Summer fun to be had from Annapolis and Baltimore to the eastern shore and Washington, D.C. throughout the month of June!
Dinner Under the Stars
West Street closes and is filled with café tables reminiscent of the open-air cafes in Paris and the piazzas of Rome. Live music, special art exhibits and canopy lights. Free to attend; dining prices vary. Reservations at participating restaurants are strongly recommended. Wednesdays to Saturdays through Sept. 15. 6–10 p.m. West Street, Annapolis.
North Beach Farmers’ Market
Saturdays. The new North Beach Farmers’ Market will be held on Saturday mornings from 8–11 a.m. in the parking lot of the North Beach Senior Center. The market will include local vendors with items such as plants, farm vegetables, baked goods, meats, cheeses, eggs and other fresh goods. The Town of North Beach will follow the State of Maryland’s masking order and physical distancing order for outdoor public areas that exist at the start of, and during, the Farmers’ Market season.
Storytime with the Chesapeake Children’s Museum
Join the CCM every Friday at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook, where they’ll introduce a new children’s book each week, occasionally incorporating songs or crafts to do at home.
Field Work Fridays
Fridays, 9 a.m.–noon. Every Friday rain or shine, volunteers can join staff naturalists to tackle a stewardship project in need of support. Projects include invasive plant removals, trash clean-ups, gardening, citizen science monitoring, and more. No prior training or experience is necessary. Ages 8 and up. Registration required.
B&O Farmers Market
Through Sept. 30. The B&O Farmers Market in partnership with the Fells Point Farmers Market returns! Every Thursday from 4–7 p.m. head to the parking lot of the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore for fresh produce, eggs, and more from local farmers.
Elf The Musical
June 18–Aug. 22. Enjoy the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. $49.50–$65. Includes dinner. Toby’s Dinner Theatre, Columbia.
Sunset Yoga at Navy Point
Tuesdays. Eastern Shore Yoga will lead participants in a mixed-level flow sunset yoga class on the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Navy Point. Participants are required to bring their own mats, props, and water. 5:30–6:30 p.m. $20 for a single session, $70 for the full series. Pre-registration required. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St Michaels.
BMI Farmers Market
Saturdays. Purchase fresh produce, oven-fresh bread and sweets, bright flowers, tasty ready-to-eat treats, artisan items, and more. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Baltimore Museum of Industry.
Pop Up Playtime
Join Port Discovery’s Educators for Pop Up Play Time each Tuesday at 10 a.m. on the Port Discovery Children’s Museum Facebook Page.
Anne Arundel County Farmers Market
The 2021 market season is in full swing with seasonal fruits and vegetables, crafts, and lots of other food items from local farms and vendors. Farmer’s Market, Harry Truman Parkway, Annapolis. Saturdays 10 a.m.– noon. Sundays 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Facebook Live Babies in Bloom
Thursdays. 10:30 a.m. Join the Anne Arundel County Public Library online for a special Facebook Live event for babies ages birth to 18 months. Babies will enjoy songs and action rhymes while building early literacy skills.
Wildberry Field Market
2nd and 4th Saturday of the month June-Nov. 30 rotating vendors, and 2 rotating food trucks at each Field Market date. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Wildberry Farm, Crownsville.
BMA – Free Family Sundays at Home
Get craft ideas and downloadable art projects for free art–making workshops. Headed to the Museum? Grab a free art–making kit complete with step-by-step guides and art supplies on Sundays 2–5 p.m., and at the BMA’s branch location, BMA Lexington Market, on Fridays 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Sunset Yoga at Navy Point
Tuesdays. Eastern Shore Yoga will lead participants in a mixed-level flow sunset yoga class on the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Navy Point. Participants are required to bring their own mats, props, and water. 5:30–6:30 p.m. $20 for a single session, $70 for the full series. Preregistration required. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St Michaels.
Bowie Farmers Market
The Market will be open 8 a.m.–12 p.m. in the Bowie High School parking lot (15200 Annapolis Road), each Sunday, May 16 through October 31. A variety of vendors offer fresh locally grown produce, fruit, plants, breads, pastries, jams and jellies, eggs, beef, pork and poultry.
