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2014 EVENTS

 

JANUARY

            1ST- THE BIG DIP:  PUBLIC BEACH AT NOON IN ROCK HALL

            18TH- VIC VACUUM DANCE PARTY- Mainstay at 8pm

            20th- MARTIN LUTHER KING BREAKFAST:  RHVFC 7-10am.

 

FEBRUARY

            14TH- VALENTINE’S DAY STEAK DINNER:  RHVFC 5-7pm

 

MARCH

1st- ROCK HALL EXPO – RHVFC from 10am-3pm. The Rock Hall Expo showcases the businesses and services in Rock Hall and the surrounding area. Sample treats from local eateries and see the products and services available here.

 

1st- WINE DINNER WITH CHEF ROBBIE JESTER:  Five-course dinner featuring Crow Angus beef and other local products paired with Crow wines. Cost: $120 couple or $110 wine club couples. Limited to 20

 

7th- CHESTERTOWN’s 1st FRIDAYS:  5-8PM  Meander the red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of Historic Chestertown, while enjoying extended shop hours and arts and entertainment throughout Downtown. For a list of activities, please check this calendar for specific listings.

 

16TH- WINE AUCTION & RAFFLE FOR HOSPICESpend a Sunday afternoon on a private estate in Kent County, enjoying fine wine, food, and music while participating in both a fine-wine raffle and auction of one or two very special bottles of wine, to benefit local, community hospice services. $100 per person to attend, only 100 tickets available. Wine raffle tickets are $50 each. More information will be available in the local newspapers.

 

22ND- BABE & MYRTLE’S BDAY PARTY:  1-3PM  Small plates and appetizers prepared and paired with Crow Wines. Chef & Winemaker will discuss food presentation and how food compliments and or changes the wines paired. Cost $45. single or $40. wine club member.

          

28th- THIRTY-ONE & LONGABERGER BINGO:  6pm at the American Legion on Sharp St.  Adult Admission: $20 in advance or $25 at the door • Student Ticket: $10 (up to grade 5) • 20 Games of Bingo • Adult Admission gets 9 cards per Game • Student admission 3 cards per Game • Raffle Items for adults & kids • 50/50 Raffle • Daubers will be on sale as well.

 

29th- COUNTRY CRAFTS GUILD SPRING ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW:         10am-4pm Features unique handmade crafts including pottery, photography, jewelry, knitting, embroidery, soaps, lotions, herbs, pvc sculptures, wreaths, flowers, candy, quilts, paper crafts, woodwork, painting, teddy bears, shell crafts, honey and many more. Lunch available. Handicap accessable. $2.00 admission benefits the Fire Dept. Children under 10 free.

 

APRIL

 

4th- CHESTERTOWN’s FIRST FRIDAY:  Meander the red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of Historic Chestertown, while enjoying extended shop hours and arts and entertainment throughout Downtown. For a list of activities, please check this calendar for specific listings. 5-8pm

 

7th ANNUAL TIM KERN MEMORIAL CLAY SHOOT TOURNAMENT:            Clay Shoot–all proceeds go to the Timothy Kern Memorial Fund. 10am Registration. Noon Start. Hopkins Farm and Outdoor Entertainment, Turner's Creek Road, Kennedyville, MarylandFollowing the tournament, everyone is welcome to participate in the post-event party. Beer and wings will be provided free of charge to all tournament participants. $45 per shooter and a $10 donation is required at the door of post-event party for individuals that do not participate in the shoot. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

 

12th- SAVOR YOUR SENSES: The National Music Festival at Washington College invites you to Savor Your Senses, featuring Elaine Kwon. An evening of music and wine tasting with savories, to benefit the NMF Apprentice Scholarship Program. $75. Coat & tie requested.

 

12th- SPRING FESTIVAL:  Enjoy an afternoon of Easter egg hunts, egg decorating, pony rides, crafts and more! Special guest – THE EASTER BUNNY! All games and pictures with the Easter Bunny are included in the total cost – $7 ($9 if registered late). Age 12 and under. Registration begins March 1st each year.

