The Chesapeake Swingband, along with a special appearance by a Leonardtown Dance Flash Mob, brought the audience to their feet on a beautiful First Friday evening in Leonardtown’s Arts & Entertainment District. People of all ages gathered to the tunes of a golden era as they jitterbugged, waltzed, and swayed on Washington Street. Local multi-media artist Taryn Brown led an electric show of dazzling choreography combined with high energy moves as the Flash Mob, sponsored by St. Mary’s County Arts Council, made an exciting debut at The Square. The SoMar Drummers concluded the evening with a jam session of percussion and rhythm underneath the stars and moonlight.

From 5 to 8 pm, local art galleries held Opening Receptions for their new shows, art studios hosted workshops and special events, authors and poets were featured, and shops and restaurants throughout town offered one-night only specials. A much anticipated Open House was held at one of Downtown Leonardtown’s newest businesses – Escape Rooms Southern Maryland, where visitor received a sneak peek of the “Rest Easy Motel” and “Cat Burglar” rooms. Join us on June 1st for our “Where’s Crabby?” Scavenger Hunt with great prizes and the continuation of the First Friday Music Series featuring C. Bass & the Rockfish, followed by the SoMar Drummers.

A special note of appreciation to our Platinum Level Sponsors (Marrick Homes, Quality Built Homes, Winegardner Motor Company) whose generous support makes these community activities possible. Also a big thank you to the volunteers who work hard to plan and produce these events. We look forward to seeing everyone back on June 1st!

*** Be sure to check the “Leonardtown First Fridays” Facebook page for details and to see MANY MORE photos from our May 4th event!