July 3 – STITCH & CHAT 10am. Free. St. Michaels branch, Talbot County Free Library. 410-745-5877.
May 31 – 1ST ANNUAL ST. MICHAELS BREW FESTIVAL featuring local brews and wines. St. Michaels.
Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 10am to 4pm at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and Muskrat Park in St. Michaels, MD. Enjoy a day out with family and friends at Faith Fest! FREE admission to a music and arts festival with Christian bands, children’s games, a guest speaker, food vendors, faith-based organizations and much more! To participate as an exhibitor, contact Marie at 410-829-3467 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available at http://stmichaelsfaithfest.org/.
Talbot Street in St. Michaels will be brimming with visitors, carolers, shoppers, and lots of winners on Saturday, December 3 for the 10th annual Midnight Madness town-wide event. Chances to win a Florida vacation and several giveaways—including six $1,500 gift baskets and a $1,000 St. Michaels shopping spree—will start being offered November 9 through participating St. Michaels merchants, and continued through December 3. Tickets are awarded through participating merchants to customers purchasing $10 or more in their shops November 9 through December 3.
Winners will be announced from the decks of Marco’s Restaurant beginning at 11:30pm on December 3. Participants must be present to win. Bed & breakfasts, inns, hotels, and merchants will issue double the tickets for overnight stays and purchases made on December 2 and 3.
The Florida vacation is donated by event sponsor, 107.1FM “The Duck” radio, who will be broadcasting live from 8-10pm during the December 3 event. The vacation package includes accommodations for 4 days/3 nights in Orlando, 2 days/2 nights in Daytona, and tickets for an off-shore gambling cruise for up to four people.
In addition to chances for prizes, Midnight Madness offers great sales to participants the entire day of the event, with shops open from 10am through midnight. “People from all over the mid-Atlantic come to St. Michaels year after year for Midnight Madness,” commented one of the event’s organizers, Brad Fout of Calico Toys & Games. “The town is beautifully decorated for the holidays, carolers are singing throughout town, and the sales are wonderful—it’s just a great way to shop for family and friends, and enjoy the holidays in our historic, waterfront town.”
St. Michaels will be adorned in colorful and festive Christmas holiday decorations, with each participating shop providing snacks, spirits, and sales while shoppers earn chances for the 11:30pm drawings. DJ Mark Savage will play holiday music from the decks of Marco’s Restaurant leading up to the midnight hour.
In addition to numerous prizes, the six gift baskets will be filled with gift certificates and items from shops, museums, bed & breakfasts, inns and hotels, retailing at $1,500 each. The $1,000 St. Michaels shopping spree includes certificates to be used throughout 2012 at any St. Michaels Business Association (SMBA) members’ establishment.
For a complete list of SMBA members and events, or for information about Midnight Madness, visit the calendar of events at www.stmichaelsmd.org or call 410-745-0411.
The St. Michaels Halloween Celebration and Parade on Saturday is a part of Fall into St. Michaels. This event is free, so bring your kids and enjoy the best that Fall has to offer. The parade begins at 5 p.m. On Sunday, the St. Michaels Fire Department Auction will take place at Carpenter Street Saloon at 3 p.m. And, Christ Church will hold its All Hallows Eve Service, followed by the Spooky Reception at 5 p.m. Visit the event’s website for full schedule and complete details. All major events are free.
throughout downtown St. Michaels. Highlights include a Halloween Celebration and Parade at 4 p.m., the St. Michaels Fire Department auction, and trick-or-treating from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, 29 October, 2011.
This annual St. Michaels event showcases original art in a variety of one and three dimensional mediums. Also on sale are unframed works of art, holiday cards created by members and posters highlighting the area’s many attractions.
Proceeds help fund the many projects and scholarship fund of the St. Michaels Art League.
For more information call 410-745-8048 Or visit www.stmichaelsartleague.org
Under the tent at St. Lukes Church, Talbot Street, St. Michaels.
