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Chestertown Tea Party Festival( Street Party)


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Every Memorial Day weekend, for the past 41 years, Chestertown has celebrated its colonial past with a festival that provides fun for thousands of visitors. The Chestertown Tea Party Festival commemorates events that took place in 1774.

The weekend starts on Friday, May 6th, 6–9 p.m. with a Street Party at the foot of High Street Admission is free. Food and drinks provided by Kent County’s food trucks will be available for purchase. Saturday, May 7th, is the main day of activities. The Colonial Parade begins at 10 a.m. and the Tea Party re-enactment, the highlight of the day, is at 2 p.m. Re-enactors will debate the British actions.

Throughout the day, visitors can also enjoy walking tours of the historic district, demonstrations of colonial crafts, a wine village beside the town dock, more than 100 craft vendors, local food, children’s activities, and a wide array of musical entertainers. The festival concludes Sunday, May 7th in Wilmer Park with wine and beer tastings, more entertainment, crafts, and food. The popular Raft Race is the main event at 2 p.m.

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