Kent County Annual Events
Galena Dogwood Festival
The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is set for Saturday,
May 2, 2015. 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.
Chestertown Taste of the Town
The 8th annual Taste of the Town (& county) will be Sunday, April 26, 2015. Noon to 3pm. Spend an afternoon sampling signature dishes from Chestertown & Kent County's finest restaurants and caterers. Featured dishes range from nouvelle gourmet to regional classics such as Maryland Crab Soup. Diners will want to come early to view the Paint the Town artwork exhibited in Fountain Park.
Chestertown Tea Party
May 22 - 24, 2015.
Start the weekend Friday night at the Block Party to kick-off the celebration of the Tea Party Festival, the Block Party is sure to be a hoppin’ good time! Come for the food, live music, other entertainment. There will be fun for all ages! Then on Saturday come downtown to commemorate the local merchants' revolt against the British tea tax. Starting with the 5k and 10 mile Distance Run, then a reenactment, parade, concessions, & crafts. On Sunday come out to the Beer, Wine Tasting and Raft Race at noon and enjoy a crazy race of home made rafts while sampling craft beer and local wine. The day would not be complete without music, food and craft vendors.
Chestertown Tea Party Website
National Music Festival
May 31 - June 13, 2015
The Festival's third season, in Chestertown, Maryland, brings together world-class mentors and gifted apprentice musicians on the cusp of their professional careers. The two groups rehearse and perform together at Washington College and throughout the Eastern Shore in orchestral, chamber, solo recital, vocal, choral and chamber opera repertoire.
National Music Festival Website
Music in the Park
Music in the Park is held every other Saturday in Chestertown's Fountain Park starting in June. Please check back for dates and artists as Summer approaches.
Rock Fishing Tournament
June 12 - 14, 2015
Until 4pm each day. Hook the Big One and win $10,000.
Fourth of July in Kent County
Many events are planned to make your July 4th holiday celebration a memorable one.
Kent County 4H Fair
July 16 - 18, 2015
4-H Exhibits, live stock auction, music, great food and lots more. Kent AG Center, Tolchester.
Kent County Fair Website
Betterton Appreciation Day
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Join us for a fun-filled day at Betterton Beach! Parade starts down Main St. at 10:30am followed by rides, crafts, food and vendors at the beach. Free Admission. Parking and Rides Avaliable.
Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend
Friday - Sunday, August 7 - 9, 2015
Avast me hearties! Buccaneers and landlubbers of all ages -- come by land or come by sea for a town-wide waterfront theme party that you won't forget! Sea shanty sing-a-long, decorated dinghy flotilla and race, beach party, pirate's ball, treasure hunts, costume contests, live entertainment, merchants, mayhem on Main Street and much more for the whole family! Costumes and acts of piracy encouraged!
Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend Website
Taste of the Sassafras
Friday, September 13, 2015
The annual Taste of the Sassafras will be held under the tented pavillion at the Kitty Knight House, overlooking the beautiful Sassafras River. Enjoy food samplings offered by local restaurants and caterers, live music, and local wines and beers. This charitable event is sponsored by the Sassafras River Business Council, with proceeds going to local organizations.
Tickets may be purchased online at http://srbcinc.org/tasteofthesassafras
Harry Potter Festival
October 2nd and 3rd, 2015
Grab your wand, hop on a broom and come for a weekend of magic, on Friday and Saturday October 2nd and 3rd, 2015 at Chestertown Harry Potter Festival. The colonial river town will host the celebration, featuring spectacular activities and events for children and adults – wizards and muggles alike. Proudly, presented by the non-profit Mid-Shore Community Foundation, the Festival benefits the Garfield Center for the Arts, a cultural organization that nurtures, celebrates and supports arts and artists through performance and education
Historic Chestertown Tour
43rd Annual Historic Chestertown House Tour October 3, 2015. Chestertown. 410-778-3499
Rock Hall's Fall Fest
Saturday, October 10, 2015. Celebrate the Oyster. Main Street, Rock Hall. 10am-5pm. 410-639-7779
October 31 - November 1, 2015
Traditional sailing vessels from around the Chesapeake will visit Chestertown to help the schooner Sultana celebrate the close of its season under sail.
Annual Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour
October 24 - 25, 2015 and October 1 - November 1, 2015
Here's the chance to enter into the working studios of area artists and craftspeople, ask questions, see them at work and get a chance to purchase incredible art at studio prices. The self guided Studio Tour will include studios in Chestertown, Rock Hall, Galena, Betterton, and Church Hill.
Chestertown RiverArts Website
Join us for the Holidays
The spirit of the holidays can be found all over Kent County. Craft shows and fairs, holiday concerts, parades and house tours are just a few of the many events happening this holiday season in Kent County. Join us in celebrating this festive season.
Colonial Chestertown Holiday House Tour
The 29th Annual Holiday House Tour will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
This tour of notable private residences and public buildings decorated for the holidays is always a wonderful event. The proceeds of this event are used to help the students of both Kent County Middle School and Henry Highland Garnett Elementary School located in downtown Chestertown.
Chestertown Holiday House Tour Website
New Years Eve in Rock Hall
Rock Hall Crawl Chasin' th' Blues to 2015. Bring in the new year...Eastern Shore (Mardi Gras) style. Parade of crazy hats at 6:00 p.m. on Main Street. Annual Hat Competition-Prizes awarded on Main St. at 7:30 p.m. Street Music throughout the night at several venues. Count down the new year, with the famous “Rockfish Drop” at midnight at the Rock Hall Harbor Bulkhead. For more information, please call Rock Hall Town Office at 410-639-7611.