Special Events

January

January 1st – New Year’s Day 5k - For more information go to www.chesapeakecity-md.gov. run/walk which supports our local recycling program. The race, which is open to athletes and recreational walkers alike, follow the fun course through Historic South Chesapeake City. www.facebook.com/chesapeake.city.races.

January 24th – Comedy Night at Chesapeake Inn Book your room at the Blue Max Inn and receive one FREE ticket this great three act performance.

FEBRUARY

Make February a month of romance with special offerings to EAT, DRINK, SHOP AND LOVE all month long. Shops will be offering up to 50% off merchandise, while restaurants and bed and breakfasts will also be hosting special dinners and deals on overnight accommodations.

February 1 – Murder Mystery: Class of ’57 - Join us for a fun night of murder and mystery when Elvis was King and hula-hoops and poodle skirts were all the rage. (Blue Max Inn)

February 7 – Charles Krug Wine Dinner at Chesapeake Inn - book your room at the Blue Max Inn and receive one FREE ticket to this 6 course wine dinner. Click here for more information.

February 8 – Valentine Tea - Come join us for a Valentine High Tea starting at 1pm. (Blue Max Inn)

February 15 – Valentine Tea - High Tea starting at 1pm. (Blue Max Inn)

February 15 – 50s Tribute Show - Dinner and a Buffet. Click here for more information. (Chesapeake Inn)

February 22 – Valentine Tea - High Tea starting at 1pm. (Blue Max Inn)

February 22 – Murder Mystery: Murder at Deadwood Saloon - It’s the Annual Poker Tournament at Deadwood Saloon and with all of the gamblers, and girls, this is guaranteed to be an interesting evening. (Blue Max Inn)

MARCH

March 8 – Murder Mystery: An Unlucky Irishman - Come join the locals at their favorite pub for an evening of scandal and of course, murder. (Blue Max Inn)

March 15: ST. PATRICKS DAY PARADE AND PUB CRAWL – Welcome early spring with a small town parade, $100 cash prize for best float, with bagpipers, Mummers Band, antique vehicles, floats and more, followed by our infamous PUB CRAWL. Parade begins at 12pm on Bohemia Avenue, ending in Pell Gardens.  Rain date is 3/22

March 22 – Murder Mystery: Murder at Deadwood Saloon - Sold Out! (Blue Max Inn)

March 29 – Murder Mystery: Class of ’57  - (Blue Max Inn)

APRIL

April 5 – Murder Mystery: An Unlucky Irishman  - (Blue Max Inn)

JUNE

June 28: 5K Run/Walk Fifth annual run/walk which supports our local recycling program. The race, which is open to athletes and recreational walkers alike, follows a straightforward and picturesque course. www.facebook.com/chesapeake.city.races.

JULY

July 4: Independence Day Celebration: Parade begins at 6:30 pm followed by music, food and fun in Pell Gardens. Fireworks at dusk are an awesome show of lights over the Canal, viewable from the North and the South sides of the Canal. Click here for more information.

AUGUST

August 23 –  CAR SHOW 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Sponsored by the Lion’s Club -Collectible Cars, Street Rods, Trucks, Woodies, Wooden Boats and Antique Cars, fourth annual event gets bigger and better every year. Details at www.ronfrancis.com/carshow.asp

SEPTEMBER

September 13: Craft Beer & Restaurant 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Come sample over 20 craft beers, sample food from area restaurants, and enjoy music on the C&D Canal.

September TBA –  PAINT THE TOWN – Painters of all stripes will set up around town all through the weekend to paint the picturesque waterfront, gardens, historic architecture and fantastic views of the canal and bridge. The weekend culminates in a wet paint exhibit and wine tasting, where the completed works will be available to view and to purchase. This is the third year for this event, which has grown in number and in stature ever year.

OCTOBER

October 24 and 25th ANNUAL GHOST WALK Hooded Ghouls guide visitors who become a part of a murder mystery, performed by a professional acting troupe, unfolding on the porches and other hallowed locations in the historic district of this 19th-century canal town. Tours begin at 5pm, last tour departs Town Hall at 9 pm.