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Welcome To Easton - Easton, MD 21601 

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Come and enjoy our fabulous outdoor weather. Easton offers visitors the opportunity to indulge in a wide variety of outdoor activities: golf; skeet shooting; kayaking; sailing; a visit to nearby refuges; cycling the Tred Avon Circle; or a lazy stroll down our tree lined streets to explore the local flora and fauna of our gardens. Visit our unique antique shops,  eclectic art galleries, Art Museum, and dine in our visitor friendly coffee shops and renowned restaurants. Our evening diversions include theatrical performances; music venues; Easton’s Cinema; bowling; and pub crawling, and a wide variety of restaurants to please any palate and fit any price range. Indulge in a cozy stay in one of our gracious Victorian Bed and Breakfasts, enjoying a leisurely morning breakfast before exploring the 8th Best Small Town in America.

 

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Easton, Maryland, "the 8th Best Small Town in America" is an arts and cultural center with a population 16,500+ individuals who love living in a small town that offers the best of many worlds: access to large metropolitan areas like Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington, and Wilmington; good health care from a strong local hospital and medical community; casual and gourmet dining; shopping for all budgets from collectibles to fine antiques; eclectic art galleries; several public golf courses; the splendid Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries in their backyard for sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and crabbing; an historic Town Center with Colonial and Victorian architecture; and an active local community that welcomes new ideas and enthusiasm. 

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October 2019

Talbot Historical Society Museums  & Garden - The Federal styled garden is open seven days a week during daylight hours, (entrance through gate on Glenwood Avenue, behind the Neall House, (the James Neall House, built in 1810, the Joseph Neall House, built in 1795, and a 17th century reconstruction named "Ending of Controversie). Visit the museum Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, (10 AM to 4 PM), in the historic Mary Jenkins House at 30 S. Washington Street, entrance on Glenwood Avenue featuring Talbot County's history. The Galleries at Neall House opened on Saturdays, (10 AM - 4 PM), showcase the society's wonderful collections of portraits, artifacts and furniture.  410-822-0773.  

Academy Art Museum - Permanent Collection contains more than 1,000 pieces including core holdings of European and American works on paper. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10 AM - 8 PM; Monday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM; First Fridays 10 AM - 7 PM. Admission $3 for non-members. 410-822-2787.

Amish Country Farmers Market Every Thursday through Saturday - Indoor market offering fresh produce, meats, dairy products, furniture, handcrafted items, and indoor and take away dinning and more! Thurs 9 AM - 6 PM; Fri 9 AM - 7 PM & Sat 9 AM - 3 PM. Easton Plaza, 101 Marlboro Avenue, Easton, MD 21601. Phone 410-822-8989.

Easton Market Square Saturday 8 AM - 1 PM. 137 N. Harrison Street, Easton. Smokehouse Restaurant. Merchants featured include: Arbec Orchids;  Harrison's Wine & Liquor, beer, wine, liquor; "Bob's Sharpening Service"; & Medura Originals, creative wood working and functional art.

Bingo Every Friday Night - Doors open at 6:30 PM; games start at 7:30 PM. Food provided by the Easton Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Easton Volunteer Fire Department, Creamery Lane, 315 Aurora Street, Easton. 410-822-4848.

St. Michaels Second Saturday Art Night Out - Art galleries are alive with special events for the launch of their monthly Second Saturday "Art Night Out" celebrations. Enjoy a walking tour of six fine art galleries, all centrally located on Talbot Street.

First Saturday Walks - First Saturday of month, January through November, 10 AM. Join a docent naturalist to discover the Arboretum's rich and unique native plant habitats. Explore mature and young native forests, meadows, a wetland, rain and pollinator gardens, the Native Plant Nursery, and the children's teaching garden. Tours begin a the Visitor's Center. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Admission charge $5 for non-members, Free for members. 410-634-2847.