Wildberry Field Market
June 12–Nov. 27. Second and fourth Saturday of each month. Wildberry Farms will be there with our farm fresh produce + eggs, along with 30 rotating vendors! 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 1047 St. Stephens Church Road, Crownsville.
Sea Squirts: Mommas and Babies of the Bay
This program invites children 18 months–3 years, with an adult, to discover the museum together through music, stories, and special activities.There will be story time and a carryout craft, available while supplies last. Sessions are 15–20 minutes throughout the day beginning at 10 a.m.–5 p.m.. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons.
Learn and Play At Home: Making Crab Cakes
Students track the people and jobs that bring the Chesapeake’s blue crab from Bay to table. Explore different jobs in the industry, what they need to do their work, and how everyone depends on each other. (Designed for students in Grades 2–12). $5 per student. 2– 2:30 p.m. Hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sing Along: Sound Of Music
Enjoy an afternoon singing along to your favorite tunes from the Sound of Music with your friends and family. How well do you know the Sound of Music? Enjoy a few trivia questions and see how many you can answer correctly. Virtual. 4:30–5:30 p.m. Pre-register for link.
First Fridays in Leonardtown
Enjoy dinner at one of the many local restaurants, enjoy a drink from Social Coffeehouse or Antoinette’s Garden, explore Shepherd’s Old Field Market, shop at one of the many local shops and art galleries, or enjoy a sweet treat from Heritage Chocolates! Drum Circle 6–7 p.m. and Drum Line from 7–8 p.m. Tour Old Jail Museum from 10–7 p.m.
St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day
Celebrate the history and heritage of St. Clement’s Island with tons of fun and FREE activities and programs for the whole family out on beautiful St. Clement’s Island. Experience a day of history, wildlife and art, and take part in activities that include, games, lighthouse tours, traditional music and much more. Lots of related vendors will be on hand. Visitors will be able to take free water taxi rides out to the island for all the festivities. 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cicada Stravaganza Field Day
Join rangers in the field and bring your smartphones. Learn how to use the Cicada Safari app to collect data on the Brood X cicada emergence in our area. $5 per person over 5yrs old. All ages welcome! Dress for the weather. Bring plenty of water and a snack, or pack a lunch to enjoy when we’re done! 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian.
Who’s Bad- The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience at the Calvert County Fairgrounds
Running Hare Vineyard and the Southern Maryland Biergarten will be hosting this concert at the Calvert County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 6 p.m. No entry after 8 p.m. when the concert starts. $35–$75 per person. Calvert County Fair, Prince Frederick.
Southern Maryland Food Truck Festival
June 5–6. Food trucks, local breweries and wineries, live entertainment,arts and craft vendors, fireworks, games, Kids Zone (including Petting Zoo and Pony Rides), and more! Tickets will be limited to follow capacity guidelines, recommended to purchase early. Noon–9 p.m. $15/Adult and $10/Child with promo code “FoodTruck” before June 1. Charles County Fairgrounds, La Plata.
Secret Garden Tour
June 5–6. The tour showcases the private gardens in the Historic District, Murray Hill. All the gardens featured epitomize the goals of the home gardener: to have a beautiful space filled with flowers, trees, shrubs, grasses, and other garden elements, a space that is a pleasure to live in and inspirational to work in. Tickets for the tour are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event and are good for both days of the event. 12 p.m.–5 p.m.
First Sunday Arts Festival
The festival is held on the first Sunday of every month May through November on West Street in downtown Annapolis. Shop from local and regional artisans and enjoy outdoor cafés. Explore galleries, take a game room challenge, try a new restaurant, or create your own artwork at shops on West Street. Family and pet friendly. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Free admission.
The Lighthouse Keeper is Missing!
In this investigation-based program, explore a virtual version of the Hooper Strait Lighthouse looking for evidence about the lighthouse keeper, learn how lighthouses work and what life was like for a lighthouse keeper in the Chesapeake. (Designed for students in Grades 2–12). $5 per student. 2– 2:30 p.m. Hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Pre-register at email@example.com.
