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leonardtown a&e 

Leonardtown Maryland, the only ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT in Southern Maryland, offers a rich experience in culture. Explore art galleries, see shows and attend art shares with upcoming and prominent artists, take group or one-on-one art classes, and create your own work of art in instructor-led workshops.
Sign up for the Leonardtown A&E Newsletter or check this page often for upcoming events and activities.

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Learn More About A&E in Leonardtown

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Upcoming Special Events

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Classes & Workshops

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Entertainment Venues

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Leonardtown A&E The Show

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Upcoming Events & Activities

Leonardtown offers an exciting variety of events and activities. Whether you're looking for a fun way to occupy the kids, a way to spend a creative outing with friends or a fun date-night event, you're sure to find it here in Leonardtown. Here's a highlight of wonderful events and activities that are taking place this season in Leonardtown. Join us as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Leonardtown's designation as an Arts & Entertainment District throughout the entire month of September.

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Fall Plein Air
at the Wharf

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2023 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
 

Celebrate the First Day of Autumn and capture the beauty of the Fall at the Leonardtown Warf on Friday, September 22nd. Bring your own supplies take part in a free art class with Carrie Patterson, professional artist, Professor of Art at St. Mary's College and owner of the Yellow Line Studio in Leonardtown. Enjoy live music while sampling award winning wine, tasty eats and sweet treats (this event is free and open to the public. Food, drink and ice cream are available for sale with participating businesses).

For more info and to register for the art workshop with Carrie

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Town Market LLC

Saturdays & Sundays
Various Times

Shop fresh local produce, meats, cheeses, breads, desserts and specialty items from local artists and crafters in this weekend open-air market on Saturdays starting at 9 a.m. & Sundays starting at 10 a.m.

Learn More

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Drumline Jam & Drum-off

First Friday's
Returning Spring - Fall

 

The St. Mary's County Arts Council and the SoMar Drummers partner to frequently hold Drumline Jam & Drum-off showcases during First Friday events. Follow the St. Mary's County Facebook Page for upcoming dates and times.

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Fall Plein Air
at the Wharf

Friday, October 13, 2023
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 

Celebrate the First Day of Autumn and capture the beauty of the Fall at the Leonardtown Warf on Friday, September 22nd. Bring your own supplies take part in a free art class with Carrie Patterson, professional artist, Professor of Art at St. Mary's College and owner of the Yellow Line Studio in Leonardtown. Enjoy live music while sampling award winning wine, tasty eats and sweet treats (this event is free and open to the public. Food, drink and ice cream are available for sale with participating businesses).

For more info and to register for the art workshop with Carrie

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Latin Nights in Leonardtown

New Dates for 2023
Various Times.

 

Learn popular Latin dances - Bachata, Kizomba and Salsa from talented dance instructors -Tracy Hurtt and Robin Santiago at local businesses - Antoinette's Garden, Port of Leonardtown Winery, and Leonardtown Cigars.

 Learn More

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Drum Circles

First Friday's
Returning Spring - Fall

 

The St. Mary's County Arts Council and the SoMar Drummers partner to frequently hold community drum circles during First Friday events. The community is invited to participate - no experience required. Percussion instruments are provided and you're welcome to bring your own. Follow the St. Mary's County Facebook Page for upcoming dates and times.

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Health & Wellness Classes

Many continuing from June through October
Various Times

Stay fit with a variety of outdoor, group health & wellness classes. Choose from Pilates and stroller fitness classes with SPICE Studio, SUP Classes and kids summer camps with root, SUP & Fitness, yoga with Evolve Yoga & Wellness and Zumba and Line Dancing with Zumba Fitness Around Town, and much more! Learn more about health & wellness and other events by joining the Leonardtown A&E News email list.

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Coastal Arts Market

Spring & Fall Markets
Returning Spring & Fall

 

Shop with local artists, crafters and artisans during the open-air markets at the Leonardtown Wharf - returning on April 15th. 

Learn More

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Zumba Fitness Around Town

April - October
Saturdays 9 a.m.

