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June Events in Kent County

June 2, 2017 - June 3, 2017



Chestertown First Friday

June 2 | 5-8 p.m.

Chestertown Historic District

Enjoy late shopping hours in unique shops, gallery exhibit openings, special tastings and a variety of dining options during Downtown Chestertown’s monthly progressive open house. For details, visit www.downtownchestertown.org.

Festive Friday

June 2 and 9 | 6 p.m.

June 16 | 5:30 p.m Cruise Night with antique cars along Main Street

June 23 | 6 p.m. Carnival games for the entire family

Gazebo at The Village – Main and Route 20, Rock Hall

Enjoy musical entertainment and much more. Call 410-639-7719 for more information.

History Happy Hour

June 2 | 4 p.m.

Bordley History Center, Historical Society of Kent County, 301 High Street, Chestertown

Learn more about Kent County and Maryland history while enjoying a glass of wine and the company of other history lovers. For more information, call 410-778-3499.

Youth Fishing Derby

June 3 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Turner’s Creek Park, Kennedyville

Join together with area businesses, organizations, and volunteers in enjoying the great outdoors and fish-not just for the sport of it, but for the family values it can instill. This special event includes prizes for casting, biggest fish of the day, biggest fish in a species, and biggest fish in each age division. Free lunch and goodie bag to all registered children. Rod and reel give-away to first 75 to pre-register and arrive by 10 am the day of event. Bait will be provided. This is a rain or shine event. For information, call Kent County Parks and Recreation at 410-810-5948.

Sultana Public Paddles

Saltmarsh Paddle June 3 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Ecology June 3 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Mount Harmon Tour and Paddle June 8 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Osprey Paddle June 10 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Oysters and Indians June 24 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sultana Education Foundation, 105 South Cross Street

Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided; bring water, a snack, and binoculars. Call 410-778-6954 for a reservation.

Rock Hall International & Sprint Triathlon

June 3 | 8 a.m. and June 4 | 9 a.m.

Rock Hall Harbor

The Rock Hall International Triathlon is a swim bike run event consisting of a 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run. A Virginia-Maryland Triathlon Series. For more information, email races@vtsmts.com.

Sultana Public Sails

June 3 | 2 – 4 p.m.

Sultana Education Foundation, 105 South Cross Street, Chestertown

Sultana’s two-hour public sails are a great way to sail the Chester River onboard a traditional schooner. Passengers are encouraged to help raise the sails, steer using Sultana’s seven-foot long tiller, and explore the authentically reproduced crew’s quarters below-decks. Call 410-778-6954 for a reservation.

Annual Rock Hall Rockfish Tournament

June 9 – 11

Rock Hall

Cash prizes will be awarded for the largest fish checked in each day. Charter and private boats welcomed. Hosted by the Maryland Watermen’s Association. Contact 410-216-6610 or info@marylandwatermen.com for details.

Mutt Strut 5K Run/Walk

June 10 | 7:30 a.m. Registration 8:30 a.m. Start

Wilmer Park, Chestertown

Join The Humane Society of Kent County & the Chestertown Runners Club for the 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk with proceeds benefiting the shelter. The race starts and finishes at Wilmer Park. The course runs along the Chester River and winds through gentle hills. With or without your dog, come enjoy the Kent County countryside while supporting a great cause. Call The Humane Society of Kent County at 410-778-3648.

16th Annual Mutt Strut

June 10 | 10 a.m. Registration and 11 a.m. Parade Start

Chestertown Court House

Grab your mutt and come strut in the annual parade to raise funds for The Humane Society of Kent County. If you don’t have a dog, or if it’s best to leave Fido at home, you can still come out to support the shelter. There will be food, contests, prizes, raffles, music and vendors so bring the whole family out to enjoy a fun day of animal friendly activities. Some of the contests will be: Best Costume, Best In Show and Best Look-A-Like. Visit www.kenthumane.org for details.

Bog and Water Gardening

June 13 | 6-7 p.m.

Kingstown Farm, Home & Garden, 7121 Church Hill Road, Chestertown

Learn about bog gardening as well as container and in-ground water gardens. Walk and talks, and garden visits will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Call 410-778-1551 to reserve a seat. Free.

Down River Race

June 16 | 9 a.m.

Rock Hall Yacht Club, 22759 McKinleyville Road, Rock Hall

This is a point-to-point race, open to all dinghy, one design, or day sailing classes. The race will begin near the Chester River Yacht and Country Club (CRY&CC) dock, run down the Chester River for approximately 12 nautical miles and finish near the entrance to Langford Creek and the Rock Hall Yacht Club (RHYC). The RHYC welcomes all sailors and spectators to enjoy the RHYC facilities, pool, bar, and full menu before, during and after the race. Call 410-639-2182 for details.

RHYC One Design Regatta

June 17 – 18

Rock Hall Yacht Club, 22759 McKinleyville Road, Rock Hall

All one design sailing classes are welcome. The RHYC is situated on the beautiful Chester River which is a great place to sail since there is a lot of open water, limited powerboat traffic, easy beach and lift launching and plenty of grass on which to park and rig. Call 410-639-2182 for information.

Short Attention Span Theatre

June 23 to July 9 | Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m.

Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street, Chestertown

A collection of 10 minute plays for those audiences that don’t want to focus on one story line for two hours! Don’t miss this year’s annual 10-minute play festival featuring local actors, playwrights and directors. Call 410-810-2060 for details.

Amateur Radio Field Day

June 24 | 2 p.m.- June 25 until 2 p.m.

Massey Aero Museum, Massey

The Kent Amateur Radio Society will set up and operate the ARRL Field Day event at Massey Air Museum. The public is welcome to visit any time. Call 410-708-4550 for additional details.

Bay to Bay Bicycle Ride

June 25 | 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Begins from Betterton Volunteer Fire Company

The tour, hosted by the Chestertown Lions Club, 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. Call 410-778-7356 to register.

Street Dance and Baby Beauty Contest

June 30 | 6 p.m.

Main Street and Volunteer Fire Company, Route 2, Rock Hall

All are welcome to the street dance on Main Street and a baby beauty contest at the Rock Hall Fire Company. Call 410-639-7719 to register.


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