Events - Sunday March 22, 2020
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275 Harry S Truman Parkway
SUN 10am -1pm Free
Meet the local farmers & producers of fresh, local seasonal produce, meats, cheese and eggs. Also local artists will be displaying crafts, jewelry, plants, baked goods and much, much, more.
Anne Arundel County Dept.of Recreation & Parks
4 regional parks open free all weekend
8322 John Downs Loop, Pasadena, MD
7 am - dusk * Free
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
5:30 am - dusk 8 Free
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
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
7 am - dusk * Free
Explore a restored farmhouse from 1925 with artifacts from 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
7 am - dusk * Free
The park's 340 acres include paved trails, public art, playground, picnic areas and water views of the South River.
Charles Carroll House
107 Duke of Glouchester Street
SAT & SUN 12pm - 4pm
Explore the grand old home of the Carroll family located on the picturesque grounds of St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Carroll family played a major role in the framing of constitution. This wonderfully curated house and garden is a hidden gem on the shores of Spa Creek.
For younger audiences, participate in a scavenger hunt as well as crossword puzzles.
On display Annapolis Historian Robert Worden's "A Night of Tragedy, July 9th, 1866" on the tragic accidental drownings of the Redemptorists.
Chesapeake Childrens Museum
25 Silopanna Road Annapolis, MD
10am - 4 pm $1per person ages 1 and up
Your children will enjoy playing in the museum's Chesapeake Bay themed room. There are animals and hands-on exhibits for all ages. There is also a theater with dress up closet, a dentists office, a columbian market, a kitchen and an art table.
Deale Area Historical Society
389 Deale Road - Herrington Harbor North
1pm - 4pm
Experience life at the turn of the 1900's at the Deale Area Historical Society's Open House. Get a glimpse of what life was like in this charming historic village that boasts a beneficial society meeting house, a Russian Orthodox chapel, a tobacco barn, a one room school house and a home with the necessary 'out' buildings. All the buildings were moved to the site from the local vicinity and emphasize the simple, hardworking lives lived by South County farmers, watermen, tradesmen and their families.
Galesville Community Center
916 West Benning Road
Galesville MD 20765
1pm - 4pm
Celebration! The public is invited to participate in a conversation engaging event centered on culinary traditions and 'food ways' of the African American community both past and present. The recently launched "African American Voices, Memories and Places:A Four Rivers Heritage Trail" revealed a persistent theme across many tour stops and oral history interviews:Food!MRS. Crowner's Lunch Room Revisited: Not just a Restaurant but a Communities' Heart and Soul: The Galesville Community Center (GCCO) will be transformed into now demolished "Mrs. Crowner's Lunch Room" (aka the Cook Shop.) Long-time residents and scholars will join several of Crowner's descendants to lead a discussion about the legacy and traditions of the meals once served at the "Cook Shop". Sample the meals that were served by Mrs. Margaret Crowner in the 1940's and will be recreated and served to participants by members of the GCCO. Participants will also be encouraged to read Michael Twitty's book 'The Cooking Gene" in advance, and key themes from the book will provide conversation starters for facilitated group discussions.
Jailhouse Antique Shop, formerly the only jail in the South County area and was built around1937. It later became Ellen's Beauty Corner and then Harvey's Barbershop. The beauty shop was the first African American licensed hair salon in southern Anne Arundel County. GCCO has partnered with the new owner and will conduct tours during the 2020 Maryland Day celebration on Sunday afternoon.
Galesville Heritage Society - to be announced
Governor Calvert House
58 State Circle Annapolis MD
1pm - 4pm * FREE
Explore the 17th century greenhouse heating system under the plexiglass floor of the lovely Governor Calvert House. This historic inn was renovated in the 1980's when the site was discovered and then preserved under a 'glass' floor. It is modeled after Roman designs that date from 300BC. A costumed interpreter provided by Historic Annapolis on hand to answer questions and help you explore this hidden treasure in Annapolis.
Kunte Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial
Randal Street and Compromise Street
Alex Haley statue at the site of Kunte Kinte's arrival from Gambia
18 State Circle Annapolis
SAT 11am-5pm * Free
View fine art, jewelry and crafts by Maryland artists.
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase Street Annapolis MD
9am-7pm * Free
ArtFest is a day of creativity showcasing the arts at Maryland Hall like no other single day, attracting over 1000 people of all ages. At this year's ArtFest, we are celebrating our 40th anniversary year! Join us for an exciting 40th Birthday Party Open House - complete with birthday cake and party décor! The day features art demonstrations, live music, dance performances, exhibitions, hands-on activities, children's crafts and food trucks. The party will be capped off by a concert by the United States Naval Academy Band.
1 Dock Street Annapolis
Walk across the gangway to explore history and learn about privateers, Baltimore
Clippers and Pride II. Tours are open to guests of all ages. (Unfortunately, Pride II is not accesible.)
See daily event schedule for specific hours.
St. John’s College - Mitchell Gallery - Mellon Hall
60 College Ave Annapolis
American Indian Art from the Fenimore Art Museum: The Thaw Collection
Explore this lovely exhibition of Native American artistry that dates from1200 to 1850.
United States Naval Academy Visitor Center
52 King George Street
9am - 5pm
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.
26 West Street and City Dock
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.
William Paca House and Garden
186 Prince George Street Annapolis
Take a guided, half hour tour of this lovely period home and explore the 2 acre pleasure garden.
43 Pinkney Street
The tradespeople of Annapolis have been hard at work. They will share their skills at carpentry, baking, spinning, printing and more.Help sew a replica of the John Shaw Flag, Maryland first flag for the United States.
4 Pinkney Street
Walk into the past into a tiny building that once held commodities from ships and traders from around the world.
See the model layout of the city and harbor as it once was in the 1700's.
Watermark Tours - Harbor Cruise of Annapolis and USNA
11am- 6pm - Under the red umbrella at the end of Annapolis City Dock
Free for children under 11 years of age w/a paying adult
Join Watermark Cruises for their opening weekend and enjoy a 40 minute cruise exploring Annapolis Harbor and the US Naval Academy on the Harbor Queen!