 

18th- CRUISE NIGHT – Main Street 5:30-8:30pm

 

27th - TASTE OF THE TOWN- Sample food from the area's finest restaurants and chefs. Local beer and wine will be available as well.

 

MAY

 

2nd- ZERBINI FAMILY CRUISE: Sponsored by the Rock Hall Lions Club, the Zerbini Family Circus is a fun filled family event, camel and pony rides a wonderfully entertaining show and much more.  Located at the Civic Center in Rock Hall. Shows starting at 5pm & 7:00pm.

 

 

2nd - FIRST FRIDAY: Meander the red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of Historic Chestertown, while enjoying extended shop hours and arts and entertainment throughout Downtown. For a list of activities, please check this calendar for specific listings.

 

3rd-  GALENA’S DOGWOOD FESTIVAL:  9am-3pm  Fun for all ages. Car Show in the Plaza ~ Contact The Conners at 410 648 9974. Parade at 10AM on Main St. Crafts, Kids Corner games, Amusements, Face Painting, Baby Contest, Kids Talent Contest, Eastern Shore food in the Park. Live bands, food vendors and crafters also located at Main St. & Virginia Ave. Parking Lot. SRBC's 3rd Annual Beer Garden opens at 12 Noon behind 108 Main St.

 

3rd-MUSCLE CAR & HOT ROD SHOW:  RHYC

 

4th-SPRING BIKE FEST: Motorcycle enthusiasts return for a day of fun, food, cold beverages, live music, slow ride games and contests at Rock Hall Bayside Landing & Park, located in Rock Hall Harbor. For more information visit www.rockhallbikefest.blogsport.com



 

10th- Garden Club Plant Sale:  Located on Main Street from 9:00am-12 noon.

 

10th-  MOTHER’S DAY WINE & FOOD PAIRING WITH CHEF SEXTON:

 Small plates and appetizers prepared and paired with Crow Wines. Chef & Winemaker will discuss food presentation and how food compliments and or changes the wines paired. Cost $45. single or $40. wine club member.

 

16th- CRUISE NIGHT – Main Street 5:30-8:30pm

 

17th-KOLODNER OLD TIME MUSIC:  Located at the Mainstay at 8:00pm

 

17th: SAVAGE RACE MID-ATLANTIC:  Savage Race is an intense 5-7 mile obstacle run with 25 world class obstacles, mud, fire, and barbed wire. Completion requires teamwork, courage, and the will to push your limits farther than you ever have before. Run individually or create a team!

 

23rd-25TH: CHESTERTOWN’S TEA PARTY: Celebrating colonial resistance to British rule! Tea Toss Reenactment, Colonial Parade, Cocktail Party, Raft Race, Street Performances, Colonial Crafts, Strolling Musicians, Local Fare, 5k & 10 mile run and more! No admission for the festival, some events require tickets.

 

31st- ANNUAL ROCK HALL TRIATHALON:         International Triathlon. 1500m swim, 24.65-mile bike & 10K run. Sunday, June 1st Sprint Triathlon. 750m swim, 15-mile bike & 5K run. This event will start at 8 am. The Rock Hall Triathlon is nestled on the edge of the Eastern Shore of Maryland in picturesque Kent County. Only 18 miles from Baltimore "as the fish swims" (put your bike rack on a boat!) it will feel like you are racing on the edge of the world....and on the edge of history. George Washington took the Annapolis Ferry to Rock Hall nearly ten times before heading to Philly on horseback to work out America's Independence! The swim takes place in Rock Hall Harbor on the Chesapeake Bay, protecting athletes from any serious wind or chop. The bike course is a triathlete's dream. Wide-open ribbons of pavement with wide shoulders throughout most of the course take athletes though a huge expanse of countryside - this course is truly pancake flat! The run course is also pancake flat and takes athletes through the quaint neighborhoods and side roads of Rock Hall, MD.

