Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area has partnered with regional heritage organizations and businesses to celebrate the founding of Maryland.
This year's celebration will take place March 22-24, 2024.
Maryland Day Celebrations
Celebrate Maryland's birthday this year with a weekend-long celebration of its art, heritage, and culture in person and online. This is the perfect 3-day weekend of things to do to crawl out of winter hibernation and explore Maryland. For more information and a complete list of events by date, visit Maryland Day online.
Maryland's birthday is officially on March 25, a state holiday commemorating the formal founding of the colony of Maryland, when settlers from England celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving on St. Clement’s Island in what is now St. Mary’s County, Maryland.
More on Maryland Day Weekend Activities
This year will include over 30 in-person events within Anne Arundel County to celebrate. Take advantage of the many tours, historical landmarks, story times, and more that are free or only $1 per person. This makes it an affordable weekend to get out and explore Maryland with your family and friends.
Historic interpreters at the William Paca House & Garden.
Some participating businesses include the Annapolis Maritime Museum, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, the Charles Carroll House, Watermark Tours, Chesapeake Children's Museum, Banneker-Douglas Museum, and Historic Londontown and Gardens.
Discover free activities for kids of all ages at your local Anne Arundel County Library during Maryland Day weekend.
Get a taste of what you can experience on Maryland Day Weekend through the Annapolis Discovered blog. From video walk-throughs of the State House to interviews with the Tall Ships captains that drop anchor at City Dock - there is much to be learned about the centuries-old city of Annapolis, Maryland.