Summer is Here!

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. 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. Visit our unique antique shops, eclectic art galleries, Art Museum, and our visitor friendly coffee shops. Extend your visit and indulge in a cozy stay in one of our gracious Victorian Bed and Breakfasts or Historic Inns, enjoying a leisurely morning breakfast before exploring the 8th Best Small Town in America.

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.

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.

Maryland State Park Passports and Trail Guides available online at http://shopdnr.com from The Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Be prepared for Summer/Fall travel and Bay Bridge conditions.

  • Do not use mobile devices while driving.
  • Do not tailgate. Leave 3 seconds between you and the car in front of you.
  • Avoid distractions and sightseeing when crossing the bridge.
  • Follow overhead lane signals and obey speed limits.
  • Make sure headlights, taillights, brake lights and blinkers are all properly functioning.
  • Plan ahead – call 1.877.BAYSPAN for real-time traffic conditions.
  • Visit baybridge.com for live traffic cams.
  • Make sure your E-ZPass Maryland account is up-to-date by visiting ezpassmd.com.

Events

March 2020

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.

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

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 Depart., Creamery Lane, Easton. 410-822-4848.

Easton First Friday Gallery Walk – Galleries are open later into evening, featuring new exhibits and discussions with artists.

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, St. Michaels.

Dog Walks First Thursdays, 10 – 11 AM. Join fellow dog walkers to explore the Arboretum’s paths with your furry friend. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Admission $5 for non-members/free for members.

First Saturday Walks – 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 garden. Tours begin at the Visitor’s Center and lasts for approximately one hour. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Admission $5 for non-members/free for members.

Dog Walks Second Saturday, 10 – 11 AM. Join fellow dog walkers to explore the Arboretum’s paths with your furry friend. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Admission $5 for non-members/free for members.

Chesapeake Ghost Tours – Ghost Walks & Bus Tours. Step into the mystical landscape of the Eastern Shore. Experience the history and the “mystery” of Chesapeake Country. The spirits of watermen, pirates, seafood barons, slaves, politicians, witches, and murderers lurk in the shadows…haunting the towns, waterways and farms. Let our storytellers enchant as you enter the Chesapeake spirit world. A different tour every weekend including Berlin, Ocean City, St. Michaels, Cambridge, Easton, Salisbury, Pocomoke Forest, Princess Anne, Snow Hill, Denton and Crisfield. Advance ticket purchase required. Tickets $20 adults/$18 for children 8 to 12 years of age, free for children under 8 years of age. 443-735-0771.

Mar 1: Crawfish Boil and Muskrat Stew Fest – Noon – 6 PM. Featuring muskrat stew, smoked muskrat, boiled crawfish, crawfish cakes, crawfish chowder, raw oysters and oyster fritters along with conventional festival food. Blues legend Jimmy Cole returns with the 911 All-Stars to headline this year’s festival. Craft beer, hand-crafted bloody Mary’s and orange crushes will be available, as well as, non-alcoholic options. Craft vendors will also be on hand. Sailwinds Park, Governor’s Hall, 200 Bryn Street, Cambridge. Admission $5. E-mail: info@dorchesterchamber.org 410-228-3575.

Mar 3: Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip – Riviera Holiday – 10 AM – 9 PM. The world’s leading floral and garden designers will immerse visitors in the sights, scents, and tastes of the region. Citrus trees and sweeps of lavender will form a vision of Riviera life along intimate pathways to a whole new crop of experiences, garden displays, and artistic design. Sponsored by Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Various locations for pick-up and drop off. Admission $120 non-members/$95 members.

Mar 5: For All Season’s Heart & Music Gala – 6 PM. Join the cast for a great show filled with talent and entertainment, cocktails and dinner. Benefit All Seasons, non-profit Behavioral Health and Rape Crisis Center. Oxford Community Center, Oxford. Advanced reservation required. Admission$150 per person. 443-258-2130.

