Saturday Maryland Day Events

Saturday March 25 Maryland Day Weekend Celebration Events for 2017!

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Anne Arundel County Farmers Market 275 Truman Parkway Annapolis  7am to noon Free The only Maryland producers market in Anne Arundel County. Come see the products that local farmers and producers grow, make or produce. We have everything from fruit, veggies, meats, cheese, eggs, plants, soap, honey, flowers, baked goods, jams, jelly, herbs, furniture, ready made food, milk, yogurt, butter and more. All made in Maryland. You will meet the actual farmers and producers here at the market. Our own Chef Helen will be doing cooking demonstrations too.

Library – Crofton 1681 Riedel Road Crofton, MD 9am-5pm  Free  Bring out the kids for crab crafts and puzzles in the children’s area. 410-222-7915

Library – Edgewater 25 Stepneys Lane Edgewater, MD 9am-5pm Free  Display of books about Maryland, set in Maryland or by Maryland Authors. We will also be doing a passive Maryland Trivia Program for adults and teens 410-222-1538

Naval Academy Museum   Preble Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. 9am-5pm Free The U.S. Naval Academy Museum offers two floors of exhibits about the history of seapower, the development of the U.S. Navy, and the role of the U.S. Naval Academy in producing officers capable of leading America’s sailors and marines. Our displays combine historical artifacts with video and audio technology to bring to life the stories of the men and women who have served their country at sea. Whether you are a casual visitor, a student of naval history, or a member of the Brigade of Midshipmen, the Museum stands ready to make your visit a memorable one. Visitors 18 and over to the U.S. Naval Academy must show a valid government-issued picture ID (driver’s license, passport, CAC, etc.) at the gate. 410-293-2108

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 DAY FLAG-RAISING CEREMONY, Susan Campbell Park-City Dock, Annapolis. 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.

Our Legacy Tours  Susan Campbell Park-City Dock Annapolis 10am   Free  Directly following the 10 am Flag Ceremony at City Dock, tour Annapolis on this award winning walking tour that explores the history of captured Africans, and indentured English and Irish to America.  Captured Africans have comprised a significant portion of the population of the state of Maryland, to include Anne Arundel County and the city of Annapolis for over 300 years.  During colonial times, the labor of captured Africans who were called slaves, free Africans (also called Free Blacks), and indentured servants were the cornerstone upon which the tobacco economy was built. When the American Civil War began, Maryland was home to more free blacks than any other state. From the election of the first African American Elect to the state of Maryland at his election to the Annapolis City Council, into this 21st century, Maryland continues to grow because of the important contributions made by all immigrants to these shores from Africa, England, and Ireland.  

Chesapeake Children’s Museum 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis, MD  10am-4pm, $1 Admission  Play all day in the museum and attend a Maker workshop from 2pm-4pm. Try your hand at creating and inventing! Use your imagination to turn bits and pieces into something new. Recommended for ages four through ten-years-old with accompanying adults. 410-990-1993

HERE. a pop-up shop, Made in Maryland pop-up  50 State Circle Annapolis, MD 10am-6pm  Free   Amy & El of HERE. a pop-up shop are excited that their 20th pop-up shop in Annapolis coincides with the Made in Maryland / Maryland Day weekend festivities. The shop will  feature almost all LOCAL artists and Maryland Made products! Events: Noon & 3:30pm: Come learn about Conservation Landscaping using native plants! Jeff from EcoRariums will explain how to support the Chesapeake Bay through using native plants in your garden. Also learn how this benefits the bay and also provides habitat for pollinators and more!  $1 donation (suggested) will benefit the Chesapeake Bay Trust. 443-676-8729. 443-676-8729

Historic Annapolis Museum and Store, 99 Main St. Annapolis, MD  10am-4pm  Free  Shop the museum store and find something to remember your trip to Historic Annapolis by.

Historic London Town & Gardens 839 Londontown Rd. Edgewater, MD 10am-430pm  $1 admission.  Costumed interpreters represent a century of early Maryland History. You can try your hand at making rope and chopping wood. Kids can even dress up in colonial-style clothing during their visit! All activities are included with admission.  410-222-1919  

 Hogshead , 43 Pinkney St. Annapolis 10am-4pm Free Experience historic Annapolis working class life of the  18th-century at Hogshead. Hands-on activities will be offered

James Brice House , 42 East St. Annapolis MD 10am-4pm  $1  Come experience life in Annapolis just as James Brice experienced it during the year 1767 and learn where this year’s theme, “Made in Maryland,” all began. Meet the women and men who worked in town and listen to all the latest gossip! Enjoy an exciting opportunity to visit the James Brice House. Hands-on activities will be

Library – Eastport Annapolis Neck 269 Hillsmere Drive Annapolis, MD 10am-4pm  Free  Make crab themed crafts of Maryland’s Blue Crab our states crustacean 410-222-1770

Maryland State House with Maryland State Archives, 100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 10am-1pm  Free  Tours-Come learn about some of the men and women who “Made Maryland” and the nation!  Staff of the Maryland State Archives will be on hand to answer your questions as you tour the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use. Enjoy the new exhibits, including the beautifully restored Old Senate Chamber and portraits of the four Lords Baltimore.  Explore the significant historical events that happened underneath the dome of the only state house ever to have served as the nation’s capital.

