Photo Credit: Victoria Pictures/ Josh Riley Music FB

Throughout Downtown (and beyond!) art studios, shops, and restaurants will be open from 5-8 PM with several galleries hosting Opening Receptions for their new shows. Merchants will be open late and offering one-evening only pronotions, many providing discounts and specials for First Responders. A fundraising event will be hosted by Escape Rooms of Southern Maryland in support of the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Auxillary. Leonardtown Square will feature a variety of emergency service vehicles such as fire engines, police cars, ambulances, and more. Meet your local First Responder team members, learn about their important services, and find out how to be a part of their teams if you so desire! Several auxillary groups will be present as well hosting raffles, collecting monetary donations for these causes, and providing important safety information.

Local favorite Josh Riley and Band will be playing a free concert at The Square, delivering a special twist of the blues genre as part of this  First Friday event in partnership with the Leonardtown Summer Music Festival! As always this is a family-friendly community event (pets on leashes are welcome too). Fabulous prizes and raffles will be offered, don’t miss out on the fun!

Click here to pre-order a Picnic To Go for a delicious meal from one of many local restaurants offering a variety of fare and/or sign up your child(ren) for a fun interactive art project while parents enjoy an evening out through the Drop ‘N Dine program.

“Extended” First Friday hours will include the return of the SoMar Drummers and the audience participation Drum Circle at St. Mary’s County Arts Council, 22660 Washington St from 8-9 PM. Open to all skill levels and ages, percussion instruments will be available for use or bring your own. From 5:30 to 6:30 PM at the same location local author Naomi Hurley will be the featured Art Share Series speaker.

Check the Leonardtown First Fridays Facebook page for details about specific specials and offers as there are WAY too many to list here. (Please note that any same-day changes to outdoor scheduled activities due to weather conditions will be posted on the Facebook page also.) Make Leonardtown your “Special Place To Be” every First Friday!

A huge thank you to our sponsors of ALL levels, especially St. Mary’s County Tourism and our Platinum Sponsors: Leonardtown Chevy Buick GMC, Marrick Homes, and Quality Built Homes, click here for full list of our supporters. We very much appreciate all of the help from the volunteer First Friday Committee and assistance from the Leonardtown Business Association and Town of Leonardtown.

For volunteer opportunities in a variety of needs visit here. New sponsors at individual and business levels are also very much appreciated, details located through this link.

For First Responder organizations interested in a guest space at Leonardtown Square please email Jen Stotler at: membership@thelba.org