Mar 6 & 7: For All Season’s Heart & Music – 8 PM. Director Ed Langrell and Music Director Ellen Barry Grunden showcase the best of the songs featured over the past 10 ears of performances. Benefit All Seasons, non-profit Behavioral Health and Rape Crisis Center. Oxford Community Center, Oxford. Admission$25 for adults/$10 for students. 443-258-2130.

Mar 6: Easton First Friday Gallery Walk – Galleries are open later into evening, featuring new exhibits and discussions with artists.

Mar 6: Allegra! Women’s Chorus Celebrating Women in Song – 7 PM. Trinity Cathedral, 315 Goldsborough Street, Easton. Free admission.

Mar 6: Judy Collins – Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Mar 7: The Fabulous Hubcaps  7:30 – 10:30 PM. The Fabulous 50’s Flashback event includes food and a cash bar, along with awards presented to the winners of the best 1950’s costume and dance-off competitions. The Hubcaps are known for entertaining audiences throughout the country with their classic rock-n-roll performances and showmanship. The theme carries in the eats and treats served, including hoagies, penny candy root beer floats, and more. A cash bar will be available serving wine, beer and spirits. Benefit St. Michaels Community Center. St. Michaels Inn, Ballroom, 1228 South Talbot Street, St. Michaels. Limited tickets, advanced purchase required. E-mail: trish@stmichaelscc.org 410-745-6073. Admission $50. Costumes are encouraged, not required. Event limited to adults of 21 years of age and above.

Mar 7: High Voltage – AC/DC Tribute – 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Mar 7: Second Annual St. Michaels ChocolateFest – 11 AM – 5 PM. Chocolate lovers will enjoy strolling throughout the town to indulge in many chocolate concoctions during the Chocolate Crawl, sampling amazing artisan chocolates, dessers, locally crafted wine, beer and spirits. St. Michaels. Tasting tickets purchased in multiples of 5. 410-745-0411.

Mar 7: Annual German Dinner – 4:30 – 7 PM. Using family recipes including potato leek soup, sauerbraten with gingersnap gravy, bratwurst, mashed potatoes, German potato salad, sauerkraut, red cabbage with apples, green beans, bread, coffee and ice tea. Carry-outs available. Desserts also available for purchase.  Immanuel United Church of Christ, 5401 Whitehall Road, Cambridge. Tickets $18 (13 years and up); children between 5 & 12 years cost $8 and children 4 and under are free. 410-228-4640 or 410-228-5167.

Mar 8: Hoopers Island Gun Bash – 11 AM. Admission to the Gun Bash includes a chance to win guns, bows, and cross bows, as well as, cash an ATV, a boat, and more. There will be food, drinks, and side raffles with more guns to win. Admission includes all food and drink. The event benefits the Hoopers Island Volunteer Fire Company. Sailwinds Park, Govenor’s Hall, 200 Byrn Street, Cambridge. Event tickets $45 per person. 410-397-3631 or 410-397-3640.

Mar 8 – April 6: Yarn Storming – Tree Sweaters 2 – 4 PM. Sponsored by the Arboretum in partnership with the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore, Yarn Storming will present an opportunity for local fiber artists to create a whimsical and exciting visual experience in the trees around the Visitor’s Center. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely.

Mar 14: St. Patrick’s Day Concert by Mid-Shore Community Band – 7 PM. Easton Elks, 502 Dutchman’s Lane, Easton. Free admission.

Mar 14: 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, St. Michaels.

Mar 14: Cambridge Second Saturday and Art Walk – Featuring free art gallery receptions, as well as, specials in the independently owned shops and great dining. Live music is on tap at several restaurants later in the evening. Downtown Cambridge.

Mar 15: Jazz Brunch with Conservatory Classic Jazz Band – 11 AM & 1:30 PM. Enjoy the smooth sounds of the Conservatory Classic Jazz Band while dining on a New Orleans inspired brunch at the Hunter’s Tavern. Tidewater Inn, 101 East Dover St., Easton. Advance reservation required, limited seating. 410-822-4034.

