Events


June 3—St. Luke’s UMC Strawberry Festival

strawberries-basket-2Date: June 3, 2017, 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 3rd 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.

June 16-18—CBMM Antique & Classic Boat Festival

18992671425_c8f2ee549a_oDates:Father’s Day Weekend, June 16, 17, 18, 2017
Times:Fri. 11am – 5pm; Sat., 10 am-5 pm; Sun., 10 am-2 pm
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, Md.
Ticket Prices/Links: Pricing and more at http://cbmm.org/events/annual-festivals-and-special-events/antique-classic-boat-festival/
• $5 per person for CBMM Member Adults ages 18+ (CBMM Members at the Family & Friends level and above receive the $5 discounted admission for up to two adult guests.)
• $18.00 Adults
• $15.00 Seniors 62+ & students with ID
• $6.00 Kids 6-17
• Children ages 5 and under are free and CBMM Members ages 17 and under are free

VIEW EVENT PHOTOS HERE!

Wooden classics, vintage racers, and other antique and Chesapeake Bay-related boats are coming to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum June 17-19 for the 29th annual Antique & 1903 Lawley Yacht WitchcraftClassic Boat Festival and the Arts at Navy Point in St. Michaels, Md. Hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, this Father’s Day weekend event brings a sense of nostalgia to the Miles River and CBMM’s docks and campus, drawing some of the area’s finest classic boats, entertainment, food, and libations to the annual festival.

“With a competition among entrants for best restored and preserved boats, this festival attracts the best of the best when it comes to classic and antique boats,” commented ACBS-Chesapeake Bay Chapter Festival Chairman Chuck Warner. “The boats you’ll see are in pristine condition, with the festival offering the rare opportunity to see them all together.”

The show attracts the finest runabouts to yachts, including race boats, work boats, launches, hydroplanes, and utilities. Chris-Craft, Trumpy, Gar Wood, Donzi, and Lyman are among some of the boats represented.

This year’s festival will feature a special appearance of the 1903 Lawley yacht Witchcraft. Now sailing along the Chesapeake, the 66-foot Witchcraft was designed by B.B. Crowninshield for William Bowditch Rogers for use as a racing yacht on Lake Champlain and built by Boston’s famed Lawley boatyard in 1903.

The festival also features Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society performing live jazz on Saturday, June 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. from the Miles River-front decks of CBMM’s At Play on the Bay exhibition building.

Along with the East Coast’s largest gathering of antique and classic boats, the festival’s signature Arts at Navy Point pavilion brings more than 70 juried fine artists, craftspeople, and vendors offering nautical and maritime-themed items for boat and home.

Workshops and seminars, building demonstrations, family activities, and a nautical flea market will be available throughout the weekend, along with a selection of regional and grilled foods, music, and a Papa’s Pilar Rum bar for libations and other drinks. This year, Friday and Saturday bring “Historic Yachts of the Chesapeake” seminars to festival-goers, with times and more information available in the program given out at the event.

Children’s activities include boatbuilding craft projects, and the Hagerty Insurance Marine Youth Judging program, where youth learn about the award-winning qualities of preserved and restored classic boats. Along the Fogg’s Landing side of CBMM’s campus, the festival’s Field of Dreams features an array of restorable classic boats and motors, along with other items in a nautical flea market sale.

Scenic river cruises aboard the museum’s 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle will be offered throughout the festival, with boat rides and food an additional cost. For safety reasons, non-service dogs are prohibited at CBMM festivals. For more information, call 410-745-2916..

Visit www.chesapeakebayacbs.org for more information about the Chesapeake Chapter of the ACBS.

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 to August—Thursday Concerts in the Park

Location: Muskrat Park on Green Street

Times: June to August dates TBD, 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!
Click here to print a concert schedule

Please, no alcoholic beverages in Muskrat Park.

