Events


January 18, 5 p.m.–Community Conversations on Race

Please join us for the 12th St. Michaels Community Conversation, hosted by Bay Hundred Clergy and Chief Anthony Smith of the St. Michaels Police Department, and Easton Branch of AAUW via ZOOM.) 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.

A conversation with Dr. Bernard Demczuk
Author and African American Cultural Historian, University of the District Columbia
Critical Race Theory: What It Is and What It Isn’t!

RECORDINGS OF PREVIOUS CONVERSATIONS

2021
November 30 Topic: Trauma of Racism Click here to watch a VIDEO. (Passcode:R1W?*s%^)
2020
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

February 4, 8 a.m.–Virtual Coffee with a Cop

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

February 12-14–Valentine’s Day and Winter Romance

St. Michaels Xf V-day 300x600Winter is a very romantic time in St. Michaels! Cozy inns, elegant and relaxed dining, wonderful shops (many with lovely jewelry, hint, hint.)
Watch a Winter Romance video here!

LIKE our Facebook page!

Visit our calendar of events page!

Plan your visit here!

Here are some of the things they are saying about us:

“My day to day life is very stressful and I don’t really have a lot of time to relax. I finally got a weekend off and my boyfriend surprised me with a romantic weekend getaway to St. Michaels. The owners were extremely nice and helpful. They gave us the best tips for our weekend and were very accommodating. We had room 1 on the first floor. It was cozy with a king size bed, very comfortable, and nice little fireplace for the evening. We did not have a tv in our room which was absolutely amazing for getting away. However, there was a tv in the lounge area with dvd’s, plenty of books to read and complimentary coffee, hot tea, cider, hot chocolate, and little pastries. Each morning we awoke to the amazing smells coming from the kitchen and warm voices for conversation. The food was incredible. Fresh ingredients all prepared each morning. I really appreciate the care they put into everything. They shared stories about the history of the town and we always had an abundance of conversation. The town was quaint and beautiful with a lot of neat little stores and excellent cuisine. Weather was great with a slight breeze from the water. We will definitely be back.”


“My choice for a weekend winter escape! No Crowds! Shopping, Cafés, Museums, Pubs & Saloons, all with no crowds! ENJOY!”

March 5–ChocolateFest


Date: March 5, 2022
Website: HERE

The St. Michaels ChocolateFest and will include restaurant chefs conjuring up amazing delectable special menu items to showcase chocolate inspired dishes and desserts. Our inns and bed and breakfasts will feature chocolate inspired get-away packages…chocolate spa treatment anyone? Chocolate lovers will enjoy strolling throughout the Town of St. Michaels to indulge in thousands of chocolate concoctions on Saturday, March TBD from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. during the Chocolate Crawl, sampling amazing artisan chocolates, desserts, locally crafted wine, beer and spirits. Pre-Purchase ONLY Chocolate Crawl Tasting Tickets (minimum 10 tickets).

March 17–St. Patrick’s Day

Shopping CartEvery year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron Saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.

St. Michaels is joining the St. Patrick’s Day celebration with special events. The annual Carpenter Street Saloon shopping cart races are held every year on St. Patrick’s Day at Midnight. Proceeds benefit the St. Michaels and Tilghman Fire Departments.

Participating businesses will have specials all weekend long.

Buy a personalized shamrock to adorn the street! $50 each to support the St. Michaels Police Department “S.M.Y.L.E” Program (St. Michaels Youth Law Enforcement) which is a great program which educates kids about law enforcement.

April 2-3–Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival

Dates: April 12-3, 2022, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ticket info: HERE
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

The Eastern Shore Sea Glass Festival will feature more than 90 artisans featuring coastal and sea-glass related jewelry, home décor, art, and more. The two-day festival ticket includes entrance to the Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival, educational lectures, live music, and all of the exhibitions and historic structures on the campus of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

Boat rides, food and beverages will be available for purchase, including beer, wine, and cocktails. Additional free event parking will be available at St. Michaels High School, with a complimentary shuttle service to and from CBMM running throughout the day.

Tickets to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum are two day tickets, there will be no single day tickets available.  The purchase of the tickets include all of the CBMM exhibits.

Tickets will also be available at the door.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: For the safety and comfort of our guests, CBMM staff and volunteers will be masked at all festivals and special events. Guests—both unvaccinated & vaccinated—are encouraged to wear a mask indoors due to high community transmission and current guidance from the CDC. Masks are available at the Museum Store & Welcome Center

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April 2-3–Daffodil Days

The St. Michaels in Bloom 2021 Daffodil Days will consist of a Self-Guided Tour of the tens of thousands of Daffodils planted by St. Michaels in Bloom, sponsoring businesses and residents throughout our lovely historic town. Daffodils are already opening up, and most of the daffodils will be in bloom for over a month toward the end of March and early April. Print or view the self-guided tour map HERE.

Follow St. Michaels in Bloom on Facebook  !

April to November—Farmers Market

Market

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

Follow the Farmers Market on Facebook

When: Saturdays starting in April, 2022, 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

April TBD–WineFest

Date: Friday, VIP evening events. April TBD 2022 from Noon-5 p.m.
Locations: Throughout the town

Visit the WineFest website for information and tickets!

Join us at Maryland’s premiere wine event, featuring over 400 wines from around the globe. Now in its 11th year, WineFest is a streetscape event held throughout the town of St. Michaels. Wine tastings, great food, retail specials, and much more. Wine aficionados will experience hundreds of highly-rated U.S., international, and Maryland wines. Each wine venue will be retailing wine at special WineFest discount pricing. Some of these wines are in very limited supply and in some cases only available at Winefest!

Two VIP tasting venues will be available for tasting premium wines often not available in Maryland. One VIP venue will be on the Patriot Cruise Boat where you will taste fine wines while cruising the Miles River. The other VIP venue will be at the Old Brick Inn. At the conclusion of your two great VIP tasting experiences, all of the wines you have tasted will be available for purchase at the Old Brick Inn.

All attendees will be able to “Walk throughout St. Michaels” using a WineFest map as their guide or ride the shuttle buses provided by WineFest.

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!