Bring your family and friends for a special day on First Friday, August 6th, 2021! There will be one-day only specials offered at participating shops and restaurants, Open Studios & Workshops at the art studios, Opening Receptions at the galleries, and much more.

Our “official” First Friday event time has traditionally been from 5 to 8 PM but many of the businesses will be open before and even after those hours, please check with specific locations for their hours of operation.

Be sure to visit the newly opened Butterfly Trail while you are here!

Featured specials include:

  • North End Gallery – will feature their new exhibit “Edge of the Sea, Corner of the Sky” from 11 AM to 8 PM w/ an Art & Wine Night from 5-8 PM!
  • Old Jail Museum – will be hosting free tours from 10 AM to 7 PM, the Leonardtown Visitors Center is also located at the museum.
  • Shepherd’s Old Field Market will be offering a variety of shopping opportunities from over 70 different stores and services, their new ice cream shop The Salted Scoop will be open also!

Make it an overnight stay at The Inn at Leonardtown, newly renovated and located in Downtown!

Shops and restaurants will be open late for dining, desserts, and more! There will be something for everyone of all ages and interests!

Check the Leonardtown First Fridays Facebook page for details about specific events in Downtown, Midtown, and Uptown as they are announced, we look forward to seeing you!

Also be sure to check out for a comprehensive listing of shops and restaurants as there will be many more open besides those listed above.

Please contact desired locations for specific hours, COVID-19 safety guidelines, and event info. Also see the events section at the Visit St. Mary’s County website for additional info about these and other upcoming local events in the area.

A huge note of appreciation to the Town of Leonardtown, the St. Mary’s County CommissionersLeonardtown Business Association (LBA) members, the SoMar Drummers and the First Friday volunteers for their assistance with these events.

We are especially appreciative of the support from our LBA Platinum Sponsors (Cheseldine Tire & AutoLeonardtown Chevy Buick GMCMarrick HomesQuality Built HomesSt. Mary’s County Arts Council, The County Times, & Visit St. Mary’s) who all have contributed to make First Fridays a wonderful community event.

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