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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- July 2016


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  • 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.

  • Chestertown's "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series

  • Friday,
  • This event runs June 11 to August 27
  • Location: Fountain Park, corner of High & Cross Streets
  • Contact: Jane Jewell
  • Email: ChestertownMusicPark@yahoo.com
  • URL:  www.kentcounty.com/events
  • Free outdoor concerts! Every other Saturday evening beginning June 11, 2016, from 7-8:30 pm Chestertown’s “Music in the Park” concert series presents the best in local and regional music – including big band, bluegrass, folk, jazz, rock, and more! Bring a chair and join us. Rain location Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from park. Sponsored by Town of Chestertown, Kent County Arts Council, and community contributors like you. Please send donations marked for “Music in the Park” to Town of Chestertown, 118N Cross Street, Chestertown, MD 21620.

  • Short Attention Span Theatre

  • Friday,   |  Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm
  • This event runs June 24 to July 10
  • 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/short-attention-span-theatre/2016-06-24/
  • Join us for an engaging evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for JUST.LONG.ENOUGH. The Play Festival will showcase a range of actors, directors and authors.


  • Independents' Day Celebration

  • Friday,   |  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Fountain Park, Chestertown
  • Contact: Andy Goddard
  • Phone: 443-480-1987
  • Email: andysctown@Atlanticbb.net
  • URL:  www.downtownchestertown.org
  • An Old Fashioned Fourth Of July Celebration featuring live music, free cotton candy, popcorn, sno cones, lemonade, and $1 Hot Dogs. Sponsored by your local Independent businesses and organizations.

  • River Arts Photo Group show at Heron Point

  • Friday,   |  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
  • This event runs July 1 to August 31
  • Location: 491 Cormorant Court
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • The River Arts Photo Group of Chestertown, will show their most recent photographs at Heron Point of Chestertown, 501 E. Campus Ave. Chestertown, MD. 21620

  • Sally Clark

  • Friday,   |  Opening reception 5-8pm
  • This event runs July 1 to July 29
  • Location: 239 High St.
  • Contact: The Artists' Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Sally works in many media, watercor primarily and mised Media. Her mixed media are ofter three dimensional using broken crockery, etc. She also does very creative painted furniture.

  • Humans of Kent County

  • Friday,   |  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • This event runs July 1 to July 30
  • Location: 315 High St., Suite 106
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • Photographs and interviews with people in Kent County, Maryland.

  • Rock Hall Baby/Miss Rock Hall Contest

  • Friday,   |  6:00 p.m. Registration 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Rock Hall Fire House
  • Contact: Rita Kulley
  • Phone: 410-639-7979
  • Email: rkulley@gmail.com
  • Opened to residents of Rock Hall or those children who live in an area that have or are eligible to attend school in the Rock Hall area. Baby contest from newborn to age four. Miss Rock Hall contest from age five to twenty-one in three different age categories. Registration and presentation of awards by Soroptimist International of Kent & Queen Anne's Counties, MD.

  • RiverArts "Rural Life" Exhibition

  • Friday,   |  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • This event runs July 1 to July 30
  • Location: 315 High St., Suite 106
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  chestertownriverarts.org
  • All media welcome for this exhibition on rural life.

  • 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!

  • "Drive-In" Matinee: The Peanuts Movie

  • Friday,   |  2pm
  • Location: 408 High Street,
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • It’s a family movie with a twist! First, create your own cardboard car. Then, stay for a special movie experience. Registration required. Ages 9 and under.


  • Anat Cohen with the Chuck Redd Quartet

  • Friday,   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Jazz clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen wins hearts and minds with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. One of the hottest musicians on the NY jazz scene (and worldwide) she is much in demand. At The Mainstay she will be joined by Chuck Redd on vibes and drums, Robert Redd on piano, and Nicki Parrott on bass and vocals for a sparkling evening of world class jazz, bossa nova and songs from the Great American Songbook. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.

