FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact: Deena Kilmon
Easton Economic Development Corporation
August 8, 2023
For immediate release
Fall Events in Easton, MD
The Easton Economic Development Corporation is excited to announce our fall DiscoverEaston 2023 family-friendly event schedule.
2023 Summer Outdoor Movie Nights
Families are invited to come early, bring a picnic, and enjoy a free art project sponsored by The 911 Day of Service Project/Americorps. Please note: Movies begin around 8:00 PM (when it is fully dark outside)
September 1 – Idlewild Park
September 15 – Hispanic Heritage night (Move will be in Spanish) – Thompson Park
October 6 – Academy Art Museum
Avalon Jazz Experience
The best of Jazz, all in one theatre! Three days of amazing performances.
September 1-3, Avalon Theatre
September 11 Day of Remembrance Ceremony
Everyone is welcome to attend our annual recognition of those lost on 9/11/01 and the first responders that are always committed to our safety each day. Patriotic songs, speeches, and art on display will illustrate our 2023 theme, We are One: Community Supporting Community.
September 11, 9:00 AM – Service Memorial, Corner of Dover and West Street. discovereaston.com/weareone/
Constitution Day Celebration
September 15, Talbot county Courthouse Lawn, noon. Info: 410-924-0904
Frederick Douglass Day
10 AM Parade Talbot County Courthouse, Children’s village, Frederick Douglass GeoCaching trail, speeches, book signings. Various locations in downtown Easton, MD. frederickdouglasshonorsociety.com
Chesapeake Film Festival
September 30 – Oct 1, Virtual Oct. 2 – Oct. 8
Join us for the 2023 Chesapeake Film Festival, which has transformed downtown Easton into a film lover’s mecca for over 16 years. The LIVE Festival kicks off on September 30 at the historic Avalon Theatre, followed by a second day at the Ebeneezer Theatre on October 1. The festival will also feature a 7-day Virtual Festival from October 2 to October 8, showcasing over 50 outstanding documentaries, narrative films, animations, and engaging conversations with filmmakers. The Live Festival starts with the Maryland Premiere of Karen Carpenter: Starving for Perfection, a captivating documentary about the singer’s life and musical legacy. Don’t miss the chance to engage with the film team, including Executive Producer Andy Streitfeld and Associate Producer Jon Gann, who will be present for audience questions. The opening day includes blocks of documentary and narrative shorts, as well as the World Premiere of ICEMAN: Book One, directed by Harold Jackson, an award-winning director and CFF Board Member.
Fall Kick Off /October First Friday Gallery Walk
Giant pumpkins will decorate the downtown streets at this festive annual event. Events around town will celebrate the theme “Fall into Chesapeake!” Galleries will be open for First Friday Gallery Walk.
October 6 & 7, Downtown Easton
Airport Day October 14
The much-anticipated 14th annual Easton Airport Day is set to take off on October 14, providing a captivating experience for the community to explore their local airfield and gain insights into the world of aviation.
Easton Airport Day will showcase an impressive lineup of rare and distinctive aircraft, military jets, airport equipment, and unique vehicles, all open for public viewing. Attendees will have the chance to capture memorable photos, step inside select aircraft, and engage with the skilled pilots who command them.
The festivities will be punctuated by formation flyovers featuring Warbirds of Easton Airport, sponsored by Qlarant, tracing their patterns across the Easton skies. Among the highlights, the renowned Rubber Chicken Drop Contest, sponsored by Bluepoint Hospitality, promises to entertain the crowd as pilots demonstrate their skill by attempting to target a pickup truck bed during flight.
October 21 & 22, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Kids of all ages will have a blast with a life-size version of Candyland!
Rain date: Saturday, October 28 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (only if both original dates are canceled.)
Admission $5 per child Children under two
and adults are free. Navigate through a fun-filled journey playing games and winning prizes in the Lollipop Woods and the PeppermintcForest.
Enjoy refreshments by the Gingerbread House while you take some selfies.
Head inside our historic home through the Raffle and Marketplace Room and continue to creating hands on arts and crafts.
Talbot County Women’s Club
18 Talbot Lane
Turn south off of Dover Street, between
Harrison and Hanson Streets.
FREE PARKING ACROSS FROM THE HOUSE
See https://talbotcountywomensclub.org/ for further details.
October 27- 29
The Academy Art Museum’s 26th Annual Craft Show will feature over 60 artists from across the United States on October 28 & 29, 2023, with a special Preview Event on October 27.
All proceeds from fees and generous community sponsorships directly support the Museum’s mission of providing meaningful art experiences and education to the Mid-Shore.
The Academy Art Museum Craft Show team looks forward to welcoming artists from all craft categories and will work with artists to insure the broadest possible reach with our patrons.
We strive to build larger participation in our juried show, welcoming returning artists and selecting first time exhibitors who we believe will have success at the show. With nearly a third of the participants exhibiting for the first time, we typically attract over 2,000 people to the weekend event and we hope to introduce more patrons to our event this year.
This is truly a show by artists for artists. https://academyartmuseum.org/events/craft-show/
The premier outdoor arts and outdoors festival features art exhibitions, carving, dock dog competition, indoor and outdoor markets featuring an array of merchandise for outdoor activities. Music, food trucks, and more create excitement during this annual three-day event.
November 10-12, Multiple Easton locations
Tickets on sale now. waterfowlfestival.org/
Shop Small Saturday
Get prepared for the holiday season with our annual merchant event downtown!
November 25, Downtown Easton
Event details can be found on the website: discovereaston.com/events
Special thanks to our 2023 presenting sponsors Preston Automotive Group/Bay Country Security/Safehouse LLC for helping to keep our events free of charge to the community. Additional support is provided by Precision Exteriors, The Tidewater Inn, Shore United Bank, The Tidewater Inn, What’s Up! Media, and the Town of Easton.
About Easton EDC: The Easton Economic Development Corporation was launched in 2013 to drive economic vitality, smart redevelopment, and business creation in the historic Town of Easton, Maryland to foster a healthy quality of life for all generations. The EEDC works to catalyze Greater Easton’s continued prosperity as a diverse and healthy “smart town,” leading innovation where the land and water meet.