Events


July TBD, 2023 — Fireworks in the Harbor

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

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 www.natw.org. 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.

Vendors
Nannie’s Water Ice
Food
Music
Games
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)

GREAT EVENT PHOTOS HERE!

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 cbmm.org.

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 cbmm.org/watermensday, 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 cbmm.org 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

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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.

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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 cbmm.org/AuctionDetails, or contact boatdonation@cbmm.org 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 www.smartleague.org or contact Jane Anderson at jthesken@gmail.com.

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.

September TBD, 2023, 9 a.m.—Children’s Art Day

ChildrensArtDay-Young Artists for publicationSt. Michaels Art League Annual Children’s Art Day!

Date: Saturday, September TBD, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. to noon

The St. Michaels Art League is sponsoring a free event for kids, “Children’s Art Day” on Saturday, September TBD, 2023, 9am-12pm. The event takes place on the lawn of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 304 S. Talbot St., St. Michaels, Md. This event is open to all children K-8thgrade. The league will supply all materials needed: acrylic paints, panels, brushes, etc. Old clothes are suggested.

This event is funded in part by the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council

September TBD, 10:15 a.m.—Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan

Date: Sunday, September TBD, 2023 at 10:15 a.m.
Location: Christ Church, Episcopal Parish

Don’t miss the pageantry of this great Scottish tradition.  Don your tartan and come join us!  Plan on meeting up to process in for the 10:15 AM Service. All are welcome to enjoy the service and listen to the bagpipe and drum selections. Ice Cream by Highland Creamery will follow immediately on the lawn.

September TBD, 2023 — St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance

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Location: Talbot Country Club
Date: September TBD, 2023

Come to Maryland’s Eastern Shore for a day of grand classic motoring, classic wooden speed boats, and casual elegance along the Chesapeake’s Tred Avon River on Sunday, September TBD for the 16th Annual St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance.   

Presented by Jaguar Land Rover of North America and sponsored by Bentley, this year’s event returns to the Talbot Country Club. Founded in 1910, Talbot Country Club holds the prestigious distinction of being the oldest continually operated golf and social club on the Eastern Shore, with an idyllic setting along the banks of Trippe Creek in Easton, Md. 

“Talbot Country Club’s beautiful landscape is the perfect backdrop for an event which has style, luxury, and elegance at its core,” says Concours Chairman Luke L. Phipps. “We’re glad to be back to the waterfront lawn and fairways for this year’s show.”  

The Country Club’s show field on Sunday will feature rare, pre-war European and American coach-built automobiles, as well as significantly important post-war sports and touring cars. For the first time, special classes of Post-War American Cars and previous Best in Show winners are being presented, along with a Best in Show exhibition of senior award-winning automobiles from significant Concours events throughout the country, including Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, Boca Raton, and Radnor Hunt.     

SMCDE_1957 Chrysler 300C.jpg“Experiencing Talbot Country Club’s friendly membership, General Manager Rob McWilliams’ compassion and caring attention to detail along with Chef David Hayes’ culinary expertise and commitment to local ingredients, makes for a welcoming and grand setting,” Phipps says. “We’ll be offering our enhanced exclusive VIP and Entrants gallery, which will feature live music, and flowing champagne.”     

Phipps says new for 2022 is a Collector Car Park where ticketed attendees may park and show off their special cars located just off the show field.        

“I’ll be selecting and presenting a special trophy during the award ceremony for the Best Collector Car in the Park as a fun bonus,” says Phipps.  

Enhancing the mood of stepping back in the tradition of St. Michaels Concours, the exhibit of automobiles will be complemented by an additional display of classic wooden speed boats moored at the pier and on trailers along the show field.        

SMCDE_Classic Boats_Creidt Photo_Ken Visser.jpg“The historic Tidewater Inn of Easton is returning as our official host hotel,” said Phipps. “The Tidewater has traditionally set the standard for accommodations on the Eastern Shore, and our entrants appreciate the stately accommodations and being in the heart of town.”       

More information about the event, including discounted general admission tickets and limited VIP tickets that include special parking, a gourmet lunch, and exclusive Entrant’s Gallery access are at www.smcde.org.

Upper and lower left photos by: Ken Visser

September TBD, 2023 – October TBD, 2023 —Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XL

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Dates: Friday- Sunday, September TBD, 2023 – October TBD, 2023, 10am – 5pm

Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

From Friday-Sunday, Sept. TBD – Oct. TBD, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will once again host one of the nation’s largest gatherings of small boat enthusiasts and unique watercraft at Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XL.

Over the three days, CBMM guests can marvel at the craftmanship and innovation used in traditional and contemporary small craft while enjoying CBMM’s waterfront campus and indoor and outdoor exhibitions. Hundreds of amateur and professional boatbuilders and enthusiasts, hailing from near and far, are set to showcase their boats at the 40th annual festival.

Sailing skiffs, rowing shells, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, prams, and one-of-a-kind boats will be on display and in the water throughout this family-oriented event, and small craft owners from across the country will be available to share their knowledge and boating experiences with guests.

On Saturday, CBMM Shipyard staff and Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School instructors will be on hand to offer boatbuilding and maritime demonstrations. Also, beginning at 1pm on Saturday, there will be a lively Miles River race of small craft, which can be viewed from CBMM’s waterfront and docks.

Festival-goers will be able to vote for their favorite boat, with the People’s Choice award and others announced among participants on Saturday evening. Limited offerings will be available for the public to see on Sunday.

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For safety reasons, dogs are not permitted on museum grounds during CBMM festivals, with the exception of certified service dogs.

Public entrance to the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival is included with CBMM’s general admission, which is good for two consecutive days and free for CBMM members. Hours are 10am-5pm each day. For more information, visit cbmm.org/smallcraftfestival. Anyone looking to participate as an exhibitor should visit cbmm.org/mascfparticipants.

Photos by George Sass

September TBD & October TBD—Christ Church Fall Rummage Sale

a8f4bbcd128d4a93a98ee7195a8efe56Dates: Donations will be accepted Wednesday & Thursday, September TBD & TBD from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Parish House. SHOPPING HOURS: Friday, September TBD from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, October TBD from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Christ Church, Episcopal Parish

The time has come to clean out your closets, your attic, and your garage while giving back to our community. We are looking for furniture, kitchenware, and linens, gently used fall/winter clothing for women, men and children, shoes, jewelry, books, art work, and toys. And if that “special outfit” is no longer special, please donate to our women’s boutique. We are also looking for volunteers to join us in this fun and worthwhile event to assist during the week by accepting donations, setting up and organizing, providing lunch for the our hard working team, and working during the sale itself. We also encourage everyone to come and shop—you may find that hidden treasure! And remember, all proceeds from the sale are donated to charities assisting children, families and the elderly. For more information, contact the Parish Office, 410-745-9076. www.christstmichaels.org

Fall Rummage Sale! THE MOVIE! Watch a fun video here!