Events


March 17—St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration

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 all weekend. 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.

March TBD—Daffodil Festival

3RD ANNUAL DAFFODIL FESTIVAL
Join us for our fabulous floral festival! Go on a Daffodil Walk. Pick up a map to tour and see the tens of thousands of Daffodils planted throughout our lovely waterfront town! Look for exciting details for the 2020 event on the DAFFODIL FESTIVAL WEBSITE!

Daffodil Festival & Awards
Saturday, March TBD at 10 a.m. til noon on the Talbot & Mill Street Stage
Master of Ceremonies, Live Music, Awards and lots of fun!
Visit the Daffodil Marketplace for potted daffodils, daffo-dilly gifts,
and raffle tickets for an original daffodil watercolor. Grab a map
for a self-guided tour of tens of thousands of daffodils in the town.
Awards given for Best House, Best Street & Best Business Window

Daffy-Dog Costume Contest
Saturday at 10:45 a.m. on the Talbot & Mill Street Stage
Dress your pooch in a Daffodil theme. Best Individuals & Groups.

Best Daffodil Hat Contest
Saturday at 11:15 a.m. on the Talbot & Mill Street Stage
Awards for best Women’s & Children’s Hats with a daffodil theme

Garden Tour at Historic St. Mary’s Square
Saturday from 1-3 p.m. St. Michaels Women’s Club Gardens are open

Historic Daffodil Walk
Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Meet at the St. Michaels Museum, $5

Win Prizes from Daffodil Festival Merchants
Get your card stamped by participating merchants to win
Also, enjoy Daffodil inspired creations at participating restaurants

Springtime in St. Michaels Art Exhibit
Gravely Gallery, 408 S. Talbot Street
The St. Michaels Art League is having a “Springtime in St. Michaels” Art Show the weekend of the St. Michaels Daffodil Festival. The art show features floral paintings, springtime theme paintings, and local scenes as we celebrate the festival.

Free Seed Library
St. Michaels Library on Fremont Street
Visit the library to pick the seeds you will plant in your summer garden.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email at stmichaelsinbloom@gmail.com.

www.stmichaelsinbloom.org

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.

April 4&5—Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival

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.

April 25 & 26—WineFest at St. Michaels

Date: Friday, VIP evening events. Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26, 2020 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.

April TBD—Restaurant Week

11th Year for Talbot Restaurant Week!

The annual event, sponsored by the Talbot County Office of Tourism and the Talbot County Tourism Board, will be held April TBD, 2020. Participating restaurants offer prix fix lunches and dinners, many with special menus designed to showcase their finest dishes.

“During Restaurant Week, we shine the spotlight on our many talented chefs and restaurateurs,” says Tourism Director Cassandra Vanhooser. “We’re blessed to have many of the region’s finest dining establishments located right here in Talbot County, and we think that’s something to celebrate.”

“Restaurant Week is a wonderful opportunity for diners to try new restaurants or revisit favorites,” Vanhooser says. “We encourage people to make their reservations now and join us in supporting our local restaurants and food businesses.”

For more information about Restaurant Week, contact the Talbot County Tourism Office at 410-770-8000 or visit the Restaurant Week website.

May 16—St. Michaels Running Festival

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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.

May TBD, 10 a.m.—Community Day at CBMM

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Times: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, Md.
Ticket Prices/Links: Free admission and boat rides (weather permitting)!

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is thanking the regional community by hosting its free, annual Community Day on Sunday, May TBD, 2020, with all festivities taking place along CBMM’s Miles River waterfront. The event includes free admission for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, free boat rides, and more.

The day’s events kick off at 9:00 a.m., when festival guests are invited to attend the Bay Hundred Covenant Churches’ tent service, and continues to 4:00 p.m. The Covenant Church service includes leaders and congregations from area churches, with participants engaging in gospel singing and prayer. Covenant Churches works to unite the Town of St. Michaels and surrounding Bay Hundred community by connecting African-American and Anglo-American churches from throughout the area.

Community Day coincides with CBMM’s 13th Maritime Model Expo, with pond demonstrations, model races, special exhibits, family activities, and more. From 11:00 a.m. to noon, guests can watch radio-controlled model skipjack races along Fogg’s Cove, sponsored by CBMM’s Model Sailing Club.Through a Bay Explorer Challenge activity, children can participate in a scavenger hunt to explore CBMM’s exhibitions and grounds. Children will also have the opportunity to build, paint, decorate, and then sail their own small model in a small pool. For $3.00, they can select and build a sailboat or rubber-band powerboat, assisted by a CBMM Model Guild member.While enjoying the festivities,

Community Day guests can climb to the top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, talk with shipwrights and apprentices engaged in wooden boatbuilding and restoration in the shipyard, and explore all of CBMM’s 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures, all situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and the St. Michaels harbor. CBMM’s waterfront campus is within walking distance to the specialty shops, restaurants, inns, and bed and breakfasts in St. Michaels’ historic district.Throughout the day, Community Day guests can take free scenic river cruises aboard a number of CBMM’s historic vessels, including the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, or get out on the water rowing or sailing aboard one of CBMM’s small craft. All boat rides are offered free of charge for this event.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and culture of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. CBMM offers free and reduced admission programs throughout the year, including its Free in February program, and as a Blue Star Museum and Museums for All participant. For more information, visit cbmm.org.

REMINDER: During CBMM festivals and special events, dogs ARE NOT permitted on Museum grounds, with the exception of certified service dogs. Leashed dogs ARE permitted on Museum grounds during regular business hours.

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

May TBD—Christ Church Spring Rummage Sale

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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!

June TBD—Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge

The National MS Society’s Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge, held June TBD, offers a picturesque cycling experience throughout Talbot County including St. Michaels for participants of all levels and abilities. It features a variety of route options winding through the flat and rural Eastern Shore of Maryland. The two-day event starts and finishes each day at the Talbot County Community Center in Easton, MD. Be sure to stick around for some festivities after you finish the ride!

Your participation will drive MS research forward faster, and deliver services to those who face the challenges of MS every day so they can live their best lives.

For more information visit the event WEBSITE.

June 13 to September 19—Thursday Concerts in the Park

Location: Muskrat Park on Green Street
Times: June 13 to September 19th, Thursday nights from 6:30-8 p.m. Three more weeks have been added to the summer calendar of concerts!

If it’s summer, it’s Summer Concerts in Muskrat Park. These free Thursday night concerts are sponsored by the St. Michaels Community Center. So, bring a chair or a blanket and a picnic and enjoy our beautiful waterfront park and great music!

Please, no alcoholic beverages in Muskrat Park.