Maryland Day Weekend
Mar 20, 2014 12:02PM ● Published by Cate Reynolds
Few, if any, people around the country take more pride in their state and its flag than Marylanders. The red, white, black and gold that emblazon the Calvert and Crossland family arms symbolize a historic tradition throughout the seventh state of the union.
Maryland Day 2014 will be celebrated throughout Annapolis and southern Anne Arundel County this weekend from Friday, March 21st until Sunday, March 23rd. The weekend commemorates March 25th, 1634, the day English settlers first set foot on Maryland soil in St. Clements Island, which is now St. Mary’s County. This weekend reexamines the state’s storied past beginning with its foundation.
Tours of the Annapolis Maritime Museum, Maryland State Archives, Hammond-Harwood House, Naval Academy, Historic London Town and Gardens, William Paca House and Garden, and other locations will all help tell centuries of tales of this great state.
Educational lectures will take place at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and St. John’s College during the weekend.
A pamphlet with the full listing of Maryland Day events and location can be downloaded here. Visit Marylandday.org or call
Take a gander at other big events taking place throughout the area this weekend:
- Let the socks burn this weekend at Eastport Yacht Club and Annapolis Maritime Museum.
- Felix Hell Plays Bach in Honor of Bach's Birthday at St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Annapolis this Sunday from 4-6 p.m.
- Annapolis Harbor & U.S. Naval Academy Cruises kick off Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
- A Night at the Races - Spalding Celebration Auction & Dinner will take place at Archbishop Spalding High School on Saturday from 6-11 p.m.
- Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Built To Amaze will steal the show at the Verizon Center today through Sunday.
- Still haven’t had enough St. Patrick’s Day fun? Head to R.F.K. Stadium on Saturday from 3-11 p.m. for the annual Shamrockfest.
- 2nd Annual Icebreaker Open will tee off at River Marsh Golf Club in Cambridge at 10 a.m.
- Crow Farm in Kennedyville will host its Third Annual Chili Cook-Off from 1-3 p.m. Sunday.
To view more events occurring this weekend, please browse our online calendar. Be sure to also follow What’s Up? on Twitter and like us on Facebook.