Mar 15: Mari Black – Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Mar 17: Saint Patrick’s Day Festivities – Potato Races, (6:15 PM), take place on Washington St. immediately following the Parade, (5:50 PM).

Mar 21: Soup ‘n Walk Early Blooms, Songbirds, & Spring Frogs – 11 AM – 1:30 PM. Following a guided walk with a docent naturalist, you’ll 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. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Admission $30 for non-members/$25  for members.

Mar 21: Easton VFW Bull-n-Oyster Roast – 1 PM. Silent Auction, Cake Wheel and 50/50 raffle. VFW, 355 Glebe Ave., Easton. Admission $35 in advance, $40 at door, children ages 6 to 12 years of age $15, children under 6 years of age free.

Mar 21: Maureen Choi Quartet – 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Mar 25: Talbot County Garden Club’s Winter Speaker Series Featuring George Coombs – 1:30 PM. “Great Native Plants for the Home Landscape” Discussion  will include the use of native plants and real world examples of how they can easily be incorporated into the home landscape. Talbot County Free Library, West and Dover Sts., Easton. Free admission. 202-904-7265.

Mar 27: James McMurtry – 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Mar 28: Daffodil Days – St. Michaels.

Mar 28: Underground Railroad, Civil War and Reconstruction in Caroline County Walking Tour – Noon – 2 PM. D.C.based historian John Muller will lead thematic-walking tour. Wharves of Choptank Visitor & Heritage Center, 3 Crouse Park Lane, Denton. Tickets available online. Cost is $12.50/$10 for veterans, first responders, educators, and watermen. Free to local students when accompanied by an adult. 202-236-3413. http://www.eventbrite.com

Mar 28: Frederick Douglass and the Irish: A Presentation by historian John Muller – 6 – 8 PM. Market Street Public House, 200 Market Street, Denton. Tickets available online. Cost is $15/$10 for veterans, first responders, educators, and watermen. Free to local students when accompanied by an adult. 202-236-3413. http://www.eventbrite.com

Mar 28: A Readers’ Theatre Celebration of Lucille Fletcher Dinner Show – 7 PM. “Sorry, Wrong Number” and “The Hitchhiker” – two plays blended into one evening! Presented by the Tred Avon Players. Dinner catered by Robert Morris Inn. Oxford Community Center, Oxford. Advanced reservation required. Admission $60. 410-226-5904.

Mar 29: Frederick (Bailey) Douglass in St. Michaels Walking Tour – 9:30 – 11:30 AM & 1 – 3 PM. D.C. based historian John Muller will lead thematic-walking tour. St. Michaels Museum, 201 East Chestnut Street, St. Michaels. Cost is $18/$12.50 for veterans, first responders, educators, and watermen. Free to local students when accompanied by an adult. 202-236-3413. http://www.eventbrite.com

Mar 29: A Readers’ Theatre Celebration of Lucille Fletcher Matinee – 2 PM. “Sorry, Wrong Number” and “The Hitchhiker” – two plays blended into one evening! Presented by the Tred Avon Players. Oxford Community Center, Oxford. Admission $10. 410-226-5904.

April 2020

Tilghman Watermen’s Museum – Every Saturday & Sunday through Nov. 10 AM – 3 PM. Exhibits featuring photographs of the people and places from the land, water, and air. Lee House, 6031 Tilghman Island Road, Tilghman Island. 410-886-1025.

Phillips Wharf Enviornment Center – Thurs – Mon 10 AM – 4 PM. 6129 Tilghman Island Road, Tilghman Island. 410-886-9200.

Apr 2: Dead Horses – Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Apr 3: Vance Gilbert – Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

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 5: Easton Airport “Cruise In” – Noon. We welcome automobile enthusiasts and aviation lovers out to the airport for a day of winged and wheeled fun! Our friends at Chesapeake Classic Car Club organize the autos, while we organize the coll airplanes. Food vendors available. Easton Airport, Airport Road, Easton. Free admission, public welcome.