  • Chestertown's "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series

  • Saturday,   |  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Fountain Park, corner of High & Cross Streets
  • Contact: Jane Jewell
  • Email: ChestertownMusicPark@yahoo.com
  • Free outdoor concerts! Every other Saturday evening beginning June 11, 2016, from 7-8:30 pm Chestertown’s “Music in the Park” concert series presents the best in local & regional music – including big band, bluegrass, folk, jazz, rock, and more! Bring a chair and join us. Saturdays - June 11, 15, July 2, 16, 30, Aug 13, 27. Rain location Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from park. Sponsored by Town of Chestertown, Kent County Arts Council, and community contributors like you. Please send donations marked for “Music in the Park” to Town of Chestertown, 118 N Cross St, Chestertown, MD 21620

  • The Shanty Beach Bar Summer Concert Series - Michael Ray

  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • Location: Tolchester Marina (21085 Tolchester Beach Road, Chestertown)
  • Contact: Tolchester Marina
  • Phone: 410-778-1400
  • Email: office@tolchestermarina.com
  • URL:  https://www.showclix.com/event/michael-ray-tolchester
  • Michael Ray, whose song "Kiss You in the Morning" charted number 1 on Country Airplay, will be performing at the Shanty on Independence Day Weekend. This is the first of three concerts in the Shanty Beach Bar Summer Concert Series.


  • Fireworks

  • Sunday,   |  9pm
  • Location: Rock Hall Harbor
  • See one of the best fireworks displays on the Chesapeake Bay. An annual tradition of patriotic celebration.


  • 4th of July Parade

  • Monday,   |  10am
  • Location: Main Street
  • Contact: Town of Rock Hall
  • Phone: 410-639-7611
  • True Americana at its best! Floats, bands & marchers celebrate the birthday of our great nation.

  • Fireworks at Dusk in Chestertown

  • Monday,   |  Dusk (approximately 9:15 p.m.)
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • Contact: Town of Chestertown
  • Phone: 410-778-0550
  • Email: kay.chestertown@gmail.com
  • URL:  www.townofchestertown.com
  • Fireworks over the Chester River. Good viewing from Wilmer Park.

  • Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt, Melissa McGlynn and John Schratweiser

  • Monday,   |  7 - 8:30pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Every Monday night throughout the summer pianist Joe Holt hosts an evening of diverse music. Tonight, Joe’s special guests Melissa McGlynn and John Schratweiser sing tunes from Broadway and beyond. There is casual seating, tables so you can bring your own snack or dinner and a cash bar. Admission is $10. Call for reservations 410-639-9133

  • Sciencetellers in RH

  • Wednesday,   |  10:30am
  • Location: 5585 Main Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-639-7162
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Things will fly, spin, move, and soar with a series of stories that will energize your summer! Throw on your labcoat and get ready to experience the science of power and energy and discover what makes us move and what powers the world! All ages welcome.

  • Sciencetellers

  • Wednesday,   |  3pm
  • Location: 408 High Street,
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Things will fly, spin, move, and soar with a series of stories that will energize your summer! Throw on your labcoat and get ready to experience the science of power and energy and discover what makes us move and what powers the world! All ages welcome.

  • Lecture- Lyle Almond

  • Thursday,   |  6:30pm
  • Location: Sumner Hall, 206 S Queen Street
  • Contact: Chestertown Environmental Committee
  • Phone: 443-480-1987
  • URL:  www.chestertown.com/environment
  • Learn the Eight Essentials of Conservation Landscaping, and aesthetic and ecological principles of woodland gardening. FREE and open to the public

  • Birds of Chicago

  • Thursday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • With beautiful words and music that tap deep veins of emotion; stark, elemental imagery that feels like scripture or a lost folk song recovered, the duo, Birds of Chicago, draws heavily on the gospel tradition. Their music feels like a new, secular gospel of sorts. Every word counts. Every note counts. Music is the good news and their poignant songs alternate moody rock swagger with the ghostliest of soundscapes and throb with urgency. Admission is $18. Call for reservations.

