Bugs and Boats and Artifacts – Oh My! 3 Events Happening in Southern Maryland this Weekend, July 28-30, 2017

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on July 21, 2017

July won’t leave us without a full calendar of fun events happening throughout Southern Maryland. Check out just three of the things happening in the region this weekend, July 28-30, 2017.

Leonardtown Wharf Hosts Summer Boat Regatta

Experience two days of exciting boat racing in Leonardtown!

The third annual Southern Maryland Boat Club Summer Regatta will take place July 29-30 at the historic Leonardtown Wharf in Leonardtown. Enjoy two days of vintage outboard race boats showing off their prowess on the race course.

The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, and admission is free. Park at the top of the hill in Leonardtown; there will be free bus transportation to the wharf.

The pits will be open for spectators to view the boats up close during the lunch break and after the heats are finished for the day. A small entrance fee will be charged to enter the pits. Drivers will be on hand to talk with visitors and answer questions.

For more information, visit http://www.southernmarylandboatclub.com/.

(Image via Southern Maryland Boat Club/Calm Reflections Photography)

Explore Local History During Tidewater Archaeology Weekend

Curious about Southern Maryland’s past?

You can help uncover it at Historic St. Mary’s City, one of the best-preserved colonial sites in the nation.

Tidewater Archaeology Days will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30, and Historic St. Mary’s City in St. Mary’s City. The event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Take a guided tour of excavations, and don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to explore the archaeology laboratory. To tour the lab, sign up at the Visitor Center when you arrive.

Cosit is $10 for adults; $9 for seniors; $6 for youth; and free for ages 5 and younger and Friends members.

For more information, call (240) 895-4990 or email [email protected]. Visit the website at www.hsmcdigshistory.org/event/tidewater-archaeology-weekend/?instance_id=21704.

(Image via Historic St. Mary’s City)

Get Buggy at the Insectival!

What’s an Insectival? It’s an INSECT FESTIVAL!

Annmarie Garden Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will host a day of indoor and outdoor fun that’s all about bugs! Insectival will take place Sunday, July 30, from noon to 4 p.m.

Celebrate and investigate insects through games, art activities, bug hunts, and show-and-tell fun! Each guest will receive a punch pass that will guide them through various activities ending with a prize and fun photo ops!

Cost is $4 for non-members and free for members and kids age 4 and younger.

For more information, visit http://www.annmariegarden.org/annmarie2/content/insectival.

(Image via Annmarie Garden)

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