Events


December TBD, 2-4 p.m.— Santa’s Secret Workshop at the Y

CELEBRATE THE SEASON AT THE Y! Sunday, December TBD; 2-4 pm

We’re turning the YMCA into a winter wonderland with gifts galore! Bring the kiddos to the Y where they can “shop” for a gift for that special someone. All children will be able to pick out at least one gift and our elves will gladly wrap and bag the gifts so there’s no peeking. While here, they can sit on Santa’s lap and have a picture taken with the big guy (professional photos will be available for purchase). We’ll also be offering cookies and cocoa to kids of all ages!

This FREE event is open to the ENTIRE COMMUNITY…so call the YMCA today to reserve your spot. We’ll see your family in December!

ST MICHAELS FAMILY YMCA
A Branch of the YMCA of the Chesapeake
1013 S Talbot Street, St Michaels MD 21663
410.745.5963 www.ymcachesapeake.org

December 7-9—Christmas in St. Michaels

Golden_2013 Parade 9View our lovely Christmas Video here!

Dates: December 7-9, 2018
Locations throughout the town

Friday, Gala at Miles River Yacht Club

Saturday, Breakfast with Santa, Mid-Shore Band (Railroad), Celebration of Choirs UUMC, Parade, Santa Wonderland, Tour of Homes all weekend

Sunday, Tour of Homes all weekend

Christmas in St. Michaels is held annually the second weekend in December in historic St. Michaels, Maryland. For more than a quarter-century, both ticketed and free events including the Tour of Homes, Holiday Gala, Breakfast with Santa and largest Holiday Parade on the Eastern Shore have celebrated the arrival of the Christmas season. Proceeds from ticketed events and the sales of our very popular Collectors Ornaments have raised more than one million dollars to directly benefit local non-profit organizations in our community. We invite you to join us as we welcome Santa, the Christmas spirit and the joy of giving.

For more information, visit www.christmasinstmichaels.org

December 7&8—Christmas Train Village

IMG_1492Date: Friday & Saturday, December 7 & 8, 2018, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: St. Michaels Community Center

Join our community for a Christmas Train Village Display, Gift Sale and Holiday Baked Goods Packages. No charge to see the trains. Donations accepted. Bring the whole family!

February 14—Valentine’s Day

St. Michaels Xf V-day 300x600Winter is a very romantic time in St. Michaels! Cozy inns, elegant and relaxed dining, wonderful shops (many with lovely jewelry, hint, hint.)
Valentine’s day is Tuesday, February 14th
Watch a Winter Romance video here!

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Here are some of the things they are saying about us:

“My day to day life is very stressful and I don’t really have a lot of time to relax. I finally got a weekend off and my boyfriend surprised me with a romantic weekend getaway to St. Michaels. The owners were extremely nice and helpful. They gave us the best tips for our weekend and were very accommodating. We had room 1 on the first floor. It was cozy with a king size bed, very comfortable, and nice little fireplace for the evening. We did not have a tv in our room which was absolutely amazing for getting away. However, there was a tv in the lounge area with dvd’s, plenty of books to read and complimentary coffee, hot tea, cider, hot chocolate, and little pastries. Each morning we awoke to the amazing smells coming from the kitchen and warm voices for conversation. The food was incredible. Fresh ingredients all prepared each morning. I really appreciate the care they put into everything. They shared stories about the history of the town and we always had an abundance of conversation. The town was quaint and beautiful with a lot of neat little stores and excellent cuisine. Weather was great with a slight breeze from the water. We will definitely be back.”

“My choice for a weekend winter escape! No Crowds! Shopping, Cafés, Museums, Pubs & Saloons, all with no crowds! ENJOY!”

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 Parade
Join us for our fabulous floral festival parade! Design a float or just be a fan! Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m. on Talbot Street! Look for exciting details for the 2019 event on the DAFFODIL FESTIVAL WEBSITE as they come in!

Daffodil Tailgate Picnic
Get creative! Prizes awarded at the end of the parade for the best daffodil decorated hat!
…after Parade Tailgate Picnic in Hollis Park
Join with friends, neighbors, and visitors for a Tailgate Picnic in Hollis Park where judging for the parade and hat contest will take place. Bring your own picnic!

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

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

Daffodil Festival Hat
Be the first to wear our new Daffodil Festival Hat. Get yours today at Long & Foster Real Estate office at 109 S. Talbot Street in St. Michaels. Only $20 each!

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! Sunday, March 31 at 11:30 a.m. in Muskrat Park on Willow Street
Daffodil Decorating Contest

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.

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!

March TBD—Restaurant Week

Screen Shot 2017-11-01 at 12.53.14 PMIt’s lucky number 10 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 TBD, 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 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 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.

April TBD—Christ Church Spring Rummage Sale

Rummage Sale Fall 2014-8303Dates: Friday and Saturday, April TBD, 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