  • Family Forts After Hours

  • Friday,   |  5:30pm
  • Location: 408 High Street,
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Bring a blanket or two, a flashlight, and enthusiasm for reading together!. We'll take over the library to build blanket forts, then we'll turn off the lights and settle in for some cozy reading. All ages welcome. Registration required.


  • Second Saturday Grill Night

  • Saturday,   |  6 - 9 pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard and Winery
  • Contact: Crow Vineyard and Winery
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL:  http://crowvineyardandwinery.com/
  • Join us for Crow Angus Beef, 2 sides and rolls,ice tea, water and a glass of featured wine. We will have entertainment and plenty of Crow wine for purchase by glass or bottle. RSVP required: 302-304-0551



  • Groovy Nate

  • Monday,   |  10am
  • Location: 408 High Street,
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • This unique blend of music, puppet skits, interactive movement, and comedy comes together as a groovy experience for the whole family! Ages 8 and under. The 2016 Summer Reading Program is made possible in part by a grant from the PNC Foundation.

  • Groovy Nate in RH

  • Monday,   |  2pm
  • Location: 5585 Main Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-639-7162
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • This unique blend of music, puppet skits, interactive movement, and comedy comes together as a groovy experience for the whole family! Ages 8 and under. The 2016 Summer Reading Program is made possible in part by a grant from the PNC Foundation.

  • Descendants' Day, A History of the Center of Kent County, MD and Its Inhabitants

  • Wednesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Join researcher and author Carolyn E. Cooper for an introduction to her newly published book, Descendants' Day. Representing decades of research, this book provides an extensive history of the center of Kent County, including the area known as the Worton Hundred. In addition to genealogies of the people, this book delves into the farms, towns, churches, schools, and parks that filled that part of the county. A book signing will follow the talk. A limited number of books will be available for purchase. The book can be purchased in advance at the Historical Society of Kent County.

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  • Wednesday,   |  3pm
  • Location: 408 High Street,
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Let the metamorphosis begin! Find out the secrets of how caterpillars become butterflies as we celebrate this classic story with Beth Hill from the 4-H Extension. All ages welcome.


  • Iron Chef Kids

  • Friday,   |  11am
  • Location: 408 High Street,
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Allez cuisine! Future chefs, come to the library for a cooking challenge like no other. Create your dishes, let the judges decide, and taste, taste, taste. Please note we will provide all materials and cooking equipment. Children with food allergies should advise the library when they register for the event. Ages 8+. Registration required. The 2016 Summer Reading Program is made possible in part by a grant from the PNC Foundation.

  • Chestertown's "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series

  • Saturday,   |  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Fountain Park, corner of High & Cross Streets
  • Contact: Jane Jewell
  • Email: ChestertownMusicPark@yahoo.com
  • URL:  www.kentcounty.com/events
  • Free outdoor concerts! Every other Saturday evening beginning June 11, 2016, from 7-8:30 pm Chestertown’s “Music in the Park” concert series presents the best in local & regional music – including big band, bluegrass, folk, jazz, rock, and more! Bring a chair and join us. Saturdays - June 11, 15, July 2, 16, 30, Aug 13, 27. Rain location Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from park. Sponsored by Town of Chestertown, Kent County Arts Council, and community contributors like you. Please send donations marked for “Music in the Park” to Town of Chestertown, 118 N Cross St, Chestertown, MD 21620

  • Sultana Public Sails (Ecology)

  • Saturday,   |  11am - 1pm
  • 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.

  • Sultana Public Sails

  • Saturday,   |  2 - 4pm
  • 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.


  • Preschool Obstacle Course

  • Wednesday,   |  5:30pm
  • Location: 408 High Street,
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • It's time for a toddlin' relay. Hop, skip, jump, and crawl your way through our library obstacle course. Ages 6 and under.

