First Friday Weekend in Leonardtown
Jul 1 - Jul 3
- Admission: Free
- Location: Leonardtown
July is dedicated to jazz and Leonardtown First Weekend is putting on jazz-themed events and activities all over town. The neighborhood is celebrating early to get people in the mood for the wonderful Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival, which runs from July 8 to 10.
Art aficionados are encouraged to immerse themselves in local art at North End Gallery, The Craft Guild Shop, New View Fiber Works, and the St. Mary's Arts Council Gallery and Gift Shop, and, if you're feeling extra artsy, stop by The Yellow Line or Board & Brush to create your own masterpiece. If you're in the mood to shop, get lost among the many treasures at Shepherd's Old Field, the stacks of books, music, and more at Fenwick Street Bookstore, or at any of the other unique local shops. When you get hungry, Leonardtown offers an array of distinct dining establishments where you can wine and dine your last weeks' worries away, from the upscale casual vibe at Sweetbay to the historic hometown hospitality of the Front Porch. And if wine is your jam, check out Antoinette's Garden or the Port of Leonardtown Winery, where they often host live music and local food trucks. Wonderfully walkable historic downtown Leonardtown is always teeming with activity, but on First Friday, they turn it up to eleven!