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Friday, November 1
 

12:00pm EDT

Chesapeake Roving Ranger

Pay a visit to the Chesapeake Roving Ranger - the mobile visitor center for the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office - to get a National Park passport stamp, pick up a Junior Ranger hat, participate in an interpretive ranger program, and learn about new experiences in the Chesapeake Watershed.


Friday November 1, 2019 12:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Chestertown Marina 207 South Water Street | Chestertown, MD
  Around Town
  • Partner Event With National Park Service / Chesapeake Conservancy
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

4:30pm EDT

Tall Ships Parade Home

Come down to the waterfront and view the Tall Ships as they make their way back to Chestertown following their Friday afternoon sail. This isn’t a formal parade, but you will get a great look at all of the ships underway.

Vessels participating in this sail include:

KALMAR NYCKEL
PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II
VIRGINIA
LYNX
LADY MARYLAND
SULTANA
SIGSBEE




Friday November 1, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Chestertown Marina Docks
  Around Town
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

5:00pm EDT

Student Art Exhibit - Opening Recption.
Join the Kent County Arts Council and Arts in Motion for an exhibit of student art focusing on African American maritime history during the revolutionary war.  This eclectic, mixed-media display was created by the combined 8th grade classes of Kent County Middle School, The Kent School, and Radcliffe Creek School. The exhibit is curated by local artist Paul Santo and is located at the Chestertown Marina office down on the waterfront.  This opening reception will feature a pouty reading, guest speaker and light fare.


Friday November 1, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
  Around Town
  • Partner Event With Kent County Arts Council / Arts in Motion
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St.

5:00pm EDT

Marc Castelli Annual Exhibit - Kings Tide
 Marc Castelli’s annual show at Massoni Art has become a Downrigging tradition.   Expect to see incredible renderings of watermen, workboats, and log canoes from a painter recognized as one of the finest marine artists in the country.




Friday November 1, 2019 5:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Massoni Art
  Around Town
  • Partner Event With Massoni Art
  • GPS Location 203 High St., Chestertown, MD

6:00pm EDT

River Packet View the Fleet Cruise

Cruise the Chester River in style onboard Chestertown’s own River Packet. The River Packet is offering four cruises during Sultana Downrigging, including a Fireworks Cruise on Saturday evening. Great food and drink are available on board. Please purchase tickets directly from the Chester River Packet Company.

Click here to visit the Chester River Packet website for details and reservations.



Friday November 1, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Chester River Packet Foot of High Street
  Around Town
  • GPS Location 101 S. Water St, Chestertown, MD

6:00pm EDT

Tall Ships Illuminated

There is nothing quite like seeing the Downrigging Fleet illuminated along the Chestertown waterfront - for many visitors it is the highlight of the festival! Our Friday night Ship Illumination is often the busiest night of the Festival.   While you are on the waterfront, stop in the Festival Village for some great food and bluegrass (ticket required).  PLEASE NOTE: While there are plenty of great places to view the ships, the docks at the Chestertown Marina are closed at dusk.


Friday November 1, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Chestertown Watefront
  Around Town
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD
 
Saturday, November 2
 

9:00am EDT

Run for Clean Rivers
Join Shore Rivers for its revamped Run for Clean Rivers 5K and 10-miler! The race will start and end at Wilmer Park, overlooking the beautiful waterfront.   The Run supports Shore Rivers restoration projects, advocacy efforts, and water quality monitoring programs.




Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
Wilmer Park
  Around Town
  • Partner Event With Shore Rivers
  • GPS Location 413 S. Cross St., Chestertown, MD

9:00am EDT

Chesapeake Roving Ranger
Pay a visit to the Chesapeake Roving Ranger - the mobile visitor center for the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office -  to get a National Park passport stamp, pick up a Junior Ranger hat, participate in an interpretive ranger program, and learn about new experiences in the Chesapeake Watershed.


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Chestertown Marina 207 South Water Street | Chestertown, MD
  Around Town
  • Partner Event With The Silver Heel Foundation
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

9:00am EDT

Classic Boats with ACBS

On Saturday and Sunday the Chestertown waterfront will be brimming with speedboats from America’s golden age.  Organized in partnership with the Antique and Classic Boat Society of the Chesapeake, this exhibit will feature some of the finest antique boats around.


