Spring Festivals Headline Southern Maryland’s Calendar this Weekend, April 28-30, 2017

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on April 24, 2017

Spring is festival season in Southern Maryland, and this weekend is no exception! Check out these festivals happening this weekend – or lace up your running shoes and race through history!

Family Fun Planned for Annual Celebrate La Plata

La Plata’s annual spring festival is this weekend!

Celebrate La Plata takes place Saturday, April 29, from noon to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the La Plata Town Hall.

The day includes fun for the whole family, from face painting and local organizations’ displays, craft and food vendors, entertainment, and the annual Bed Races! Visit the Art Smart tent to make cool art from recycled materials, or Jump with Jill to see how living healthy can be fun. Local organizations will also provide demonstrations, including World Gym, Coal Road CrossFit, and Kinetic Performance

And don’t miss the annual La Plata Bed Races! The races begin at 3 p.m.

For more information, visit http://townoflaplata.org.

(Image via Town of La Plata)


Sample Great Beers at the Chesapeake Beach Craft Beer Festival

Where can you find 25 breweries all in one place?

At the 1st Annual Craft Beer Festival this Saturday, April 29, at the Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa, 4165 Mears Ave. in Chesapeake Beach. The event will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Doors open for VIPs at noon; general admission begins at 2 p.m.

Local Maryland breweries will be represented as well as popular national brands. More than 50 craft beers will be available for tasting and the resort’s buffet will be open – all with the incredible backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay!

VIP tickets cost $55 in advance and $65 at the door. The VIP ticket includes noon entrance, access to VIP section, and complimentary food.

General admission tickets cost $40 in advance and $50 at the door. General admission tickets can enter at 2 p.m.

Designated driver tickets cost $15. These ticketholders may enter at any time.

The festival will be held rain or shine!

For more information and a list of breweries, visit https://cbresortspa.ticketleap.com/1st-annual-chesapeake-beach-craft-beer-festival/.

Take a Run Through Maryland History

It’s not often that a half marathon can take you back in time.

But not all races are like the St. Mary’s Historic Half Marathon. Starting at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the half marathon takes runners through Maryland’s first colonial capital and North America’s best preserved English colonial archaeological site, Historic St. Mary’s City.

This race is appropriate for all experience levels including first-timers. A 5K race will follow after the start of the half marathon.

The race will take place Sunday, April 30, at 8 a.m., beginning at the St. Mary’s City Visitor Center. The 5K race begins at 8:05 a.m.

For more information or to register, visit https://www.stmaryshistorichalf.com/.

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