Looking for something different to do this summer? Try out some of these festivals and celebrations to take an ordinary experience like watching a movie and turn it into something special!
Outdoor Film Festivals-
Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival-
Location: Gateway Park at Lee Highway and North Lynn Street
Sponsor: Rosslyn Business Improvement District
Schedule: Fridays, mid May to June
Films: Always carry a theme, which this year is “summer school” ranging from “The Breakfast Club” to “High School Musical 3”
Why do it: To help change Rosslyn’s buisness image to Friday night hotspot
Summer Movie Nights at Stonebridge-
Location: Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, Woodbridge
Sponsor: Roadside Development
Schedule: Saturdays, May-August
Films: Kid friendly choices, including “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
Why do it: While it’s unusual for the developer to fund this, Roadside said it wanted to create a sense of community
Screen on the Green-
Location: National Mall
Sponsor: HBO and Comcast
Schedule: 4 Mondays in July and August
Films: A celebration of American classics which this year includes “ET: The Extra Terrestrial” and “Tootsie.”
Why do it: The fans would up and revolt otherwise!
Taneytown Wine and Jazz Festival-
Local wine vendors, artisans, forgotten artists, food and music, and children’s activities!
Location: Taneytown Memorial Park
W Baltimore Street MD 140 West
Taneytown, MD 21787
Time: 11 AM to 5 PM
Cost: General admission is $10
Mid-Atlantic Chevelle Show-
FREE General Admission
June 29 and 30
Time: 9 AM – 4 PM
Location: North East Community Park
North East, Maryland
See http://www.mdchevelleclub.com/ for details!
River Concert Series-
St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s River Concert Series, winner of the Maryland Tourism Impact Award, is designed to provide the citizens of Southern Maryland with high-quality, professional performances throughout the summer, enriching the cultural offerings of our region while raising the profile of Southern Maryland throughout the state. TheChesapeake Orchestra, the resident ensemble of the River Concert Series, offers programs whose musical themes are designed to reach the broadest possible audiences.
Dates: June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26
Time: Grounds open at 5 PM to picnic, Concerts start at 7 PM
Location: Townhouse Green
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
St. Mary’s City, MD
Tilghman Island Seafood Festival-
A visit to Tilghman Island reveals the culture and tradition of Maryland’s signature seafood industry. Admission to this annual summer festival is FREE. Once there, visitors will find music, dancing, hard crab races, and plenty of seafood!
Opens at 10 AM, Schedule available online at: http://www.tilghmanmd.com/tilghmanday.htm
Tilghman Island is close to Easton, St. Michaels and Oxford
Juneteenth is the oldest, nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 186, General Granger of the Union Army landed in Texas and issued General Order No. 3: ALL SLAVES ARE FREE. The day will feature a 5K race, and gospel, funk and pop music at Lexington Park’s Freedom Park. Watkins Regional Park in Prince George’s County offers dance and musical performances, including traditional African dance with contemporary military movements.
Juneteenth Festival and 5K Run/Walk- June 15, Freedom Park, Lexington Park, St. Mary’s County
Talbot County Celebration- June 14-15, Academy Art Museum
Juneteenth- June 15, Watkins Regional Park, Prince George’s County
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Baltimore Museum of Art-
Home to a world renowned collection of works by Matisse, Picasso, andCezanne. Showcases art of the 19t-century through today, plus special exhibits and a scenic sculpture garden.
Location: 10 Art Museum Drive
Balitmore, MD 21218
The Walters Art Museum-
Acclaimed by critics as one of America’s greatest art museums with a collection spanning 5,000 years. 30,000 objects housed in three buildings in Baltimore’s cultural district.
Location: 600 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21201
Seas, Lakes, and Bay: US Naval Academy Exhibit Walking Tour-
The US Naval Academy in Annapolis recently opened Seas, Lakes, and Bay: The Naval War of 1912– a free exhibit that showcases hundreds of items from the Naval Academy Museum and 86 items on loan from the collection of American businessman and sailor William I Koch. The items include artifacts from the two first naval vessels engaged in the war.
Monday-Saturday: 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday: 11 AM to 4 PM
For details of where the walking tour takes place please visit this website
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum-
Location: 22156 Three Notch Rd
Lexington Park, Maryland 20653
10 AM – 5 PM, Tuesday through Sunday
The Navy’s only museum dedicated to naval aviation. The museum celebrate the past, present and future of the Research, Development Test and Evaluation of Naval Aircraft.
Family weekend in the Deep Creek Lake area. Weekend includes a parade, live entertainment, Sunday gospel, tractor and truck pulls, and fireworks!
Dates: June 28- June 30
Event times: Friday- 6:45 – 11 PM, Saturday- 11 AM – 11 PM, Sunday 11 AM – 6 PM
Emmitsburg Heritage Days-
June 28- June 30
An event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg featuring living historians, Civil War era vendors and crafts, etc. Includes a concert at 7 PM on Friday featuring songs of peace and patriotism.
Location: Community Park
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Civil War Comes to Rockville-
A day of free activities and programs marks the 150 year anniversary of Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart’s march through town en route to Gettysburg. Events include an encampment at Beall-Dawson Park, a concert by the Federal City Brass Band at Courthouse Square and country-dance performers at the town square.
Date: Saturday, June 29
103 W Montgomery Avenue: Events ranging from 11 AM to 5 PM, 11 AM to 2 PM, and a concert starting at 2 PM
Historic Red Brick Courthouse:
29 Courthouse Square: Events ranging from 10 AM to 2 PM
Christ Episcopal Church:
107 S Washington St: Events at 11 AM and 1 PM
E Montgomery and Maryland Avenues: Events from 3 PM, 4 PM, and 10:30 AM
Rockville Town Square:
21 Gibbs St, Rockville: Event at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
FOR EVENT DETAILS VISIT THIS SITE
Celebrating the Potomac-
Date: June 22
Location: National Colonial Farm Museum in Prince George’s County
This living history museum features a family oriented river and culturally themed festival, and musical performances
Celebrating the Potomac-
June 22, 11 AM – 4 PM
National Colonial Farm Museum- 3400 Bryan Point Rd, Accokeek, 20607
Public celebration of the Potomac and grand opening of the newly reconstructed boat dock at Piscataway Park. The event program will include a public announcement and ribbon cutting presentation. Family oriented river themed festivities, musical performances, boat cruises, kayak tours, guided trail walks, and a panel discussion will be happening all day, including a catered lunch at 12. Food and tickets may be purchased in advance online. For more information:
Delmarva Chicken Festival-
June 21- 22
A giant frying pan cooks up tons of chicken for visitors to this annual celebration of the region’s poultry industry in Byrd Park in downtown Snow Hill. The festival includes live music, boat rides, a 5K run/walk, arts and crafts, car show, and juggling demonstrations. Admission is FREE.
For free travel information about attractions in the state, order a copy of “Destination Maryland”- the state’s travel guide. Call 1-800-719-5900.