Friday Maryland Day Events

Friday March 29 Events for Maryland Day Celebration 2019

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Fort Smallwood Park 9500 Fort Smallwood Road Pasadena   5:30am to Dusk    Free
Recreational amenities include the 380-foot Bill Burton Fishing Pier for fishing and birdwatching, a large accessible playground, historic gun battery and barracks, walking trails, beaches, pond, and volleyball courts. Fort Smallwood was a sea coast defense built in the late 1880’s to the early part of the 1900’s.  Fees apply for boat launching.

Quiet Waters Park 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis   7am to Dusk    Free
The Quiet Waters Visitor Center’s three art galleries display art exhibitions of the best local and regional talents.  The park’s 340 acres include paved trails, public art, playground, picnic areas and water views of the South River.

Kinder Park Farm  1001 Kinder Farm Park Road Millersville   7am to Dusk    Free
The Visitor Center features farming artifacts from the 1930’s, including a tobacco press, tools used to harvest tobacco and more. Step into a restored farmhouse from 1925. Play on the large playground and tot-lot. Take a walk on the 2.8-mile paved perimeter trail and several miles of natural trail. The working farm has chickens, turkeys, geese, cows, pigs, goats and sheep.

Downs Park    8311 John Downs Loop Pasadena   7am to Dusk    Free
The 236-acre park has 5 miles of trails, a fishing pier, a children’s playground, two basketball courts, kayak launching, and an amazing view of the Chesapeake Bay.  The park property has a rich history which has been preserved by the Downs Park Historical Society.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 647 Contees Warf Road Edgewater 8:30am-4:30pm    Free
Hiking and Geocaching
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.

VAAAC Visitors Center 26 West Street and City Dock Annapolis   9am-5pm   Free
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.

Maryland State House  100 State Circle, Annapolis    9am-5pm    Free
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.

Edgewater Community Library 25 Stepneys Lane Edgewater   9:30am   Free
Babies at Play – Make new friends and learn through play.  Babies from birth to 18 months (with caring adult) may enjoy books, music and a variety of developmentally appropriate toys during this hour of unstructured social time in our meeting room.

Banneker Douglass Museum   84 Franklin Street, Annapolis   10am-4pm   Free
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, Lawrence Hurst, artist in residence will be exhibiting a fifty-year retrospective of his work. The Verda Welcome Hall exhibits Songs of the Caged Bird, curated by Lilian Thomas Burwell, this dynamic show inspired by the work of Maya Angelou invites visitors to reflect on the artistry that springs from restriction.

Maryland Hall  801 Chase Street Annapolis MD   10am-5pm     Free
Visit the Galleries at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Exhibitions on display include artwork by Joanne S. Scott: 60 Year Retrospective -Chaney Gallery, a founding member of Maryland Hall, her love of the outdoors is reflected in watercolors, acrylics, and prints, artwork by Tony Spencer TRYBE- ALL Celebration Series: Paintings by Tony Spencer -Openshaw Balcony Gallery and colorful abstract paintings will be on display in Maryland Hall’s Balcony Gallery.

Windermere Farms 4957 Muddy Creek Road West River   10am-5pm
Mushroom farm tours and at 10am and 2pm there are mushroom log inoculation workshops. Logs available for purchase.

Deale Community Library 5940 Deale-Churchton Road Deale   10am   Free
Play and Learn with Sensory Bins.

Maryland State Archives / Taylor House Office Building 6 Bladen Street Annapolis   Updated 3/18: This exhibit is having unexpected delays and will not open until sometime in April. 
Experience Maryland’s significant place in national history!  Staff of the Maryland State Archives will answer questions as you tour the captivating new exhibit detailing the family history of Frederick Douglass, Maryland’s native son.
ID required if you are over 21.
Historic London Town & Gardens 839 Londontown Rd. Edgewater   10am-4:30pm    $1 Admission 
Explore the house and garden of this “lost” colonial town located on the shores of the South River. Geocaching sites too!

Maryland Federation of Art/ Circle Gallery 18 State Circle Annapolis   11am-5pm   Free
View fine art, jewelry and crafts by Maryland artists.

Annapolis Maritime Museum 723 Second St. Annapolis   11am–3pm   Free
Find out what it takes to be a Chesapeake Bay waterman. Climb aboard a historic workboat, harvest oysters in a role-playing game, practice nautical knots and interact with Bay animals. Earn a Museum patch by completing these hands-on activities.  This site also has a Geocache.

St. John’s College Mitchell Gallery 60 College Ave Annapolis   12pm-5pm   Free
“Making Our Mark: Eight Washington Printmakers” is a collective of artists drawn together through printmaking. The artists – Andis Applewhite, Jenny Freestone, Pauline Jakobsberg, Lee Newman, Margaret Adams Parker, Terry Svat, Ellen Verdon Winkler, and Max-Karl Winkler of the Washington Printmakers Gallery are exhibiting hand-pulled prints in traditional and state-of-the-art techniques, from woodcut and etching to solar plate and paper lithography.  This site also has a Geocache.

Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library 269 Hillsmere Drive Annapolis   12pm   Free
Conversational Español & Brown Bag Lunch- Practice and expand your Spanish speaking skills in a relaxed environment.  Bring a brown bag lunch.  All levels of learners and children welcome.

Homestead Gardens 743 W Central Ave Davidsonville   1pm   $1 Admission
Maryland Historical Plants and Gardens:  Join Heather Wheatley, CPH to explore the history of the gardens of Maryland’s Founding Families.

Southern High Future Farmers of America 4400 Solomons Island Road, Harwood   3pm – 6pm   Free
Greenhouse open for plant sales directly from members of the Future Farmers of America.

The Westin Annapolis 100 Westgate Circle Annapolis    4pm    Free
“The Hall of Presidents Before Washington” is features the 14 presidents under the Articles of Confederation and the Continental Congress. The exhibit includes laser replicas of original documents signed by each of the 14 “forgotten” presidents in chronological order beginning with Peyton Randolph in 1774 and ending with Cyrus Griffin in 1789. Eleven of the fourteen documents were signed while the men served as president, while the other three are letters they signed during their lifetime. USNA professor Mark Croatti will provide a talk and tour of the exhibit.

Pride of Baltimore ll 1 Dock Street Annapolis   4pm – 6pm   Free
Come rock your Friday photo op! Maryland’s renowned tall ship, Pride of Baltimore II, is scheduled to arrive in the afternoon at City Dock. (Tours Saturday and Sunday.)


Be sure to check out Maryland Day shopping discounts on our business special page.
Click dates below to see other Maryland Day Event Listings:

Saturday, March 30 2019

Sunday, March 31, 2019