Apr 11: Opening Day Easton Farmers Market – 8 AM – 1 PM. (April 11 – Dec 12), live music 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM; over 20 vendors offering a variety of fresh fruits, organic vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, pork, eggs, sauces, cheese, baked goods, pies, tarts, cheesecake, bread, flowers, plants, dog treats, local crab meat, rum, kombucha and handcrafted gift items including soap, lotion, jewelry, & art work. 100 Block North Harrison Street Parking Lot, Easton. 410-822-0345.

Apr 11: Easton’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt – 10 AM – Noon. Over 4,000 eggs will be spread out on the Talbot County Courthouse Grounds! Also enjoy free face painting and an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Talbot County Courthouse Grounds, 11 N. Washington Street, Easton. Event sponsored by Easton Business Alliance. 410-690-4395.

Apr 17: Medium Debbie Wojciechowski – Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299. SOLD OUT

Apr 18: Soup ‘n Walk Spring Ephemerals & Pollinators – 11 AM – 1:30 PM. Following a guided walk with a docent naturalist, you’ll 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. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Admission $30 for non-members/$25  for members.

Apr 18: Opening Day St. Michaels Farmers Market – 8:30 – 11:30 AM. (April 18 – Nov 28). Promoting sustainable agriculture, bringing fresh local food to the center of town and improving food access and equity for the Bay Hundred community. Local farmers and food producers. Public Parking Lot at 204 S. Talbot St., St. Michaels.

Apr 18: Twelfth Annual Splendor – 5 – 8 PM. Lite fare by local restaurants, raw bar, beer and wine, live and silent auctions. Benefit Tilghman Watermen’s Museum. Advance tickets available. Tilghman Island Fire Department, 5996 Tilghman Island Road, Tilghman. Admission charge. E-mail: twm6031@gmail.com 410-886-2930.

April 24-26: Spring Open House & Native Plant Sale – Fri & Sat 10 AM – 4 PM; Sun Noon – 4 PM. Shop the region’s largest selection of landscape-ready native trees, shrubs, perennials, ferns, and grasses for spring planting. Guided walks, discounts for members. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely.

Apr 25: Bird Migration Walk – 8 – 10 AM. Join Wayne Bell to look for birds in the Arboretum’s forest and meadows. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Admission $5 for non-members/free for members.

Apr 25: 26th Annual Oxford Day – Family oriented celebration of life in a small town. Enjoy fun things as a dog walk & dog show; family hour in Town Park with games and prizes for the young, great music, lots of food, skipjack rides, sales and more. Town of Oxford.

Apr 25: 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala for the Neighborhood Service Center – 6 – 9 PM. The Milestone, 9630 Technology Drive, Easton. Advanced reservation required. E-mail: crobinson@nsctalbotmd.org 410-822-5015. Admission $75 per person.

Apr 25 & 26: 11th Annual WineFest at St. Michaels – Featuring nearly 400 wines from around the globe.Experience hundreds of highly-rated International, U.S. and Maryland wines at tasting venues located throughout the of St. Michaels. Each wine venue will retail its wine at special WineFest discount pricing. VIP venues also available. Various locations in St. Michaels.

Apr 25: Eric Hutchinson Band – 8 PM.  Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Apr 26: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn – 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

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

May 2020

May 9: Talbot County House & Garden Tour – 10 AM – 5 PM. Various locations throughout Talbot County. Tickets can be ordered online. Box lunches are also available and must be reserved prior to May 1. For house & garden tour information, bus schedule and more, please refer to the Garden Clubs website at www.talbotcountygc.org

May 9: Soup ‘n Walk Tuckahoe Creek, Beavers, & Beyond – 11 AM – 1:30 PM. Following a guided walk with a docent naturalist, you’ll 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. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Admission $30 for non-members/$25  for members.