 

JUNE

 

1st - ANNUAL ROCK HALL TRIATHALON: (continues)

 

6th - FIRST FRIDAY: Meander the red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of Historic Chestertown, while enjoying extended shop hours and arts and entertainment throughout Downtown. For a list of activities, please check this calendar for specific listings.

 

6th-8th : WATERMEN’S ASSOCIATION ROCKFISH TOURNAMENT: $10,000 first prize, $5,000 second prize and $3,000 third prize. Catch the fun and excitement of this big money tournament. Join the fleet or just watch as contestants weigh-in daily at the Rock Hall bulkhead in late afternoon. For more information visit www.marylandwatermen.com or www.rockhallmd.com.

 

7th- MUSIC IN THE PARK:  Located at the Fountain Park in Chestertown, MD.  Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.

 

7th- YOUTH FISHING DERBY: Join together with area businesses, organizations, and volunteers to teach children how to fish-not just for the sport of it, but for the family values it can instill. This special event includes prizes for casting, biggest fish of the day, biggest fish in a species and biggest fish in each age division. Free lunch and goodie bag to all registered children. Rod and reel give-away to first 75 to pre-register and arrive by 10am the day of event. Bait will be provided. $7 ($9 if registered late) Registration May 1st each year.Rain or Shine!

 

14th- NATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT: The Chester River Chorale reunites with Singing City, the Frederick Chorale, and the National Music Festival Orchestra in a monumental rendition of Guiseppe Verdi's Requiem led by Maestro Richard Rosenberg as the NMF completes its third year in Chestertown.

 

20th- CRUISE NIGHT: Main Street 5:30-8:30pm

 

20th- RHYC DOWN RIVER RACE- A Friday Regatta with O/D sailboats of many classes, racing from the dock at the Chester River Y&CC down the Chester River to the Rock Hall YC. This race starts the Regatta weekend at the RHYC.

 

21st- GRAND OPENING CHARLES SUMNER POST #25, G.A.R.- Built by Black soldiers returning from the Civil War, this building was used as the meeting place for the Union Veterans organization, Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) It has been restored and become a community center/museum/performance venue. This Juneteenth celebration features reenactors of B Company, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Festival 10 am to 6 pm- Ribbon Cutting 4:00 pm Civil War Encampment History Reenactments Music Games for children Tours of the building- Fish Fry and Crab Cakes

 

22ND- BAY TO BAY RIDE:  The Chestertown Lions Club welcomes cyclists to this summer's bicycling challenge, the Bay to Bay ride. The tour consists of four routes between 27 and 104 miles in length. The flat loop routes take in scenery of the heartland of the Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. The 27 mile ride goes through historic Downtown Chestertown for those who want a less challenging ride. Registration starts at 6:30am and ride begins at 7am. For more information visit www.chestertownlionsclub.org or call Jim at 410-778-4881, or register online at www.active.com.Cost: $25.00 until May 15, 2014$30.00 June 21, 2014$35.00 Day of ride

22ND – SASSAFEST RIVER JAM: Join Sassafras River Association at Georgetown Yacht Basin for our free annual River Awareness day! Enjoy live music, food, and drink on the Sassafras River!

 

22ND- LOST HEROES MEMORIAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE: Ride will include 5 gravesites where a wreath will be laid. To benefit the Nick Spry Memorial Fund, helping soldiers and their families.

 

JULY

 

3RD-  4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS: Welcome to the best pyrotechnic display on the East Coast. This is a 35-minute show choreographed to patriotic music. It can be viewed from the Bay and from anywhere in Rock Hall Harbor. 9pm, FREE! Rain Date: July 4th. 



 

4th- ROCK HALL FLAT FIVE FOOT RACE:  5 mile footrace through Rock Hall Maryland starting and ending at the town's Municipal Building.

 

4th- CHESTERTOWN’s JULY 4th FIREWORKS:  Experience the 4th in a small, historic town. Fireworks at dusk. FREE! For more information call 410-778-0500 or visit www.chestertown.com for viewing areas.

