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Visit Enchanted Summer at Annmarie Garden for a Magical Summer Experience a summer-long, daily program of magic and fairy fun!

SOLOMONS, Md. - Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, in Solomons, Maryland, announces Enchanted Summer at Annmarie: frolicking fairy fun, a summer-long celebration of magic and fairy-themed fun, perfect for the whole family.  Enjoy a safe, outdoor, engaging experience during Annmarie’s Enchanted Summer.  All the best parts of Annmarie’s popular Fairy & Gnome Home Festival have been transformed into an amped-up, low-touch/no-touch, multimedia, daily, outdoor experience of frolicking fairy fun. Grab your bug spray, pack a picnic blanket or chairs, and spend your summer with us!

Annmarie’s Enchanted Summer is full of all your favorite elements from our popular festival, but re-imagined for outdoor social-distancing. Use the downloadable map to find all 50 fairy houses hidden in the forest. Along the way, enjoy crafts such as wand-making and fairy house building using nature bits and pieces. Find QR codes along the trail to meet our virtual fairyland characters and friends, including the Xana the Fairy, the Chesapeake Mermaid, and the Bubble Fairy, Juniper Spring, Queen Oblivia, and Mr DiVine. Scan a more QR codes to enjoy a musical treat from harpist Kristen Rebecca, and the Cosmic Flute Choir. Participate in the Wild Rumpus Relay and take home an ArtLAB-To-Go craft. Need some more magic? There are extra hidden things to find. Can you find the Dragon’s Nest? The three Gnome Villages? All the colorful Tree Pops? The fun and informative Nature Notes? Purchase a Sluice Kit to take home and search for gems and fossils. There’s so much to explore, you’ll want to visit often to see what’s new!  For details, visit www.annmariegarden.org.

 


About Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Annmarie Garden is located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. The 30-acre sculpture garden features a handicap accessible walking path, as well as numerous footpaths 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.  During the summer of 2020, guests can pick up a map and seek out charming handmade fairy house hidden in the woods of Annmarie, along with fairy-themed games and activities.  The spacious Murray Arts Building is also open featuring lovely exhibits to inspire and delight.  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 www.annmariegarden.org.             

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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