Events


April 15 to October 8—Farmers Market

MarketLocation: Municipal parking lot, Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

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The St. Michaels Farmers Market promotes sustainable agriculture, brings fresh local food to the center of town on a weekly basis and improves food access and equity for our Bay Hundred community. We do this by operating a producer-only farmers market in the heart of St. Michaels, by creating vital economic opportunities for local farmers and food producers, and through innovative outreach programs that educate the public about food and related environmental issues.

Local farmers and food producers are at the core of our mission, and helping them to thrive is a pillar of our work. Across our 18-year history, we’ve supported farmers from Talbot, Dorchester, Caroline, and Kent Counties, as well as small farmers from nearby counties in Delaware and Maryland counties west of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

Founded in 1998 as part of FRESHFARM Markets, and becoming an independent community organization in 2017, the St. Michaels Farmers Market is a leader in the local food movement.

Located in historic town of St. Michaels, MD, on the Eastern Shore, the market is a Saturday destination for locals, weekenders, and boaters. Farmers offer fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cut flowers, potted plants, breads and pastries, cow’s milk cheeses, orchids, eggs, and honey. They also host events and activities throughout the season, including Chef at Market events and a community cook-off.

Partner Organizations:
The Community Food Bank, Commissioners of St. Michaels, St. Michaels Business Association.

June 15 to August 31—Thursday Concerts in the Park

image1Location: Muskrat Park on Green Street
Times: June 15 to August 31, Thursday nights from 6:30-8 p.m.

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.

August 11—Classic Motor Museum Opens to the Public

Classic Motor Museum LogoCCMotorDates: Friday through Sunday of each week starting August 11-13, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The historic town of St. Michaels, Md. makes history again with a tribute to America’s love affair with the automobile and the open road. The Classic Motor Museum opened its doors on April 22nd with a grand opening celebration. It’s the only museum of its kind in the mid-Atlantic between Pennsylvania and North Carolina, and it has a unique educational mission. Fans of classic vehicles will find a rotating collection that offer a different experience with each return visit.  The collection will include pre World War II classics, post WWII sports cars, and modern specialty cars like Corvettes, Mustangs and rat rods.  Visitors will also be able to pore over an extensive collection of motoring artifacts, including classic models and a comprehensive automotive library.   And it doesn’t end there.  The price of admission will support the non-profit museum’s mission to educate and train young people in the art and craft of classic vehicle restoration and maintenance. Classes are already underway. The grand opening is the culmination of five years of planning, fundraising and building. It began in the Spring of 2012 when Talbot County came to the Commissioners of St. Michaels looking for ideas to boost tourism. They came up with the concept of a classic motor museum, but decided it would be more than a tourist attraction. Museum President, Tad duPont, says, “Right from the start we saw the museum as a way to give back to the community.” In addition to the educational program, part of the museum proceeds will go to charitable organizations in the county, once the museum pays off its construction debt. It has all been made possible though the generosity of donors and volunteers.  duPont points out that not a single tax dollar has been spent on the museum.

In addition, the museum is selling raffle tickets to win a classic 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Roadster. Raffle tickets are $50 each and only 500 will be sold.

The Classic Motor Museum is located at 102 E. Marengo St. in St. Michaels. After the grand opening celebration, the museum will be open four days a week, Thursday through Sunday beginning April 27th.

September—St. Michaels “Goes Purple”

a6a2b9_9ccd2ccd5f694ce6bee8bd8f98b1d5c0~mv2_d_1498_1498_s_2Help St. Michaels Stand Up Against Substance Abuse! To show support for the “Talbot Goes Purple” awareness effort sponsored by the Sheriff’s Office and Tidewater Rotary, the Town of St. Michaels will string purple lights on the trees on Talbot Street.

You can participate! Sponsor a Purple Light Bulb to be hung on Talbot Street from September 9 to September 30. You can request a personal message up to 30 letters or just a name. Choose as many light bulbs as you wish for a cost of $50 each. Download an application HERE.

For more information, visit TalbotGoesPurple.org

St. Michaels “Goes Purple” events and participation throughout the month of September!

• Guest Oyster Shucking Night with Joe Gamble at Awful Arthur’s on September 7
• Tri-Cycle and Run is doing a “Talbot Goes Purple Free Run” on September 9. They are asking everyone to bring blessing bags which will be donated to an organization determined by “Talbot Goes Purple.”
• Justine’s is doing a “Purple Shake” for the month of September
• “Talbot Goes Purple” will have an information table at Watermen’s Appreciation Day on Sunday, August 13.

September 2—CBMM Charity Boat Auction

CBMM_BoatAuction_2011_03Date: Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, September 2, 2017.
Gates open at 8 am; auction begins at 11 am
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM)

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) is hosting its 18th annual Charity Boat Auction with proceeds benefiting the children and adults served by the museum. The live auction begins at 11 a.m. along the museum’s waterfront campus, where more than 90 boats—ranging in size and performance from sailing dinghies to cabin cruisers, and everything in between—will be auctioned off to the highest bidders. CBMM’s Boat Donations Program Manager Lad Mills takes donations and resells boats throughout the year, holding aside some of his inventory for the annual auction. Mills travels up and down the east coast working with boat owners and potential buyers wishing to support the museum through boat donations and sales.

“The revenue generated by the auction goes directly toward helping the museum’s educational programs and maintaining its antiquities,” says Mills. “Let us take an unused or unwanted boat off your hands, and you can receive a nice tax deduction. Each donated boat helps the museum do great things for the people we serve.”

