Maryland Day 

Events 2020 -

Friday the 20th of march

Events for Maryland Day Celebration 2020

Click on the name of the location to connect with the location’s website for event more information. 

Please note some events require pre-registration.

Taking Pictures this Maryland Day weekend? Use the hashtag #MarylandDayWeekend

Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park - Education Center

7300 Edgewood Road - Back Creek Campus location

Annapolis, MD 21403


11 am - 3pm  PH# 410 -295 -0104

Discover local pirate lore as you join the Education Staff at the Annapolis Maritime Museum and Park's

BACK CREEK CAMPUS for an afternoon of adventure. We will learn about local pirates as we conquer pirate challenges such as building boats, knot tying, decoding signal flags and more. Activities are free and for all ages!

Anne Arundel County Dept.of Recreation & Parks 

5 Anne Arundel County regional parks open free all weekend!

Downs Park

8322 John Downs Loop, Pasadena, MD


7 am - dusk  PH# 410-222-6230

This 236 acre park has 5 miles of trails, a fishing pier, a children's playground,2 basketball courts, kayak launching, and an amazing view of the Chesapeake Bay. The Downs Park Historical Society works hard to preserve the park's history.

Fort Smallwood Park

9500 Fort Smallwood Road

Pasadena, MD


5:30 am - dusk  PH# 410-222-0087

Recreational amenities include the 380-foot Bill Burton Fishing Pier for fishing and birdwatching, a large accessible playground, historic gun battery and barracks from when the site was a coastal fort, plus walking trails, beaches, pond and volleyball courts.Fees apply for boat launching.

 Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

1361 Wrighton Road 

Lothian, MD 20771


9 am - 5pm PH# 410-222-8006

The Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary is located along the tidal Patuxent River in southern Anne Arundel County.

It includes 1,500 acres of tidal freshwater wetlands, forests, meadows and fields. 

Kinder Farm Park

1001 Kinder Farm Park Road

Millersville, MD


7 am - dusk  PH#410-222-6115

Explore a restored farmhouse from 1925 with artifacts from the 1930's including a tobacco press, and harvesting tools. Live animals include: chickens, turkeys, geese, cows, pigs, goats, and sheep.There is also a large playground, tot- lot and walking trails.

Quiet Waters Park

600 Quiet Waters Road

Annapolis, MD


7 am - dusk PH# 410-222-1777

This park's 340 acres include paved trails, public art, playground, picnic areas and water views of the South River.

Banneker Douglass Museum

84 Franklin Street

Annapolis, MD


10 am - 4 pm  PH# 410-216-6180

The Banneker-Douglass Museum serves to document, interpret and promote African-American history and culture through exhibits, projects and programs to improve understanding and appreciation of Americas’ rich cultural diversity.  In addition to the museums standing exhibitions there are several exhibits featuring the 50th anniversary of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) In 1962, Verda Freeman Welcome became the first Black woman elected to a State Senate. Later, she became the legislative backer for the United States’ first ethnic commission, the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC). In celebration of the MCAAHC’s 50th Anniversary we are launching a new exhibition, Verda’s Place: An Homage to a Valiant Woman.

Explore the intersection of public art, Black voices, and civil rights with sixteen murals that transform the interior galleries of the Banneker-Douglass Museum. Painted by regional artists, these murals interpret the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) 2020 theme: African Americans and the Vote.

Chase Lloyd House

22 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis


2- 4 pm 

Tour this beautiful historic home and Bay-wise gardens! Visitors are welcomed by members of the Chase Lloyd docent volunteers and will be guided through the first floor public rooms. Hear details and stories about the history of Chase Lloyd House and Chase Home.

Members of the Chase Home Garden Friends and Master Gardeners will lead guests on a tour of the 6,000 square foot Bay-wise gardens featuring native plants. Certified a Maryland Bay-Wise Landscape in 2014, visitors will learn what practices make this garden bay-wise. 

Kunta Kinta- Alex Haley Memorial Randall Street and Compromise Street, Annapolis

Visit the site of Kunta Kinte’s arrival from Gambia and take in the messages from the Story Wall featuring quotes from Roots: The Saga of an American Family.

Maryland Federation of Art/ Circle Gallery 

18 State Circle Annapolis

11am-5pm * Free
PH# 410-268-4566
View fine art, jewelry and crafts from Maryland artists. Receive 10% off all Maryland artists.

Maryland Hall 

801 Chase Street Annapolis  


9am-9pm  PH# 410-263-5544

Visit the Galleries at Maryland Hall! Exhibits on display include Vantage Point: Paintings by Sally Davies, From Our Living Room to Yours: The Leroy Hoffberger School of Painting and Unnatural Causes.

See Sunday's listing for the 'main' event - Maryland Hall's 40TH Birthday Party Open House is complete with birthday cake!The day features greetings with Paul Reed Smith, art demonstrations, live music, dance performances, exhibitions, hands-on activities, childrens crafts and food trucks. A concert by the Naval Academy Band caps oiff the day!

Maryland State House 

100 State Circle, Annapolis    


9am-5pm  PH# 410-260-6400
The Maryland State House is the oldest state capital still in continuous legislative use. Enjoy the immersive State House exhibits, including the beautifully restored Old Senate Chamber. Explore important historical events that happened underneath the dome and in the chamber of the only state house ever to have served as the nations capital.  Maryland State Archives curatorial staff will be on hand for this special event.
ID required to enter if you are over 21.

Pride of Baltimore ll 

1 Dock Street Annapolis  


4pm – 7pm  PH# 410-539-1151
Come rock your Friday photo op!! Pride of Baltimore II, is scheduled to arrive in the afternoon at City Dock.

Walk across the gangway to explore Maryland's world renown tall ship. Learn about privateers, Baltimore Clippers and Pride II and learn from the crew members what it's like to live aboard and sail a tall ship today.ours are open to guests of all ages. (Unfortunately, Pride II is not handicapped accessible.)

St. John’s College - Mitchell Gallery - Mellon Hall

St. John’s College - Mitchell Gallery 60 College Avenue


12pm - 5pm  PH# 410-626-2556

Explore American Indian Art from the Fenimore Art Museum: The Thaw Collection. This lovely exhibition of Native American artistry dates from 1200 to 1850.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 

647 Contees Wharf Road Edgewater


8:30am-4:30pm  PH# 443-482-2220

Take a hike!                   
Located on the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary, the SERC campus boasts 2,650-acres of forests, wetlands, marshes and 15 miles of protected shoreline. With almost a dozen geocache sites located along the trails, visitors are welcome to search for them and practice their GPS skills while enjoying a lovely hike.

   * Science Saturday! (see Saturday listing)

United States Naval Academy Visitor Center

52 King George Street Annapolis, MD


9am - 5pm PH# 410-293-8123

Join our Maryland Residence Frequent Tour Program!

Present your Maryland driver's license for your first tour with us. You will be given a MD membership card. Every time you return with one or more guests your tour will be free! While you are visiting explore our FREE exhibit hall and watch our film in the Visitor Center.

VisitAnnapolis Visitors Center 

26 West Street and City Dock Annapolis   


9am-5pm  PH# 410-280-0445  

Information Specialists can help you plan activities for your Maryland Day Celebration adventures including a free Maryland Day Program and information about local things to see and do. Stop by the West Street location to have your picture taken at our photo booth, complete with colonial props for kids! Information specialists are ready at both locations to help you plan activities for your Maryland Day Weekend adventures.

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