Calendar of Events for Historic Downtown Cambridge, MD
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This annual conference explores the life of Dorchester County native Harriet Tubman and the legacy of the work she and others performed leading slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. The details of the event are available on the conference's website.
Volunteers will be out with brooms, shovels, rakes, edgers, wheel barrows, and more as the City of Cambridge organizes "Neat Streets," a morning event that aims to spruce up all the "gateways" into downtown Cambridge. Crews will be working on Maryland Avenue, Cedar Street, Pine Street, Locust Street, and Glasgow Avenue. The event funs from 7am to 1pm. To volunteer or get more information: e-mail Sherise Mobley or call 410.221.6074.
JUNE 1, 2013 - COUNTRY STARS BILLY CURRINGTON, DAVID NAIL, ERIC KARGE, & CHUCK WICKS AT SAILWINDS PARK
Organized by local residents, this "Saving Second Base" cancer awareness fundraiser brings top talent in country music to downtown Cambridge. Stay tuned for more detailed information on ticket availability and concert start times. The event will be held outdoors at Sailwinds Park--"boots and blankets required"--from 2-10pm. (You can also bring lawn chairs.) The talent includes Billy Currington, David Nail, Eric Karge, and Chuck Wicks. You can find ticket information here. Click below for more info on the performers and links to their websites and videos.
Bistro Poplar is teaming up with Van Gogh Vodka to offer a special Vodka tasting dinner on Friday, June 7. Chef Ian Campbell will create five courses, each paired with a different Van Gogh Vodka. Based in Schiedam, Holland, Van Gogh is a family-owned firm that's been making premium vodkas for more than 130 years. The cost is $80 (excluding tax and gratuity). Reserve at 410.228.4884.
Update: As of May 20, this event is sold out. Call 410.228.4884 to get your name on a waiting list in the event of cancellations.
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This monthly event in downtown Cambridge features late shopping hours, free gallery receptions with refreshments, live music in area restaurants, and much more. Shops and galleries stay open until at least 8pm. Event is sponsored by Cambridge Main Street--like Main Street on Facebook here! 443.477.0843. email@example.com.
Juneteenth started in the state of Texas as a way to commemmorate and celebrate the abolition of slavery. It falls on the day that slaves in that state were finally informed that slavery was no more. Here in Cambridge, volunteer organizers will be celebrating the occasion with an under-21 dance on Friday night at the Empowerment Center ($5, 9pm), followed on Saturday by a community block party (admission free, 10am-5pm) featuring food, music, vendors, and more. On Saturday night, there will be a "Soul Party" featuring oldies music and more at the Empowerment Center ($25, $40 for two). The Empowerment Center is located at 615B Pine St. Call 410.901.1397 for more info.
After a weather related cancellation last month, the second annual family-friendly Cambridge Beer Festival is now slated to happen on Saturday, June 15 from 1-6pm. Put on by the folks at the High Spot Gastropub, it’ll be held along the 300 block of High Street in downtown Cambridge, Maryland. Look for delicious brews from regional breweries and more. Live music by Blackwater. Admission costs $20 and includes a small beer tasting glass and 12 4-oz. tastings. Food available for purchase from the High Spot Gastropub and Stoked. Fun for the whole family with cool crafts for the kids. It's also Second Saturday, so shops and galleries will be celebrating with free receptions and specials 5-9pm. Like the Beer Fest on Facebook here.
The biggest event of the year in downtown Cambridge, Maryland. Come out and enjoy a free street festival with music, kids' activities, souvenirs, gallery openings, late shopping, and more. Purchase a ticket to taste all entries in the Crab Cook Off competition that has top local chefs competing in categories of best crab cake, crab soup, crab dip, and crab specialty dish. 5-10pm, Saturday, July 13 on Race and Poplar Streets.
Make the most of the end of the summer during the seventh annual Summer Send-Off in downtown Cambridge 4-10 p.m., Saturday, September 14. Enjoy the end of the summer season with great food; wash it down with a variety of brews. Listen to great live music and entertainment, and browse the sidewalk sales. The event features the wacky and fun Main Street Mile, which has teams from local businesses and organizations doing a relay race on tricycles, wearing snorkel flippers, etc. Free admission. Centered at the 400 block Race Street (at Race and Gay Streets) in downtown Cambridge. Plenty of free parking available.