  • Kent County Fair

  • Thursday,   |  9am - 11pm
  • This event runs July 21 to July 23
  • Location: 21349 Tolchester Beach Road
  • Contact: Kent Agriculture Center, Inc./University of MD Extension
  • Phone: 410-778-1661
  • Email: emshill@umd.edu
  • URL:  www.kentcountyfair.org
  • The Kent County Fair is a traditional county fair featuring agriculture education, 4-H exhibits, great food and so much more. New exhibits, games, attractions and vendors are added each year. There is something to do for everyone. Highlights include great music each evening, the greased pig contest, the 4-H auctions, corn hole tournament, youth turkey calling contest and animal exhibits.
    The fairgrounds is a former US Army Nike facility with barracks, guard shack and the base office, which also serves as the Fair office, still in place. Enjoy a day in scenic Kent County.

  • Hooked on Fishing

  • Thursday,   |  9:30am
  • Location: 408 High Street,
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • To the river! In partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, we will be offering a special fishing workshop on the Chester River. All equipment and bait will be provided. Children must be at least 8 years of age, must have a parent or guardian present and must sign a waiver to participate in this event.
    Parent and child must register in person at the library.


  • Friday Film: Zootopia

  • Friday,   |  2pm
  • Location: 408 High Street,
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live & thrive. When Judy Hopps becomes the 1st rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself,Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde, a wily fox who makes her job harder. All ages welcome. Free popcorn!

  • Farm & Winery Tour

  • Saturday,
  • This event runs July 23 to July 24
  • Location: 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • Because we are located in a beautiful rural setting, Chestertown RiverArts celebrates the rural each July with art exhibitions and programs. Last year we added a Farm and Winery Tour weekend to our celebration of the rural, modeled after our very popular Studio Tour, which we sponsor in the fall. Our goal will be to further celebrate the beauty of the rural area in which we live and to educate our non-farming friends and tourists about the sophistication, complexity and innovations that are part of modern farming today.


  • Mini Golf

  • Saturday,   |  5pm
  • Location: 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Come visit our picture book golf course this summer! For one night only, the library will become a miniature golf course featuring a variety of courses for kids to try out. All ages welcome. Registration Required. The 2016 Summer Reading Program is made possible in part by a grant from the PNC Foundation.

  • Little Chefs

  • Wednesday,   |  5:30pm
  • Location: 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Do you have an aspiring little chef in your home? Join us for an evening of perfectly preschool treats to prepare together. We will provide all materials and cooking equipment. Children with food allergies should advise the library when they register for the event. Ages 7 and under. Registration required. The 2016 Summer Reading Program is made possible in part by a grant from the PNC Foundation.

  • Crazy Days

  • Thursday,   |  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • This event runs July 28 to July 30
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact: Downtown Chestertown Association
  • Phone: 443-480-1987
  • Email: downtownchestertown@gmail.com
  • URL:  www.downtownchestertown.org/
  • Downtown Chestertown's Annual Sidewalk Sale with bargains for every taste- books, clothing, jewelry, art, art supplies, crafts, home decor, music supplies. Face painting, street food.

  • Sultana Public Paddle - Mount Harmon Lotus Paddle

  • Thursday,   |  9am - 11:30am
  • 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

  • Penguin Ice Skating

  • Friday,   |  3pm
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library - North County Branch
  • Phone: 410-648-5380
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • We’re going on an egg hunt! A penguin egg hunt that is. Join us at the North County Branch library for a slippery scavenger hunt like no other. All ages welcome. The 2016 Summer Reading Program is made possible in part by a grant from the PNC Foundation.

  • Chestertown's "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series

  • Saturday,   |  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Fountain Park, corner of High & Cross Streets
  • Contact: Jane Jewell
  • Email: ChestertownMusicPark@yahoo.com
  • URL:  www.kentcounty.com/events
  • Free outdoor concerts! Every other Saturday evening beginning June 11, 2016, from 7-8:30 pm Chestertown’s “Music in the Park” concert series presents the best in local & regional music – including big band, bluegrass, folk, jazz, rock, and more! Bring a chair and join us. Saturdays - June 11, 15, July 2, 16, 30, Aug 13, 27. Rain location Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from park. Sponsored by Town of Chestertown, Kent County Arts Council, and community contributors like you. Please send donations marked for “Music in the Park” to Town of Chestertown, 118 N Cross St, Chestertown, MD 21620