Maryland Day Weekend Celebration
Maryland is celebrating its birthday weekend with a wide range of historical and cultural events for the whole family. The Weekend of March 24-26, 2017 is a great affordable way to get out and enjoy the State of Maryland. This is the 10th year that the Maryland Day celebration has been sponsored by the Four Rivers Heritage Area to highlight the areas heritage and cultural sites. The best part is all the Maryland Day events are free or just $1 for the weekend (March 24 to 26, 2017). With over 40 events and 20 shopping discounts this is an affordable weekend to get out and explore Maryland.
With so many activities in the Four Rivers Heritage Area of Annapolis to Shady Side Maryland to choose from there is something for everyone in your group to enjoy. You will have the option to customize your weekend into themes if you wish. Pick options like historic home tours, maritime history, outside tours and hikes, African American history, kids activities, ancestry, arts, made in Maryland shopping, historical reenactments, demonstrations and gardens.
Maryland Day Weekend Event Highlights:
Tour Historic Homes: Visit and tour Discovery Village, the James Brice House, Captain Avery Museum, and the Hammond-Harwood House and check out the homes of 2 of our signers of the Declaration of Independence, the William Paca House and the Charles Carrol House. Plus don't forget our Statehouse that is packed with history.
Tour Historic Gardens at Historic London Town, the Paca House, Hamond-Harwood House, Stay outdoors with a tour of Brewers Hill Cemetery. If you want help creating your own native plant garden then the seminar and shopping specials at Green Street Gardens is a must.
Kids Activities are at Chesapeake Children's Museum, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Hammond-Harwood House, Historic London Town, Charles Carol House, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and several of the local libraries. Also check out the flag raising ceremony at Susan B. Campbell Park Music by the Annapolis Drum and Bugle Corps and flag detail by the award-winning USNA League Cadets of the Training Ship Mercedes.
Take in the Arts at Maryland Hall's annual open house "Art Fest". Its an afternoon of fun for all ages, attend concerts at Stage One - Maryland Theater for the Performing Arts, Captain Avery Museum, and Here. a pop up shop or check out the new portraits at the Maryland Statehouse and student artwork at the Charles Avery Museum and the Charles Carroll House. There is even a documentary film at the Wiley H Bates Legacy Center.
Immerse yourself in Maritime History at the US Naval Academy Museum, Galesville Heritage Museum, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Historic London Town, Captain Avery Museum and exploring with the Public Water Access committee.
Outdoor tours in downtown Annapolis include the Take the Gone But not Forgotten tour with the former Annapolis Mayor also know as Squire Richard Hillman ot take the award winning Our Legacy Tour with Janice Hayes Williams that explores the history of captured Africans and indentured English and Irish Americans. There is even a self guided Easport tour that starts at the Annapolis Maritime Museum.
Go Shopping for Made in Maryland. Shop local and take in the special events, while you meet the farmers and producers at the Anne Arundel County Farmers Market, Check out HERE. a pop-up shop featuring local artists/crafters and an opening party that should not be missed. Meet artists in their studios at Maryland Hall and pick out native plants at Green Street Growers. Maryland Avenue is celebrating Maryland Day all weekend with specials, tastings, and giveaways at up and down The Avenue and State Circle. With over 15 participating shops and restaurants, enjoy unique Made-In-Maryland finds just steps from the Hammond-Harwood, Chase-Lloyd, Paca, and Brice historic homes.
Ancestry Events are being held at the Maryland State Archives, Bates Legacy Center, and Brewers Hill Cemetery.
For details about the weekend's events click here.