Kent Island Day 2018 FAQs

What time is the opening ceremony?

10:00 am

What time does the parade start?

10:30 am

Who is the Grand Marshall this year?

Nancy Cook has been chosen as this year’s Grand Marshall for her tireless efforts to preserve and protect the heritage of Kent Island and Queen Anne’s County.  She has served as an educator in the school system and she has been awarded the prestigious GERI award (the geriatric “Nobel Prize” for extraordinary humanitarian community service) from the THE MARYLAND SENIOR CITIZENS HALL OF FAME. She chairs the Historic Sites Consortium of Queen Anne’s County, the Friends of Historic Christ Church,  and the Historic Stevensville Arts & Entertainment District.   She currently serves as Recording Secretary on the Board of Directors of the Kent Island Heritage Society.  It is no wonder she has been described by others as “sprightly”!

Where should I park?

Parking is limited so we encourage everyone to take advantage of our free shuttle service located at the Kent Island Elementary School. Map

Do you have a shuttle service?

Yes. The shuttle service will run continuously from the Kent Island Elementary School to Downtown. Map

Can I purchase any merchandise at Kent Island Day?

Many vendors will be on hand selling books, crafts,  art,  jewelry, toys, plants, health and wellness aides, pottery, and more.

Do you have children’s’ activities?

Yes! We will have a bounce house, face painting, petting zoo, touch a truck, fire safety trailer, a parade, owls, oystering, model trains, Washington Nationals truck, and more.

Do you serve food and beverages?

We will have BBQ chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, water, non-alcoholic drinks, popcorn,  and frozen treats.

What kind of entertainment do you have?

12:00-1:00 PM Chesapeake Bay Community Band

1:00-1:40 PM  Kent Island High School Jazz Band

1:40-2:00 PM Matapeake Middle School Chorus

2:00-2:30 PM Remnant Gospel Group

2:30 – 3:30 PM Gray and Blue Grass Band

3:30-4:15 PM Michael Waskey – Singer Songwriter

Do you have restroom facilities?

Restrooms are available at the Historic Post Office, Stevensville Bank, and Kirwan House (Chester). In addition,  public restrooms will be located behind the historic Stevensville Bank on Cockey Lane.

Are all the historic sites open?

All historic sites will be open following the parade.

What happens if there is bad weather? Is there a rain date?

Due to rescheduling challenges there will not be a rain date. If inclement weather is threatening the latest updates can be found on our Website, Facebook, or Twitter pages.

I’m a vendor. Where do we check in?

Vendors should check in from 8:30 to 10:00 in front of the Historic Stevensville Post Office.

I am in the parade. Where do we line up?

All participants should report to the staging area along Elementary Way by 9:30 am to ensure their spot in the parade.

Where is the best place to view the parade?

Anywhere along E. Main Street just before the intersection where Peace of Cake is located and on both sides of Love Point Road from Rustico Restaurant to just past the Pocket Park (Stage and Food area).   Map

Where can I get a map and listing of all the events?

Maps will be available in Historic Downtown Stevensville on the day of the event or you can download one here (coming soon.)  NOTE:  THERE MAY BE SOME LAST MINUTE CHANGES TO THE MAP AND PROGRAM. Please check back the day before for the latest updates!

I am interested in participating next year. Who should I contact? Please contact John Conley at  [email protected] to get on our email list so you can be kept up to date on next year’s Kent Island Day 2019.