April to November—Farmers Market


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When: Saturdays starting in April, 2023, from 8:30am-11:30am

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

Saturday rain or shine, April through November. 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!

June 8 to August 31, 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: June 8 through August 31, 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

June 16-18, 2023—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 16-18, 2023
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:


Wooden and fiberglass classics, vintage racers, and other antique boats return to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum from June 16-18 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

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 1, 2023, 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 1, 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 2.

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

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 1, 2023 — Fireworks in the Harbor

cbmm252023 Fireworks in St. Michaels Harbor! Scheduled for Saturday night July 1, 2023, shortly after dusk with a rain date on July 2, 2023. 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

July 4, 2023, 10 a.m. – Old-Fashioned 4th at St. Michaels Museum

St. Michaels Museum at St. Mary’s Square will once again sponsor a traditional Independence Day Celebration, at their Museum located at 201 East Chestnut Street on St. Mary’s Square, featuring their 2022 exhibit “The Hambletons of Martingham and Perry Cabin”.

The Children’s Parade will kick off the 2023 celebration on Tuesday, July 4, beginning at 10:00am. All children, residents or visitors, are welcome to participate. Patriotic dress is encouraged for children, bicycles, tricycles, wagons, and pets! Following the parade, children will enjoy Magician John Dodge and The Fish Mobile. The parade route will begin at St. Michaels Museum (201 East Chestnut Street) at 10:00am, they will head west to Talbot St., turn north until reaching Willow St. (just past Christ Church), at which time they will continue to Church St. then down Mulberry St. until reaching St. Mary’s Square and arriving back to St. Michaels Museum. 

At 10:45am our Traditional Program will begin with Boy Scout Troup 741 raising the flag and leading the Pledge of Allegiance.

A formal program will follow on our Teetotum Porch with a Benediction and patriotic and folk songs by the Royal Oak Musicians.

Featured speaker CBMM Curator and Talbot County Councilman Pete Lesher will speak on “A New Birth of Freedom”.

St. Michaels Museum will be open after the program, with free admission. Refreshments will be available from the St. Michaels Fire Department and the Boy Scouts Troop 741. 

Come join us to celebrate our Nation’s Birthday!

August TBD, 2023, 6-8 p.m. — National Night Out

National Night Out
Tuesday, August TBD, 2023 from 6-8 p.m. 
Located on the grounds of the St. Michaels Community Center
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 2023 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. Read more at The 4th Annual St. Michaels & Bay Hundred National Night Out celebration will be held on the grounds of the St. Michaels Community Center.

Watch a VIDEO about National Night Out HERE.

Nannie’s Water Ice
Police & Fire Display
Community Resources

August TBD, 2023, 10-5 — CBMM Waterman’s Appreciation Day & Crab Feast

CBMM_WatermensDay_2.jpgDate: Sunday, August TBD, 2023
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM)


On Sunday, August TBD, Watermen’s Appreciation Day returns to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., featuring a spirited boat docking contest, steamed crabs and other regional food, live music, beer, boat rides, family activities, and more. The fundraising event is organized by CBMM in cooperation with the Talbot Watermen Association, with proceeds benefiting both organizations.

The opportunity to meet the Chesapeake’s watermen, along with local steamed crabs, beer, and other food and beverages continue to highlight the waterfront festival. Eventgoers can also take part in a silent auction in the Small Boat Shed, with all proceeds supporting the Talbot Watermen Association.

Beginning at noon, the event’s “watermen’s rodeo” boat docking contest returns to the Miles River near CBMM’s 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse. Bleacher seating will be provided for spectators to the contest, and children’s activities will be offered throughout the day.

“It’s a great day of celebrating the Chesapeake Bay’s watermen–from the rodeo to the cold beer, hot crabs, and live music” said TWA President Jeff Harrison. “And we’re grateful to partner with CBMM on this important fundraising event for more than a decade now.” CBMM_WatermensDay_SteamedcCrabs_CornOnTheCob_1.jpg

Starting at noon, the day’s catch of steamed crabs–served by watermen–will be available for purchase, in addition to beer, water, soda, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, and more. Steamed crabs will be sold by the dozen, with pricing set by July 29 and posted at

Also beginning at 11am, live music with Bird Dog and the Road Kings from the historic Tolchester Beach Bandstand will have people tapping their toes and dancing along CBMM’s waterfront.