The event also includes a flea market-style tag sale from 9 a.m. till noon in which visitors are able to purchase a variety of used boating gear, including ground tackle, electrical equipment, hardware, rope or chain, ladders, fishing tackle, motors, and more.

Beginning at noon, beer and barbeque will be available for purchase. A majority of the auction boats can be viewed atwww.cbmm.org/boatauction, with inventory updated weekly. Boat sales are on-going throughout the year, with all auction boats subject to sale prior to the auction. Auction boats will be available for inspection at the museum, several days prior to the auction.

Advance bids will be accepted, and can be called in at 410-745-2916 until noon on September 2. On September 2, the campus gates open at 8 a.m., with early admission at $5 per person until 1:30 p.m. After 1:30 p.m., admission returns to the regular daily rates of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students with a college ID, and $6 for children between the ages of 6 and 17. Children under 6 and museum members are admitted free.

To donate a boat or items for the tag sale, or for a fully updated listing of the boats up for auction, please contact Lad Mills at 410-745-4942.

To donate a boat or items for the tag sale, or to call in advance bids by 12 noon on Auction Day, contact 410-745-4961

See more at CBMM Website.

September 2&3—Labor Day Weekend Art Show and Sale

See Forever a painting by Donna FinleyDate: Saturday, September 2nd from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, September 3rd from 12:30 to 5 pm.
Location: “Under the tent” at St. Luke’s UMC, 304 S. Talbot Street

St. Michaels Art League Labor Day Weekend Show and Sale with Banner Sales and Artist Demonstrations

The St. Michaels Art League will hold its Annual Art Show and Sale, over Labor Day weekend, Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd, under a tent at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church on Talbot Street, St. Michaels. This show is free and open to the public. Art will be available for sale. Many exhibiting artists will be on site to discuss their art and answer questions about their work.

Painting by Donna Finley “See Forever”

Banner 2017 Jane Anderson _Garden Hens_2017 Talbot Street Banners Featured at SMAL Labor Day Show

Talbot Street in St. Michaels is once again sporting its annual finery – the colorful art banners of 2017! Now in its eighth year, this event is a favorite with residents and visitors alike, compliments of the members of the St. Michaels Art League.

Artist members offer their talents with paintings designed to “Celebrate St. Michaels”. Each year, the banners are produced through a collaboration of the St. Michaels Art League, Talbot County advocates, and local merchants.

Patrons will have an additional opportunity to purchase original banner paintings during the League’s Labor Day weekend art show on the grounds of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church on Talbot Street. The outdoor banners made from these paintings can be purchased directly from the artists in December when the banners are taken down from the street poles.

St. Michaels Art League membership is open to artists and art enthusiasts. Information on events, meetings, and membership can be found at www.smartleague.org. Sincere appreciation is extended to the Talbot Arts Council, St. Michaels Branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Choptank Electric Cooperative, and local merchants for their continued support of the banner program.

Mark your calendars for this wonderful show of art for by members of the League. For more information visit www.smartleage.org or contact Joan Cranor at 410-310-8382 or Janet Prieger at 410-745-2329.

The St. Michaels Art League is sponsored, in part, with generous support from the Talbot County Arts Council.

Banner by Jane Anderson “Garden Hens”

September 9, 7:30 p.m.—Shakespeare in the Park “Hamlet”

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Directed by Kyler Taustin, Brown Box Theatre Project

ST. MICHAELS: Saturday, September 9, 2017, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Muskrat Park | 207 Willow Green Street
(In case of rain, go to the St. Michaels Middle High School Auditorium)

Free Outdoor Shakespeare returns with Brown Box’s most ambitious production yet. Hamlet, Shakespeare’s pivotal work, delves deep into the recesses of human consciousness in a raw and unforgiving examination of a treacherous political landscape and one Prince’s struggle with the weighty consequences of action, inaction, pain, numbness, and the ever-terrifying unknown. Murder, treason, intrigue, and betrayal culminate to form this harrowing and timeless theatrical masterpiece. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Bringing a chair or blanket is recommended. For more details visit www.brownboxtheatre.org

September 9—Second Saturday “Art Night Out”

Gravely Art Patrons at SMAL exhibitSt. Michaels Second Saturday “Art Night Out” In Fall of 2016, St. Michaels launched their monthly Second Saturday “Art Night Out” celebrations. The next Second Saturday is July 8th. Take a walking tour of St. Michaels’ six fine art galleries that are all centrally located on Talbot Street.

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September TBD—Children’s Art Day

Children's Art Day photo 1Date: Saturday, September TBD, 2017, 9 a.m. to Noon
Location: On the lawn of St. Luke’s Methodist Church located at 304 S. Talbot Street.

The St. Michaels Art League is pleased to announce that again this year it will host its popular, annual CHILDREN’S ART DAY. This fun event is FREE and open to all children wanting to try painting under the coaching and guidance of League member artists. The League supplies all materials for the children to create their own art work, to include acrylic paints, brushed, panels and easels. It is suggested that the children bring their own smocks from home.

The SMAL sponsors this event as a community service to promote children’s art, partnering with Ben Franklin Crafts and Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, and is, in part, sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council. For more information, call Joan Cranor, 410-310-8382, and visit www.smartleague.org.

September 17—Kirkin o’ the Tartan

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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 at 10:00 AM to process in for the 10:15 AM Service.  Ice Cream by Highland Creamery will follow immediately on the lawn.