 

Group dance fitness classes offered around Leonardtown. Join other dance enthusiasts and enjoy classes, parties workshops and special events. Kicking off on Saturday, April 15th with a Spring Launch Party (Zumba from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. New this season, the first Saturday of every moth will be R&B Line Dancing with Renee Stephens. For more information contact Leslie at: 301-247-7012

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Kids Summer Camps

Beginning in June
Various Times

Looking for summer fun for the kids? There are plenty of kids camps to keep your little ones engaged and happy this summer. They can explore their creativity in summer art programs at The Yellow Line Studio, learn the FUNdamentals of golfing with Above Par Golf & Entertainment, and learn water safety and standup paddleboard techniques at the root, SUP & Fitness kids SUP camps at the Leonardtown Wharf.
Learn more about fun activities for kids this summer by joining the
Leonardtown A&E News email list.

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Halloween
Movie Fest

Saturday, October 21
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

 

Calling all ghosts and ghouls, ninjas and ballerinas, join us for an exciting evening of Halloween fun at the Leonardtown Wharf (State Hwy 326, Leonardtown, MD 20650) when the Town of Leonardtown presents the Leonardtown Halloween Movie Festival on Saturday, October 21st from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (move TBA). This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information call 301-475-9791

Ongoing Classes & Workshops

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Leonardtown offers a variety of ongoing classes and workshops that provide the perfect opportunity to explore your creative side while connecting with friends. View the local studios below that offer both public and private classes, workshops and events. A&E Month is the perfect time to explore your creative side.

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Board & Brush

A creative studio featuring DIY workshops where you can create and connect with friends. Choose from a variety of projects including decorative wall art,  clocks, serving trays and more.

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The Yellow Line Studio
Professional Artist and Art Professor at St. Mary's College offers original art projects, workshops and classes for kids, teens and adults.

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Wine & Design
Public and private sip and paint parties for all ages, groups and talents. 

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Entertainment Venues

There's an exciting destination around every corner of Leonardtown. Sample award-winning wine while listening to live music, enjoy specialty cocktails while watching your favorite movie with friends, or experience Viking axe throwing in a beer garden. That and more awaits you at one of our thrilling entertainment venues below.

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The Leonardtown Wharf

Various Weekends
Dates/Times Vary
 

The  picturesque waterfront park with a spectacular view is an exciting destination any day, but now you can take in an outdoor concert (the new music series, "On the Water's Edge", sponsored by Jimmy Hayden of RE/MAX 100, launched this year and now features exciting free concerts from Spring to Fall. Also new this year are outdoor plein air painting events. To learn more about upcoming events and happenings at the Wharf follow the Leonardtown Wharf Facebook page.


 

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Live music, art workshops, Salsa events and more at POL Winery

Weekends
Most First Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
 

Enjoy an eclectic mix of performers in a wide range of genres including pop, country, rock, and more. Sample award-winning wine or slushies while you listen.  POLW also frequently hosts art workshops and Salsa events (part of the Latin Nights series). Follow the Port of Leonardtown Winery Facebook page to learn about upcoming performances and special events.

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Live music and special events at
The Rex

Various Weekends
Dates/Times Vary
 

The Rex Restaurant and Bar is a popular location for live entertainment. They frequently host bands on the weekends on their open patio. In the past, they've featured a wide range of bands performing a variety of music from rock and pop to country and jazz. The Rex also frequently holds trivia and from time-to-time karaoke nights. Follow The Rex Facebook Page to learn about upcoming performances and special events.



 

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Live music, comedy, reading club and more at Antoinette's Garden

Weekends
Dates/Times Vary
 

Antoinette's frequently features live music on the weekends. Enjoy live jazz, R&B, pop, and soft rock music in the Garden while sampling wine and specialty cocktails. Antoinette's has also hosted comedy nights, book clubs and more special events. Follow the Antoinette's Garden Facebook Page to learn about upcoming performances and happenings.

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Live music and special events at
SOF Market

Various Weekends
Dates/Times Vary
 

 Shepherd's Old Field (SOF) Market is a one-of-a kind indoor marketplace featuring over 65 specialty shops and service providers. You can fill a day browsing and shopping fabulous artwork and creations from local artists and crafters. SOF often hosts live music for shoppers to enjoy while browsing. They frequently host special events and activities (some past events have included Mother-Daughter teas, fashion shows, scavenger hunts and craft activities). Follow the SOF Facebook Page to learn of upcoming events and activities.

