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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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August 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.

Music in the Park Free Outdoor Concert - 6:30 PM - 8 PM. Thursdays, (Jun 13 - Aug 29), over the summer are for music in the park, featuring local artists from all across the Bay Hundred Area. Sponsored by the St. Michaels Community Center. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, friends, family, neighbors and picnic baskets. Free.

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 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

Aug 1 - Sep 25: Honoring WWII Veterans of Talbot County Exhibit - This exhibit honors the men and women who served in the military both in this country and overseas with special tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in WWII. Talbot Historical Society Museums  & Garden, Neall House Galleries, 29 S. Washington Street, Easton. 410-822-0773.

Aug 16: Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Aug 16 - 18: Working Artist Forum Exhibit - Opening reception on Aug 16 from 4 - 6 PM. The public is invited to enjoy refreshments and wonderful art during this reception. The exhibit continues through the weekend. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot Street, Steamboat Building Auditorium, St. Michaels.

Aug 17: Delmarva Big Band (Tidewater Inn Concert) - 7 PM Performance. Harrison Street, Easton. Bring a lawn chair for sitting. Sponsored by the Avalon Foundation in partnership with the Tidewater Inn. FREE family entertainment. 410-822-0345..

Aug 23: Robert Cray Band - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Aug 24: Guided Paddle and Tastings - 9 AM - 1 PM. Participants paddle along the Tred Avon River to watch the Chesapeake Bay's iconic sailing log canoe races and stop along the way to cool off with some ice cream from Scottish Highland Creamery in Oxford. Participants in this paddle will launch from Bellevue Landing, near the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry in Oxford. Event hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. $35 per person with their own kayak & gear; $65 per person for renting a kayak. Advanced registration required.

Aug 24: Mule Train (Tidewater Inn Concert Series) - 7 PM Performance. Harrison Street, Easton. Bring a lawn chair for sitting. Sponsored by the Avalon Foundation in partnership with the Tidewater Inn. FREE family entertainment. 410-822-7299.

Aug 26: Josh Ritter - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Aug 30 - Sep 1: 10th Annual Monty Alexander Jazz Festival - Six performances, featuring some of the best jazz musicians in the country! Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. Tickets available online. 410-819-0380.

Aug 30: 10th Annual Monty Alexander Jazz Festival - 8 PM. Nat King Cole at 100 with Allan Harris Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-819-0380.

Aug 31: 10th Annual Monty Alexander Jazz Festival - 11 AM. Free Community Concert Guitars Without Compromise with Randy Napoleon and Dan Wilson.  Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Free Admission. 410-819-0380.

Aug 31: 10th Annual Monty Alexander Jazz Festival - 2 PM. An Eagerly Awaited Return with Matthew Whitaker.  Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-819-0380.

Aug 31: 10th Annual Monty Alexander Jazz Festival - 8 PM. Monty Alexander Celebrates. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-819-0380.

September 2019

Sep 1: 10th Annual Monty Alexander Jazz Festival Jazz Brunch - 10 AM - Noon. Tidewater Inn, Dover & Harrison Streets, Easton. Advanced Reservation Required. Admission Charge. 410-819-0380.

Sep 1: 10th Annual Monty Alexander Jazz Festival - 2 PM. Where Gospel Meets Jazz with Cyrus Chestnut. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-819-0380.

Sep 1 - 25: Honoring WWII Veterans of Talbot County Exhibit - This exhibit honors the men and women who served in the military both in this country and overseas with special tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in WWII. Talbot Historical Society Museums  & Garden, Neall House Galleries, 29 S. Washington Street, Easton. 410-822-0773.

Sep 5: Adam Ezra Group - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Sep 6: Easton's First Friday - 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.

Sep 6: Leo and Cygnus/Church Grim - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Sep 6 - 8: Adkins Arboretum Fall Open House & Native Plant Sale - Shop the region's largest selection of landscape-ready native trees, shrubs, perennials, ferns, and grasses. Guided walks, discount for members. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. 410-634-2847.

Sep 7: Bird Migration Walks - 8 - 10 AM. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. 410-634-2847.

