It’s Happening Downtown!

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Calling All Cars!

Every third Thursday, from April through October, 6 to 8 pm, weather permitting.

(April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18)

Auto enthusiasts meet to share their classic, antique, and exotic wheels with the public. The season opening April 19 features the blues/bluegrass music of The High & Wides.   For more info: https://www.facebook.com/CarsOnHighStreet/

Party Like It’s 1776!

Tea Party Festival returns May 25-27, 2018

A boisterous celebration of Colonial resistance to British rule, the town’s longest-running festival includes re-enactments, food vendors, crafts, music, talks, a raft race, and more!

http://chestertownteaparty.org/

First Fridays in Chestertown

 

Now Showing at
The Garfield Center for the Arts

  • Short Attention Span Theatre

    June 22 – July 8 Producers Diane Landskroener and Mark Sullivan invite you to the 14th year of Short Attention Span Theatre at the Garfield… Read mor […]

4th of July

 

  • Saturday Mornings at KidSPOT!

    KidSPOT is a hands-on creative learning center for children aged 2-12. We are open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, or other responsible adult. The Center is a destination for area children where they can look forward to interacting with a variety of stimulating activities that expand their horizons. Located right next door to the RiverArts galleries, KidSPOT invites children to play, create and explore the arts and sciences. Kids participate in activities that incorporate visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, music, science and technology. KidSPOT also serves as a venue for special creativity events, RiverARTSCamp and workshops for kids. […]

  • The Garfield Center presents Short Attention Span Theatre

    June 22 – July 8 Short Attention Span Theatre, our annual ten-minute play festival is BACK! At the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre, playwrights, directors and actors who delight in the art of the 10-minute play are at it again! Short Attention Span Theatre offers an evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just.long.enough. The plays will feature a multitude of actors, directors and authors, as well as the world premiere of original works by local playwrights. […]

  • Juried Painting and Contemporary Craft

    The Juried Painting and Contemporary Craft Exhibit will be on display in both galleries from June 1st-June 30th. There will be an opening reception on First Friday, June 1st from 5-8pm […]

  • 2018 Washington College Riverfront Concert Series: Sombarkin'

    The a cappella sound of Sombarkin: Karen Somerville, Lester Barrett, Jr., and Jerome McKinney, a trio of vocalists whose sound is so well jelled it is amazing to discover just who is singing which part. The group uses the skill of vocal instrumentation and harmony to deliver an explosive performance of Negro spirituals, map (code) songs, folk, gospel, blues, and jazz. Their polyphonic technique is reminiscent of the ole time camp meetings, as well they deliver a contemporary soulful sound with surprising jazz licks and blues bends. Theirs is a transforming gospel crafted to impress the ear with the quality of an ensemble greater in number than the trio that stands before you! […]

  • The Encore Chorale

    Encore Chorale announces free public concerts as part of the Encore Chorale Summer Choral Institute at Washington College in Chestertown MD. The public is invited to attend these free concerts. No tickets or reservations are required to attend. We especially love to see friends in the audience during the Encore Grand Finale Concert on Thursday at 2PM! The Encore Chorale Grand Finale Concert performing a beautiful selection of pieces from classical to the American Songbook to American folk songs and pop favorites. […]

  • Juried Painting and Contemporary Craft

    The Juried Painting and Contemporary Craft Exhibit will be on display in both galleries from June 1st-June 30th. There will be an opening reception on First Friday, June 1st from 5-8pm […]

  • Open Mic Night at the Garfield

    Open Mic Night with Ford Schumann at the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre! Play music on your own or with a band, read some poetry, do a stand-up routine. The options are limitless. E-mail Ford Schumann at fordo1@aol.com to sign up, or for more information! There’s no price to come, and there’s always a cash bar. Donations are always appreciated. […]

  • Summer At Your Library Kickoff: Magician Ran'D Shine

    Start your summer right with the magical illusions of Ran'D Shine! Ran'D is the face of the new millennium magician. He wowed audiences with his brilliant presentation at the 44th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C as well as Capetown, South Africa. As one of the most sought after college performers he has also captured the imaginations of audiences from Hollywood to New York City for more than a decade. He has already read your mind and knows that you want to know more. Come see for yourself… Join us for an all ages show at all three library branches: Rock Hall North County […]

