Crabs, History, and the Beach! Events for June 10-12, 2016

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on June 10, 2016

The calendar has flipped to June, and that means summer fun has begun! Here are three events happening in Southern Maryland this weekend.

Get Cracking at the St. Mary’s County Crab Festival

Image via Leonardtown Lions Club

Image via Leonardtown Lions Club

Throughout the summer in Southern Maryland, blue crab is king! Grab a hammer and get to crackin’ at the St. Mary’s Crab Festival. The festival will take place Saturday, June 11, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown.

At the festival, try a crab cakes, spicy crab-balls, soft shell crab sandwiches, and, of course, steamed Maryland blue crabs. Local artists and crafters will be present selling their wares. And, there will be plenty of steamed hard crabs, soft crabs, crab cakes, crab soups, and other seafood dishes are available for purchase. The day also includes a car and bike show, live music, and children’s activities.

For more information, visit the Leonardtown Lions Club website:

Celebrate History at St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day

Image via Panoramio

Image via Panoramio

Discover St. Clement’s Island State Park and its history as the site of Maryland’s first colonial landing in 1634. St. Clements Island Heritage Day will take place Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kids will enjoy free watermelon and playing heritage games. Historic St. Mary’s City will present the Native American Woodland Indians with a hands-on exhibit. Re-enactors Mike and Virginia Barbour will portray the colonial land owner Dr. Thomas Gerard and his daughter Elizabeth. Re-enactor Pete Woodside will discuss life as the keeper of Blackistone Lighthouse.

This free event invites everyone to visit the St. Clement’s Island Museum and enjoy free museum admission as well as free boat rides to St. Clement’s Island State Park for a day of history, fun activities, interesting exhibitors, and scenic waterside vistas. The last boat ride to the island will leave the museum pier at 2p.m. and the last boat back to the mainland from the island will be at 3 p.m.

For directions, visit

Spend Friday Nights in North Beach!

Image via town of North Beach

Image via town of North Beach

North Beach is the place to be every Friday night from now until October!

The Friday Night Farmer’s Market and Classic Car Cruise in takes place every Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. until Oct. 7. This weekly market offers seasonal delights from local farms including, fresh, flavorful fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, cheese, meat, seafood, fresh-baked goods, cut flowers, and bedding plants. You can sample the wines from Calvert County wineries and purchase by the glass or bottle. Classic car enthusiasts can enjoy viewing some of the coolest vehicles in the area at the Classic Car Cruise-In.

For more information, visit

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