Kent County MD - Annual Events

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are for last year. These are updated as soon as the new information is available.

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CHESTERTOWN TASTE OF THE TOWN

The fourth annual Taste of the Town will be Sunday, April 27, 2014. 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 TAste of the Town

GALENA DOGWOOD FESTIVAL

The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is set for Saturday,
May 3, 2014. It will take place throughout Galena from 9am–5pm. Parade at 10:00 A.M. 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 and plenty of Eastern Shore Food. The War of 1812 will be celebrated with the re-enactment of the British’s Burning of Georgetown, featuring the Legendary Kitty Knight.


CHESTERTOWN TEA PARTY

May 23–27, 2014. Come downtown to commemorate the local merchants' revolt against the British tea tax. A reenactment, parade, concessions, & craft highlight the day on Saturday.

teaparty


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.

 


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 FISH TOURNAMENT

June 13–15, 2014. Until 4pm each day. Hook the Big One and win $10,000.


FOURTH OF JULY IN KENT COUNTY
(currently showing 2013 events. 2014 events will be posted as soon as available)

Kent County celebrates the 4th of July with a series of events all week long. Events take place across the county, from Chestertown to Rock Hall to Georgetown. Please check back closer to the 4th for event dates and locations.


KENT COUNTY 4-H FAIR

July 16-18, 2015. 4-H Exhibits, live stock auction, music, great food and lots more. Kent AG Center, Tolchester.


BETTERTON APPRECIATION DAY

Saturday, August 2, 2014. Join us for a fun-filled day at Betterton Beach! Parade starts down Main St. at 10:30 followed by rides, crafts, food and vendors at the beach. Free Admission. Parking and Rides Avaliable.

Betterton Appreciation Days


PIRATES AND WENCHES FANTASY WEEKEND
Friday–Sunday, August 8-10, 2014

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 in Rock Hall Md

TASTE OF THE SASSAFRAS
Friday–October 10, 2014

 The 4th 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


CHESTERTOWN HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR

42nd Annual Historic Chestertown House Tour
October 4, 2014. Chestertown. 410-778-3499

Chestertown Historic House Tour

ROCK HALL'S FALL FEST

Saturday, October 11, 2014. Celebrate the Oyster. Main Street, Rock Hall. 10am-5pm. 410-639-7779


SULTANA DOWNRIGGING

October 31–November 2, 2014. Traditional sailing vessels from around the Chesapeake will visit Chestertown to help the schooner Sultana celebrate the close of its season under sail.


14TH ANNUAL CHESTERTOWN RIVERARTS STUDIO TOUR AND SHOW

October 25-26, 2014 and November 1-2, 2014. 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. he self guided Studio Tour will include studios in Chestertown, Rock Hall, Galena, Betterton, Church Hill and Arts at Still Pond Station.

Artworks Studio Tour

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.


NEW YEAR'S EVE IN ROCK HALL

Rock Hall Crawl Chasin' th' Blues to 2014. 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.