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

4th of July

 

  • Halloween Parade

    Downtown Chestertown’s Annual Halloween Parade. Everyone is welcome to enter in the parade. Cash prizes are awarded to individual costumes, floats, groups and bands. Sign up is on Dixon Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. The Parade Starts at 10 a.m. If it is raining go to www.chestertownlions.org or listen to WCTR for an update to see if the parade has been rescheduled. The rain date will be the following day at 3 p.m. […]

  • MassoniArt presents MARC CASTELLI

    25th Anniversary ExhibitionMinding the Dogvane October 26 – December 1, 2018 Collector’s Preview – October 20 – 25 – by appointment Exhibition and Downrigging Opening Reception – October 26 – 5-7:30 Sultana Foundation Downrigging Weekend – October 26-28 Chestertown November First Friday – November 2, 5-7:30 pm Marc Castelli – Gallery Talk – Saturday, November 3, 12 noon Wednesday thru Friday 11-4pm, Saturday 10-5 pm. […]

  • Studio Tour Artists’ Show

    The RiverArts Main and Studio Galleries will be filled with work representing the 50 + artists on the 19th Annual Studio Tour, which runs two weekends, October 20 & 21, and October 27 & 28.Painting, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture, glasswork – and more! We recommend starting your tour at the RiverArts Gallery, picking up a brochure and plotting your route. The RiverArts Galleries and all Studios will be open 10 am – 5 pm both weekends Opening Reception Friday, October 5th 5pm-8pm […]

  • 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. […]

  • Downrigging Weekend – Oct 26-28

    Now in its 18th year, Sultana’s Downrigging Weekend Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival is one of the largest annual Tall Ship gatherings on the East Coast. Visitors to the festival can expect to see a waterfront packed with ships, schooners, and wooden boats; performances by world-class musicians; family-friendly activities and events, 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. Don’t miss it! FR: 12:00 PM- 9:30 AM, SAT: 8:00AM- 9:30 PM, SUN: 8:30- 4:00 […]

  • THE UNLADING, A Dramatized Poem by Robert Earl Price

    This new play, based on a poem by Robert Earl Price, tells the story and shares the voices of the “twenty and odd” African people who were the first enslaved Africans to arrive on North American Soil, via a Dutch Man of War, in Jamestown, August 1619. This is part of the official schedule of Sultana Education Foundation’s Downrigging Weekend. Four Performances: Oct 26 at 6 p.m. Oct 27 at 1:30 and 7:00 p.m. Oct 28 at 1:30 p.m. […]

  • Elsworthy Evening: Fireworks and Folksongs

    Join us on the Chester River for a sunset cruise by the many historic ships of Downrigging Festival. Enjoy oysters, beer, wine and cheese, and Chesapeake folk songs performed by James Stankewicz and Captains Annie Richards and Aaron Thal. Our boat will be at anchor to enjoy the scheduled town fireworks, after which we will return to the dock. […]

  • Downrigging Weekend – Oct 26-28

    Now in its 18th year, Sultana’s Downrigging Weekend Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival is one of the largest annual Tall Ship gatherings on the East Coast. Visitors to the festival can expect to see a waterfront packed with ships, schooners, and wooden boats; performances by world-class musicians; family-friendly activities and events, 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. Don’t miss it! FR: 12:00 PM- 9:30 AM, SAT: 8:00AM- 9:30 PM, SUN: 8:30- 4:00 […]

  • MassoniArt presents MARC CASTELLI

    25th Anniversary ExhibitionMinding the Dogvane October 26 – December 1, 2018 Collector’s Preview – October 20 – 25 – by appointment Exhibition and Downrigging Opening Reception – October 26 – 5-7:30 Sultana Foundation Downrigging Weekend – October 26-28 Chestertown November First Friday – November 2, 5-7:30 pm Marc Castelli – Gallery Talk – Saturday, November 3, 12 noon Wednesday thru Friday 11-4pm, Saturday 10-5 pm. […]

  • Studio Tour Artists’ Show

    The RiverArts Main and Studio Galleries will be filled with work representing the 50 + artists on the 19th Annual Studio Tour, which runs two weekends, October 20 & 21, and October 27 & 28.Painting, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture, glasswork – and more! We recommend starting your tour at the RiverArts Gallery, picking up a brochure and plotting your route. The RiverArts Galleries and all Studios will be open 10 am – 5 pm both weekends Opening Reception Friday, October 5th 5pm-8pm […]

