---- Main Street Rock Hall's Past News & Events ----

Spring Porchfest 2024

Held May 26th, 2024 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM

On Sunday, May 26th 2024, Main Street Rock Hall presented the 2024 Spring Porchfest. Rock Hall residents and businesses turned their porches into music venues for a diverse group of talented musicians and artists from Kent County and beyond. From 12:00 to 4:00 pm attendees roamed from porch to porch where they listened to a wide variety of musicical genres played by gifted local artists.

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porchfest 2024 rock hall md
porchfest 2024 rock hall md
porchfest 2024 rock hall md

Main Street Rock Hall Attends the Main Street Now Conference in Birmingham, AL

Held May 6th to the 8th, 2024

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Main Street Rock Hall was privileged to join a record-breaking 2,000 Main Streeters from across the United States who attended the 2024 Main Street Now Conference in Birmingham AL. The Main Street Rock Hall attendees participated in educational sessions, workshops, and network-building activities. They returned home equipped many new tools to advance our initiatives within our Main Street Community.

Bay Breeze Inn II Ribbon Cutting

Held April 19th, 2024

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On Friday, April 19 2024, Main Street Rock Hall welcomed the newest member of our community, the Bay Breeze Inn II, a newly renovated inn located at 5758 N. Main Street. The Bay Breeze Inn II is centrally situated within Rock Hall and only minutes away from most of our shops, restaurants, and marinas.

Nauti Blue Cottage Ribbon Cutting

Held April 5th, 2024

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On Friday April 5th, 2024, members of the Main Street Rock Hall board along with Main Street merchants, friends and family gathered to the ribbon and welcome the newest member of the Main Street Rock Hall family, Nauti Blue Cottage.

PPR Strategies Small Business Marketing Workshop

Held April 10th, 2024 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

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On Wednesday, April 10th, 2024, Main Street Rock Hall and PPR Strategies held the first in a series of workshops and webinars on small business marketing. In this first workshop, consultants from PPR Strategies discussed a range of marketing topics, including tips for social media and traditional marketing, current marketing trends, the use of artificial intelligence, and how to leverage new technologies such as ChatGPT, Grammarly, Canva, and more.

To view the slides from this workshop, please click the link below.


Business Networking Social

Held March 26th, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM

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On Tuesday, March 26, 2024, Main Street Rock Hall held a business networking event for Rock Hall business owners. The event was well attended and included a variety of businesses from the greater Rock Hall area. The attendees dined on delicious food provided by Chester River Seafood, conversed with fellow Rock Hall business owners, and participated in a number of group social activities.

--- MSRH 2023 Year in Review Video ---

Here is a video created by Main Street Rock Hall highligting many of the wonderful events and grant recipients from the year 2023!

Shop Small Rock Hall 2023

Held November 25, 2023 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Visitors to the 5th Annual Rock Hall Home for the Holidays Festival and Small Business Saturday celebration found plenty to do on Main Street including:

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Stop by Grannys Goodies for a delicious treat

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Shop for gifts with local flavor at High Tide

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Say hello to Cricket at Cricket's Pet Supply

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Get yourself some fashionable Rock Hall FallFest swag

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Warm yourself by the fire at Fresh Start Food and Garden

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Visit the Friends of Eastern Neck pop-up store in Durdings

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Shop at the Bay Escape in Rock Hall Village

Witches of Rock Hall 2023

Held October 27 to 29th 2023

There was plenty of witchy fun during this year's Witches of Rock Hall held the weekend of October 27th sponsered by Main Street Rock Hall. There was dancing, games, food and drink, shopping and much more. Main Street Rock Hall thanks all the volunteers who made the 2023 event a great success.

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The Rock Hall Witches enjoyed all that Rock Hall has to offer including good food, shopping, site seeing, music and much more.

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On Saturday morning the Witches landed on the shore of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay for a group photo.

Rock Hall FallFest 2023

Held Saturday, October 14th, from 10 AM to 4 PM 2023

A little rain did not dampen the spirits of the 2023 Rock Hall FallFest attendee's. There was great music, good food, nice people and, of course, plenty of Chesapeake Bay oysters.

FallFest 2023

The 2023 FallFest poster featured a photo by Rock Hall resident Heather Davidson who passed away in 2022 at the age of 92

FallFest 2023

Members of the Main Street Rock Hall committee were there to greet visitors

FallFest 2023

The Rock Hall FallFest committee supports FallFest through hat and t-shirt sales at their booth on Main Street

FallFest 2023

The rain did not dampen the spirits of FallFest attendees

FallFest 2023

Local watermen shucked over 4,000 delicious oysters and served them to eager FallFest Attendees

FallFest 2023

Rock Hall's famous Chester River Seafood's fried oysters and french fries were a big hit!

FallFest 2023

Visitors gathered outside and inside the MainStay to hear a variety of live artists perform


Held Sunday, September 3rd, from 1 to 5 PM 2023

On Sunday, September 3rd, 2023, musicians from Kent County and beyond played a mix of music genres from various porches on Main Street Rock Hall. Porch-Fest attendees heard a range of musical genres, including country, folk, classical, and opera.

