Leonardtown, MD- September marks the 9thth Anniversary of Leonardtown receiving its designation as an Arts and Entertainment District. It holds the honor of being the only A&E district in Southern Maryland. The city will mark the anniversary with a series of exciting events and happenings throughout the month of September, including concerts, art shows, sidewalk art, plein air events and much more!
The festivities kick off with Art Walk 2022 on Friday, September 2n.d starting at 5pm on the first night of the A&E First Friday Party all weekend. Head to participating local businesses around town to see fantastic artwork by local artists and vote for your favorite, then stop for dinner in town at one of our great restaurants before heading to Leonardtown Square to enjoy live music by provided by High Standards Jazz Trio from 5.30pm – 7.30pm
The fun continues at LTown Alley on Park Avenue (past the Good Earth Natural Foods Store) where we’ll be celebrating Leonardtown’s newest and most unusual mural titled, “Alice in Leonardtown” from 7:30 – 10 p.m. with balloon art. , crafts and themed activities – pink flamingo golf courtesy of Over Par Golf & EntertainmentWhite Rabbit character games and dress up as your favorite Lewis Carroll character and have your picture taken with Leonardtown’s Alice (courtesy of Ron Bailey Photo Productions). After the ribbon cutting, we’ll be showing the beloved animated classic about a young girl who goes on an amazing journey (can you guess the movie?). The film will be shown against the stunning mural, created by talented artists Dan Ropp and Tom Rogers, which functions as a movie screen. This event is the first of many fabulous outdoor movie evenings planned.
Then on Saturday, September 3st, the beautiful Leonardtown Pier is the stunning location for a day of creativity and fun. The day starts at 1str Annual Sidewalk Art Contest, where established and emerging local artists are invited to use the sidewalks on the pier as a backdrop for their artwork. Sign up for FREE at [email protected] or [email protected] in one of four categories (Youth, Dabbler, Family or Pro) to enter for your chance to win over $400 in cash prizes and giveaways. Participants will be able to work at their own pace by signing up anytime between 10am and 3:30pm – taking as much or as little time as needed to complete their artwork. Judging takes place at 16:00, while the winners will be announced at 17:00 during the evening concert on the pier.
The concert is the exciting season finale for the On the Water’s Edge music series at Leonardtown Wharf. This exciting series, sponsored by Jimmy Hayden of RE-MAX 100 and Homes for Heroes, is part of the Leonardtown Summer Music Festival. The finale, which runs from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., is a Labor Day weekend celebration featuring local favorites Robbie Boothe Band, John Zimmerman and Billy Breslin. In addition to great live music, attendees can enjoy wine from Port of Leonardtown Winery, beer from Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Departmentdelicious food from Assistant Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Departmentand sweets from Frog Town Ice Cream. As mentioned, we will name the winners of sidewalk Art Competition from the start of the day during the concert at 5pm (just before Robbie Boothe takes the stage).
These amazing events featured here are just a highlight of some of the signature events happening during Leonardtown’s Arts and Entertainment Month Celebration.
For more information about these and other exciting events taking place in September and to download the Monthly A&E Route, visit: Visit LeonardtownMD.com/LeonardtownAE
. Join us in Leonardtown for Arts and Entertainment Month and discover what makes Leonardtown a great place.