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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- May 2016


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  • My Fair Lady

  • Sunday ,   |  Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 3pm
  • This event runs April 15 to May 1
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: The Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/fair-lady/all/
  • My Fair Lady THREE WEEKENDS! April 15 - May 1 Book And Lyrics By Alan Jay Lerner, Music By Frederick Loewe, Based On The Play “Pygmalion” By George Bernard Shaw Directed By Tess Hogans Musical Director Julie Lawrence

  • Paint the Town event

  • Sunday ,
  • This event runs April 28 to May 1
  • Location: 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • Over fifty artists from all over the east coast will arrive in Chestertown for four days of plein air painting/drawing of the historic streetscapes, colorful Farmers Market, beautiful Chester River, and surrounding rural landscapes of Kent County.

  • Short Attention Span Theatre AUDITIONS! NEW DATES!

  • Sunday ,   |  Sat, 4/30 @ 11am, Tues, May 3 @ 7pm, Thurs, May 5 @ 7pm
  • This event runs April 30 to May 5
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: The Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevents/category/auditions/
  • OPEN AUDITIONS!
    SATURDAY, APRIL 30 @ 11am
    TUESDAY, MAY 3 @ 7pm
    THURSDAY, MAY 5 @ 7pm

    ALL ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION! Those who wish to audition but are unable to attend auditions are invited to contact the theater at 410-810-2060 to make other arrangements. We are also looking for volunteers and stage crew including set builders, painters, costumers. Anyone interested in helping should stop by the Garfield during the scheduled audition times to leave contact information. Short Attention Span Theatre offers an evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just long enough.

  • Tenth Annual Taste of the Town

  • Sunday ,   |  Noon - 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Fountain Park, Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact: Andy Goddard
  • Phone: 443-480-1987
  • Email: andysctown@Atlanticbb.net
  • URL:  www.tasteofchestertown.com
  • One of Chestertown's signature events, it pairs restaurants and diners, farm and chefs from throughout the county. Sample dishes include everything from crab soup to pulled pork, fresh mozzarella appetizers, gnocchi, and Mexican hot chocolate brownies. Local beers and wines also on hand. In the demo booth, Chefs will create dishes from a mystery basket of local foods. Tickets available on line in advance and at the door.

  • Heron Point Art Exhibit titled "Favorite Artwork"

  • Sunday ,   |  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
  • This event runs May 1 to May 31
  • Location: 491 Cormorant Court
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • Resident artists and art collectors show their favorite artwork at Heron Point of Chestertown, MD , 501 Campus Ave. Chestertown.MD. for the month of May.

  • Paint the Town "Second Look"

  • Sunday ,   |  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • This event runs May 1 to May 28
  • Location: 315 High St., Suite 106
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • Plein air paintings and drawings created during the Paint the Town weekend will be on exhibit for a "second look."

  • Shrubbery Auction

  • Sunday ,   |  11:00 a.m. inspection, 1:00 p.m. auction
  • Location: 90 East Cross St Galena Md
  • Contact: Galena Vol. Fire Company
  • Phone: 410-648-5050
  • Trees, Bushes, Plants (flowers & veg.) for auction

  • Wine Seminar, Session III: The Art and Science of Blending Wine

  • Sunday ,   |  2- 4pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard and Winery
  • Contact: Crow Vineyard & Winery
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL:  crowvineyardandwinery.com
  • Work side by side with winemaker, Catrina, to explore the value of blending wines. See the process Crow uses to blend wines, and sample some of Crow's future wines. Limited to 15, to register go to crowvineyardandwinery.com click on events tab. cost: $20.

  • Assistive Technology Parent Workshop

  • Wednesday ,   |  6pm
  • Location: Kent County Middle School media center
  • Contact: KCPS Family Resource Center
  • Phone: 410-778-5708
  • Email: fsupport@kent.k12.md.us
  • A workshop for parents to explore the ways that assistive technology can support students' success in school and in life. Jolene McSheen of Queen Anne's County Public Schools will discuss the range of assistance available, from simple aids such as pencil-grips to high-tech apps for tablets, and many options in between. Come learn more!

  • Breaking the Cycle Film Series

  • Wednesday ,   |  May 4 / 6:30pm PAPER TIGERS May 12 / 6:30pm THE RAISING OF A
  • This event runs May 4 to May 26
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/breaking-cycle-film-series/2016-05-04/
  • Join us for a special film series and discussion about the importance of connection, relationship, listening deeply and observing what kids are saying and doing.

