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Inn & Town Happenings

Welcome to the Tidewater Inn, nestled in the heart of down Easton, a vibrant arts and cultural center recently ranked eighth in the book “The 100 Best Small Towns in America”. The Chesapeake Bay and many charming Eastern Shore towns are minutes away from downtown Easton offering an array of land and sea activities.

We invite you to visit Easton throughout the year to experience all the wonderful events that take place at the Tidewater Inn and on the Eastern Shore. Our community features world renowned events and festivals every year such as the Waterfowl Festival in November, the Plein Air Competition and Arts Festival in July, plus all the amazing shows at the Avalon Theatre just across the street from the Tidewater.

Please contact our concierge about specific events that are taking place during your next stay.


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THANK YOU First Responders

The Tidewater Inn is thrilled to be honoring our FIRST RESPONDERS alongside our fellow local business. For the entire month of June, all First Responders will receive 15% off at Hunters’ Tavern and Terrasse Spa (with valid ID).

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First Friday

First Fridays are back at Hunters’ Tavern! Join us on the first Friday of every month from now until September for $5 food and drink specials that will leave you wanting more. Don't miss out on the fun and flavors—mark your calendars and bring your friends for unforgettable evenings!

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Music on the Terrace

Come join us every Sunday this summer on Hunters' Terrace from noon until 3:00 PM for a delightful Sunday Brunch accompanied by live music.

SCHEDULE | Music on the Terrace


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The Avalon Foundation is pleased to present its Free Outdoor Concert Series, a highlight of an Eastern Shore summer for 21 years.

“We are delighted that we are able to bring our programming outside for free every summer thanks to the wonderful sponsors who make it possible each year,” said Suzy Moore, Artistic Director at The Avalon Foundation.

All shows are free to all and take place on Saturday nights on Harrison Street between Dover and Goldsborough streets in downtown Easton. Harrison Street will be closed at 5 p.m. and the concerts will start promptly at 7 p.m. In the event of rain, all shows will be moved to the Avalon Theatre. Feel free to bring a lawn chair for comfortable seating.

Sat. June 8- Delmarva Big Band

Sat. June 15- Philip Dutton & the Alligators- Louisiana music from Satchmo to Chenier

Sat. June 22- US Navy Country Current- Bluegrass & Country

Sat. June 29- Patrick Alban with Noche Latina- Latin & Acoustic Rock

Sat. July 6- Saved by Zero- 80’s Dance Music

Friday, July 12 at 5 pm- Plein Air Easton Kick...


Join us for free movie nights all summer long! Featuring family-friendly movies, these events are sponsored by our awesome community partners! Families are welcome to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the evening.

8:30 p.m. (or when it gets dark!) – The movie will start!


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Plein Air Easton is the largest and most prestigious juried Plein Air painting competition in the United States. Artists from all over the U.S. and beyond participate in this week-long festival. Amateurs can also join in the fun during the highly anticipated Quick Draw Competition. This is art as a spectator sport!

For schedule and artist information, please go to: http://pleinaireaston.com/

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Founded in 2008, it is the mission of the Chesapeake Film Festival to entertain, empower, educate and inspire diverse audiences of all ages by presenting exceptional independent films and events. We offer outstanding filmmakers, experienced and emerging, a forum to showcase and discuss stories of compelling interest to our local and global community. Because of our location on the Chesapeake Bay and our diverse population, we prioritize films that focus on the environment and social justice issues. The Festival also strives to be an economic engine for the Eastern Shore by enticing visitors to experience exceptional films, world-famous seafood, art, and the beauty of our waterways.


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The Avalon Theatre has been a staple of downtown Easton since the early 1920's featuring theater, symphony orchestras, national acts and local talent. With dozens of shows scheduled each month, there are plenty of opportunities to create a night on the town. For tickets and calendar of events, visit the Avalon Theatre's website.

For hotel reservations contact the Tidewater Inn at 410.822.1300 and for dinner reservations contact Hunters' Tavern at 410.822.4034.

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We are thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome prospective couples to the Tidewater Inn for our Open House. This is a wonderful opportunity to tour our stunning venues and hotel, explore Easton, and hear the latest Tidewater Inn news! We are offering an Open House from 10:00 am-12:00 pm every Saturday, no appointment is necessary. We are also offering limited tours by appointment only during the week. Please email mbennett@tidewaterinn.com to schedule your appointment.