Historic Downtown Cambridge, Maryland, an authentic Chesapeake town on the Eastern Shore, is known for its rich history, beautiful buildings, vibrant arts scene, and one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, and services.


Sailboats at Municipal Yacht Basin
 







Summer Send-OffOur annual Summer Sendoff event – Blues, Brews and Barbecue – will be moved from September 13 to September 20 to coincide with the IRONMAN Maryland triathlon! The race is one of only 12 full distance IRONMAN full-distance triathlons in the United States, and will qualify 30 age group competitors for the televised world championships in Kona, Hawaii.

“This is a unique event on a lot of levels,” said Cambridge Main Street Executive Director Brandon Hesson. “Primarily, moving Summer Sendoff back a week provides us the opportunity to showcase the city of Cambridge and the downtown commercial district to approximately 1,500 athletes and their families."

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Liv AgainDowntown's newest shop, Liv Again, will hold its grand opening on Second Saturday, August 9, with an open house from 1-5pm, a ribbon cutting at 5:30pm, and a reception starting at 6pm. The shop features an eclectic mix of higher-end consignment and new furniture, home decor, art, and more, as well as interior design services and special event rental. The owners are Adrian Holmes and Cambridge native Jermaine Anderson. Liv Again is located at 317 High Street, inside a beautifully restored building. Join the Liv Again Facebook page.



Talk about making an entrance! Craniums at the Beach, soon to be up and running in the old Point Break Bar location, wowed with a slam dunk sneak preview during last month’s Taste of Cambridge, winning coveted “Best in Show” honors for its mouth-watering crab nachos and a shot at the World Food Championship competition slated for Las Vegas this November. (Read on by clicking "more.")



Katie Mae's Country ShoppeKatie Mae Smith’s dream has come true with the opening of Katie Mae’s Country Shoppe in the former Pet Threadz location downtown.


“As a teenager and young adult I became very interested in the Amish lifestyle—their loyalty, strong faith, and work ethic are inspiring!  I had a dream to open a store to keep their inspirations going and to help others feel the warmth, comfort and peace that the Amish bring to me,” Smith said.
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Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off People's Choice winnersCambridge Main Street has announced the People's Choice winners in the 2014 Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off! The 800 Crab Cook-Off tickets were completely sold out at the event on July 12, and ticket holders tasted samples of 16 crab dishes prepared by 14 restaurants. They then voted for their favorites in six categories, plus Best in Show. The Best in Show winner now qualifies to compete in the World Food Championships in Las Vegas in November! This was the first year that the Taste was an official qualifying event for the high-stakes chmpionships.

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Brandon Hesson, new Cambridge Main Street executive directorAs Cambridge Main Street prepares for its Annual Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-off and Festival on July 12, the Board of Directors appointed Brandon Hesson of Cambridge as its new executive director. Hesson brings a diverse set of skills to the position, including a decade of non-profit leadership and a track record of successful business development. Read on by clicking "more."


 

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