Kent County Events Calendar - July 2014


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  • Garden Puppet Theatre Mini-Museum Exhibit
  • Tuesday, July 1
  • This event runs Ongoing monthly
  • Location: Kent County Visitor Center,122 N Cross St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Patsy Hornaday
  • Phone: 410-778-5841
  • Email: tph203@verizon.net
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  • Ongoing exhibit throughout the year. Promoting the arts of puppetry and gardening in Kent County, and the Martha Washington garden at the Visitor Center located in Chestertown, at Cross & Maple Streets.
  • Kent Photo Club Art Show
  • Tuesday, July 1   |  10am-5pm daily
  • This event runs July 1-August 31st
  • Location: Administration Gallery, Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Ave, Chestertown
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneon@verizon.net
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  • Latest photographs taken on location mostly Eastern Shore. This show gets better every year. Not to be missed.
  • 4th of July Fireworks
  • Thursday, July 3   |  9pm
  • Location: Rock Hall Harbor
  • Contact: Art Willis
  • Phone: 410-778-1342
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  • Welcome to the best pyrotechnic display on the East Coast. This is a 35-minute show choreographed to patriotic music. It can be viewed from the Bay and from anywhere in Rock Hall Harbor. 9pm, FREE! Rain Date: July 4th. For more information call Art Willis, 410-778-1342
  • Chestertown's July 4th Fireworks
  • Friday, July 4   |  Dusk
  • Location: Chester River, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-0500
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  • URL: www.chestertown.com
  • Experience the 4th in a small, historic town. Fireworks at dusk. FREE! For more information call 410-778-0500 or visit www.chestertown.com for viewing areas.
  • Annual Rock Hall July 4th Parade
  • Friday, July 4   |  10am
  • Location: Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-639-7611
  • Email:
  • URL: www.rockhallmd.com
  • Old-fashioned parade begins at 10am on Main Street. Then head for the Rock Hall Community Center for a taste of local food, festivities, music, crafts & more. For more information call 410-639-7611 or visit www.rockhallmd.com
  • Georgetown Harbor Fireworks and Boat parade
  • Friday, July 4   |  5pm boat parade and dusk Fireworks
  • Location: Sassafras River, Georgetown Harbor
  • Contact: Ronda Bolinger
  • Phone: 410-275-1200
  • Email: Riwb@verizon.net
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  • Get your kids involved and decorate your boat and join in our boat parade at 5pm stick around for fireworks at dark.
  • Downtown Chestertown Independents' Day
  • Friday, July 4   |  5-8pm
  • Location: Fountain Park - High & Cross Sts. Chestertown
  • Contact: Andy Goddard
  • Phone: 443-480-1987
  • Email: andysctown@atlanticbb.net
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  • Old-Fashioned family fun with live music, cotton candy, sno cones, hot dogs in Fountain Park. Also, meander the red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of Historic Chestertown, while enjoying extended shop hours and arts and entertainment throughout Downtown. 5-8pm. For a list of activities, please check this calendar for specific listings.
  • Celebrating Rural Life
  • Friday, July 4   |  5-8pm
  • This event runs July 4-26
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: Lani Seikaly
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: ChestertownRiverArts.org
  • Opening reception is 5 to 8:00 on July 4.
  • Rock Hall Flat Five
  • Friday, July 4   |  8pm
  • Location: Municipal Building/Rock Hall
  • Contact: Dennis Herrmann
  • Phone: 410-490-6951
  • Email: herrmann5836@verizoon.net
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  • 5 mile footrace through Rock Hall Maryland starting and ending at the town's Municipal Building.
  • Nancy Thomas
  • Friday, July 4   |  Reception 5-8pm
  • This event runs July 4th-Aug.31
  • Location: The Artists’ Gallery, 239 High St. Chestertown.
  • Contact: Nancy Thomas
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
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  • Nancy Thomas is a very diversified artist using both oil and watercolor of local Eastern shore scenes.
  • Music in the Park
  • Saturday, July 5   |  7-8:30pm
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD
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  • Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.

