Calendar of Events for Historic Downtown Cambridge, MD

 Cambridge Weekend Update

Find out what's going on around downtown Cambridge this weekend.  Click for the Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014 Weekend Roundup!

 

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ONGOING EVENTS

Second Saturday and Art Walk
Shops and galleries stay open until at least 8pm with specials, free nibbles, and more. Every Second Saturday of the month, 5-9pm, on the 300 block of High Street, 500 block of Poplar Street, and 400 block of Race Street.

 

Cambridge Farmers Market
Farmers Market on the waterfront at Long Wharf (near High and Water Streets) in Cambridge. Local produce, meats, cheeses, breads, crafts, and more. Every Thursday, 3-6pm, May through October.

Historic Walking Tours
Join a costumed guide for a walking tour of beautiful, historic High Street. Every Saturday at 11am, from April through October. Weather permitting. Meet at Long Wharf at the end of High Street. $8 for adults; 12 and under free. Reserve at 410.901.1000.

Skipjack Cruises
Public cruises on the skipjack Nathan of Dorchester run May through October. One- or two-hour cruises are offered most weekends. Leave from Long Wharf. Check the schedule and reserve your spot at skipjack-nathan.org.

Lighthouse Tours
Take a free, self-guided tour of the Choptank River Lighthouse. Open daily, 9am-6pm in season (usually May through October). Located at Long Wharf Park, near High and Water Streets in Cambridge. Find out more at choptankriverlighthouse.org.


Ghost Walks Along Historic High Street
Learn the spooky and fascinating stories of lives lived and lost along Cambridge's historic High Street, said to be the most haunted street on the Eastern Shore, during a Ghost Walk. Sites include Christ Church graveyard, Richardson Maritime Museum, Dorchester County Courthouse, Long Wharf, and more. Part of the Chesapeake Ghost Walks organized by Mindie Burgoyne, the author of Haunted Eastern Shore. Cambridge Ghost Walks are scheduled for the fourth Friday of the month from May through October. $15 per adult; $9 for kids 8-12 years old. Must register in advance; these walks often sell out. Details at chesapeakeghostwalks.com/cambridge.
 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS


Bistro Poplar hosts its first-ever Harvest Pairing Dinner — on Halloween, October 31. Six amazing courses, each paired with a seasonal beer (or wine).
A couple of menu highlights to whet your appetite:

  • Pan-seared Arctic Char with roasted cauliflower, dried cherries, & toasted almonds (Off Color Brewing's Scurry Dark Honey Ale)
  • Braised Short Ribs with green peppercorn jus, grits, & Tuscan kale (Brewer's Art Green Peppercorn Tripel)

Cost is  $100 per person. Hors d'oeurves 6:30pm, dinner 7:30pm. (And yes, you can wear a Halloween costume if you like.) Reservations a must: 410.228.4884 or bistropoplar@gmail.com. Bistro Poplar is located at 535 Poplar Street in Downtown Cambridge, MD.



Costume contest, live music with Skribe, some creepiness, and plenty of good brews. RAR Brewing is at 504 Poplar Street in downtown Cambridge, Maryland.
 



Halloween party for the adults at Jimmie & Sook's Raw Bar and Grill. Costume contest at midnight with $200 cash for first prize. Drink specials include $5 crushes, $3 shooters, $3 domestic drafts, and $4 craft drafts. Jimmie & Sook's is located at 527 Poplar Street in downtown Cambridge, Maryland.
 



Halloween party for the adults at Leaky Pete’s Oyster and Wine Bar on October 31.  Live music with Mark Hopkins and The Hotel. Freakishly low drink prices and a ghoul ol’ time. Leaky’s is located at 404 Race Street in downtown Cambridge, Maryland.
 



RAR Brewing hosts a Comedy Night with Big Timing Comedy on November 1 from 8:30-10:30pm. Featuring Adam Dodd, Wendi Townsend, Ryan Neser, and host Stefan Subotich. Tickets cost $20 in advance; $25 at door. Must be 21. For tickets go to www.bigtimingcomedy.ticketleap.com/rar. RAR Brewing is located at 504 Poplar Street in downtown Cambridge, MD.
 



