Discover Easton

Discover Easton is proud to host 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 each week in charming Easton, Maryland!

First Weekend

The First Weekend of Each Month, April-December

April-December we invite you to experience Easton on the first weekend of each month! On First Friday, the galleries extend their hours and invite you on a tour of artistic adventure. First Saturday we celebrate our local shops. Each First Saturday will have a different theme, deals, and promotions. The Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May-Dec. in downtown Easton. All weekend our Easton restaurants will prepare the finest meals, craft unique specials, and offer a variety of beverage options. On First Sunday, make plans to join us for brunch specials.

Waterfowl Windows Competition

November 8-10, 2019

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!

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Small Business Saturday supports the independently-owned businesses that create jobs and help make local economies thrive. Join Discover Easton at Thompson Park with the Shop Small Welcome Station at 10 a.m. There you can find Shop Small swag, sales and promotions information, and all the things needed to plan for the shopping event. Drop by early for a special breakfast treat! In addition to sales and unique gift buying opportunities, there will be music on the streets and much more.

Moonlight Madness Shopping Event

Friday, December 6, 2019 | 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Celebrate the start of the holiday season in downtown Easton! Our wonderful shops will be open until 10 p.m. with refreshments, snacks, and sales all night long. Free Pictures with Santa will be held at the historic Bullitt House (102 E Dover St.) 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy music throughout the town as we ring in the holiday season! The highlight of the annual event is the chance to win one of our raffle baskets, each worth over $1,500 in prizes! Look for posters in the windows of participating merchants to collect your raffle tickets during November and leading up to the event. The more you spend, the more you earn. You must be there for the 10 p.m. drawing for your chance to win!

Easton Holiday Parade

Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.

Festivities start at 6 p.m. with the Easton Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Thompson Park. The parade begins around 6:30 p.m. and loops around downtown Easton and features over 60 unique floats, classic cars, local bands, and Santa himself. Come downtown early and do your holiday shopping, grab a bite to eat, and find a great spot along the route to watch the parade.

Holiday Carriage Rides

Select Dates in December

Discover Easton is proud to partner with The Tidewater Inn to offer FREE horse drawn carriage rides during the holiday season! The carriage leaves from the front of The Tidewater Inn and travels the historic streets of downtown Easton. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience a unique holiday tradition during the most wonderful time of the year!

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

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 | 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).

Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival

Friday, Feb. 14 - Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020

The inaugural Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival is coming to Easton February 14-16, 2020! Enjoy ice sculpture displays throughout beautiful downtown Easton, ice carving demonstrations, the Friday night downtown kick-off party, and MUCH MORE! More details coming soon!

To learn about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, please contact Discover Easton at

Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Each year Easton celebrates Irish heritage during our St. Patrick’s Day festivities! The celebrations include an interfaith service (location and time TBD). There is afternoon tea service at the Academy Art Museum at 2 p.m. The annual parade begins at 5:30 p.m. and features over 40 floats and local bands. The Annual Potato Races will take place on Washington Street immediately following the parade.

Farmer Appreciation Day

Spring 2020

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's Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 11, 2020

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.

More details will be available in late winter of 2020.

Easton Arts District Culture Crossing

Select Saturdays April-October 2020 (more info to come)

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

Saturday, July 4, 2020 | 8 a.m. to Noon

Join our downtown merchants as they clear out their racks and make room for new inventory at the annual 4th of July sidewalk sale! This cash-and-carry sale will offer clothing, apparel, home furnishings, and more! Live music, great deals, and other fun activities.

Easton Beer Fest

Saturday, October 3, 2020 | 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!