First Saturday of the Month Ballroom & Latin Dance Party Sponsored by USA Dance Easton, Chapter 6099 - 7:15 - 10 PM. Early Bird Dance lesson 7:15 - 8 PM. 8 - 10 PM Dances are a mix of Latin, Ballroom and much more with music by a DJ. Singles, couples and dancers of all levels and ages welcome. The venue is smoke and alcohol free; dress is casual, no spike heels are permitted. YMCA, 200 Peach Blossom Road, Easton. Admission $15/$10 USA Dance & YMCA members.

Dancing on the Shore - Tuesday & Thursday - 7 PM & 8 PM. Ballroom, Latin, Swing & Country Western Dance Group Classes. Choose between 2 classes on Tues or Thurs; classes run in a 4 week session. Two dances taught in each class; great for beginners, and open to couples and singles. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Pre-registration required: 302-377-3088. E-mail: infodancingontheshore@gmail.com

Tilghman Watermen's Museum - Every Saturday & Sundays through November. 10 AM - 3PM. Exhibit featuring photographs of the Tilghman Packing Company from the Hollyday collection, of Eastern Shore people and places from the land, water, and air; the collection includes over 200 images of Tilghman Island and the Packing Company. Lee House, 6031 Tilghman Island Road, Tilghman Island, MD.

Classic Motor Museum - Every weekend Fri & Sat 11 AM - 5 PM & Sun 11 AM - 4 PM. 102 E. Marengo Street, St. Michaels 410-745-8979.

Cars and Coffee at the Classic Motor Museum - 9 AM - 11 AM Every Saturday beginning March 31st.  Meet collectors who will bring their classic cars for show and tell. Bring your own pre or post-war classic car. 102 E. Marengo Street, St. Michaels. Free. 410-745-9303.

Kent Island Farmer's Market - Every Thursday 3:30 - 6:30 PM. Indoor market open year round. Christ Church, 830 Romancoke Road, Stevensville, MD 21666.

Tai Chi - Every Tuesday and Thursdays at 9 AM. Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford. 410-226-5904. $10 per class.

Steady & Strong Exercise - Every Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:30 AM. Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford. 410-226-5904. $8 per class.

Cambridge Historic Walking Tour - Every Saturday 11 AM. Hear the fascinating stories: Napoleon's involvement in Cambridge, the prominent woman who returned from the dead, the house that was cut in two and more. Tours begin at Long Wharf Park, (near High and Water Streets). Admission $10 per person, advanced reservation requested. 410-901-1000. Self-guided walking tours available at the Dorchester Visitor Center, 2 Rose Hill Place, Cambridge.

Easton Walking Tours departing from the Tidewater Inn or from your location in downtown Easton. Tours are led by a local historian with ten years of experience in Talbot County history. Tours can be designed with consideration to personal/special interests. Available by reservation only. Admission charge $20 per person.  https://walkingtourstalbot.wordpress.com

Soup 'n Walk - Third Saturday of the month, February through November, 11AM - 1:30 PM. Nature, Nurture, Nutrition. Following a guided walk with a docent naturalist, return to the Visitor's Center for a delicious and nutritious lunch along with a brief talk about nutrition. Copies of recipes are provided. All gift shop purchases are 20% off on Soup 'n Walk days. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Fee $30 for non-members, $25 for members. 410-634-2847.

Chesapeake Ghost Walks Easton - 1.5 - 2 hour tours. Haunted capital – Easton was the eastern capital of MD. It has a haunted courthouse, jail and secret passage known as Magazine alley, plus 2 healing trees. Hear about the ghost or ghosts that ride the elevators in several buildings near the courthouse. Chesapeake Ghosts. Advanced reservation required. Tickets & schedule available online. 443-735-0771.

Dog Walks - First Thursdays & Second Saturdays of the month. 10 - 11 AM. Join Arboretum staff and/or volunteers for a stroll along the best paths for exploring with your furry friend. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Free for members/$5 non-members. 410-634-2847.

