Kent County Events Calendar -  This Weekend

  • War of 1812 Cruise & Lecture
  • Friday, April 25   |  Boarding: 5:30pm
  • This event runs April 25
  • Location: Foot of High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Kevin Hemstock
  • Phone: 410-739-9909
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  • Come join us for a spring voyage and lecture on the Chester River. Noted historian, Gene Allen Smith, will talk about his widely acclaimed book, "The Slaves' Gamble Choosing Sides in the War of 1812".

    This not-to-be-missed event will be held aboard the RIVER PACKET – latest addition to the Chestertown waterfront.

    Proceeds from this event will go to our planned Battle of Caulks Field 2014 Bicentennial Reenactment.

    TICKETS are $75.00 per person, space is limited, and are selling fast. Pre-event registration required, no tickets sold at the dock. Hors d'oeuvre and wine served.
  • Betterton Beach Clean-up
  • Saturday, April 26   |  9am-12pm
  • Location: Betterton Beach
  • Contact: Stacey Clough
  • Phone: 410-778-1948
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  • Help clean Betterton Beach in preparation for the up-coming summer season. There will be food and beverages provided for participants following the clean-up. Free t-shirt to volunteers registered by April 18th. Registration March 1st each year. Rain Date April 27, 2014
  • K.C.Comm. Marching Band Cocktail Party
  • Saturday, April 26   |  6:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Location: Chesapeake Bank & Trust - High Street
  • Contact: Patsy Whiteley
  • Phone: 410-708-1198
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  • Annual Cocktail Party Fundraiser. Proceeds to benefit Community Band Operating Fund. Singing Sam Scalzo with provide music for the evening accompanied by Karen Sommerville.
  • Paint the Town Wet Paint Show
  • Saturday, April 26   |  5-8pm
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: Lani Seikaly & Melinda Carl
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
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  • A reception and premier show and sale of work done by the 50 plein air artists in town for four days of painting Kent County scenes.
  • Kent Chamber Music Concert
  • Saturday, April 26   |  7pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - Washington College
  • Contact: Faith Souders
  • Phone: 410-810-2805
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  • 'Philadelphia Camerata', featuring Yuko Izuhara Gordon, piano; Charles Forbes, cello; Simon Gollo, violin and Michael Strauss, viola, performing works by Juaquin Turina, Mozart and Gabriel Fauré.
  • Youth Plein Air
  • Saturday, April 26   |  12–2pm
  • Location: Fountain Park
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
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  • Children can be Plein Air artists, too! Youth Plein Air, held Saturday, April 26 from 12-2pm in Chestertown’s Fountain Park, is an outdoors painting event for children 9-12 and teens 13-17. Canvas, paints, brushes and easels will be provided for artists’ use.
  • Draw for Sight Bicycle Poker Run Ride
  • Sunday, April 27   |  8:30am-1pm
  • Location: Betterton Vol. Fire Department, 2 Howell Point Rd, Betterton
  • Contact: Jim Gent
  • Phone: 410-778-4881
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  • What is a bicycle poker run? Cyclists ride on a marked route throughout Kent County Maryland, drawing a playing card at each of five drawing stations. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the 36.8 or 60 mile ride. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top ten poker hands.
    Ride starts at 8:30am. Card draw stations close at 12pm. All score cards are to be returned by 1pm. The ride starts and ends at Betterton Volunteer Fire Company, Betterton, Maryland.
    $20/rider until March 31
    $25/rider until April 26
    $30/rider day of ride
    Visit website for registration form, rules and up-to-date information.
    Register online at
  • Taste of the Town and County
  • Sunday, April 27   |  Noon-3pm
  • Location: Fountain Park, Chestertown
  • Contact: Andy Goddard
  • Phone: 443-480-1987
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  • 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. Award- winning local beer and wine available as well. Diners will want to come early to view the Paint the Town artwork exhibited in Fountain Park. Sponsored by the Downtown Chestertown Association.