BaySHore Campground loacted in Rock Hall, Maryland
Toasting marshmellows at BaySHore Campground

2016 EVENTS

January

 

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

 

16TH- US BLUES SWAMP ROMP- Mainstay at 8pm

 

23RD- FRANCESCA BLANCHARD – Mainstay at 8pm

 

 

FEBRUARY

 

5th –History  Happy Hour- 4pm Brordley History Center

(Learn more about Kent County and Maryland history while enjoying a glass of wine.)

 

     5th- First Friday -5pm-8pm: Explore Chestertown's vibrant Arts & Entertainment District and enjoy longer shopping hours every First Friday of the month. Many retailers and galleries are open from 5-8pm and feature special exhibits, entertainment and refreshments. Restaurants entice with happy hour specials and unique culinary creations. Check our Facebook event page monthly for details!

 

6th-Third Annual Chester Gras-12:30 p.m. Tent Opens, 1:00 p.m. Parade

High Street between Mill Street & Spring Avenue

 

6th-Mardi Gras Dance Party-7:30 p.m.( Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street

 

 

 

13th-    Beth McDonald and Joe Holt  - Mainstay

 

19th- Chuck, Ken and Clairdee : The Great American Songbook-Mainstay 8pm

 

21st-Kent Chamber Music Concert-3:00 p.m.

A chamber music concert featuring Trio Simpatico performing on clarinet, horn and piano.

 

 

27th- Toby Walker- Mainstay-8pm

 

MARCH

 

 

4th-First Friday in Downtown Chestertown-5pm - 8pm

Explore Chestertown's vibrant Arts & Entertainment District and enjoy longer shopping hours every First Friday of the month. Many retailers and galleries are open from 5-8pm and feature special exhibits, entertainment and refreshments. Restaurants entice with happy hour specials and unique culinary creations. Check our Facebook event page monthly for details!

 

 

5th- The Bumber Jacksons-Mainstay 8pm

 

12th-   Spring Festival-1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Worton Park-10932 Worton Road, Worton, MD 21678

 

19th- 9th Annual Tim Kern Memorial Sporting Clays Tournament-10am

 Hopkins Hunting and Sporting Clays in Kennedyville, MD (Rain or shine)

mkern@chesapeakebenefits.com

 

26th-Country Crafts Guild Show 10am-4pm (R.H. firehouse)

 

 

APRIL

 

1st-:First Friday in Downtown Chestertown : 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

  

     9th- “SHOOT FOR THE STARS” CASINO NIGHT: 7-11pm:    Poker! Blackjack! Roulette! Craps! "Celebrity" dealers! Food! Drinks! Entertainment! Dancing! Prizes galore! Seating is limited so make your reservations early! Proceeds will benefit the residents and patients at UM Shore Nursing & Rehabilitation @ Chestertown (formerly "The Manor").

 

     16th- Easter Egg Hunt- 2:00 p.m. The Easter Bunny will be serving refreshments and giving prizes for Special eggs found by each age category.

 

 

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

 

24th-Draw for Sight Bicycle Poker Run-Reg 07:30a-08:30a / Ride starts at 08:30a / Ends 2:00pm-Chestertown Lions Club / contact Kitty Neff

 

 

MAY

 

1st Chestertown Taste of the Town-The 10th Annual Taste of the Town (& County) will be Sunday, May 1, 2016. Noon to 3pm. Spend an afternoon sampling signature dishes from Chestertown & Kent County's finest restaurants and caterers. Featured dishes range from nouvelle gourmet to regional classics such as Maryland Crab Soup. Diners will want to come early to view the Paint the Town artwork exhibited in Fountain Park.

 

 

6th- 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.

 

 

 

7th- GALENA’S DOGWOOD FESTIVAL:  9am-5pm  Fun for all ages.  This is our  annual festival and it will take place throughout Galena.

 

 

14th- ROCK HALL GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE:  Located on Main Street from 9:00am-12 noon.  Annual sale of home grown plants plus garden treasures and tasty baked goods. Proceeds are used for the beautification of Rock Hall.

 

21st- Cassie & Maggie MacDonald- 8pm Mainstay

 

 

 

27th-  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.

