Saturday Maryland Day Events

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

Downs Park offers a fishing pier, children’s playground, two basketball courts and an amazing view of the Chesapeake Bay. Downs Park offers amazing spots to launch a kayak. The park has 236 acres and 5 miles of trails.  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 – 4:30 pm  Free
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, 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

Join Squire Hillman from Watermark: Annapolis Tours for a unique saunter through the campuses of the Naval Academy & St. John’s College and a portion of the Historic District — inspired by a 1997 national conference which brought conservators of outdoor monuments to Annapolis. Thru the intense effort of sophisticated plus a vivid imagination , 100 more “memorials’ than those observed during the 2018 saunter have been identified! Some will surprise you, may likely impress you, could amaze you, or even annoy you! Step off is at 10:30a.m. at Susan Campbell Park at the City Dock immediately following the official Maryland Day Flag-Raising ceremony. We saunter rain or shine. No registration and FREE! (US Government I.D. required for all over 21 years of age.)
The Westin Annapolis Hall of Presidents before Washington 100 Westgate Circle Annapolis 10am -4pm  Free
Visitors are invited to view the Hall of Presidents exhibit in the East Lobby
of the Westin Annapolis Hotel. The Hall of Presidents Before Washington is an exhibit featuring the 14 presidents before George Washington under the Articles of Confederation and the Continental Congress that opened to the public in 2017 at The Westin in Presidents Hill. The exhibit displays 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, the last before Washington, 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. 

Banneker Douglass Museum   84 Franklin Street, Annapolis  10am to 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’s rich cultural diversity.  In addition to the museums standing exhibitions, Lawrence Hurst, artist in residence will be exhibiting Lawrence Hurst’s Anniversary Showcelebrating the museum’s 35 anniversary. This show features artwork spanning 50 years. 
Also showing in the Verda Welcome Hall will be 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. 
In HISTORY IN THE MAKING there will be a temporary installation dedicated to Verda Welcome, Maryland’s first African American female State Senator.

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 or call 410-980-6837 with any questions!

Chesapeake Children’s Museum 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis, MD  10am-4pm, $1 Admission  

Materials will be available to make your own custom geocache stamp for your Maryland Day adventures!
Girl Scout Brownies can work on activities toward the Letterboxer badge.
Girl Scout Juniors can work toward the Geocaching badge on CCM’s nature trails.
Maryland Federation of Art/ Circle Gallery 18 State Circle Annapolis 10am to 5pm Free
View fine art, jewelry and crafts by Maryland artists. Enjoy 10% off Maryland artists for the entire MD Day Weekend

Historic London Town & Gardens 839 Londontown Rd. Edgewater, MD 10am-4:30pm  $1 Admission 

Explore the “lost” colonial town and garden located on the shores of the South River.
Experience a blackpowder demonstration, talk with costumed guides, learn hearth cooking, rope making, carpentry and explore geocashing sites on the grounds of this historic town.
 Garden tour, 11 am and 1:30pm

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

Visitors are invited to participate in hourly guided walking tours of this historic African American Cemetery. Located in the heart of Annapolis the earliest burial at this site occurred in 1797. It is one of the oldest ‘incorporated’
cemeteries to serve African Americans in the United States.

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.

Check out Maryland Day Weekend shopping Discounts at our business specials page.

Click dates below to see other Maryland Day Event Listings:

Friday, March 29, 2019

Sunday, March 31, 2019


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