Children with flags
Historic St. Mary's City

Maryland Day

Children with flags
Historic St. Mary's City

Maryland Day commemorates March 25, 1634, the day settlers disembarked from two small sailing ships - the Ark and the Dove – onto Maryland soil.

Maryland Day at Historic St. Mary's City
Margaret Brent Gazebo at HSMC
Historic St. Mary's City

What better place to commemorate Maryland Day than St. Mary's County - Maryland's birthplace! Celebrate Maryland with free admission to the living history museum where you'll discover the history of Maryland and learn what life was like when it was founded in the 1600s. A special Maryland Day ceremony will be held at 1pm under the Margaret Brent Pavilion.

Maryland Day in Annapolis & Anne Arundel County
Old brick building on the water

Visit, tour and enjoy over 40 special events at historic homes, museums and cultural sites in Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County all weekend with $1 admission (some are free). A perfect weekend to spend with family and friends.

Maryland Day at St. Clement’s Island Museum
Maryland Day Event at the St. Clements Island Museum

Celebrate the founding of Maryland at the state’s birthplace at St. Clement’s Island Museum with FREE admission to the museum all day (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), FREE water taxi rides, official ceremony featuring guest speakers and program - including the exchange of ceremonial gifts between the Piscataway and the English settlers (2:00 p.m.) and more. A commemorative mass on St. Clement’s Island will occur at 10:00 a.m.

This event commemorates the first landing of the colonists on St. Clement’s Island – a significant part of the island’s, St. Mary’s County’s and the State of Maryland’s story.

Maryland Day at the Maryland Center For History and Culture
The Maryland Center for History and Culture
Chris Becker

Enjoy a day of free admission at Maryland Center for History and Culture in celebration of Maryland Day. Tell us your favorite thing about Maryland and add it to a Home Sweet Maryland community coloring mural in the Museum lobby!

Maryland Day Festival at Power Plant Live!
Maryland Day Festival, Baltimore, PowerPlant Live

Join us for everything about Maryland Festival! The festival at Power Plant Live! celebrates the very essence of Maryland! We will have over 40 live bands, 10 plus local food vendors! Many offering crab cakes and other beloved local favorites! Get ready for homemade orange crushes, snowballs, and of course retail vendors, and much much more!! So dress up in red, black, and gold and prepare for all things Maryland! Bring the family- all ages are sure to enjoy the Maryland pride-filled festivities.