July Events in Caroline County
July 4 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm
Free Fishing Day Derby
Thursday, July 4 • 10 a.m.
Martinak and Tuckahoe state parks
Head to the Tuckahoe Boathouse or the Martinak Boat Ramp and throw a cast. No license is needed on Free Fishing Day, and prizes will be awarded. Loaner rods are available for the first 15 participants at each location. For more information, call 410-820-1668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Saturday Guided Walk
Saturday, July 6 • 10-11 a.m.
Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely
Explore the Arboretum’s diverse plant communities on a guided walk led by an Arboretum docent naturalist. Explore the bottomland forest and upland paths, meander through majestic beech trees, traverse the native meadows, and follow the narrow Tuckahoe Creekside path. Guided walks are free for members and free with admission for the general public. Tours begin at the Visitor’s Center and last approximately one hour. For additional details, visit AdkinsArboretum.org or call 410-634-2847.
229th Army Band Concert
Sunday, July 7 • 6:30 p.m.
Caroline Courthouse Green, 109 Market Street, Denton
Come out and spend a summer evening enjoying music by the 229th Maryland Army National Guard’s band. This free event features big band and ceremonial classics. Visit CarolineRecreation.org or call 410-479-8120 for more information.
Second Saturdays at the Artsway
Saturday, July 13 • 2-4 p.m.
The Denton Artsway, Fourth Street, Denton
Second Saturdays at the Artsway features free artist demonstrations and art activities. The activity is open to all ages. Visit CarolineArts.org or call 410-479-1009 with questions.
Friday Night Cruise In
Friday, July 12 • 6 p.m. until dark
200 Block of Market Street, Downtown Denton
Step back in time with a Friday Night Cruise-In. Spend a summer evening strolling the streets of Downtown Denton and enjoying the classic cars parked along Market Street. There will also be a DJ spinning oldies tunes. Call 410-829-6493 or visit DowntownDenton.com for more information.
Denton Ghost Walk
Saturday, July 27 • 8 p.m.
Tours depart the Courthouse Green, Market Street, Denton
Join Chesapeake Ghost Walks for a haunted stroll through Denton, one of the most actively haunted towns on the Eastern Shore. Sites on the walking tour include the Caroline Jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, the old St. Luke’s Cemetery and the Courthouse Green, where one will hear stories about the old Indian tribes, Marshall Price and the ghost of Annie Belle Carter. Pre-register at ChesapeakeGhostWalks.com.
Saturday, July 27 • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
3rd and Market streets, Denton
The Caroline County Family YMCA celebrates its first Community Luau on Saturday, July 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3rd and Market streets in Denton. This event will be free to the community. As part of the attractions during the event, there will be a bounce house, games, vendors, a hula dancing contest and a hula hoop contest. Vendors are still being accepted. For more information, contact Angel Perez, Program Coordinator, at 410-479-3060 or email@example.com.
Chrome City Ride
Sunday, July 28 • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Benedictine School, Ridgely
The Benedictine School welcomes motorcycles, street rods, classic and custom cars to campus on July 28 for the 18th Annual Chrome City Ride benefitting children with disabilities. Rally points are across the area, but 1,000 or so riders enjoy a fun party at the end of the ride at the school’s campus. For more information, visit benschool.org.