May 12: New York Botanical Garden Bus Trip – 8 AM – 10 PM. Your next art-selfie destination may just be the Bronx! Our first spring visit to NYBG will include blooming magnolias and a massive exhibition by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The garden will be the only stop for the show, billed as “the first-ever large-scale exploration of the artist’s profound engagement with nature”. Sponsored by Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Various locations for pick-up and drop off. Admission $185 non-members/$155 members.

May 16: CASA 30th Year Celebration Galaxy Gala – The Gala will showcase starry nights and swirling constellations inside the Trident Hangar. Featuring cosmic and colorful lighting, lasers, and virtual reality entertainment with a futuristic look, guests will be transported into outer space. Delicious cuisine and themed beverages a la Gourmet by the Bay will be created with an “out of this world” theme in mind. A surprise raffle and unique entertainment sure to delight. Advanced reservation required. Admission $175 per person. 410-822-2866, ext 3.

May 16 & 17: 35th Fine Arts at Oxford – Sat 10 AM – 5 PM & Sun 10 AM – 4 PM. Featuring over 40 juried artist exhibiting and selling their fine art. Light lunch and refreshments available including the famous homemade strawberry shortcake and raffle drawings of artwork. Oxford Community Center, Oxford. Admission charge. 410-226-5904. E-mail: oxfordcc@verizon.net. Preview Gala Party with heavy hors d’oeuvres, refreshments & meeting with artists on Friday, May 15th at 6 PM.

May 23: Jazz at Woodland’s Edge – 4 – 6 PM. Enjoy cool jazz by the Peter Revell Band on a warms spring evening with a glass of wine in hand. Led by Revell on bass, this premier quartet includes trumpeter and vocalist Tim Stanley, guitarist Shawn Purcell, and drummer and percussionist Keven McDonald. Together and separately, these outstanding musicians have performed throughout the country and around the world. Beer by Bull & Goat Brewery, wine by Crow Vineyard & Winery, and small plates by the Ole Tapas food truck will be available for purchase. Limited seating available, recommend bringing a chair or blankets.  Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Advance ticket purchase recommended Adults $20, $5 for ages 3 to 18, free for ages 2 and under. Adult fee increases to $25 day of event.

May 30: St. Michaels Brewfest – This years Brewfest will feature over 100 beers including one-off’s, seasonal’s, collaborations and casks from local, regional & national breweries. Three locations within easy walking distance in the heart of town. Along with great beer & ales, and 10 bands, as well as, delicious food. VIP Packages available. St. Michaels. Admission. Tickets available online.

May 30: Celebrating Native Garden Tour – 10 AM – 4 PM. Spring Garden Tour will take you on a tour of several gardens from the Easton area toward the Wye River. Quiet sanctuaries on the water, herb gardens, and havens for birds and pollinators – these unique native gardens are sure to inspire. Sponsored by Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Advance ticket purchase recommended $30, day of the tour $35. Purchase tickets online.

May 31: Food Lab Forest Walk – 1-2:30 PM. Join the ethnobotanical research team from the Eastern Shore Food Lab at Washington College for a guided tree walk exploring historical foodways and future food resources. Discover how a permaculture approach toward plant functions supports ecological stewardship and food security. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Admission $20 for non-members/$15 for members.

June 2020

Jun 4: Forest Music – 3 PM. New Bassoon Institute, innovative musicians from Chestertown’s National Music Festival will present a unique performance in the forest, responding to one another’s playing in a musical conversation that winds through the trees. Light refreshments and a cash wine and beer bar will be available. Program begins at 3 PM, in the event of rain, the program will be held in the Visitor’s Center gallery. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Free admission, donations appreciated.