July—Independence Day Celebrations

cbmm25Fireworks in St. Michaels Harbor Saturday, July 1, 2017! Bring your lawn chairs and find a good spot in town! Or, come by boat and anchor our in the Miles River! Photo by Graham Scott-Taylor

Big Band Night at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Saturday, July 1
In celebration of Independence Day, the waterfront Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels is welcoming back The Shades of Blue Orchestra for a live performance at its July TBD Big Band Night. Two vocalists will join the 18-piece Shades of Blue Orchestra as they perform from the historic Tolchester Beach Bandstand.
The orchestra first played at CBMM’s 2014 Big Band Night, with numerous requests from patrons asking for a return performance.
With the performance beginning at 7 p.m., the public is invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets for an evening of music, dancing, and fireworks along the Miles River. Food, ice cream, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase during the event, which is generously sponsored by Eastern Shore Tents & Events.
Mixing together popular standards, a variety of musical styles, and dance-able rhythms, the Shades of Blue Orchestra combines brass, woodwind, and rhythm instruments to bring music from the 1930s to present to the museum’s 18-acre waterfront campus. The orchestra is conducted by Michael A. Walker, a military-trained musician of the Armed Forces School of Music and former member of the 229th Maryland Army National Guard Band.
The Baltimore-based orchestra has performed at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, M&T Bank Stadium, Camden Yards, the Smithsonian Institution, the Baltimore and D.C. Convention Centers, Ocean City’s Sunfest, and more. Shades of Blue’s musical selections have also been featured on cable’s Music Choice Big Band and Singers & Standards channels. Music samples and more information can be found online at www.shades-of-blue.com.
CBMM’s exhibits and campus will close early at 5 p.m. for Big Band Night, and re-open at 6 p.m. for guests to enter the campus for the event. Admission to Big Band Night is $6 for CBMM members and $10 for non-members, with children under 6 free. After 8:45 p.m., admission will be reduced to $2 for those watching the fireworks only. Proceeds benefit the children and adults served by CBMM’s educational, exhibit, and boat restoration programs.
For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during CBMM festivals, including Big Band Night. Leashed dogs are only permitted on the museum’s campus during regular operating hours.
With the St. Michaels fireworks scheduled to launch after dusk that evening, the museum’s Navy Point location offers a great waterfront venue from which visitors can enjoy the fireworks. For more information, call 410-745-2916 or visit the CBMM website.
See more photos of Big Band Night in this Flickr Album.

4th parade kids
Children’s Parade and Old-Fashioned Fourth Celebration at St. Michaels Museum at St. Mary’s Square
Date: July 4 (always!)
Great fun for all ages! Children’s parade is from 10-11 a.m. leaving St. Mary’s Square to Talbot Street, then back via Willow, Church and Mulberry Sts. to the Square. Children are encouraged arrive before 10 a.m. and to wear patriotic attire, decorate bikes and wagons, even pets, and join the parade! From 11-11:45 a.m., there will be flag raising, patriotic songs, benedictions and speakers to celebrate the 4th at the new front porch of the Teetotal building. On the lawn of the museum there will be children’s activities including games, face painting, a magic act and more! The SMFD will provide food and Scottish Highland Creamery will have ice cream. The St. Michaels Museum will be open and free to the public. Join Uncle Sam for the fun and spectacle of this traditional celebration.

July TBD—Plein Air Easton Kid’s Day in St. Michaels

IMG_4182_1Plein Air Flyer 2016 CELEBRATE PLEIN AIR IN ST. MICHAELS WITH CASCADING CARLOS
“Celebrate Plein Air in St. Michaels”, will take place on Tuesday, July TBD. A full afternoon of events begins at 1:00 p.m. in Muskrat Park with a Plein Air Kids Paint Out. There will be an open registration for ages 4 and up for the Paint Out that will take place from 1-3 p.m. Kids of all ages are welcome to come enjoy the various Art Stations that will be available from 1-4 p.m. in the park. Blair Shelby, Director of St. Luke’s Church School will entertain the kids with a sensory art program using the most unbelievable painting tools. There will also be face painting, various arts and craft tables and music from our local youth.  Children will also be entertained by Cascading  Carlos who will amaze them with his juggling skills, while he teaches them how to juggle. He is not a clown or magician, he is a juggler who clowns around and has a lot of illusions in his juggling show. Children will have the opportunity to tour the PWEC Fishmobile and touch a variety of turtles and reptiles. Prizes for the Paint Out will be presented at a 4 p.m. Awards Ceremony in the park. Every child who participates in the day will receive free ice cream courtesy of Justine’s. Artists from the Candleberry Gallery are working together with the Destination Imagination Team of Talbot County, NAHS St. Michaels High School, NAHS Easton High School, St. Luke’s Methodist Church School, Phillips Wharf Environmental, the Town of St. Michaels and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to bring this event to St. Michaels. This event is open to the public and is free of charge. Pre-registration can be made by contacting the Candleberry Gallery at 410-745-2420 or emailing info@candleberrygallery.com. Pre-registration is requested to help with purchasing supplies however, children can also register at the park. Donations are gladly accepted. PRINT A FLYER HERE.