 

 

JUNE

 

 

3rd - First Friday in Downtown Chestertown: Explore Chestertown's vibrant Arts & Entertainment District and enjoy longer shopping hours every First Friday of the month. Many retailers and galleries are open from 5-8pm and feature special exhibits, entertainment and refreshments. Restaurants entice with happy hour specials and unique culinary creations. Check our Facebook event page monthly for details!

 

 

3rd- 22nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser- 8:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Chester River Yacht & Country Club

 

 

 

4th- ANNUAL ROCK HALL TRIATHALON and SPRINT:  Rock Hall Landing Marina, starting at 8am.  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!) and 90 miles from Philadelphia, Rock Hall is one of the friendliest, most laid back towns anywhere…and is full of history.   International Distance: 1500 Meter Swim (bay); 24.5 Mile Bike (flat); 10K Run (flat)  Sprint Distance: 750 Meter Swim; 15 Mile Bike (flat); 5K Run (flat)

 

5th-18th National Music Festival - At Washington College- National Music Festival - At Washington College

The National Music Festival at Washington College brings together inspiring mentors and the next generation of gifted musicians. All apprentices receive full scholarships. For two weeks each June, these musicians live & work together, presenting over 35 concerts —from solo recitals to large symphony orchestra performances with chorus. Composers range from Brahms to Britten, Cab Calloway & Duke Ellington to Louis Gottschalk & Phanos Dymiotis. Concert tickets $10-$20. Rehearsals–over 200 of them-are always free & open to all. Season passes $200 til 12/31/15 then $225. www.nationalmusic.org.

 

 

 

10th-12th -21st Annual Pro-Am Rockfish Tournament (For more information call 410-216-6610 or visit www.marylandwatermen.com)

 

 

JULY

 1st- Rock Hall Baby/Miss Rock Hall Contest

Opened to residents of Rock Hall or those children who live in an area that have or are eligible to attend school in the Rock Hall area. Baby contest from newborn to age four. Miss Rock Hall contest from age five to twenty-one in three different age categories. Registration and presentation of awards by Soroptimist International of Kent & Queen Anne's Counties, MD.

1st-First Friday in Downtown Chestertown

 

 

3RD- 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS: Over the Harbor at 9pm

 

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

 

 

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

 

 4th- Fireworks at Dusk in Chestertown

 

21st- Kent County Fair-  9am - 11pm (21349 Tolchester Beach Road)

The Kent County Fair is a traditional county fair featuring agriculture education, 4-H exhibits, great food and so much more. New exhibits, games, attractions and vendors are added each year. There is something to do for everyone. Highlights include great music each evening, the greased pig contest, the 4-H auctions, corn hole tournament, youth turkey calling contest and animal exhibits.
The fairgrounds is a former US Army Nike facility with barracks, guard shack and the base office, which also serves as the Fair office, still in place. Enjoy a day in scenic Kent County.

 

  

 22nd &23rd - BAYSHORE CAMPGROUND CONCERT WEEKEND: Bayshore Campground’s annual band weekend. This event is for campers only. This is not open to the general public.  To attend you must have a tent or RV site at Bayshore Campground, LLC.  Make your reservation soon! Spots are limited!  $40 per site for both concerts.

 

 

28th- Crazy Days -Downtown Chestertown's Annual Sidewalk Sale with bargains for every taste- books, clothing, jewelry, art, art supplies, crafts, home decor, music supplies. Face painting, street food.-

 

 

AUGUST

 

5th- First Friday in Downtown Chestertown

 

6th- Betterton Appreciation Day- 10:30 - 5:00pm

   Follow the parade down Main St. to the fun found at the beach. LIVE music, games, food, crafts, and vendors fill the beach. Take a walk around and check things out with your friends and neighbors or hang out on the beach all day. Family friendly event.

 

12th-14th - 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/  

 

   

 

20th - 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.

 

*** MILLINGTON DAY:  Date to be determined.  Parade, Craft Show, Car Show,   Local Food Vendors, and Live Music.

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

**Bayshore Campground, LLC 2nd Band Weekend.  Dates to be determined.

 

2nd- First Friday in Downtown Chestertown

 

3rd- By the Bay Car Show - 9:00 a.m. to  3:00 p.m.