Easton First Friday Gallery Walk - April - December. Easton galleries extend their hours, open new exhibits and serve lite bites and refreshments, to invite visitors on a tour of artistic adventure. Many downtown retailers are also open later into evening. Make a dinner reservation and spend the entire evening in Town Center. 410-690-3040.

Easton Farmers Market - Every Saturday  8 AM - 1 PM Mid-April -Mid- December.  Live music 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM.  Over 20+ vendors offering a variety of fresh fruits, organic vegetables, mushrooms, pork, eggs, sauces, cheese, baked goods, pies, tarts, cheesecake, flowers, plants, dog treats, local crab meat, rum, kombucha and handcrafted gift items. 100 Block North Harrison Street Parking Lot, (adjacent to Easton Market Square), Easton. 410-822-0345. Market Master E-mail: marie@avalonfoundation.org Visit the web site: avalonfoundation.org/ under the tab "Community" for more information.

St. Michaels Farmers' Market - Every Saturday 8:30 - 11:30 AM (April - Mid November). Produce only. 204 S. Talbot Street, St. Michaels. E-mail: stmichaelsmarket@gmail.com

St. Michaels Museum Docent Walking Tours - May to October on Saturday 10 AM. "Historic St. Michaels: its People, Places and Happenings or Frederick Douglass, a Slave, in St. Michaels 1833-1836. Admission $10 per person. A Walking Tour of Historic St. Michaels Map is also available for individual touring. 410-745-9561.

The Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester invites you to sail on the beautiful Choptank River departing from Long Wharf located at the end of High Street, Cambridge, MD. Public Sail hours of operation most Saturdays, May to October, 1 - 3 PM. Advanced reservation recommended. Limit 20 passengers per trip. Sunset/special cruises and private charters are also available. 410-228-7141. E-mail: info@skipjack-nathan.org

Oct 10: 22nd Annual Academy Art Museum Craft Show Preview Event - 5:30 PM. Indoor, juried craft show featuring approximately 70 artists from across the United States encompassing all craft media, basketry, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, sculpture, and emerging artists. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Admission $125 per person. 410-822-2787.

Oct 11: Missy Andersen & Her One Man Band - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Oct 11 - 13: 22nd Annual Academy Art Museum Craft Show - Fri & Sat 10 AM - 6 PM; Sun 10 AM - 3 PM. Indoor, juried craft show featuring approximately 70 artists from across the United States encompassing all craft media, basketry, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, sculpture, and emerging artists. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Admission $12 at door. Free admission on Sunday for families. 410-822-2787.

Oct 12: 10th Annual Harvest Festival - Noon to 6 PM. It will be a day long celebration of the end of our Harvest Season! There are plenty of things to do for the adults and kids alike. Food vendors, craft vendors, hay rides, pony rides, agricultural demonstrations, grape stomping, moon bounce, and so much more! Wine tastings include a souvenir wine glass. Kids receive free goody bags, while supplies last! Layton's Chance Vineyard & Winery, 4225 New Bridge Road, Vienna. Advance tickets $12; $15 at the door. Free admission for Gold Leaf Members & those under the age of 21. No reservation required. E-mail: info@laytonschance.com 410-228-1205.

Oct 12: Horn Point Laboratory's Open House - 11 AM - 4 PM. The best day of the year for the community to learn about science of the Bay. Explore environmental science through exhibits, presentations, and hands-on activities. Board the research vessel Rachel Carson and explore aquaculture and more at the boat basin. Visit the East Coast's largest oyster hatchery to explore the iconic oyster from baby spat to restoration sanctuaries. Games and free t-shirts for the kids and flood for all provided by Ruritans. A great family event, plan to spend some time with us and learn about the amazing world of marine scientists. 2020 Horns Point Road, Cambridge. FREE. 410-221-8408 or email:cstarr@umces.edu

Oct 12: Fairyfest -  11 AM - 3 PM. Follow a trail of fairy houses along enchanted forest paths, hunt for gnomes in Emily's Play Garden, and join in a meadow maypole dance. Make magical crafts, take a dragon tram ride, and try your hand at archery and magical games. Live entertainment by Shore Shakespeare and the Sammati Dane Troupe, Unicorn rides, food and drink, and ice cream from Nice Farms Creamery will be available for purchase. Admission $10 for Adults and children ages 3 and above, free for children ages 2 years and under. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. 410-634-2847.