Sea Squirts: Mommas and Babies of the Bay
This program invites children 18 months–3 years, with an adult, to discover the museum together through music, stories, and special activities. There will be story time and a carryout craft, available while supplies last. Sessions are 15–20 minutes throughout the day beginning at 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons.
Family Virtual Cooking Class: Grilled Fruit
Grilled fruit is the ultimate summer food! Top with ice cream for a sweet treat, or add to salads and salsas for a burst of flavor. Angela Parreco, Nutritionist for Giant, will demonstrate some of her favorite ways to enjoy grilled fruits. A list of suggested ingredients will be provided in the email confirmation upon registration. 3 p.m. Hosted by the AA County Public Library.
Sip and Stroll at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore: Animal Adaptations
Explore species’ unique adaptations and learn how their needs are met here at the Maryland Zoo with the highest quality of care from the animal and veterinary teams. Adults ages 21 and up. $65 per person. Includes 3 drinks (beer or wine), food truck meal from Triple J, tour, and after hours visit to the exhibits. 5–8 p.m. Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.
Annapolis Homebrew Club is proud to partner with Chesepiooc Real Ale Brewing, Crooked Crab Brewing Co. and Pherm Brewing Company for a new event that will benefit the SPCA of Anne Arundel County. Each brewery will feature a unique beer, and a portion of the proceeds from the sales will go to the SPCA of AAC. Additionally there will be raffles, 50/50s and much more. There is no cover charge to attend the event—just stop by these wonderful breweries on June 12 and buy a pint!
Museum Tour & Paddle
Paddle over to the Annapolis Maritime Museum where you will join an experienced guide for a tour of the new permanent exhibit Our Changing Waterfront. Explore traditional Bay workboats in the museum’s beachside park, catch a glimpse of the historic skipjack Wilma Lee, and enjoy breathtaking views of the Bay. Offered in partnership with Capital SUP. The tour leaves at 10 a.m. from Capital SUP located at the Museum’s Park Campus, the Ellen O. Moyer Nature Park, and lasts for a total of 2 hours, returning at 12 p.m. $15 to $60 depending on what equipment you need to rent.
Lots of vendors, crafts, food and fun! 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free to $12. Smokey Cat Lavender Farm, Federalsburg.
Free Paddle Play Day
Families are invited to a fun day on the water at Wooton’s Landing Wetland Park! You will have the opportunity to try kayaks, paddle boards, do some fishing, go for a hike, or play games. Water and snacks will be provided. Closed toe shoes are required to paddle. For kayaks and paddle boards, children must be 13 years or older. For canoes, children under 12 years old must have two paddling adults. Children 13 and older can paddle with one adult. This is a FREE event but registration is required. An email will be sent to registered participants with more information. Current health guidelines will be required. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. To register go to www.jugbay.org Event Calendar and click on the event. Wooton’s Landing Wetland Park, Harwood.
Frederick Festival of the Arts
June 12–13. The free festival will be held creekside at Carroll Creek Park, an urban park in the heart of historic Downtown Frederick. Enjoy a beautiful view, specialty shops, crafters, entertainment, outdoor dining, distilleries and breweries. 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. Carroll Creek Park, Frederick.
Flea Market at the Anne Arundel County Fairground
Find unique treasures at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds at their annual flea market! Tables still available to rent. 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Crownsville.
2021 Meals on Wheels Car & Truck Show
If you are headed to the beach, check out this car and truck show to benefit Meals on Wheels. There will be classic cars and trucks, kids craft booths, craft vendors, food and live music. Show admission is free! 9 a.m.–2 p.m. MAC, Inc., the Area Agency on Aging, Salisbury.
Yoga on the Farm
Start your Sunday off with a morning yoga session among the wildflower fields! Annapolis local, YogiAllie, will teach one class a month in a series at Wildberry Farm + Market. Social distancing will be observed. 7:30–8:45 a.m. $25. Wildberry Farm, Crownsville.