Jun 11: Glenstone Bus Trip – 9 AM – 5 PM. Located just 30 minutes from Washington, D.C., Glenstone seamlessly integrates art, architecture, and landscape into a serene and contemplative environment. Join us to explore the grounds and the new Environmental Center with Chief Sustainability Officer Paul Tukey. The Center embodies the latest thinking in sustainability and advances Glenstone’s mission of environmental stewardship. Sponsored by Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Various locations for pick-up and drop off. Admission $80 non-members/$65 members.

Jun 12: Keb “Mo” – 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Jun 19 & 20: 33rd Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival & the Arts at Navy Point – Wooden classics, vintage race boats, and other antique and Chesapeake Bay-related boats. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels. Admission charge. 410-745-2916.

Jun 27: Tap the Shore Explore the Best of the Mid Shore Local Food & Craft Beverages – An all day event beginning with registration and breakfast at the Tidewater Inn. Begin the tour on one of two routes to St. Michaels or Chestertown, spending the day discovering new eateries and great local craft drinks -wine, beer, rum, and more. Return to Easton to indulge in a chef prepared five-course dinner featuring ingredients from each stop highlighted on the tour. Cost of tour $250 which includes breakfast, transportation on one of the routes, (choose at registration), VIP tours and tastings at each stop on the route, and a cocktail hour and a five course dinner at the Academy Art Museum in Easton. Tickets are available for dinner only at $150, which includes the cocktail hour and a five course dinner. E-mail: events@thearcccr.org 410-384-4072.

Jun 27: Flight to Freedom Walk – 10 AM – Noon. This special walk is part of an area-wide commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S. The Arboretum’s native landscapes provide a context for exploring this period of history, implications of which still resonate today. As we walk, we’ll reflect on nature’s challenges-and opportunities-that faced freedom seekers who followed the Underground Railroad north. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Admission $5 for non-members/free for members.

Jun 28: Summer Wildlife Walk – 1-2:30 PM. During the summer months, life’s  pace picks up at the Arboretum. Join docent and Maryland Master Naturalist Margan Glover to explore habitats and locate the denizens that keep the Arboretum humming. Look for blooming flowers in the wetland, Jack-in-the-pulpit in the woods, butterflies, dragonflies, and more. All ages are welcome. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Admission $5 for non-members/free for members.

July 2020

Jul 4: Old-Fashioned Fourth Celebration & Parade – Bring the whole family to the old-fashioned Fourth Celebration at St. Michaels Museum in St. Mary’s Square! Children’s parade 10 – 11 AM, children encouraged to arrive before 10 AM & wear patriotic attire, decorated bikes and wagons, even pets, and join the parade. 201 E. Chestnut Street, St. Michaels. 410-745-9561.

Jul 11: Tilghman Island Crab Fest – 11 AM – 6 PM. Tilghman Island Volunteer Fire Dept., Kronsburg Park, Tilghman Island. Admission charge.

August 2020

September 2020

October 2020

Oct 10: Fairyfest – 11 AM – 3 PM. Bring your wings for a day of magic! Follow a trail of artisan fairy houses along enchanted forest paths, climb aboard the Neverland pirate ship, and join in a meadow maypole dance. Natural materials will be on hand for making an array of magical crafts. Live entertainment by the Mid Shore Dance Academy, Ampersand, and Shore Shakespeare. Dragon trams, archery, a labyrinth, and magical games are part of the fund. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Admission $10 per person for adults & children ages 3 & older. Children ages 2 and under free.

DTBA Tilghman Island Day – 10 AM – 7 PM. Tilghman Island Volunteer Fire Dept., Kronsburg Park, Tilghman Island. Admission charge.

November 2020

December 2020

Dec 14: A Longwood Christmas Bus Trip – Noon – 9 PM. Singalongs, strolling carolers, and performances that fill the landscape with festive cheer. Holiday horticulture that showcases more than 6,000 seasonal plants, illuminated stars twinkle above, colorful fountains dance to holiday music, and a half-million lights brighten the night. Sponsored by Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Admission $95 for non-member; $75.00 for members, (includes transportation, driver gratuity, and entrance fees). Three pick up/drop off locations.