Discover your inner artist at the Dorchester Center for the Arts! Try your hand at a different project each Second Saturday, and take a great piece home! Guided artist instruction provided. Media varies. You might paint, make a collage, draw, glue, staple, who knows? Come be surprised and ready to experiment.  Second Saturday, November 8, from 3-5pm. No registration necessary. Under 16 please be accompanied by an adult. Free. The DCA is located at 321 High Street in downtown Cambridge, MD.



The High Spot and Stoked are hosting their Belgian Beer Festival the afternoon of Saturday, November 8, from 1-6pm. This fest will focus on Belgian-style brews, and it'll take place outdoors in the 300 block of High Street. Look for brews from at least nine breweries, live music, Belgian-inspired food by High Spot and Stoked, and more. $20 gets you a tasting glass and as much beer as you can fill it with. November 8 is also Second Saturday, when downtown Cambridge shops and galleries stay open late with special receptions and events. For details, go to the festival's Facebook page or call 410.228.7420.



This monthly event in downtown Cambridge features late shopping hours, free gallery receptions, live music, dining specials, and more. Shop and galleries stay open until at least 8pm.



Head downtown for this family-friendly Christmas tree lighting in Spring Valley, next to the courthouse on High Street. The event begins at 5:30pm. Enjoy holiday music by local choirs, candlelight, refreshments, and a visit from Santa! The lighting will be followed by other festivities in and around the downtown. And all day on Saturday downtown shops and restaurants will be celebrating Small Business Saturday. Details on the  Cambridge Christmas Facebook page.



See more than 25 Nativity scenes from around the world on display at Cambridge House Bed & Breakfast, a restored Victorian home. The display will be open to the public certain days and times in December. For details, contact the Cambridge House Bed and Breakfast at 410.221.7700 or info@cambridgehousebandb.com. Cambridge House Bed and Breakfast is located at 112 High Street in Cambridge, Maryland.



Gaze in wonder at this holiday-themed train display at the Cambridge Rescue and Fire Company in historic downtown Cambridge. Perfect for all ages! The Train Garden features little towns, industrial areas, rural areas, scenic areas and several emergency rescue displays. The display, now in its 80th year, is created each year by the volunteers with the Cambridge Rescue Fire Company. It takes the volunteers several weeks to create the Train Garden. This display runs Dec. 1-30. Hours of operation are: Monday through Friday from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1–4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. FREE Admission. Refreshments are sold. They accept donations and non-perishable food items for our Christmas Drive. Call 410-228-1211 for more information or to make reservations for large groups. At the old firehouse on Gay Street in downtown Cambridge.



A Dorchester tradition for more than 60 years, this nighttime parade features floats, music, and much more. The parade starts at 5pm at Long Wharf (near High and Water Streets), proceeds on High Street to Poplar Street and continues down Race Street to Washington Street. View the parade anywhere along the parade route; the judges' stand is set up by Craig's Drug Store at Race and Gay Streets. Find out more on the Christmas Parade website (where donations are welcome) and keep up with the latest on the Christmas Parade Facebook page.

 



This monthly event in downtown Cambridge features late shopping hours, free gallery receptions, live music, dining specials, and more. Shop and galleries stay open until at least 8pm.


 

 

 

  

Second Saturday Logo

Second Saturdays! Downtown Cambridge rolls out the red carpet every Second Saturday of the month.  Shops stay open late; galleries and museums host openings; music, food, and kids' activities are often on tap as well.

 

 

Arts in Cambridge

Did you know that downtown Cambridge is home to a thriving and eclectic arts scene? Check out the half-dozen galleries and you'll see everything from classic Eastern Shore landscapes to vibrant folk art to contemporary work. Find out what's showing where on our Arts in Cambridge page.

 

ONGOING EVENTS


Historic Cambridge Walking Tours

Join a costumed guide for a one-hour walking tour of beautiful, historic High Street. Every Saturday at 11am, April through October. Weather permitting. Meet at Long Wharf at the end of High Street. $8 for adults; 12 and under free. Reserve at 410.901.1000.

Skipjack Cruises

Public cruises on the skipjack Nathan of Dorchester are offered May through October. One- or two-hour cruises happen most weekends. Leave from Long Wharf at the end of High Street. See the schedule.


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Farmers Market

The Cambridge Main Street Farmers Market happens every Thursday, 3-6pm in season, May through October. Find out more.


 



 

 

 

 

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