Saturday March 30 Maryland Day Weekend Celebration Events for 2019!
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Anne Arundel County Farmers Market 275 Truman Parkway Annapolis, MD 7am-12pm 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.
Quiet Waters Park 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis 7am to Dusk Free
The Quiet Waters Visitor Center is the place to begin your visit to the park. The Visitor Center’s three art galleries display art exhibitions of the best local and regional talents. The parks 340 acres have paved trails, public art, playground and water views of the South River.
Kinder Park Farm 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road Millersville 7am to Dusk Free
Before venturing into the park visit the Kinder Farm Park Visitor Center. View farming artifacts from the 1930s, including a tobacco press, tools used to harvest tobacco and more. The restored Kinder family farmhouse has returned to a condition similar to when it was built in 1925. The park has a large playground and tot-lot ideal for children of all ages and a 2.8 mile paved perimeter trail and several miles of natural trail. Kinder Farm Park developed an agricultural history program and working farm that shows past and present agricultural practices of Anne Arundel County. Farm animals at the park are include chickens, turkeys, geese, cows, pigs, goats and sheep.
Fort Smallwood Park 9500 Fort Smallwood Road Pasadena 7am to Dusk Free
Fort Smallwood Park’s recreational amenities include a 380-foot fishing pier, children’s 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. The fort was in use from 1890 until 1927. The 380-foot “Bill Burton Fishing Pier” is wonderful for fishermen, birdwatchers, and admirers of local scenery.
Downs Park 8311 John Downs Loop Pasadena 7am to Dusk Free
VAAAC Visitors Center 26 West Street and City Dock, Annapolis, MD 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. 410-280-0445
Maryland State House 100 State Circle, Annapolis 9 am to 5 pm 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. ID REQUIRED TO ENTER if you are over 21.
Maryland Day Flag-Raising Ceremony Susan Campbell Park-City Dock, Annapolis, MD 10am Free
Four Rivers Heritage Area and partners present a spirit-lifting flag raising ceremony! The perfect place to start your morning adventures. Music by the Annapolis Drum and Bugle Corps and flag detail by the award-winning USNA League Cadets of the Training Ship Mercedes.
Watermark Tours Susan Campbell Park, City Dock 10:30 am Free
Banneker Douglass Museum 84 Franklin Street, Annapolis 10am to 4pm Free
Scenic Rivers Land Trust Bacon Ridge Natural Area Bacon Ridge Trail Head on Hawkins Road Crownsville 10am Free
Join us as we explore for landscape clues in the history-rich Bacon Ridge Natural Area. Together we’ll learn how humans and nature have interacted to make the landscape we are today, while enjoying the beautiful 900+ acre protected forest. All ages welcome but beware it is an unpacked trail through the woods. Dogs on leashes welcome. Length: 2-4 miles. Meet at Bacon Ridge Trailhead in Hawkins Road just south of the 97 overpass in Crownsville MD. Contact Sarrah Knebel at sarah@SRLT.org or call 410-980-6837 with any questions!
Chesapeake Children’s Museum 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis, MD 10am-4pm, $1 Admission
Historic London Town & Gardens 839 Londontown Rd. Edgewater, MD 10am-4:30pm $1 Admission
Annapolis Maritime Museum 723 Second St. Annapolis, MD 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.
Brewer Hill Cemetery 802 West St. Annapolis, MD 11am-4pm Free
St John’s College Mitchell Gallery 60 College Ave Annapolis Noon to 5pm Free
Making Our Mark: Washington Print Club – A Collective of Eight prominent regional 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—became friends and colleagues in the 1990s and early 2000s, as members of the Washington Printmakers Gallery. They have been active in the Washington, DC area for many years, producing hand-pulled prints in traditional and state-of-the-art techniques, from woodcut and etching to solar plate and paper lithography. The show, consequently, features several varieties of printmaking, although each of the artists has contributed pieces in other media.
Charles Carroll House 107 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis 12 noon to 4 pm Free
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 the governance of Maryland. Charles Carroll of Carrollton was one of four Marylanders to sign the Declaration of Independence and was the only Roman Catholic signer. This wonderfully curated house and garden is a hidden gem on the shores of Spa Creek.
William Paca House and Garden 186 Prince George Street Annapolis 12pm-4pm $1 Admission
Interact with Colonial Annapolitans at the Wm Paca House & Garden. As you tour through the house, you will be able to speak with the Annapolis Living Historians as they discuss welcoming visiting dignitaries. This fun-for-all-ages event will also feature Maryland themed crafts and activities.
Hogshead 43 Pinkney St. Annapolis,MD 12-4pm Free
Experience Maryland Day with the tradespeople of Annapolis at Hogshead. You’ll find local craftspeople of the 1700’s sharing their skills and knowledge of carpentry, baking, spinning, printing and more. You can even help sew a replica of the John Shaw Flag, Maryland’s first flag for the new United States. It’s all ‘hands on’ at Hogshead.
Hammond-Harwood House 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis 12 Noon -4:30pm Free
This National Historic Landmark was the home of Matthias Hammond. The house was designed by architect William Buckland and will be open for half hour tours for just one dollar. Explore the exhibition room and gardens for free.
Maryland Hall 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 1pm -4pm FREE
BIG INK brings together artists, community organizations and the public to produce large scale black and white woodcuts for exhibition and educational purposes. The two-day workshop at Maryland Hall will take place on March 30-31 and will include 11 invited artists that will work together to ink up large woodcuts they created specifically for the event.
Visit the Galleries after checking out BIG INK! Exhibitions on display include ArtWork by Joanne Scott: 60 Year Retrospective, BIG INK Prints Exhibition and Paintings by Tony Spencer.
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