Easton Signature Events

Discover Easton is proud of a variety of signature events each year. Whether you're looking for a local shopping event, celebrating the holidays, or looking to discover new adventures, Easton is the place to be. Sign up for our Discover Easton Newsletters or follow us on social media @discovereaston to be the first to know about all the wonderful things to do in charming Easton, Maryland!

First Friday 2020

December 4 | 3 to 7 p.m.

Shop Late, Eat Great, & Enjoy the First Friday Art Walk Each Month!

Enjoy the arts, shopping, & activities this fall during First Friday. Explore local art, music, shopping, and more. Each First Friday is a celebration of the Eastern Shore arts and retail community. It’s an opportunity to show your love and support for Easton businesses and come together to enjoy our vibrant small town. More info to come

CANCELED: Moonlight Madness Shopping Event

Unfortunately, the annual Moonlight Madness shopping event has been cancelled for 2020.

CANCELED: Easton Holiday Parade

Unfortunately, the annual Easton Holiday Parade has been cancelled for 2020.

CANCELED: Holiday Carriage Rides

Unfortunately, the annual Holiday Carriage Rides have been cancelled for 2020.

Sip & Shop Sundays

December Sundays | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The independently owned retail community of Easton brings charm and leisure to the holiday shopping season with Sip & Shop Sundays. Each Sunday leading up to Christmas, retail stores in Historic Easton hold special hours and invite shoppers to enjoy their holiday gift buying in a charming, small-town Christmas atmosphere. Retailers will offer in-store treats and refreshments for all ages from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Every shop will have special deals, unique gifts, and in-store promotions. The Easton Business Alliance will arrange for festive music on the sidewalk each Sunday to compliment the charming decorations found throughout town. Bring the family and enjoy your holiday shopping!

First Night Talbot 2020

Thursday, December 31, 2020 | 6 p.m. to Midnight

First Night Talbot’s history spans over 25 years, and it is currently the last running First Night celebration in Maryland! Marketed as a family-friendly, alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration, First Night has entertainment and fun for the whole family. Spread out among premier venues in downtown Easton, Maryland, and culminating with the world-famous crab drop at midnight (and 9 p.m. for the early birds).

Stews & Brews

Will return FeBREWary 2022

Local Craft Beers, Stew Competition, Small Bites by Local Chefs, Raffles, Vendors, and Live Music! Locals say those firefighters know how to party, so lets heat up the winter. We know you will be looking for something to break the cabin fever blues, and Stews & Brews is just what you’ll need! More details to come for 2021 AFTER Easton Beer Fest Oct. 3.

2020 Best Stew
First place: The BBQ Joint’s Smoked Brisket Chili. Runner up: Bagery’s Cassoulet

2020 Best Bite
First place: Bombay Tadka’s Manchurian Gobi. Runner up: The BBQ Joint’s Pulled Pork Slider

Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival

May return February 2022

The inaugural Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival was a big hit! Over 11 tons of ice were used to create the 41 ice sculptures on display. Fire dancers, live music, and lots of fun family entertainment! Look for the 2021 details to be out soon, and thank you to all our sponsors that supported this wonderful new event.

Saint Patrick's Day

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The annual parade starts at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Easton. It features over 40 floats, bands, classic cars, and local businesses. Be on the lookout for festively decorated golf carts at the parade provided by Hog Neck Golf Course. Come watch the Potato Races take place on Washington St. immediately following the parade. Watch as teams of four relay between Dover and Goldsborough St. balancing potatoes on wooden spoons. The fun and spirited event is sponsored by Talbot County Young Professionals.

Easton's Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Come downtown to celebrate Easter weekend at the town’s annual Egg Hunt! Over 5,000 eggs will be spread out on the Talbot County Courthouse lawn. Also enjoy free face painting and an appearance by the Easter Bunny.

The anticipated start times are:
10:00 a.m.: Infant–age 4
10:15 a.m.: Ages 5-10

Farmer Appreciation Day

Summer 2021

Eat Sprout and Discover Easton team up for Farmer Appreciation Day. A dozen Mid-Shore farms will come to town so locals can meet the growers behind their favorite food at Easton restaurants and local markets. Eat Sprout’s kitchen will be open for tours and demos. Learn how to use new ingredients at home and find out what’s growing, what to grow at home, and what there is to look forward to as the spring farmers market season kicks-off.

Easton Arts District Culture Crossing

Select Saturdays Summer 2021

Easton Arts District Culture Crossing is an artisan’s showcase celebrating the diversity of Easton’s neighborhoods. As an open air style market along the rails to trails in Easton, the Culture Crossing will feature art made or performed by locals of different cultures and ethnicities.

Fourth of July Sidewalk Sale

Sunday, July 3, 2020 | 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join our downtown retailers as they clear out their racks and make room for new inventory at the 4th of July Sidewalk Sale! This annual sale always offers BIG savings on clothing, apparel, home furnishings, and more. You can’t find many of these unique items anywhere else. It’s more important than ever to come support our local independent merchants.

Easton Beer Fest

Saturday, October 2, 2021 | Noon to 4 p.m.

Maryland’s largest indoor craft beer festival features brews from all over the mid-Atlantic and beyond! This event is located at the Easton Volunteer Fire Department Firehouse at 315 Aurora Park Drive. Live music, food, vendors, raffles, and games will also be at the festival. Proceeds from ticket sales goes towards supporting the EVFD. Join us and vote for your favorite craft beer and brewery. You may win tickets to next year’s festival!

Waterfowl Windows Competition

November 13-15, 2020

Our local businesses get into the Waterfowl Festival spirit with a friendly competition each year. Come see the creative window decorations each participating merchant will design. Stop in to find unique gift buying opportunities and other special promotions. Vote for the People’s Choice Award via social media. Post a picture of your favorite window on Facebook or Instagram with #WaterfowlWindows to participate!