Events


March 10—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 March 10th. Take a walking tour of St. Michaels’ six fine art galleries that are all centrally located on Talbot Street.

SECOND SATURDAY EVENTS – MARCH 10!

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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 19-25—Restaurant Week

Screen Shot 2017-11-01 at 12.53.14 PMIt’s lucky number 9 for Talbot Restaurant Week.

The annual event, sponsored by the Talbot County Office of Tourism and the Talbot County Tourism Board, will be held March 19-25, 2018. 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.

March 24, 2-4 p.m.—Frederick Douglass 200th Birthday “Soul Food Dinner”

Frederick Douglass 200th Birthday Celebration Soul Food Dinner

Time & Location
March 24, 2018, Noon until EDT
Union United Methodist Church Parish Hall, 100 N. Fremont St, St. Michaels, MD 21663

About the Event
Food for Your Soul! Join us for this community event with spectacular comfort foods made by the hands of the congregation of Union United Methodist Church in St. Michaels. Menu includes Soul Food favorites of Chicken ($10), Pigs Feet ($11) and Ribs ($12) with delicious sides of Macaroni & Cheese or Potato Salad, Greens, Candied Yams, and Rolls.

We will enjoy music and a brief performance by special guest, Nathan Richardson, Frederick Douglass historian and reenactor. Richardson will also perform at 6:00 p.m. that evening along with the Covenant Gospel Choir under the direction of Leroy Potter at Frederick Douglass 200th Birthday Celebration “Cantata” at St. Michaels Middle High School Auditorium. MORE INFORMATION HERE!

March 24, 6 p.m.—Frederick Douglass 200th Birthday Celebration “Cantata”

Frederick Douglass 200th Birthday Celebration Cantata

Time & Location
March 24, 2018 at 6:00pm EDT
St Michaels Middle High School Auditorium, 200 Seymour Ave, St Michaels, MD 21663
The event is FREE. Seating is limited.

About The Event
Join us for a Frederick Douglass 200th Birthday Celebration Cantata. The event will combine a spoken word performance featuring Nathan Richardson with musical selections by the Covenant Gospel Choir under the direction of Leroy Potter. The themes celebrated in the “Cantata” include Frederick Douglass’ Eastern Shore upbringing, hardships, triumph, and accomplishments.

Mr. Richardson is a poet, author, spoken word performer, and Douglass historian from Norfolk, VA. Richardson captures completely the physical and spiritual essence of the former slave and great writer, orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. He has devoted tremendous time and talent in understanding his character and honing his interpretation and presentation of Douglass. The Covenant Gospel Choir brings together enthusiastic singers from area churches including Christ Episcopal Church, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and Union United Methodist Church, as well as Royal Oak Community Church and New St. John’s United Methodist Church in Wittman and is sponsored by the Covenant Churches. Covenant Churches works to unite the Bay Hundred Community by sponsoring a Lenten program, an Easter sunrise service and a combined church June tent service, among other initiatives including this special performance in honor of Frederick Douglass. This performance will be directed by Leroy Potter, music director at Union Baptist Church in Easton. Mr. Potter offers unique leadership with his infectious communication of the Gospel spirit.

Join us in St. Michaels before the “Cantata” at 2 p.m. for a Frederick Douglass 200th Birthday Celebration “Soul Food Dinner” at Union United Methodist Church in St. Michaels. MORE INFORMATION HERE!

April to October—Farmers Market

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

Click here to watch a video about the St. Michaels FarmFresh Market

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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 7-8—Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival

Seaglass 2017Dates: April 7-8, 2018, 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 a list of participating artisans, musicians, parking and general information, please visit www.seaglassfestival.com

$5 admission for both days. Children under 12 Free. Pets welcome!

For more information Contact Us or visit our Facebook page.

April 14&15—Daffodil Festival Weekend

Daffodil Festival LogoSt. 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.

Our community project, currently underway, will be the 2018 Daffodil Festival scheduled for next April which included the planting of over 20,000 daffodils in the Fall of 2017 throughout the town of St. Michaels. Festivities are designed to encourage visitors and to benefit residents and businesses alike. St. Michaels Community groups, merchants, and residents show support through the display of daffodils and through participation in our Daffodil Festival Events.

Planned activities include a Daffodil Weekend Parade, Daffy-Dog Costume Pageant, Daffodil Garden Tours and More!

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

April 27-29—WineFest at St. Michaels

WineFest2Date: Friday, VIP evening events. Saturday & Sunday, April 27-29, 2018 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 9th 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.

April 27&28—Christ Church Spring Rummage Sale

Rummage Sale Fall 2014-8303Dates: Friday and Saturday, April 27&28, 2018 (Donations accepted Mon-Wed)
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