  • Juried Painting and Contemporary Craft

    The Juried Painting and Contemporary Craft Exhibit will be on display in both galleries from June 1st-June 30th. There will be an opening reception on First Friday, June 1st from 5-8pm […]

  • Organ Recital by David Lang

    Encore Chorale announces free public concerts as part of the Encore Chorale Summer Choral Institute at Washington College in Chestertown MD. The public is invited to attend these free concerts. David Lang, Artistic Director for the Reston Chorale, will perform an eclectic mix of music for the organ to include J. S. Bach's – Toccata and Fugue in d minor (Phantom of the Opera), Charles Marie Widor's famous Toccata from his Symphony V for Organ, and many charming pieces in between to showcase the fine Harrison and Harrison instrument at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. […]

  • Juried Painting and Contemporary Craft

    The Juried Painting and Contemporary Craft Exhibit will be on display in both galleries from June 1st-June 30th. There will be an opening reception on First Friday, June 1st from 5-8pm […]

  • The West Shore Piano Trio

    Encore Chorale announces free public concerts as part of the Encore Chorale Summer Choral Institute at Washington College in Chestertown MD. The public is invited to attend these free concerts. No tickets or reservations are required to attend. The West Shore Piano Trio brings passion, color, and penetrating insight to the works they perform, not only through their playing but also through their commentary and interaction with audiences. […]

  • St. Paul's Kent 5th Annual Summer Solstice Celebration

    Tour and Talk: Early History of St. Paul's from its beginnings in New Yarmouth until it’s establishment in 1693. Refreshments […]

  • Art in Bloom 2018

    For the sixth year, Chestertown RiverArts is hosting “Art in Bloom,” a celebration of the art of floral design. Proceeds from Art in Bloom go to support scholarships for our KidSPOT Summer Camp Program.Floral designers will interpret and be inspired by the Fine Art & Contemporary Craft on exhibit in the galleries. Visitors can view the arrangements while enjoying champagne and gourmet hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $25. and are available on line or at the RiverArts Gallery. […]

  • The Garfield Center presents Short Attention Span Theatre

    June 22 – July 8 Short Attention Span Theatre, our annual ten-minute play festival is BACK! At the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre, playwrights, directors and actors who delight in the art of the 10-minute play are at it again! Short Attention Span Theatre offers an evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just.long.enough. The plays will feature a multitude of actors, directors and authors, as well as the world premiere of original works by local playwrights. […]

  • Juried Painting and Contemporary Craft

    The Juried Painting and Contemporary Craft Exhibit will be on display in both galleries from June 1st-June 30th. There will be an opening reception on First Friday, June 1st from 5-8pm […]

  • St. Paul’s 325th Year Celebration

    10:30“In the Beginning” talk about the history leading up to the founding of St. Paul’s. 11:00 Colonial Church Service as it would have been in 1693 Modern-day Picnic […]

  • Bay to Bay Bicycle 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 the scenery of the heartland of the Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware including farmlands, old country homes, quaint towns, and great country stores. The 27 mile ride goes through historic Chestertown for those who want a less challenging ride. Spend the day touring the town, then return to join your friends at the beach. Reg 06:30a-09:00a / Ride starts at 07:00a / Ends 6:00pm […]

  • The Garfield Center presents Short Attention Span Theatre

    June 22 – July 8 Short Attention Span Theatre, our annual ten-minute play festival is BACK! At the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre, playwrights, directors and actors who delight in the art of the 10-minute play are at it again! Short Attention Span Theatre offers an evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just.long.enough. The plays will feature a multitude of actors, directors and authors, as well as the world premiere of original works by local playwrights. […]

  • Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

    Crow Vineyard and Ovation Dinner Theatre present "Til Death Do Us Part", a comedy/murder mystery. You are cordiallyinvited to the marriage of Miss Stormy Fairweather and Mr. Jethro P. Gizzard. “Til Death Do Us Part” is a hilarious comedy/murder mystery that throws two unlikely families together in Holy Matrimony. Presented by Ovation Dinner Theatre and hosted by Crow Vineyard & Winery, tickets include a 3 course dinner, the audience-interactive show and a glass of Crow Wine. Space is limited so make your reservations early. Tickets can be purchased on our website. […]