November is quickly approaching, along with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and some great events in Southern Maryland. Aside from your Thanksgiving plans, here are some other items to mark on your calendar this upcoming November.
SOMD Vegan Restaurant Week
When: November 2nd – 9th
Where: Calvert County, MD
The participating restaurants of Calvert County are coming up with some unique plant based specials to highlight during SOMD Vegan Restaurant Week. These vegan menus will be available in addition to their regular menus and will give people in the community an opportunity to explore the tasty and healthy options they’ve created. Look for these special menus at Ruddy Duck, Lotus Kitchen, Dry Dock, Kingfishers, and No Thyme to Cook. In addition to their special menu, No Thyme to Cook will be offering a vegan cooking class as well.
2019 Waterfowl Festival
When: November 7th – 10th
Where: Easton, MD
The 49th Annual Waterfowl Festival in the town of Easton will kick off on November 7th with its opening ceremonies and the Premier Night Party. From November 8th-10th, the festivities begin with art exhibits, a sportsman’s expo, and a celebration of all things “Eastern Shore.” Explore Easton and its small town charm with the backdrop of fall colors while meeting wildlife artists, painters, sculptors, and photographers. Enter the duck calling contest, paint a decoy, or drop into the Beer and Wine Pavilion and relax for a bit. This community-wide celebration of wildlife and fun will have something for everyone.
Unique Boutique Fine Arts and Craft Show
When: November 9th – 10th
Where: Prince Frederick, MD
If you’re looking for a place to do some holiday shopping, stop in to the Unique Boutiques Fine Arts and Craft Show to meet the amazing artists of Southern Maryland, Maryland and Virginia. Choose from paintings and prints, ceramics, jewelry, stained glass, sculptures, handmade baskets, fabrics, batik, and more.
Veterans Day Parade
When: November 11th
Where: Leonardtown, MD
The 44th Annual Veterans Day Parade and Memorial Ceremony will start at 10am at Ryken High School and will proceed along Fenwick Street to the Leonardtown Square. Bring your chairs and the family and participate in this great opportunity to honor our veterans. The Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony will immediately follow the parade and will be held in Leonardtown Square.
Annmarie Garden in Lights
When: November 29th – January 1st
Where: Solomons, MD
The Annmarie Sculpture Garden will unveil their Holiday Garden in Lights on November 29th. The light installations on display this year include wild animals, winter wonderland, the glowing trees, as well as musical holiday themes. In addition to the twinkling holiday wonderland, there will be live entertainment, a light party, great shopping, and holiday treats such as hot cocoa and baked goods.
Christmas on the Square and Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
When: November 29th
Where: Leonardtown, MD
Ring in the holiday season at the annual Christmas on the Square and Tree Lighting Ceremony. The activities start at 4:30 and Santa is due to arrive at 7pm sharp. Enjoy live entertainment, a live nativity scene, face painting, and rides prior to the lighting of the tree. Food and beverage vendors will be on hand so you can make a night of it with the whole family.
The First Annual Family Fall Festival
When: November 30th
Where: St. Leonard, MD
Bayside Entertainment is proud to present their first annual Family Fall Festival. Enjoy the local talent of the Bayside artists with a DJ and live music for your entertainment. The KidZone has a ton of family fun activities as well. Shop for the holidays with an array of vendors or choose from some amazing local food vendors to sample the fare of Southern Maryland. This all day event welcomes you to celebrate the community.
Grab your scarves and enjoy all that November has to offer. We wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving!