Celebrate Memorial Day in Maryland This Weekend

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Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving. From parades to The Changing of the Guard, honor veterans and fallen heroes Memorial Day weekend in and around your neighborhood.

PARADES

Bowie’s Hometown Parade
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11 a.m.
Visit cityofbowie.org for more information.

71st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade
Monday, May 25, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Rockville Town Center
Visit rockvillemd.gov for more information.

Memorial Day Parade, Annapolis
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 10 a.m. (Free)
Patriotic recognition of those who have served and are serving our nation.
Amos Garrett Boulevard, Annapolis.
Visit City of Annapolis for more information.

National Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The Parade will commemorate the American spirit and the sacrifices of those Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who serve so we can live in the Land of the Free.
For more information visit, americanveteranscenter.org

 

CONCERTS

National Memorial Day Concert
Sunday, May 24, 2015 from 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Free)
U.S. Capitol, West Lawn, Washington D.C.
Star-studded lineup , hosted by Tony Award winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award winner Gary Sinise.
Visit pbs.org for more information.

Hometown Holidays Music Festival
Saturday & Sunday, May 23 & 24, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Free)
There will be more than 30 free performances on four stages and they will have bands from all over the United States!
For more information visit rockvillemd.org.

 

FESTIVALS & FAIRS

Stars and Stripes Festival
May 23-25, 2015 at 10 a.m. (Free, some events require fee.)
Family day picnic, local entertainment, moonlight cruise, Vietnam Memorial dedication and other events to honor those who gave their lives in service. See website for schedule. Venues throughout Chesapeake Beach.

Tea Party Festival
May 22-24. Tea Toss Reenactment to commemorate Chestertown’s protest of British rule, plus colonial parade, raft race, street performances, crafts and more. Free. Toss the Tory Ballots available for purchase. See website for schedule. Venues throughout Chestertown. chestertownteaparty.org.

Memorial Day in the Vineyard
Monday, May 25, 2015
Running Hare Vineyard, Prince Frederick, MD
Live music by local musician Fran Scuderi begins at 1:00 PM. Pack a picnic and bring your family and friends. The Outdoor Tasting Pavilion will be open noon – 6PM with music from 1PM – 5PM. An $8 admission fee includes Running Hare Vineyard wine tastings and beer tastings at Calvert Brewing Company.

Knob Hall Winery, Clear Spring, MD
Jug Funk Band will play. 5% off all bottles of wine.

 

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