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Chestertown Marina 207 South Water Street | Chestertown, MD
  Around Town
  • Partner Event With The Silver Heel Foundation
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

9:00am EDT

Log Canoe Silver Heel Exhibit
Come see the Log Canoe Silver Heel - one of approximately 20-25 surviving traditional Chesapeake Bay log sailing canoes, which were the primary fishing craft of the Bay for hundreds of years. She is now operated by the Silver Heel Foundation, dedicated to preserving and promoting the tradition of log canoe sailing through education and outreach.


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Chestertown Marina 207 South Water Street | Chestertown, MD
  Around Town
  • Partner Event With The Silver Heel Foundation
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

10:00am EDT

Castelli Artist Talk
Join renowned artist Marc Castelli for coffee as he shares his new collection of watercolors of the Chesapeake Bay.


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Massoni Art
  Around Town
  • Partner Event With Massoni Art

10:00am EDT

Chestertown Halloween Parade
Before you go sailing (or listen to bluegrass!) stop by and take in Chestertown’s Annual Halloween Parade, sponsored by the Chestertown Lions Club. It’s a classic small-town parade and not to be missed!


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
High Street
  Around Town
  • Partner Event With The Silver Heel Foundation
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

10:00am EDT

Student Art Exhibit
Join the Kent County Arts Council and Arts in Motion for an exhibit of student art focusing on African American maritime history during the revolutionary war.  This eclectic, mixed-media display was created by the combined 8th grade classes of Kent County Middle School, The Kent School, and Radcliffe Creek School. The exhibit is curated by local artist Paul Santo and is located at the Chestertown Marina office down on the waterfront. 


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm EDT

10:00am EDT

Marc Castelli Annual Exhibit - King's Tide
Marc Castelli’s annual show at Massoni Art has become a Downrigging tradition.   Expect to see incredible renderings of watermen, workboats, and log canoes from a painter recognized as one of the finest marine artists in the country.


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Massoni Art
  Around Town
  • Partner Event With Massoni Art
  • GPS Location 203 High Street, Chestertown, MD

11:00am EDT

Book Talk: Tim Newby - Bluegrass in Baltimore
During this talk at The Book Plate, Tim Newby will explore his new book, “Bluegrass in Baltimore – The Hard Driving Sound and its Legacy.” With an influx of Appalachian migrants who came looking for work in the 1940s and 1950s, Baltimore found itself populated by some extraordinary mountain musicians and was for a brief time the center of the bluegrass world. Life in Baltimore for these musicians was not easy. There were missed opportunities, personal demons and always the up-hill battle with prejudice against their hillbilly origins. Based upon interviews with legendary players from the golden age of Baltimore bluegrass, this book provides the first in-depth coverage of this transplanted-roots music and its broader influence, detailing the struggles Appalachian musicians faced in a big city that viewed the music they made as the "poorest example of poor man's music."


Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
The Book Plate 112 South Cross Street
  Around Town
  • Partner Event With The Silver Heel Foundation
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

12:30pm EDT

Tall Ships Parade Home

Come down to the waterfront and view the Tall Ships as they make their way back to Chestertown following their Saturday Monring sail. This isn’t a formal parade, but you will get a great look at all of the ships underway.

Vessels participating in this sail include:

KALMAR NYCKEL
PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II
VIRGINIA
LYNX
LADY MARYLAND
SULTANA
SIGSBEE




Saturday November 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm EDT
Chestertown Marina Docks
  Around Town
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

1:00pm EDT

Book Talk: Brian Hope - Bay Pilot
During this talk at The Book Plate, Brian Hope – author, artist, retired bay pilot, and founder of Project Liberty Ship in Baltimore - will discuss his new book “Bay Pilots – A History of the Maryland Pilots Association.” Based in Baltimore, the men and women of the Maryland Pilots apply their hard-earned local knowledge to the safe and intricate movement of ships throughout Chesapeake Bay. Hope brings forty years of experience to the subject, and his stories are full of history, adventure, humor and excitement.


