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.

April 22, 2-6 p.m.—Classic Motor Museum “Grand Opening”

CMM CCDates: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 2-6 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 opens its doors to the public on April 22nd with a grand opening celebration from 2 to 6 p.m. 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.

The Grand Opening celebration will help. Tickets are $50 and will be available at the door, or through the museum website at http://www.classicmotormuseumstmichaels.org. 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.

April 29 & 30—WineFest at St. Michaels

WineFest2Date: Friday, VIP evening events. Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30, 2017 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 7th 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 St. Michaels” using a WineFest map as their guide or ride the shuttle buses provided by WineFest.

May 1, 5 p.m.—Art Trail Ribbon Cutting

St. Michaels Art Trail Opens
Monday, May 1st, at 5 p.m.

Winners of the competition to install sculpture on the St. Michaels Rails to Trails bike path have been announced. Five proposals will take shape on the trail May 1st between Boundary Lane and W. Chew Ave.
Local author and retired real estate broker Ann Hymes conceived the idea and sponsored the $500 prizes for each winner.

“Submissions were an interesting mix of ideas, color, texture, and fun,” explains Hymes. “The other two judges and I were looking for sculpture that would interest and delight walkers and bikers on our wonderful bike path. “Multiple entries were welcome, and I am thrilled with the enthusiasm and response.”

The winners are: “Cosmic Energy, Earth’s Life Forces,” by Mario Tama, with Leah Bell & Nick Frock; “Seeking Refuge,” by Karen O’Dowd; “Y Recycle?” by the St. Michaels YMCA; “Yarn Bombing” by Parker Herron; and “Fisher King” by Cole Meyerhoff.

The public is invited to come meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at the W. Chew Ave. end of the Art Trail, at the park.

May 12 & 13—Christ Church Spring Rummage Sale

Rummage Sale Fall 2014-8303Dates: Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, 2017 (Donations accepted Mon-Wed May 8-10)
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 13—Second Saturday “Art Night Out”

Gravely Art Patrons at SMAL exhibitSt. Michaels Second Saturday “Art Night Out”

On Saturday, September 10, St. Michaels launched their monthly Second Saturday “Art Night Out” celebrations. The next Second Saturday is May 13th. Take a walking tour of St. Michaels’ six fine art galleries that are all centrally located on Talbot Street.

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

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An exhibit that will explore the 75-year art history of St. Michaels watercolorist, Barbara Jablin, will take place at the A.M. Gravely Gallery, 408 S. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, Maryland from April 8 to the 30th. A reception will be held on Saturday, April 8th, 5 to 7 pm at the A.M. Gravely Gallery, as part of the Second Saturday St. Michaels Art Walk. Barbara Jablin has had a long career as an artist. You are invited to experience this artist’s early work as a courtroom artist, illustrator, teacher, and today’s exquisite watercolor paintings. The A.M. Gravely Gallery is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 6pm and Sundays to Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm. For more information please call 410/745-5059, email amgart@aol.com, and visit www. amgravelygallery.com.

May 20—St. Michaels Running Festival

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Location: Start at St. Michaels Middle High School on Seymour Ave. Race day info

The St. Michaels Running Festival, now in its 7th 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 10k and half marathon 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 and SMYLE. 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 6th St. Michaels Running Festival! For race info contact St. Michaels Running Festival.

May 21—Community Day at CBMM

52eaf788-7964-4d93-8c95-8e0c30d63bb8Dates: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Times: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, Md.
Ticket Prices/Links: FREE

As a way of saying thank you to the regional community, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is hosting its second free Community Day on Sunday, May 21, 2017, with all festivities taking place on CBMM’s Fogg’s Landing, and including free admission for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, free boat rides, and more.

Highlights for this year’s event include the opportunity to see the schooner Sultana dockside, along with numerous family activities and special exhibitions. The event’s generous sponsors include CBMM’s Friends Board, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Curtis Stokes & Associates, Talbot County Free Library, and What’s Up? Magazine.

The day’s events kick off at 9:00 a.m. with the Bay Hundred Covenant Churches’ tent service, with festival guests invited to attend, and continues to 5:00 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.

The day’s live music includes performances by Blind Wind, an award-winning local band fronted by 14-year-old blind harmonica player, Cole Moran, along with his father, Frankie Moran on guitar and vocals. Their repertoire includes bluegrass, country, Americana classic rock, reggae, fiddle tunes, and more.

