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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.

The Blackthorn Irish Pub will have their annual event with live music and Bag Pipers.

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.

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Daffodil Days is cancelled due to the recent Governor’s order during this health Crisis, but please enjoy a VIRTUAL DAFFODIL DAYS TOUR video HERE 

Still want to enter the VIRTUAL Daffy-Dog Contest? Just dress your pup in a daffodil these and send us your photos HERE by April 28th.

3RD ANNUAL DAFFODIL DAYS
Join us for our fabulous floral festival! Take a self-guided Daffodil Tour. Pick up a map to tour and see the tens of thousands of Daffodils planted throughout our lovely waterfront town! Enter your house or your business window in the daffodil decorating contest. Dress up your pooch or your pooches for the Daffy-Dog Costume Contest at 11 a.m. in Muskrat Park with winners for individual and groups of pups. Take a historic walking tour at 2 p.m. the St. Michaels Museum and get free seeds at the seed library at the St. Michaels Library. See members of the St. Michaels Art League do plain air painting of the large array of daffodil beds throughout the town with art sales from 2-3 p.m. on the corner of Talbot and Railroad. Look for exciting details for the 2021 event on the DAFFODIL DAYS WEBSITE!

Want to participate? Visit the ST. MICHAELS IN BLOOM WEBSITE! St. Michaels In Bloom is a newly formed community organization dedicated to the beautification of St. Michaels. Consisting solely of volunteers, St. Michaels in Bloom works to create a welcoming and vibrant landscape for our town through the planting colorful flowers, plants, and trees throughout our business and community districts. Part of the national organization, America in Bloom, whose vision is to have localities across the US participate in community beautification projects, the goal of St. Michaels in Bloom is to see our community bloom in many ways.

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Dates: April 4&5, 2020, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

INFORMATION FROM 2019 FESTIVAL BELOW…

The 8th annual Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival in St. Michaels, Md. now has a larger, waterfront location at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The festival takes place at CBMM on Saturday, April TBD, 2020 from 10–5 pm and Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 10–4 pm. The new venue also expands the festival—which was previously held at the Old Mill in St. Michaels—to include scenic river cruises, live music, food, and libations. The Sea Glass Festival will feature more than 70 artisans many from the local Delmarva area, and others travelling from as far away as New England—who will exhibit and sell coastal and sea-glass related jewelry, home décor, art, and more. The festival also includes educational lectures about sea glass and its history along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.

The Sea Glass Center will be exhibiting Beach Finds of the Chesapeake in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium, which explores a sampling of the different types of finds discovered by those who seek to preserve the history of our region by collecting fragments of its past. From shark teeth and other 20-million-year-old Miocene-era fossils, through Victorian doll parts and marbles, to modern plastic toys and marine debris found today, the Chesapeake Bay holds history, treasures and trash alike to be discovered by beachcombers who search its disappearing shorelines.

The Sea Glass Center is a non-profit organization preserving and presenting the historical, artistic, and cultural significance of sea glass through education. The exhibit will be on display during the festival and at CBMM through June 29, 2019.

The two-day festival ticket includes entrance to the Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival, educational lectures and documentaries, live music, all of the exhibitions and historic structures on the campus of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and is set at $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and retired military; $6 for children 6–17; $5 for CBMM members and active military (ID required); and free for member children 6–17 and all children 5 and under. Advanced admission tickets can be purchased online at web address, with tickets also sold at CBMM the day of the event.

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.

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

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and culture of the entire Chesapeake Bay region, and making this resource available to all. Every aspect of fulfilling this mission is driven by CBMM’s values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship, along with a commitment to providing engaging guest experiences and transformative educational programming, all while serving as a vital community partner. For more information, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

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To keep up our spirits up during these tough times, Commissioner Dennis Glackin is spearheading a Town-wide fun event (thanks for the idea, Mary Lou McAlister) to have residents monitor how much they walk and turn it into a fun contest. The Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order encourages enjoying the outdoors and exercising while maintaining the 6’ social distancing.

The first week of the walking challenge has concluded.   Note: certain classes have been combined as there weren’t enough entries to keep things competitive.  The leaders as of Saturday, April 11 are as follows:

19-55 age group – Sherry, 8 hours
56-75 age group – Angeline, 12.25 hours
Over 75 – Deborah, 14 hours

Remember, I need your TIME spent walking. Time in minutes or hours is acceptable to submit. Steps don’t count. Next results due Saturday, April 18 at dglackin@stmichaelsmd.gov. Keep up the good work!

Here are the rules if you want to join in!

  • The contest starts Saturday April 4th, and ends at midnight on Thursday, April 30th.
  • Age groups are 5-18; 19-35; 36-55; 56-75; and over 75
  • Register with Dennis Glackin with your name, address and email address at dglackin@stmichaelsmd.gov and report the count of how many minutes you walk to him every Saturday. (Obviously, we will be operating on the Honor System.)
  • Stop and chat times during the walk should be excluded from the time walking, but are encouraged along the way (6 feet apart).
  • All walking should be outdoors, unless there is a physical reason that is not possible, then indoor walking can be counted.
  • When the stay-at-home order is lifted, we will have a Town-wide awards ceremony at Muskrat Park for the top finishers in each age category.
  • Check the At Home in St. Michaels Facebook page HERE for updates.
  • Remember…keep your social distancing.