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
The Book Plate 112 South Cross Street
  Around Town
  • Partner Event With The Silver Heel Foundation
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

4:30pm EDT

Tall Ships Parade Home

Come down to the waterfront and view the Tall Ships as they make their way back to Chestertown following their Saturday afternoon sail. This isn’t a formal parade, but you will get a great look at all of the ships underway.

Vessels participating in this sail include:

KALMAR NYCKEL
PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II
VIRGINIA
LYNX
LADY MARYLAND
SULTANA
SIGSBEE





Saturday November 2, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Chestertown Marina Docks
  Around Town
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

6:00pm EDT

Tall Ships Illuminated

There is nothing quite like seeing the Downrigging Fleet illuminated along the Chestertown waterfront - for many visitors it is the highlight of the festival!   Our Saturday night Ship Illumination is also highlighted by fireworks over Chestertown's harbor beginning at 8:15pm.  While you are on the waterfront, stop in the Festival Village for some great food and bluegrass (ticket required).  PLEASE NOTE: While there are plenty of great places to view the ships, the docks at the Chestertown Marina are closed at dusk.


Saturday November 2, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Chestertown Watefront
  Around Town
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

7:00pm EDT

Pam Ortiz Band in Concert
The Pam Ortiz Band returns, by popular demand, for their 7th Downrigging Concert at the Garfield Center for the Arts at 7 PM on Saturday November 2nd.  The show will feature original songs Pam has written for “Downrigging”  and old and new tunes celebrating water, sailing and the maritime tradition.  And of course, you won’t want to miss the return of the Dawson’s Blue Whale which brought the house down when it last appeared in 2017.  The concert is sure to be a night of friends old and new and a celebration of the “Good Ship Sultana."


Saturday November 2, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
The Garfield Center for the Performing Arts 210 High Street, Chestertown
  Around Town
  • Partner Event With Garfield Center
  • GPS Location 210 High Street, Chestertown, MD

7:00pm EDT

River Packet Fireworks Cruise

Cruise the Chester River in style onboard Chestertown’s own River Packet. The River Packet is offering four cruises during Sultana Downrigging, including a Fireworks Cruise on Saturday evening. Great food and drink are available on board. Please purchase tickets directly from the Chester River Packet Company.

Click here to visit the Chester River Packet website for details and reservations.



Saturday November 2, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Chester River Packet Foot of High Street
  Around Town
  • GPS Location 101 S. Water Street, Chestertown, MD

8:15pm EDT

Fireworks

Watching fireworks over a historic harbor filled with Tall Ships - what could be better? Stop by the Festival Village area at the Chestertown Marina before the fireworks for some food, drink and great bluegrass!

PLEASE NOTE:  Chestertown Marina docks close at dusk.  We recommended viewing the fireworks from the Festival Area at the Chestertown Marina.


Saturday November 2, 2019 8:15pm - 8:30pm EDT
Chestertown Watefront
  Around Town
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD
 
Sunday, November 3
 

10:00am EST

Chesapeake Roving Ranger
Pay a visit to the Chesapeake Roving Ranger - the mobile visitor center for the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office -  to get a National Park passport stamp, pick up a Junior Ranger hat, participate in an interpretive ranger program, and learn about new experiences in the Chesapeake Watershed.


Sunday November 3, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm EST
Chestertown Marina 207 South Water Street | Chestertown, MD
  Around Town
  • Partner Event With The Silver Heel Foundation
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

10:00am EST

Classic Boats with ACBS

On Saturday and Sunday the Chestertown waterfront will be brimming with speedboats from America’s golden age.  Organized in partnership with the Antique and Classic Boat Society of the Chesapeake, this exhibit will feature some of the finest antique boats around.


