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 30&31—Daffodil Festival Weekend

2ND ANNUAL DAFFODIL FESTIVAL
Join us for our fabulous floral festival! Go on a Daffodil Walking 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 2019 event on the DAFFODIL FESTIVAL WEBSITE as they come in!

Daffodil Marketplace
Featuring daffodil inspired gifts and potted daffodils. Join with friends, neighbors, and visitors on the Daffodil Stage at the corner of Talbot and Mill Streets where judging for the hat contest, best home, street and window decorating, and Daffy-Dog Costume Contest will take place. Get creative!

Winning House, Winning Street in town with a Daffodil-inspired theme will vie for the decorating contest.

Daffodil Garden Tour
Saturday from 1-3 at the St. Michaels Women’s Club in Historic St. Mary’s Square. Free admission.

Historic Daffodil Tour
Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Meet at the St. Michaels Museum. $5 per person. Free admission to the museum.

Business Window Contest
Winning Business Windows in town with a Daffodil-inspired theme will vie for the coveted window decorating contest. Buy daffodils to decorate your window!

Daffy-Dog Costume Contest
Dress your pooch in a Daffodil theme! Saturday, March 31 at 11:30 a.m. at the marketplace on the corner of Talbot and Mill Streets.

Sunday Daffodil Lunches
Participating restaurants will offer special Daffodil inspired lunches on Sunday.

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

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 6-7—Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival

Dates: April 6-7, 2019, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Ophiuroidea and the Old Mill District located at 609 S. Talbot St.

Watch a video about the Sea Glass Festival Here!

The Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Art Festival will showcase over 30 artisans from all over the East Coast. Festival Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite sea glass and pottery shards to learn more about their pieces with fellow beachcombers.

The St. Michaels Winery will feature tastings of their Maryland made wines. Stop by their tent or join them in their tasting room next to Ophiuroidea.

As an added bonus, retail shops throughout town will also feature their favorite sea glass artisans all weekend long, a list of participating shops and galleries can be found on the festival website.

The festival will feature acoustic music by local Eastern Shore area musicians.

For tickets and a list of participating artisans, musicians, parking and general information, please visit www.seaglassfestival.com

For more information Contact Us or visit our Facebook page.

April 7-13—Restaurant Week

10th 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 7-13, 2019. 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.

April 13—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. Take a walking tour of St. Michaels’ six fine art galleries that are all centrally located on Talbot Street.

SECOND SATURDAY EVENTS – APRIL 13!

LOVE ART AND ST. MICHAELS?! Check out our Facebook Page “St. Michaels – Art Lives Here”

April 27 & 28—WineFest at St. Michaels

Date: Friday, VIP evening events. Saturday & Sunday, April 27 & 28, 2019 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.

May 17-18—Christ Church Spring Rummage Sale

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Location: Christ Church, Episcopal Parish

Donate your lightly used clothing, jewelry, books and household items for this semi-annual event to raise funds for the local charitable organizations. We have incredible bargains on spring/summer clothing for women, men and children, shoes, kitchenware, linens, jewelry, books, artwork, toys and furniture–and don’t miss our Ladies’ Boutique. See you there! www.christstmichaels.org

May 18—St. Michaels Running Festival

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Date: Saturday, May 8, 2019
Location: Start at St. Michaels Middle High School on Seymour Ave. Race day info.

The St. Michaels Running Festival, now in its 8th 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 7th St. Michaels Running Festival! For race info contact St. Michaels Running Festival.

May 19, 10 a.m.—Community Day at CBMM

52eaf788-7964-4d93-8c95-8e0c30d63bb8Dates: Sunday, May 19, 2019
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 19, 2019, 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.

June 1, 10 a.m.—St. Luke’s UMC Strawberry Festival

strawberries-basket-2Date: June 1, 2019, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Church Lawn and the Parking Lot are adorned with beautiful crafts. There is good music, lots of good food and almost perfect weather. The town of St. Michaels is comfortably filled with visitors and residents. What a great day!!! As always the show will take place on the first Saturday of June, June 1st this year on the lawn and the parking lot of St. Luke’s U. M. C. Eastern Shore Strawberries will be featured. Home-made Strawberry baked goods will be available for your enjoyment.

Vendor information may be obtained by contacting St. Luke’s Church at stlukeschurch21663@gmail.com or by calling 410-745-2534.