Celebrate International Mud Day with Muddy Fun at Annmarie Garden

SOLOMONS, MD—Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Dowell (Solomons), Maryland, is hosting its fourth annual Mud Day on Sunday, June 24 from Noon to 4pm. International Mud Day celebrates the joy of childhood, nature, and our deep connection to the earth. Join us for this popular family-friendly event where everyone is encouraged to stomp, splash and get dirty! Dive into the giant mud play areas like the Mega Mud Pit, and the Mini Mud Pit for the little ones.  Mix up mud pies in the Mud Kitchen and create a Mud Masterpiece in the Mud Gallery. The Squish-a-Face Forest Friend activity, will bring the trees at Annmarie to life with loads of muddy personality.  Using clay, mud and natural materials visitors will make faces on the trees. Take home mud creations including a Terrific Terrarium and Seed Cake to remind you of the day of mud-a-licious fun at Annmarie! Kona Ice of Calvert County will be here with cool treats.  Families are encouraged to bring a picnic, beach chairs; pack as if you were going to the beach! Dress for a mess, bring a change of clothes, a beach towel, and join us. Bug spray and sunscreen are encouraged. A rinse off station will be available, but be prepared for a wet ride home. And remember, the most memorable days end with the dirtiest clothes. No pets, no smoking or vaping at this family-oriented event. The event is made possible in part by the generous support of J Calvin Wood JR. INC. and Prince Frederick Chrysler Jeep Dodge. Admission is free for members; $5 per person; free for children 1 & under.  For more information, visit or call 410-326-4640


About Annmarie Garden

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Annmarie Garden is located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. The sculpture garden features a walking path that meanders through the forest past permanent and loaned sculpture, including more than 35 works of art on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. Annmarie Garden also presents a variety of award-winning special events, gallery shows, and engaging public art programs. Annmarie Garden’s Studio School offers creative classes for all ages and abilities taught by a talented faculty. Annmarie Garden is conveniently located just off Route 2-4, on Dowell Road in Solomons, Maryland; open 9am-5pm daily; the Murray Arts Building and Gift Shop are open 10am-5pm daily. To learn more, visit            

Directions to Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
From Washington DC (about a 60 minute drive): take Route 4 South to Capital Beltway Exit 11 (to Prince Frederick). Continue on 4 South, following signs to Solomons. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn.  Annmarie is less than 1/4 mile on left.  From Baltimore (Beltway I-695):  take I-97 (Annapolis) to Route 301 South (Bowie). Continue on 301 to Route 4 and follow signs to Solomons. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn.  Annmarie is less than 1/4 mile on left.  From Annapolis: follow Route 2 South towards Prince Frederick/Solomons. Left (South) onto Route 2/4 at Sunderland light. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn.  Annmarie is less than 1/4 mile on left.

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