Events


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

May 19—St. Michaels Running Festival

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Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Location: Start at St. Michaels Middle High School on Seymour Ave. Race day info

The St. Michaels Running Festival, now in its 8th 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 5k 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 20, 10 a.m.—Community Day at CBMM

52eaf788-7964-4d93-8c95-8e0c30d63bb8Dates: Sunday, May 20, 2018
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 20, 2018, 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.

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.

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.

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.

June 2—St. Luke’s UMC Strawberry Festival

strawberries-basket-2Date: June 2, 2018, 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 2nd 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 2, 10 a.m.—St. Michaels BrewFest

Brewfest-2014Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
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 2018 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!

June to August—Thursday Concerts in the Park

image1Location: Muskrat Park on Green Street
Times: June to August, 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!

Please, no alcoholic beverages in Muskrat Park.

June 15-17—CBMM Antique & Classic Boat Festival

18992671425_c8f2ee549a_oDates:Father’s Day Weekend, June 15, 16, 17, 2018
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 15-17 for the 30th annual Antique & 1903 Lawley Yacht Witchcraft Classic 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.

July 1-31—Art Hunt! St. Michaels Art League

13528421_1805450399684583_7662568057231681364_oArt Hunt is a free community program sponsored by the St. Michaels Art League. Artists provide one of their paintings to be placed in retail shops in St. Michaels. A scavenger hunt to locate a predetermined number of paintings happens throughout the month of July. Cards are printed with the images and the list of participating retailers and placed in the shops. People (adults and/or children) take the card and visit the participating retailers. As paintings are found the retailers stamp the card. Once the predetermined number of paintings have been located, participants turn the cards into Justine’s ice cream shop for a free ice cream cone. This year 20 retailers are participating along with 20 artists!

AT LEFT IS LAST YEAR’S CONTEST. LOOK FOT THE 2018 CONTEST SOON!

July—Independence Day Celebrations

cbmm25Fireworks in St. Michaels Harbor Saturday, June 30, 2018! Bring your lawn chairs and find a good spot in town! Or, come by boat and anchor out in the Miles River! Photo by Graham Scott-Taylor

Big Band Night at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Saturday, June 30th

In celebration of Independence Day, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. welcomes The Shades of Blue Orchestra for a live performance at its July TBD Big Band Night. The St. Michaels fireworks are scheduled to launch after dusk that evening, with CBMM’s waterfront campus a great venue from which guests can enjoy the fireworks. The rain date for the concert and fireworks is July TBD.

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 for return engagements. The orchestra is set to begin at 7:00 p.m., with the public 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.

CBMM’s exhibitions and campus will close at 5:00 p.m. for Big Band Night, and re-open at 6:00 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 ages 5 and under 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 education, exhibition, and restoration programs. For safety reasons, only service dogs are allowed on CBMM’s campus during Big Band Night, and other festivals. Leashed dogs are permitted during regular operating hours.

For more information, call 410-745-2916. CBMM website.
See more photos of Big Band Night in this Flickr Album: 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 to 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 speaker Pete Lesher of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 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, 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.