Friday, April 28, 2017

Car Show Parking and Road Closures

Parking and Road Closures for the 32nd Annual Spring Fling Car Show
This Sunday, April 30, 2017, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This annual event brings in over 350 participants and 3,000 spectators!
Please note the Square will be closed off from 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for set up and tear down of the event.
Parking for Leonardtown Church of the Nazarene and Fenwick Street businesses is available via the entrance to the Front Porch.
Spectator parking is available on Courthouse Drive and Park Avenue, as well as in the lot across from Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home and the Firehouse Carnival lot on Lawrence Avenue.

June Events in Leonardtown - Plan Ahead!

June Events
Come out and Play!
Friday, June 2 - Where's Crabby - First Friday June 2017
Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, June 3 - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Metro DC Chapter Great Strides Walk
10 a.m. Registration, 11 a.m. Walk, Leonardtown Wharf
Saturday, June 3, 12 noon - 10 p.m.
and Sunday, June 4, 12 noon - 7 p.m.
Olde Town Pub Outdoor Summer Concert Weekend
NEW EVENT! Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m.
Paddle for First Responders Kayak Race and Fun Paddle
Friday, June 16, 6 p.m. 
Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra and Choir Concert at the Wharf
Saturday, June 17June Sunrise Yoga at the Wharf - 7:30 a.m.Coastal Arts Market - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Saturday, June 24, 6 - 9 p.m.
Downtown Tunes with Wesley Spangler

May Events in Leonardtown

May Events in Leonardtown
Movin' and Groovin'

*** Friday, May 5, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m
Swing Into Spring - First Friday May 2017
Chesapeake Swingband starts off the month, joined by professional dance instructors Dean and Cori teaching a lesson from 5:15 to 6 p.m. and CSM instructor Henry "Alan" Brown and friends at 6 p.m. If you've ever wanted to learn how to swing dance, this is your opportunity! We'll be dancing in the streets!
For details and specials go to Leonardtown First Fridays on Facebook, or
*** Want more out of your First Friday?Learn about drumming, drum circles, recycled percussion and body percussion with the SoMar Drummers, 8- 10 p.m. at the Leonardtown Wharf Gazebo.
*** Friday, May 12, 6:00 p.m.Leonardtown Jazz Band Spring Concert at the Wharf
Rain date, if needed, Friday, May 19 at 6 p.m.
Bring lawn chairs and blankets and relax by the waterfront while enjoying classic tunes and modern hits covered by a talented group of young musicians.
*** Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Coastal Arts Market at the Leonardtown Wharf
For details visit
*** Saturday, May 20, 6 - 7 p.m.US Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble
Back by popular demand! Celebrate Armed Forces Day with our friends from the United States Navy Band Commodores. Soulful ballads, toe-tappin' tunes, romantic memories and jumpin' jive - Dancing encouraged!
*** Saturday, May 27, 8 a.m.Leonard's Grant 5K Run to support LVFD

*** Saturday, May 27, 6 - 9 p.m.
Downtown Tunes Season Opener with Latrice Carr Music Group!
Rain date, if needed, Sunday, May 28 at 6 p.m.
The best mix of modern pop, party music, classic rock and mega hits. You can bring chairs or get up and dance with Miss Latrice all night long!

Lawns Maintenance Contract - Notice to Bidders

Asphalt Paving - Notice to Bidders

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