously sponsored by Eastern Shore Tents & Events.

Mixing together popular standards, a variety of musical styles, and dance-able rhythms, the Shades of Blue Orchestra combines brass, woodwind, and rhythm instruments to bring music from the 1930’s to present to the Miles River. Established in 1976, this 18-piece Big Band consists of a well-balanced complement of brass, woodwind, and rhythm instruments, as well as two of the finest Big Band vocalists anywhere.

CBMM’s Welcome Center will open at 6p for Big Band Night guests to enter the campus for the event. Admission prices to Big Band Night, advanced tickets, and more information are available at https://bit.ly/CBMMBandNight.

Reminder:  Dogs are NOT permitted during special events and festivals, with the exception of certified service dogs. Nor are they permitted inside any exhibition buildings, or on museum vessels.

July TBD, 2024 — Fireworks in the Harbor

cbmm252024 Fireworks in St. Michaels Harbor! Scheduled for Saturday night July TBD, 2024, shortly after dusk with a rain date on July TBD, 2024. Bring your lawn chairs and find a good spot in town! The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will be open to the public for viewing. Or, come by boat and anchor out in the Miles River! Photo by Graham Scott-Taylor