Meander the red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of Historic Chestertown, while enjoying extended shop hours and arts and entertainment throughout Downtown. For a list of activities, please check this calendar for specific listings.
Garden Puppet Theatre Mini-Museum Exhibit
Friday, May 1
| Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun: 10am-2pm
This event runs May 1 - 31
Location: Kent County Visitor Center, 122 N. Cross St. Chestertown
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.
Annual sale of home grown plants plus garden treasures and tasty baked goods. Proceeds are used for the beautification of Rock Hall.
Free Holiday Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble
Sunday, May 17
| 4:00 p.m.
Location: Emmanuel Church, Cross & High Streets, Chestertown
Directed by Dr. Keith Wharton, the ESWE is the all-ages community concert band based in Chestertown. This is the last of the band's four concerts during its annual Sept.-May season; please check closer to the concert date for details about the nature of the program. The band welcomes new members at any time, without audition or fee. The band is partially supported by the Kent Co. Arts Council.
Celebrate the history of Colonial Chestertown with a parade and the re-enactment of tea being thrown into the Chester River. Throughout the day, enjoy walking tours of the historic district; craft vendors and demonstrators; childrens’ games and activities; food; music and performances at the local Revolutionary Theatre.
21st annual golf tournament fundraiser to benefit the people served by UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown (formerly Chester River Hospital Center). Proceeds will help fund the purchase of a new inpatient quality, safety and satisfaction technology. Two tee times: 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
The National Music Festival at Washington College brings together world-class mentors and gifted apprentice musicians on the cusp of their professional careers. All apprentices receive full scholarships. For two weeks each June, these musicians live and work together, presenting over 35 concerts — ranging from solo recitals to large symphony orchestra performances with chorus — and 200 free open rehearsals for music lovers from all over the world.