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First Friday Sept. 3 in Leonardtown

First Friday

First Fridays open up Leonardtown, MD, for a one-of-a-kind shopping and entertaining evening. This Friday the town’s business community will be open September 3 from 5 to 8 pm.

There will be one-day only specials offered at participating shops and restaurants, open studios and workshops at the art studios, opening receptions at the galleries, and much more.

September First Friday Specials

  • Annual “Art Walk” contest event will be open, an exciting opportunity to view artwork throughout downtown Leonardtown that is created locally in a wide variety of media and styles with generous prizes awarded to the winners.
  • Jazz group Higher Standards will be playing at Leonardtown Square from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Tour the Old Jail Museum from 10 am – 7 pm
  • Visit the St. Mary’s County Arts Council from 11 am – 8 pm and shop local art.
  • Line dancing happening in Leonardtown Square
  • Audience participation Drum Circle from 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Shepherd’s Old Field Market will offer a variety of shopping opportunities from nearly 70 different stores and services.

Arts-related businesses will be open including the St. Mary’s County Arts Council Gallery & Gift Shop will be open as well as New View Fiber Works, Fenwick St. Used Books & Music, Crazy for Ewe, Board & Brush Leonardtown, Wine & Design, and others.

Shops and restaurants will be open late for dining, desserts, and dancing at some locations. There will always be something for everyone of all ages and interests. Check the Leonardtown First Fridays Facebook page for details about specific events in downtown, midtown, and uptown as they are announced.

Come enjoy dinner at one of the many local restaurants, enjoy a drink from Social Coffeehouse or Antoinette’s Garden, explore the shops, and enjoy a sweet treat from Heritage Chocolates.

Be sure to check out www.VisitStMarysMD.COM/FirstFridays for more information and  www.VisitLeonardtownMD.com for a listing of shops and restaurants. Visitors are advised to contact desired locations for specific hours, COVID-19 safety guidelines, and event information.

A note of appreciation to the town of Leonardtown, St. Mary’s County Commissioners, Leonardtown Business Association members, First Friday volunteers, and LBA Platinum Sponsors (Leonardtown Chevy Buick GMC, Marrick Homes, Quality Built Homes, The County Times, and Visit St. Mary’s) who all help to make First Fridays a wonderful community event.

North End Gallery at 41652 Fenwick St. will be open Friday from 11 am to 8 pm.

The St. Mary’s County Historical Society is the repository of a unique collection of Maryland memorabilia and museum pieces displayed on the first floor of Tudor Hall and in the Old Jail Museum at 41625 Courthouse Drive. The 18th-century Tudor Hall also serves as headquarters of the society and houses the Historical Society’s Research Center.

To learn more about the St. Mary’s Historical Society, visit its Leader member page.

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