Celebrate the End of a Rocking Summer this Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 1-3, 2017

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on August 28, 2017

With the start of school just over a week away, Labor Day Weekend is the unofficial end to summer. Celebrate the end of a great summer in Southern Maryland! Here are just three events happening this weekend, Sept. 1-3, 2017.

Shop Handmade and Homegrown at Maker’s Market

Be amazed by the talents of your friends and neighbors! Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center’s monthly Maker’s Market is the place to find handmade, homemade, or homegrown products!

The September Maker’s Market will take place on Saturday, Sept. 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the sculpture garden in Dowell. Admission is free.

Offerings from vendors may include crafts, hanging baskets, organic skincare products, farm fresh produce, cut flowers, baked goods, batik and fleece clothing, handmade soaps and candles, herbal teas, ornaments, folkart, handmade gifts, and more!

For more information, visit www.annmariegarden.org.

(Image via Maker’s Market on Facebook.)

Enjoy Music All Day at Park Rock Fest 2017

For the past 15 years, the annual Park Rock Fest has been the place to be! And the 2017 edition of the concert, which will take place Saturday, Sept. 2, will be no different.

More than 23 artists will perform music of all kinds on three stages! The day’s non-stop music features pop, punk, emo, screamo, hard rock, alternative, independent, acoustic, hardcore, and metal. Headliner Palisades is a new hot pop-punk, post-hardcore group from New Jersey. The band Convictions will headline the metal, hard rock, and hardcore stage, while a special acoustic set by metal band Silver tung will be part of the third stage lineup.

This year, the festival adds an electronic dance music (EMD) venue called Cuantm Flx that will feature more than 10 major EDM DJs from Baltimore to Southern Maryland. While at the festival, you can shop commercial vendors and band merchandise tents and browse community organization booths.

Park Rock Fest takes places at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. Gates open at 11 a.m., and the music runs from 1 to 9 p.m. The festival is a drug-, alcohol, and obscenity-free event, and all ages are welcome.

The festival is produced by Power Jam Music Alliance, Inc., and sponsored by the Maryland State Arts County, St. Mary’s Arts Council, and St. Mary’s County. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.PARKROCK.com or call 240-925-8659.

Celebrate Back to School with Rock Painting Fun!

Have you been bitten by the painted rocks craze? Lots of Southern Marylanders have!

SoMd Rocks will host a Back to School Rock Painting event on Sunday, Sept. 3, from noon to 4 p.m. The event will take place at 45527 Woodcroft Way in Great Mills. The event will be a fun and creative afternoon of themed rock painting, including:

Rocks of the United States: Get a scorecard to hunt around the community for rocks from all 50 states

Math Practice Rocks: Create an addition and subtraction practice tool for kids. The first 10 families will receive a pre-made set.

Rock Puzzles: Create your own rock puzzle.

This event is free, and all supplies will be provided. Donations are welcome!

SoMd Rocks is one of several local Facebook groups encouraging local residents to participate in the Kindness Rocks Project. For more information, call 314-941-3921 or visit https://www.facebook.com/SoMDRocks/.

(Image via SoMd Rocks on Facebook.)

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