  • Symphonic Band & Jazz Ensemble

  • Thursday ,   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: Washington College Department of Music
  • Phone: 410-778-7836
  • URL:  www.washcoll.edu/live/events/8669-symphonic-band-jazz-ensemble
  • The Department of Music presents the Symphonic Band & Jazz Ensemble.

  • Film- Chasing Ice

  • Thursday ,   |  6:30pm
  • Location: Sumner Hall, 206 S Queen Street
  • Contact: Chestertown Environmental Committee
  • Phone: 443-480-1987
  • URL:  www.chestertown.com/environment
  • Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. FREE and open to the public

  • Friends of the Kent County Public Library Used Book Sale

  • Thursday ,
  • This event runs May 5 to May 8
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Friends of the Kent County Public Library
  • URL:  www.friendsofthekcpl.org
  • Used Books, Games, DVDs and More!
    Thursday, May 5th, 5:30-7:30 Members night. Not a member? Join that night for $10!
    Friday, May 6th, 10:00-8:00 First Friday
    Saturday, May 7th, 10:00-3:00 Some items half price
    Sunday, May 8th, 10:00-3:00 Box Day, $5 a box

  • History Happy Hour

  • Friday ,   |  4:00 pm
  • Location: Bordley History Center
  • Contact: Historical Society of Kent County
  • Phone: 410-778-3499
  • URL:  www.kentcountyhistory.org
  • Learn more about Kent County and Maryland history while enjoying a glass of wine.

  • Barbara Zuehlke

  • Friday ,   |  Opening reception 5-8pm
  • This event runs May 6 to May 29
  • Location: 239 High St.
  • Contact: The Artists' Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Barbara paints in watercolor and oils. She does beautiful florals as well as landscapes of the Eastern shore.

  • Zerbini Family Circus

  • Friday ,   |  5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Civic Center
  • Contact: Rock Hall Lions Club
  • Phone: 410-310-6824
  • Family fun at the circus. Enjoy rides, games and animals. One evening, two shows: 5 & 7.

  • RiverArts "4 by 4" Exhibition

  • Friday ,   |  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • This event runs May 6 to May 28
  • Location: 315 High St., Suite 106
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • 4 artists each select one artist that creatively inspires them (invitational/group exhibit)

  • First Friday: Revolutionary Theatre

  • Friday ,   |  5:30pm and 6:15pm
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • Revolutionary theatre directed by Bradley.

  • Festive Fridays on Main

  • Friday ,   |  Starting at 5:30pm
  • This event runs May 6 to October 28
  • Location: Rock Hall Main Street
  • Contact: Owen Mccoy
  • Phone: 443-480-1893
  • URL:  http://www.rockhallmd.com/town-hall/news/festive-fridays-main
  • Looking for a fun way to start your weekend? The Town of Rock Hall is launching a new event, to be scheduled at 5:30 PM every Friday during the summer, called "Festive Fridays on Main". This event, featuring live entertainment, will have something of interest for the whole family, including some Main Street merchants keeping their doors open for business.

  • Chester River Youth Choir Concert: Poets Sing

  • Friday ,   |  7pm
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/cryc-spring-concert/
  • Chester River Youth Choir Spring Concert: POETS SING!
    Directed by Julie Lawrence
    Musical selections incorporating the poems of William Shakespeare
    Lewis Carroll, Christina Rosetti, Robert Lewis Stevenson, Emily Dickinson & Paul Dunbar

  • First Friday in Downtown Chestertown

  • Friday ,   |  5pm - 8pm
  • Location: Downtown
  • Contact: Downtown Chestertown Association
  • Email: downtownchestertown@gmail.com
  • URL:  www.facebook.com/downtownchestertown
  • Explore Chestertown's vibrant Arts & Entertainment District and enjoy longer shopping hours every First Friday of the month. Many retailers and galleries are open from 5-8pm and feature special exhibits, entertainment and refreshments. Restaurants entice with happy hour specials and unique culinary creations. Check our Facebook event page monthly for details!

  • Savage Race

  • Saturday ,   |  9:00 a.m.
  • Location: Hopkins Farm and Outdoor Entertainment
  • Contact: Savage Race
  • Email: info@savagerace.com
  • URL:  www.savagerace.com
  • It’s more than just a race. It’s about setting personal goals and smashing them. It’s about pushing your limits to defeat the world’s best obstacles. It’s about teamwork and friendship. It’s about the amazing people you will meet on the course. It’s about the mud, the fire, and the Facebook pics. It’s about creating the memory of a lifetime.

  • Dogwood Festival Baby Contest

  • Saturday ,   |  Registration 11:30am Contest Starts 12:10pm
  • Location: Galena Town Park In the Pavilion
  • Contact: Debbie Conner
  • Phone: 410-708-0704
  • Email: debconner@verizon.net
  • Dogwood Festival Baby Contest is open to girls and boys from newborns to six years old. Sponsored by Soroptimist International of Kent & Queen Anne's Counties, MD.