    Future 2014 dates: July 19, August 2, 16, 30
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, July 5   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: 315 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.
  • Live Playwrights' Society
  • Monday, July 7   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Lucia Foster
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: lfoster@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • The Live Playwrights' Society for Play Writers, Readers, Observers & Critics aims to foster a community of playwrights, actors and critics. This group meets the first Monday of every month at 7:30pm and is open to all ages. (Free!) New plays are read and critiqued each month!
  • A Patriotic 2nd Saturday in Galena
  • Saturday, July 12
  • Location: Main Street, Galena, MD
  • Contact: Steve Atkinson
  • Phone: 410 708-3653
  • Email: srbc@shoretobefun.com
  • URL: www.SRBCinc.org
  • A Patriotic theme event with the Shops and Businesses in Galena.
  • BBQ with Chef Sabrina Sexton
  • Saturday, July 12   |  6pm
  • Location: Crow Farm, 12441 Vansants Corner Rd, Kennedyville
  • Contact: Judy Crow
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL: www.crowfarmmd.com
  • Featuring Crow Angus Beef and grilled seasonal vegetables. Wine tasting of selected wines or a glass of wine. Cost $45. single or $40. wine club member
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, July 12   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: 315 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.
  • Kent County Fair
  • Thursday, July 17   |  9am-11pm
  • This event runs July 17 - 19, 2014
  • Location: Tolchester, MD 21620
  • Contact: Kent County Ag Center, Extension Office
  • Phone: 410-778-1661
  • Email: emshill@umd.edu
  • URL: www.kentcountyfair.org
  • A traditional county fair, the Kent County Fair celebrates 32 years at the Kent Ag Center, a former US Army Nike facility, in 2014. Every year there are new events along with attractions fair goers have come to expect - great food, 4-H animal and project exhibits, farm exhibits, entertainment, 4-H auctions, vendors and so much more! A great family event right in your own backyard!
  • Rock Hall Cruise Night by Smilin' Jake's
  • Friday, July 18   |  5:30-8:30pm
  • This event runs July 18, Rain date July 25
  • Location: Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: Jack or Linda
  • Phone: 410-639-7280
  • Email: smilinjakes@gmail.com
  • URL: www.rockhallcruisenightsbysmilinjakes.blogspot.com
  • Display of hot rods, classics, street rods and custom cars. Oldies music til' 8:30. No charge to enter or to view. So, dust off that old ride and come on down.

    Future 2014 dates: August 15, September 19, October 17
  • RHYC Log Canoe Races
  • Saturday, July 19   |  8am
  • This event runs July 19 & 20, 2014
  • Location: Rock Hall Yacht Club, 22759 McKinleyville Rd, Rock Hall
  • Contact: YC Manager
  • Phone: 410-639-2182
  • Email: manager@rockhallyachtclub.org
  • URL: www.rockhallyachtclub.org
  • The most traditional sailboat racing on the Chesapeake Bay. Some of these boats are almost 100 years old. Originally working skiffs, converted to sail to "beat the other guy" to market they have been restored and converted to racing machines.
  • Music in the Park
  • Saturday, July 19   |  7-8:30pm
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD
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  • Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.

    Future 2014 dates: August 2, 16, 30
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, July 19   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: 315 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.
  • Literary House Series: Summer Poetry Salons, Part 1 &2 (Jewish Symposium)
  • Tuesday, July 22   |  4:30pm
  • This event runs July 22 and 23
  • Location: The Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College
  • Contact: Owen Bailey
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: obailey2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/centers/lithouse
  • Join us for an afternoon of American Jewish poetry, tasty food and drink, and good conversation about the literary life. Poets for this event will be announced in the coming months.
  • Mount Harmon Tour and Paddle
  • Wednesday, July 23   |  9–11:30am
  • Location: Sassafras River
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL: www.sultanaeducation.org
  • We’ll launch from the grounds of one of Maryland’s most beautiful historic sites to explore the upper Sassafras. After paddling we’ll tour the restored 18th century manor house. $30/person no children under 12 Reserve online or by calling 410-778-5954 (M-F)
  • Crazy Days
  • Thursday, July 24   |  9am-5pm
  • This event runs July 24, 25, 26, 2014
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact: Andy Goddard
  • Phone: 443-480-1987
  • Email: andysctown@atlanticbb.net
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  • Sidewalk sale with bargains galore. Children's activities in Fountain Park. Free Parking all three days.
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, July 26   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: 315 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.
  • Open Mic Night
  • Wednesday, July 30   |  7:30pm
  • This event runs July 30
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: info@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • Come out and join us for food, drink and some great local music - The last Wednesday of the month! Open Mic Night is hosted by Ford Schumann, is open to all ages and performance styles. To sign up for a time slot, or to request information, email Ford at fordo1@aol.com.
  • Opti Green Fleet Regatta
  • Thursday, July 31   |  8am
  • Location: Rock Hall Yacht Club, 22759 McKinleyville Rd, Rock Hall
  • Contact: YC Manager
  • Phone: 410-639-2182
  • Email: manager@rockhallyachtclub.org
  • URL: www.rockhallyachtclub.org
  • Here you can see the youngest racers in their Opti's racing head to head representing their sailing school. Close in shore, big turn out, great to bring kids to watch and see what sailboat racing is all about.