FIREWORKS LIGHT THE CHOPTANK
Main Street Festival set for Saturday
CAMBRIDGE — Downtown Cambridge will play host to the Main Street Food and Music Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 9, on Poplar and Race streets.
Cambridge Main Street recently announced the annual Taste of Cambridge festival would not be held this year, but a food and music would be held in its place.
“Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will not be having the traditional Crab Cook-Off part of the event,” Cambridge Main Street announced on its Facebook page. “The good
news is that a great festival will still go on. That means great food, six musical acts, a professional crab-picking competition, contests and activities for kids, craft vendors and more.”
The festival is free and will feature food from local restaurants and nonprofit organizations, including the Fred Flintstone grilled turkey legs by Rescue Fire Company, and beverages from downtown restaurants, including RAR Brewing.
Activities will include street dancing from the Eastern Shore Dance Academy, a Kid’s Fun Zone hosted by Coastal Hospice featuring Carlos the Juggler and a watermelon-eating contest.
The festivals will have two performance stages, the Main Stage at 409 Race St. and the Cannery Way Stage at 432 Race St. At the Main Stage, Deadwood will kick off at 5 p.m., with Justin Ryan at 6 p.m., the watermelon-eating contest at 6:45 p.m., crab-picking contest at 7 p.m., Eastern Shore Dance Academy at 7:30 p.m., Waverunner at 8 p.m. and Skribe at 9 p.m.
At the Canner y Way Stage, Bobby Reed and Friends will play at 5:15 p.m., with Lisa Rowe at 6:15 p.m., Wyes Guys at 7:15 p.m. and the hula-hoop contest at 8:15 p.m. ----Online: www.cambridgemainstreet.com
Fireworks on Tuesday, July 5, light the summer sky above the Choptank River waterfront at Long Wharf Park in Cambridge with the Choptank River Lighthouse in the foreground.
Downtown Cambridge will host the Main Street Food and Music Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 9, on Poplar and Race streets.
Cambridge Rescue Fire Company will sell its turkey legs at Saturday’s Main Street Food and Music Festival in downtown Cambridge. Here, Ricky Travers holds two legs.
The Eastern Shore Dance Academy is scheduled to perform July 9 at the Main Street Food and Music Festival in Cambridge.