  • Mother's Day Floral Arrangement Class

  • Saturday ,   |  2pm - 4pm
  • Location: Great Oak Manor
  • Contact: Great Oak Manor
  • Phone: 410-778-5943
  • Email: info@greatoakmd.com
  • URL:  http://www.greatoakmd.com/blog/2016/03/mothers-day-on-the-eastern-shore-chestertown
  • Create a beautiful medium size centerpiece including gorgeous, fragrant spring flowers like peonies, tulips and lilacs. Learn essential design skills, your arrangement would be a great gift for Mom or to keep, all tools and materials are included. We will have beverages including a sampling of wine from local Crow Vineyards. Spend a wonderful day at the Manor bonding with your favorite group of women!
    Class Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Class Cost: $60.00 per person
    Call 410-778-5943 to book today!

  • Dogwood Festival of Galena

  • Saturday ,   |  9am - 5pm
  • Location: Town of Galena
  • Contact: John Carroll
  • Phone: 410-708-0247
  • Email: john@villageagents.com
  • URL:  www.srbcinc.org
  • The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is set for Saturday, May 7, 2016. It will take place throughout Galena from 9am–5pm. Parade at 10am. There will be a Baby Contest, Crafts, Demonstrations, Exhibits and an Amusement Park. Family Oriented Magic, Mime, Story Telling, Song and Dance, Juggling and Monkey Business, 5k and plenty of Eastern Shore Food.

  • Sultana Public Paddle - Blue Heron Paddle

  • Saturday ,   |  10am - 12:30pm
  • Location: 105 S. Cross Street
  • Contact: Sultana Education Foundation
  • Phone: 410-778-6954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:  http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/public-paddles/
  • Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars! - See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/public-paddles/#sthash.Yp8lxOvf.dpuf

  • Mother's Day Brunch at Great Oak Manor

  • Sunday ,   |  3 Seatings 10am 11:30am & 1pm
  • Location: Great Oak Manor
  • Contact: Great Oak Manor
  • Phone: 410-778-5943
  • Email: info@greatoakmd.com
  • URL:  http://www.greatoakmd.com/blog/2016/03/mothers-day-on-the-eastern-shore-chestertown
  • Celebrate Mom in style at the beautiful Great Oak Manor for a delicious Mother's Day Brunch by Stewart's Catering. Enjoy views of the Chesapeake Bay while you sample delightful fare in great company. There are three seating available at 10:00 am, 11:30 am and 1:00 pm and Brunch is $35.00 per person plus tax and gratuity. Limited Seating is Available to Call 410-778-5943 to book today!

  • Andes Manta

  • Monday ,   |  10am
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • ANDES MANTA performs the vibrant music of the Andes on more than 35 traditional instruments. From the lyrical sound of the quena, or Andean Flute, to the haunting tones of the six-foot long pan-pipes, the music of ANDES MANTA is an experience that never fails to bring audiences to their feet.

  • Breaking the Cycle Film Series: THE RAISING OF AMERICA: EPISODE 1

  • Thursday ,   |  6:30pm
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/breaking-cycle-film-series/2016-05-12/
  • Join us for a special film series and discussion about the importance of connection, relationship, listening deeply and observing what kids are saying and doing. Film series is FREE and open to the public.

  • Marcy Dunn Ramsey | Playing on the Edge

  • Friday ,
  • This event runs May 13 to June 17
  • Location: 203 High Street
  • Contact: MassoniArt
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL:  http://massoniart.com/index.php?cat=exhibitions
  • Marcy Dunn Ramsey | Playing on the Edge
    May 13 - June 17, 2016

    Also featuring work by Michael Kahn and Bart Walter

  • Albert Cummings & Band – part of the Blues Series

  • Friday ,   |  8pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: The Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevents/category/annual/blues/
  • The Blues Series continues in 2016!
    2016 CHESTERTOWN BLUES SERIES CONCERT SCHEDULE:
    April 8 – John Nemeth Band 2015 Blues Music Award Winner, Blues, R&B & Soul singer and harmonica player
    May 13 – Albert Cummings & Band masterful, soulful blues rock guitarist
    June 10 – Jarekus Singleton a musical trailblazer with a bold vision for the future of the blues.
    Plus three more concerts to be announced!
    ABOUT THE CHESTERTOWN BLUES SERIES:
    National and regional caliber Blues artists brought to you by the Garfield Center for the Arts!

