Here are some general things to do while in town. Check out our Events page for specific information about events during your stay.
Art Academy Museum is located in Downtown (corner of Harrison & South). This museum is a must-see for anyone - local or tourist. The offerings from the Academy are limitless - from its museum aspect to showcase extraordinary exhibits to the various assortment of classes offered to its members and the general public, there is always something to see and do!
Amish Market From crafts, furniture and specialty shops to local produce and farm-to-table options, this market incorporates a multitude of Amish and local businesses.
Avalon Theatre is a historic entertainment theatre in the heart of Downtown and has become a cornerstone of Mid Shore community life, balancing its role as a presenter and provider for local community talent. Capable of numerous transformations, the Avalon presents musical and dramatic theater, symphony orchestras, a wide variety of national musical acts, and classic film screenings. In addition, the Avalon allows for a showplace for local talent. The Stoltz Listening Room is also managed by the Avalon Foundation.
Chesapeake Ghost Walks - take a walking tour of Easton's historic and most ghostly buildings. Each tour takes between 1 to 1.5 hours and meets at the historic Tidewater Inn.
Eating Easton - this fun and interactive 3-hour walking tour not just for the food lover - an exploration of the history, roots, and reasons Easton is becoming a food mecca for locals and world travelers alike. 4 local restaurants are visited where a bite and sip are sampled as the chef or owner discuss Easton's food culture. The tour also includes a stop at one of our retail shops, where the local proprietor showcases culinary products. Book your tour now because they sell out quickly!
The "Hill" is possibly the oldest free African-American community in the country! Easton is very dedicated to its preservation and has established a nonprofit in partnership with government organizations to continue the historical efforts of preservation.
Talbot County Courthouse: is among the list for its historical identity as Easton was once named "Talbot Courthouse." This landmark also represents our pride and heritage of our County and all the has been founded on these lands. The front lawn of the courthouse boasts a statue of native African-American activist for human rights, Frederick Douglass.
Talbot County Free Library: the mission of TCFL is to play a central role in the democratic life of its community through the free and open provision of information, culture, knowledge and entertainment. The Library supports many community events throughout the year and is a key component to our Town.
Talbot Historical Society preserves the heritage of the Eastern Shore - hosting a museum, library and an award-winning garden. The gardens are maintained by the Talbot County Garden Club and boast a wondrous array of boxwoods, herb gardens, fruit and flowering trees, and of course, the colorful perennial beds. The gardens are free and open to the public during daylight hours.
Visitors Center: the center hosts our County Office of Tourism. Stop inside for anything you need during your stay in Easton and Talbot County! The office is located catty-cornered to the Tidewater Inn at 11 S Harrison Street.
Activities for Children: Art Academy Museum, Easton Cinemas, Easton Bowling Clay Bakers, ice skating at our Community Center (winter months), Chic-Fil-A has an indoor playground for young children. Plus we have (7) different Community Parks - the largest park is Idlewild Park equipped with a large playground, (2) baseball diamonds and basketball and tennis courts. There is also a Pavilion that can be reserved for event occasions.
Dog-friendly: on the whole, Easton is a dog friendly town. You may see water bowls for your hounds outside of merchant doors. While most stores do not allow animals inside, there are benches to sit on as your party shops.
Easton's Carnival: The Avalon Foundation hosts the Easton Carnival the week preceding 4th of July. Waterside Village (the Target shopping plaza) is the current location for the carnival.
Farmer's Market - open April-Dec, every Saturday from 8am-1pm (and in July & August, its also on Wed nights from 4-7pm) Downtown Easton on Harrison Street, this fun outdoor market houses many local farms and proprietors from our local and regional area. Local produce, herbs and flowers are for purchase as well as other handmade goods like wood cutting boards, local art, jewelry, soaps and other natural products.
First Weekend: April-Dec, Easton Business Alliance hosts a First Weekend event. The Galleries of Easton invite you to their Open House for food and drink from 5-8pm on the first Friday of each month. Followed is Sidewalk Saturday from 10-5pm. A fun family event, a typical first Saturday includes street music, product demos, food & drink tastings, book signings, featured inventory and sale items. Participating local merchants host mini events within their businesses.
Fourth of July Celebration is hosted by the Avalon Foundation and sponsored by Easton Utilities and the Town of Easton. Waterside Village (the Target shopping plaza) is the current location for the host of activities. Local bands entertain the crowds before the fireworks begin at dark.
St Patricks Day Parade is produced by the Easton Business Alliance and is always on St Patricks Day. Events include an Interfaith Service, Irish Tea, Children's Crafts and Activities, Potato Relay Race and Parade.
Holiday Parade is produced by the Easton Business Alliance and is always on the first Saturday in December. Easton Utilities Commission kicks off the event with a Tree Lighting Thompson Park at 6pm. The Parade then follows.
Holiday Carriage Rides: The Tidewater Inn hosts Horse & Carriage Rides through Downtown during December. These are free rides for our community! For specific event times and all related information, contact the Tidewater Inn.
Outdoor Street Concerts has been providing music in the streets of downtown Easton throughout the summer on Saturday evenings since 1998. These concerts are free and open to the public, often attracting audiences over 1,000 people. It’s not an unusual sight to see a just walking toddler dancing with an octogenarian to bands of every genre. The Avalon Foundation partners with various community businesses to present the best of the U.S.. Military Bands in addition to the many talented regional acts of Maryland and surrounding states.
*All concerts are at 7 pm on Harrison Street between Dover & Goldsborough Streets. Bring a chair!