Events


December 7—Midnight Madness Shopping

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Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Location: Talbot Street and throughout the town shopping area

Mark your calendar for the BIGGEST shopping day of the year! If you’ve ever been to Midnight Madness in St. Michaels, you’ll definitely be back for this year’s 15th annual event.

Great shops will be open ’til Midnight with refreshments and snacks, and special sales for that day and evening. The Town will be festively decorated for the season, and Carolers stroll the streets. You may even meet Santa…

Each year, the town of St Michaels is transformed into a picture perfect holiday postcard, the shops, restaurants and B&B’s are decorated with stunning greenery, lights and festive cheer. The holiday spirit is felt throughout town, which makes coming to St Michaels during the holiday season a special experience, year after year, and provides a wonderful backdrop to shop for the holidays.

Midnight Madness is a reminder of how important the small-business sector is to our economy and why it’s so important to “Shop Local” all year round. The movement to “Shop Local”, especially during the holidays, is needed to help support the locally owned small businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve our hometown businesses.

Best of all, with every purchase you’ll receive raffle tickets to WIN fabulous prizes! Last year lucky ticket holders won over $19,000 in gift baskets, St. Michaels Shopping Dollars, and special bonus prizes.

Drawings start at 11:30 p.m. and you must present to win.

Participating restaurants and accommodations will be giving out special Ticket Redemption Coupons on December 1st and 2nd, so make your reservations today!

The drawings will be held on the deck of the Galley, on the corner of Talbot and Mulberry Streets on Saturday, December 7th at 11:30 p.m. and remember, you must be there to WIN! For more info, visit Midnight Madness.

December 13-15—Christmas in St. Michaels

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Dates: December 13-15, 2019
Locations throughout the town

Friday, Gala at Miles River Yacht Club

Saturday, Breakfast with Santa, Mid-Shore Band (Railroad), Celebration of Choirs UUMC, Parade, Santa Wonderland, Tour of Homes all weekend

Sunday, Tour of Homes all weekend

Christmas in St. Michaels is held annually the second weekend in December in historic St. Michaels, Maryland. For more than a quarter-century, both ticketed and free events including the Tour of Homes, Holiday Gala, Breakfast with Santa and largest Holiday Parade on the Eastern Shore have celebrated the arrival of the Christmas season. Proceeds from ticketed events and the sales of our very popular Collectors Ornaments have raised more than one million dollars to directly benefit local non-profit organizations in our community. We invite you to join us as we welcome Santa, the Christmas spirit and the joy of giving.

For more information, visit www.christmasinstmichaels.org

December 13-18—Christmas Train Village

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Date: December 13-18, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: St. Michaels Community Center

Once again, SMCC plays host to the Annual Christmas Train Village Display, Gift Sale and Holiday Baked Goods, open to the public from December 13 through December 18 from 10am – 3pm daily. Baked goods and crafts will be for sale on Saturday, the 14th (after the parade) and Sunday, the 15th. There is no charge to see the trains. Donations are gratefully accepted. Fun for all kids of all ages!!!

December TBD, 2-4 p.m.— Santa’s Secret Workshop at the Y

We’re turning the YMCA into a winter wonderland with gifts galore! Bring the kiddos to the Y where they can “shop” for a gift for their loved ones. All children will be able to pick out a gift and our elves will gladly wrap and bag the presents so there’s no peeking. While here, they can sit on Santa’s lap and take a picture with the big guy. We’ll also be offering cookies and cocoa to kids of all ages!

This FREE event is open to the ENTIRE COMMUNITY…so call the YMCA today to reserve your spot.

ST MICHAELS FAMILY YMCA
A Branch of the YMCA of the Chesapeake
1013 S Talbot Street, St Michaels MD 21663
410.745.5963 www.ymcachesapeake.org

February 14—Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s day is Tuesday, February 14th
Watch a Winter Romance video here!

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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 1-3—St. Michaels ChocolateFest


Date: March 1 – March 3, 2019
Website:
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The First Annual St. Michaels ChocolateFest will be held the first weekend in March on Friday, March 1st thru Sunday, March 3rd.

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 2nd from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. during the Chocolate Crawl, sampling amazing artisan chocolates, desserts, locally crafted wine, beer and spirits. Pre-Purchase Chocolate Crawl Tasting Tickets (minimum 5 tickets).

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 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.