  • Feed the Festival

  • Saturday ,   |  6pm to 9:30pm
  • Location: Wicke House, Widehall, and Smith-Reingold House
  • Contact: Natiional Music Festival
  • Phone: 202-629-9966
  • URL:  www.nationalmusic.us/get-involved/special-events/
  • The NATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL invites you to join us for a special evening experience and a chance to visit three unique and rarely seen downtown historic houses while enjoying fabulous finger food, wonderful wine, and decadent desserts. Join us on Saturday, May 14th from 6:00pm to 9:30pm at the Wickes House, Widehall, and the Smith–Reingold House. This event is limited to the first 50 people to register. The cost is $45/person and all proceeds go to the hospitality committee of the National Music Festival to supply food and entertainment for the students, mentors and passholders.


  • Second Saturday Grill Night

  • Saturday ,   |  6 - 9pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard and Winery
  • Contact: Crow Vineyard and Winery
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL:  www.crowvineyardandwinery.com
  • Admission includes grilled Crow Angus beef & 2 sides, rolls, ice tea and a glass of featured wine. additional wine can be purchased by glass or bottle. rsvp crowvineyardandwinery.com events tab cost: $25. per person

  • Sultana Public Paddle - Farm and Wine Paddle

  • Saturday ,   |  10am - 2:30pm
  • Location: 105 S. Cross Street
  • Contact: Sultana Education Foundation
  • Phone: 410-778-6954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:  http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/public-paddles/
  • Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars! - See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/public-paddles/#sthash.Yp8lxOvf.dpuf

  • Osprey Triathlon

  • Sunday ,   |  8am check in/9am start
  • Location: Kent School 6788 Wilkins Lane
  • Contact: Kent School
  • Phone: 410-778-4100
  • Email: admissions@kentschool.org
  • URL:  www.kentschool.org/osprey-triathlon
  • This is a family-friendly event welcoming athletes at all levels of skill and experience. The race will consist of three legs: a 7-mile bike ride, a 2-mile kayak course and a 3-mile run. This race is sanctioned by USA Triathlon and will start and finish on the Kent School campus. Open to racers aged 9 and over. All racers between the ages of 9 and 12 must be part of the relay team with at least one member 16 years of age. Amenities include a performance shirt for all racers, post race lunch and party with live music. Space is limit to so register soon!

  • Family Fun Day at Crow Farm!

  • Sunday ,   |  12pm - 3pm
  • Location: Crow Farm & Vineyard
  • Contact: Friendship Montessori School
  • URL:  https://www.facebook.com/events/960595937358071/
  • * GAMES! * VINEYARD RUN! * HAY RIDES! * LIVE MUSIC!
    Sunday, May 15, 2016
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Open to the public!
    Food and soft beverages available for sale.
    PSSST! PLENTY FOR ADULTS TOO!
    - FREE TASTINGS OF SELECTED WINES
    - WINES AVAILABLE BY THE GLASS OR BOTTLE
    *Percent of wine sales will be donated to Friendship Montessori School in Worton, MD

  • Brown Bag Lunch at the Bordley

  • Wednesday ,   |  Noon
  • Location: Bordley History Center
  • Contact: Historical Society of Kent County
  • Phone: 410-778-3499
  • URL:  www.kentcountyhistory.org
  • Bring your lunch and a thirst for Kent County history to the Historical Society of Kent County Library. Learn about our local history, books, and archival materials.

  • Breaking the Cycle Film Series: THE RAISING OF AMERICA: EPISODE 2 & 3

  • Thursday ,   |  6:30pm
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/breaking-cycle-film-series/2016-05-12/
  • Join us for a special film series and discussion about the importance of connection, relationship, listening deeply and observing what kids are saying and doing. Film series is FREE and open to the public.

  • Sassafras Sips

  • Friday ,   |  5 - 8pm
  • Location: The Kitty Knight House Tavern, 14028 Augustine Herman HWY, Galena, MD 21930
  • Contact: Sassafras River Association
  • Phone: 410-275-1400
  • Email: lwood@sassafrasriver.org
  • URL:  sassafrasriver.org
  • Sassafras Sips is a monthly happy hour hosted by SRA and sponsored by the Kitty Knight House. They are held at the Kitty Knight House on the third Friday of every month from 5-8pm. Stop by for happy hour food and drink specials! The Kitty Knight generously donates 100% of the profits from each event to SRA in support of our efforts to promote a healthy Sassafras River. This event is open to the public and we encourage anyone with a connection to the Sassafras or an interest in learning more about what we do at SRA to join us! No reservation required.

