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Maryland Day Weekend Events 2022

Anne Arundel County is hosting Maryland Day Weekend Events 2022 March 25-27 by offering over 60 events that are free or just $1.  For 15 years the Four Rivers Heritage area of Anne Arundel County has been celebrating Maryland’s birthday weekend by telling the diverse stories of the history and cultures in Annapolis and southern Anne Arundel County with free and $1 events. 

Since 1903 Maryland has had an official day of celebrating its history on Maryland Day.  In the Four Rivers Heritage Area of Anne Arundel County, the organization will be honoring Maryland’s history, heritage, and culture, using the theme “Discover New Stories.” Events will take place at over 20 Anne Arundel County locations. “These family-friendly events will explore the diverse stories of our state’s history, heritage, and culture,” says Erik Evans, the events Marketing Director.

Free Event Sites Maryland Day Weekend

To make the events as accessible to the public as possible, all Maryland Day events in Anne Arundel County will again this year be free or $1 admission. Events typically include historic home tours, garden tours, cultural events, kid’s activities, demonstrations, special exhibits, and storytelling.

Popular event sites will also include: Anne Arundel County Libraries, Ann Arrundell County Free School Museum, Anne Arundel County Parks, Benson Hammond House, Captain Avery Museum, Chase Lloyd House, Chesapeake Children’s Museum, Galesville Community Center, Galesville Heritage Society, Goshen Farm, Historic Annapolis, Hammond Harwood House, Pride of Baltimore Tall Ship, Watermark Journey, and Historic London Town and Gardens. A complete listing of venues is on the Maryland Day website.  https://www.marylandday.org/

Maryland Day Weekend is a great time to explore Anne Arundel County Parks for free. The Pride of Baltimore II will visit Annapolis for Maryland Day Weekend 2022

Maryland Day Celebration at Maryland Hall

Maryland Hall will host their Annual ArtFest Free Open House on Sunday, March 27 from 1- 4 pm! The United States Naval Academy Band will perform a concert at 4 pm capping off the family friendly event with a community concert. 

Maryland Hall’s ArtFest Open House is a day of creativity – featuring art demonstrations, live music, dance performances, art exhibitions, hands-on activities and children’s crafts throughout the historic building and its outdoor campus. This FREE Open House showcases the arts at Maryland Hall like no other single day, attracting patrons of all ages.  Food, drinks and ice cream will be available for purchase from The Café at Maryland Hall and Always Ice Cream and Chevy’s Fresh Mex Food Trucks. 

USNA Band Concert

The U.S. Naval Academy Band will close out the ArtFest celebration with a performance showcasing its many ensembles. Under the leadership of Commander Diane E. Nichols, the eclectic program will feature various music styles from chamber music to jazz. Included in the show are works by J.S. Bach, François Devienne and Dave Brubeck, plus the still-to-be-determined winning composers of the band’s 2021 ‘Call for Scores’ competition. 

All ArtFest activities, including the concert, are free and open to the public. Free advanced registration is recommended for the USNA Band concert to guarantee seating.

For more information, visit marylandhall.org or call 410-263-5544. Maryland Hall is located at 801 Chase Street, Annapolis.

For a complete list of activities during the Maryland Day Weekend Celebration visit https://www.marylandday.org/

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