Events


December 9-11–Christmas in St. Michaels

Golden_2013 Parade 9All were hoping COVID-19 would be in the rearview mirror by the time for the 2021 Christmas in St. Michaels. Unfortunately that is not the case. In order to make this event as safe as possible for all attendees and our volunteers, organizers will require masks be worn at all indoor venues, including Breakfast with Santa, Marketplace, all houses on the Tour of Homes, and the buses shuttling attendees throughout the weekend. All outdoor venues including the Talbot Street Parade and the Lighted Boat Parade will be left to each individual to decide.

The Christmas in St. Michaels Event Team expresses their gratitude to all of you that participated in making our “reimagined year- 2020″ a success. Our beneficiaries were funded at the same level as they had been the previous year. You and the event’s volunteers made this happen.

The Tour of Homes, the Talbot Street Parade, the Boat Parade, Marketplace, Santa, Breakfast with Santa, the Ornament, and the Old Fashion Christmas Dinner will all be back with determination.

As a result of the restrictions last year, some events will take a rest this year – Santa’s Wonderland, Gingerbread Competition and Display and Cocktail Party, the Yuletide Party and the Celebration of Choirs will not be held.

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 christmasinstmichaels.org.

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.)
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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 TBD–ChocolateFest


Date: Saturday, March TBD, 2023
Website and tickets: HERE

The 5th Annual St. Michaels ChocolateFest 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.

The Chocolate Crawl will take place on Saturday, March TBD, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. throughout the town of St. Michaels at participating businesses and restaurants. Chocolate lovers will enjoy shopping throughout town sampling amazing artisan chocolates, desserts, locally crafted wine, beer and spirits.
Purchase Tickets Here.

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.

June TBD, 2023—CBMM Antique & Classic Boat Festival & the Arts at Navy Point

18992671425_c8f2ee549a_oDates: Friday & Saturday, Father’s Day Weekend, June TBD, 2023
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:
• $6 Admission for CBMM Member
Non-member pricing:
• $18.00 Adults
• $15.00 Seniors 65+ & college students with ID
• $14.00 Retired military with ID
• $6.00 Kids 6-17
• $6.00 Active Military (with ID)
• Free for Children ages 5 and under

VIEW EVENT PHOTOS HERE!

Wooden and fiberglass classics, vintage racers, and other antique and Chesapeake Bay-related boats are returning to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for the 35th Antique & Classic Boat Festival and the Arts at Navy Point in St. Michaels, Md.

Hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, this Father’s Day tradition brings a sense of nostalgia to the Miles River and CBMM’s docks and campus, drawing some of the area’s finest classic boats, nautical and maritime treasures, and entertainment to the waterfront festival.

This year’s festival celebrates a theme of Cruising on the Chesapeake, with classic-style cabin and express cruisers and sport fishing boats expected to attend, and a full slate of boating history seminars planned on June __ & __. Click here to see a list of planned seminars.

The show attracts everything from the finest runabouts to yachts, and includes race boats, work boats, launches, hydroplanes, and utilities. Chris-Craft, Trumpy, Gar Wood, Donzi, and Lyman are among some of the names represented with sizes ranging from a 9-foot hydroplane to 70-foot plus cruisers. Several Jersey Speed Skiffs—a crowd favorite—will be displaying their aptly named strengths throughout the show.

“With a juried competition among entrants for best restored and preserved boats, this festival attracts the best of the best when it comes to classic and antique boats,” said ACBS-Chesapeake Bay Chapter Festival Chairman Bob Hamilton. “We’re thrilled the festival is able to return to CBMM’s beautiful campus this summer and can’t wait to see the public there.”

From Friday, June TBD, through Sunday, June TBD, the festival’s signature Arts at Navy Point pavilion brings juried fine artists, craftspeople, and vendors to CBMM’s waterfront campus, offering nautical and maritime-themed items for boat and home. Festival hours are 10am–5pm Friday and Saturday, with the Arts at Navy Point and limited displays continuing on Sunday from 10am–3pm. Entrance to the festival is included with CBMM’s general admission, which is good for two days and free for CBMM members.

Festival parking and a Saturday shuttle service are free, with CBMM a short walk to specialty shops, restaurants, inns, bed & breakfasts, and other attractions in St. Michaels’ historic district. For information about the Antique & Classic Boat Society’s Chesapeake Bay Chapter, visit chesapeakebayacbs.org.

REMINDER: For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during CBMM festivals, including the Antique & Classic Boat Festival & the Arts at Navy Point. Carry-on alcohol from dock or land is prohibited.

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

July TBD, 2023, 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 to Big Band Night is $6 for CBMM members and $10 for non-members, with children ages 5 and under, plus active and retired military, free. After 8:45pm, admission will be reduced to $2 for those watching the fireworks only. Advanced tickets and more information are at https://bit.ly/CBMMBandNight.

July TBD, 2023, 10:30 a.m. — Classic Motor Museum Pre-Independence Day Parade

A 1929 Model A Roadster leads the way and was among the favorites at the Classic Motor Museum parade in St. Michaels.

The CMM is excited to announce the Annual Classic Motor Museum Pre-Independence Day  Parade will be held on Saturday, July TBD, 2023 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am! The participants will line up at Perry Cabin Park, and will head down Talbot St, pausing for the emcee to announce the make, model and driver of the vehicle, through the rest of town, and ending the parade at the Museum at 102 E Marengo St. Where Cars & Coffee will be held, along with refreshments available for a small donation.

There is a cap on registrations, so be sure to get registered today HERE!!!

For information about events and programs of the Classic Motor museum, visit www.classicmotormuseum.org.

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.

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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, 2022
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.