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Memorial Day Weekend Celebrations in Maryland

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Break out the red, white, and blue to celebrate Memorial Day weekend 2018 in Chestertown, Washington D.C, Bowie, Chesapeake Beach, Glen Burnie, 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


Tea Party Festival - 2018
May 25-27. Tea Toss Reenactment to commemorate Chestertown's protest of British rule, plus colonial parade, raft race, street performances, crafts and more. Free. See website for schedule. Venues throughout Chestertown. chestertownteaparty.org

Hometown Holidays - 2018
May 26-28. Music festival featuring live performances, armed forces tribute, activities and Memorial Day Parade. Parade Mon. at 10:30am. Free. Sat. and Sun. Noon-10pm; Monday, 9am-1pm. Rockville Town Center, Rockville. Rockvillehometownholidays.com

Stars and Stripes Festival - 2018
May 26-28. Family day picnic, local entertainment, moonlight cruise, Vietnam Memorial dedication and more. Free, some events require fee. See website for schedule. Venues throughout Chesapeake Beach. Chesapeake-beach.md.us

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Bowie Memorial Day Parade - 2018
May 26. Bowie's' salute to all service men and women and the veterans who have served in the past. Free. 11am-2pm. Acorn Hill Park, Bowie. 301-809-3078, cityofbowie.org

Celebrate America: A Tribute to our Veterans - 2018
May 26. The 25--voice Singing Churchmen and ChurchWomen of Oklahoma, combined with the 50-piece Oklahoma Baptist Symphony, will join Colonel Oliver North and special guest artists, to lead the audience in a heartfelt celebration of America and a very special tribute to all Veterans in attendance. $20-40. 8pm. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. 202-785-9727, kennedy-center.org

National Memorial Day Concert - 2018
May 27. 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. pbs.org/national-memorial-day-concert/home

Memorial Day Celebration - 2018
May 27. Musket Firing Demonstrations, memories from the family graveyard and more. Free. 1-4pm. Hancock's Resolution, Pasadena. historichancocksresolution.org

Memorial Day Ceremony - 2018
May 28. Music, wreath laying and 21-gun salute in honor of armed forces men and women who died in service. Free. 10am. Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium. dulaneyvalley.com

Memorial Day at Henry Park - 2018
May 28. Parade begins at 11 am from Stephen Decatur Middle School to Dr. William Henry Park featuring bands, car clubs, dance teams and music. The day continues at Henry Park with music, food, games and vendors. Free. 11am-5pm. Henry Park, Berlin. berlinmd.gov

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