Sunday November 3, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm EST
Chestertown Marina 207 South Water Street | Chestertown, MD
  Around Town
  • Partner Event With The Silver Heel Foundation
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

10:00am EST

Student Art Exhibit
Join the Kent County Arts Council and Arts in Motion for an exhibit of student art focusing on African American maritime history during the revolutionary war.  This eclectic, mixed-media display was created by the combined 8th grade classes of Kent County Middle School, The Kent School, and Radcliffe Creek School. The exhibit is curated by local artist Paul Santo and is located at the Chestertown Marina office down on the waterfront. 


Sunday November 3, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm EST
Chestertown Marina Office 207 S. Water St, Suite A, Chestertown, MD
  Around Town
  • Partner Event With Kent County Arts Council / Arts in Motion
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St.

11:00am EST

River Packet Brunch Cruise
Cruise the Chester River in style onboard Chestertown’s own River Packet.  The River Packet is offering four cruises during Sultana Downrigging, including a Fireworks Cruise on Saturday evening.  Great food and drink are available on board.  Please purchase tickets directly from the Chester River Packet Company.

Click here to visit the Chester River Packet website for details and reservations.



Sunday November 3, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm EST
Chester River Packet Foot of High Street
  Around Town
  • GPS Location 101 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

11:00am EST

Marc Castelli Annual Exhibit - King's Tide
 Marc Castelli’s annual show at Massoni Art has become a Downrigging tradition.   Expect to see incredible renderings of watermen, workboats, and log canoes from a painter recognized as one of the finest marine artists in the country.


Sunday November 3, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm EST
Massoni Art
  Around Town
  • Partner Event With Massoni Art
  • GPS Location 203 High St., Chestertown, MD

11:30am EST

Log Canoe Silver Heel Exhibit
Come see the Log Canoe Silver Heel - one of approximately 20-25 surviving traditional Chesapeake Bay log sailing canoes, which were the primary fishing craft of the Bay for hundreds of years. She is now operated by the Silver Heel Foundation, dedicated to preserving and promoting the tradition of log canoe sailing through education and outreach.


Sunday November 3, 2019 11:30am - 3:30pm EST
Chestertown Marina 207 South Water Street | Chestertown, MD
  Around Town
  • Partner Event With The Silver Heel Foundation
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

3:00pm EST

Tall Ships Parade Home

Come down to the waterfront and view the Tall Ships as they make their way back to Chestertown following their Sunday morning sail. This isn’t a formal parade, but you will get a great look at all of the ships underway.

Vessels participating in this sail include:

KALMAR NYCKEL
PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II
VIRGINIA
LYNX
LADY MARYLAND
SULTANA
SIGSBEE




Sunday November 3, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm EST
Chestertown Marina Docks
  Around Town
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

4:00pm EST

Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble Concert
Join the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble, the all-ages community concert band, for their annual free fall concert at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Charles Thai will be the conductor.  The theme of the program will be "Red, White, and Blue," especially suitable for the month that includes Veterans Day. Pieces to be played will include "America, the Beautiful," "Shenandoah," "O'er the Land of the Free," "Allied Honor," and others that celebrate the American spirit or national service and sacrifice. The program will last about one hour, and children are invited to attend.


Sunday November 3, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Emmanuel Episcopal Church 101 N. Cross Street
  Around Town
  • Partner Event With Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble
  • GPS Location 101 N. Cross St., Chestertown, MD

4:00pm EST

River Packet Supper Cruise

Cruise the Chester River in style onboard Chestertown’s own River Packet. The River Packet is offering four cruises during Sultana Downrigging, including a Fireworks Cruise on Saturday evening. Great food and drink are available on board. Please purchase tickets directly from the Chester River Packet Company.

Click here to visit the Chester River Packet website for details and reservations.


Sunday November 3, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Chester River Packet Foot of High Street
  Around Town
  • Partner Event With Chester River Packet Company
  • GPS Location 101 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

6:00pm EST

Tall Ships Illuminated

There is nothing quite like seeing the Downrigging Fleet illuminated along the Chestertown waterfront - for many visitors it is the highlight of the festival!   This is the last night the ships will be illuminated during the festival.   PLEASE NOTE: While there are plenty of great places to view the ships, the docks at the Chestertown Marina are closed at dusk.


Sunday November 3, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Chestertown Watefront
  Around Town
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD