ArtFest | Open House & 40th Birthday Party! | USNA Band Concert | Postponed | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

ArtFest | Open House & 40th Birthday Party! | USNA Band Concert | Postponed

March 22nd
1:00 PM

EVENT UPDATE:  Maryland Hall has made the decision to postpone its ArtFest Open House earlier this month. Save the Date for Saturday, June 6, 2020 as ArtFest helps kick off Annapolis Arts Week. 

Sunday, March 22, 2020

FREE! Open House Activities from 1-4 pm | USNA Band Concert at 4 pm


ArtFest is a day of creativity showcasing the arts at MD Hall like no other single day, attracting over 1,000 people of all ages. At this year’s ArtFest, we have a lot to celebrate:  it's our 40th birthday! Join us for an exciting 40th Birthday Party Open House – complete with birthday cake and party décor!

This year’s FREE ArtFest, or pArtyFest, will be bigger than ever. Featuring art demonstrations, music recitals, dance performances, exhibitions, hands-on activities and children’s crafts. The party will be capped off by a concert performed by the United States Naval Academy Band!

Don’t Miss! Open House Activities | 1-4 pm:

  • Paul Reed Smith of PRS Guitars 

  • Pottery & Glass Art “Seconds Sale”

  • Food Trucks

  • Free treats including tastings at Café at Maryland Hall

  • Community Art Project

  • Digital Photo Booth: Take FREE digital photos and share with friends & family!

  • Drone Photography Demonstration

  • Ceramics, Glass, Drawing, Painting & Woodturning Demos

  • Ballet Theatre of Maryland Showcase

  • Dance Showcase & Mini Workshops for Adults

  • The Maple Academy of Irish Dance: On Stage Showcase

  • Hip Hop, Tap & Ballroom Dancing Demonstrations

  • …and more!

All activities are first-come, first-served including seating for the concert. Free and open to the public. Detailed Schedule TBA

ArtFest is an official part of the Four Rivers Heritage Area’s Maryland Day Celebration Weekend. 


Naval Academy Band Concert | 4 pm

The Naval Academy Band will perform at ArtFest. Lieutenant Commander Patrick K. Sweeten will lead the band in a varied and exciting program of music for chamber winds and concert band. Highlights include works by Aaron Copland, Paul Hindemith, and John Phillip Sousa. Musician First Class Dan Coffman will perform Concerto for Trombone and Military Band by Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov as featured soloist.  

The Naval Academy Band has been providing music for the Brigade of Midshipmen and the surrounding community since 1852. Located at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, this premier military band offers world-class ensembles which perform a variety of musical styles, ranging from classical to contemporary.

For more information about the band, including its history and performance schedule, please visit