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!

December 2–Midnight Madness Shopping

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Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023
Location: Talbot Street and throughout the town shopping area

Each year, the town of St Michaels is transformed into a picture perfect holiday postcard, the shops, restaurants and B&B’s are decorated with stunning greenery, lights and festive cheer.

The holiday spirit is felt throughout town, which makes coming to St. Michaels during the holiday season a special experience, year after year, and provides a wonderful backdrop to shop, play and stay for the holidays.

More details HERE!

December 8-10–Christmas in St. Michaels

Golden_2013 Parade 9Christmas in St. Michaels is celebrating its 37th year of fundraising festivities with the return and expansion of its weekend of holiday events taking place on the water and in the heart of historic St. Michaels, Md. this Dec. 8-10. This year’s events include a Lighted Boat Parade and festive Talbot Street Parade, a Tour of Homes, Breakfast with Santa, Holiday Music and Meals, a Marketplace and Sweet Shoppe, and a “Light up the Night” drive-by house and harbor tour.

The goal for this year’s Christmas in St. Michaels events is to raise funds to distribute grants to local beneficiaries, numerous family services, education and child development, and community enhancement organizations that depend on Christmas in St. Michaels funds to support their programs and activities.

The Marketplace and Sweet Shoppe located at St. Mary’s Square’s Granite Lodge kicks off their weekend event at noon on Fri., Dec. 8th. Proceeds from every sale benefit local nonprofits, with shoppers finding one-of-a-kind, artisan-crafted items and culinary delights available only during this weekend event. The Marketplace and Sweet Shoppe are open for select hours through Sun., Dec. 10th at 3:00 p.m.

Holiday music will fill the air throughout the weekend, including music provided by Union United Methodist Church beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. A complete list of entertainment will be provided on Christmas in St. Michaels’ website.

Family-favorite events include Saturday’s Breakfast with Santa for children ages 4 to 9 years old, which takes place from 8-10:00 a.m. at the waterfront Foxy’s Harbor Grille, with limited $10 tickets available for online purchasing. After breakfast join Santa at 10:30 a.m. for the Talbot Street Parade, followed by the Tour of Homes opening at 11:00 am amongst other wonderful mid-day events, until the night culminates with the Lighted Boat Parade along St. Michaels Harbor at 6:00 p.m. Parade routes, event details, online tickets, and more are at Click here for a copy of the Boat Parade Registration Form or Boat Parade Flyer.

“We love to see local people and those from throughout the Mid-Atlantic return to our events year after year, especially for our homes tour,” says Christmas in St. Michaels Board President Pat Martin. “Christmas in St. Michaels includes one of Maryland’s longest-running home tours and features beautifully decorated homes in our historic district and among the area’s wide expanses of country and watersides.”

The Tour of Homes takes place during select hours on Saturday and Sunday, with limited tickets available for advanced online purchase. The $30 per person ticket includes a one-time admission to all tour homes, transportation to the countryside homes, a detailed tour guide booklet with local information, detailed home and other major St. Michaels landmark descriptions, and free admission to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and the Classic Motor Museum for Saturday and Sunday.

Not visiting Santa for Breakfast, but looking to enjoy food and fellowship before the parade and a full day of festivities? Visit St. Luke’s United Methodist Church for a Holiday Breakfast on Saturday from 7:30-10am. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Christmas in St. Michaels’ Old Fashioned Eastern Shore Christmas Dinner takes place on Sat., Dec. 9 starting at 11:00 a.m. and lasting until 3:00 p.m., or when the meals are sold out. Dinners include sliced roast turkey, Maryland fried oysters, and a large assortment of sides and desserts. The event will be held at the Union United Methodist Church Parish Hall on Fremont Street in St. Michaels with carryout only dinners available at $25 per person, with tickets sold at the door, on the day of the event.

This year’s 20th Christmas in St. Michaels Collector’s Ornament features quaint Talbot Street buildings, reminiscent of the original logo designed in 1987 by local designer and artist Scott Sullivan. The Limited-Edition Ornaments are available for purchase on the Christmas in St. Michaels website.

Christmas in St. Michaels began in 1987 when a group of energetic volunteers recognized the need for daycare services in the community. Funds were raised through community support, and a daycare center was established, now known as Critchlow Adkins Children Centers. Sponsors and patrons of Christmas in St. Michaels since that time have helped raise more than $1.5M in support of numerous local non-profit organizations.

Proceeds from Christmas in St. Michaels help the people served by local non-profit organizations. Event updates, online purchases, and more about Christmas in St. Michaels are at

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:


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

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

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

July 4, 2024, 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 2024 exhibits “Frederick Douglass’s Years in St. Michaels & Talbot County”. 

The Children’s Parade will kick off the 2024 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 11:00am 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 for this event will be CBMM Curator and Talbot County Councilman Pete Lesher.

St. Michaels Museum will be open after the program, with free admission. Refreshments will be available from the St. Michaels Fire Department. 

Come join us to celebrate our Nation’s Birthday!

August TBD, 2024, 10-5 — CBMM Waterman’s Appreciation Day & Crab Feast

CBMM_WatermensDay_2.jpgDate: Sunday, August TBD, 2024
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM)


The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host Watermen’s Appreciation Day on Sunday, Aug. TBD, from 10am-5pm on its waterfront campus.

This annual celebration of the men and women who make their living on the Chesapeake Bay and their heritage features a boat docking contest, steamed crabs by the dozen, live music, family activities, and more. Tickets are on sale now at

At Watermen’s Appreciation Day, guests can meet locals who work the water, while enjoying the day’s catch of crabs as well as beer and other regional food and beverages. There will also be a silent auction in the Small Boat Shed, in support of the Talbot Watermen Association (TWA).

This is a fundraising event organized by CBMM in partnership with TWA, with proceeds benefiting both organizations.

“Watermen’s Appreciation Day is our way of giving thanks to all the hard-working watermen and women,” TWA President Jeff Harrison said. “It is an honor to provide Maryland’s Best seafood to all the seafood lovers in Maryland and beyond. Thank you to CBMM for partnering with us these last 12 years.”

The always-spirited watermen’s rodeo is a boat docking contest along the Miles River near CBMM’s 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse. Bleacher seating will be provided for spectators to enjoy all the action, which begins at noon.Photo of a man Steaming Crabs for the Watermans Appreciation Day photo by George Sass

Also starting at noon, steamed crabs, served by TWA members, will be available for purchase, in addition to hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream and more. Crabs will be sold at $35 per dozen and come with two ears of corn.

The Tolchester Beach Bandstand will showcase the music of Bird Dog and the Road Kings. The Eastern Shore favorites start playing at 11am and will provide the soundtrack for the fun throughout the afternoon.

There will be a variety of children’s activities offered throughout the day, including a junior watermen crab race, baiting contest, jigger throw, lawn games, and more. The Phillips Wharf Environmental Center will also be on site with its Fishmobile traveling aquarium.

In addition to the special festivities, guests are encouraged to explore all the exhibitions and historic structures across CBMM’s 18-acre campus, including its working Shipyard that is currently home to several projects spotlighting the construction, care, and preservation of traditional Chesapeake Bay workboats.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the door. Admission is set at $19 for adults ages 18 to 64, $16 for seniors (65+), college students (with ID), and retired military members; $10 for active military members, and $8 for children 6 to 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 to 17. All food and beverages are an additional charge.

CBMM Watermens Appreciation Day 2023 photo by George Sass of the Crowds standing behind a Watermens boatFree event parking will be available at St. Michaels Middle/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 by George Sass.