Fourth of July Events around Annapolis and St. Mary’s County

This year, celebrate the 4th with outdoor concerts, patriotic parades and amazing fireworks shows. We’ve rounded up some of the best celebrations around Anne Arundel and St. Mary’s Counties. Happy Independence Day!

St. Mary’s College 2017 River Concert Series Program

June 30 at 7pm

The June 30th program is titled An Evening of Americana for Our Independence Holiday, featuring the Chesapeake Orchestra playing patriotic favorites followed by a fireworks show.

 

Hollywood Fire Department Independence Day Celebration

July 1 at 5pm

Enjoy an evening of carnival rides, games and food, followed by fireworks at dusk.

 

Glen Burnie Improvement Association Fireworks

July 3 at 9pm

GBIA’s annual fireworks show will be July 3rd at Sawmill Creek Park, with food available for purchase at the Glen Burnie Boys Baseball concession stand.

 

The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce July 4th Parade

July 4 at 10am

The parade starts on Benfield Road and culminates at Sunrise of Severna Park on Cypress Creek Road. There will also be a food truck/concession at Severna Park High School.

 

Annapolis 4th of July Parade

July 4 at 6:30pm

This patriotic parade will feature marching bands, fire engines old and new, cars and vans, service clubs and scouts starting down West Street in downtown Annapolis.

 

Annapolis 4th of July Fireworks

July 4 at 9:15pm

The fireworks are launched from a barge in Annapolis Harbor, with the best viewing spots Northeast of the Severn River, City Dock, along the Naval Academy Bridge, street-end parks facing Spa Creek, or aboard a boat in the Annapolis Harbor



Summer Garden and Backyard DIY projects

This summer, spruce up your outdoor space with some of our favorite garden and backyard DIY projects!

Brighten up your backyard by painting some patio tiles in bright colors. See how they did it here.

Add some landscape lighting with glass shades filled with string lights. See the simply DIY here.

Watch movies under the stars with this easy-to-make outdoor movie screen.

Define your garden space with this DIY raised garden bed.

If you’re short on garden space, plant vertically with this DIY free standing pallet herb garden.

Get ready for summer BBQs with this DIY outdoor buffet. See how here.

Add some visual fun with this topsy turvy flower planter.

Build a DIY fire pit for summer evening s’mores. Here are some great tutorials



Best Restaurants for Soft Shell Crabs in St. Mary’s County

It’s soft shell crab season in Maryland! These local delicacies are only available for a short time in early summer, so get them while you can from some of these great seafood restaurants in St. Mary’s County!

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Kevin’s Corner Kafe

24509 Point Lookout Rd, Leonardtown

Kevin’s offers delicious fresh seafood for catering, takeout and dine-in.

Morris Point

38869 Morris Point Rd, Abell

Morris Point offers casual waterfront dining on the Saint Clements Bay.

Captain Pat’s

21901 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park

Since 1997, Pat’s has been serving the best local St. Mary’s County seafood.

Courtney’s Seafood

48290 State Highway 252, Ridge

Courtney’s has been serving fresh-caught seafood daily for over forty years.

The Foxy Fish

28976 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville

Run by two locals who grew up in the restaurant business, The Foxy Fish offers generous portions and great customer service.



Memorial Day Events in our Nation’s Capital

Memorial Day is not just a kickoff to summer, but a day to honor fallen soldiers. This year, celebrate the true meaning of the holiday with these Memorial Day events in Washington D.C.

Memorial Day History Tour at Arlington National Cemetery

May 21, 11am

Arlington National Cemetery

Start with a history tour of Arlington National Cemetery, where in 1868 the Commander-In-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic designated May 30th as Decoration Day (eventually renamed Memorial Day), a time for the nation to mourn and decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.

National Memorial Day Choral Festival

May 27, 2pm

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Featuring a 350-voice choir and the U.S. Air Force Orchestra, this 90 minute performance will feature plenty of patriotic favorites.

National Memorial Day Concert

May 28, 8pm

West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol

This concert features uplifting musical performances, documentary footage and dramatic readings that honor the military service of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. You can also watch the concert live on PBS.

American Veteran Centers’ National Memorial Day Parade

May 29, 2pm

Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C.

This annual tradition honors the true meaning of memorial day, paying tribute to those who have served, are serving, and most importantly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in service to our country from the American Revolution to the present.



Visit our Quick Move-In Homes This Weekend

It’s supposed to be a beautiful weekend to come out and tour some of our featured Quick Move-In Homes. These homes are located in some of the best communities in Anne Arundel and St. Mary’s Counties, and some feature amazing incentives like paid closing costs.

46764 Al Mar Street, Lexington Park, MD 20653

Located in Ranieri Run

This brand new home features 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths, a beautiful angled staircase, a 2nd floor laundry room and….

  • Upgraded gourmet kitchen with double wall ovens and granite counters

  • Recessed lighting in the kitchen

  • Sun room

  • Gas fireplace

  • 2nd floor plan with rear owner’s suite

 

1312 Chapel Centre Drive, Gambrills, MD 21054

Located at Villas at Waugh Chapel Towne Centre

This end-unit home has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a finished rec room, and….

  • Stone front elevation

  • Upgraded granite kitchen counters with a tiled backsplash

  • Recessed lighting in the kitchen

  • Gas fireplace in the family room

  • Wide plank hardwood flooring throughout the 1st floor

  • Super Bath with 5′ shower, separate soaking tub and water closet

 

23530 FDR Blvd., Suite 302

Located in Wildewood

This condominium in the planned community of Wildewood is in a great location convenient for commuting, dining, shopping and boating, and features 2 beds, 2 baths, and…

  • 42 inch kitchen cabinets

  • Granite countertops

  • Stainless steel appliances

  • New lower bar height

  • Two ceiling fan pre-wires

Contact us today to come see one of these fabulous new homes in person!