Maryland Ave and State Circle Association Maryland Ave & State Circle Annapolis MD Free  Come out and shop along this historic shopping area in Annapolis and enjoy discounts, treats and more with a Made in Maryland theme. Visit our Business Specials website page for a listing of locations

Scenic Rivers Land Trust Bacon Ridge Natural Area in Crownsville, MD  10am  Free  History Hike at Hawkins Trail. 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 see today while enjoying the beauty of a 900+ acre protected forest. All ages are welcome, but beware it is an unpaved trail through the woods. Dogs on a leash are also welcome. Registration Required. This event is full. If you wish to take a walk outdoors and enjoy history there is the Our Legacy Tour at 10am starting at Susan B Campbell Park on the City Dock today and on Sunday the Gone but not Forgotten Tour at 230pm starting by the Visitors Center booth at City Dock. There is also a self guided tour of Eastport, get the tour info at the Annapolis Maritime Museum.

Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center  1101  Smithville St. Annapolis, MD 10am-1pm   $1 donation Celebrate Your Legacy – Genealogy Workshop co-hosted by the Banneker Douglas Museum.  Do you know who you are and where you come from?  Find out so you can tell your own story!

William Paca House and Garden 186 Prince George Street Annapolis MD 10am-4pm    $1 Admission Come experience life in Annapolis just as William Paca experienced it during the year 1767 and learn where this year’s theme, “Made in Maryland,” all began. Meet the women and men who worked in town and listen to all the latest gossip! Interact with living history interpreters at the William Paca House. Hands-on activities will be offered.

Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. Annapolis, MD  11am – 3pm.  Free  Did you know most oysters we eat are “Made in Maryland”? Learn how oysters go from creek to plate with hands on activities like exploring, shucking and dissecting! Free Admission, appropriate for kids and adults and includes a take home craft.  443-214-5872

City of Annapolis  Walk Eastport “A Scavenger Hunt for History” Pick up maps for this self-guided tour at Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street. 11am-3pm Free  Explore the strong sense of history in this neighborhood first inhabited in the 1650s. The peninsula’s early maritime and industrial base has evolved into a collaborative maritime, commercial and residential community.  The two-mile walking loop is illustrated on a map that features descriptions of specific sites and word clues to engage the children.

Brewer Hill Cemetery  802 West St. Annapolis, MD 11am – 3pm  Free   Guided tours on the hour of the cemetery. Learn more about the occupants who are interred at the cemetery. They include Founders, casualties of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War and members of the African-American Community. Learn more about research and preservation efforts. Descendants of those interred here are encouraged to bring photos, bible records, and oral histories that will be part of a website memorializing those who are interred here.

Charles Carroll House of Annapolis  107 Duke of Gloucester St. Annapolis noon-4pm Free There will be a display of artwork from the St. Mary’s Elementary School 4th graders.  A scavenger hunt will encourage visitors to find their way through the Carroll House to discover how the Carroll’s made their fortune in Maryland.  There is no charge but we do take donations.

Greenstreet Gardens 391 Bay Front Rd WLothian, MD  11am  Free  Attend a seminar at Greenstreet Gardens to learn more about planting and growing Maryland Native Plants. We will discuss the importance of continuing our heritage through plant life. Our knowledgeable staff will be available on site for questions and advice all weekend. Visit our website, for more information and events. 410-867-9500

Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts  1 Park Place Annapolis, MD Noon – 5pm  Free  Located at Park Place in Annapolis, MTPA hosts a day celebrating music and food “Made in Maryland” at Stage One – the future site of a premier arts center. Bring the whole family to this free outdoor event featuring performances by the All Children’s Chorus of Annapolis, Bumper Jacksons and more.  Kids can climb on “Lil Nippers” model oyster boat from the Oyster Recovery Partnership and  “tong for oysters” and learn about oyster restoration efforts in the Chesapeake Bay. The Azure at The Westin Annapolis serves up local cuisine at the event. Guests should bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the music. Underground parking available on-site. 410-972-4769

Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis 1pm to 4:30pm  Free to $1 Admission  This special event in the garden premiers the Hammond-Harwood House Family Haversacks program. The haversacks include activities on Maryland- based artisans John Shaw, Charles Willson Peale, and William Buckland. At 2 p.m. there will be a brief opening ceremony for the family program and garden signage donors and partners including the  Four Rivers Heritage Area, Four Rivers Garden Club, and Maryland Green. Mansion tours at 1pm and 3pm for $1 Space is limited call to reserve your space at 410-2o63-4683 x 10. Children’s Activities in the garden from 2:30pm-4:30pm are free.

Library – Odenton 1325 Annapolis Road Odenton, MD 1pm  Free Join Katherine Kenny and Eleanore Randrup authors of Courageous Women of Maryland, for a look into the lives of the many notable woman from our state who left a mark on history. 410-222-6277

Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center  1101  Smithville St. Annapolis, MD 2pm  Free  “Getting to Know Wiley. H. Bates” 20 minute film and a living history portrayal by David Sommerville.  Donations are welcome.

Chesapeake Children’s Museum 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis, MD 7pm-9pm $1 Harriet Tubman will be sharing memories of her childhood as a slave in Maryland and her amazing rescues with the Underground Railroad on Saturday, March 25, 7-9 pm at Chesapeake Children’s Museum.  Pre-registration is required.  Recommended for ages 9 and up.  410-990-1993

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

Click dates below to see other Maryland Day Event Listings:

Friday, March 24, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017


FREE Saturday Transportation schedule: On Saturday March 25, 2017, in downtown Annapolis.  Towne Transport will operate a FREE Trolley running a loop starting at the Visit Annapolis Visitors Center, 26 West Street  and stopping at select downtown Annapolis participating sites along the way, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Click here to see the free shuttle schedule.

Four Rivers Heritage Area thanks Ross Cohen of Towne Transport for providing FREE transportation again this year!