July TBD—Fireman’s Carnival and Parade

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THE CARNIVAL IS CANCELLED FOR SUMMER 2016. LOOK FOR IT IN 2017!
Date:
July TBD, 2017
Location: St. Michaels Middle High School parking lot

Old-fashioned carnival with rides, games, bingo, cake wheel, cotton candy and much, much more. Look for the giant ferris wheel! Fireman’s parade on the last night of the carnival at 6 p.m. Advanced tickets for pay one price bracelets are on sale NOW! They are $18 and are available at the station or through Holley Guschke or Jessica Kastel. Pay one price night will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday! Call (410) 745-9393 for more information.

August 13—CBMM Waterman’s Appreciation Day & Crab Feast

11705139_1617107231907277_8879083437845795276_nDate: Sunday, August 13, 2017
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM)

GREAT EVENT PHOTOS HERE!

The 6th Annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day comes to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD on Sunday, August TBD to celebrate Chesapeake watermen and their heritage. This year’s festival features a reduced price, which includes a “watermen’s rodeo” boat docking contest, live music, and celebrity appearances.

Steamed crabs, beer, and other foods and beverages will be available for purchase. More food vendors are also being added to the festival to alleviate the long lines the event has seen in the past.

Beginning at 11 a.m., you can watch professionals in a spirited boat docking contest along Fogg’s Cove. Children’s on-the-water activities include a Pot Pie skiff rowing competition, with prizes awarded. Starting at noon, the classic rock, country, and blues sounds of Bird Dog and the Road Kings will have people tapping their toes and dancing along the museum’s waterfront as the region’s favorite band plays live from the historic Tolchester Beach Bandstand. Also beginning at noon, the day’s catch of steamed crabs, will be available for purchase, in addition to beer, water, soda, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, and more. Kids and families can enjoy games and activities throughout the day, including model boat building, a rowing competition, and more. Scenic river cruises aboard the museum’s 1920 buyboat, Winnie Estelle, will take festival-goers out on the Miles River throughout the day.

Bids can be placed on a number of silent auction items alongside the museum’s Small Boat Shed. Silent auction bids can be made up until 4:30 p.m., with proceeds supporting oyster restoration projects on the Bay.

Throughout the day, festival-goers can get an up-close view of the museum’s floating fleet of historic Chesapeake vessels, along with a selection of working watermen’s boats. Festival admission also includes entrance to CBMM’s exhibits. During the festival, visitors will have full access to CBMM’s 12 exhibit buildings, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse.

Admission to the 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. event will be collected at the gate the day of the event and includes the boat docking contest, celebrity appearances, and the Bird Dog and the Road Kings performance at $18 for adults, and $8 for kids 6-17, with all children under six admitted for free. Museum members along with licensed watermen and their families get discounted admission at $10 per adult, and $6 per child ages 6-17. Boat rides, steamed crabs, beer, and additional food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Proceeds benefit CBMM and the Talbot County Watermen’s Association. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

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

Last Light Over the BayOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADate:Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 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 is very pleased to announce its Columbus Day Weekend Show and Sale. The show that was scheduled for the Labor Day Weekend was unfortunately postponed due to pending bad weather, but the dates for the Columbus Day Weekend show of October 8th and 9th are great days to get out in the fresh air and enjoy this beautiful event of art and demonstrations.

Over 30 league artists will be displaying their original work. Framed designs for the “Celebrate St. Michaels” banners that hang on Talbot Street each year will be for sale, as well as previous years’ street banners. There will be artists demonstrating painting in mediums: acrylic, colored pencils, oils, pastels, and watercolors.

Top: Pastel painter, Jayne Hetherington, will be demonstrating at the show. Above is her painting: “Last Light Over the Bay”
Bottom: “Autumn Fruits” by Pat Lang

For more information, visit www.smartleague.org or contact Joan Cranor at 410-310-8382 or Janet Prieger at 410-745-2329.

This program is funded, in part, by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland Arts Council.

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