 

4TH- ANNUAL ROCK HALL JULY 4TH PARADE: Old-fashioned parade begins at 10am on Main Street. Then head for the Rock Hall Community Center for a taste of local food, festivities, music, crafts & more. For more information call 410-639-7611 or visit www.rockhallmd.com

 

5th- FISH FRY:  RHVFC 3-7pm

 

5th- MUSIC IN THE PARK:  :  Located at the Fountain Park in Chestertown, MD.  Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.

 

6TH-  KENT COUNTY WATERMAN'S DAY: A tradition of this small fishing village, Waterman's Day celebrates the men and women of Rock Hall, who have and still do, make a living fishing local waters. Most Patriotic Work Boat Contest, Anchor Toss Contest, Work Boat Docking Contest. Cash prizes. Food, music, dunking booth and fun for the entire family. Proceeds go towards scholarship fund for a waterman's child or grandchild. Located at the Rock Hall Bulkhead.

 

12TH- BBQ with CHEF SABRINA AT CROW FARM:  Featuring Crow Angus Beef and grilled seasonal vegetables. Wine tasting of selected wines or a glass of wine.

 

                18th- CRUISE NIGHT:  Main Street 5:30-8:30 pm

 

19th &20th- RHYC LOG CANOE RACES:  The most traditional sailboat racing on the Chesapeake Bay. Some of these boats are almost 100 years old. Originally working skiffs, converted to sail to "beat the other guy" to market they have been restored and converted to racing machines.

 

17th- KENT COUNTY FAIR: A traditional county fair, the Kent County Fair celebrates 32 years at the Kent Ag Center, a former US Army Nike facility, in 2014. Every year there are new events along with attractions fair goers have come to expect - great food, 4-H animal and project exhibits, farm exhibits, entertainment, 4-H auctions, vendors and so much more! A great family event right in your own backyard!

 

24th- CRAZY DAYS: Sidewalk sale with bargains galore. Children's activities in Fountain Park. Free Parking all three days. Located in downtown Chestertown. 

 

25th&26th- BAYSHORE CAMPGROUND CONCERT WEEKEND: Bayshore Campground’s annual band weekend. This event is for campers only. Make your reservation soon! Spots are limited! 

 

AUGUST

 

1st- FIRST FRIDAY: Meander the red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of Historic Chestertown, while enjoying extended shop hours and arts and entertainment throughout Downtown. For a list of activities, please check this calendar for specific listings.

 

2nd- 3rd ANNUAL CASH BASH:  RHVFC

 

2nd- BETTERTON APPRECIATION DAY:  Fun for the whole family! Baby contest, food, parade, craft vendors, corn hole tournament and of course COW PLOP BINGO! There will also be a 5K race starting at 10am. What better way to spend a summer day then out at the beach with the family for some fun in the sun!

 

9th-11th- PIRATES & WENCHES FANTASY WEEKEND: A vast me hearties! Buccaneers and landlubbers of all ages - Come by land or come by sea to Rock Hall for a town-wide waterfront theme party you won't forget! Decorated dinghy flotilla, Caribbean beach party, Live entertainment, Pirate ship cruises, Treasure hunts, Costume contests, and much, much more fun for the whole family. Costumes are encouraged. For more information, visit http://www.rockhallpirates.com/  

 

15th- CRUISE NIGHT:  Main Street 5:30-8:30pm

 

16TH- COCKTAIL CLASS WOODEN BOAT RACING: Perhaps you have read about Cocktail Class racing in Prop Talk or Chesapeake Bay Magazine; No? These are homemade 8 foot screaming machines, 6 and 8 HP classes tear through the water at unbelievable speeds. 40 + boats run short course heat racing close to the YC beach.

