September in Calvert County, Md.

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September in Calvert County, Md.


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School is back in session, but the temperatures still feel like summer. Whether you want to go outdoors or stay inside, there is plenty to do in Calvert County in September.

Tuesdays in September (3-7 p.m.)

Calvert County Farmers Market

-Prince Frederick Calvert Memorial Hospital 130 Hospital Road, Prince Frederick 410-535-4583 •

Thursdays in September (4-8 p.m.)

Calvert County Farmers Market

-Solomons Solomons Riverwalk North of Solomons Pavilion, Solomons 410-535-4583 •

Fridaysin September (6-9 p.m.)

Friday Night Farmers Market & Classic Car Cruise

-In Town of North Beach 8916 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach 410-257-9618 •

Saturdays in September (7:30 a.m.-noon)

Calvert County Farmers Market

-Barstow Calvert County Fairgrounds 140 Calvert Fair Drive, Prince Frederick 410-535-4583 •

Saturday, Sept. 1 (7:30 p.m.)

Moonlight Cruise on the Chesapeake Bay

-Town of Chesapeake Beach 8200 Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach 410-257-2230 • The Town of Chesapeake Beach invites you to take a 2012 Moonlight Cruise on the Chesapeake Bay aboard the Miss Chesapeake Beach. Contact the Chesapeake Beach Town Hall to sign up.

Saturday, Sept. 1 (9 a.m.-noon)

Maker’s Market Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

-13480 Dowell Road, Solomons 410-326-4640 • The Maker’s Market is the place to find handmade, homemade or homegrown products – crafts, hanging baskets, organic skincare products, farm fresh produce, cut flowers, baked goods, batik and fleece clothing, handmade soaps and candles, herbal teas, ornaments, folk art, handmade gifts and more!

Saturday, Sept. 1 (7 p.m.)

Big & Rich in Concert

-St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department 200 Calvert Beach Road, St. Leonard 410-586-1713 • This concert series raises funds to support the fire, rescue and EMS services provided by the St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets are $40 for general admission, $45 for reserved and $50 for premium. Purchase tickets online at or call 410-586-1713. Gates open at 5 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 7 (1 p.m.)

First Friday Tours of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum

-10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard 410-586-8562 • Enjoy a free behind-the-scenes tour of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility that houses more than 8 million artifacts, including collections from every county in Maryland. The guided tour allows visitors to get up close and personal with conservators and the collections. Reservations are not required.

Saturday, Sept. 8 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Kid’s Pirate Pizza Cruise Calvert Marine Museum

-14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons 410-362-2042, ext. 41 • Dress like a pirate and eat pizza on board the Wm. B. Tennison. Cost is $12 per person. Registration is required byThursday, Sept. 6.

Saturday, Sept. 8 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

WWII Remembered:

-Cradle of Invasion Calvert County Fairgrounds 140 Calvert Fair Drive, Prince Frederick 301-778-3848 • Remembrance filled with history, 1940s entertainment, living history encampments, e-game competition, food, vendor displays.

Saturday, Sept. 8 (9am-noon)

Point Farm Garden Restoration Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum

-10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard 410-586-8536 • Point Farm was the country retreat of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Patterson. In 1983 Mrs. Patterson donated the property to the state in honor of her late husband, creating Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM). Join the JPPM Garden Club as they work to recreate the splendor of the main house gardens using the original plans of noted landscape architect Rose Greely.

Thursday, Sept. 13 (7:30 p.m.)

Bay Breeze Concert Series:

-The Dixie Power Trio Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum 4155 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach 410-257-3892 • The Dixie Power Trio, augmented with The New Line Brass, will entertain with authentic New Orleans jazz and original compositions. The concert is held on the museum porch and is brought to you by the generous support of the Town of Chesapeake Beach.

Friday, Sept. 14- Sunday, Sept. 16

Solomons Offshore Grand Prix Solomons Riverwalk Glascock Field,

-Solomons Offshore racing fans can look forward to the third annual Solomons Offshore Grand Prix sponsored by Bayside Chevrolet. Trials will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15. Races will occur on Sunday, Sept. 16. Races can be viewed from Solomons Riverwalk.