Admission to the 10am-5pm, rain-or-shine, event includes the boat docking contest, live music, numerous family activities, entrance to all CBMM exhibitions and historic structures, and is set at $18 for adults, $8 for children 6-17, with all children 5 years of age and under admitted free. CBMM members along with licensed watermen and their immediate families get discounted admission at $10 per adult, and $6 per child ages 6-17. Food and beverages are additional.

Advanced admission tickets can be purchased online at, with tickets also sold at the door the day of the event. Discounted watermen’s tickets will also be available at the door the day of the event, with an active watermen’s license shown. Boat rides, steamed crabs, beer, and additional food and beverages will be available for purchase. Free event parking will be available at St. Michaels High School, with a complimentary shuttle service to and from CBMM running throughout the day.

For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during CBMM festivals, including Watermen’s Appreciation Day. Carry-on alcohol from dock or land is also prohibited. Spectator boats wishing to view the competition from the water must remain outside the buoyed channel.

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

Photos courtesy of the CBMM.

August TBD, 2023, 8 a.m. open/11 a.m. auction — CBMM Charity Boat Auction

Saturday, August TBD, 2023

On Saturday, August TBD, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will once again host its Charity Boat Auction, where donated boats and watercraft – ranging in size and performance from cruising boats to dinghies – are auctioned off annually to the highest bidders.

“This is an absolute auction, meaning all boats will be sold the day of the event, with no minimums or reserves, and CBMM staff and volunteers will be on hand at an onsite title office for ease of transfer and title work,” said CBMM’s Charity Boat Donation Program Director Wes Williams. “These donated boats are sold year-round, and will be sold up until a few days prior to the auction.”

The rain-or-shine event also includes a flea market-style tag sale starting at 9am, where guests can purchase a variety of used boating gear, including ground tackle, electrical equipment, hardware, rope, chain, oars, life jackets, fishing tackle, motors, and more.

CBMM_Charity Boat Auction

In addition to being listed online, auction boats will be available for preview at CBMM on Friday, August TBD, from 10am–6pm. Regular admission rates will apply until 3pm, and gates will open for free from 3-6pm. Guests can also preview the boats on auction grounds beginning at 8am the day of the event, with bidding beginning at 11am. Food and beverages will be available for purchase starting at 10:30am.

“We work with donors all year-round, many caring for a boat they are no longer using, or having inherited a boat that won’t be used,” said Williams. “And these gifts are deductible to the full extent allowed by law.”

On August TBD, CBMM’s gates open at 8am, with free event entrance for CBMM members and children ages 5 and under. Otherwise, general admission is $5 per person until 11am, with a $5 paddle fee for registered bidders. After 11am, regular two-day admission rates apply. For safety reasons, non-service dogs are prohibited during CBMM festivals and special events, including the Charity Boat Auction. This year’s Charity Boat Auction is generously sponsored by SpinSheet & PropTalk magazines.

For the official rules, auction details, and inventory updates, visit, or contact or 410-745-4992.

See more at CBMM Website.

Photos by: George Sass

September TBD, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Labor Day Weekend Art Show and Sale

Sunset Anchorage by George HamiltonDate: Saturday, September TBD, 2023 and Sunday, September TBD, 2023 from 10 am to 5 pm.
Location: “Under the tent” at St. Luke’s UMC, 304 S. Talbot Street
Download a flyer HERE!

St. Michaels Art League Labor Day Weekend Show and Sale with Banner Sales and Artist Demonstrations

Come One, Come All to the BIG TENT ART SALE sponsored by the St. Michaels Art League, our biggest sale of the year, Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, September TBD, 10-5 and Sunday September TBD, 10-5, located in the heart of downtown at 304 S. Talbot Street on the lawn of the United Method Church. It is FREE and open to the public.

Painting by George Hamilton “Sunset Anchorage”

Banners 2021Talbot Street Banners Featured at SMAL Labor Day Show

Participating in the event will be 30 plus artists, including many award-winning artists, that will be showing their work in various mediums depicting local scenes, boating scenes, still life and more.
Additionally, many of the “Celebrate St. Michaels” banners that have hung on Talbot Street in previous years will be available for sale. You may even find the original artwork of the banner available!

Mark your calendars for this wonderful show of art for by members of the League. For more information visit or contact Jane Anderson at

The “Celebrate St. Michaels” event is funded in part by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council with revenue provided by the Maryland State Arts Council.