FREE Maryland Events March 16-17

FREE Maryland Events March 16-17

FREE Maryland Events
March 16-17

Happy Friday!! Finally the weekend is here, we’re kind of getting use to that hour we lost and it’s St. Patrick’s Day! I’m listing free ( and almost free) events happening in Maryland this weekend. As always, check the event host site for any updates!

Charles County

Discovery Lane Community Book Fair
Discovery Lane Preschool
March 17; 11am – 2pm

Shop til you drop and explore books for children.

Growing For Good – Potato Planting Day!
March 17; 9am – 3pm
Historic Sotterley Plantation

Sotterley is calling for a community day of planting potatoes to donate to our local food pantries. Children 5 and older (wear gloves).

Slime Time! at the Potomac Library
March 17; 2 – 3pm
Potomac Branch Library – Indian Head
Make different slime recipes and see which is your favorite.

Annual Spring Party and Easter Egg Hunt
March 17; 2 – 4pm
Village Green Pavilion – Indian Head
Includes lunch, carnival & guessing games,4-H bunnies display, children’s craft-making, door prizes & easter egg hunt. $2.00

Prince George’s County

Family Fun Walk/Run
March 17; 9 -10am

Prince George’s County Sports & Learning Complex

Bibliobop Dance Party
Saturday, March 17; 10:30 – 11:30am
Greenbelt Library – Auditorium
Preschoolers and Toddlers will bust a move and shake the sillies out at the Bibliobop Dance Party.

Read to Rover
March 17; 2 -3pm
Greenbelt Library

Build your child’s confidence as they read to specially trained therapy dogs. Bring a book or choose one from the library. Contact the branch to register.

Sixth Annual Artists on the Rise: Juried Teen Exhibition
March 17-18; 10am – 5pm
Montpelier Arts Center

Montpelier spotlights teens (ages 13-18) in the Washington metropolitan area and their talents in the visual arts

Chesapeake Woodturners Exhibit
March 17; 11am -4pm
Montpelier Mansion/Historic Site
From the marvelous natural wood patterns to the mastery of different finishes, the Chesapeake Woodturners’ creative aptitudes will have you asking, “how do they do that?”

Protein without the Meat
March 17; 11am – 12pm
Watkins Tennis Bubble
Free healthy cooking demonstrations. Learn how to prepare delicious, healthy meals and snacks in these step-by-step cooking demonstrations.  Enjoy a sample of the delicious creations.

Engineering 101
March 17; 2- 4pm
College Park Aviation Museum

Learn about the basics of engineering through an interactive, hands-on challenge. Construct your own design from plans to prototype. $5 per participant.

The Entomological Society of America, Eastern Branch presents: It’s a Bug’s World
March 18; 11am – 4pm
Westin Annapolis

An educational and fun insect expo for the whole family. Live insects, displays, crafts and more.

St. Mary’s County

Fly4aCure Community Kite Festival
St. Mary’s Fairgrounds
March 17; 12 – 6pm
Bring your kites to the Fly4aCure Community Kite Festival for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Food, entertainment, music and games. $10 (includes admission and 1 kite)

Washington, DC

Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance Stage
March 17; 10am – 6pm
1501 Maine Avenue, SW

Free daily performances, visitor services, food, souvenirs, and more among DC’s cherry blossoms

Not Free But Worth a Mention

DC Shamrock Festival (JUST FOR PARENTS)
America’s Largest St. Paddy’s Day Festival
RFK Stadium

Big Apple Circus
National Harbor
March 8, 2018 – April 1, 2018
big apple circus DC and National Harbor



marvel Universe Live_ Age of Heroes Baltimore

Marvel Universe Live Baltimore


Events may be updated. Have a Great Weekend!