Sunday March 31 Maryland Day Weekend Celebration Events 2019!
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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.
Stop by the Kinder Farm Park Blacksmith Shop and watch the Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild members forging metal, using various tools. Stand on the sidelines and view a trade that is over 100 years old but still very much alive today at Kinder Farm Park. The Blacksmith Shop is open on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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 Progra m 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.
Anne Arundel County Farmers Market 275 Truman Parkway, Annapolis 10 am to 1 pm Free
Meet the local farm producers and get fresh seasonal produce, meats, cheese and eggs. Also local artisans will sell crafts, jewelry, plants, baked goods and much, much, more.
Chesapeake Children’s Museum 25 Silopanna Road Annapolis, MD 10am-4pm, $1 Admission
Historic London Town & Gardens 839 Londontown Road Edgewater, MD 10am-430pm $1 admission
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.
Annapolis Maritime Museum 723 Second Street Annapolis, MD 11am-3pm
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.
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
Visit the historic home and gardens of William Paca.
Hogshead 43 Pinkney St. Annapolis 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.
Deale Area Historical Society 389 Deale Road, Tracy’s Landing 1 to 4 pm Free
Located on the shores of Herring Bay this lovely historic village is open to explore. Learn about life before electricity. See how lathe and plaster was installed. Find out how Deale got its name. Examine a wooden boat built in Deale.
Galesville Community Center 916 West Benning Road Galesville 1pm Free
The center will be kicking off a year long celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Galesville Rosenwald School. It will showcase the rich history of three prominent African-American sites along with other South County Communities.
Galesville Memorial Hall 952 Galesville Road Galesville 1pm to 4pm Free
Boat model builders of South County exhibit
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. Annapolis, MD 1pm-4pm Free
Don’t miss the 10th Annual ArtFest! ArtFest is a day of creativity — featuring art demonstrations, music recitals, dance performances, exhibits, hands-on activities and children’s crafts. This FREE Open House showcases the arts at Maryland Hall like no other single day, attracting over 1,000 people of all ages.
BIG INK’s two-day workshop continues on Sunday. BIG INKbrings together artists, community organizations and the public to produce large scale black and white woodcuts for exhibition and educational purposes. The workshop includes 11 invited artists that will work together to ink up large woodcuts they created specifically for the event.
And while you are here , visit Maryland Hall’s Galleries. Exhibitions on display include ArtWork by Joanne Scott: 60 Year Retrospectivefeaturing a live poetry reading by the artist, BIG INK Prints Exhibition and Paintings by Tony Spencer.
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