 

11TH- REMEMRANCE DAY CEREMONY:  7:10pm  The town in conjunction with the Galena Fire Company will hold their Annual September 11th Remembrance Ceremony at the GVFC. All are welcome to remember the horrendous day where innocent people, Fire Fighters, Police and EMS lost their lives. Please come to remember them and honor them.

 

16th- LIONS CLUB COMMUNITY YARD SALE

 

 

17th - SCOTT D. LIVIE MEMORIAL BLUE CRAB GRAND MASTER’S LACROSSE TOURNAMENT:  Located at Worton Park, registration begins August 1st.  Call 410-778-1957 or email: info@kentparksandrec.org

 

30th-Oct 1- Chestertown Harry Potter Festival

     Grab your wand, hop on your broom, and come for a weekend of magic at the third annual Chestertown Harry Potter Festival on September 30 to October 1, 2016. Explore our colonial river town and join us for spectacular activities and events, for children and adults—wizards and muggles alike. The festival aims to celebrate the spirit and theme of Harry Potter while promoting our local community and its arts.

 

 

OCTOBER

 

1ST CONT…. Harry Potter weekend

 

1st - WATERMAN’s TRIATHLON FESTIVAL- HALF IRON DISTANCE:  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.

 

2nd-First Friday in Downtown Chestertown-

5pm - 8pm

 

7th- First Friday in Downtown Chestertown

 

 

3rd- CHESTERTOWN HISTORIC WALKING TOUR:  1pm-5pm Come enjoy autumn in Chestertown as you explore Colonial and Federal style homes, open to the public only during this special tour. Approximately twelve historic properties will be open, many restored to their original elegance.

 

 

8th- ANNUAL ROCK HALL FALLFEST- CELEBRATING THE OYSTERS: 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.

 

 

 28th- Sultana Education Foundation's Downrigging Weekend Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival- Foot of Cannon and High Streets, Chestertown,

Sultana’s Downrigging Weekend Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival has evolved into one of the largest annual Tall Ship gatherings on the East Coast. Visitors to festival can expect to see a waterfront packed with ships, schooners, and wooden boats; performances by world-class musicians; lectures by nationally recognized authors and filmmakers; plenty of opportunities to go sailing as part of a fleet of “Tall Ships”; and the chance to spend the weekend in Chestertown – one of America’s best preserved historic seaports.

 

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

4th- RiverArts Student/Mentor Art Exhibit-10:00 a.m. - 4:00 - 315 High St., Suite 106

 

4th- First Friday in Downtown Chestertown-

5pm - 8pm

 

11th- Veterans Day Ceremony 9:15 a.m.

Veterans Memorial in the Galena Cemetery

 

19th- Emmanuel Church Annual Christmas Bazaar-  8:30 a.m.

Entrance is free. Silent auction, Elegant elephants, Collectibles, Hand knitted items, Pre-owned jewelry, Plants, Christmas and Thanksgiving decorations, Gourmet goodies. Lunch 11:00 to 2:00. Preview Party, Nov. 18, 6:00 p.m. $15 at the door, includes wine bar and hors d'oevres. Proceeds to support various local charities.

 

25th- 53rd Annual Chestertown Antiques Show & Sale-

 Fri 4-7pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am - 3pm- Annual antiques show and sale to benefit special needs adults and children through horseback riding therapy.

 

25th- Santa's Arrival & Lighting of the Town- 6:30pm

 

26th- Kent County Christmas Parade- 10am

 

 

 

DECEMBER  

 

2nd- CHESTERTOWN 1ST FRIDAYS:  5pm-8pm

 

 31st : ROCK HALL CRAWL: Hat parade on Main Street Park. 6pm

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

 

           www.rockhallmd.com

           www.kentcounty.com

            www.townofchestertown.com

            www.townofgalena.com

            www.millingtonmd.us

 

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Summer season
May 1st thru November 1st
Winter Season
November 1st thru April 15th

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