Monday, April 24, 2017

Eatin' Oysters: Chesapeake Style on MPT

The Rotary Club of Lexington Park US Oyster Festival (St. Mary's County Fairgrounds) will be featured in Eatin' Oysters: Chesapeake Style which premieres TONIGHT, Monday, April 24th at 9:00 pm on Maryland Public Television (channel 22).
To see other shows that will air as part of Chesapeake Bay Week 2017 programming, featuring stories of watermen, crabs, conservation and nautical history, visit

Friday, April 21, 2017

Earth Day on the Square Cancelled - No Rain Date

*Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather, we have officially decided to cancel Earth Day on the Square 2017*
As a reminder, there is no rain date for Earth Day.

While we understand the disappointment of cancelling such a beloved event, we needed this rain, so hopefully we can use that as something to celebrate J

Next Sunday, April 30, is going to be the Spring Fling Car Show from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Our next Town and LBA sponsored events are:
  • Swing into Spring First Friday with the Chesapeake Swing Band and professional swing dance teachers, Friday, May 5,  from 5 – 8 p.m.
  • The Shop Leonardtown Spring Fling Shopping Event on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • The US Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble on Saturday, May 20 at 6 p.m.
  • Downtown Tunes with Latrice Carr, Saturday, May 27 from 6 – 9 p.m.
  • And mark your calendars for Beach Party on the Square, Saturday, August 5 from 4-9 p.m.

And Earth Day on the Square 2018 is scheduled for Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you all on the Square at one of these future events!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Earth Day Weather Cancellation Policy

The present forecast is calling for 60-90% chance of rain for Sunday, all day, with showers and thunderstorms. If this forecast stays the same, or gets worse, the entire event will likely be cancelled.

However, this is Southern Maryland. It would not be unusual for the weather to shift drastically in the next 48-72 hours. If it changes to no rain (fingers crossed), light rains, morning showers, scattered storms or something under 40% - or we can predict the timing of the rain a little better - there is a good chance we will still have the event.
The final decision will be made no later than 10 a.m. Sunday morning.

If the event is cancelled, we will post an announcement on the Town website, the Town of Leonardtown Facebook page, the Facebook event page and have a recording on the Town answering machine @ 301-475-9791.

Unfortunately there is no rain date.

Friday, April 07, 2017

TRAFFIC ADVISORY Run & Fun Walk for Hospice Saturday, April 8, 8:30 a.m.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY Run & Fun Walk for Hospice Saturday, April 8, 8:30 a.m. Motorists should expect delays in the area between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. The Leonardtown Square is open to traffic and parking, however Rt. 245 and Rt. 5 will be temporarily closed to allow runners and walkers to cross. A St. Mary’s County tradition for over 20 years, the Run for Hospice provides 5K Walk, 5K Run and 10K Run routes around Leonardtown. Family and pet friendly event with music, food and awards after the event at the St. Mary’s County Governmental Center. For details and registration visit