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Live Music, Movie Screenings and more at
Social 
Coffeehouse

Various Weekends
Dates/Times Vary

 

Social Coffeehouse has from time to time hosted live acoustic music. They also regularly host movie nights and themed parties. Enjoy draft beer and specialty cocktails with your entertainment. Follow the Social Coffeehouse Facebook Page for info on upcoming special events.

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Live music and special events at
the Brudergarten

Various Weekends
Dates/Times Vary
 

 The Brudergarten indoor/outdoor beer garden is a popular bar/entertainment venue inside Shepherd's Old Field Market that frequently hosts live music and unique special events like Viking Axe Throwing, Bruderfest (Bru's version of Octoberfest complete with Weiner Dog Races, Stein Lifting Contests and more), and much more. Enjoy local craft beer, specialty drinks and tasty eats while playing games and soaking up the high energy and cool vibes. Join the Brudergarten Facebook Page to learn about upcoming events and happenings,

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Arts & Entertainment the Show

Now Leonardtown Arts & Entertainment is a virtual show. Meet local artists, see art demonstrations and behind-the-scene looks at exciting A&E events in Town in the virtual show: Leonardtown A&E!

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BETHANY YEH

PREMIERES: MAY 30, 2023

In this episode of Leonardtown A&E Artist Spotlight, we meet local singer/songwriter and musician Bethany Yeh. Bethany has performed the National Anthem for many of Leonardtown's special events over the years including Veterans Day, Christmas on the Square, the Leonardtown Earth Day Celebration and more. She has also performed as "Alice" for the Alice in Leonardtown event in celebration of the beautiful mural created in LTown Alley by artists Tom Rogers and Dan Ropp, which is loosely based on Lewis Carroll's beloved book and the subsequent Disney movie, Alice in Wonderland. Bethany will be the first featured artist in LTown Alley during Leonardtown's Grillin' & Chillin' first Friday on June 2nd from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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ERIC JACKSON

PREMIERED: JULY 16, 2021

On the series premiere, we'll introduce you to Eric Jackson, the talented local artist who created the beautiful butterfly banners and flags that mark the newest addition to Leonardtown - the Leonardtown Butterfly Trail. Learn about Eric and the inspiration behind his beautiful works of art that are on display along the Trail and see highlights from the Butterfly Trail ribbon cutting ceremony, held on Sunday, July 11th, on the premiere of Leonardtown A&E Artist Spotlight!

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ROBERT H. MCNEILL

PREMIERES: FEBRUARY 15, 2023

The Leonardtown Arts & Entertainment District is proud to present a special edition of the Leonardtown A&E Artist Spotlight series featuring the life and work of renowned American Photographer, Robert H. McNeill, in honor of Black History Month.

Join us for the premiere of this exciting, two-part series today at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 here:

 

Part 1 / Part 2


 

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MARIBETH BOEKE GANZELL

PREMIERES: AUGUST 31, 2021

Maribeth Boeke Ganzell. Maribeth is a local Batik artist who was recently featured in the North End Gallery Artist Invitational. In the last episode we met artist Eric Jackson who created the beautiful butterfly banners for the Leonardtown Butterfly Trail using batik artistry. In this episode, Maribeth helps share the origins of batik and gives a demonstration of her latest work of art.

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LATRICE CARR AT IL PICCOLO MORSO

PREMIERED: OCTOBER 6, 2021

In this Feature Presentation, popular Southern Maryland Singer/Songwriter, Latrice Carr, performs at Il Piccolo Morso, an elegant new Italian Restaurant and entertainment venue located on Washington Street near Leonardtown Square. Accompanied by jazz guitarist, Alex Bizzro, Latrice entertains the crowd with sophisticated stylings of popular R&B, Rock, Country and more in this intimate performance. This video also provides a behind-the-scenes look at Il Piccolo Morso and features expert guidance on wine selection from the Port of Leonardtown Winery.

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PHILLIP MICHAEL PARSONS AT OLD TOWNE PUB

PREMIERED: FEBRUARY 14, 2021

In the premiere of Leonardtown Arts & Entertainment the Show, local Country Singer/Songwriter/Musician, Phillip Michael Parsons gives an exciting, up-close and personal acoustic performance at the Old Towne Pub. Learn more about Phillip and his music and get behind-the scene look at one of Leonardtown's most popular restaurants and entertainment venues.

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