Winter is Here – but Spring is Near!

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.

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 Fall/Winter 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

February 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.

Feb 1: Ken & Brad Kolodner – Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Feb 20: Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles – 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Feb 21: Duo Velour – Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Feb 22: Naked Blue & Christine Havrilla “Song Swapping” –Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Feb 27: Chastity Brown – Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Feb 28: Anthony Cannon (Two Shows) – Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Feb 29: Rik Ferrell and Keith Thompson of Roadhouse Clams – Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Feb 29: 3rd Annual Easton Choral Arts Society High School Choral Competition – 1 – 4 PM. Nine finalist high school choral ensembles compete for three monetary prizes. The competition, under the direction of Artistic Director Wes Lockfaw, will be adjudicated by three qualified judges. Easton High School Auditorium, 723 Mecklenburg Ave., Easton. Admission charge $10, students admitted free. 410-200-0498. E-mail: eastonchoralarts@gmail.com

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.

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

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

Mar 7: The Fabulous Hubcaps  7:30 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 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 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: 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 27: James McMurtry – 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

April 2020

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: 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: 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 & 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: Tome 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 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. Admission $20.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.