Dinner & a Cruise: Maryland’s Beautiful Swimmers
A water tour guide will talk about the Chesapeake Blue Crabs. The event will begin and end at Morris Point Restaurant, where the Water Taxi will pick up registrants and take them to the St. Clement’s Island Museum for a cocktail reception. Diners will then re-board the boat and experience a narrated tour around St. Clement’s Island before returning to Morris Point Restaurant for dinner. 4–8 p.m. Tickets are $55 per person ($100 per couple) and include the boat ride, cocktail reception, dinner at Morris Point. Hosted by the St. Clement’s Island Museum.
A Conversation with Frederick Douglass: The Significance of Juneteenth
Celebrate Juneteenth virtually with this engaging, inspiring, interactive conversation with Frederick Douglas, portrayed by Nathan Richardson. A question and answer session will follow. There will also be a celebration of the talents of local youth. 7–8:30 p.m. Free. Pre-register for link. Hosted by the The Havre de Grace Arts Collective.
Hello Summer Little Explorers
Spend the morning learning and making discoveries through stories, play, art, music, science, and nature. For pre-school children ages 3-5 years old and an accompanying adult. 10–11 a.m. $4 per child General / $3 Members one accompanying adult free. Full-day admission included. Check-in at Godiah Spray Plantation. (GPS address: 47621 Old Cove Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653) Historic St. Mary’s City.
Little Minnows: Who’s Your Momma?
For preschoolers ages 3–5, with an adult. This program focuses on one of the museum’s three themes. Join us for story time and a take away craft, available while supplies last. Capacity limited to 10 people per session. There is no pre-registration. Sign up at the Admissions Desk when you arrive. Sessions are 15–20 minutes throughout the day beginning at 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons.
Sip and Stroll at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore: Animal Sex and Mating
Discover the secrets, scandals, and shockingly true facts about animal courtship. Go inside the rarely discussed world of wildlife matchmaking at zoos and the behind-the-scenes work that takes place. Adults ages 21 and up. $65 per person. Includes 3 drinks (beer or wine), food truck meal from Triple J or B’More Greek, tour, and after hours visit to the exhibits. 5–8 p.m. Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.
Friday Bot Party
Head to Discoveries at the Mall for a fun storytime and meet Cubetto, the friendly wooden robot. Learn about robots and the cool things they can do. One registration per group, please note how many in your party. Everyone over the age of 2 please wear their mask for the event. 9:30– 10 a.m. Discoveries at the Mall, Annapolis.
Coastal Arts Market
Check out crafts and art by local artisans, visit local restaurants, and enjoy scenic Leonardtown. 9 a.m.– 3 p.m..Leonardtown Wharf Park, Leonardtown.
Ocean City Air Show
June 19–20, Check out several high flying teams, including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds! Watch in person, or from the comfort of home on FB live! Private viewing spots on the beach available for purchase.
Mysteries of the Marsh – Mataponi Creek Kayak
Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary’s newest property, the Emory Waters Nature Preserve (formerly the Jug Bay Farm Preserve/Riggleman). Launch kayaks from the farm pier and paddle south approximately two miles on the Patuxent River, exploring wetlands and shoreline. Paddle the beautiful Mataponi Creek looking for beaver, otter, birds, and flowering wetland plants. Note this is a long paddle approximately 4.5 miles total. Ages 16 and up. $20/person. Pre-register on the website. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Jug Bay’s Emery Waters Natute Preserve (formerly Jug Bay Farm), Lothian.
Juneteenth Music Festival
To kick-off the festival, a parade will take place to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday featuring community-based civic organizations, marching bands, dance squads, floats, and more. The parade will begin at the Annapolis City Dock with a community prayer, opening remarks and will end at the steps of the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts with a brief ceremony, musical performance and ringing of the freedom bells. The festival will close with a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, theatrical performance, and tribute featuring local artists and creatives. 2–9 p.m. Bates Athletic Complex, Annapolis.