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2023 Pirates and Wenches Weekend

Held August 11th to 13th, 2023

The 2023 Pirates and Wenches Weekend was held August 11th to 13th. Main Street Rock Hall extends heartfelt thanks to all our pirate guests, vendors, volunteer crew, and the Town of Rock Hall for helping to make the 2023 Rock Hall Pirates and Wenches Weekend one of the best ever.

Click on the image below to visit the Rock Hall Pirates and Wenches website.

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Old Salt Returns to Main Street

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Old Salt has stood watch at the corner of Route 20 and Main Street for many years, a treasured reminder of Rock Hall's maritime past, present, and future. Time and weather took their toll on Old Salt, so Main Street Rock Hall used grant money from the Maryland Department of Community Development to hire a local artist to restore and preserve this cherished Rock Hall landmark.

The restoration work is now complete, so please join us on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at 6:00 PM, as Main Street Rock Hall unveils the newly restored statue.

WHEN: Thursday, June 22 at 6:00 PM

WHERE: Northeast corner of Rock Hall Avenue (route 20) and Main Street

click here to learn more about this project

Say Hello to Cricket's Pet Supply

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Please join us in welcoming a new member of the Main Street Rock Hall community: Cricket's Pet Supply. Their current hours are Thursday to Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00 PM. They are located at the corner of Sharp and Main Streets. Please check their Facebook page for more information and their most recent hours of operation.

We Welcome Hightide to Main Street Rock Hall

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Please join Main Street Rock Hall in welcoming a new member of the Main Street Rock Hall community: HighTide, a local gift shop in the Rock Villages at the corner of Route 20 and Main Street. Please visit their Facebook Page for more information.

The Tangerine Shop Has Moved

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The Tangerine Shop has moved from Rock Hall Village to their new location at 5770 Main Street. Stop by and check out their fabulous antiques and collectibles.

2022 Rock Hall Holiday Market

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Small Business Saturday 2022

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Fallfest 2022

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2022 Witches of Rock Hall

Witches of Rock Hall weekend. Dancing, games, shopping, food and drinks and lots of witchy fun!! Come join us for the day or stay for the weekend and witches who brunch, witches yoga or come early for witches paddle out Friday evening!!

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Pirates and Wenches Weekend 2022

rock hall Pirates and Wenches Weekend 2022

Rock Hall Village Ribbon Cutting

Rock Hall Village Ribbon Cutting

Rock Hall Memorial Mascots

Our beloved mascots are back and ready for some photo ops with you!

Start looking for the 10 mascots around town between Memorial Day Weekend and July 1, 2022. (Hint… they like to eat!)

Take pictures of yourself with the mascots dressed to show their patriotism and post them on Main Street Rock Hall’s Instagram or Facebook page. See if you can find all 10 of them!

One lucky participant will be randomly selected as the winner of a basket of Rock Hall merchandise donated by Rock Hall Properties

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Flower Power Paint Party

rock hall Flower Power Paint Party

Murals of Rock Hall Kick-off Event

Murals of Rock Hall Kick-off Event

Mural Project Community Paint Day

May 11 from 1-4 pm at Java Rock & Bayside Foods

Community members joined the mural artists to become a part of this creative project.

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Pirates and Wenches Weekend 2019

Main Street Rock Hall is excited to be the new sponsor for all Main Street activities during Pirates & Wenches Weekend, August 9-11, 2019. Click here to find out more about Rock Hall’s Pirates & Wenches Weekend.

Pirates and Wenches Weekend 2019

Feast of the 7 Fishes… Rock Hall Style

How about a new Rock Hall restaurant tradition? Mark your calendars for December 13-14 as we offer “Feast of the 7 Fishes… Rock Hall Style!” Which restaurant(s) will you select for these special evenings of dining?

Feast of the 7 Fishes… Rock Hall Style

Santa's Arrival - December 7, 2019'

Santa and the Mrs arrive by boat in Rock Hall Harbor at 6:00pm. They will then be transported to Sharp & Main Streets by fire truck.

Santa's Arrival - December 7, 2019

2020 Yarn Bomb

Rock Hall Elementary School and Main Street Rock Hall (MSRH) worked together to create a one-of-a-kind piece of public art. This tribute to the Chesapeake Bay helped to brighten our community during a difficult time. Using yarn (knitting, crocheting, counted cross stitch, etc.) participants created one dimensional (flat) creatures or plants that represents some aspect of the Bay. Participants used bright colors and their imagination to create this project that covered a 6ft high and over 60 ft long area and was displayed during July and August of 2020.

2020 Yarn Bomb
2020 Yarn Bomb
2020 Yarn Bomb
2020 Yarn Bomb

Pirates and Wenches 2020 - Lost at Sea

Don’t give up the ship! We have planned some virtual and socially distant activities to feed our hungry Pirate Spirits.


A limited supply of shirts are available at The Hickory Stick or you can order your official Pirate “Lost at Sea” merchandise at:

Rock Hall Reflections

Boy, is Main Street looking good! If you haven’t taken the opportunity to take a stroll, you’re missing out! Photographers young and old, amateur and professional have filled many business windows and the result is heart-warming. “Rock Hall Reflections” will be in place through mid October. We hope you’ll take the opportunity to enjoy the artistry!

Rock Hall Reflections