Annual & Holiday Events in Kent County Maryland

 

 

Chestertown Taste of the Town

Chestertown Taste of the Town

May 7, 2017
Noon- 3:00pm
Fountain Park Chestertown, Maryland
http://tasteofchestertown.com

Don’t miss the 11th Annual Taste of the Town (& County) coming to Chestertown’s Fountain Park this April! Visit the Upper Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay and sample signature dishes from Chestertown & Kent County's finest restaurants and caterers.

 

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Galena Dogwood Festival

Dogwood Festival of Galena

May 6, 2017
8am - 5pm
Main Street of Galena, Maryland

The annual Galena Dogwood Festival, now in its 10th year, is a fun, family-friendly event bringing together craft and food vendors from around the region to celebrate the start of the Upper Eastern Shore’s gorgeous spring weather and the beauty of charming Galena, Maryland and its dogwood-lined streets.

 

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Chestertown Tea Party

Chestertown Tea Party Festival

May 26-28, 2017
Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday
Downtown Chestertown
http://www.chestertownteaparty.org/

The annual Chestertown Tea Party Festival, held over Memorial Day weekend, marks the anniversary of one of the area’s most notable historic events, when the citizens of Chestertown—in an act to show resistance to British rule—tossed a ship’s cargo of tea overboard into the Chester River in 1774. The festival’s Tea Toss Reenactment is the centerpiece of the event, which also includes a Friday night Block Party, Saturday 5K and 10-mile races, craft beer and local wine samples, craft vendors, street performances, a parade and more.

 

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National Music Festival

National Music Festival

June 4-17, 2017
Various locations throughout Kent County
www.nationalmusic.us

The National Music Festival transforms Kent County into a hub of music for two weeks every June. The nationally recognized event pairs gifted apprentice musicians with world-class mentors. These performers set out together for open, free, rehearsal and incredible performances in venues across the Eastern Shore.

 

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Music in the Park

Chestertown's "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series

Alternating Saturdays June 24-August 19
7:00pm-8:30pm
Fountain Park in Chestertown, Maryland

Chestertown’s Music in the Park Summer Concert Series provides visitors with an opportunity to experience a variety of music from their lawn chairs during free performances by local and regional artists. Taking place on alternate summer Saturdays, these concerts highlight all types of music including big band, jazz, bluegrass and rock.

 

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Fourth of July in Kent County

Fourth of July in Kent County

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Kent County by enjoying a weekend full of fun, including three days of fireworks and much more!

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Kent County 4H Fair

Kent County 4H Fair

July 21 - 23, 2017
Chestertown, Maryland
www.kentcountyfair.org

The 2017 Kent County Fair is open to the public from Thursday, July 20th through Saturday, July 22nd. There is something for everyone as always from great food, arts and crafts, tractor pulls and midway rides. Do not forget the 4-H Livestock and Cake Auctions! It is a great and fun way to support our young 4-H members.

 

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Betterton Appreciation Day

Betterton Day

Saturday, August 5, 2017
Betterton, Maryland

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 Available.

 

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Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend

Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend

August 11 - 13, 2017
Rock Hall, Maryland
www.rockhallpirates.com

Rock Hall’s Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend is a town-wide theme party now in its 10th year. The weekend long, town-wide, theme party features a Sea Shanty Sing A Long, Rum Tasting, Decorated Dinghy Contest, Caribbean Beach Party, Buccaneer’s Ball, 5K Run/Walk, Entertainment and Pirate Performers, Costume Contests, Treasure Hunt and much more!

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Harry Potter Festival

Chestertown Jazz Festival

September 7 - 10, 2017
Various locations throughout Kent County
www.chestertownjazzfestival.org.

A collection of Jazz performers gather in Kent County for the annual Chestertown Jazz Festival! The festival is held in multiple venues including Wilmer Park in Chestertown, The Garfield Theater in Chestertown and the Mainstay in Rock Hall.

 

 

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Harry Potter Festival

Harry Potter Festival

October 6 & 7, 2017
Locations throughout Chestertown, Maryland
www.chestertownhpfest.org

Wizards and loyal Harry Potter fans will convene in Chestertown, Maryland for the third consecutive Chestertown Harry Potter Festival. The fun filled weekend features a wide array of free and ticketed events sure to delight wizards and muggles alike. Event proceeds will benefit the Garfield Center for the Arts and the Kent County Fund through the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. The festival aims to celebrate the spirit and theme of Harry Potter while promoting the town’s local community and its arts.

 

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Historic tour of Chestertown Maryland

Chestertown Historic Walking Tour

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Downtown Chestertown, Maryland
http://www.kentcountyhistory.org/house_tour/index.php

Chestertown opens its doors to the past! One of the longest running historic house tours in Maryland, with a dozen or more properties open to ticket holders, this is a lovely way to spend a fall afternoon in the exquisite historic district of Chestertown, named by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as a Distinctive Destination.

 

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Rock Hall's Fall Fest

Rock Hall FallFest

October 14, 2017
Rock Hall, Maryland

Rock Hall FallFest pays homage to the almighty oyster by inviting guests to savor oyster stew and fried oysters while browsing dozens of artisan and craft booths. While the oyster is the star of the show, this festival features all the highlights of Kent County, including a variety of live music performances, children’s activities and the opportunity to explore beautiful Rock Hall, Maryland.

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Sultana Downrigging

Sultana Downrigging

October 27-29, 2017
Chestertown, Maryland
http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/downrigging-weekend-2/

Sultana Downrigging Weekend fills Chestertown’s gorgeous waterfront with equally gorgeous schooners, ships and beautiful wooden boats. Now one of the largest Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festivals on the East Coast, this event welcomes participating vessels from throughout the region and provides festival attendees with the opportunity not only to see and explore these ships but to venture out on the water during scheduled sails. In addition to the ships, the festival also includes world-class musical performances, dynamite food from local restaurants and the chance to try local spirits.

 
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Annual Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour

Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour

October 21-22 & 28-29 2017
Chestertown, Maryland

Taking place over the course of two October weekends, the Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour includes more than 50 working studios throughout Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties. Guests will be invited to explore creative studio spaces, watch artists at work, talk with them about their craft and purchase works at studio prices. Participation in the tour is free, and because it is self-guided, visitors can enjoy this art immersion at their own pace.

Santa arrives by boat at the public landing at about 6:00 PM, accompanied by the Kent County Community Band. Upon arrival, Santa is transported to Main Street where he "takes up shop" in "Santa's House" on Main Street to meet children and hear their Christmas requests. The Kent County Community Band continues to play Christmas tunes on Main Street during Santa's visit.

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Holiday events in Kent County, MD

Visit Kent County for the Holidays!

Come celebrate the Holidays in Kent County, Maryland where you will find a season full of celebrations and holiday experiences!

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Rock Hall New Years Eve

New Years Eve in Rock Hall

December 31, 2017
Rock Hall, Maryland

Games, dancing and a lip sync battle are all part of New Year’s Eve in Rock Hall. The event kicks off with a hat parade, and live music is featured throughout the evening at various venues throughout town. Then, at midnight, watch the Rockfish drop at the Harbor Bulkhead.

 

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