Saturday, Sept. 15

(Registration at 7 a.m.; run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Humane Society of Calvert County’s 10th Annual Pet Day 5K

-Our Lady Star of the Sea Church 225 Alexander Street, Solomons 410-257-4908 • Help raise funds for the Humane Society of Calvert County, a no-kill animal shelter. The run/walk takes you on a beautiful course around Solomons Island. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcomed to attend.

Saturday, Sept. 15 (Dusk)

Free Drive-In Movie:

-“Sherlock Holmes” North Beach Visitor’s Parking Lot 8916 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach 410-257-9618 •

Saturday, Sept. 15 (3:30-6:30 p.m.)

Guided Canoe Trip American Chestnut Land Trust Warriors Rest Sanctuary,

-Port Republic 410-326-4640 • Depart from Warriors Rest Sanctuary and enjoy a scenic tour of Parkers Creek. Canoe trips are physically strenuous, requiring paddling for three hours, and may require participants to help carry a canoe for up to one-quarter mile over sand to access the creek. Rain date is Sept. 16. Registration is required.

Saturday, Sept. 15- Sunday, Sept. 16 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Artsfest 2012 Fine Arts Festival Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

-13480 Dowell Road, Solomons 410-326-4640 • Artsfest is a wonderful weekend of great shopping, live music, delicious food and drink, wine tasting, free children’s activities and much more, all set amidst the lovely trees and sculptures of Annmarie. Adults will love exploring more than 150 juried artist booths set up inside the arts building, outside in the tent circle and along the wooded path. Enjoy a wide variety of live music and dance by more than 25 different performers on the main stage and the council ring. The kids will want to try all the creative activities under the giant discovery tent and the wacky fun in the Zany Zone. The Studio School classrooms will also be open where visitors can play in the clay or paint a masterpiece.

Saturday, Sept. 15 (3-11 p.m.)

Solomons End-of-Summer Beach Bash

-Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department 13510 H.G. Trueman Road, Solomons 443-975-2857 • This end-of-summer concert will feature the Sam Grow Band.

Friday, Sept. 21 (7 p.m.)

Campfire on the Beach

-The Town of North Beach 8916 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach 410-257-9618 •

Saturday, Sept. 22 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)

The 1812 Fair and Re-enactment Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum

-10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard 410-586-8501 • In 1814 war reached the shores of Southern Maryland. At the mouth of St. Leonard Creek, on property that is now part of Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, Maryland’s largest naval engagement occurred. This living history event puts you in the middle of life in Southern Maryland during the early 1800s. The event features tactical demonstrations and reenactments, camp life, live entertainment, crafts, music and hands-on activities.

Saturday, Sept. 22 (6-10 p.m.)

Tavern Night Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum

-10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard 410-586-8501 • Experience happy hour 1812 style! Join the festivities at Patterson’s Pint, our version of a tavern in the 1800s. Enjoy an evening filled with live period music, games, drink, food and fun. Food and beverages available for an additional fee.

Sunday, Sept. 23

11th Annual Calvert County Watermen’s Festival Watermen’s Wharf,

-Solomons 410-326-3929 • This festival is perhaps best known for the boat docking contest, in which work boats and charter boats compete within their divisions for cash, prizes and trophies. With never a dull moment, this is a spectacular event to watch! Beer, food and soft drink sales and exhibits by some of our sponsors will also be available. Live entertainment will be provided by Deanna Dove, the Island Girl.

Wednesday Sept. 26-Sunday, Sept. 30

Calvert County Fair

-Calvert County Fairgrounds 140 Calvert Fair Drive, Prince Frederick 410-535-0026 • Learn about the rich legacy of rural and agricultural America. Enjoy exhibits, entertainment, food, rides and farm animals.

For more information about the Calvert County, Md., Department of Economic Development, visitor sites and attractions and the services available to assist county businesses, call 410-535-4583, 800-331-9771 or 301-855-1880; send an email to; or visit online at

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