Leonardtown is celebrating its 9th anniversary as an Arts and Entertainment District

Leonardtown, MD— September marks the 9thth Anniversary of Leonardtown’s designation as an Arts and Entertainment District. It has the honor of being the only A&E area 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 airs and more!

Festivities begin with Art Walk 2022 on Friday, September 2n.d beginning at 5:00 PM on the first night of the A&E First Friday All Weekend Celebration. Head to local participating businesses around town to see amazing artwork by local artists and vote for your favorite, then stop for dinner in town at one of our fine restaurants before heading to Leonardtown Square to enjoy live music provided by Higher Standards Jazz Trio from 5.30pm – 7.30pm

The fun continues in LTown Alley on Park Avenue (across from Good Earth Natural Foods Store) where we’ll be celebrating Leonardtown’s newest and unusual mural titled Alice in Leonardtown from 7:30-10:00pm with balloon art. crafts and themed activities – golf with pink flamingos courtesy of Above par Golf and entertainmentWhite Rabbit character games and dress up as your favorite Lewis Carroll character and take a photo with Alice from Leonardtown (courtesy of Ron Bailey Photo Productions). After the ribbon cutting, we will be showing the beloved classic cartoon about a young girl who goes on a WONDERFUL journey (can you guess the movie?). The film will be screened against the stunning mural created by talented artists Dan Ropp and Tom Rogers, which doubles as a film screen. This event is the first of many great outdoor movie nights being planned.

Then on Saturday, September 3rdrd, the beautiful Leonardtown Wharf is the stunning location for a day of creativity and fun. The day starts with 1St An annual sidewalk art competition where local established and emerging artists are invited to use the pier sidewalks as a backdrop for their artwork. Register for FREE at [email protected] or [email protected] in one of four categories (Youth, Amateur, Family or Professional) to enter for your chance to win over $400 in cash prizes and giveaways. Participants will be able to work at their own pace, checking in anytime between 10:00am – 3:30pm – taking as much or as little time as needed to complete their piece. Judging starts at 4 p.m. and the winners will be announced at 5 p.m. 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 to 7 p.m., is a Labor Day weekend celebration featuring local favorites Robbie Boothe Band, John Zimmerman and Billy Breslin. In addition to amazing live music, attendees can enjoy wine from Port of Leonardtown Winery, beer from Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Departmentdelicious eats from Assistant Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Departmentand sweets from Frog Town Ice Cream. As noted, we will name the winners in the Sidewalk Art competition from earlier in the day during the 5pm concert (just before Robbie Boothe takes the stage).

These amazing events featured here are just a highlight of some of the signature events taking place during Leonardtown’s Arts and Entertainment Month celebration.

For more information on these and other exciting events taking place in September, and to download the A&E Monthly Route, visit: Visit LeonardtownMD.com/LeonardtownAE

. Join us in Leonardtown for Arts and Entertainment Month and discover what makes Leonardtown the most extraordinary place.

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