Summer is in full swing in the Four River Heritage Area, and we’re hear to help keep the whole family busy. Check out these events as we head into the long holiday weekend, and be sure to stay tuned for further information about upcoming 4th of July celebrations!
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- Date: Tuesday, June 29
- Time: Program, 10 – 11 am; Garden Time, 11 – 11:30 am
- Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street
- Host Organization: Historic Annapolis
“Cloudette” is a petite cloud who believes she is not big enough to accomplish what the big clouds can. Can she make a garden grow? Let’s take a trip to the historic kitchen garden in Mr. Paca’s backyard and find out what is needed to make our gardens grow! Farmer Ben will help us plant seeds.
Cost to attend is $10 per Child and $5 per Adult for General Admission; $8 per Child and Free for Adults for HA Members and Volunteers; $5 per Child and Free for Adults for Family Circle Members.
- Date: Wednesday, June 30
- Time: 10:00 am
- Location: Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis
- Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House
Does the child in your life love nature? Then this could be the perfect program for your little explorer.
In this hands-on program participants will visit one room in the mansion and pick out the plants and animals in I Spy fashion. Then they will go out to the garden to find examples of seeds and flowers. Finally, they will pick sage leaves from the herb garden and create a botanical sponge-painted leaf and a drawing of a butterfly to take home. Children will then have story time in the garden listening to Help for Mr. Peale by Barbara Morrow. The story is about artist Charles Willson Peale establishing one of the first natural history museums in Philadelphia in the 1790’s.
Offered for a maximum number of 10 children. This event is free thanks to the Winifred Gordon Art & Wellness Series: Kids Edition, but donation are accepted. To make a reservation call: 410-263-4683 x10.
Colonial Cocktails: Syllabub & Usquebaugh (update – SOLD OUT)
- Date: Thursday, July 1
- Time: 6:30 pm
- Location: Historic London Town House and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
- Host Organization: Historic London Town House and Gardens
From punches to bounces, syllabubs to juleps, colonists imbibed a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. At Colonial Cocktails, you’ll get to make and enjoy two historical drinks and learn about colonial tavern culture. In this session, we’ll be revisiting a favorite in Syllabub, a frothy cream dream made with cider, and exploring Usquebaugh, a spiced whiskey.
Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Participants must be 21+. Limited seats available. Pre-registration required.
- Date: Thursday, July 1
- Time: 7:00 pm
- Location: Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis
- Host Organization: Annapolis Maritime Museum
The Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series offers 10 weeks of popular music–from rock to folk to blues–with the incomparable backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay. Concerts are free; however, donations are gratefully accepted. Food and spirits are available for purchase. Beverage sales support the Museum’s education program. Bring a chair or blanket. The July 1st concert features Davidson Exchange. Concerts are free; however, donations are gratefully accepted.
To stay on top of the full schedule of Annapolis Independence Day Weekend events, click here. Lots of fun for the whole family!
As always, be sure to check the Four Rivers Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest updates.