Oct 12: Family Day - 1 - 4 PM. Families will have a chance to explore the Museum through hands-on activities and family friendly exhibits, perfect for a day of family fun. Compete in the Crab Challenge Course, see the schooner AJ Meerwald on its visit to St. Michaels, climb to the top of the Hooper Strait Lighthouse, check out progress on the new Maryland Dove, and more! Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels. General Admission. Free CBMM members. 410-745-2916.

Oct 12: Eastport Oyster Boys - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Oct 13: Adkins Arboretum Lecture Series Session One - The Renaissance - 1:30 - 2:30 PM. Join Benjamin Tilghman, assistant professor of art and art history at Washington College for this program focusing on the Renaissance artists Albrecht Durer, Albrecht Altdorfer, and Leonardo da Vinci. All three helped to revolutionize artistic depictions of the natural world, their approaches are different in ways that highlight diverging ideas about nature in the 16th century. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Admission fee $15 members/$20 non-members. 410-634-2847.

Oct 17: Easton Choral Arts Society present "A Singable Feast" - 7:30 PM. From appetizers and ale to cakes and coffee, this concert will leave patrons hungry, with songs about food from the classics, Broadway and jazz. Featured will be the hilarious PDQ Bach work, The Seasonings, written by Peter Schickele. Christ Church, 111 S. Harrison St., Easton. Admission $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Students admitted free with a reservation. 410-200-0498. E-mail: eastonchoralarts@gmail.com

Oct 17: Frank Bignola's Hot Jazz Guitar Trio - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Oct 18: Danny Burns - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Oct 19: Tilghman Island Day - 10 AM - 5 PM. Live music, fresh seafood, boat docking contest and races. Fun for the entire family! Tilghman Island.

Oct 19: Comedian Jason Weems - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Oct 19 & 20: Fall Into St. Michaels - Residents, businesses and visitors enjoy the beauty of the foliage color change in historic St. Michaels. Special events include the pumpkin carving contest. St. Michaels.

Oct 20: Adkins Arboretum Lecture Series Session Two - The Romantic Era - 1:30 - 2:30 PM. Join Benjamin Tilghman, assistant professor of art and art history at Washington College for this program highlighting Romantic-era artists such as Caspar David Friedrich and John Constable and explores how trees played a role in their attempts to bring together the sublime power of the natural world with changing ideas about the environment and national identity. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Admission fee $15 members/$20 non-members. 410-634-2847.

Oct 20: Easton Choral Arts Society present "A Singable Feast" - 4 PM. From appetizers and ale to cakes and coffee, this concert will leave patrons hungry, with songs about food from the classics, Broadway and jazz. Featured will be the hilarious PDQ Bach work, The Seasonings, written by Peter Schickele. Christ Church, 111 S. Harrison St., Easton. Admission $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Students admitted free with a reservation. 410-200-0498. E-mail: eastonchoralarts@gmail.com

Oct 20: Chandler Travis Phiharmonic - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Oct 24: Sean Mullions - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Stoltz Listening Room, 2nd Floor, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Oct 25: Medium Debbie Wojciechowski - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Oct 26: Pressing Strings - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Oct 26: OysterFest - 10 AM - 4 PM. Get ready to sip, slurp, and savor at the Chesapeake Bay's favorite fall festival! The event features live music on two stages, boat rides, retriever demonstrations, oysters and other local fare, an oyster stew competition and cooking demonstrations, along with children's activities, oyster demonstrations, harvesting displays and Chesapeake-related documentary screening. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels. Admission charge Adult $18, Senior 65+ $15, $6 ages 6 - 17, Free children 5 years and under, CBMM members $5 & members child free. 410-745-2916.

