The state of Maryland is turning 378 next Sunday, and you have the chance to join in on a celebration for a state that doesn't look a day over 350.
Four Rivers Heritage Area, stretching from Sandy Point State Park to Rose Haven, is hosting its fifth annual Maryland Day Celebration from Friday, March 23 to Sunday, March 25.
You can find a host of special events, tours and programs in Annapolis, all for $1 or less! Here are some highlights to look forward to:
Historic Annapolis Museum (99 Main St., Annapolis, Md.) -- Visit the Annapolis Tapestries: 18th Century exhibit to learn about Heritage Tapestry from expert stitchers. You'll also have the chance to add your own stitches to an original work of art. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24; free.
Maryland State House (100 State Circle, Annapolis, Md.) -- Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the new Maryland silver display, representing all of the state's counties along with Baltimore City. View the state's art collection and speak with curators. 1 p.m.-3 p.m on Friday, March 23; free.
Wimsey Cove Framing and Art (3141 Solomons Island, Road., Edgewater, Md.) -- Take a look at some of Wimsey Cove's oldest maps and hear speakers discuss how maps were made and used in 19th century Maryland. Free reproductions of a compass rose or a cartouche are available for each visitor. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 24; free.
Reynolds Tavern (7 Church Circle, Annapolis, Md.) -- Take part in a Maryland wine tasting and meet local artist J.E. Nicklason to check out his work featuring the Chesapeake Bay. 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m on Friday, March 23.; free. Staying for dinner? Enjoy a special "Maryland Day" menu (regular prices apply).
Hogshead (43 Pinkney St., Annapolis, Md.) -- Hear tales of what it was like to be a part of the 18th-century working class in Annapolis. Guests "from the past" will discuss their lives, work, and travels to the west. Noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24; free.
You can find a full list events online, but if you're planning to celebrate in Annapolis, be sure to also check out the March Madness shopping event . You could win a shopping spree worth more than $750.