Visitor Information

Event Locations

Most Downrigging Weekend Events are located in a two block area of the Chestertown Waterfront. The Garfield Center for the Arts is located at 210 High Street in Chestertown, or two blocks up from the waterfront.

2017 Event Map Coming Soon

2017 Port and Waterfront Map Coming Soon


Thankfully, parking in Chestertown is not a big deal – even on Downrigging Weekend.  Parking is available on the street and in several marked public parking lots. If you are going sailing on one of the Tall Ships, please leave sufficient time to park and make it down to the waterfront. THE SHIPS WILL NOT WAIT!

Coming by Boat

If your are coming with your wooden boat and are interested in reserving docking space and being part of the festival, click here for more information.   If you have a non-wood boat please contact the Chestertown Marina (410-778-3616) to inquire about slip space.     There is also plenty of room to anchor in the river and use the dinghy dock (see waterfront map above for dinghy dock location).

Food, Lodging & Shopping

For information about food, lodging, and shopping in Chestertown and Kent County, visit the following websites:

Chestertown Home Page

Kent County Home Page

Downtown Chestertown Association

Other Events During Downrigging Weekend

There will be several other exciting events going on during Downrigging Weekend.  Please visit the Chestertown events calendar at the link below to learn more.

Chestertown Events Calendar