  • Washington College's 233rd Commencement

  • Saturday ,   |  10:30 a.m.
  • Location: Campus Lawn
  • Contact: Washington College
  • Phone: 410-778-7888
  • This event is free and open to the public. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held in the Johnson Fitness Center Fieldhouse. Only ticket holders will be admitted.

  • Murder Mystery Dinner Theater - "Murder: Take Two"

  • Saturday ,   |  6pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard and Winery
  • Contact: Crow Vineyard and Winery
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL:  crowvineyardandwinery.com
  • Join us for a play and 3 course dinner provided by Stewart's Catering. This is a audience-interactive 1940's Hollywood glamour setting. Come dressed to participate or just enjoy the show. Dinner and welcome glass of sparkling included, additional wine can be purchased by glass or bottle. Cost $52. per person to register go to crowvineyardandwinery.com click on events tab.

  • "Made in America": Free Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble

  • Sunday ,   |  4 - 5pm
  • Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church - 101 N. Cross St.
  • Contact: Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble
  • Phone: 410-778-2829; 410-810-1834
  • This concert will feature music with American themes, by American composers (including the Gershwins, Rogers & Hammerstein, Copland, Mancini, and more). Directed by Dr. Keith Wharton, the wind and percussion ensemble is the all-ages community concert band based in Chestertown. Now in its 15th season, the band is an all-ages, collegial, supportive organization that welcomes new members at any time, without audition or fee. Rehearsals and concerts are in Chestertown, but members come from a wide area. It is supported by the Kent County Arts Council and community donations.

  • Breaking the Cycle Film Series: THE RAISING OF AMERICA: EPISODE 4 & 5

  • Thursday ,   |  6:30pm
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/breaking-cycle-film-series/2016-05-12/
  • Join us for a special film series and discussion about the importance of connection, relationship, listening deeply and observing what kids are saying and doing. Film series is FREE and open to the public.

  • Chestertown Tea Party Festival

  • Friday ,   |  Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday
  • This event runs May 27 to May 29
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown and Wilmer Park
  • Contact: Sabine Harvey
  • Phone: 443-480-8576
  • Email: contact@chestertownteaparty.org
  • URL:  www.chestertownteaparty.org/
  • The festivities start on Friday evening with a family friendly Street Party: good food, games, entertainment and music. On Saturday we commemorate the local citizens' revolt against the British Tea Tax. The day starts with a 5K and 10 mile run, followed by a Colonial Parade, colonial demonstrators and the actual reenactment, starting at 2 pm. In addition, enjoy great food, music, entertainment and craft vendors. Sunday features a wine and beer tasting event, craft vendors and a Raft Race of home made rafts trying to stay afloat as long as they can.


  • Independence Forever

  • Saturday ,   |  TBA
  • Location: Prince Theatre at the Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact: Chester River Chorale
  • URL:  chesterriverchorale.org
  • Singers from the Chester River Chorale, accompanied by fife and drum, present music of our national heritage from the American Revolution on as part of the 2016 Chestertown Tea Party Festival. The songs will stir the hearts of people who love liberty, freedom, and the right of self-determination.

  • 2016 Run for Radcliffe

  • Saturday ,   |  8am
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • The 2016 Run for Radcliffe will take place on September 28, 2016 as part of Chestertown's Tea Party Weekend! All proceeds from the event benefit the Radcliffe Creek School scholarship fund.

  • Sultana Public Sails (Chestertown Tea Party Weekend)

  • Saturday ,   |  4:30 - 6:30pm
  • Location: 105 S. Cross Street
  • Contact: Sultana Education Foundation
  • Phone: 410-778-6954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:  http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/
  • Departing and returning from SULTANA’s home port of historic Chestertown (and occasionally other ports around the Chesapeake), SULTANA’s two-hour public sails are a great way to sail the Chester River onboard a traditional schooner. Passengers are encouraged to help raise the sails, steer using Sultana’s seven-foot long tiller, and explore the authentically reproduced crew’s quarters below-decks.

  • Open Sail! Open House!

  • Saturday ,   |  11am - 3pm
  • Location: Rock Hall Yacht Club
  • Contact: RHYC and RHYCSS
  • Phone: 410-775-8225
  • Email: web@rockhallyachtclub.org
  • URL:  www.RockHallYachtClub.org
  • The Rock Hall Yacht Club (RHYC) and RHYC Sailing School (RHYCSS) is hosting an Open House on Saturday, May 28 from 11 am to 3 pm, at the RHYC located at 22759 McKinleyville Road, Rock Hall, Maryland. The event is open to the public and members, refreshments will be available, and featured are free sailboat rides, a silent auction and an opportunity to see the benefits of club membership.