How do you celebrate Maryland Day? Observed as a state holiday on March 25, Maryland Day commemorates the formal founding of the colony of Maryland.
Here in the Four Rivers Heritage Area, we celebrate over an entire weekend with a unique heritage based group of events in Annapolis and southern Anne Arundel County. Maryland Day celebrations in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County are a hit with family and friends getting together to experience the local history, culture and heritage of the region. This year, Maryland Day festivities will take place Friday, March 19 to Sunday, March 21. To highlight the diverse culture, history, and heritage of Anne Arundel County, our Maryland Day theme is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Learn more on our official Maryland Day page.
To make the events as accessible to the public as possible, all Maryland Day events offered by our participating partners are free or $1 admission. This year, due to COVID safety protocols there are options for both online and in-person events throughout Anne Arundel County at historic and culturally significant sites.
This year’s featured partners include:
- Annapolis Maritime Museum
- Annapolis Pride
- The Free School (Annarrundel County Free School Museum)
- Anne Arundel County Public Library
- Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks
- Banneker Douglas Museum
- Benson-Hammond House
- Broadneck African American Heritage Project
- Captain Avery Museum
- Charles Carroll House
- Chesapeake Children’s Museum
- Hammond-Harwood House
- Hancock’s Resolution
- Historic Annapolis
- Historic London Town and Gardens
- Homestead Gardens — also offering a business special!
- Maryland Hall
- Maryland League of Conservation Voters
- Our Legacy Tours, Annapolis
- Pride of Baltimore II
- Scenic Rivers Land Trust
- Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
- Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County
- Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center
We’d also like to extend our gratitude to our other Maryland Day Sponsors:
Want to know more about “Maryland Day” and what it stands for? Read an article by Dr. Jean Russo on this topic. Understanding Maryland Day – updated
With so much happening this weekend, you’ll want to start planning your Maryland Day celebrations today!