Mark the First Weekend in May at a Fun Southern Maryland Event!

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on April 28, 2018

Can you believe it’s May?!? Southern Maryland’s calendar is chock full of great events to welcome a new month this weekend. Here are just three for this weekend, May 4-6, 2018.

Join the Flash Mob in Leonardtown!

Leonardtown marks every first Friday with lots of fun – and May will be no different!

Come watch – and join! – the First Friday Dance Flash Mob in downtown Leonardtown this Friday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. on Leonardtown Square.

Want to join in? Contact  [email protected] for a rehearsal schedule. Can’t make it to rehearsals but want to dance along? Find a video of the choreography on the Leonardtown First Friday Facebook page! Practice at home so you’re ready for the big night.

Leonardtown First Friday is free! Funding courtesy of the St. Mary’s Arts Council.

For more information, visit

(Image via St. Mary’s County Arts Council on Facebook.)

Celebrate Heritage at the Solomons Maritime Festival

Southern Maryland’s maritime heritage will be on full display this weekend in Solomons!

The Calvert Marine Museum’s 13th annual Solomons Maritime Festival will take place Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the museum. Admission to the festival and the museum is FREE!

The museum waterfront comes alive with the sights, sounds, and smells of Southern Maryland. Taste traditional foods, learn how to prepare crab cakes and soft shell crabs, shuck oysters, and stuff a ham like the pros! Enjoy local gospel and old-time music all day long in the Corbin Pavilion. See Chesapeake Bay retrievers in action, hear waterfowl calling demonstrations, watch model boats skim the waters of the boat basin, and talk with traditional crafts people as they demonstrate their skills. Children of all ages will really enjoy toy boat building. Don’t miss free rides aboard the historic bugeye, the Wm. B. Tennison.

Traditional crafts are also celebrated on Saturday. Around the carving shed, visitors can examine how crab and eel pots are constructed, see model boat makers in action, and watch traditional carvers at work. Come try your skill inside the museum! Demonstrations of quilting, knitting, and other textile crafts will be on-going throughout the day. Home baked goodies will be available for sale and food vendors will be on-site.

The Antique Boat and Marine Engine Show, now in its 18th year, is a popular component of the festival. Enthusiasts from across the country set-up camp in the parking lot to show off their vintage boats and engines. The unofficial engine swap is a great way to expand your collection. The Patuxent Small Craft Guild will also host a Nautical Flea Market with all proceeds supporting the Guild.

The Solomons Maritime Festival is sponsored by Calvert County Board of Commissioners, Calvert County Watermen’s Association, Calvert Marina, Community Bank of the Chesapeake, Holiday Inn Solomons, McCready Boat Yard, Papa John’s Pizza, Patuxent Small Craft Guild, Spring Cove Marina, and Washburn’s Boat Yard.

For more information, please call Sherry Reid at 410-326-2042 x 19, or visit the museum website at

(Image via Calvert Marine Museum on Facebook.)

Huntingtown Church Hosts Car and Bike Show

Love cars and bikes?

Bethel Way of the Cross Church will host a Car and Bike Show on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, which is located at 5450 Cherry Hill Road in Huntingtown.

All makes, models, and years are welcome! Entry fee is $20 per car or bike. Admission for spectators is $5 per person. There will be live music, door prizes, and vendors. Food will be available for purchase. Registration and staging begins at 8 a.m., and judging will take place from noon to 2 p.m., when trophies will be awarded.

For more information, visit

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