Maryland Day

Events - Sunday March 22, 2020

Join our partner sites for a fantastic Maryland Day weekend!

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Anne Arundel County Farmers Market 

275 Harry S Truman Parkway

Annapolis, MD 

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

Downs Park

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

Pasadena, MD


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

Millersville, MD


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

Annapolis, MD


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

Annapolis, MD

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

Tracy's Landing

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

Annapolis, MD

Alex Haley statue at the site of Kunte Kinte's arrival from Gambia

Maryland Federation of Art/ Circle Gallery 

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.

Pride of Baltimore ll 

1 Dock Street Annapolis  

hours tba

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   

12pm-5pm  Free


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

Annapolis, MD

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.

VAAAC Visitors 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.

Waterfront Warehouse 

4 Pinkney Street


Waterfront Warehouse

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!

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