CBMM’s Model Sailing Club will hold a radio-controlled skipjack regatta from the Steamboat Building’s docks and along Fogg’s Cove from 11:00 a.m. until noon. Afterwards, festival-goers will have the opportunity to try their hand at operating the radio-controlled boats.

The Talbot County Free Library will be hosting several programs throughout CBMM’s free Community Day, including a presentation in the Van Lennep Auditorium by Maryland author and storyteller, Ed Okonowicz on “Delmarva Tales, Legends, and Ghost Stories” at noon, and a performance by Blue Sky Puppet Theatre at 1:00 p.m. Families can also explore the Chesapeake’s critters in the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s Fishmobile, with children invited to participate in a footrace hosted by Chesapeake Sports Alliance.

While enjoying the festivities, Community Day guests can enjoy a climb to the top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, talk with shipwrights and apprentices engaged in wooden boatbuilding and restoration in the boatyard, and explore any 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.

While at Community Day, guests can also watch the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, now underway in the boatyard through 2018. Special exhibitions include Potomac Waterfowling: Gunning the Nation’s Rivers, and Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake, featuring 80 photographs curated from the more than 10,000 by de Gast in CBMM’s collection. Potomac Waterfowling opens April 8, 2017 and continues through March, 2018, with Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake opening May 12, 2017, through April, 2018.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving more than 77,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures. 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 26—Theater in the Park “Songs for a New World”

SFANW-5x5-Web-Image-v2Theatre in the Park
Directed by Kyler Taustin, Brown Box Theatre Project

ST. MICHAELS: Friday, May 26, 2017, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Muskrat Park | 207 Willow Green Street
(In case of rain, go to the Christ Church, Etherton Hall, 103 Willow Street)
Be sure to put the Shakespeare in the Park performance of Hamlet on your calendar! Saturday, September 9th at 7:30 p.m.

“It’s about one moment.”

Songs for a New World, Jason Robert Brown’s breathtaking song
cycle, weaves together the stories and voices of a diverse cast of
characters in a musical journey that transcends time and space. A
soaring, vibrant score transports the audience through a
mesmerizing exploration of the unknown world and the tough
choices that follow. Bursting with life and discovery, Songs for a
New World
begs to be liberated from the walls of a theater, and will
be presented at over 10 outdoor venues throughout Massachusetts
and Delmarva as Brown Box’s premier musical spectacular.

Songs for a New World is performed outdoors and seating is on the lawn. For your comfort, feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, including weather updates and rain locations, visit www.brownboxtheatre.org

June 3—St. Michaels BrewFest

Brewfest-2014Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ticket Prices/Links:
General Admission $38.50 per person – Click here for tickets!
VIP Ticket/Cruise $100 per person – Click here for tickets!
Designated Drivers $5 – available at the door!
Locations: Throughout the town

StMike2016St. Michaels Brewfest 2017 will feature over 70 beers including one-off’s, seasonals, collaborations and casks from local, regional & national breweries. More to come…cheers! This will all take place at three locations within easy walking distance in the heart of St Michael’s, MD…the Old Mill behind Eastern Shore Brewing Co, Foxy’s and Town Dock, and The Crab Claw Restaurant. Along with great beer & ales, we’ll have live music and delicious food. Last year was a sellout, this year we’re adding a VIP Package, so be sure to get your tickets early!

patriotVIP Beer Cruise! Can it get any better?! Tickets are $100, you’ll board at 10:30 (next to the Crab Claw Venue), enjoy a 1 hour and 15 min cruise, talking about beers, and drinking beers only available to you. Disembark at 11:45 p.m. and directly enter the event at the Crab Claw venue. No check-in lines, let the day begin! {Due to the nature of this venue, there will be no Designated Driver tickets available or allowed.}

Brewery List so far:

Dogfish Head Brewery – BBC – 16 Mile Brewery – Tall Tales Brewery – Eastern Shore Brewing Co – Real Ale Revival – 3rd Wave Brewing Co – Troegs Brewing Co – Devils Backbone Brewing Co. – Victory Brewing Co – Flying Dog – Port City Brewing Co. – Yards – Duclaw – Terrapin – Southern Tier – Brewers Art – Burley Oak – Lagunitas – Union Craft Brewery – DC Brau – Allagash – and that’s just to start with….

For more information visit the BrewFest website!