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Break out the red, white, and blue to celebrate Memorial Day weekend 2016 in Chestertown, Bowie, Chesapeake Beach, Glen Burnie, Grasonville, and other Maryland towns and cities.

As always, we suggest you call ahead to verify times and locations, and be sure to check back here often for updates.

Memorial Day in Maryland

Chestertown Tea Party 
May 27-29. Reenactments, craft vendors, food, colonial parade, live music and more. See website for full schedule of events. Free. Friday, 4-6pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm. Downtown Chestertown and Wilmer Park. 443-480-8576,


Stars and Stripes Festival 
May 28-30. Family day picnic, local entertainment, moonlight cruise, Vietnam Memorial dedication and other events to honor those who gave their lives in service. Free, some events require a fee. See website for schedule. Venues throughout Chesapeake Beach.

Hometown Holidays
May 28-30. Music festival featuring live performances, armed forces tribute and Memorial Day Parade. Free. Saturday and Sunday, 2-10pm; Monday, 9am-1pm. Rockville Town Center, Rockville.

National Memorial Day Concert
May 29. Mix of dramatic readings, documentary footage and live musical performances, along with an all-star line-up of dignitaries, actors and musical artists. Free. 8-9:30pm. U.S. Capitol, West Lawn, Washington D.C.

Memorial Day Ceremony
May 30. Music, wreath laying and 21-gun salute in honor of armed forces men and women who died in service. Free. 10am-noon. Circle of the Immortals, Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium.

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Upcoming Events

Mon May 02, 2016 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Mother's Day Make & Take, Deale
Mon May 02, 2016 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
Exhibit: Flora of the National Parks, Washington, D.C.
Mon May 02, 2016 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Family Bingo at the Library, Broadneck
Mon May 02, 2016 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Mother's Night Out, Edgewater
Wed May 04, 2016 @ 9:30AM -
Mother Goose Gala, Annapolis
Wed May 04, 2016 @12:00PM - 12:00AM
Maryland Film Fest
Wed May 04, 2016 @ 2:30PM - 07:00PM
May the 4th be with you, Brooklyn Park
Wed May 04, 2016 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Tom and His Friends Book Discussion, Odenton
Thu May 05, 2016 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Creek Critters, Annapolis
Thu May 05, 2016 @12:00PM - 12:00AM
Maryland Film Fest