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ChestertownTea Party Festival – Block Party

Wilmer Park - Wilmer Park , United States

Kick off the Chestertown Tea Party weekend with a good old-fashioned block party. Hosted by Main Street Chestertown, the Block Party features local food trucks, craft beer, a live band, children’s activities, and more. This local favorite brings out everyone to celebrate the start of an amazing weekend in Chestertown by the Chester River.

Chestertown Tea Party Festival – Parade

Downtown Chestertown - Downtown Chestertown , United States

Don't miss the parade! PARTICIPATE IN THE PARADE Start planning your float for the 2024 Chestertown Tea Party Festival! We invite all to participate in the Festival’s popular parade on Saturday, May 25, 2024. The Festival commemorates Chestertown’s historical past. When the citizens of Chestertown learned that the British had closed the port of Boston… Continue Reading Chestertown Tea Party Festival – Parade

Chestertown Tea Party Festival – Reenactment

Downtown Chestertown - Downtown Chestertown , United States

In response to British Parliament’s closing of the port of Boston, the citizens of Chestertown, Maryland met in May of 1774 and set forth “Resolves” forbidding importing, selling, or consuming tea in Chestertown. Per local legend, residents gathered at the town center, marched down High Street to the brigantine Geddes anchored in the Chester River,… Continue Reading Chestertown Tea Party Festival – Reenactment

Chestertown Tea Party Festival – Raft Race

Wilmer Park/Chester River - Wilmer Park/Chester River

Annually, at 2:30 PM on Sunday of Chestertown’s Tea Party Festival, the Raft Race attracts hundreds of spectators to an unusual event- a race of rafts made of non-nautical materials on the Chester River. Open to the public, this race invites teams of entrants to display feats of engineering and creativity, with rafts ranging from… Continue Reading Chestertown Tea Party Festival – Raft Race

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