 

17th- ST. JOHN’s Bull ROASTJoin our 61st year "Bull Roast" tradition. Old eastern shore style. All-U-Can eat, all inclusive price. Pit beef slow cooked over open fire, sweet corn-on-the-cob, sliced tomatoes, assorted salads, Italian Sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, french fries, ice tea & beer. Live entertainment. Games for the kids & adults. Save on advance ticket purchase at web site.

 

17th- MILLINGTON DAY:  Parade, Craft Show, Car Show, Local Food Vendors, and Live Music.

 

23RD- FISH FRY AT WESLEY CHAPEL:  Wesley Chapel UM Church will be hosting its 53rd annual fish fry. This year the dinner has been changed to Saturday, and serving time will be 1-6pm. This is a real Eastern Shore Fish Fry. Eat in or take out.

 

31st: BY THE BAY CAR SHOW: Located at the Bulkhead on Bayside Ave. Registration at 9am-noon, trophies 3pm. Enjoy the beautiful cars and the view. Meet your friends and enjoy good food and music, 50/50, top 40 trophies and Best of Show.SEPTEMBER: FALL VOLLEYBALL TOURNEMENT: Bayshore Campground will be hosting the third  annual Volleyball tournament. For more information and to sign up please visit: http://www.kogvolleyball.com/

 

SEPTEMBER

 

5th-7th:  ANNUAL FALL VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:  Bayshore Campground will be hosting the 4th annual volleyball tournament.  For more information and to sign up, please visit:  http//www.kogvolleyball.com

 

13th- CHESTERTOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL:  Located at Wilmer Park in Chestertown.  Jazz performances throughout the afternoon. Food, beer and wine vendors. Concurrent with Art in The Park, same location.

 

19th – ANNUAL RIVER ROCK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Located at the Bulkhead on Bayside Ave. From 5:30am-3pm. Fishing awards will be presented at 4:30pm. For more information please visit www.riverrockmd.com.

 

19th- ROCK HALL CRUISE NIGHT BY SMILIN’ JAKE’S:  Located on Main Street.  Display of hot rods, classics, street rods and custom cars. Oldies music 5:30-8:30pm. No charge to enter or to view. So, dust off that old ride and come on down.

 

20th SCOTT D. LIVIE MEMORIAL BLUE CRAB GRAND MASTER’S LACROSSE TOURNAMENT:  WORTON PARK

 

20TH-  WTERFRONT FESTIVAL:  The Center for Environment & Society announces its 8th annual Waterfront Festival! Part of Fall Family Weekend at Washington College, CES celebrates the Chester River and the Chesapeake Bay with the famous cardboard boat regatta, environmental displays, crafts and games, food, and live music!

 

27th- CHESTER RIVER CRAB CHASE- 5K RACE & CRAB FEAST:  Located at Wilmer Park in Chestertown.  5K race (walk or run) in the morning, all-u-can-eat Crab feast from 11 - 3:30. Proceeds benefit local hospice services. Prizes for race as well as individuals and teams raising the most money for hospice! Truly a community event! Please attend!

 

OCTOBER

 

4th & 5th- WATERMAN’s TRIATHLON FESTIVAL:  The Maryland Triathlon Series is excited to bring another event to Kent County! We've relocated our Waterman's Triathlon, with a Half distance on Sat and a Sprint on Sun. Close out the 2014 tri season with us in Rock Hall!

 

5th- KENT COUNTY WATERMAN’S CRAB FEAST - RHVFC

 

10th- ST.MARTIN’S MINISTRIES ARTS DINNER & AUCTION: Located at the Rock Hall Fire House.  8th annual Arts Dinner and Auction to benefit Eastern Shore neediest families. Auction (silent and live) features works of the finest local artists and other interesting, desirable offerings.

 

                11th- THE 16TH ANNUAL ROCK HALL FALLFEST- CELEBRATING THE OYSTERS: In our 16th year of celebrating Fall Fest in Rock Hall, the time has come to celebrate the great heritage of Rock Hall by paying homage to the mighty oyster. Rock Hall Fall Fest will remain true to its roots as a fun family festival with a fantastic kids Court, craft booths and the best music this side of the Chesapeake Bay.

