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
Women in a window dressed in colonial attire
Historic St. Mary's City

Celebrate Maryland's anniversary with a celebration featuring dignitaries and honored guests. The program will close with the Ceremony of the Flags, as children from across Maryland present their county colors.

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
Maryland Day Event at the St. Clements Island Museum

Spend time at the annual Maryland Day celebration on the scenic Potomac River. The celebration runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., including free museum admission and water taxi rides from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., food truck, special exhibits, a public ceremony from 2 to 3 p.m. featuring guest speakers and dignitaries from around the state. There will also be a public Mass on the island at 11 a.m. honoring the first Mass said in the English-speaking New World.

This event commemorates the first landing of the colonists on St. Clement’s Island and marks the meeting of the local native people – the Piscataway – and the Englishmen, and the beginning of what was a long and sometimes difficult relationship between the two cultures. The 2:00 p.m. ceremony includes representatives of both cultures.

Maryland Day Festival in Baltimore, 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.