Sep 7: Sarah Bernstein - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Sep 10: Women & Girls Fund's 8th Annual Golf Day - Women golfers are invited to pick up tips, enjoy lunch and play in a 9-hole tournament. Talbot Country Club, Easton. Fee for the day includes the clinic, luncheon, golf cart, and 9 holes of golf $125 per person. 410770-8347.

Sep 12 - 14: Chestertown Jazz Festival - Chestertown

Sep 14 - 21: Plein Air Painting Workshop in Tuscany with Sara Linda Poly - Overseas trip staying in a lively private villa with the experience of painting under the tutelage of Sara in the Tuscan countryside! Studio B Gallery, 7B Goldsborough Street, Easton. Admission Charge. E-mail: betty@studiobartgallery.com  443-988-1818.

Sep 14: Dweezil Zappa "Hot Rats & Other Hot Stuff" - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Sep 14 & 15: Native American Festival - Vienna

Sep 19: Songs From the Road Band - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Sep 20: Gina Chavez Duo - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Sep 21: Easton Airport Day - 10 AM - 2 PM. Fun-filled annual event offering the whole family an opportunity to visit the local airport and see what flying is all about with many activities planned for the day. Easton Airport, Easton. Free admission.

Sep 21: Smooth Hound Smith  - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Sep 21: Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race - Cambridge

Sep 21: GrooveFest: Blues, Brews & BBQs - Cambridge

Sep 22: North Sea Gas - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Sep 26: Wynona Judd & The Big Noise - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Sep 27: Deadgrass - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Sep 28: Beer Garden - 4 - 6 PM. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. 410-634-2847.

Sep 28: Ironman Maryland - Cambridge

Sep 28: British Invasion Experience  - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Sep 29: Concours d'Elegance - Celebrating the 13th anniversary of St. Michaels Concours d'Elegance. Grand Classic Motor Cars, antique wooden speed boats, fashion, and casual elegance on Maryland's Easter Shore. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Fogg Cove Landing Waterfront Campus & the picturesque waterfront lawn of Inn at Perry Cabin, St. Michaels.

October 2019

Oct 2: Bus Trip to Winterthur Museum -  AAUW's Easton Branch is sponsoring a bus trip to Winterthur Museum. The special exhibit on view is "Costuming the Crown", displaying forty costumes created for the Emmy-winning Netflix series "The Crown". An hour-long tour of the main museum collection and a narrated tram ride through the extensive gardens, featuring 13 unusual "follies". Lunches are available in Winterthur's Pavilion restaurant. Bus departs Easton at 8:30 AM with return at 5 PM. Pre-registration & payment required by Sept. 15th. Charge $65 per person includes the bus ride and museum admission. 808-276-8078. E-mail: cassava39@goeaston.net

Oct 3 - 6: Chesapeake Film Festival - An interesting and diverse selection of films. An exclusive opening night party at 5 PM, at the Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton with a premier film and serving up appetizers and desserts by seven area restaurants.

Oct 4 & 5: Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XXXVI - Hundreds of amateur and professional boat builders, model boat builders and enthusiasts come from all over the region to display their skiffs, kayaks and canoes. Watch many of these one of a kid vessels race along the Miles River. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels. Admission charge. 410-745-2916.

Oct 5: Easton Beer Fest - Noon - 4 PM. Featuring 43 plus Breweries pouring 100+ craft beers from the Mid-Atlantic area, music entertainment, food, vendors, raffles and games of chance available. Must be 21 years of age with valid ID to enter. Easton. Admission charge.

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. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. 410-634-2847.

Oct 11 - 13: 22nd Annual Academy Art Museum Craft Show - Indoor, juried craft show featuring approximately 70 artists from across the United States. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton.

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 & 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 26: OysterFest - 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. 410-745-2916.

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 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.

December 2019

Dec 7: Wreath Sale & Holiday Open House - 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 13 - 15: Christmas in St. Michaels - St. Michaels

Dec 31: First Night Talbot - Easton

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.

 

 

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