 

12th- ROCK HALL FALL BIKE FEST: Motorcycle enthusiasts return for a day of fun, food, cold beverages, live music, slow ride games, and contests at Rock Hall Bayside Landing. For more information visit www.rockhallbikefest.blogspot.com

 

17TH-18TH: SPOOKWALK: Prepare to be scared! This annual spook walk is put on by the RHVFD, and starts at 7pm.

 

24TH- GALENA LIONS CLUB HALLOWEEN PARADE:  Will join with Galena Elementary School Annual Fallfest 6pm. 

 

24TH-25TH: SPOOKWALK: Prepare to be scared! This annual spook walk is put on by the RHVFD, and starts at 7pm.

 

               25TH- HALLOWEEN PARADE & COSTUME CONTEST:  Rock Hall 6pm

 

25TH-26TH:  RIVER ARTS 15TH ANNUAL STUDIO TOUR:   For a great weekend adventure take RiverArts' free annual studio tour through Chestertown and picturesque Kent and Queen Anne's Counties. You'll meet some 60 artists and artisans in their studios, learn about their techniques and treat yourself to great original art at studio prices. Stop by the RiverArts Gallery to help plan your itinerary and preview examples of each artist's work.

 

31ST- SULTANA PROJECTS DOWNRIGGING WEEKEND TALL SHIP AND WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL: The harbor and wharfs of Chestertown will be filled to capacity on the weekend as ships from across the mid-Atlantic make their way up the Chester River to participate in the schooner Sultana's tenth annual Downrigging Weekend. Established in 2001, Downrigging Weekend marks the close of the schooner Sultana's sailing season and the beginning of Downrigging for many of the region's tall ships and traditional sailing vessels. The weekend will afford the public opportunities to view, board and sail on the assembled fleet and to join in celebrating the maritime heritage of the region. A fleet of "Tall Ships" and historic vessels are scheduled to participate in Downrigging Weekend 2010, including the KALMAR NYCKEL, PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II, schooner VIRGINIA, LADY MARYLAND, and more.  

 

NOVEMBER

 

1ST-LIONS CLUB OF CHESTERTOWN, HALLOWEEN PARADE:  This parade is co-sponsored by the Chestertown Lions Club and Washington College SGA. It is open to any/all who wish to participate. Cash prizes will only be awarded to the following (6) categories: PreSchool, Elementary, Middle, High School/Adult, Groups and Floats. Rain date—Sunday Nov.3rd - 3pm. For weather updates and the most current info. on this event, please reference the Chestertown Lions internet site listed above.

 

7TH- CHESTERTOWN’S FIRST FRIDAYS:  Meander the red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of Historic Chestertown, while enjoying extended shop hours and arts and entertainment throughout Downtown. For a list of activities, please check this calendar for specific listings.

 

28TH-29TH: COUNTRY CRAFTS GUILD FALL ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW:  Unique handmade arts & crafts including: fresh green, wreaths, plants, miniatures, house plaques, wood crafts, photography, paintings, American Girl doll clothes, pottery, knitting, crochet, machine embroidery, santas, snowmen, Christmas decorations & ornaments, candy, cheese, honey, soaps, lotions, potpourri, teas, herbs, stuffed animals, bulletin boards, weaving, bead, glass and silver jewelry, quilts, wall hangings, placemats, folk art. etc. Lunch served.

 

DECEMBER

 

6th-  WINTERFEST IN ROCK HALL:  Reindeer Stampede 5 K Run at 10am,  Sensitive Santa Parade at 1:30pm, Boat Parade & Santa’s arrival in the Harbor at 5:30pm,  Santa on Main Street with Music & More from 6-8pm. 

 

31ST: ROCK HALL CRAWL: Hat parade on Main Street, Fish Drop at Bayside Park. 6pm- midnight

 

**More events, details and Updates are available anytime at : 

 

            www.rockhallmd.com

            www.kentcounty.com

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