Oct 27: Adkins Arboretum Lecture Series Session Three - Contemporary Artists - 1:30 - 2:30 PM. Join Benjamin Tilghman, assistant professor of art and art history at Washington College for this program explores how contemporary artists such as Ai Wei Wei, Andy Goldsworthy, and Giuseppe Penone have used trees to highlight the fraught but meaningful relationship between humanity and the environment. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Admission fee $15 members/$20 non-members. 410-634-2847.

November 2019

Nov 1 - Dec 2: Working Artist Forum Juried Exhibit & Sale - During normal hours. Talbot County Free Library, Easton Branch, 100 W Dover Street, Easton. 410-822-1626.

Nov 1: First Friday Gallery Walk Reception - Meet Hiu Lai Chong, and internationally known oil painter who has received numerous awards, including the Grand Prize and other outstanding recognition at Plein Air. Come meet Hiu Lai, view and purchase her outstanding art. Studio B Art Gallery, 7 B Goldsborough Street, Easton.

Nov 2: Swamp Donkey Newgrass  - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Nov 7 - 10: Working Artist Forum Exhibit - WAF will be part of the Waterfowl Exhibits with members showcasing their art for sale. Talbot Country Free Library, 100 W. Dover Street, Easton. Open to the public through the month of November. 410-822-1626.

Nov 8 & 9: Session Americana (Three Shows!) - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Nov 8 - 10: 49th Annual Waterfowl Festival - Wildlife art show, sportsman's expo and small-town festival celebrates all things "Eastern Shore" and showcases Easton in its autumn glory. Meet the country's finest wildlife artists: painters, sculptors, carvers and photographers, and see their work in galleries spread across historic downtown Easton. Easton. 410-822-4567.

Nov 9: Dominick Farinacci - 8 PM. Presented by Jazz on the Chesapeake. Christ Church, 111 S. Harrison St., Easton. General admission $45. 410-819-0380.

Nov 15: Hogslop String Band - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Nov 16: Mark Wade Trio - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Nov 22: Classic Albums Live: LA Woman-Doors - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Nov 23: Robbie Schaefer Solo - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Nov 30: XPD's Dance Party - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

December 2019

Dec 5: Chris Botti - 7 PM. Chesapeake College, Todd Performing Arts Center, Wye Mills. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Dec 7: Holiday Open House & Wreath Sale -  10 AM - 4 PM. Ring in the season with local greenery for a beautiful Eastern Shore holiday! Shop for handmade evergreen wreaths crafted from the bounty of the Arboretum's forest and gardens. Find the perfect gift in the gift shop. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. 410-634-2847.

Dec 7: Holiday Greens Workshop -  10 AM - Noon. Join floral designer and Arboretum docent Nancy Beatty to created an elegant centerpiece to grace your holiday table. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Fee $40 members/$50 non-members. 410-634-2847.

Dec 7: David Bromberg Quintet - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Dec 13 - 15: Christmas in St. Michaels - St. Michaels

Dec 16: Adkins Arboretum A Longwood Christmas Bus Tour - Noon - 9 PM. Join us in the Conservatory for organ singalongs, strolling carolers, performances, and holiday horticulture that showcases more than 6,000 seasonal plants. Outside, illuminated stars, colorful fountains, and a half-million lights fill the landscape with festive cheer. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Fee $75 members/$95 non-members. Pre-registration required by December 1st. 410-634-2847.

Dec 29: Yarn - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Dec 31: First Night Talbot - Easton

January 2020

Jan 25: Classic Albums Live: David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

April 2020

Apr 4 & 5: 9th Annual Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival - 10 AM - 5 PM. Waterfront location at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels.

Apr 30: Classic Albums Live: Tome Petty's Damn the Torpedoes - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

 

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