crab-picking“TASTE” TO RETURN IN 2017!  Typically the Second Saturday in July, Taste of Cambridge is a signature event not only for downtown Cambridge, but for Dorchester County, featuring many area restaurants and their best recipes for crab dishes in several categories.

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY! This event typically sells out each year.

Known for the “tasting” offered by area restaurants, all competing to win “Best of” crab soup, crab cake, crab specialty, and more! “Tasters” vote for their favorite in each category and then cast their ballot for the winner. Celebrity judges also make their choice! Tickets go on sale in June. The event is also a qualifier for the World Food Championships.

The event also features a crab picking competition among local crab house pickers, a watermelon eating contest and great LIVE music. This year local hometown musician Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys will be performing LIVE!

The festival happens on the 400 block of Race Street and the 500 block of Poplar Street in downtown Cambridge, MD. Plenty of free parking available; just look for the directional signs.



Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors!



Thank you to:

Protenergy Natural Foods   |   Aero Energy     
Tri-Gas & Oil    |   Eastern Shore Smile Solutions
Cabin Creek Animal Hospital   |   Delmarva Power    
Tidewater Physical Therapy   |   Crabi Gras

and also to Charles C. Powell Realtors, Tomey Electric, Provident State Bank, and B&G Foods

Downtown GrooveFEST: Blues, Brews & BBQ

sendoff11_msm_pedropridetrike_8411An re-boot of the previous street festival known as Summer Send-Off, a signature event organized by Cambridge Main Street. The Downtown GrooveFEST: Blues, Brews & BBQs is our way of honoring the great character of our city, inviting great performers to the downtown, and enjoying some great BBQ dishes. Many exciting new opportunities are coming your way in 2017, including BBQ Tasting, After Party, Blues presentations, after party and more! Tickets go on sale online the week of August 14th.

Traditionally held on the 400 block of Race Street and the 500 block of Poplar Street, Cambridge MD.


VENDOR APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED! Non-BBQ related food vendors (limited spots available), arts, crafts, and other vendors are now being sought. Apply today to reserve your place in this year’s event. Application due no later than August 10th. Vendors accepted on a rolling on-going basis up to August 10th. Spaces limited, apply early!


cambridge-main-street-crab-basket-tree-sliderThere is no place like downtown during the holiday season. If you are the type of person looking to slow down the holidays and not rush through then downtown is the place for you. Plus but helping support small businesses downtown, you are helping keep our local small economy strong.

Downtown Cambridge features the bushel basket Christmas tree, a new holiday tradition started in 2014, holiday decor donning the downtown shops and street lamps, and special promotions and events like the annual tree lighting at the Courthouse and on Race Street. Also, you won’t want to miss the BIGGEST Christmas Parade on the Eastern Shore, happening the first Saturday of December each year. Add it all up and it is a special season to be downtown Cambridge.