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

“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 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

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

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Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM)


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 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, 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 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

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

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.

September TBD—St. Luke’s UMC Craft Show & Book Sale

Date: Saturday, September TBD, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

September TBD—Unity Day & Community Cookout

Unity DayDate: Saturday, September TBD from 11-4

Neighborly Community Cookout, everyone welcome! Music, fun and fellowship! The St. Michaels Community Center is joining forces with the St. Michaels Police Department and the Talbot Association of Clergy and Laity, founders of Unity Day, to make our annual block party even more of a celebration of community. Between our location at 103 Railroad Ave. in St. Michaels and the United Methodist Church on Freemont St., we’ll host an outdoor cookout, dance and games for neighbors and friends to enjoy. Hope to see you there!