Juneteenth Open Air Celebration
Enjoy good food, fellowship, music, live entertainment, and dynamic speakers with a powerful message of the power of an education. Tour of the Great Blacks in Wax Museum throughout the event. 2:30 p.m. The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, 1601-03 East North Avenue Baltimore.
Juneteenth: A Celebration Of Resilience
June 19–20. Join in a free virtual celebration with the National Museum of African American History & Culture with music, stories, workshops, recipes, and presentations about the holiday. Pre-registration is not required.
NAACP Calvert Juneteenth Community Day Celebration Talent Show
Enjoy a free, high energy talent contest, classic car show, mobile health unit as well as local African American Heritage activities, including dance, music, games, bike giveaway, story-telling, food and crafts. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, St. Leonard.
Wine in the Wilderness
June 19–20. Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature with wine in hand at the Maryland Zoo’s first-ever Wine in the Wilderness! Visit with native species like river otters before spreading out your picnic blanket to enjoy sips, snacks, and live music under trees adorned with sparkling cafe lights. Event amenities also include a flower-wall backdrop for photos, keepsake wine tumblers, and access to artisan vendors for those who would like to do a little shopping. Each ticket supports the zoo’s animal care and conservation projects. 5:30–8:30 p.m. This is an adult event. $55–$75 per tickets. Buy tickets early, event will sell out. Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.
Father’s Day Cruises
Surprise Dad with a one-hour morning or evening cruise on his big day. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Solomons Harbor and the Patuxent River. You are welcome to bring drinks and snacks to enjoy during the cruise. Ages 13 and older are $10; children 12 and under are $5. Pre-registration is required. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons.
Little Minnows: Who’s Your Momma?
For preschoolers ages 3 – 5, with an adult. This program focuses on one of the museum’s three themes. Join us for story time and a take away craft, available while supplies last. Capacity limited to 10 people per session. There is no pre-registration. Sign up at the Admissions Desk when you arrive. Sessions are 15–20 minutes throughout the day beginning at 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons.
Sip and Stroll at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore: Animal Diets
Explore the role zoos play as conservation organizations tasked with protecting species through research, education, and excellence in animal husbandry. You will learn fascinating information about the Maryland Zoo’s role in providing excellent nutrition to meet a variety of dietary needs for the individual animals in the Zoo’s care. Adults ages 21 and up. $65 per person. Includes 3 drinks (beer or wine), food truck meal from Triple J or B’More Greek, tour, and after hours visit to the exhibits. 5–8 p.m. Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.
June 25–26. Enjoy an evening of family fun and fireworks along with patriotic music to celebrate our nation’s founding at the estate of George Washington. Tickets are available with and without Mansion tours. Access to the Mansion is by guided tour only. $33-$50 per person, advance purchase. 6–9:45 p.m. George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Virginia.
Toy Boat Building
Make a toy boat! Space and materials are limited. Visitors will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis. For ages 5 and up. Sponsored by the Patuxent Small Craft Guild. $2 donation per boat suggested. 1–4 p.m. Corbin Nature Pavillion, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons.
June 26–27. Kids activities, food trucks, flea market, Stars and Stripes Petting Corral, and more! Opens at 9 a.m. Admission 13 and over $10, 2 to 12 years old $5. Pre-purchase tickets online. Howard County Farm Living Heritage Museum, West Friendship.
Pasadena Toy Expo Summer 2021
A toy, comic and collectibles show. Featuring toys from all your favorite lines such as Star Wars, Masters of the Universe, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Wrestling, Funko and many more. Comic dealers will have a wide range of eras and publishers including Marvel and DC. 9 a.m.–$10 Early Bird Admission. 10 a.m., $5 Cash / $6 Card. Children 12 and under FREE. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Benfield Sports Center, Millersville.
Ahoy, mateys! Become a pirate for the day, and search for a pirate ship – there might be hidden treasure along the way! This program is for children 3-5 years old with an accompanying adult. 10—11 a.m. meet at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary. $10 per child/ Members $8, one accompanying adult free. Space is limited – registration required, payment in full is required at the time of registration. Historic St. Mary’s City.