Saturday, September 3 10:00am-6:00 pm
Sunday, September 4 12:00-5:00 pm
St. Michaels is double dipping this weekend, so mark your calendars. This Saturday marks the kickoff of the Inaugural American Red Cross One Design Cup. Following in the wakes of successful charity regattas such as the Leukemia Cup and the Hospice Cup, the Miles River Yacht Club and the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula have joined together to create the Inaugural American Red Cross One Design Cup. There will be non-stop racing for two days, as a silent auction, raffle and presentation dinner. Music will be provided by the Old and New Bluegrass Band. Proceeds from the event go directly to the local branch of the American Red Cross.
And, make sure you stop by the Annual Fireman’s Carnival at St. Michaels High School. It ends on Saturday, so now’s your last chance to visit. But don’t be too sad, you could become $10,000 richer by taking a chance in the annual raffle.
Saturday, August 06, 2011
Event Cost: Prices vary; see individual listings
Miles River Yacht Club, 24750 Yacht Club Road, St. Michael’s, MD 21663
VENUE PHONE: 410-745-9511
VENUE WEB: http://www.milesriveryc.org
Thursdays from 6:30—8 pm
Bring lawn chairs, picnics, beverages (NO alcohol, please), dancing shoes & friends!
Snow cones, snacks and sodas are available for sale.
July 7 D’Vibe & Conga
July 14 Bay Jazz Project
July 21 US Navy Superintendent’s Combo
July 28 Chester River Run- off
August 4 Wheatstone Bridge
August 11 Rick Forrest & Friends
August 18 Naked Blue
August 25 Royal Oak Musicians
The town known for its charming main street and expansive waterfront views recently was recognized by Money Magazine as the best place to retire to in the Northeast, particularly for those who fear higher taxes. St. Michaels’ brief mention in Money will hopefully help to introduce more visitors and residents to the area, stated Commission Vice President Joanne Clark.
The town was featured in the magazine under a section called “100 Best Money Moves,” along with three other towns including Laramie, Wyoming, Bloomington, Indiana, and Charleston, South Carolina. The magazine referred to the towns as senior-friendly, with low-cost living, little crime and good hospitals. The towns also have relatively low taxes and are in “financially strong states that are unlikely to impose hikes in the near future,” according to the magazine.
Christmas in St. Michaels is an annual multi-day celebration of the season. There’s sure to be something to get you in the holiday spirit.
Friday, December 10
Christmas in St. Michaels Holiday Gala features a three-course, sit-down dinner, cocktails, live music, and dancing. At Harbourtowne Resort, St. Michaels. 6:30 p.m.-midnight.
Christmas in St. Michaels Marketplace and Marketplace Kitchen. New this year! Marketplace offers things for your home, your garden, your children, and you. The Marketplace Kitchen in Granite Lodge provides a taste of St. Michaels serving coffee, cocoa, cookies and other holiday treats. At Granite Lodge, St. Mary’s Square, St. Michaels. Fri. noon-3 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Through 12/12. Free admission.
Saturday, December 11
Christmas in St. Michaels Breakfast with Santa. This event will entertain children ages 3 to 8 and is held at the Town Dock Restaurant at the end of Mulberry Street. A sumptuous breakfast will is served and Santa and Mrs. Claus visit with each child individually. At Town Dock Restaurant, St. Michaels. 9 a.m. $10.
Christmas in St. Michaels Santa’s Wonderland takes place in the Cafeteria of the middle/high school on Seymour Avenue. This event is especially planned for children and features many activities for kids ages 3-11. At St. Michaels School Complex, St. Michaels. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $2 per child.
Christmas in St. Michaels Talbot Street Parade. Head over to Talbot Street by 10:30 on Saturday morning to enjoy a spirited Christmas parade, the largest parade on the Eastern Shore!. At Talbot St. from Perry Cabin to Seymour Ave., St. Michaels. 10:30 a.m. Free.
Christmas in St. Michaels Tour of Homes features some very special homes just outside of town. This is one of the longest running home tours in Maryland, now in its 23rd year. At Various locations, St. Michaels. Sat., noon-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Through 12/12. $20.
For details on Christmas in St. Michaels, see What’s Up?’s December print issue, visit Christmasinstmichaels.org, or call 410-745-0745.