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The St. Michaels in Bloom Daffodil Days events were cancelled, but you can STILL send us your photos to compete in our VIRTUAL Daffy-Dog Costume Contest! Dress your pooch in a daffodil theme! Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in two categories – Best Individual and Best Group. Just be creative, email us a photo of your pup(s) to stmichaelsinbloom@gmail.com by April 28th and we will post the photos on the “St. Michaels in Bloom” Facebook page and pick a winner!

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Date: Friday, VIP evening events. April TBD 2021 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.

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Dates: Sale days are May TBD

Location: Christ Church, Episcopal Parish

Rummage Donation Tips – Your generous donations make our Rummage Sales possible – without them we would not have anything to sell! This spring, as you are sorting through your things and deciding what to recycle, please continue to send us only your gently used items. We are going to be more selective this year with large items like furniture because if they don’t sell, we have difficulty finding homes for them. If you have questions about your planned donations, please contact Judy Sandground 703-408-1890. Remember, the net proceeds from our sales go back into our community to support charities which are assisting children, youth and the elderly and providing food, shelter and health benefits. So, please start collecting NOW!

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Residents of the Town of St. Michaels are invited to participate in the First annual May Day basket competition! Compete for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place awards for the best and most creative May Basket. Just decorate your front door or front porch with a basket of fresh flowers on Friday, May 1st by 10 a.m. and show your support for St. Michaels in Bloom and the merry month of May! If you wish to be included in the competition, simply send an email to stmichaelsinbloom@gmail.comwith your name and address. Herald spring, join in with St. Michaels in Bloom, and make May 1st a beautiful blooming day in our lovely Town! 

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NOTE FROM THE RUNNING FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS

Hi Athletes, Race Team and Friends.
It is with heavy hearts we have made the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming St. Michaels Running Festival scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2020. Given the great uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the guidance and information provided by our local authorities, and, a standing executive order issued by the Governor of Maryland, the decision was made to protect participants, staff members, volunteers, and our overall community. The decision was not made lightly, and we recognize the disappointment it may cause. Please know this is something we considered very seriously and cancelling the race is the last decision we wanted to make.
The governor’s executive order initially issued the beginning of this month has been further expanded and modified. The additional precautionary measures taken were to extend the closing of all public schools until April 27th, the closing of all non-essential Maryland businesses and a tighter restriction on holding any public event of more than 10 people. Governor Hogan has repeatedly indicated we are on the front end of the COVID-19 battle and no definitive date can be given as to when the temporary restrictions will be lifted – whereby we can begin to resume our normal lives. Additionally, the federal guidelines we’re updated yesterday to strengthen precautionary and social distancing measures until April 30th further indicating we are dealing with an extended timeline.
In addition to safety, it is also now clear the logistics of holding this year’s event are simply not feasible considering the current circumstances and our extended state of emergency. Therefore, we can no longer keep our race team, volunteers, and most importantly our participants, in a holding pattern in light of the fact that little will change over the weeks to come – unfortunately cancelling the event was the choice that needed to be made.
PARTICIPANTS: If you are registered for this year’s event, please see your email for options and further information about the cancellation.
SMRF thanks everyone and we wish you much health and safety as we navigate our way through these very trying times.

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Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020
Location: Start at St. Michaels Middle High School on Seymour Ave. Race day info.

The St. Michaels Running Festival, now in its 9th year, is one of the premier destination races in the Mid-Atlantic. Based in one of the oldest waterfront towns on the Chesapeake, runners will be treated to gorgeous water views, a quick mile past charming main street shops for the half-marathon, family friendly 5k, and a rockin’ after-party in downtown St. Michaels. 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 the St. Michaels Community Center, St. Michaels YMCA, Talbot Goes Purple, Talbot Humane Society and many more! Set up a fundraising campaign for any charity of your choice! 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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Brewfest-2014Date:  NEW DATE! September 26, 2020 (Previously Saturday, May 30, 2020)
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ticket Prices/Links:
General Admission $38.50 per person – Click here for tickets!
VIP Ticket/Cruise $100 per person – Click here for tickets!
Designated Drivers $5 – available at the door!
Locations: Throughout the town

StMike2016St. Michaels Brewfest 2020 will feature over 100 beers including one-off’s, seasonals, collaborations and casks from local, 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 Old Mill behind Eastern Shore Brewing Co, Foxy’s and Town Dock, and The Crab Claw Restaurant. Along with great beer & ales, we’ll have live music and delicious food. Last year was a sellout, this year we’re adding a VIP Package, so be sure to get your tickets early!

patriotVIP Beer Cruise! Can it get any better?! Tickets are $100, you’ll board at 10:30 (next to the Crab Claw Venue), enjoy a 1 hour and 15 min cruise, talking about beers, and drinking beers only available to you. Disembark at 11:45 p.m. and directly enter the event at the Crab Claw venue. No check-in lines, let the day begin! {Due to the nature of this venue, there will be no Designated Driver tickets available or allowed.}

Brewery List so far:

Dogfish Head Brewery – BBC – 16 Mile Brewery – Tall Tales Brewery – Eastern Shore Brewing Co – Real Ale Revival – 3rd Wave Brewing Co – Troegs Brewing Co – Devils Backbone Brewing Co. – Victory Brewing Co – Flying Dog – Port City Brewing Co. – Yards – Duclaw – Terrapin – Southern Tier – Brewers Art – Burley Oak – Lagunitas – Union Craft Brewery – DC Brau – Allagash – and that’s just to start with….

For more information visit the BrewFest website!