Celebrate Father’s Day in Southern Maryland this Weekend, June 15-17, 2018

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on June 10, 2018

It’s Father’s Day weekend! Treat Dad and the whole family to one of these great events happening in Southern Maryland this weekend, June 15-17, 2018.

Tall Ship Kalmar Nyckel Stops in Solomons Island

Ever wanted to sail and work on a tall ship? You’ll have the chance this weekend!

The Kalmar Nyckel, the tall ship of Delaware, will be in Solomons Island from Thursday, June 14, through Sunday, June 17. The shop is a re-creation of the first colonial Swedish settlement ship to arrive in American in 1638. The Kalmar Nyckel measures 141 feet long and has a 25-foot beam and will travel about 3,000 nautical miles this season.

Two types of sails are available while the ship visits Solomons: Day sails and pirate sails. During the day sails, passengers can work alongside the crew while enjoying the views of Solomons Island. During pirate sails, the ship is transformed into a pirate vessel, complete with costumes, scavenger hunts, and pirate tales.

To learn more about tour times and to purchase tickets, visit http://kalmarnyckel.org/BookASail.asp or call 302-429-7447.

(Image via the Kalmar Nyckel on Facebook.)

Lexington Park Celebrates Juneteenth this Weekend

The 15th Annual Juneteen Festival is this weekend!

The event, presented by the United Committee for Afro-American Contributions, will take place Saturday, June 16, from noon to 8 p.m. at John G. Lancaster Park, 21550 Willows Road in Lexington Park. The event is free.

The purpose of the festival is to mark Juneteenth, which originated as a celebration of the end of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865. Today, Juneteenth is celebrated in cities across the United States.

The Lexington Park festival begins with an opening ceremony at noon, followed by African dancers, face painting, good, gospel singers, pony rides, vendors, and performances by Art Sherrod, Stacy Lattisaw, and Latrice Carr.

For more information, visit https://www.ucaconline.org/.

(Image via the United Committee for Afro-American Contributions.)

Local Events Honor Dad on Father’s Day

No matter what Dad is into, there’s something happening in Southern Maryland on Sunday to celebrate him! Check out these events and discounts for fathers on Father’s Day.

2nd District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Breakfast, Valley Lee: Sunday, June 17, 8 to 11 a.m. All you can eat. $9 adults; $5 children age 6-12; free for children 5 and younger. For more information, call 301-994-9999.

American Legion Post 206 Breakfast, Chesapeake Beach: Sunday, June 17, 8 to 11 p.m. $12 adults; $6 kids age 6-12; free for children age 5 and younger. For more information, call 410-257-9878 or visit www.ALPost206.org.

Free or Discounted Admission for Fathers: Some Southern Maryland attractions are offering free or reduced admission prices for fathers on Father’s Day.

  • Piney Point Lighthouse, 44720 Lighthouse Road in Piney Point. Free admission for dads.
  • Chesapeake Beach Waterpark, 4079 Gordon Stinnett Ave. in Chesapeake Beach. Admission for dads is half price with a paying child.
  • Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane in Hollywood. Tours of the 1703 plantation house are half price for dads all day.

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