What's Up? Memorial Day Weekend 5/24/18
May 24, 2018 04:00PM
Summer is here, bringing some great summer concerts our way! It’s hard to keep track of all the great musicians, concerts, and events coming to the area. In the meantime, check out our June Music Preview and this weekends' events below.
AnnapolisUSNA Color Parade – United States Naval Academy
Friday, May 24th, 11 a.m.
The Color Parade is the last of the four formal dress parades this spring semester. The parade is open to the public and will be held on Worden Field. The highlight of the Color Parade is the formal presentation of the color company pennant by the superintendent, the company commander and the “color honoree,” to the newly designated spring color company. Each semester, the color company is designated by virtue of its excellence in academics, athletics and professional accomplishments throughout the semester. The color company competition began in 1867.
Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical – Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre
Thursday, May 24th through Sunday, May 27th, 8:30 p.m.
Join Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre as they kick-off their 2018 season! Bullets over Broadway: The Musical is a love letter to the Golden Age of Broadway. Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters, and the songs that made the 1920s soar, this wildly entertaining show is bringing musical comedy back with a bang.
USNA Class of 2018 Graduation – Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Saturday, May 25th, 10 a.m.
Congratulations to the United States' Naval Academy Class of 2018! Though the ceremony is invitation only, the event, which will include a speech by President Trump and a Blue Angels flyover, will be streamed live.
Two Great Houses Tour – Hammond-Harwood House
Saturday, May 26th, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
This tour explores the architectural highlights of Annapolis two premier 18th century jewels products of architect William Buckland, the Hammond -Harwood House and the Chase Llloyd House.
Day on the Bay to St. Michaels – City Dock
Saturday, May 26th, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Cruise across the Bay to spend over three hours at this quaint, historic village, enjoying fresh seafood, boutique shopping and historic sites, all within walking distance. Cash beverage and snack service onboard. Ticket includes complimentary admission to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and non-alcoholic beverage and doughnut on the morning cruise to St. Michaels.
Eastern ShoreChestertown Tea Party Festival – Downtown Chestertown
Friday, May 25th, 6–9 p.m.; Saturday, May 26th, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday, May 27th, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
The annual Chestertown Tea Party Festival, held over Memorial Day weekend, marks the anniversary of one of the area’s most notable historic events, when the citizens of Chestertown—in an act to show resistance to British rule—tossed a ship’s cargo of tea overboard into the Chester River in 1774. The festival’s Tea Toss Reenactment is the centerpiece of the event, which also includes a Friday night Block Party, Saturday 5K and 10-mile races, craft beer and local wine samples, craft vendors, street performances, a parade and more.
Chestertown Tea Party Classic and Run for Radcliffe – Wilmer Park, Chestertown
Saturday, May 26th, 7:45 a.m.
The Chestertown Tea Party Distance Classic and Run for Radcliffe, which features both 5K and 10-mile races, has been a part of the Chestertown Tea Party Festival for more than 40 years. Radcliffe Creek School changes children’s lives and by participating in the run, runners are helping make this possible. Participants must register! The proceeds from the run will benefit the Radcliffe Creek School Scholarship Fund.
Run to Remember Memorial Day 5K – Winterplace Park, Salisbury
Saturday, May 26th, 9–11 a.m.
Benefit the Wicomico War Veterans' Memorial at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center this Memorial Day weekend by taking part in the Run to Remember Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk. Refreshments will be available following the race with awards presented to the top male and female finishers in five age categories. Walkers are welcome to take part in all or a portion of the race.
7th Annual Strawberry Chase 5K – Martin Sutton Park, Ridgely
Sunday, May 27th, 7 a.m.
Wear your red, white, and blue to honor our Veteran’s Service at the 8th Annual Strawberry Chase 5K. This race is in conjunction with the annual Lions Club Strawberry Festival. There will be food, vendor displays, flea market and craft sales, local non-profits will be open for business, parade at 12 noon, local music performances, shaded seating, free parking and the famous Ridgely Lions Club Strawberry Shortcake & ice cream!
Ridgely Strawberry Festival – Martin Sutton Park, Ridgely
Sunday, May 27th, 12 p.m.
Head to Ridgely for a day of fun for the whole family, with games for kids, live entertainment, a parade, crafts, exhibits, the Strawberry Chase 5K Run/Walk & strawberries galore! Don’t miss this favorite Caroline County event!
Western ShoreBrew at the Zoo – Maryland Zoo, Baltimore
Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th, 1–7 p.m.
The most important fundraiser of the year for the Maryland Zoo is one of Baltimore’s biggest beer festivals. Enjoy good times with the animals, unlimited sampling of more than 80 brew varieties, plus live music, local artisan vendors and, of course, all-day admission to the zoo.
Bowie Memorial Day Parade – Bowie High School Annex
Saturday, May 26th, 10–2 p.m.
Join the city of Bowie for its annual Memorial Day Parade. This celebratory event is a great opportunity to enjoy some talented performances and honor the hard work and many sacrifices of those who serve or have served our country in the Armed Forces.
National Memorial Day Choral Festival 2018 – The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C
Sunday, May 27th, 3 p.m.
Music Center International partners with The United States Air Force and the American Veterans Center to present the 10th Annual Memorial Day Choral Festival. Designed to honor our nation's veterans and fallen heroes through musical tribute, this grand concert will feature 300 singers representing choirs from throughout the United States, as they join with the United States Air Force Orchestra to foster greater attention toward and observe the true meaning of Memorial Day as a national holiday.
National Memorial Day Parade – Washington, D.C.
Monday, May 28th, 2 p.m.
The National Memorial Day Parade, held annually along Constitution Avenue in our nation’s capital – Washington, DC – shares the story of American honor and sacrifice from across the generations. The parade, commemorating its fourteenth year, is our nation’s largest Memorial Day event, drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators to the National Mall to pay tribute to those who have served, are serving, and most importantly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in service to our country