  • Studio Tour Artists’ Show

    The RiverArts Main and Studio Galleries will be filled with work representing the 50 + artists on the 19th Annual Studio Tour, which runs two weekends, October 20 & 21, and October 27 & 28.Painting, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture, glasswork – and more! We recommend starting your tour at the RiverArts Gallery, picking up a brochure and plotting your route. The RiverArts Galleries and all Studios will be open 10 am – 5 pm both weekends Opening Reception Friday, October 5th 5pm-8pm […]

  • Eating like Humans: A Talk by Bill Schindler

    How we can use our past to improve health, community and sustainabilityBill Schindler, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab will present this talk, sponsored by The McLain Program for Environmental Studies and the Eastern Shore Food Lab. […]

  • Studio Tour Artists’ Show

    The RiverArts Main and Studio Galleries will be filled with work representing the 50 + artists on the 19th Annual Studio Tour, which runs two weekends, October 20 & 21, and October 27 & 28.Painting, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture, glasswork – and more! We recommend starting your tour at the RiverArts Gallery, picking up a brochure and plotting your route. The RiverArts Galleries and all Studios will be open 10 am – 5 pm both weekends Opening Reception Friday, October 5th 5pm-8pm […]

  • "George Washington: A Life in Books" a talk by Kevin Hayes

    In a public conversation, 2018 George Washington Prize-winning author Kevin Hayes will discuss how his book "George Washington: A Life in Books" dispels misconceptions of the Revolutionary leader as a man of action but not ideas. Hayes reveals the leader’s evolving views on politics, slavery, marriage, and more — and how his reading life shaped the young nation. *Book signing to follow. […]

  • Studio Tour Artists’ Show

    The RiverArts Main and Studio Galleries will be filled with work representing the 50 + artists on the 19th Annual Studio Tour, which runs two weekends, October 20 & 21, and October 27 & 28.Painting, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture, glasswork – and more! We recommend starting your tour at the RiverArts Gallery, picking up a brochure and plotting your route. The RiverArts Galleries and all Studios will be open 10 am – 5 pm both weekends Opening Reception Friday, October 5th 5pm-8pm […]

  • Local Data Dive

    Come see how Kent County's children, youth and families are doing! […]

  • Forum for candidates for Kent County Board of Education

    League of Women Voters will host a forum for candidates for Kent County Board of Education. Candidates will answer questions from the league and the audience. […]

  • Tanya Anisimova, cello and Matt Palmer, guitar

    As part of its Premier Artists series, the Washington College Concert Series presents the Anisimova/Palmer Duo. Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (non-WC College Students / Seniors over age 65 / WC faculty & staff). WC students and youth 18 and under are free. Individual tickets can be purchased online with a credit card via EventBrite (eventbrite.com/o/washington-college-concert-series-8250223111, or with cash or check at the door. Season tickets can be purchased on the Concert Series website. Inquires and ticket holds can be sent to concertseries@washcoll.edu or 410-778-7839 (Debbie Reed). […]

  • "Louisiana Shrimp Boil and Fais Do Do" Benefit

    Peppy steppin' to Cajun 2-step and waltz music! A benefit for Sumner Hall, with core funding from Silver Hill Farm and Peoples Bank, this grand, Louisiana-style dance party (fais do do) will be the place to be on a Sunday afternoon! With Creole cuisine from Germaine's, classic New Orleans music by Phillip Dutton and the Alligators, and wines from Crow Farm, the afternoon promises to be a rollickin' good time. Tickets are available from Event Brite: httpssumnershrimpboil.eventbrite.com. $35 – general admission, $17 – children under 10. […]

  • Studio Tour Artists’ Show

    The RiverArts Main and Studio Galleries will be filled with work representing the 50 + artists on the 19th Annual Studio Tour, which runs two weekends, October 20 & 21, and October 27 & 28.Painting, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture, glasswork – and more! We recommend starting your tour at the RiverArts Gallery, picking up a brochure and plotting your route. The RiverArts Galleries and all Studios will be open 10 am – 5 pm both weekends Opening Reception Friday, October 5th 5pm-8pm […]